Colorado Lawmaker Suggests People Can Defend Against Gun Wielding Lunatics By Using a Ballpoint Pen
February 18, 2013  //  By:   //  Gun Control  //  19 Comments

Oh the people of Colorado must be brimming with pride this evening, as one of their very own Democrat lawmakers has thrown his opinion into the gun debate, saying people don’t need to defend themselves from a mass shooting by firing back with their own guns.  But rather, they can simply subdue the armed madman when he tries to reload using a ballpoint pen.

No, seriously.

Jessie Ulibarri had this to say to Colorado’s Senate Judiciary Committee…

Via RevealPolitics (h/t Ben):

Thank you, Madame Chair.  I did just want to say … and, um … I know that comment was made a bit lighthearted to our witness.  But I … um … I don’t think we should take it lighthearted that when Congressman Giffords was shot and there was a shooting in an Arizona supermarket, people who were unarmed took that person down when he stopped to reload.  And so there are other ways to address violence and it doesn’t mean we have our kids exposed to a whole crossfire of multiple folks in a room shooting simultaneously.  And that Congressman Giffords life was saved and so many others when very valiant folks stood up to defend themselves and protect themselves.  And they did it with ballpoint pens.

Aside from the fact that not everyone can go full MacGyver and fashion themselves a weapon out of a nearby writing utensil, Ulibarri is actually suggesting that the proper defense is to wait until the gunman has stopped to reload before starting a counterattack.

You know who that didn’t work out for, Mr. Ulibarri?  Satwant Singh Kaleka, who was the president of a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that fell victim to a deadly shooting this past August.

A Huffington Post article provided proof in a single sentence that guns don’t kill people, gun control kills people…

“The dead included temple President Satwant Singh Kaleka, who was shot as he tried to fend off the shooter with a butter knife.“

It wasn’t quite the same weapon of choice that Ulibarri favors, but you get the point.

Here’s the video…


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19 Comments to “Colorado Lawmaker Suggests People Can Defend Against Gun Wielding Lunatics By Using a Ballpoint Pen”
  • Jeremy Rich
    February 18, 2013 - Reply

    what a moron. how many pens were in sandy hook school idiot? argument stomped into the mud!

  • Tony Phillips
    February 19, 2013 - Reply

    Yes because that’s exactly the way it happened…..dumb-ass liberal.

  • Tony G.
    February 19, 2013 - Reply

    I think this guy must had smoked some of the hemp . . . what a moron? I’ll take my Colt 45 thank you very much,.

    • Turdito Bandito
      February 19, 2013 - Reply

      well that won’t do much since hemp has no psycho active properties at all. Its just one of the most robust industrial textiles on the planet, which was made illegal by corrupt politicians & industrialists decades ago who were heavily invested in paper mills and the petro chemical industry…just saying.

  • Gaijinman
    February 19, 2013 - Reply

    the pen is mightier than the “assault rifle”… well perhaps he means his own pen as a legislator, and that perhaps is the very instrument should be banned from scoundrel politicians that betray their oath to uphold the Constitution.

  • Turdito Bandito
    February 19, 2013 - Reply

    this guy is special

  • Mount Joy
    February 19, 2013 - Reply

    What a dumb ass.

    • Walter Wolenski
      February 19, 2013 - Reply

      Yes, Special ed student. (no offence ment to the special ed kids).

  • Thomas Jefferson
    February 19, 2013 - Reply

    Then why don’t we disarm the secret service and let the Hawaiian protect himself with his own pen.

  • Navigator1924
    February 19, 2013 - Reply

    This reminds me of Salazar. These people must grow up in gated communities where there are guards 24 hours.

  • Walter Wolenski
    February 19, 2013 - Reply

    And if he/she reloads too quckly, I guess we wait until he kills another 13 people before we have the opportunity again.

  • Jim Sellers Sr.
    February 19, 2013 - Reply

    Unreal! This guy is totally embarassing! This is the position of our lawmakers? We are destroying ourselves from within.

  • Winghunter
    February 19, 2013 - Reply

    “Gun Control is that abuse by a treasonous government which forces a pool of unarmed victims to be at the mercy of criminals and elected tyrants.”

  • timber-liner.
    February 20, 2013 - Reply

    Our law makers don’t uphold the constitution like they are sworn to do. The second amendment is for the people to protect them selves from not only criminals but from a tyrannical government trying to take away our freedom.

  • Tom Sherman
    March 14, 2013 - Reply

    “Hey, can you stop shooting for a second? I want to write you a nasty note.”

  • Steve_008
    April 6, 2013 - Reply

    You really are a complete moron. You obviously don’t have much experience with firearms, only ball point pens to do your damage. No thanks…. I’ll hang on to my firearms. Imagine for a moment that you are being attacked by an armed lunatic and you only have a ball point pen to defend yourself…. seriously?? I sincerely hope you lose the next election.

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