In response to a letter from a constituent concerned about gun control laws, an Alabama state representative went a little off the rails. He called into question not only gun laws but also what type of representatives are creating all state laws.
Alabama State Rep. Joseph Mitchell, a democrat, didn't so much disagree with the constituent who contacted him; rather he attacked him with an incredibly racist, back-handed and nearly incoherent response. The Yellow Hammer Politics blog published the email thread Wednesday morning between Mitchell and the constituent, Eddie Maxwell.
Mitchell responded to Maxwell’s request for legislators to get rid of gun control laws by claiming the ‘self defense’ argument for the second amendment was not used to protect his black “folk” from “slave-holding, murdering, adulterous, baby-raping, incestuous, snaggle-toothed, backward-a**ed, inbreed, imported criminal-minded kin folk.”
Here’s the full text of the exchange:
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Maxwell: Can the officers of our state government change our constitution when the change is forbidden by the people? The Supreme Court of Alabama has ruled that it cannot in an opinion dealing with another matter where change is forbidden. You have sworn to support our constitution. You have defined a violation of an oath in an official proceeding as a class C felony (C.O.A. Section 13A-10-101 Perjury in the first degree).
Do not violate your oath of office by introducing additional gun control bills or by allowing those already enacted to remain in the body of our laws.
Mitchell: Hey man. You have used the word ‘except’ when I think you mean somethin’ else.
Hey man. Your folk never used all this sheit to protect my folk from your slave-holding, murdering, adulterous, baby-raping, incestuous, snaggle-toothed, backward-a**ed, inbreed, imported criminal-minded kin folk. You can keep sending me stuff like you have however because it helps me explain to my constituents why they should protect that 2nd amendment thing AFTER we finish stocking up on spare parts, munitions and the like.
Bring it. As one of my friends in the Alabama Senate suggested — “BRING IT!!!!”
JOSEPHm, a prepper (’70-’13)
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Regardless of what Mitchell was arguing, the tactlessness and unprofessionalism he displayed were far below the standards we should uphold our legislators to.