GOP Volunteers Laugh After GOP Sen. Richard Burr “Jokes” About Gun Owners Shooting Hillary [AUDIO]

CNN reports:

Sen. Richard Burr privately mused over the weekend that gun owners may want to put a “bullseye” on Hillary Clinton, according to audio obtained by CNN. The North Carolina Republican, locked in a tight race for reelection, quipped that as he walked into a gun shop “nothing made me feel better” than seeing a magazine about rifles “with a picture of Hillary Clinton on the front of it.”

“I was a little bit shocked at that — it didn’t have a bullseye on it,” he said Saturday to GOP volunteers, prompting laughter from the crowd in Mooresville, North Carolina. “But on the bottom right (of the magazine), it had everybody for federal office in this particular state that they should vote for. So let me assure you, there’s an army of support out there right now for our candidates.” The comments resemble similar ones made by Donald Trump in August when the GOP nominee said “Second Amendment people” could take matters into their own hands if Clinton became president.

Burr apologized for the comment in a statement to CNN issued this afternoon.

  • JT

    Rethugs are monsters.

  • tim870

    Apology not accepted (or meant I’m sure).

  • TampaDink

    But if Hillary supporters boo at the mention of Comey’s name, they are the real threat to democracy.

    • Nasty Girl Brianna

      This is what we get when a real-life bonafide comic book villain runs for President. All the rules go out the window.

      • TestSubject51

        What is scary is that he just may win. Frightening.

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      • TampaDink

        His campaign slogan really should have been “Doncha Like Toons?”

    • grada3784

      Is that James Comey, the re-incarnation of L. Patrick Grey?

      Or James Comey, Master Ratfucker?

      • TampaDink

        I’m gonna go with James Comey, Master Ratfucker.

  • bkmn

    Scumbag.

  • swimboy

    No, Burr apologized for being called out on his behavior.

    • EweTaw

      Aaron Burr?

  • Lazycrockett

    Fuck Him.

    • Silver Badger

      With Trump’s dick.

      • Steverino

        That wouldn’t be painful enough.

        • Bruno

          At all, really.

        • Silver Badger

          Are you volunteering? Ain’t gonna use mine!

          • Steverino

            : )

        • Rick Jackson

          Would he feel it at all?

      • ShawnSwagger

        Nah, they should use something that he’d feel. Saying “Fuck him with Trump’s dick” is like saying “Fuck him with mosquito wings.”

      • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

        It’s only 2 inches long.

  • crewman

    Extremist supporters know that when they hear the dog whistle to ignore the required apology that comes afterwards.

    • Nasty Girl Brianna

      Bingo. Stochastic terrorism 101.

  • HKDaniel

    Assassinating political opponents, the Republicans really have stolen the Russian How-To book on dictatorship.

  • moebym

    I hope the voters of NC kick his sorry ass out and elect Deborah Ross as their new Senator.

  • Ninja0980

    Get all of these Republican assholes out of office.

    • Silver Badger

      Out of the country, Uganda, maybe.

  • Henry Auvil

    “’I was a little bit shocked at that — it didn’t have a bullseye on it,’ he said Saturday to GOP volunteers, prompting laughter from the crowd…”. No election is going to cure the sickness that’s infected this country. I fear it’s a fatal disease.

    • Silver Badger

      Not fatal. Just some amputation needed.

      • Bad Tom

        Let’s do the amputation the old fashioned way.
        Without anesthetic.

        • m_lp_ql_m

          “Bite the bullet” – apropos?

      • JCF

        It’ll die out—if we survive the crisis stage…

  • Michael Smith

    NBC is reporting that the FBI is investigating Manafort’s foreign ties. The FBI has more leaks these days than my last house.

    • Bruno

      Not surprised. Especially after what Comey did. There are dems in the FBI too. And maybe a sane Rethuglican here and there.

      • Michael Smith

        Comney should resign, especially if his letter has caused the people under him to revolt as it appears to be doing.

        • Bruno

          Apparently it’s just continuing the inter fighting they’ve had this whole election.

        • ShawnSwagger

          CA Governor Jerry Brown said today Comey “should be looking for other work.” Ha.

          • Michael Smith

            Voted for Jerry twice. Best California Governor of my lifetime.

