Kluwe on lawmaker who politicized Boston manhunt: He should be removed from office
Bell (left) thinks more guns = more safety. Kluwe disagrees.
Though he made a name for himself with his gay rights advocacy, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe isn't a one-issue pony.
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Today, he blasted an Arkansas lawmaker who used the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects to make an anti-gun control point for his "stunning lack of empathy."
Here's what Arkansas state Rep. Nate Bell tweeted this morning:
That prompted the following Twitter rant from Kluwe:
That last retweet again highlights the problem with our govt/society. That "man" (and I use the term loosely) is responsible for policy.-- Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) April 19, 2013
In any intelligent society, he would be immediately disbarred from ever holding office again for a stunning lack of empathy.-- Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) April 19, 2013
And let me be clear, I'm not extrapolating his behavior to all gun owners. There are plenty of responsible gun owners out there.-- Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) April 19, 2013
Unfortunately, he represents a very vocal minority that's preventing us from enacting any sort of meaningful change (or sanity).-- Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) April 19, 2013
For what it's worth, Bell later apologized, though the first comment on his Facebook apology indicates that not everyone is in a forgiving mood:
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