Panepinto gets berated by activist at SCOPE meeting

SCOPE member and gun rights activist Nick Orticelli had tough words for Senator Marc Panenpinto, who is trying to manage quite a pivot to cast himself as a supporter of the second amendment. At a recent SCOPE meeting, Panepinto presented himself as a liberal “on economic issues” while in the process bashed Democrat presidential frontrunner Bernie Sanders as “a pro-gun socialist.”

“Bullshit — you didn’t have any support for the second amendment,” Orticelli said. “Yeah right, and now you’re acting like you’re this conservative Democrat!  You’re one of the most liberal senators out there.”

Orticelli then threatens to “never give SCOPE another dollar” if the group endorses Panepinto before referring to Panepinto as “a dog.” The scene foreshadows a difficult reelection effort for the freshman State Senator who has come under fire for unethical behavior in office and two instances of election fraud prior to his term.

Former Senator Al Coppola is expected to challenge Panepinto in next year’s Democratic primary. Coppola is a longtime and well respected supporter of second amendment rights. Kevin Stocker is expected to seek the Republican endorsement and is also a firm supporter of second amendment rights.


  1. Thank you Mr Orticelli! “inviting this man to s SCOPE meeting is like inviting Margaret Sanger to a pro-life rally. Just “why” was this man invited and by “who” is what I want to know. That they would threaten to remove you and pander to this man astounds me, and gives me pause as to the validity of this group. I may have to join you in tearing up my membership card.

  2. Orticelli may call Marc Panepinto a dog, heck, every dog has his day, LOL and Marc sure did have his day last year; and the whining Orticelli, to me, seems more like what goes into the pooper scooper from the dog – or at least he politics is doggie doo-do!


    These gun nuts are all the same: the usual angry white men, usually obese and hating anything and everything that threatens their pampered existence, and that does not even include their beloved guns. Always big-mouthed buffoonery and malarkey from these “me, me, me, me” attitude jerks. Or is it a “me, I and myself” mentality? YUP!

    Orticeelli is an absolute clown, plain and simple; please, sir, go away. Far, far away – oh and take your mountain of guns with you!

    Either a re-elected Panepinto or Al Coppola back in the state senate any day of the week!!!

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