Last week, Joan Peterson (aka “Japete” on her misnamed “Common Gunsense” weblog – link intentionally omitted) took it upon herself to appear before the Minnesota House Public Safety Committee as a representative of the anti-rights, pro-criminal cult of America, and speak out against the bill relating to the use of deadly force in defense of home and person (Castle Doctrine, in short), pistol permit renewals, and the comprehensiveness of background checks.
Before she even gave the speech she had prepared, she whinged about being called out as a “liar”, saying, and I quote:
I need to start out by saying first, Chair Cornish, I do resent being called a liar before I’ve even appeared before you to make your remarks…
… and shortly afterwards, she brought her whining to Twitter:
Gun rights lawyer says gun control advocates are liars before we had a chance to testify at hearing today. Jerk!!!
Unfortunately for her, and unsurprisingly to the rest of us, the simple truth is that she lied about being called a liar:
So what did Representative Tony Cornish actually say?
… the opposition will come up, and, um, if it’s anything like the claims that have been made in the paper and in the media and some of the emails, well many of them are false and just downright lies…
Chair Cornish did not call Joan a liar, and thus she lied about his actions. Irony, thy name is Joan Peterson.
Of course, you and I both know that Joan Peterson has lied in the past, and thus calling her out as a liar before she spoke at the Committee would not only be wholly appropriate, it would also be 100% accurate, thus relegating her “resentment” to the “Who cares?” category in very short order. Unfortunately, just like every last one of her arguments, Joan Peterson is not well-grounded in this thing we like to call ‘reality’, and is thus prone to such irrational outbursts as we see above and have observed in the past.
Sadly, this disconnect from reality is pervasive throughout Joan Peterson’s behavior, and we can only hope she gets the help she obviously needs soon… no one should have to suffer from such a debilitating condition as she does.
(Video courtesy of Braden Lynch by way of an email – thanks!)