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Does Hackbarth Need His Gun To Shoot Gays?

Posted by Phoenix Woman on May 7, 2011

In the course of celebrating the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party’s standing foursquare with same-sex couples in their fight for marriage equality, I got a little reminder about a recent incident involving one of the opponents of marriage equality:

State Rep. Tom Hackbarth, R-Bethel, was stopped by police last week in the Highland Park parking lot of Planned Parenthood after witnesses observed a gun on his hip, according to a report by the Star Tribune. Hackbarth said he was searching for a woman he met on an online dating website who he thought was with another man.

Hackbarth, who was the author of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, is still married to his wife, although they are separated. Hackbarth had a valid conceal and carry permit at the time he was stopped by police.

Hackbarth a few months later introduced a “gun rights” bill which is currently languishing in committee and with luck won’t ever leave it.

(Crossposted to Renaissance Post.)

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