The above meme is making the rounds, related to this incident and Rep. Carter’s ridiculous pants-wetting when faced with military-grade firepower at his workplace.
Gee, kinda how the rest of us feel every dang day, isn’t it Rep. Carter?
To recap my post yesterday, Carter hilariously protested when Rep. Mike Stewart (a U.S. Army veteran) brought an AR-15-type weapon into a subcommittee to demonstrate the need for universal background checks:
Carter: Mr. Chairman, excuse me I don’t want to interrupt, but this gun could be loaded …
Stewart: No, it could not because —
Carter: Yes sir! You obviously don’t own one, you do not have it properly safe. Do not point that gun at me!
You can hear an audio clip of the exchange here. And as I’ve repeated since this incident first happened, Carter clearly has missed the point — perhaps intentionally, or maybe he’s just that damn stupid.
Because the point is, Rep. Stewart did own that gun. He just bought it. Without a background check, ID check, or any skills assessment, or any other requirement of any kind. Just like any asshole can go buy one of these weapons, thanks to Republicans who have allowed themselves to be bought by the NRA.
This is the landscape you people have inflicted on us, not just in Tennessee but all around the country. So Rep. Carter’s false concern about safety be damned. Fuck you, Rep. Carter. This is my reality every day as I go around my daily business, walk my dogs at Radnor Lake, go to the grocery, or do any of a hundred mundane tasks. In fact, the only place where I’m safe from this kind of bullshit is at the state legislature. Ironic.
This happened just a few blocks from my house:
I wonder how Rep. Carter would feel if he were going to Kroger and saw this guy walking down the street like it was no big deal? Or if his kid was a Hillsboro High School student who happened to glance out the math class window and saw this, knowing full well that schools have been targeted by mass shooters?
What the fuck is wrong with you people? What makes you think it’s okay for us to live with this, when you obviously can’t handle it yourselves?
Shame on you all. Hypocrites.