So, apparently Not-Joe The Not-Plumber is running for Congress, and based on this campaign video he appears to believe that:
1) Obama and the Democrats are on the verge of implementing draconian gun control.
2) Gun control is a precursor to genocide.
3) If not for gun control, Jews and Armenians would have been armed to the teeth and easily resisted or deterred Nazi Germany and Turkey’s efforts to kill them.
4) Shooting fruits and vegetables is awesome.
But as dumb as Joe The Historian is, he sounds like Howard Zinn compared to his campaign spokesman:
In addition to the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust, Mr. Christofanelli also said gun control may have contributed the enslavement of African Americans.
“Well, blacks weren’t allowed to own guns in the south, that’s a historical fact as well,” said Mr. Christofanelli. “So, it would seem that the argument would apply there as well.”
Riiiight. Because one day southerners just started grabbing free black people off of the street and making them slaves. That’s exactly how slavery started. Or maybe he’s arguing that it would have ended much sooner if slaves had been allowed to own guns, which I guess is technically true, but…
Perhaps someday a conservative will manage to say something so stupid or so appalling that they get laughed or booed off the political stage forever, but I don’t think I’ve seen it happen yet. And it’s certainly not for lack of trying.