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Texas Congressman: 'I Wish To God' CT Principal Had M4 To 'Take Out' Shooter: VIDEO


Talking about the Connecticut school shooting on Fox News Sunday this morning, Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas told host Chris Wallace that he wishes slain school principal Dawn Hochsprung, who died lunging at gunman Adam Lanza, had an M4 assault rifle during the attack.

Said, Gohmert, "And, hearing the heroic story of the principal lunging, trying to protect. Chris, I wish to God she would have had an M4 in her office locked up. so when she heard gunfire she pulls it out and she didn't have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands, But she takes him out, takes his head off before he could kill those precious kids."

You can watch video and comment for yourself AFTER THE JUMP.

Meanwhile, none of the 31 pro-gun Senators asked to discuss the shooting on Meet the Press accepted the invitation. Said host David Gregory, "We reached out to all 31 pro-gun rights Senators in the new Congress to invite them on the program to share their views on this subject this morning. We had no takers."

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  1. @ YUPP :
    Europe may have had the Dunblaine/Norwegian mass murders but nothing like the insane frequency of the USA.......
    So don't try to draw your inane comparisons.....they don't wash.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 16, 2012 5:21:02 PM

  2. And yes, all the politicians have been bought.
    Lobbyists have totally corrupted democracy in the USA.

    And please, "Anonymous", please bring down the NRA website.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 16, 2012 5:23:47 PM

  3. For once we can blame Hollywood?All those gun totting heroes on the screen. Those famous quote Yippie-kay-yay Mother ***kers", "Go Ahead Make My Day". If anything we know that these movie can cause delusional individuals to act out their fantasies. Just look at those singing reality show. But singing doesn't kill and we can laugh at the silly contestants. Unfortunately, many of the NRA affiliates (Besides the corrupted politicians and the lobbyist s who are just in for the money) really think that they can use a gun given any situations. When it comes to arms even the law enforcement or the military require to refresh their skills every so often. Place them in the real situation, it's still not a guarantee. What makes a regular folks who own guns good at it? So what's the importance of owning a gun? Either these people are delusional or just paranoid all around about their surrounding. What these people need is therapy not owning guns. More important start realizing a movie is just a movie not real life, there's no editing or post production . Once the person is dead, it's dead!! There's no credit running at the end rather obituaries.

    Posted by: bambinoitaliano | Dec 16, 2012 5:24:20 PM

  4. Oh Louis you are so right! I wish to god that somebody, anybody had had a weapon at Fort Hood - you know that central Texas army base - if even one single soul had been armed with even the smallest caliber rifle that entire tragedy would most certainly have been avoided. But there ya go Louis, no manly or womanly hero with god given weapons to step up to the plate and stop senseless killing there either. But I guess there was not an M4 to be found at Fort Hood (central Texas ARMY base) locked in a cabinet or in the back window of some pick up truck.

    Posted by: Paul C.K. | Dec 16, 2012 6:00:23 PM

  5. Yes, they do, Jack ! Look up the subject, worldwide. France, Germany, Norway, Scotland, England, Russia, the Netherlands....Columbia, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Australia....Per capita the U.S. does NOT have the highest amount of Mass Murderers, any way you cut it, divide it, define it...either in frequency or intensity. And besides you said it DOESN'T happen in Europe. When just one year ago you had the worst mass murder in the western world, ever (Norway)! Do you think you have credibility after that ?

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 16, 2012 6:01:07 PM

  6. What a voice for evil....
    more guns and more bullets = more deaths

    Posted by: TonyJazz | Dec 16, 2012 6:06:18 PM

  7. Bambino : What all Spree Killers/Rampage Killers/Mass Murderers, worldwide, have in common is a feeling of being segregated from society, distant, unconnected- and very angry about that. So they lash out at innocent people one day in a restaurant, school, post office, train, whatever(usually before committing suicide). Even our gay Spree Killers (like Andrew Cunanon) did the same. Seriously, I'm very well-informed on the subject, and I don't know if there are any solutions or ways to prevent it. Even IF the most dictatorial gun-control laws were implemented.

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 16, 2012 6:07:45 PM

  8. So, Just the principal, or everyone else? And when the SECOND hero shows up and sees two people with artillery shooting, surrounded by dead children, how are they supposed to know who to shoot at, and how is the principal supposed to know the second arriving hero isn't actually an additional shooter, especially after they start shooting at HER?

    And even if the first hero on the scene takes out the shooter, YAY! HOORAY FOR GUN RIGHTS! - how does the second hero, arriving and seeing a bunch of bodies on the ground and one woman standing there with a gun, know she's not the deranged killer? And so on, and so on.

    These scenarios always assume there is one hero with full info, and nobody else. BAH.

    Posted by: Lymis | Dec 16, 2012 6:39:56 PM

  9. More guns are definitely NOT the answer. That idiot Louie Gohmert was a judge? Unfortunately that explains a lot. Look at his "so called" logic. Seems to me I heard that the lunatic shooter already took into his own possession the deadly firearms from his own mother who was reportedly a "gun enthusiast". He shot her in the face so badly that even identification was at first difficult. He then used these guns to shoot and kill all 26 of the innocent children and adults at the grade school. Wonder how much blood money the NRA gave him just over the weekend! This is an important point. If it can be proven that the NRA did in fact pay him in the past then they can and should be charged as an accessory before the fact! This will not bring back these beautiful little children, however this is a connection that I feel a significantly growing segment of the population would love to see made. Enough is enough!

