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  •  Blackburn, Again with the Hammers (2+ / 0-)
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    Tea Party Rep: Gun Regulation Won’t Work Because Hammers And Hatchets Exist

    On Sunday, Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) denounced the recent push for anti-gun violence measures, blaming hatchets, hammers, video games, and “psychotropic drugs” for the nation’s homicide rate. Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Blackburn claimed that the conversation after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre should focus on mental health instead of guns, because disturbed individuals could use “a hammer, a hatchet, a car”:

       BLACKBURN: We need to do a couple of things. Number one is to drill down on the mental health issue. Number two is to look at the psychiatric and psychotropic drugs, because that is many times linked to the individuals who carry out these crimes. They are also wanting to make certain that we begin to get in behind these video games. [...] The problem is it could be a hammer, a hatchet, a car.
    Anyone sufficiently training in hand to hand can disarm a hammer / hatchet wielding opponent .   Mjölnir not applicable to this discussion.

    The Conga Line of Crazy continues.

    As the Elites Come Together to Rise Above to Find a Third Way to do Rude things to the 99%

    by JML9999 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 03:32:26 PM PST

    •  And the crazy continues (2+ / 0-)
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      JML9999, slothlax

      The latest I heard from my window in wing-nut-land is that Dems want to ban and regulate knives, because they can be used to kill people, too.

      That's it.  Take a crazy idea that no one has suggested.  Say it's crazy.  Therefore, the rational, reasonable ideas that people actually do advocate are crazy, too.

      And ignore the fact that the only crazy in the area is you . . .

      In Washington, whenever anyone does something wrong, everyone else gets punished.

      by Noziglia on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 03:41:09 PM PST

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