It was bound to be said. For at least one rEpublican politician, Iowa State Senator Joni Ernst, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, the UCSB shooting was an accident. A strong 2nd Amendment supporter (here! here!) endorsed by the NRA she made a couple very concerning comments during a televised primary debate.
|Via TPM... "Mrs. Ernst, a viewer wrote us saying in light of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, the shootings at the Aurora CO theater, and most recently at the UC Santa Barbara campus, we have a Joni Ernst in the television ad that is running continuously on all local television stations that contains violent imagery pointing a gun directly at the viewer and vowing to quote shoot them down and hateful language directed toward their opponents. Is this really what politics has become in this country?" the moderator said. "Mrs. Ernst, what do you say to this viewer?"|
"Yes, I would say to this viewer that what happened in that shooting and that stabbing is an absolute tragedy", Ernst said. "However, I remain firm in my commitment to the Second Amendment. I have been endorsed by the NRA in this race, and again, just because of a horrible, horrible tragedy, I don't believe we should be infringing upon people's Second Amendment rights".
The moderator then asked Ernst if she would change the ad or its timing in light of the UCSB shooting.
"I would not - no. This unfortunate accident happened after the ad, but it does highlight that I want to get rid of, repeal, and replace Bruce Braley's Obamacare", Ernst replied, referring to a Democratic Senate candidate. "And it also shows that I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. That is a fundamental right". (Link)
A tragic accident or an intentional act of violence and murder(s)? You decide.
But if you decide that this wasn't an accident, you're wrong. Let me explain... The senator wasn't talking about the killings, as they were definitely no accident. The senator was talking about the timing of killings, taking place right before the senator's ad aired. THAT was the accident.
Lying Lester agrees, and says that it is apparent that the NRA is peddling their fear to the people (hurray!), and influencing legislators like Ernst (hurray! again!), and, as a result, there will be no possibility of arriving at a irresponsible and unreasonable solution to a very real problem (thank the ghost of Ayn Rand!). Because NOTHING trumps the 2nd and in the eyes of the unthinking there is no need for a national discussion about the real problem, which isn't guns.
It's mentally ill pEople getting their hands on guns when they shouldn't be able to... because they have been institutionalized. Lying Lester says LOCK THEM UP... and... problem solved. It really isn't that difficult to figure out.
Yet the gun-grab lIberal pRogressive lEft blames the gun and the 2nd and not the mentally ill. Why? Because they want to grab the guns of everyone, including law-abiding RESPONSIBLE gun owners like Lying Lester.
Lying Lester says... try and take my guns and I'll blow your freaking head off!
I know we can preserve our 2nd Amendment right and pass meaningfully and uniform legislation that results in locking up the mentally ill. Congress simply lacks the political will. Rights carry the responsibility of not being mentally ill, a group of pEople that should have NO Rights.
What we do with the worthless mentally brain damaged garbage after we lock them up? Lying Lester really doesn't care, so long as they are never released. Putting them to death could be a possibility that Lying Lester might get behind, or... the lIberal lEftists could pay for their care.
Lying Lester doesn't give a cr@p so long as his taxes aren't raised to pay for institutionalizing pEople who NEED to be institutionalized. He might be willing to pay a small tax to put them down, however. I suggest a voluntary tax. Lying Lester would be OK with that. If the lEft can't come up with the money for their care then they should be put out of our misery... and by "our" I mean the misery of worthy people like Lying Lester.
It seriously makes Lying Lester miserable to think that the lies of the gun-grab lEft might ever gain any traction and that laws restricting the Rights of responsible gun owners might be restricted. NOTHING trumps the 2nd.