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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:13 PM

Republican congressman says Sandy Hook principal should have had a machine gun

so she could 'take his head off before he killed those precious kids'
By Meghan Keneally
PUBLISHED: 15:01 EST, 16 December 2012 | UPDATED: 15:04 EST, 16 December 2012

A Republican Congressman said that elementary school principals should be armed and have access to assault rifles in order to kill potential shooters.

Representative Louie Gohmert theorized that if the principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School had an M-4 rifle in her office, then she would have been able to shoot Adam Lanza before he proceeded to kill 20 students and six adults at the Newtown, Connecticut school.

'I wish to God she had had an M-4 in her office, locked up so when she heard gunfire, she pulls it out and she didn’t have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands and takes him out and takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids,' he said ...

By contrast, the Texas congressman feels that any infringement on the Second Amendment, which gives Americans the right to bare arms, would be an overly sentimental response ...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2249069/Republican-congressman-says-Sandy-Hook-principal-machine-gun-head-killed-precious-kids.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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Reply Republican congressman says Sandy Hook principal should have had a machine gun (Original post)
struggle4progress Dec 2012 OP
Gin Dec 2012 #1
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #10
maxsolomon Dec 2012 #23
Siwsan Dec 2012 #2
Adenoid_Hynkel Dec 2012 #3
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #13
Cosmocat Dec 2012 #24
JeffHead Dec 2012 #4
Politicalboi Dec 2012 #5
GreenPartyVoter Dec 2012 #6
lob1 Dec 2012 #7
targetpractice Dec 2012 #8
TheMastersNemesis Dec 2012 #9
Journeyman Dec 2012 #11
Adenoid_Hynkel Dec 2012 #12
Hippo_Tron Dec 2012 #14
jmowreader Dec 2012 #15
LiberalFighter Dec 2012 #16
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #17
NICO9000 Dec 2012 #18
D_Master81 Dec 2012 #19
NewJeffCT Dec 2012 #22
Sunlei Dec 2012 #30
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #28
Blaukraut Dec 2012 #20
NewJeffCT Dec 2012 #21
Grown2Hate Dec 2012 #25
Permanut Dec 2012 #26
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #27
Filibuster Harry Dec 2012 #29

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:19 PM

1. I have a response but I wont post it....what kind of country have

We become?

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Response to Gin (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:31 PM

10. Gohmert is employing a popular and well-known political tactic. Simply put, it is:

try to stun your opponents into impotent sputtering or gape-jawed incredulous silence, by the sheer asininity of your remarks

If he were serious, he would propose some Sandy Hook Memorial Machine Gun law, establishing a requirement to emplace a large clip high calibre automatic weapon in the main office of every public school that receives federal funding

He doesn't actually propose it, because he would be shunted off to an asylum for electroshock therapy and a free lobotomy if he did

But he does the next best thing, which is to stun you into silence by his incredibly inane remarks

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:35 PM

23. As utilized by Willard M. Romney in Presidential Debate #1.

the technique is a variation of the "Gish Gallop", a Creationist debate tactice wherein you spew so many outrageous statements that your opponent cannot possibly debunk them all, let alone make their own points.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:20 PM

2. Louie Gohmert is a malignant boil on the buttocks of humanity

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:20 PM

3. wingnuts live in a deluded fantasy land

Rep. Gomer's asinine solution is no exception to his phenomenon

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 04:05 PM

13. Notice he's not asking that folk be allowed to carry guns through the halls of Congress:

you still have to go through security to get into any of the House Office Buildings, and they won't let you bring in your gun

That doesn't upset GOP gun-gangsters like Gohmert

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:53 PM

24. It is truly childish

bad enough you have to debate people like this on the internet or at the gym, but this moron is one of the 500 most powerful people in this country.



I fleshed this out with someone on another message board he just did not get it.

The whole theory behind this is that these people choose places that are fire arm free, so therefor, all you need is for someone to have a gun there and it would not happen.

SO, everyone of the 10s of thousands of school buildings in this country would have guns in them, then all preschool and child are facilities, all churches, movie theatres, sports stadiums, stores, restaurants ... Any place that more than one person gathers will have to have a weapon on the premises with people constantly on the clock who have been trained to use them as well as trained in general combat.

He threw a snit, of course, about how I was being ridiculous in simply layout out what he suggested.

Just childish, and no concept of what they are advocating for.

Again, bad enough the average Joe, but sadly, FAR from the only congresstwit who is going to spew this nonsense.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:21 PM

4. Having a gun in her office would have been totally useless...

Since she was in a conference room across the hall from the classrooms at the time. Ghomert is an idiot!

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-timeline-newtown-shooting-1216-20121215,0,1878564.story

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:22 PM

5. Yes if only the principal

Had a gun this never would have happened. How could the principal let us all down like that.

Where do these assholes come from anyways. Too bad the principal didn't have any SAMS. That would have taken care of the scum real fast.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:23 PM

6. Gohmert needs to look up "friendly fire" and then think what that machine

gun might have wrought on those kids. (Or, if the aggressor had overpowered the principal and then becomes armed with it himself..... I can only imagine...)

