(I love this: Patrick Hope is essentially pledging that if he’s elected to Congress, he’ll work to put Ken Cuccinelli’s bizarre “gun rights” firm out of business. P.S. Video added by me. – promoted by lowkell)
Calls for new federal law to ban this type of legal offering
Patrick Hope issued the following statement today, after his interview in yesterday’s segment on NBC News in Richmond regarding Ken Cuccinelli’s new law firm:
“I was absolutely appalled to see the news that former VA Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli founded a new law firm to specialize in defending people who commit crimes with guns. His website even highlighted George Zimmerman as the kind of defendant they could help and then removed the reference after it received attention. The firm is soliciting payments of around $10 a month as a retainer for free legal services should their client commit a crime with a gun.
At a minimum, this type of behavior is unethical for an attorney to be paid in anticipation of a crime- especially one with guns. I believe we can outlaw this in the U.S. Congress by passing a bill that would prohibit such arrangements in criminal cases.
Tony Soprano might appreciate this type of legal offering, but we need to outlaw this type of solicitation before it encourages more people like George Zimmerman to commit a crime with a gun.”
Patrick’s interview on NBC News in Richmond can be found here: http://blogs.nbc12.com/decisio…