Tennessee Lawmaker: Guns As Safe As Bicycles
They were debating a bill to do away with a ban on guns in parks.
The bill passed the state Senate, but must now pass the House. The bill also includes an amendment that would allow people to carry guns into the state Capitol.
Duirng a press conference on Thursday, State Rep. Glen Casada (R) insisted that guns were just as safe as bicycles, noted NashvillePost.com (video below).
A reporter stated that even gun permit holders have accidents with weapons, and asked, “So, if there’s an accident and a permit holder is in a park, there’s a high chance it’s going to hit a child.”
Rep. Casada replied, “There’s accidents with bicycles in parks. Should we outlaw bicycles?”
The journalist reminded Rep. Casada that bikes “very rarely kill people,” but the lawmaker fired back, “Oh, that’s not true, I disagree with that statement.”
The reporter then asked, “Are you saying a gun is as safe as bicycle?”
“If used properly I am, if used properly,” Rep. Casada said while waving his finger.
Not a day goes by when a child doesn’t get ahold of a bicycle and uses it to kill or maim someone by accident. Parents just have to stop leaving unattended bicycles around the house.