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´Your dead kids don´t trump my constitutional
rights´: Right-wing icon Joe the Plumber
writes outrageous open letter to families
of UCSB shooting victims

Daily Mail [U.K.], by David Martosko

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Posted By:JoElla Bee, 5/28/2014 12:32:00 AM

A former Republican congressional candidate who owes his mini-stardom to a chance encounter with Barack Obama during his first presidential campaign wrote in an open letter to shooting victims´ families that their grief can´t override the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I am sorry you lost your child, wrote Samuel Wurzelbacher, known in conservative circles as Joe the Plumber. ´I myself have a son and daughter and the one thing I never want to go through, is what you are going through now.´´But: As harsh as this sounds – your dead kids don´t trump my Constitutional rights.´

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One wonders with what degree of sympathy Mr. Martinez would respond to the loved ones of the slain whose lives would have been spared if only there had been a gun to use for defense and protection. I recently posted a comment with just that scenario regarding the 1991 Luby´s Restaurant Massacre in Killeen, TX. A gun is an inanimate object - a tool for good or for evil. Stopping guns won´t stop killers.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 5/28/2014 12:55:06 AM     (No. 9864057)

Why, with his kid dead, is he talking about political issues? Acting out the denial, anger, and negotiation stages? Go home, man, talk to your family, your clergy, and God. Get a grip, and then if you still insist, we´ll talk.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: enuf8, 5/28/2014 12:56:22 AM     (No. 9864059)

Rather than gun control-----control of Rx meds to each and everybody becoming common place in today´s time frame.

Remember all the mass killings-----how many were on Dr. prescribed meds?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bobn.t, 5/28/2014 1:12:45 AM     (No. 9864068)

He´s correct.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 5/28/2014 1:16:12 AM     (No. 9864070)

Good point, but bad timing Joe.

Someone raised another question today:
How many of the young men involved in mass killings had Asperger´s ?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: killerbee, 5/28/2014 1:29:44 AM     (No. 9864072)

Bad timing, bad language. He´s right but the father of Chris Martinez is mired in grief and shock and he´s lashing out. He´s probably a Democrat who was already pro-control, so it´s not like this is the incident that made him think the way he thinks. I´m sad for him. I´m sad for all of the families who are grieving right now and they don´t need harsh words flung in their faces at this time. Those who use them are fair game, but the families should be given a pass for a while. When they start being Sheehan or the Jersey Girls, then it´s a different story.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bassman, 5/28/2014 2:21:51 AM     (No. 9864078)

And of course they put the third word in the article "Republican"!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ladyhawke, 5/28/2014 2:22:42 AM     (No. 9864079)

Guns do stop killers.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 5/28/2014 2:53:37 AM     (No. 9864088)

Joe the Plumber is not going to be named diplomat of anything -- ever. Don´t need to add fuel to the fire.

A spoiled brat, indulged child driving a $40,000 BMW and wearing $300 Armani glasses and owning guns -- all money coming for these purchases from his parents -- is out in public with a mental condition and on meds. And yet the parents, who can afford all of the above, can´t figure out where to get medical attention for the son? And guns are to blame -- deadly ironic for a family whose chief breadwinner was an assistant director of Hunger Games, a movie that glorifies killing people as a spectator sport.

But you see, children, there is no depth too deep, no blame-throwing too tenuous and too far, for liberal democrats.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: The Advocate, 5/28/2014 2:57:17 AM     (No. 9864090)

Mr. Martinez
If your son had a gun and knew how to use it - would he be alive today?
Focus your anger where it belongs - on the madman and his enablers - his parents, his therapists and the police who found him a " polite young man " and didn´t investigate further.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: liberalslovetaxes, 5/28/2014 3:37:21 AM     (No. 9864094)

Right on Joe!!!!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Melody, 5/28/2014 4:24:13 AM     (No. 9864097)

What a nasty slanted article by the Daily Mail. As I remember it, the then candidate wasn´t on a rope line but had walked onto the man´s private property. He found out that day that not all citizens will swallow socialism in this land of the free.

Does no one recognize the spiritual problem our country has? Why is it that Early Americans did not have the problem of young people going on shooting and stabbing rampages the way they are today? Didn´t they have access to guns and knives? If I understand correctly, guns and knives were important tools they used. Through the years, presidents and Supreme Court justices declared that this was a Christian nation. Since the Lord Jesus Christ has been pushed aside, we have been seeing what life without Him produces.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Trigger2, 5/28/2014 4:56:09 AM     (No. 9864108)

The libtards are already agitating in their Pravda newspapers for stricter gun controls on everyone. Joe the Plumber is right. Those deaths by a narcissist madman do not usurp everyone else´s 2nd Amd. rights. These libtards should do something about all the madmen running around. But no, madmen have rights and when they exercise those rights, the 2nd Amd. is always to blame instead of themselves.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: belwhatter, 5/28/2014 5:17:32 AM     (No. 9864115)

As long as we have gun free zones where people collect in numbers, crazed psychotics, who,more often than not are young disaffected males, will find a convenient playground for their destructive rampages. I understand Mr.Martinez´ grief at the sudden loss of his beloved son, but he is lashing out at the wrong thing. The medications fed to these mentally sick young men, violent video games, porn, an absent parent, self deprecation and withdrawal from society´s norms are more to blame. Yes,God is sorely missing from their lives allowing their moral compass to become severely distorted.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: KatieJo, 5/28/2014 7:25:17 AM     (No. 9864222)

What is outrageous is that the parent of a murdered child would use the tragedy to be part of a campaign to disarm law abiding American citizens. One of which, given the opportunity would likely have saved the child. We really cannot tolerate this anymore, Joe is right.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Gretchen, 5/28/2014 7:33:49 AM     (No. 9864230)

Hopefully Mr. Martinez is advocating for knife control...in solidarity with the parents of the three young men who were knifed by Elliot Rodger.

The liberal mentality that is able to compel a father to politicize his own son´s murder is what we are up against. Quite frightening in its own way.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 5/28/2014 8:19:58 AM     (No. 9864288)

I agree with all the above and want to add my disgust and anger at a media that must always shove a microphone into the faces of those suffering unimaginable grief and loss in order to hype the situation. Simply despicable.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: curious1, 5/28/2014 8:30:46 AM     (No. 9864303)

Clearlyu this man is a Libtard. Libtards are bullies, and this is another example of such behavior. No event stops them from using it to bully those they view as enemies; i.e. American citizens. You don´t placate Libtards/bullies without paying an extremely high cost, such as the Republic and your liberty. It´s simpler and much, much cheaper to beat them senseless and then explain to them that should they cross the line again they will be hanged. It improves the culture, improves the Republic and improves the gene pool. A win-win all the way around.

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