Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has two passions: preserving the second amendment, and protecting Americans from Islamic law. He's now managed to bring his two enthusiasms together by asserting that citizens need gun rights to defend themselves against Sharia.
Gohmert began by explaining to radio host Jeff Akin why the 2nd amendment is necessary, before veering off into uncharted, Sharia-infested waters.
It is for our protection - and the founders' quotes make that very very clear - including against a government that would run amuck. We've got some people who think Sharia law oughta be the law of the land, forget the Constitution. But the guns are there, the Second Amendment is there, to make sure all of the rest of the amendments are followed.
The Texas congressman claims he isn't anti-Muslim, but he's perceived as stoking anti-Islam sentiment by pushing for congressional hearings
on "creeping Sharia." Along with Rep. Michele Bachmann, Gohmert was part of the campaign against Hillary's aide Huma Abedin, alleging
she had links to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Gohmert also put forward an unusual defense of high-capacity ammunition magazines, quoting a source who claimed "we have got to have at least 50 rounds in our magazines because on average that's about how many it takes to bring down a drone."