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WATCH: Arizona GOP Candidate Accuses Democrats Of Mass Shootings

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WATCH: Arizona GOP Candidate Accuses Democrats Of Mass Shootings

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During a GOP congressional primary debate in Arizona’s 1st district on Saturday, candidate Gary Kiehne was asked what he would do to protect citizens’ Second Amendment rights.

In his response, he boasted to voters about owning more firearms than any of his competitors. He then went on to make a shocking argument — that Democrats are in fact responsible for pulling the trigger in 99 percent of mass shootings.

“It’s totally ridiculous if you look at all of the fiascos that have occurred, 99 percent of them have been by Democrats pulling their guns out and shooting people,” said Kiehne. “So, I don’t think you have a problem with the Republicans.”
Watch the video here, via The Raw Story

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26 Comments

  1. Budjob May 18, 2014

    Just another screwball,nutrjob,repulsive republican!! It just NEVER QUITS!!!

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  2. Vernon Sukumu May 18, 2014

    Just standing their ground

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    1. Grannysmovin May 19, 2014

      The can have their ground and they should keep standing there and stay the hell out of everyone else’s ground.

      1. Vernon Sukumu May 19, 2014

        I agree with with you Granny.

  3. stcroixcarp May 19, 2014

    I will never, ever go to Arizona or spend one penny of tourist dollars there.

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  4. tomcatv1 May 19, 2014

    Wow, I wonder if this guy might consider going to a shrink. He screams paranoia.

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  5. paulyz May 19, 2014

    I don’t know if this congressman’s facts are correct or not, but it reminds me of when Gabby Giffords was shot, & the media instantly tried to claim it was a Tea Party member so they could push more gun control, but when it turned out the shooter was a Democrat voter, the story died right away!

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    1. ManWhoThinks May 19, 2014

      Are you really as stupid as you appear, or just pretending? Every one of your posts is full of lies and non-information.

      1. sleepvark May 19, 2014

        That was a rhetorical question, right? paulyz really is as stupid as she appears. Her village has much to be proud of to have such an outstanding idiot to show off.

      2. BillP May 19, 2014

        Well at least he stopped giving himself an up arrow vote. Of course he doesn’t know that the guy is only a primary candidate and not an elected congressman. You will not get a reply from paulyz since he can’t provide any actual proof of what he wrote.

        1. paulyz May 21, 2014

          The point of my comment was that the Left was extremely quick to try and pin the shooter as a Tea Party member to promote their anti-gun agenda and to criticize the Tea Party. It was later proved that Jared Lee Loughner was mentally unbalanced, but fir to stand trial, and followed Gabby Giffords policies. Some close friends called him a left-wing liberal with radical views. He was upset that Giffords didn’t seem to listen to him. He supposedly was an independent that voted Democrat.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Lee_Loughner

          1. BillP May 22, 2014

            Your statement ” Some close friends called him a left-wing liberal with radical views. He was upset that Giffords didn’t seem to listen to him. He supposedly was an independent that voted Democrat” is typical of your bs comments. What proof do you have that he “supposedly” voted Democrat? Your ought to read more before you make these statements.

            Here is a more thorough explanation of Loughner’s political leanings ”

            Suspected Tucson gunman Jared Lee Loughner registered as an independent voter in Arizona in the fall of 2006, according to the Pima County Registrar of Voters.

            Loughner registered to vote on Sept. 29, 2006, identifying himself as an independent. Records show he voted in the 2006 and 2008 elections but is current listed as “inactive” on the state’s voter roles — meaning that he did not vote in November.

            The political affiliations of Loughner, who is being charged by state and federal authorities with the shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) as well as 19 other victims outside a Tucson grocery store on Saturday, have become the subject of a white-hot partisan debate in recent days.

            In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, liberals sought to paint Loughner as an anti-government, tea party conservative. Conservatives retorted that Loughner lacked anything close to a coherent political philosophy — a case strengthened by subsequent glimpses into his personal life that suggests someone struggling with mental illness.