          • Robincho

            My first gubernatorial vote years ago, and also my most recent…

          • LEE L HALL

            I agree nr Comey needs to be sent down the road kicking can or either just flat out resign

      • Steverino

        Indeed, when I think of how Republican-leaning the FBI generally is, I can think of one very liberal Democrat, Don Edwards, who was a former FBI agent prior to serving as a long-term congressman in the Silicon Valley area from 1963 to 1995. Was very pro-gay rights. Zoe Lofgren succeeded him after he retired. He died just a year ago at age 100. The university archives that I was interim head of between 2000 and 2004 houses his congressional papers.

    • Tiger Quinn

      And your last house was a sieve! Rim shot!

      • m_lp_ql_m

        Maybe he’s a Pastafarian, and he lives under a spaghetti strainer.

  • Tiger Quinn

    “Ha ha ha! Wouldn’t it be funny if she was dead? Huh? I mean, if somebody, like, one of you out there, were to kill her? Ha ha! I mean, can you even imagine if one of you just got your gun and blew her head right off? Ha ha ha ha!! Won’t someone rid me of this troublesome Clinton?”

    • Falconlights

      I hope the Secret Service is on top of this. Yeah, real funny, GOP.

      • Robincho

        I’ve no idea how many agents the Secret Service employs, but it is a finite number. What happens when the need for a larger number arises, as at this rate it surely will?…

        • Drumpf is actually making money off his SS detail; the Secret Service reimburses campaigns for agent travel expenses since the protection is mandatory. So, Drumpf flies using his own jet service – the company TAG has been reimbursed about $6 million so far.

  • Steverino

    It is clear that right-wing Republican authoritarians want a one-party government with a strong-man quasi-dictator (like Putin) at the helm, and if they can’t achieve this by the ballot, they will achieve it by the bullet.

  • ShawnSwagger

    Is there anybody left, even among that Reublicans, that still thinks it’s mean to call them deplorables? It would be nice if we could drop that pretense.

    • Bruno

      From what I’ve seen, they love calling themselves that.

  • Silver Badger

    I wonder how funny burr would find it is a couple of hundred people mailed him his pictures with a bull’s eye on them?

    • TK

      Oh.. he’d be on the phone to the FBI, Secret Service, his mommy….

  • RobynWatts

    Thanks, “Bank Run” Burr, for shooting off that big mouth of yours in presence of a recording device. Just remember to keep shooting yourself in the foot like that.

  • bob

    Say it, then apologize ! The mark of a true asshole !

    • canoebum

      He’s only sorry it was recorded and could be played on tv.

  • David in Tucson

    An apology won’t take his words and put them back in his brain before he let them out into the world. Things said can never be unsaid.

    • Rick Jackson

      I think it’s cute that you implied his words came out of a brain.

  • ClevelandJim

    Granted, I get most of my election-related info from this blog (can’t stand to have the teevee on during election season), but it seems like only rethugs are the ones constantly saying shit like this. It’s like they just don’t know how to keep their stupid mouths shut when there’s media around. Is it truly limited to the right wingers?

    • Traxley Launderette

      Yes.

    • Dan Robinson

      Pretty much my only sources of news are this blog, Friendly Atheist and NPR.
      Teevee…fuck no. The breathless delivery, pounding music and insane set graphics are an abomination.

  • Chucktech

    Ass. Hole.

  • Hank
  • Falconlights

    The GOP really has a bunch of sick people. Since when is it acceptable to “joke” about a Presidential candidate (or anyone for that matter) getting shot? My mother would have whupped me silly if I had “joked” about someone getting shot.

    This kind of crap with Hillary’s picture on a gun magazine (sans target overlay, but stil…) is what contributed to Gabby Giffords getting shot.

    I used to think there might still be a few decent GOP types around but they’ve probably jumped ship by now. What left is the dregs of humanity.

    • Gianni

      I recall that Sarah Palin started showing the ‘cross-hairs’ overlay on pics after the 2008 election.

  • NancyP

    To even think these things, let alone say them out loud – this Sen. Burr is a disgrace. Or should that be “deplorable”?

    • Maggie 4NoH8

      BOTH

  • Viod Null

    And the associated implication of crosshairs on her supporters. They are obviously willing to exterminate us if allowed to do so. Behold …
    The American Holy Civil War Is Upon Us.
    In one week.

  • Herald

    Apology not accepted. He said what he really thinks! The Secret Service need to pay him a call.

  • EweTaw

    Ha, ha, ha! Yeah, death threats are soooooo funnee! Keep an eye looking back over your shoulders GOP volunteers. Keep an eye over your shoulders.

