Paul: Gun-Toting Protester Did ‘Remarkable’ Job Proving He’s ‘A Peaceful Man’
Much has been made of the New Hampshire man, William Kostric, who showed up outside President Obama’s health care speech in Portsmouth Tuesday with a loaded gun strapped to his leg and a sign calling for the blood of tyrants.
Last night, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) weighed in on the episode, telling MSNBC’s Ed Schultz that Kostric “was just, you know, practicing a right that he had.”
What this demonstrates is that it’s — it’s the old conservative argument. It’s not the gun that’s the danger. It’s the person that’s dangerous. He’s a peaceful person. He obeyed the law. He was not a man of violence. And it went quite well. So I think it’s a remarkable demonstration, when you compare to what 19 individuals could do with razor blades, versus one man with an armed pistol that happens to be a law-abiding citizen.
Paul added that Kostric “was remarkable in proving his point that he was a peaceful man, and caused no trouble.”
Guess this means that the hundreds of unarmed protesters in Portsmouth didn’t prove that they were peaceful because they lacked the proper display of firepower.