            Loughner’s decision to affiliate as an independent rather than a Republican or Democrat would seem to affirm the sense that while he targeted Giffords in the attack, it was not a decision born of a set of deeply held political beliefs that fit neatly into either party.” He didn’t seem to have an specific leaning.

          2. bigkid 53 May 31, 2014

            You can’t quote Wikipedia Anyone can put in made upbfacts there. Including the NRA.

    2. congame May 19, 2014

      Are you freeking serious? Oy vey es mir, paulyz — or is that too ethnic for you?

    3. Independent1 May 21, 2014

      Let’s see you show a bi-partisan website as proof of that claim that Gabby’s shooter was a Dem. But in spite of that, given that 8 of the 10 states with the lowest rates of firearms related mortality are Democrat run states, while 18 of the 20 states with the highest rates of firearms mortality are Republican governed states, I’d have to say that candidate Kiehne is a typical GOP lying idiot.

      See this:

      -18 of the 20 states with the highest firearms mortality rates in 2009 were GOP-RUN STATES; with Louisiana leading the nation in firearms mortality followed by Wyoming, Alabama, Montana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Nevada, Tennessee, Alaska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, S. Carolina, W. Virginia, Missouri, Arizona, Kentucky, Georgia, Idaho, Florida and N. Carolina

    4. RobertCHastings May 22, 2014

      The shooter MAY have been a registered Democrat, but I am certain it has been a while since he voted.

  6. Marianne Brockwell May 19, 2014

    Folks, it is Arizona. I wish they would go back to being part of Mexico. Unfortunately Mexico won’t have them.

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  7. Technoglyf May 19, 2014

    I haven’t been able to find a reference to those statistics (political affiliation of recent mass shooters) anyone?

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    1. chrisconnolly May 20, 2014

      That’s because the NRA won’t allow data collection on gun violence, that way they can say anything they want to support their disturbed perspective.

    2. Independent1 May 21, 2014

      I don’t have any stats related to the party affiliation of mass shooters, but it’s GOP-run states that lead the nation BY FAR in homicides committed by a gun. Making candidate Kiehne’s claim the typical GOP lie:

      See this list:

      -18 of the 20 states with the highest firearms mortality rates in 2009 were GOP-RUN STATES; with Louisiana leading the nation in firearms mortality followed by Wyoming, Alabama, Montana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Nevada, Tennessee, Alaska, New Mexico,
      Oklahoma, S. Carolina, W. Virginia, Missouri, Arizona, Kentucky, Georgia, Idaho, Florida and N. Carolina

      And it’s not just murders GOP-run states lead the nation in, they lead the nation in just being plain violent places to live:

      – The five most violent states in the nation are all GOP-run states, led by Tennessee then S. Carolina, Louisiana, Florida and Nevada.

  8. Technoglyf May 19, 2014

    http://www.examiner.com/article/the-idea-that-recent-mass-shooters-are-mostly-registered-democrats-is-a-myth (political affiliation of recent mass murderers) this article researches and refutes the claim and notes the source as right wing talk radio “duh”

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  9. mah101 May 19, 2014

    “This Week in Crazy” is no longer restricted to Fridays…

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  10. yodacohen May 19, 2014

    Just love how wingnuts find something awful in the world and then attach “Democrat” to it.

    “The sewage plumbing leaked wrecked the house. That’s because the plumbing contractor was a Democrat.”

    “All traffic accidents are caused by Democrats.”

    They must think everyone has an IQ of 85.

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    1. ralphkr May 19, 2014

      Naw, Yoda, if everyone had an IQ of 85 then everyone would vote TEA Party.

    2. RobertCHastings May 22, 2014

      You must have dyslexia. That number is closer to 58. An 85 IQ is close to normal, well within the range of people who can function normally.

  11. lydon1930 June 25, 2014

    I think Dick Cheney shot his best friend.

    Reply

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