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Idaho tea party activist/GOP leader arrested for assault with a deadly weapon

Posted by on Aug. 22, 2009 at 12:24 AM
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BOISE, Idaho --

An Idaho Republican Party leader who helped oust the state GOP
chairman in 2008 faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon after an altercation escalated while he photographed a home
with a delinquent mortgage.

Challis McAffee, 33, the GOP chairman from the Boise suburb of Garden
City and one of 231 voting members of the Idaho Republican Central
Committee, was in Ada County jail after being accused of pointing a
gun at the homeowner.

McAffee works for a contractor hired by Wells Fargo & Co. to document
the condition of homes where mortgages are past due or in foreclosure.
A Wells Fargo spokesman condemned McAffee's behavior, calling it
"horrific and absolutely inexcusable."

McAffee, a backer of libertarian-leaning former GOP presidential
candidate Ron Paul and an activist in this year's anti-big-government
"Tea Party" protests, helped organize Paul backers who aligned at last
June's Idaho State Republican Convention in Sandpoint with other foes
of then-state GOP Chairman Kirk Sullivan. Sullivan was voted from
office in favor of Norm Semanko.

According to police in the Boise suburb of Meridian, resident Robert
Lutes called officers just before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to report McAffee
had pointed a .357 Magnum handgun at him during a verbal
confrontation.

McAffee acknowledged he pointed the gun at Lutes, according to the
police account.

From The Associated Press, 8/20/09


by on Aug. 22, 2009 at 12:24 AM
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Raintree
by Ruby Member on Aug. 22, 2009 at 12:28 AM

I'm hardly surprised.

The liberal person shall be enriched, and he who waters shall himself be watered. Proverbs 11:25

stormcris
by Christy on Aug. 22, 2009 at 12:35 AM

So what is the other side of the story?

Goodwoman614
by Satan on Aug. 22, 2009 at 12:38 AM


Quoting stormcris:

So what is the other side of the story?

Which side?  The side where this dumbass gets his permit revoked and pays a huge fine?  You mean that side?  Dumbass didn't like how the argument was going, and so pulled a gun.  He admitted it. 

I call small pecker, and even smaller brain.



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stormcris
by Christy on Aug. 22, 2009 at 12:41 AM

He admitted to pulling a gun in what you posted, but it does not say what caused him to pull the gun that would be the other side I was wondering about.

Quoting Goodwoman614:


Quoting stormcris:

So what is the other side of the story?

Which side?  The side where this dumbass gets his permit revoked and pays a huge fine?  You mean that side?  Dumbass didn't like how the argument was going, and so pulled a gun.  He admitted it. 

I call small pecker, and even smaller brain.




tericared
by on Aug. 22, 2009 at 12:51 AM


Quoting stormcris:

He admitted to pulling a gun in what you posted, but it does not say what caused him to pull the gun that would be the other side I was wondering about.

Quoting Goodwoman614:


Quoting stormcris:

So what is the other side of the story?

Which side?  The side where this dumbass gets his permit revoked and pays a huge fine?  You mean that side?  Dumbass didn't like how the argument was going, and so pulled a gun.  He admitted it. 

I call small pecker, and even smaller brain.





According to police in the Boise suburb of Meridian, resident Robert
Lutes called officers just before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to report McAffee
had pointed a .357 Magnum handgun at him during a verbal
confrontation.

stormcris
by Christy on Aug. 22, 2009 at 1:00 AM

Its ok I finally found what is allegedly his side of the story, I'll watch how this plays out and see what comes of it:

Lutes confronted McAffee, becoming increasingly hostile. When Lutes struck McAffee's Ford Escort with his hand, McAffee brandished the weapon to de-escalate the conflict.

Quoting tericared:


Quoting stormcris:

He admitted to pulling a gun in what you posted, but it does not say what caused him to pull the gun that would be the other side I was wondering about.

Quoting Goodwoman614:


Quoting stormcris:

So what is the other side of the story?

Which side?  The side where this dumbass gets his permit revoked and pays a huge fine?  You mean that side?  Dumbass didn't like how the argument was going, and so pulled a gun.  He admitted it. 

I call small pecker, and even smaller brain.





