With the slew of mass shootings that have been rocking the United States in recent years, it seems as though the issue of gun control has garnered a reaction or statement from any and everyone. Politicians address the situation quite often, some in hopes to appease potential voters, while others just flat out have strong opinions on gun laws in the U.S. We had a little fun with this one and compiled 20 Dumb Gun Quotes Made By Republicans.
The opposition and those in support of gun control have been in a constant back a forth for years over what exactly needs to be done to prevent shootings such as the recent one carried out in San Bernardino, California. The amount of people who have died as a result of these shootings are appalling, saddening and maddening. Shootings like this are very hard to digest for all U.S. citizens as well as people all over the world. Tragedies like this should be avoided but how to avoid them becomes a big mystery.
Those in support of gun-control call for stricter background checks and tighter laws that would make it harder for people to get their hands on firearms. Those in opposition of tighter gun control believe that if many of the victims were able to carry firearms or had a gun on them at the time of an attack, larger casualties could have been prevented. Right now there doesn’t seem to be a concrete answer on how to stop these mass shootings. We would say rid the world of all weapons, melt them down and never let another human being suffer a fate like those who were killed in mass shootings. However, we understand that it would be too much to ask of the world. In the meantime, you can have a chuckle at these 20 Dumb Gun Quotes Made By Republicans.
“Not a single gun was used at the Oklahoma bombing,” -Mark Levin, right wing talk show host.
“I wish to God she had had an M-4 in her office…” –Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, after Sandy Hook
“Gun control only works for normal law abiding citizens, it doesn’t work for crazies.” -Ben Carson
“There is no doubt that this senseless violence is breathtaking – but I never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away.” – Ben Carson
“I am against gun control.” -Donald Trump
“Drug dealers and gang members are given a slap on the wrist and turned loose on the street. This needs to stop.” –Donald Trump on the Second Amendment.
“Had there been some guys with a gun, there would have been a shootout and probably the primary people that would have got whacked would have been the killers.” –Donald Trump after Paris attacks.
“Here’s the simple and undeniable fact: The overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats.” -Ted Cruz
“German citizens were disarmed by their government in the late 1930s,” which allowed the Nazis to “carry out their evil intentions with relatively little resistance.” -Ben Carson
“We had – look- stuff happens – there is always a crisis. The impulse is to do something, and it’s not always the right thing to do.” -Jeb Bush after Oregon Shootings
“The wide scope of this total ban, therefore, will not further public safety, but only interfere with lawful recreational pastimes.” -Chris Christie
“Within minutes, we saw politicians run out and try to exploit this tragedy, try to push their political agenda of gun control. I do not support their gun control agenda for two reasons. Number one, it’s unconstitutional.” -Ted Cruz
“A tragedy, but it’s not a tragedy that should be answered by restricting the constitutional rights of all Americans.” -Ted Cruz
“A child drowns in a pool and the impulse is to pass a law that puts fencing around pools. The cumulative effect of this is, in some cases, you don’t solve the problem by passing the law, and you’re imposing on large numbers of people, burdens that make it harder for our economy to grow, make it harder for people to protect liberty.” -Jeb Bush
“I think video games is a bigger problem than guns, because video games affect people.” -Sen. Lamar Alexander
“They are used to defend our property and our families and our faith and our freedom, and they are absolutely essential to living the way God intended for us to live.” –Tim Donnelly
“I refuse to play the game of ‘assault weapon.’ That’s any weapon. It’s a hammer. It’s the machetes in Rwanda that killed 800,000 people, an article that came out this week, the massive number that are killed with hammers.” -Louis Gohmert
“A holstered gun is not a deadly weapon… But anything can be used as a deadly weapon. A credit card can be used to cut somebody’s throat.” –Dan Dumaine
“The Left would have you believe that a man that asked Christians to stand up (and then executed them one by one) would obey “new gun laws”. That kind of logic explains many of the problems we find ourselves in today.” -Ben Carson
“Democrats want to confiscate all guns, which is a dumb idea because only the law-abiding citizens would turn in their guns and the bad guys would be the only ones left armed.” -Donald trump