Anti-gun, AK-47-waving legislator was denied law license in Australia after Virginia license was revoked

Virginia Democratic Delegate Joseph Morrissey, who brandished an AK-47 during an anti-gun speech before the state legislature on Jan. 17, was denied a license to practice law by an Australian state supreme court in 2006, five years after a U.S. federal court disbarred him and three years after the Virginia Bar Association revoked his law license.

The New South Wales Bar Association included an article about Morrissey in its 2006 annual report. “The court found Mr Morrissey is not a fit and proper person to be admitted as a legal practitioner,” the article noted, “and that his character is marked by wilful disobedience of court orders and rules, episodes of violence and a failure to make appropriate disclosure and a lack of candour when dealing with colleagues.”