“Joe the Plumber” Advocates Assassination, Says ‘Guns Are Mostly for Hunting Down Politicians’

samuel-wurzelbacher-gunsFollowing his first round of disgusting comments in his “open letter,” I really didn’t want to give Samuel Wurzelbacher any kind of attention.  After all, who cares what he has to say about gun rights?  He’s a nobody.

But then I ran across his follow up to that pathetic letter where he said that guns were meant for hunting down politicians.  And while I still think he’s an absolute nobody, his latest asinine comments I feel showcase exactly what many of these gun nuts seem to believe guns are meant for.

While the “politically correct” rhetoric from gun rights advocates is that guns are meant for protection against “bad guys,” from my experience a large percentage of these conservative gun fanatics honestly believe that guns are meant for overthrowing our government.

Or as “Joe the Plumber” put it, “hunting down politicians.”

“Joe” wrote:

Guns are mostly for hunting down politicians who would actively seek to take your freedoms and liberty away from you.

The sad part is, that’s really why most of these people cling to guns so tightly.  They are so paranoid of government, based on their own delusions (please, conservatives, tell me what freedoms you’ve lost since 2009), that they honestly believe that the guns they own are meant for some arsenal to overthrow the government if the situation were to ever call for it.

This is the argument I’ve always presented to these lunatics: Why would our Founding Fathers give us a system of elections for us to choose who represents us in Washington – only to arm those who disagree with that Constitutionally elected government and allow them to overthrow it?

Because let’s face it, those serving us in Washington were put there by elections.  Elections that were voted on by American citizens.  When we complain about our government, we only have ourselves to blame.

So how is it “patriotic” for millions of Americans to believe that the politicians elected by the voting power giving to us by our Constitution should be overthrown because those individuals happen to disagree with what they’re doing?

That doesn’t make any sense.

For these people to believe that guns give them the right to overthrow our government, presumably because they disagree with the job some of them are doing – that’s treason.

Think about that for a moment.  Say Congress and the White House were controlled by Democrats.  That would mean that the majority of Americans, liberal Americans, showed up in larger numbers and voted them into office.

Then say conservatives decided to try to overthrow that government because they felt it wasn’t “Constitutional.”  How in the world would that be legal?  Just because they weren’t liberals means that gives them the right to overthrow our Constitutionally elected government?

It’s absurd.

But that’s essentially what gun nuts like “Joe the Plumber” honestly believe.  That guns give them the right to overthrow our government whenever they see fit.

Because nothing says “I love the Constitution” quite like believing that you can violently overthrow the government that was elected by the process given to American voters by our Constitution

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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