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Rep. Pittman’s rationale for semi-automatic weapons (video)

One of the speakers at Tuesday’s pro-gun rally at the General Assembly was Rep. Larry Pittman, perhaps best known for sending an email last year calling for the execution of abortion providers.

Pittman explained to the pro-gun crowd that the reason people need semi-automatic assault weapons is not for hunting or personal protection. It is to fight the government. Watch his remarks below.

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6 Comments

  1. Gene Hoglan

    February 5, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Yes because a crazed redneck with an AR-15 is a match for LRADs and Predator drones. Have fun storming the castle, boys.

  2. jlp75

    February 5, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Does he not realize that he is now “the government”. One would think he would chose his words a little better.

  3. Frances Jenkins

    February 5, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    I understand crazy now. After I read James’ letter to President Obama, I knew something was not as solid as it should be. No doubt, a little crazy is on both sides.

  4. Brian Irving

    February 5, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Well, yes. That’s what Americans did in 1775. It’s not a pleasant thought, and I pray it never comes to that, but the reason the Second Amendment was enacted was to guarantee that the people always had the ability to fight an oppressive government.

  5. Gene Hoglan

    February 5, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Brian: the 2nd amendment was enacted to allow the government to raise militias quickly in order to quell tax and slave revolts. After Shay’s, Whiskey, and Fries’ Rebellions, there was a debate over how to consolidate federal power over outer territories which didn’t get any immediate benefits from taxation. Federalist #29 goes into more detail on the subject.

  6. david esmay

    February 7, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Frances, if you understood crazy, you’d get the professional help you so desperately need.