Last week, John Russel Houser, a Teabagging, Westboro Baptist Church loving, racist, with a history of mental illness and arrests used a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun that he legally purchased to open fire in a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater, killing two people and injuring others, but, Bobby Jindal, the asshatted Governor of Louisiana said this is not the time to discuss gun control.
At a press conference, which he also used as a campaign stop, Jindal was asked what, "as a leader" he would support to make it tougher for people with mental illness to gain access to guns.
He didn’t answer, saying there was a right time and a right place for that chat, but not on the heels of a mentally disturbed man using a gun in a movie theater. That is not the time, y’all. Jindal said now "is the time to focus on [the] victims."
But then he took a swipe at Barack Obama, as he did in the days following the Charleston shootings, saying:
"There will be an absolute appropriate time for us to talk about policies and politics, and I’m sure folks will want to score political points off this tragedy as they’ve tried to do off previous tragedies."
One reporter, though, was undeterred, and asked:
"You want to be the leader of not only the United States but of the free world. What would you do different to stop these things from happening all over the country?"
"I’m happy to talk about this but not here, not now. Now is the time to grieve, mourn, come together and show Lafayette’s resilient and we can get through this. I’m not shy of providing my opinions on any topic, but right now let’s actually focus."
He doesn’t want to talk about because he holds some of the blame for what happened in Lafayette last week, and because he’s an asshat.