What a heartless, stupid man. Maybe I’m alone in struggling to keep the ‘mind and heart of Christ’ when reading things like this… if so, pray for me.
Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, insisted the deaths of innocent people “don’t trump” his constitutional rights in an open letter to the families of victims in Friday’s shooting rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Wurzelbacher’s letter was published on Barbwire Monday, days after one shooting victim’s father blamed “craven, irresponsible politicians” and the National Rifle Association for his son’s death.
Wurzelbacher said the words of Richard Martinez, whose son Christopher Martinez was a victim in Friday’s incident, “will be exploited by gun-grab extremists as are all tragedies involving gun violence and the mentally ill by the anti-Second Amendment Left.” The former Congressional candidate told Martinez to “back off.”
Wurzelbacher said his letter is directed “only to the families of the gunshot victims in Santa Barbara” and not to the families of three who were stabbed ahead of the shooting spree.
“I am sorry you lost your child. I myself have a son and daughter and the one thing I never want to go through, is what you are going through now. But: As harsh as this sounds — your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights,” Wurzelbacher wrote.