Bill Whittle, a Fox News guest, Pajamas Media commentator and former National Review Online contributor, brought the house down at a “Freedom Rally” sponsored by Texans for Freedom and Liberty on Saturday when he suggested that Texans should open fire on cars carrying California plates if it appears that they are not simply passing through the state.
“I’ve said this several times in Texas before and I’ve said it to Mr. Cruz as a representative of the Texas government, I’ve said it to Governor (Rick) Perry directly, and now I’m going to say it to you as individual Texas citizens,” Whittle said.
“You will see a lot of cars coming from the west heading east on Interstate 10, and they’re going to have California license plates on them,” he continued, as the crowd began to laugh. “Now, if you see these cars pull into rest areas or hotels or restaurants, that’s fine; wave goodbye, make sure they go out on the Louisiana end.”
“But if you see them pull off into residential areas, you need to open fire on these vehicles immediately,” Whittle added, as the crowd laughs appreciatively and applauds loudly. “Immediately. Not with 9mm or AR rounds; you need to put mortars on those things, you cannot take any chances.”
This being a crowd of Texas conservatives, his remarks were received with great enthusiasm.
“What is the worst that can happen to you?” He continued. “I mean honestly, this is Texas, right? You’ll stand in front of a Texas judge, he’ll say, ‘did you shoot up that car full of Californians?’ You’ll say, ‘yes,’ he’ll say, ‘why?’ You’ll say, ‘well, your honor, they needed killing, and he’ll say ‘okay, we’ll strike a medal in your honor’ and off you go.”
At this point the crowd roared their approval.
Watch his remarks in the video below.