Wurzelbacher released a campaign video last Monday in which he suggests that Nazi gun control laws led to the deaths during the Holocaust because Jews didn’t have firearms to defend themselves.
While loading a shotgun and shooting fruits and vegetables, Wurzelbacher gives us a brief history lesson.
“In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were exterminated,” he says. “In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others unable to defend themselves were exterminated.”
He then turns to the camera and says, “I love America.”
Wurzelbacher is challenging Democratic Representative Marcy Kaptur for the House seat in Ohio’s ninth district. He became known as “Joe the Plumber” after questioning Barack Obama about his economic policies during the 2008 presidential campaign.