Illegal Immigrants Should be Shot?

Conservatives, staying classy as always:

A legislator said Monday it might be a good idea to control illegal immigration the way the feral hog population has been controlled: with gunmen shooting from helicopters.

Rep. Virgil Peck, R-Tyro, said he was just joking, but that his comment did reflect frustration with the problem of illegal immigration.

Peck made his comment during a discussion by the House Appropriations Committee on state spending for controlling feral swine.

After one of the committee members talked about a program that uses hunters in helicopters to shoot wild swine, Peck suggested that may be a way to control illegal immigration...

...Asked about his comment, Peck was unapologetic. "I was just speaking like a southeast Kansas person," he said."

Sounds like a grave insult to southeast Kansas, since he was talking like a lunatic.

This sort of rhetoric is always simmering in the dregs of conservative message boards and comment threads, but this is the first time I'm aware of that a somewhat prominent public figure said it. Hopefully it does not go mainstream in conservatism.

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