Every time there's a highly-publicized bout of gun violence like there was last night, I hold an imaginary pool with the various people who live inside my skull a' la Herman's Head as to which scumbag will be the first to say that the real problem was not enough guns. Today's winner: whoever put their money on idiot douchenozzle Louie Gohmert.
Gohmert also said the tragedy could have been lessened if someone else in the movie theater had been carrying a gun and took down the lone shooter.
"It does make me wonder, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly?" he asked.
Yes, this seems like the perfect time to argue for more guns being carried into more places. Stay classy, Louie!
Of course, it wasn't only the lack of guns to blame, it was also the lack of Jesus apparently.
During a radio interview on The Heritage Foundation's "Istook Live!" show, Gohmert was asked why he believes such senseless acts of violence take place. Gohmert responded by talking about the weakening of Christian values in the country.
"You know what really gets me, as a Christian, is to see the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and then some senseless crazy act of terror like this takes place," Gohmert said.
Yes, the ongoing attacks, which are taking place only in the fevered dreams and paranoid fantasies of the Heritage Foundation types, are obviously the real culprit here.
"People say ... where was God in all of this?" Gohmert said. "We've threatened high school graduation participations, if they use God's name, they're going to be jailed ... I mean that kind of stuff. Where was God? What have we done with God? We don't want him around. I kind of like his protective hand being present."
So if I'm understanding you correctly, God let this happen because we hurt his feelings? We said he couldn't come to our high-school graduation so he was off pouting instead of stretching out his protective hand over Colorado? Is that what you're saying? Really? And this is the Almighty, right? The creator and ruler of the universe? Acting like petulant child. Is this what you really think God is like? And this version of God is the one you worship, huh? Wow.