    Posted by: Mike | Dec 16, 2012 6:43:29 PM

  10. the mother of the gunman had a collection of rifles and guns. That didnt protect her...infact she was the first to be shot. Giving guns to people will not protect them..stricter gun laws will. Look to Japan and many other countries that dealt with massacres in a rational thoughtful way. Massacres have happened in other countries and the massacres have gone down since they as a nation decided to make gun laws stricter. Fact.

    Posted by: paul | Dec 16, 2012 7:29:57 PM

  11. That's right. Why wasn't there security on the property. We have security at the town shopping mall, why not at schools?

    Posted by: Bill Michael | Dec 16, 2012 7:50:18 PM

  12. @Yupp

    Um, aside from the DC sniper, what spree shooters haven't been "lilly-white"?

    (By the way, lily is spelled with two 'l's, not three.)

    Posted by: Sick of Stupidity | Dec 16, 2012 8:51:58 PM

  13. yes, lets have an arms race in the classroom.

    Posted by: Tom | Dec 16, 2012 8:55:28 PM

  14. Sick : If you only mean in the U.S.- Colin Ferguson, Long Island railroad, in 1993; the one last year in Binghamton, NY (forget his name); Seung-Hui Cho, Virginia Tech, 2007; Mark Essex, '73, New Orleans; Ramon Salcido, 1989, Ca.; Alton Coleman, cross-country, 1984....Of course, with overseas Spree Killings, more will be non-lily-white. Also, I don't believe Spree Killers have a tendency to be any one race over another (percentage-wise, they seem to mirror the general population, like with Serial Killers). With firearms murders for other reasons (robbery, gangs, domestic..), though, the rate is much higher in African-American locales than in Caucasian/Asian ones. So anybody in safe lily-white (and daffodil-yellow) Canada should not be criticizing any American who chooses to carry a gun, especially older "obvious" gays in rougher neighborhoods. And I understand the Gun Control debate is an intense one, but...with gays on both sides I don't see why it's a gay issue anyway.

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 16, 2012 9:20:15 PM

  15. I was mistaken : the Binghamton, NY , shootings were in 2009, by Jiverly Wong.

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 16, 2012 9:27:29 PM

  16. @yupp: No one else made the assertion that Asians are "less likely to shoot you than whites", in making a judgement about Toronto and Canada. Demographically it's assumed, like you said, that it's just as likely. It's neither a issue of race or gay, it's a matter of discussing it on it's own merits.

    Guns don't deter people that are determined to use them anyway, and especially not those who are not sane enough to be handling firearms. The control of guns is preferable to the idealized solution of everyone having one, when all they're trying to achieve is a state where no one needs to use them. A world like that doesn't sound safer for it.

    Posted by: kerwot | Dec 17, 2012 12:28:47 AM

  17. Maybe if the principal had the launch codes to a nuclear missile...

    Posted by: Will | Dec 17, 2012 2:18:45 AM

  18. @Yupp - granted it's only a comparison of school shootings, but in absolute terms America is only one fatality behind the combined 36 countries in this study. The 36 countries however consist of almost 3.8 billion people as opposed to the USA's approx 330 million.

    Roughly 10 times as many school shootings per capita in one country as compared to these 36 combined.

    Posted by: FactCheck | Dec 17, 2012 3:54:45 AM

  19. I wish to the gun nut's own god that his followers would STFU and realize it was their god that allowed this to happen in the first place.

    Posted by: mmike1969 | Dec 17, 2012 8:37:02 AM

  20. Silly comment and taken out of context, of course.

    That said, the congressman must understand 'progressives' LOVE 'Victims'. 'Progressives' want MORE 'Victims', not less. The more 'Victims' you have, the more 'Progressive' voters you get. Better the teacher and kids cower in the corner of a room, waiting to be executed, than God forbid someone fight back. These dead children didn't die in vain; they'll help promote the 'progressive' cause. Never let a tragedy go to waste.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Dec 17, 2012 9:38:04 AM

  21. There is merit to his comments. Also if 711 and other convenience store clerks, taxi drivers and pizza delivery guys etc were armed more mutants that prey on innocent people might be dead or too fearful to follow their criminal instincts.

    Posted by: andrew | Dec 17, 2012 9:58:19 AM

  22. That ought to cost him a few thousand votes in '14. (But it probably won't, alas.)

    Posted by: Gene Touchet | Dec 17, 2012 10:38:52 AM

  23. Louie - spoken like a true video gamer (no offense to video gamers)

    Posted by: cliff | Dec 17, 2012 1:36:47 PM

  24. Anderson Cooper had a bizarre interview with Gomert. After about a minute or so of Cooper's introduction, Gomert cannot stop screaming at him. Cooper keeps trying to get a word in edgewise and fails.

    From The Rachel Maddow Show last Friday with some analysis by Ezra Klein (including a map of the worst mass shootings of the last 50 years):

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Dec 17, 2012 5:33:25 PM

  25. An M4 firing a full metal jacket round would have sent the bullet through the kevlar body armor and ended the threat. A lot of people think that body armor stops bullets through some sort of magic 'cause that's the way it is in the movies. Kevlar vests are not meant to stop rifle rounds.

    Posted by: Seth | Dec 17, 2012 10:01:38 PM

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