The Republican party and the people who vote for them have all flipped their lids. They have absolutely no qualms about voting for white supremacists, pedophiles, or agents working for foreign governments. Well here’s another baffling Republican candidate that will probably garner enough votes to get elected. His name is Bobby Wilson and he’s a Senate candidate from Tucson, Arizona, and in 1963 he confessed to murdering his own mother and sister with a gun. Of course, he’s very pro-gun and that will have Republicans just drooling to vote for him.
An Arizona Senate candidate says he's pro-gun because he once fended off a gunman with a gun kept under his bed. Turns out the "attacker" was his mom, and he shot her dead; he was charged with murdering her and his sister, but not convicted. https://t.co/JizGxZaNaE
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) July 17, 2018
He doesn’t think we need any more gun laws because they simply don’t work. He uses the old tired NRA message that only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with one. Of course, he’s only using that argument because it’s a very effective tool into scaring people into voting for you.
‘You can pass all the laws you want to in this world, and when you’ve got somebody out there that wants to harm somebody, they’re going to do it if you don’t stop them.’
‘I don’t think you can control people’s behavior by passing laws. They keep looking for a magic-bullet law that they can pass where it’s gonna put an end to the killings and the gun violence, and they’re not gonna find the magic bullet. There is no magic bullet.’
Wilson, who is repeatedly booed by the audience for various reasons (including saying everyone is good Christians) describes how he was nearly killed in his bed by a man who broke into his home, wanted to kill him. Wilson was able to shoot with a loaded gun he kept under his bed. pic.twitter.com/b0djHCXYLb
— Joe Ferguson (@joeferguson) July 10, 2018
He says he’s pro-gun because he once had to use a gun to protect his own life. He likes to tell a tall tale about how he and his sister were the victims of a crazed gun-toting mother who tried to kill the both of them. He tells people that his mother attacked him with a gun one night, and accidentally killed her daughter in the process with the butt of the rifle. He claims that he awoke that night and his mother had a rifle pointed at his head from point-blank range. She shot at him six times before he was able to pull his shotgun from underneath his bed and killed her in self-defense. He says that his mother accidentally hit his sister in the head with the butt of the rifle and she died afterward.
He tells a good story but if people dig a little deeper, oh and use a bit of common sense, they’ll see that his story makes absolutely no sense. In 1963 the Choctaw County sheriff said Wilson confessed to murdering his mother and sister, then burning the house down around them to hide the evidence. He later changed his story and claimed that he had amnesia so he could avoid going to trial. His amnesia lie worked. Since he had burned up most of the evidence investigators couldn’t prove what he had done, and seven years after the murders they had to drop the case against him.
What investigators found while researching the murders seems to back up Wilson’s original confession. The bodies of Wilson’s mother and sister were found curled up in the fetal position on the mother’s bed. The sister’s head had been crushed in and the mother had been shot in the head.
Now that Wilson is a wingnut touting that we don’t need gun laws, he’ll have voters foaming at the mouth to support him. They don’t care that he murdered his own family in cold blood, as long as he backs the NRA they’ll be fine voting for him.
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