September 29, 2014 2:24 pm -

Iowa Congressman Steve King made the comment when he was a state senator, it was revealed in an interview with TPM. King, seen here on his wedding day in 1972, was apparently forgiven by his wife, Marilyn.


King was no stranger to controversy in the state senate. He once got into a heated debate with a Democrat named Johnie Hammond during a Judiciary Committee meeting about closing the so-called gun show loophole, something he sternly opposed. King interrupted Hammond while she was making a point in favor of the restriction, and said, “You women don’t understand β€” guns are for men what jewelry is for women.”

Hammond remembers the moment well. King’s wife, Marilyn, whom he married in 1972, “is a gun collector too β€” so he’s more likely to give her a new gun for Christmas than a new watch or ring,” she says. The two didn’t stay angry at each other for long. “We joked about it enough that he looked for a little gun charm that he could give me to wear on a chain.”

Looking back, King lets out a high-pitched laugh and says, “I think I described that accurately. Yes, guns are to men what jewelry is to women!”[su_csky_ad]

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.

8 responses to Gop Rep: ‘Guns Are For Men What Jewelry Is For Women’

  1. Carla Akins September 29th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    King may be a bit out of touch….with reality.

    • edmeyer_able September 29th, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      He’s only serving his masters.

      • jasperjava September 29th, 2014 at 3:01 pm

        Steve King is one of the craziest members of Congress. I wouldn’t be surprised if he actually believes the insane crap he says, as opposed to others who are only trying to fool the gullible ignorant conservative rubes.

  2. mea_mark September 29th, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    For men with a small penis, sure you bet. Nothing like some BOOM, BOOM BLING to dress up the ole ego.

  3. labman57 September 29th, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Hmmm. When was the last time that someone was killed with a necklace?

  4. edmeyer_able September 29th, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    What does it mean then if you have your receiver inlaid w/diamond chips then….I’m so confused? πŸ˜‰

  5. searambler September 29th, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    No, douchelord. That’s what a wristwatch is for…

  6. rg9rts September 29th, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Must be some genetic defect in the King family genes…Pete King R NY is a complete moron too.