A CONGRESSMAN WITH A GUN
Posted by Andrew Roman on February 19, 2010
I happen to like Congressman Steve King from Iowa. He is a strong conservative – both fiscally and socially. Admittedly, up until yesterday, I was only vaguely acquainted with him, having heard his name come up a few times here and there, if that.
However, effective today, I hereby proclaim that he is unequivocally one of my new Capitol Hill favorites.
Good ol’ Steve King, I’ll call him from now on.
“There goes old Stevie Boy,” my friends and I will say, if we should ever happen to find ourselves speaking about him here in Staten Island, New York.
Two reasons: One, he is a huge Second Amendment guy (always good), and two, he has royally pissed off PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals) … and anyone who can do that is a moral Goliath, as far as I’m concerned.
What, you may ask, did he do?
He shot an intruder in his home, dead.
The panty-twisting at PETA this week cannot be calculated.
J.R. Absher from Outdoor Life writes:
When U.S. Rep. Steve King found a raccoon trying to chew into his rural Western Iowa home during a snowstorm last week, he reacted like most folks who live out in the country and away from the city.
He grabbed the closest and most familiar firearm and preceded to dispatch the troublesome critter, which he thought might be rabid because of its bizarre behavior during the middle of the day.
Rep. King’s “most handy gun” turned out to be a .45 ACP Desert Eagle 1911 pistol, a popular firearm and caliber for personal and home protection.
Perhaps the congressman was a tad bit over-gunned for the pesky varmint, but it served the purpose, quickly and decisively.
But the best part of the story is what Congressman King wrote about the event on Twitter.
“Mid-day, mid-blizzard, 15 degrees, Crazy Raccoon chewing and clawing his way into my house. Desert Eagle 1, Crazy Raccoon zero.”
I am still laughing.
But, sadly, not everyone is getting a chuckle out of this.
The organization that brought the world “Holocaust On Your Plate,” compared dog breeders to Klansmen, and pushed for the word “fish” to be extricated from the English language in favor of the phrase “sea kittens,” is mad at King.
From Fox News:
On Tuesday, the animal welfare group challenged the Iowa Republican to “pick on someone your own size, not a small animal seeking warmth in a blizzard.”
“It doesn’t give you comfort in your representatives when a member of Congress finds it amusing to boast of shooting a desperately cold animal who is 100 times smaller than he is and whose only misstep was trying to get into a large, warm house,” Jaime Zalac, a PETA spokeswoman, said a written statement provided to FoxNews.com.
“I hope he’s not on any committees that made decisions regarding cruel and unusual punishment,” Zalac added. “Decent people would call animal control for help, not get on Twitter to boast about having a really, really big gun.”
I would beg to differ with the ethically retarded (thank you, Rahm Emanuel) folks at PETA. Their brain-dead, morally twisted, moronic moonbattery is perfectly wrong. I, for one, draw a wealth of comfort knowing that a man like Representative King – a law abiding family man, with respect and reverence for the Second Amendment – is prepared to defend his home and family from all intruders, whether they be the two-legged or four-legged kind. I think it’s marvelous.
Too bad there weren’t more animals trying to gnaw their way into King’s home.
I’m sure he could have used the target practice.
And I hope he is a member of every committee in all of human existence – especially any that may be involved in decisions regarding cruel and unusual punishment. (I’m still waiting to hear how it’s safer to have a gun in the hand of one criminal instead of twenty million guns in the hands of twenty million law abiding citizens).
And spare me the “poor, little freezing animal in the woods looking for warmth” routine, okay?
For those who see human beings as a poison to the natural world – those who view humanity as toxic intruders – what, pray tell, would that poor little freezing raccoon have done if there wasn’t a house there for it to try and gnaw its way into? Would it have been forced to brave the cold and fend for itself, just as that species has always had to do?
After the last blizzard that pummeled the eastern United States, the countryside should have been littered with raccoon corpses who lost their lives scratching at the windows of warm wintertime human dwellings, no?