VIDEO: GOP Rep. Gunn (yes Gunn) invites gunmakers to MS because they're "under attack in anti-2nd Amendment states."


Gunn on guns - Jackson, MS

The firearms puns just keep on coming. Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn says he welcomes gunmakers to his state with "open arms." Bygones, but when it comes to connecting Republicans and bad jokes, it's becoming more and more difficult to resist.

But back to Gunn: He feels a little put-upon on behalf of those poor, victimized gun manufacturers, so he's inviting them to relocate to Mississippi where apparently they're pro-Second Amendment... as opposed to other states, see, that are anti-Second Amendment, see.

Yes, in GOP minds like his, if you don't approve of serial massacres of children and other innocents and would like to see common sense safety measures put in place to prevent future ones, you're anti-Second Amendment.

(CNN) -- Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn has invited gunmakers such as Colt to relocate to his state from others including Connecticut, where firearms have been a controversial issue since a school shooting there last December left 20 students and six adults dead.

The gun industry in Connecticut is being attacked and "demonized" because of national politics, Gunn said in a letter this week to Colt's Manufacturing Company CEO Dennis Veilleux.

He also invited gunmaker Magpul Industries Corp. of Colorado to relocate to Mississippi. Gunn, a Republican, said firearm manufacturers are "under attack in anti-Second Amendment states."

He's not only a job creator, he's a gun creator!

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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) called the proposal "preposterous."

Connecticut residents support the Second Amendment and responsible gun ownership, "far from demonizing firearms products made here," Blumenthal said in a statement.

"This preposterous pitch to companies with long, successful histories in our state shows the need for national standards and statutes to reduce gun violence," the senator said. "Competition among states for less protective laws is a race to the bottom that should be avoided. The poison of illegal gun trafficking respects no state boundaries and threatens to cause more horrific tragedies like Newtown and the 1,900 gun violence deaths that have occurred since then."

That pretty much says it all. Simply moving business to other locations would not prevent guns from being moved back and forth between states, nor would it prevent gun violence, nor would it protect anyone's constitutional rights (those would be the same constitutional rights that are not being violated, by the way).

So grow up, gun zealots. Face facts. Dip a toe into the real world. Wouldn't that be novel?

  • Get spell check, Daniel. And/or an education.

  • Lets face it if the teachers were armed the shooter would have never gotten away with it .The fact of the matter is my wife lost her sister Lydia Kaye Dew in the Pearl , MS High School shooting , she tells me the high school Assistant Principal Joel Myrick, who pulled a .45-cal. pistol from his car and ordered the gunman Luke Woodham
    to the ground. If he had not had the gun in his car more kids would have been killed .
    Now all of the anti gun movment want to take away guns by saying guns are bad in reality that is the most riddiculus thing I have ever heard . If it had not been for guns in the hands of citizens we would either be subjects of England or dead . The anti gunners would have you belive that guns only belong in the hands of government . BAD IDEA . I am a firm beliver in guns in the hands of the common man .The reason is that my mothers family is very small because of what happened during WWII . That is why I belive the guns should not be in the hands of the police and military only . No self respecting jew would if they only remember “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it'' and these 2 words ''Never Again''.
    Ironicly this week President Barrac Husien Obama just got back from Isreal a country that is formed because of the horrors of consentration camps . I wonder what he thinks while he eats from the ceder plate that the first ladie of Isreal gave him during this Pesach ( Passover ).

  • And still not one word of compassion for a class full of 5 year olds.  No substantial ideas to curb the gun violence. Their fear of falling gun sales fuels their irrational conspiracy theories about their 2nd Amendment rights being taken away.  New Gun Sales soar. Absolute Insanity!