Arizona GOP Candidate Says Democrats Committed 99 Percent Of Mass Shootings

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

An Arizona rancher running for Congress claims that Democrats are responsible for the vast majority of mass shootings in America.

“If you look at all the fiascos that have occurred, 99 percent of them have been by Democrats pulling their guns out and shooting people. So I don’t think you have a problem with the Republicans,” candidate Gary Kiehne said at a Republican primary debate Saturday.

Kiehne also announced he has “more guns and ammo than any one of my competitors.”

Gunmen rarely have a coherent political ideology, ThinkProgress reported. The vast majority of mass shooters and domestic terrorists, like Unabomber Ted Kaczynski and Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVey, spew paranoid, antigovernment rhetoric.

If Kiehne wins the August 26 primary, he hopes to unseat incumbent Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.

Sources: ThinkProgress, New York Daily News