State Rep. Jack Harper, R-Surprise, partly blamed the shooting on Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, who has himself blamed caustic political rhetoric and lax gun-control as contributing to the massacre.On the Palin scale of incoherence, I give this quote four out of five Courics.
"If he would have done his job, maybe this doesn't happen," Harper told USA Today on Monday. "Sheriff Dupnik did not provide for the security of a U.S. congresswoman."
"When everyone is carrying a firearm, nobody is going to be a victim," Harper continued. "The socialists of today are only one gun confiscation away from being the communists of tomorrow."
Dupnik was not immediately available to respond.
Members of Congress do not routinely have local police security at their events. They are free to request it if they feel threatened, authorities say.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Today in "Shit State Legislators Say": Gun Control in Arizona
Ladies and Gentlemen, State Representative Jack Harper (R-AZ):