Republican Congressman Clay Higgins of Louisiana got some major side-eye from the internet after arguing on the House floor America doesn't need gun control laws because Biblical figures killed each without using guns.
Here's Rep. Clay Higgins suggesting on the House floor that gun control laws aren't necessary because Biblical figu… https://t.co/Z29peWZPYE— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1615494698.0
Higgins seemed to think because people could murder each other without guns, there was no point in regulating firearms.
Which is the reason the United States doesn't have speed limits or a drinking age or...
Others also found flaws in Higgins logic.
Family of Clay Higgins: Yes, Doctor. He needs to be medicated and in a secure facility. Exhibit A is attached. https://t.co/UYDCvcaYzB— SouthernMom (@SouthernMom)1615505544.0
Wait until he hears about cars and seatbelts and whether Jesus drove a Miata or a Range Rover. Clay Higgins is the… https://t.co/2anMqKU08E— Rob Anderson for Louisiana (@Rob Anderson for Louisiana)1615496888.0
Dumbest statement if the day award goes to Clay Higgins..... So far anyway..... https://t.co/vrQTwukqZh— KansasDemocrat (@KansasDemocrat)1615494894.0
Twitter united to roast Higgins.
@atrupar @owillis This makes zero sense. 🤔— Jo (@Jo)1615495244.0
If Cain had a Glock, he could’ve whacked Abel much easier. https://t.co/s6kV6frZqR— AlWalentis (@AlWalentis)1615556934.0
ready to kill my enemies in hand to hand combat, just like jesus said 🙏 https://t.co/NzgCC981uW— liz 🌹 (@liz 🌹)1615554466.0
The Congressman's argument made very little sense from both religious and logical perspectives.
Catch the guy laughing in the back https://t.co/n2Dp9NPcAV— aaron_and_flash (@aaron_and_flash)1615531712.0
Counterpoint @RepClayHiggins - if that's true, and you believe 100% in the Bible, then why do you need firearms to… https://t.co/l1QNhy5mvr— Tyler Durden (@Tyler Durden)1615505493.0
DWI laws aren't necessary because Jesus takes the wheel. https://t.co/M3rf1FsOrA— bitsa (@bitsa)1615504874.0
Many citizens couldn't believe this was an actual argument made in Congress by an elected representative.
Is it just me, or does it seem like they're doubling down on craziness? https://t.co/Sl8sFqD2ev— Kashiri 🇺🇸 (@Kashiri 🇺🇸)1615504422.0
STOP ELECTING IDIOTS TO CONGRESS (please). https://t.co/LXLofGhC4Y— Roy Hobbs (@Roy Hobbs)1615504307.0
Although murder is certainly possible without guns, most reasonable people would concede regulating weapons would make a difference.
In the NRA's America, ideologues who lack basic humanity actually win election to Congress to spout inanities while… https://t.co/tJRooicX2j— Safe Campus Colorado (@Safe Campus Colorado)1615538730.0
LA-03 please come get your man https://t.co/tR8Rt7RZsd— the absolute worst (@the absolute worst)1615559142.0
Representative Higgins' statement will likely be forgotten by the public, but it will surely be remembered by his colleague in the chamber who couldn't help but laugh at the bizarre moment.