The Florida Legislature is not exactly filled with our best and brightest, as we’ve discovered in recent months.
But be that as it may, we are still able to be shocked by some of the dumb ass things that are said in Tallahassee.
Cue: Senator Dennis Baxley from Ocala.
In an interview with VICE NEWS, Baxley, who is well-known for his pro-gun views tried to deflect a reporter’s question about an assault weapons ban into some sort of weird morality lesson involving silverware.
You’ll just have to watch it to fully grasp the mind-bending stupidity:
Florida state senator @dennisbaxley on banning AR-15s: “Spoons are used to eat stuff to kill yourself with obesity, but we’re not picking up spoons to get rid of obesity.”
Watch the rest here: https://t.co/yrOlETQhfA pic.twitter.com/pmCrhJgjcH
— Erica K. Landau (@ericakland) February 21, 2018
So in Baxley’s world, politicians should never pass any laws because it is very possible that someone is getting fat right now eating Haagen-Dazs.
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