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:23 PM

7. Gohmert has never been right about anything. His record is still intact.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:23 PM

8. Yes, another weapon on the scene...

More gunfire. That's the ticket.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:23 PM

9. NRA Second Amendment Argument Is Bullshit Because -----

It starts with the idea of a "well armed" militia. We already have a national guard. They have cherry picked only the words they want to hear for their own advantage.

The safety and general welfare trumps any individual or group of individuals right to carry a lethal weapon anywhere they want. These bullies are as paranoid about government and the majority as the shooter was in his own little mind. Other people die because of the damned ignorant excuses. The rest of us refuse to play along.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:40 PM

11. I kind of think it would be better if she had a country where such acts didn't happen. . .

but then, that's just me. I've always been a little off.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:48 PM

12. and here's what this asshole had to say after Aurora:


People say ... where was God in all of this? We've threatened high school graduation participations, if they use God's name, they're going to be jailed ... I mean that kind of stuff. Where was God? What have we done with God? We don't want him around. I kind of like his protective hand being present." Gohmert went on to say "It does make me wonder, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly?"


Where does the Texas Republican Party keep finding these morons?

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 04:39 PM

14. "In her office" wouldn't do squat

Yes, it is possible to be ready to respond to somebody shooting at you. Soldiers in combat zones do it all the time. It simply requires that you be on alert 24/7 and take your gun everywhere you go, even to the bathroom.

The problem is that being alert 24/7 is a full time job in and of itself. You can't be a soldier in a combat zone and be the principal of a school at the same time. The human brain is just not capable of it.

The idea that someone can be working their day job and suddenly pull out their M-4 and take the head off a shooter whenever they need to is just ridiculous.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 04:52 PM

15. How did I know it was Gohmert?

If we're going to go, go all the way.

If you go to the Frankfurt airport you will see pairs of Polizei walking around with MP5 submachineguns in their hands, just in case someone tries some terrorism.

If they can do it so can we. Start a federal machine gun corps. Put two-man teams armed with Uzis in public places:

10 teams in a school
15 teams in a big box store
25 teams in a mall
30 teams in a Walmart on Black Friday

Carefully screen so there won't be teabaggers.

Who could possibly object to that?

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 04:53 PM

16. He thinks because he was in the JAG that he understands guns

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 05:00 PM

17. U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert does no favors for Tyler — or America (Dallas Morning News)

Steve Blow
sblow@dallasnews.com
Published: 15 December 2012 11:04 PM

I was born and raised in Tyler. So naturally I’m proud to see my East Texas city in the news.

But there’s one mention that almost always makes me cringe. It’s whenever I see a news story with the words: “… said U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler.” ...

Gohmert has become a regular on the Fox News Channel, where he can be counted on to say something not just conservative but borderline kooky ...

Just days ago, the U.S. House voted to remove the archaic word “lunatic” from federal laws referring to the mentally ill. The vote was 398-1. And of course you know who that one was ...

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/columnists/steve-blow/20121215-u.s.-rep.-louie-gohmert-does-no-favors-for-tyler--or-america.ece

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:28 PM

18. What kind of creatures vote for a creep like this?

This is really beyond the pale.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:45 PM

19. you know what would be better...

why doesnt the school just equip a functioning cannon at the doorway to blow away suspected shooters as well? That way they never enter the building.

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Response to D_Master81 (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:42 PM

22. or sharks with frickin' laser beams

attached to their heads?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:53 PM

30. republicans would probably elect a shark or a chimp if it held the party mark & took lobbyist bribes

The shark would demand it's lazor and the chimp it's assualt weapon.

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Response to D_Master81 (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:27 PM

28. Here's an idea...

You know that big rubber-bottomed floor mat that's right inside the front door? You could dig a big pit and put a Burmese Tiger at the bottom, so when the shooter comes in through the front door, he falls into the hole and is eaten by the tiger.

Might be a problem at recess, so I'll have to get back to you on that one.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:51 PM

20. Clearly, 300 million guns in the US aren't enough to ensure citizen safety

How many will it take? 600 million? 900? 5 guns per citizen? How about a bazooka per household??

These idiots are devoid of logical reasoning capability.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:38 PM

21. So, every time there is a loud noise in the school

the principal comes charging out with a machine gun?

What could go wrong in that scenario?



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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:34 PM

25. And... what's to stop a Principal from "snapping" someday (and in this scenario that have a

FREAKING MACHINE GUN!)? There were 100 great responses before this one, but I had to ask.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:41 PM

26. Okay, so far we got..

sharks with lasers. SAMS, bazookas, 900 million guns and a cannon. Looks like plenty of material for the NRA lobbyists to work on next year. RPGs can be later, I guess.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:25 PM

27. Gohmert, you candy-assed liberal...

The principal should have had a fucking bazooka....no wait. He should have had field artillery, or maybe even one of them predatory drones. Fuck it. Intercontinental ballistic missile, and anybody who disagrees with me is a socialistic coward.

Need I add...

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:30 PM

29. Gohmert is an ass!!! An absolute ass and idiot!!!

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