‘Joe the Plumber’ says gun control led to the Holocaust (VIDEO)


Samuel Joseph 'Joe the Plumber' Wurzelbacher at a Tea Party rally in Searchlight, Nev., on Mar. 27, 2010.


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Ohio Congressional candidate Samuel Wurzelbacher, also known as, "Joe The Plumber" is defending a controversial campaign video that suggests gun control led to the Holocaust, according to CBS News.

The Ohio Republican's video argues "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."

“I’m just stating the fact that history is very important — people need to understand what happened,” Wurzelbacher told POLITICO. He said he had no sympathy for those who were offended by the video.

CBS News reported National Jewish Democratic Council President and CEO David A. Harris replied "to imply that these innocent lives were taken because of gun control laws is simply beyond the pale" and demanded he apologize.

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