Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Gohmert Against Gun Control Because Gay Marriage Leads To Bestiality

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) recently participated in a conference call with tea party activist and homophobe Rick Scarborough. With his usual loopy logic, Gohmert put forward a bizarre argument explaining his opposition to gun control. Once you limit how many rounds in a magazine, you're on the same type of slippery slope in which you've gone from straight to gay marriage and then to bestiality. Got that? Listen to Gohmert connect it all for you:

GOHMERT: In fact, I had this discussion with some wonderful, caring Democrats earlier this week on the issue of, well, they said “Surely you could agree to limit the number of rounds in a magazine, couldn’t you? How would that be problematic?” And I pointed out, well, once you make it ten, then why would you draw the line at ten? What’s wrong with nine? Or eleven? And the problem is once you draw that limit; it’s kind of like marriage when you say it’s not a man and a woman any more, then why not have three men and one woman, or four women and one man, or why not somebody has a love for an animal? There is no clear place to draw the line once you eliminate the traditional marriage and it’s the same once you start putting limits on what guns can be used, then it’s just really easy to have laws that make them all illegal.


Michael The Molar Maven said...

One: I'm sure I'm not the only one to see the disconnect between the two issues.

Two: By Representative Gohmert's argument, why have regulations at all, since every restriction puts, what might be considered, arbritrary limitations leading to a dangerous constitutional slippery slope?

Three: From where did this obsession with weaponry derive? So much so that innocent lives are considered "(mis)fortunes of war" in a fight to preserve "our right" to cause them.

Jeff Tone said...

You're certainly not the only one to see a disconnect. Gohmert has difficulty making coherent connections.