Meet Jeff Mattox--NRA member, GOPer, Tea Partier:
A South Carolina Republican county co-chair is embroiled in a controversy over "liking" a Facebook article that advocated shooting law enforcement officers.
Jeff Mattox, who is also a tea party activist with the Kershaw County Patriots, gave digital plaudits to an article entitled "When Should You Shoot A Cop" posted on the Patriot's Facebook page.
"That’s what it means to have an unalienable right. If you have the unalienable right to speak your mind (a la the First Amendment), then you have the right to KILL “government” agents who try to shut you up. If you have the unalienable right to be armed, then you have the right to KILL ”government” agents who try to disarm you," argued a poster at copblock.org
As one commenter put it:
Golly, if I were a deputy sherriff down in them parts I might just have to pull Mr. Mattox over and make sure he isn't smuggling drugs or weapons into the county. I'd probably have to stick my 8 D cell Maglite into all of his cavities for a considerable distance to ensure that there wasn't any contraband or anything illegal in there. If he did happen to resist I am sure that the fellas down at HQ would probably like to have a look see too.
Update: Since Jonathan Sullivan (linoge) spends a lot of time here when he's not 'boycotting' us--it should be noted Jon is a Tea Partier, as well.