Rachel Maddow points out for us that despite Representatives Louie Gohmert and Trent Franks' fantasies about more guns equaling there being any less crime, in the states where we have more lenient gun laws, the opposite is true.
These idiots want to take us back to some version of the Wild Wild West and pretend that if everyone has the ability to shoot each other, somehow fewer people would end up being shot.
Rep. Gohmert apparently thinks that having guns on the House floor is a good idea as well.
To Louie Gohmert, the answer to violence is more guns, and allowing members of congress to carry them on the House floor.“It’d be a good thing for members of Congress who want to carry a weapon in the District,” he said. “I know friends that walk home from the Capitol. There’s no security for us,” he said, adding that the measure would deter people from attacking members. “There is some protection in having protection.”He said there were times during the health care debate last year that he felt afraid, including when a stranger approached him on the street and started screaming at him.
Gohmert’s staff is preparing a bill that would allow guns. Of course, what do you expect from a man who believes women come to the United States to have “terror babies” and to whom comparing Obama to Hitler is “brilliant.”
And Rep. Trent Franks thinks if we'd just had one more shooter during that tragedy in Arizona, all would have been well.
Trent Franks: 'I Wish There Had Been One More Gun' In Tucson -- There was, and he almost shot the wrong person.
Here's more from Rachel Maddow's blog on why more guns in the hands of citizens doesn't ever equal less people being killed with guns with some stats on states and gun ownership.