VIDEO-- Jennifer Granholm to Rick Santorum: "Deer don’t wear armor. Why do you need an armor piercing bullet?"

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Regulations? We don't need no stinkin' regulations! Public safety? Pffft! At least that what failed GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum thinks. Did I say thinks? My bad. It's not clear he's capable of any kind of mental activity, let alone the kind that takes real effort, intelligence, or skill.

When I saw this "This Week" segment this morning, I mistakenly thought he said, "avenge" instead of "defend." Thing is, sadly, it wouldn't be surprising if he had said "avenge." But he did say he prioritizes restricting violent Hollywood movies and video games over regulating actual instruments of death, the ones that are sold with the sole intent of killing people.

Despite being on a panel that, like others on Sunday talkers that feature far right extremists without balancing them with those on the far left, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm took care of business:

Via Think Progress:

Police departments and prosecutors across the country supporting restricting access to such ammunition. As Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta asked troops at the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza in Italy this week, “I mean who the hell needs armor-piercing bullets except you guys in battle?”

Apparently Rick Santorum does:

GRANHOLM: Why do you need armor-piercing bullets, why do you need that?

SANTORUM: Because we’re talking about a particular type of bullet that is and can be available –

GRANHOLM: Deer don’t wear armor. Why do you need an armor piercing bullet?

SANTORUM: Criminals could and having, having…

GRANHOLM: And police officers certainly do…

SANTORUM: And having the ability to defend yourself is a right in our country.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tim.weiss Tim Weiss

    A deer is just a substitute, and practice, for their intended target... No? Deer is a "lesser life form" than human (me human, me elite and better than lowly deer who doesn't even have a thumb!), so one is justified in killing it. That's ultimately the final justification for killing anything, in my opinion. Humans are animals as well, and we all have animal instincts... If someone can thoughtlessly kill a deer, I see no reason why said person wouldn't have the capacity to thoughtlessly kill a human being.

    So as someone who sees all life as equal, I have no reason to kill. I just want to live my life, and love those in my life, spread that network of love and nothing more, or less. When my life is over, I'll know I lived it in love, and that others experienced my love in return. I only wish for everyone to live that kind of life. I think it's about time we used our superior minds to find it within ourselves to live a life of peace. I'm tired of all of this nonsense.

    If anyone who frequents this blog who lives in the Sacramento area sees this, I'll be playing my trumpet at the capitol building tomorrow (Monday the 21st) at noon (Pacific time, of course :) ). If I'm the only one there, I'll still be happy, but I hope someone may join me. I'll likely play some Beatles tunes, some jazz tunes, and perhaps some original music. 

  • r_dale

    The big question is why anyone cares about anything this idiot Savanarola wannabe has to say.