Thursday, February 9, 2012

Michael Brown talks about guns and Gabby Giffords, recommends lobotomies

Posted By on Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM

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What's notoriously competent former FEMA director and former arabian horse association administrator Michael Brown up to? He's talking about gun control, or actually criticizing gun control advocates. More specifically, he's criticizing mayors who are trying to reduce gun violence (an issue recently addressed in Charles Maldonado's Gambit story). Mayor Mitch Landrieu is a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

But where does Brown apply his special touch to the debate? In the Facebook link (pictured above) to his website commentary, he says "lobotomy recommended" if you want to follow the argument for gun control. Follow the link and the example raised by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head by Jared Lee Loughner. (In the shooting spree, six others were killed and 14 wounded.)

Here's Brown in his own words:

So now we’re going to use the Gabby Giffords’ shooting to argue for gun control. Apparently it is a great thing she got shot because now that a congresswoman has gotten shot well, we must do something. Exploitation of crime and tragedy is nothing new to shameless, progressive liberals like Bloomberg, but this is really over the top. But his argument was mind-numbing when he continued to argue that people committed crimes with guns “even though the federal laws prohibited that person from having a gun”.

So not only does he obliviously invoke lobotomies; not only does he say gun control is "insane" while discussing a case involving Loughner (who has pleaded not guilty and who mental health experts have deemed not mentally competent to stand trial); he suggests gun control advocates are pleased with the Giffords shooting because it gives them a premise for legislating.

Heckuva job, Brownie. As always.

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