Tennessee Lawmaker Jokes About Pressure Cooker Bomb
Stacey Campfield tells critics to 'lighten up'
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2013 3:27 PM CDT
State Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, discusses his bill to dock parents' welfare payments if their children fail at school on April 11, 2013.   (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

(Newser) – Tennessee lawmaker Stacey Campfield is no stranger to controversy—you may recall his "don't say gay" bill, among other things—and now he's got a little bit more. On his blog, Campfield thought it would be a hoot to make a joke about the Boston bombers' weapon of choice, a pressure cooker. He posted a photo of "an assault pressure cooker" with the line, "Here comes Feinstein again," a reference to the senator's efforts on gun control. Asked about it by WVLT, Campfield said people need to "lighten up."

“I say it’s insensitive that people go after guns and Second Amendment rights after the Sandy Hook shooting," he added. The state senator also made headlines earlier this month when he scrapped a measure to link welfare benefits to students' performance at school, notes Raw Story. He dropped the bill after being confronted in front of cameras by an 8-year-old girl, who he dismissed as a "prop". (The Tennessean had coverage on that.)

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Apr 25, 2013 9:59 PM CDT
good for him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 25, 2013 4:21 PM CDT
You libs always miss the point things don't kill people, people kill people and taking guns away will make people swicth to clubs and when you take the clubs away knives will be used. His point is spot on libs never address the root cause of violence they blame the weapon like it has a mind of its own. Its because the issue are to complicated so they always take the least path of resistence blame the tool.
Apr 25, 2013 12:08 AM CDT
What happened to the GOP? They all became crazy and jerks because we have a black president?