According to police in the Boise suburb of Meridian, resident Robert
Lutes called officers just before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to report McAffee
had pointed a .357 Magnum handgun at him during a verbal
confrontation.


tericared
by on Aug. 22, 2009 at 1:06 AM

 Apparently, we can't use a gun in our own protection," Schewmaker told the AP. "You can have it to look pretty. But if somebody is attempting to attack you, you can't pull it out of the holster. That's what I'm gathering from this."

After a call from the AP, Wells Fargo said it would investigate the incident.

"Mr. McAffee's behavior is horrific and absolutely inexcusable," said Jason Menke, a spokesman for the bank. "Our policy is to ensure that our customers, including those in financial distress, are always treated respectfully and with dignity. We have already begun to look into this with our contractor to make sure they are reinforcing these policies."

http://www.theolympian.com/northwest/story/945791-p2.html

I was always taught you never pull your weapon unless you plan to use it,,,this guy's life was not in danger...

Godgaveme4
by Platinum Member on Aug. 22, 2009 at 2:10 AM

Thanks for posting this.  I had a feeling there was more to the story that the article had left out.

Quoting stormcris:

Its ok I finally found what is allegedly his side of the story, I'll watch how this plays out and see what comes of it:

Lutes confronted McAffee, becoming increasingly hostile. When Lutes struck McAffee's Ford Escort with his hand, McAffee brandished the weapon to de-escalate the conflict.

Quoting tericared:


Quoting stormcris:

He admitted to pulling a gun in what you posted, but it does not say what caused him to pull the gun that would be the other side I was wondering about.

Quoting Goodwoman614:


Quoting stormcris:

So what is the other side of the story?

Which side?  The side where this dumbass gets his permit revoked and pays a huge fine?  You mean that side?  Dumbass didn't like how the argument was going, and so pulled a gun.  He admitted it. 

I call small pecker, and even smaller brain.





According to police in the Boise suburb of Meridian, resident Robert
Lutes called officers just before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to report McAffee
had pointed a .357 Magnum handgun at him during a verbal
confrontation.



trippyhippy
by Gold Member on Aug. 22, 2009 at 12:12 PM

So you ladies think it's ok to pull a gun on someone if they slap their hand on your car?  LOL

Quoting Godgaveme4:

Thanks for posting this.  I had a feeling there was more to the story that the article had left out.

Quoting stormcris:

Its ok I finally found what is allegedly his side of the story, I'll watch how this plays out and see what comes of it:

Lutes confronted McAffee, becoming increasingly hostile. When Lutes struck McAffee's Ford Escort with his hand, McAffee brandished the weapon to de-escalate the conflict.

Quoting tericared:


Quoting stormcris:

He admitted to pulling a gun in what you posted, but it does not say what caused him to pull the gun that would be the other side I was wondering about.

Quoting Goodwoman614:


Quoting stormcris:

So what is the other side of the story?

Which side?  The side where this dumbass gets his permit revoked and pays a huge fine?  You mean that side?  Dumbass didn't like how the argument was going, and so pulled a gun.  He admitted it. 

I call small pecker, and even smaller brain.





According to police in the Boise suburb of Meridian, resident Robert
Lutes called officers just before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to report McAffee
had pointed a .357 Magnum handgun at him during a verbal
confrontation.


 



 

trippyhippy
by Gold Member on Aug. 22, 2009 at 12:16 PM

That's a new one.  Pulling a gun to de-escalate a conflict.  LOL   I thought guns are usually used to do the exact opposite.  Sounds like someone was afraid to fight like a real man and decided to act like a punk and pull a gun.  What ever happened to good old fist fights?

Quoting stormcris:

Its ok I finally found what is allegedly his side of the story, I'll watch how this plays out and see what comes of it:

Lutes confronted McAffee, becoming increasingly hostile. When Lutes struck McAffee's Ford Escort with his hand, McAffee brandished the weapon to de-escalate the conflict.

Quoting tericared:


Quoting stormcris:

He admitted to pulling a gun in what you posted, but it does not say what caused him to pull the gun that would be the other side I was wondering about.

Quoting Goodwoman614:


Quoting stormcris:

So what is the other side of the story?

Which side?  The side where this dumbass gets his permit revoked and pays a huge fine?  You mean that side?  Dumbass didn't like how the argument was going, and so pulled a gun.  He admitted it. 

I call small pecker, and even smaller brain.





According to police in the Boise suburb of Meridian, resident Robert
Lutes called officers just before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to report McAffee
had pointed a .357 Magnum handgun at him during a verbal
confrontation.




 

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