Back in January, when Bill Schmalfeldt tweeted to some of us that he was going after our kids, my 25 year old son William did a guest post suggesting to the Cabin Boy that he would be a more appropriate target for Schmalfeldt to take on rather than some of the toddlers or even teenagers among our kids. William included a picture of himself so that Schmalfeldt would know who to come after.
Schmalfeldt insists that the picture constitutes a threat because it shows William cleaning a pistol. He keeps saying how he’s going to use it in court. Actually, he’s already tried. His lawyer showed the picture to me for identification while cross examining me during the 28 February peace order hearing. When I said, “That’s a picture of my son cleaning his .45,” he asked me if thought it was threatening. When answered, No,” he dropped that line of questioning without introducing the picture into evidence.
As you can see, the pistol is disassembled. I’ve labeled the major components. A field stripped pistol isn’t much of a threat.
One would think that, given his service as a Medical Corpsman with the Marines, Bill Schmalfeldt would have see enough filed stripped pistols to recognize a picture of one.
OTOH, given the unsafe gun handling he demonstrates in this picture, he may not have learned much from the Marines after all.One more thing … Someone’s gonna ask, so I’ll answer this now. It’s not a Model 1911. It’s a CZ97.