  • KQCA

    They keep planting that seed for a specific reason, and only one reason. Just pushing the buttons and pulling the strings until they persuade that one fanatic to follow through and take the fall for them.

  • Clive Johnson

    Drop by rhetorical drop the right’s leaders are barbarizing its followers, giving them permission for violent imagination, normalizing language that precedes atrocities.

    More clearly than ever we see them as they are in all their brutishness, moral corruption, bald murderous hatred and lack of inner intelligence on any level. They have little rational control of their minds; they are in thrall to worldviews turkey-stuffed with nonsense, conspiracy, fantasy, revenge, and the hurt of the little man. Lacking the intelligence for democracy in a changing world, their hands are getting itchy for action.

    If Hillary wins there’s no telling where we might be two, three, sixth months from now in terms of our accustomed social peace. But these thugs, deluded that they represent most Americans, might be in for a very rude awakening.

    • canoebum

      The assassination of Anwar Sadat plays over and over in my mind. We could a similar group of ‘sovereign citizens’ here attack a public event with murderous intent.

  • Robert Conner

    If there were really a God, an angel would come down out of the clouds and punch this shit-eating cracker’s lights out.

    • Barry William Teske

      I would not like to see that happen.

      What the essence of the Bible says, though, I believe will.
      Those that abused the basic tenets of their faith for profit and personal gain with HATE towards others, the time will come.
      Those who said believe or face holy wrath, their own end approaches, and for the journey chosen willingly, that feeling of separate self will be lost, while the behaviour left behind will not.
      That need to be forgiven will be part of the last breath and there will be no living with it.
      The chance to forgive self, lost.

      This was my sincerely held belief and faith before my family and I were banished from our church when I was only 5, and it still is today at the age of 54.

      I am not a religious believer, I am a spiritual believer.
      I am no saint. I am no sinner.
      I still have a lot still to overcome within.
      I make mistakes and do my best to learn better, and if not I keep working at it.
      I have journeyed this far despite the many times my life should have been cut short, yet by some higher guidance, it has not.

      The difference, I believe, is in how you see your self, and how that shapes your behaviour toward another’s self.

      Trusting or HATING. Changing or pointing. Understanding or denying. Shaming or trying.
      Believing in self. Believing in another’s.

  • Spudman
    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      He’s also related to Aaron.

  • Bomer

    Does it ever cross their minuscule little minds that they aren’t safe from the monster they are trying to set loose on us all? If it’s alright to shoot a Dem that they don’t like what’s to stop them from doing to the same to a Repug?

  • Sydney

    I voted today and I voted against this sorry ass.

    • TuuxKabin

      Makes your Andy Warhol, Grace Kelly all the more lovely.

      • Robincho

        Kelly was nothing but Grace. Kellyanne has everything except it…

  • Gerry Fisher

    Pig

  • LarryChemEngr

    Imagine how he’d shit his pants if someone said that Trump should have a bull’s eye on him.

  • TK

    If this had been said about any sitting GOP president or GOP candidate, they would be going ballistic. But hey… a black president, a woman candidate… fair game for the GOP and Trump’s rabid redneck gun nut supporters. I’m sure Burr is good buds with Ted Nugent. Oh… but ha ha, it was just a joke.

  • Paula

    Dickhead!

  • Paula

    Silly assholes! They forget that everyone has that 2nd amendment thing.

  • Blackfork

    FUCK YOU, Burr. Nobody believes you and your shitty nod-nod-wink-wink apology.

  • leastyebejudged

    I knew a lot of really nice people in NC, but I still fucking hate it.

  • grada3784

    Is the exchange rate 10 Republicans per Democrat? Or is it higher?

  • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

    He’s related to Aaron Burr so I’m not actually shocked this fuckstick wants to murder a rival.

  • LEE L HALL

    Mr Burr
    An I say that without an firm if respect for this man for he deserves zero respect from the voters of n.c. But he needs to remember that Democrats have the right to hunt an bare arms as well as his idiot far right winged rethuglicans do . So the use of guns can be a two way street mr Burr are you wearing your bullet proffits vest daily ha ha

    • Beagle

      Calling for violence — not cool on either side. (Joe has a rule against it.)

  • Jack

    “I’m sorry you found out.”

    I thought the second amendment was about “well-regulated militias,” not taking-matters-into-their-own-hands vigilantes.