Dick Armey, the ohcrapyes he’s from Texas former House Majority Leader, was on CNN following the Aurora murders.
He says we should not have gun control because somebody could get in a car and run it into a school bus and kill people. Guns don’t kill people,Dick Armey kills people – they die of laughter.
Follow this exchange. As Soledad O’Brien points out that the suspect in the Aurora murders had no criminal record and could obtain as many guns as he wanted, Armey smugly brings up the whole well, cars kill people argument.
“If in fact he had not been capable of acquiring the guns, he might just as well taken a car and driven it into a school bus,” the tea party leader replied. “You can’t focus on the object by which a destruction was committed — be it a hammer, a gun, a truck, a car. Focus on the aberrance in the individuals that do this.”
“Why not do both?” O’Brien wondered.
“More people are killed in automobiles every year than they are guns,” Armey insisted. “I don’t hear anybody talking about banning automobiles.”
“But they say you have to wear a seat belt, right?” O’Brien noted.
“Whatever,” Armey quipped.
Whatever? That’s his argument? Whatever? What is he, a fourteen year old girl?
And, as someone pointed out, we regulate cars a bunch. You have to have it inspected yearly. We limit speed. We have stop lights. Your tail lights have to work. You have to have tags. You have to have a driver’s license.
Colorado does not require a permit to purchase the assault-type AR-15 rifle that was used in the Aurora massacre. Rifle owners are not required to be licensed and rifles are not required to be registered in the state.
Dick Armey – that’s why we call him Dick.
Thanks to Kathleen for the heads up.