Samuel Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe the Plumber,” uploaded a YouTube video on Monday in which he attempted to link the Holocaust and Armenian genocides to gun control advocates.
In his video the Ohio Congressional candidate said:
“I’m just stating the fact that history is very important — people need to understand what happened. Different countries around the world have tried to disarm their citizens, and then have tried to exterminate their own now-unarmed citizens.”
Joe The Plumber then goes on to say:
“In 1911, Turkey established gun control … From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were exterminated. In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others, unable to defend themselves, were exterminated.”
While he may have offended millions of Jews, Armenians and countless others he did manage to end his video with a simple message “I love America.”
As expected Jewish Democrats quickly shot back with the National Jewish Democratic Coalition noting:
” “Using the memories of the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust to make a political point is never appropriate, under any circumstances.”
Speaking to Politico Wurzelbacher says he has no sympathy for people who are offended by his comment, telling the political news site:
“If people are looking to be offended by this video, they are probably serving a political agenda. Unfortunately there are a lot of whiners out there. The Second Amendment essentially allows us Americans to make sure that we keep our rights. It’s very important to make sure we sustain it.”
Here’s the full Joe the Plumber gun control video:
Where do you stand on the gun control holocaust debate?