Tennessee GOPer Makes Joke About ‘Assault Pressure Cooker’

A Tennessee Republican state senator used his blog over the weekend to satirically point out the dangerous features of pressure cookers in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings — an apparent allusion to the gun control debate after the Newtown, Conn. massacre, the Tennessean reported Tuesday.

Sen. Stacey Campfield posted an image labeled as an “assault pressure cooker,” which featured lines pointing to the device’s dangerous characteristics: “Evil, black” and “Large-capacity, can cook for hours without reloading.” The post, titled “Here comes Feinstein again,” appeared to mock the California senator’s proposed assault weapons ban. 

As the Tennessean reported, Campfield has taken heat for the posting. In another blog post, Campfield wrote, “If my post was inappropriate talking about ‘crock pot control’ then where is the outrage from the left when they push for gun control after the Sandy Hook shooting? Im sorry if I exposed your double standard…. Well, not really.'” 

h/t Political Wire.

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