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Joe the Plumber: Gun Control Caused the Holocaust

Joe the Plumber: Gun Control Caused the Holocaust

 

Samuel Wurzelbacher, famously known as ‘Joe The Plumber,’ is running for Congress this year on a platform of party-line Republican reforms, including gun control. But while it’s only natural that he would make a campaign advertisement around the issue, the tack he took is rather unusual — Wurzelbacher has a new advertisement in which he says that gun control laws are responsible for the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust of the Jews. What’s more, he explains the theory while loading his gun and shooting fruits and vegetables. Watch it:

Update: Hunter Walker at the New York Observer reached out to Wurzelbacher’s spokesperson, who only worsened the comparisons, comparing gun control to slavery as well:

Phil Christofanelli [said] “there’s nothing offensive” about the video and discussed how gun control may have led to slavery in the United States too…. “Well, blacks weren’t allowed to own guns in the south, that’s a historical fact as well,” said Mr. Christofanelli. “So, it would seem that the argument would apply there as well.”

This post was originally published by ThinkProgress.

 

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4:25PM PST on Mar 8, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

9:39AM PDT on Jul 27, 2012

Absolute crass rubbish

11:12AM PDT on Jul 21, 2012

Joe the Plumber is an insult to the memory of the 6 million Jews who died ! The Jews in the ghetto's were not allowed to have guns even if they would have used them. This is absurb reasoning by his tiny little brain. The NRA is a sicko organization out to destroy this nation, one bullet at a time.

8:38AM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

Until Jews honor their dead by recognizing other "Holocausts" they are not doing their dead justice. Ask the Ukrainians ,Armenians, Cambodians, Rwandans and dozens of other nationalities who were wiped out about loss and pain. The fact remains that Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher
is correct about the dangers of gun control. Those brave Jews in Warsaw just did not have enough firepower to save the day. They chose to die like men rather than be herded in cattle cars for extinction. Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) of Wisconsin is dedicated to the preservation of gun rights in the United States and "to encourage Americans to understand and defend all of the Bill of Rights for everyone" God Bless you "Joe the Plumber" your concern about gun control should be shared by Jews, Christians and all citizens!

8:37AM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

Until Jews honor their dead by recognizing other "Holocausts" they are not doing their dead justice. Ask the Ukrainians ,Armenians, Cambodians, Rwandans and dozens of other nationalities who were wiped out about loss and pain. The fact remains that Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher
is correct about the dangers of gun control. Those brave Jews in Warsaw just did not have enough firepower to save the day. They chose to die like men rather than be herded in cattle cars for extinction. Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) of Wisconsin is dedicated to the preservation of gun rights in the United States and "to encourage Americans to understand and defend all of the Bill of Rights for everyone" God Bless you "Joe the Plumber" your concern about gun control should be shared by Jews, Christians and all citizens!

2:26AM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

Nancy B- yes McCain turned out to be a control freak like Obama & GW. Joe the plumber is a 15mins of fame thing. My point here is- he says gun control caused the holocaust- not true. Hatred caused it- gun control just made it more effective. People are brainwashed (like then)- they don't want others to be able to defend themselves- thinking society would somehow be safer & less violent w/out guns. Pathetic at best b/c criminals can MAKE guns- even in prison. I'm completely against gun control. But I believe in law & order & minor regulations, of course. But idiots say assault rifles should be banned. Why? Everyone has their own definition of "assault rifle." My point to David C (which went off-topic some) was that there has to be a healthy BALANCE. Guns COULD have helped the victims of the Holocaust, but I do believe he's right, that they wouldn't have actually WON. Does that mean they shouldn't resist? He's much more correct in present day & age. I don't think full-autos should be legal for civillians w/out licenses- and that's how it is. But even full-autos, the most dedicated "assault rifles," high-cap magazines, etc. Against trained military w/current technology? It'd be like ~100 nats trying to take down an elephant! Laughable at best. The military has weapons we've never even heard of- robotic mosquitos that can collect DNA, pass viruses, etc. How do we defend against that? Elect someone who's NOT power-hungry. But I doubt George Washington will run

11:21PM PDT on Jun 23, 2012

I am sure when McCain reads such articles about "Joe, the Plumber," he is so proud that Joe endorsed him. What a wacko!

7:00AM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

cont...

Our technological crap is exchanging our freedom for convenience.

Filthy rich dems speak of the plight of the poor & downtrodden but only care about control, just like reps of same ilk. Behind closed doors all are power-mad & allow each other to further erode our constitution so long as on same (winning?) side, exempt from laws & BS healthcare forced on citizens. Who will gaurd the gaurds?

How much will the people allow? Big gov's been growing for over 15yrs & is NOT the answer. We need to turn things around & replace all of the monkeys at the same damn time... We have a house speaker who excuses Holder's contempt & a president trying to protect his illegal acts. We have republicans who want to control women's bodies to the point of protecting the unborn at the expense of the living. We're spending our way into oblivion- both sides, for different reasons. And the world keeps turning....

5:43AM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

Just like Ron white says: "you can fix many, many things but you can't fix stupid, it is forever!!"

5:33AM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

David C- I see your point, but death was inevitable for most. Had they known, they'd have dug their heels in from beginning- organized revolts & uprisings all over. It could've helped w/continued support of Russian forces, etc. Never underestimate a small group of people w/everything to lose. Like guerilla warfare in Vietnam. We had them outnumbered, but they gave us HELL- we could've sent millions more troops, so long as we'd have sent enough body bags. Was it worth it? No. Yes, that was different- the Nazis were brainwashed- when one group MUST control another, there are no winners & the more attackers killed, the better. Human animals are greedy, manipulative & evil- what they do to each other & non-human animals, boggles the mind. Israel's been under attack, outnumbered & surrounded for YEARS & survived. The human spirit is strong there. Not so in America- brainwashed for ~50yrs.

We don't see that where we're headed for the hell the ROW lives in- totalitarianism, slave trading, terrorism. The US doesn't know what terrorism is- a buzzword, like communism- new McCarthy era. Liberals call GOP "terrorists" for the same stuff they do themselves & V/V. All our technology- i-pads/phones, computers, satellite, GPS, auto-pay bank accounts, drones spying on us- 50yrs ago would've caused riots! Recent generations are LAZY & WEAK w/sickening complacency. Complacent people allow such things to occur & deserve their fate. Our technological crap i

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