Republican House Representative of Northwood, Kyle Tasker, otherwise known as “Two Gun Tasker” has found himself on the receiving end of the law rather than the making end.
According to a story in the Union Leader, Tasker was arrested in an internet sting arranged based on reports of him harassing a young girl online. Police did the typical perv-lure of pretending to be a child, in this case a 14 year old girl, interested in meeting up with him for sex. Tasker fell for the bait and instead of finding the hoped for target of his perversion he found himself in the hands of the law.
In addition, following his arrest, officials searched Tasker’s house and found a large quantity of illegal drugs including marijuana, mushrooms and the narcotic addiction control drug, Sedoxone and an arsenal of weaponry. Tasker, true to form, also had a loaded weapon on his person when arrested.
Of course Tasker’s colorful career as part of the Republican libertarian Bill O’Brien Gang of Fools is over. House Speaker Jasper had immediately called for his resignation and finally Jennifer Horn has come out to condemn him as well.
Tasker gained his nickname “Two Gun” after he dropped a loaded handgun from his body holster onto the floor of the house during session. He mentioned later that he not only carries one gun on his person at all times, but two. Just in case.
Tasker also gained national notoriety for his comments on Twitter during a protracted debate that lasted days on the house floor over a Domestic Violence funding bill that house Republicans were holding up on political grounds.
Since birds of a feather flock together, Tasker also found friendship among many among the libertarian far-crank branch known as Free Keene. Most have lobbied hard for the legalization of marijuana and Tasker was noted to be joining them once in a committee hearing on the issue, trying his best to make a cutting edge point by using an electronic hookah to imitate smoking pot during the hearing.
Free Keeners characterized him as a hero for his supposed act of civil disobedience on behalf of faithful tokers everywhere. But its worth wondering if the Free Keeners see him as a hero of civil disobedience now, even though Free Keene’s cult leader, Ian Freeman has said often that he believes consent laws should be lifted and sex with minors legal.
Also, just a last interesting note. Tasker somehow got himself placed on the Committee on Children and Family Law this year where he was serving when he got arrested while attempting to meet a child for sex and Tasker was serving on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee when he dropped the loaded gun on the house floor!
h/t to susanthe bruce who also notes: “In the UL comment section, Rep. Felonious Max Abramson, (R-FreeState) is castigating the police for setting up a sting. Apparently poor young Kyle was POWERLESS in this situation. The police forced him to try to solicit sex with a child. He had no choice.”