Representative Joe "Deadbeat Dad" Walsh, who owes over $100 thousand in child support to the mother of his children, is very, very ashamed.
Ashamed because he has failed to support his children? The unemployment rate? The number of uninsured persons? His complete lack of tact and knowledge?
No. Because his state does not allow concealed handguns.
Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) told an audience in Illinois that he was ashamed of his state for not allowing concealed handguns, warning that they were the “last line of defense” if Americans need to revolt against their government.
“We are an embarrassment (in Illinois),” Walsh said Tuesday night at a Tea Party rally, according to The Daily Herald. “We are the last state standing when it comes to concealed carry. There’s no issue when it comes to freedom that matters like this, like the Second Amendment. The most important amendment in that Bill of Rights is the Second Amendment. It protects every other amendment. It is the last line of defense between us and our government.”
This fantastical idea conservatives have. The idea that the diabolical federal government is going to come take your guns and force you into purgatory is just that. Fantastical.
It's not a new idea either. It goes back decades. This conspiracy theory has been peddled to the gullible as far back as the John Birch Society and beyond, and the last thing we need is for it to be legitimized by the ravings of an elected lunatic.
The reality is no one other than law enforcement needs to be carrying concealed weapons. The reality is Joe Walsh is the embarrassment. An embarrassment to America.