Ever since the horrific Newtown incident, there have been many conversations about guns and gun control, the 2nd Amendment, and how best to prevent a similar tragedy. And oftentimes, the discussions get pretty darned heated. There are some gun owners out there who are VERY passionate about guns. A little too passionate, at times… as if there is something deeper going on there… some of the folks seem to think that taking their gun away is the equivalent of, well… stealing their wife or girlfriend.
Or, it’s the equivalent of taking their manhood away. LITERALLY taking it away, as in being castrated.
In perhaps one of the most unintentionally honest statements ever made, especially by a politician, Illinois state Representative Jim Sacia (R) compared individuals having their guns taken away to being castrated.
Sacia was attempting to form an analogy when he made the egregious statement. He represents a rural part of Illinois, so he was griping about Chicago politicians and citizens who are trying to pass a bill that would eliminate assault weapons, which he asserted would be unfair to the rest of Illinois.
“Here is the problem in Illinois,” he said on the House floor. “I love you folks in Chicago. You’re the ones that have the problem, you have a runaway gun problem. Don’t blame the rest of us. This isn’t about Democrats, it’s not about Republicans. It’s because Chicago wants a warm fuzzy. ‘Let’s pass a bill that will eliminate assault rifles.’ Last year there were more people killed with hammers than with assault rifles.” He continued,
Here’s an analogy folks, I ask you to think of this. You folks in Chicago want me to get castrated because your families are having too many kids. It spells out exactly what is happening here. You want us to get rid of guns.
When another lawmaker accused Sacia of being out of order, the Illinois Republican insisted it was an analogy, explaining:
“If you’re having too many kids, you want me to get castrated. That was an analogy to show how silly this is.”
Apparently, Sacia made the same logical error that many other gun lovers make – that “banning assault rifles” means “ban ALL guns!”
At any rate, we’re glad that someone in the public spotlight has finally admitted that guns and manhood are linked together.
See the video in all of its hilarity below.
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