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Dems, Media Attack Kiehne Over Gun Comments

By Elisha Dorfsmith

During Saturday’s Arizona CD1 primary debate Congressional candidate Gary Kiehne said that 99% of mass shooters were Democrats. Democrats are reacting like he said 99% of Democrats are mass shooters. While 99% is certainly not a scientific number, the fact remains that every time there is a mass shooting the media jumps on it hoping it is a “right wing extremist” and nearly every time the details come out and the shooter is anything but right wing.

The overreaction to Kiehne’s statements by the media is very entertaining to say the least. Never a dull moment in politics.

UPDATE: Kiehne has apologized for using the 99% figure:

“This past weekend, I made a comment about the political affiliation of perpetrators of gun violence in the heat of a debate. I’ve since learned that the information that I based the comment off of was inaccurate and incorrect.

I’ve always believed that when you make a mistake, you should own up to it. Too many politicians today offer nothing but spin and excuses when they say something they shouldn’t have. I’m not going to do that. Simply put, I shouldn’t have made the comment, and I want to offer my apology for making it without any reservations.”

  1. David A. Skopec
    May 21, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Yea! After Hearing Andy Tobin the other nite I wonder why we don’t play some of his statements. The big MUGWAMP

    Date: Mon, 19 May 2014 16:05:55 +0000 To: davidskopec@live.com

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