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Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson can't be more clueless: "Nonsense debates about gun control" are "distracting the American public," he says

Instead of debating gun control, Sen. Johnson said, let's talk about what a "hassle" it is to get on an airplane

Brendan Gauthier
June 17, 2016 9:20PM (UTC)

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, who's leading the Republican gun-nut caucus, called into "The Vicki McKenna Show" on Madison AM radio station WIBA Friday to rail against "nonsense" gun control measures.

"Think of all of our freedoms that have been reduced because of Islamic terror," Johnson said. "We have to quit distracting the American public with these nonsense debates ... about gun control, proposing pieces of legislation that will have no effect on these tragedies."


"How is their proposal actually gonna solve these problems?" he continued. "How are they gonna prevent these tragedies?"

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Brendan Gauthier

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