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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Super-Classy Republican Shoots Gun Control Bill to Shut It Up

Posted by on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Here's a shorter version of this video starring Republican State Rep. Eric Burlison: "Says here, this bill gon' take our guns! LET'S SHOOT IT!"

This is exactly what our Founding Fathers were thinking about when they wrote the Constitution. Reasoned arguments are the lifeblood of democracy.


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Guns don't kill bills...
Posted by Bullets Due? on February 20, 2013 at 11:25 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 2
I am pretty sure this happens at least once a year these days.

The guy is just doing what he knows will win him votes in his upcoming re-election bid. He knows where his bread is buttered, and he knows he is not making an actual argument. It is a publicity stunt, and an unoriginal one at that.

On another note, the American Conservatives Union has given Burlison a 100% conservative rating. I would wager at least 85% of that has to do with fetuses and firearms.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on February 20, 2013 at 11:27 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 3
That'll show that bill.

Nice production values, I might add. Did they get the local high school's AV club to film this?
Posted by Urgutha Forka on February 20, 2013 at 11:29 AM · Report this
Fnarf 4
Yes, but HB 1588 is still alive, and has passed committee, largely thanks to brave REPUBLICAN Senator Mike Hope of Covington, who has been supporting this bill despite a withering assault of NRA phone calls against. This is the hugely important background checks on all sales (i.e., "gun show loophole") stopper.
Posted by Fnarf on February 20, 2013 at 11:31 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 5
C'mon that was a pretty cool symbolic protest.

If Occupy did equivalent, you'd be heaping praise on its artistry...
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on February 20, 2013 at 11:47 AM · Report this

The obvious difference being of course that Occupy as a movement is based on a philosophy of non-violent protest, so, um, you know, that means, it most likely would never even have occurred to anyone in the movement to express opposition to something by using a tool of violence to shoot it full of holes.

But, hey, thanks for playing "False Equivalency: The Game Show"; we'll be sending you the home-version...
Posted by COMTE on February 20, 2013 at 11:56 AM · Report this
passionate_jus 7
Off topic: ex Senator Domenici has admitted to fathering (no not fathering, producing) a child out of wedlock and then keeping it a secret for 30 years.

In that time he voted to impeach President Clinton, voted against money for sex education and contraception, voted against abortion rights, voted for DADT, voted for DOMA and voted for a federal constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage, even in states which had legalized it such as MA.

In short what a big asshole hypocrite!

From his 2006 vote for a constitutional amendment:

"I am a strong believer in the benefits of traditional marriage. While I understand that individuals are involved in various types of relationships, I believe we must give special recognition to marriage for one man and one woman, as it was defined in the Defense of Marriage Act a decade ago."…
Posted by passionate_jus on February 20, 2013 at 12:03 PM · Report this
What Fnarf said - the more thanks that people like Rep. Hope (and specifically, REP. MIKE HOPE!) get, the more they'll realize that they can take a stand and have their constituents behind them.

It's really scary to be in a hearing room in Olympia filled with angry men with guns. It's brave to take a stand for common sense.
Posted by jt on February 20, 2013 at 12:09 PM · Report this
Also, according to his bio, he's active with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks. Good message to send to kids.
Posted by jt on February 20, 2013 at 12:16 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 10
I think our founding fathers expected people who were in Congress to be at least semi-literate
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on February 20, 2013 at 12:22 PM · Report this
biffp 11
Named for their sponsor, U.S. Representative Todd Tiahrt (R-KS), the Tiahrt Amendments are provisions that have been attached to U.S. Department of Justice appropriations bills since 2003 that significantly restrict law enforcement’s ability to investigate gun crimes and prosecute unscrupulous gun dealers.

The Amendments currently:
•Prohibit the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from releasing firearm trace data for use by cities, states, researchers, litigants and members of the public;
•Require the Federal Bureau of Investigation to destroy all approved gun purchaser records within 24 hours; and
•Prohibit ATF from requiring gun dealers to submit their inventories to law enforcement.
Posted by biffp on February 20, 2013 at 12:49 PM · Report this
@6. He *is* the home version.
Posted by Norbeck can't log in on February 20, 2013 at 12:54 PM · Report this
Repubs are so brilliant. Shooting a Bill is a smart way to demonstrate against gun control.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on February 20, 2013 at 6:51 PM · Report this
GeneStoner 14
"Its a good bill...
... Good for target practice!"
[holds the paper bill up full of bullet holes]

The Dumbocrats foisting this bill on Missouri are Tyrants, plain and simple.
Posted by GeneStoner on February 21, 2013 at 9:13 AM · Report this

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