Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) posted his new campaign slogan on his Twitter account on Thursday. It read: “Our campaign bumper sticker: If babies had guns, they wouldn’t be aborted.”
An image of a bumper sticker with the same message and the phrase “Vote Pro-Life!” was also included, reports the Dallas Observer.
Rep. Stockman stated on his website that a gun background check is somehow a tax:
“A requirement to make citizens submit to a background check imposes a tax. Such legislation cannot originate in the Senate. The bill is automatically unconstitutional,” said Stockman.
“Constitutional rights don’t require permission slips. If you infringe upon the Second Amendment’s absolute protections, you will be removed from office,” said Stockman. “The language of the Second Amendment is perhaps the starkest and most absolute in the Constitution. ‘The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.’ That means any obstacle whatsoever is strictly prohibited. The right to keep and bear arms cannot even be approached.”
Rep. Stockman also made false claims about Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey, claiming they "wanted to give the federal government the name and adress of everyone who wants to buy a gun."
The Texas congressman has a reputation for outrageous tweets. Back in March, he tweeted an insult against President Obama: “If Obama gets any more bitter they’ll bottle his sweat as tonic water.”
Rep. Stockman also once shared his unique view of science on Twitter: “The best thing about the Earth is if you poke holes in it oil and gas come out."