The stupid is running strong today #Rubioinwonderland

The stupid is running strong today

by digby

Marco "machine gun" Rubio on Face the Nation:

Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said that he bought a gun on Christmas Eve and will use it to protect his family — and America — against ISIS.
“I’m a strong supporter of the second amendment. I have a right to protect my family if someone were to come after us. In fact, if ISIS were to visit us, or our communities, at any moment, the last line of defense between ISIS and my family is the ability that I have to protect my family from them, or from a criminal, or anyone else who seeks to do us harm. Millions of Americans feel that way.”

He left out protecting his family from the jack-booted government thugs which is the main reason, according to the NRA, that everyone should own guns. I guess he's less interested in that since he's running to be Jack-boot-thug in chief.

Seriously, this new line about "fighting ISIS" with your personal weapon is not just idiotic, it's downright dangerous. It's pushing the idea that average citizens are at war with ISIS in our own country and that we must arm ourselves to fight the battle. That's crazy talk. We have cops and national guard and FBI to do that job and adding a bunch of arm-chair warriors into the mix is bad news.

It's dumb enough that everyone thinks that arming themselves will somehow prevent gun violence. But arming themselves to literally fight a war with terrorists on American soil is irrational on a whole other level.

When so-called "establishment" presidential candidates start saying their arming their own families to fight ISIS in America, we have gone so far down the rabbit hole it's hard to see how we can crawl back out.