We have a new low — and there have been so many lows — in the gun fondler canon. Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, the dumb right-winger adopted as a pal by the McCain presidential campaign, has weighed in on the Isla Vista murders.
I am sorry you lost your child. I myself have a son and daughter and the one thing I never want to go through, is what you are going through now,wrote Wurzelbacher, who became something of a mascot for John McCain’s failed 2008 presidential campaign.But: As harsh as this sounds – your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights.
His precious Constitutional rights…how come they never pay attention to the second and third words of that amendment?
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
It’s a bad amendment that has been no end of trouble throughout our history, particularly because of its sloppy wording and lazy interpretation, but also because it is no longer true — technology has progressed to the point where a militia is pretty much useless in providing security. What we need is another amendment to bring the Constitution into the 21st century, rather than the 18th, and then of course, because it will be in the Most Holy and Inviolable Constitution, every right-winger will respect it and get their guns checked and registered, as well as accepting limitations on access to particularly deadly weaponry. Right?
I have another question, though. Wurzelbacher also complains about
gun-grab extremists who want to
capitalize on these horrific events for their own political ends. I’d love to know, though…what are those political ends? How does he think we gain, and who profits, from enacting laws that limit the flood of weapons of mass destruction within our own country?
Other than not seeing our children murdered, that is.
Which he’s already said he doesn’t think is as important a goal as allowing him to stroke his rifle.
Dammit. I spoke too soon. Right after I say, “Look at this amazing new low,” someone has to go and dig a deeper hole. In this case, Todd Kincannon of South Carolina, who gets all macho and blame-the-victim.
No idea how my son will die, but I know it won’t be cowering like a bitch at UC Santa Barbara. Any son of mine would have been shooting back.