Skip to comments.Joe Scarborough Explodes At Rep. Huelskamp’s Assertion That Newtown Tragedy Is Being ‘Politicized’
Posted on 12/21/2012 9:36:28 AM PST by Mozilla
Things got heated this morning on Morning Joe, when Republican congressman from Kansas, Tim Huelskamp, was asked about his thoughts on gun control following their discussion about the fiscal cliff deal. While Huelskamps opposition to an assault weapons ban was a point of contention, it was his assertion that the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. not be used to further a political agenda that sent Joe Scarborough over the edge.
Stricter legislation about assault weapons wont solve the problem, the congressman said. Its a people problem.
What has bothered me the most as a representative is how this has been politicized so quickly that somehow if we had changed one single law which as I understand it, the state of Connecticut had laws against these kind of things and somehow that would have changed things, Huelskamp said.
Pointing to his own children, Huelskamp noted that video games are an issue, so parents need to be cognizant of what their children are up to. Mental health is also an issue, he said, but its not a gun problem.
Its not a gun problem? Scarborough asked. So tell me, why do Americans need assault weapons? Why do they need these high-capacity clips? Why do they need a bushmaster? Can you tell me why?
Huelskamp countered that thereve been many misleading statements, including on that show.
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I guess Schmoo Scarborough can’t handle the truth. Really Schmoo? Obama and the Democrats are above playing politics with tragedy when they play politics with EVERYTHING? Why is their SOUL FOCUS on getting answers to this tragedy on guns, and nothing on the culture, the break up of the family (the Lanzas were divorced), violent media, the mental healthcare system, etc? Schmoo, stop trying so hard to get into Mika Brezinski’s pants and being liked by the rest of the demented MessNBC crowd by agreeing with all their stupidity. You’re starting to look as deranged as Hissy Boy Matthews and Special Ed Schultz.
“... why do Americans need...?”
Because it’s the “Bill of Rights”, not the “Bill of Needs”. Joe, Ed, Keith, Crissy, and all the rest of you, why is this so hard for you to understand?
To protect ourselves against the likes of you, Mister Joe Schmuck."
o tell me, why do Americans need assault weapons? Why do they need these high-capacity clips? Why do they need a bushmaster?
Because it would be hard to overthrow ObaMugabe’s mau mau communist regime with pee shooters.
I say we ban high capacity news channels..
Why not just give these people the honest answer to why high capacity weapons are needed...because we need to have the means to protect ourselves from our own federal government.
The only difference between Mika and Joe is that Mika is smarter.
Don't ask a question when you're not certain of the answer, you rodent faced phony.
At the risk of engaging a moron in debate, I'll nonetheless answer the question: so that there can be no venue in which a person with evil intent can murder school children without surviving a challenge from a heoric armed defender... who might at least buy enough time to save lives.
> Obviously the law is not a barrier to these acts (virtually every perp involved in a mass shooting has broken multiple laws already on the books - even before the law of murder was broken).
> Obviously resources are not a barrier (many shooters have broken their bank to obtain the means to do their deeds)
> Obviously the idea of the shooter being killed during the rampage is expected as part of the heinous acts, so there's no deterrent there. These people are checking out and trying to take as many with him as possible - so that his name becomes known on shows like this one.
So tell me, Mr. Scarborough (et al), how do you expect to legislate an end to this problem? Or do you wish to add to the list of victims in target-rich, arms-free public environments by assuming that having a gun in hand makes a person evil by association.
The same reason why irresponsible, ignorant journalists NEED a TV show.
It didn’t take America long to forget 911.
Somebody please remind these ninnies what our response to 9/11 was:
> Guns were already banned on commercial flights
> Guns were not used during those high-jackings
Despite these facts, we installed armed sky marshals aboard commercial planes. See any parallels??
Scarborough asked So tell me, why do Americans need assault weapons? Why do they need these high-capacity clips? Why do they need a bushmaster? Can you tell me why?
Because AG Eric Holder and P_sident Obama have given thousands of them to Mexican drug lords and other bad guys that use those weapons to kill innocent men, women and children in their own country and to kill our Border Patrol Agents, LEOs and other American civilians.
Its not hard to understand.
Joe sounds exactly like all the other rabid liberals on the network so the transformation is now complete.
Joe, the Liberal RINO. ...he mocked and ridiculed the Republican presidential nominee more than anyone. I would bet he voted for Obama.
we have to back up and attack the language these people use. “need”? This language presupposes someone should not be allowed to have something unless the government agrees they ‘need’ it. Our side can not allow language like this to stand unchallenged. Does anyone really ‘need’ an abortion?