PA Democrat asks if she can kill a Republican RepresentativeSubmitted by barracuda_trader on Mon, 09/23/2013 - 02:05
While debating a bill expanding a Pennsylvania law allowing deadly force in cases of self-defense, Democratic Representative Margo Davidson of Delco used a hypothetical situation to ask if she could kill a Republican colleague.
According to an article at phiily.com:
In rendering scenarios in which the new law might excuse the killing of a person perceived as a threat, Davidson stood on the House floor and asked a question that included a reference to the chamber's most conservative member and maybe strongest pro-gun advocate, Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler County.
"If the gentleman from Butler County stood yelling, knowing that he's a gun-toter, and I felt threatened, would I be protected under court law if I blew his brains out?"
John Baer writes that Davidson giggled amid audible gasps.
House Speaker Sam Smith ordered Davidson's remarks stricken from the record, but they will never be stricken from the memory of those present.
It is what it is - another example of Democratic hypocrisy on display.