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Joe the Plumber: 'Your dead kids don't trump my Constitutional rights'

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America has taken on a sad cycle in recent months: Mass shootings occur, liberals call for gun restrictions, and conservatives cry foul. But Joe "The Plumber" Wurzelbacher's letter to the families of Elliot Rodger's victims takes things to a new low.

"As harsh as this sounds, your dead kids don't trump my Constitutional rights," Wurzelbacher wrote in the open letter.

He goes on to say that Richard Martinez, whose son Christopher was one of Rodger's victims, should "back off" and "stop playing into the hands of the folks who merely capitalize on these horrific events for their own political ends." No matter what your political beliefs, telling someone who just lost their child to "back off" probably isn't the best idea.

Read the rest of Wurzelbacher's horrifying essay over at BarbWire.