Sunday, January 9, 2011

Most Ridiculous Shooting Reaction Of The Day: Ban Crosshairs!

It's tough to pick the winner what with liberal bloggers, politicians, movie stars and media types all trying desperately to pin Rep. Gifford's shooting on the tea party and Sarah Palin, but I think this qualifies.

Representative Bob Brady of Pennsylvania told The Caucus he plans to introduce a bill that would ban symbols like that now-infamous campaign crosshair map.

"You can't threaten the president with a bullseye or a crosshair," Mr. Brady, a Democrat, said, and his measure would make it a crime to do so to a member of Congress or federal employee, as well.

Asked if he believed the map incited the gunman in Tucson, he replied, "I don't know what's in that nut's head. I would rather be safe than sorry."


Soon after proposing this ridiculous encroachment on free speech, the honorable Representative from Pennsylvania said, "We need to tone down this rhetoric."

Indeed.

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