While people are laughing hysterically about the Wenatchee, Wash., felon who is in big trouble with the law after shooting himself in the genitals last month, the case should be embarrassing for Evergreen State anti-gunners whose legislative schemes and initiative sales jobs have only resulted in impairments against honest citizens.
Cameron Jeffrey Wilson, a 13-time convicted felon at age 27, is now facing charges ranging from drug offenses to witness tampering. He is also a walking—albeit uncomfortably—testament to the failure of gun control laws.
Wilson reportedly had a pistol in his pocket back on April 5—a violation of state and federal laws—when it discharged, launching a bullet right through his family jewels and into his thigh. That was just the beginning of his problems.
The recidivist felon, according to the Wenatchee World, didn’t go straight to the hospital. Instead, he told his girlfriend to drive to the city’s Lincoln Park, where he gave the gun to a friend, a violation of Initiative 594’s background check requirement. How Wilson originally got that gun hasn’t been revealed, but it’s a certainty he didn’t purchase it at one of the city’s gun stores, and if he bought it at a gun show, it would have been an illegal transaction.
At the hospital, his treatment revealed more than the Emergency Room staff anticipated. While he was being treated, a balloon filled with marijuana fell out of his anus, reports say. That probably doesn’t fall under the definition of recreational marijuana use.
When Chelan County sheriff’s detectives arrived at the hospital, they searched his car and found a bag of meth in his blood-soaked jeans, a violation of various drug laws. Lawmen didn’t arrest Wilson on the spot, but did obtain an arrest warrant, and he was charged April 16. Wilson surrendered two days later.
The suspect wasn’t finished with foolishness. At the jail, when he was strip searched, another balloon of pot popped out of his backside, published reports say. That’s a violation of laws against having a controlled substance in a correctional facility, newspapers said.
But the string of stupid behavior appears to have continued. Wilson allegedly made several calls from the jail to his girlfriend, encouraging her to be uncooperative with investigators. That’s called witness tampering, and it’s another crime.
On June 18, he’s scheduled for trial on charges of second-degree felon in possession of a firearm and possession of meth, along with the charge of having a controlled substance in the jail.
On July 9, he’s scheduled for trial on the witness tampering charge.
Over the past five years, law-abiding Evergreen State gun owners have been essentially treated like criminals for merely wishing to exercise a constitutionally enumerated fundamental right. Meanwhile, real criminals like Wilson evidently haven’t been prevented, as the gun prohibition lobby has repeatedly intimated while pushing their anti-rights agenda, from getting guns.
Their most recent foray into eroding the Second Amendment hit a speed bump earlier this week when a U.S. District Court judge in Tacoma denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Initiative 1639, a measure that many believe should never have been allowed on the ballot. Plaintiffs in the case include the Second Amendment Foundation, National Rifle Association, two firearms retailers and four young adults whose rights were stripped by public vote—not for any crime they didn’t commit, but because of a crime someone else committed—so they cannot purchase any kind of semiautomatic rifle until they are 21 years of age.
The case may now proceed.
Wilson’s misadventures are getting huge laughs all over the country. But behind the laughter are plenty of reasons to frown over laws that only penalize the law-abiding, while lawbreakers ignore them, at least until they shoot themselves in their privates.