Now here’s someone to make sure NOT to vote for in Ohio. If you remember Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher from the 2008 campaign, you may not be surprised to know that he’s back. Now, he’s running for congress on his own ticket and explaining in a 40 second video on YouTube why every American should be allowed to have a gun.
And it has to do with the Holocaust.
That’s right. In the video, Joe explains (while randomly shooting vegetables with his gun) that, “In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917 one-point-five million Armenians, unable to defend themselves were exterminated. In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others unable to defend themselves were exterminated.”
Well, there you have it.
He ends the clip by saying, “I Love America.”
In the description of the video on YouTube, he explains that gun ownership is our “last line of defense” from tyranny. Receiving a slew of outrage over his claim that gun control could be blamed for the Holocaust, The Politicker called Joe’s campaign spokesman, Phil Christofanelli. He explained that there is simply “nothing offensive” about the video and then mentioned that gun control just might have led to slavery as well.
As Christofanelli explained, “Joe is a student of history. He knows that the founders read John Locke and they understood that the 2nd Amendment was always the people’s last defense against tyrannical government. They always use gun control before abusing the rights of people, so, yeah, that’s our position and that’s what was said in the video. And there’s nothing offensive about it, it’s just historical fact.”
In a recent update from the Huffington Post, reporter Luke Johnson said,
“The National Jewish Democratic Council, a pro-Democratic group, promptly slammed Wurzelbacher’s video. President and CEO David Harris said in a statement that the comparison was “beyond the pale” and called on Wurzelbacher to “apologize and remove this offensive video immediately.”
– Luke Johnson from the Huffington Post about Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher