Instead of taking his latest argument to the House Floor like he did when it came to explaining the difference between white nationalists and white supremacists, State Representative Daryl Metcalfe, who holds some sort of leadership status within the Republican Party, went to the interwebs and blamed the recent Oregon massacre at the Umpqua Community College on “those who create gun free zones” because they “are responsible for creating kill zones! [sic].” Conveniently, Representative Metcalfe forgot to mention the shooter who kill 13 people and injured 20. Let’s ask those families who they feel right at the moment.
Thankfully, ThinkProgress has a dose a sanity for Mad Cow Metcalfe to read up on because Umpqua Community College was not a gun free zone. In fact, there were many people who were carrying guns on campus at the time of the shooting, but they did not engage in the action for the fear of being shot and killed by a police office or SWAT member.
State Representative Daryl Metcalfe is known for holding yearly open carry and pro-gun rallies on the state capitol steps, and in the wake of the Newtown Shooting, several demonstrators showed up to the rally with AR15’s strapped to their back.
Aside from Daryl Metcalfe’s recent behavior with inviting a white nationalist to speak at a capitol hearing on making Pennsylvania an “English Only” state, he still holds his spot in GOP Leadership and he will continue to hold this spot because Majority Leader David Reed and House Speaker Mike Turzai do not have the testicular juice, or the balls, to remove him from his spot because they have to keep the extreme conservatives in their happy play pen.