I’m sure that Richard Martinez, whose son was among the students who were fatally shot by a mentally ill young man, is not consoled that Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher is standing up for the Second Amendment in light of his tragic situation (“Calif. shootings; ‘Joe’ to victims’ families: Don’t trump gun rights; Admits his message is a ‘little blunt,’” May 28).
This is the same old rallying cry from gun advocates who swear that the federal government is going to take away everyone’s weapons, which is a myth.
Mr. Wurzelbacher is taking advantage of a horrible situation and politicizing it.
What would ‘Joe’ say if his kid died?
If Mr. Wurzelbacher had children and one was shot and killed, would he say: “My dead kid doesn’t trump my constitutional rights” (“Constitutional contortions,” editorial, May 29)?
I have never heard such a mean-spirited, callous remark by a politico wannabe or anyone else.
It’s sad that Mr. Wurzelbacher doesn’t seem to get it. He needs to filter his thoughts before he makes additional idiotic public statements. Shame on him.
Statement a sign of a small mind
Mr. Wurzelbacher’s statement is the ranting of a small mind. It should not have earned a Page One article in The Blade.
How’s this for trumping rights?
To Mr. Wurzelbacher: Your constitutional rights do not trump my constitutional right to call you a horse’s ass.
Interest in ‘Joe’ overestimated
The Blade has overestimated its readers’ interest in Mr. Wurzelbacher.