Texas GOPer: Ping-Pong kills more people than guns

So says incoming Texas Rep. Kyle Kacal, who insists people need their arms "to be safe"

By Jillian Rayfield
December 20, 2012 11:55PM (UTC)
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Incoming state Rep. Kyle Kacal, R-Texas, will not support any gun control measures in Texas because people need their guns "to be safe," and, besides, "ping-pongs are more dangerous than guns."

"People know what they need to do to be safe. We don't need to legislate that -- it's common sense," Kacal said, according to the Eagle. "Once everyone's gun is locked up, then the bad guys know everyone's gun is locked up."


"I've heard of people being killed playing ping-pong -- ping-pongs are more dangerous than guns," he added. "Flat-screen TVs are injuring more kids today than anything."

Via Andrew Kaczynski of BuzzFeed.

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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