The Vancouver Sun reports:
Rep. Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican, said Americans try to “solve our problems by ballots and not bullets” and any time there is “threatening debate and things of that nature, then it’s very dangerous.”
But Franks urged lawmakers not to jump to conclusions that Giffords’s shooting had any connection to the state of political debate in the country.
“We don’t want to give [the shooter] too much credit here, to somehow politically analyze this, [that] somehow he was making a grand political statement,” Franks said. “This guy was a deranged lunatic that had no respect for his fellow human beings and completely rejected any kind of constitutional foundation of this nation.”
Yes, because we can tell crazy people apart at a glance. And shear all the politics off this politically-motivated crime by blaming it on lunatics. Who have no respect for fellow human beings.
Maybe we PWDs aren’t even human beings. God, what a newsflash.