Lawmaker asks colleague: What if I blew your brains out?
Yesterday’s gun-rights debate in Harrisburg ventured into fairly ridiculous territory, culminating with Upper Darby Democratic state Rep. Margo Davidson posing a preposterous hypothetical involving her and Republican state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe. Pennsylvania Public Radio’s Scott Detrow reports:
Maybe if he “stood yelling” in your bedroom after he broke into your house. Otherwise, probably not. And you thought Davidson’s predecessor, Mario Civera, had a big mouth …
John Baer says Davidson apparently didn’t get the “reasoned civility” memo following the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
“Can you imagine the outrage if this moment was reversed and a white male rural Republican lawmaker suggested blowing the brains out of a black female Democratic lawmaker?” he asked.
By the way, the “Castle Doctrine” bill, which gives gun owners more freedom to use deadly force, passed overwhelmingly.
No fatalities were reported.