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(PA) Lawmaker asks colleague: What if I blew your brains out?
|Last Edited||Scott³ Apr 13, 2011 07:20pm|
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|News Date||Thursday, April 14, 2011 01:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||"Yesterday’s gun-rights debate in Harrisburg ventured into fairly ridiculous territory, culminating with Upper Darby Democratic state Rep. Margo Davidson posing a preposterous hypothetical involving her and Republican state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe. Pennsylvania Public Radio’s Scott Detrow reports: |
“If the gentleman from Butler County stood yelling, knowing that he’s a gun-toter, and I felt threatened, would I be protected under court law if I blew his brains out?” Davidson asked.
Maybe if he “stood yelling” in your bedroom after he broke into your house. Otherwise, probably not. And you thought Davidson’s predecessor, Mario Civera, had a big mouth …
John Baer says Davidson apparently didn’t get the “reasoned civility” memo following the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
“Can you imagine the outrage if this moment was reversed and a white male rural Republican lawmaker suggested blowing the brains out of a black female Democratic lawmaker?” he asked.
By the way, the “Castle Doctrine” bill, which gives gun owners more freedom to use deadly force, passed overwhelmingly.
No fatalities were reported."
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