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Why are "anti-violence" activists so violent? Could their anti-violence crusade simply mask their own violent tendencies and lack of impulse control?  Either way, cops want to put the cuffs on a gun control preacher in St. Louis who also volunteers as a St. Louis Metro Police Department chaplain.

Prosecutors say Pastor Ronald M. Fraction took a shot at a car as it drove away from a gas station back in February. Prosecutors issued a warrant for his arrest on March 1, in part because the whole incident appears on the business' video surveillance footage.

The hypocrisy of this so-called pastor runs deep and wide. Pastor Fraction campaigned vigorously for mandatory minimum prison sentences for those convicted of shooting into a car with a child passenger. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, in a story about a six-year-old who took a stray gang bullet in the head last year while riding in a car to football practice, wrote this:

The family’s pastor, R.M. Fraction of Mount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, said he has met with prosecutors to push for mandatory minimum sentences for anyone convicted of shooting into a car when a child is a passenger. Fraction, a chaplain with the St. Louis Police Department, preaches often about gun violence.

“It takes all of us, our eyes and ears, and not to be afraid to talk because it could be at your door next,” Fraction said at a recent prayer service honoring Markel and his family.

The preacher better hope no minors occupied the car he (allegedly) fired upon in the February incident at a gas station.

Pastor Fraction. Life’s been… prosperous for him.

At the same time, Fraction's preaching of gun control for the little people doesn't apply to him.

Here's is FOX2 St. Louis' story:

A felony at large warrant has been issued for the arrest of a St. Louis pastor known for supporting families impacted by gun violence.

Pastor Ronald M. Fraction, 63, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and shooting into a motor vehicle, a Class E felony.

According to the probable cause statement, on February 9, police were called to the Gulf Gas Station on the 5700 block of Natural Bridge. Witnesses told police at least one shot was fired at a vehicle.

Police said surveillance video showed Fraction shooting a gun at a vehicle as it was driving away from him. No word on what led up to the shooting, if the vehicle was struck, or if police have identified the other vehicle or the driver.

Interestingly, while the warrant was issued on March 1st, as of March 9th, a Google search does not show any reports of the clergyman's arrest. So we appear to have a man of the cloth on the lam. Not only that, but Fraction also claims he once worked as a cop.

If he's not careful, he might end up being the prison chaplain before this has concluded.