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Congressman Says Americans Need Guns To Protect The Nation From Sharia Law

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Congressman Says Americans Need Guns To Protect The Nation From Sharia Law

By Igor Volsky (ThinkProgress)

Tea Party Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) told a conservative radio show on Thursday that the GOP must oppose gun regulations to protect the country from the threat of “Sharia Law.”

Appearing on The Voice of Freedom, Gohmert said he “hoped and prayed” that Congress rejects gun safety legislation, arguing that Americans may need to use the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment to avoid succumbing to Muslims:

[The Second Amendment] is for our protection and the founders’ quotes make that very very clear and including against a government that would run amuck. We’ve got some people who think Sharia Law should be the law of the land, forget the Constitution. But the guns are there… to make sure all of the rest of the Amendments are followed.

Listen:

Gohmert has a long history of Islamaphobic remarks, most recently joining Rep. Michele Bachmannn’s (R-MN) much maligned effort to investigate the alleged infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into various departments of the U.S. government.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/adninf1 Adnin Firdaus

    hehehehe.. HAHAHAHA!!!!!! And what are going to shoot?
    “Oh woman wearing hijab hurts my eyes ouch!!”

  • Rights

    There is no government “run amuck” in the United States, nor has there ever been one since the founding of this nation. Gohmert and his likes can wield guns, but as an alibi, government “run amuck” wields no gun. These folks need to quit this excuse, or tell us when this “run amuck” business will come about.

  • Talking_fish_head

  • http://twitter.com/CriticalDragon1 CriticalDragon1177

    Does it burn? LOL!

  • Talking_fish_head

    the stupidity is physically hurting me

  • Talking_fish_head

    I think I remember him ranting about what he calls “Terror Babies”
    that pregnant muslims will come to the US and give birth to “Terrorists”.
    I think i lost a couple of brain cells while listening to his rant

  • http://twitter.com/CriticalDragon1 CriticalDragon1177

    Speaking of anti gun control fanaticism and bigotry…..

    Gun Activists Say: Obama Is Raising a Private Black Army to Massacre White People
    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/41655_Gun_Activists_Say-_Obama_Is_Raising_a_Private_Black_Army_to_Massacre_White_People

  • http://twitter.com/CriticalDragon1 CriticalDragon1177

    What else is new?

  • http://twitter.com/CriticalDragon1 CriticalDragon1177

    Emperor,

    Someone should Ask Gohmert how less than one percent of the American public is going to be able to impose its will on the American people as a whole with or without guns, when over 99% of us would oppose it anyway. Less than 1% of the American population is Muslim, and even fewer still are Muslim fanatics who would like to impose their religion on us in anyway shape or form. I can guarantee you he won’t have a good answer.

  • bboy_blue

    Replace the words ‘sharia law’ with ‘Muslims’ and you’ll be closer to what he *really* means. Irresponsible and dangerous rhetoric given the recent spate of mass shootings.

  • Leftwing_Muslim_Alliance

    Frankly if if I lived in the USA I might think about getting a gun to protect me from nuts like this and those who voted for him.
    Sir David

  • Talking_fish_head

    LOL, i don’t know if this is the stupidest of most hilarious thing i’ve seen

  • Kirook

    These people wouldn’t put it past Islam.

  • mindy1

    Sharia law will hurt me, I need guns?? Can a set of rules suddenly morph into a sentient being and assault me???

  • Crow

    More idiocy from gohmert

  • golden izanagi

    lets not forget this is the same idiot that ranted about the “terror babies” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQVfQCpYocQ

  • Tanveer Khan

    How low can you get to try and salvage large scale gun ownership?

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