May 29, 2014 10:16 pm -

Joe the Plumber, a gun advocate who ran for office once and, thus, aspired to be a politicians, says politicians are what guns are for.

“Guns are mostly for hunting down politicians who would actively seek to take your freedoms and liberty away from you,” Wurzelbacher wrote on Thursday in a blog post on his website. “Google ‘Hitler, Mao, Kim Jung Il, Castro, Stalin’ just for starters.”

The post was a kind of follow-up to the “open letter” Wurzelbacher published Tuesday addressing the parents of the victims of last week’s mass shooting near the University of California, Santa Barbara. Following the shooting, Richard Martinez, whose son Chris was among the victims, blamed “craven, irresponsible politicians” and the National Rifle Association for his son’s death. Wurzelbacher responded by writing that “[a]s harsh as this sounds – your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  1. Shades May 29th, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Hole, shovel, yada, yada, yada.

  2. AnthonyLook May 29th, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Intelligence genetics are only meant for Democrats, smart genes are a commodity in the tea party birther racist organizations. They’re too impacted to know that they need them.

  3. arc99 May 29th, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    instead, just for starters google guns in great britain or guns in japan or guns in israel. gun control and individual liberty are not mutually exclusive and I don’t have to reach back decades in history to support my opinion.

    I think it indicative of the inherent dishonesty of the zealous firearm advocates. There is of course, the nonsensical notion that guns makes us safer. Guns do not make us safer any more so than automobiles makes us safer. The proliferation of both increases the chances that you will be killed or injured through negligent or criminal use. That is not a partisan conclusion, it is an observable fact.

    In this article, hyperbole about fascist dictators ignores the inconvenient truth that several western democracies have gun laws that are far more strict than ours. If you have to omit facts in order to state your case, you don’t really have much of a case.

    LaPierre echoes a number of commentators who oppose gun restrictions and cite Israel as an ideal example. The argument goes like this: Israel has lots of guns and lower rates of gun violence, so clearly the problem with America is not our guns but something else.

    The only problem is that Israel actually has quite strong gun restrictions and very low gun ownership rates, some of the lowest in the developed world. This confusion has gotten so bad that even Israeli government officials are now chiming in to knock back the claims, though the NRA is seen as a close ally of the U.S. Republican party, which positions itself as strongly backing Israel.
    Israel limits gun ownership to security workers, people who transport valuables or explosives, residents of the West Bank, and hunters. People who don’t fall into one of those categories cannot obtain a firearm permit. Moreover, Israel rejects 40 percent of firearm permit applicants, the highest rejection rate in the Western world. Both Switzerland and Israel require yearly (or more frequent) permit renewals to insure that the reasons are still applicable.

  4. Obewon May 30th, 2014 at 12:27 am

    The Next time SamWTF calls Sarah for Milf, cookies & shooting it’s over between those two.

  5. Rod Timmons May 30th, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Does this NOBODY LOSER have kids himself , if so I feel sorry for them to have such a screwed up freak for a father !

  6. Helen Dixon May 30th, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Hey, Joe! Your 15 minutes was over a long time ago… people don’t want to hear this B.S. from you anymore!! You just don’t ‘edit’ yourself when you talk!! You put your big foot in your mouth every time… like this latest crude remark, saying “your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights”!! While the poor dead boy was still lying in his casket, before he was even buried!!! How dare you!! OMG!! What if some strange ‘mental case’ popped up where your son would be walking down the street in Holland, OH (or wherever) or followed him into a movie theater and randomly starts blasting away, then shoots your son dead — how would you feel, and what would you have to say then?! I’m sure you would see the reason for tighter gun controls then!! Just don’t worry so much about your beloved guns!!! Nobody is talking about “coming and takin’ yours away” — as long as you’re a law abiding citizen and can prove it, and have the proper paper work, etc. etc. — nobody wants your damned guns! It’s the nuts out there that can get their hands on the high powered military rifles, sub machine guns, and the deadly rapid-firing hand guns loaded with hollow points and all of the ‘killing machines’ we hear about that is what these crazy-loonies, the “yay-hoo’s” that get ahold of them… that’s the worry)!! Just do us all a favor, and don’t speak out at all, unless you learn to ‘edit’ what you say, and make sure it’s *non-inflammatory*, okay/?!!

  7. fancypants May 31st, 2014 at 2:50 am

    “Guns are mostly for hunting down politicians who would actively seek to take your freedoms and liberty away from you,” Wurzelbacher wrote on Thursday in a blog post on his website
    I don’t think joe has read the patriot act yet ?
    that train left the station many years ago joe…..