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April 23, 2014

Vicky Hartzler Gets All Warm and Fuzzy

Rep. Vicky Hartzler had some fun on the House floor Wednesday, railing against a federally mandated “rabbit disaster plan” as part of the GOP’s pre-recess blitz against odious government regulations.

But don’t let the cuddly prop fool you: She’s a pistol.

Approximately 24 hours before championing the business rights of the furry-footed, the Missouri Republican had been busy laying waste to paper thugs at the National Rifle Association headquarters in Fairfax, Va.

Hartzler, who staff said favors her .22LR rifle and 20-gauge shotgun when shooting at home, evidently made do with a 9mm pistol and AR-15 style semiautomatic rifle during the Republican Study Committee-arranged outing.

An RSC aide told HOH that five House Republicans — all members of the “RSC Second Amendment Initiative” — took part in the inaugural group shoot.

From the looks of the well-ventilated would-be perp, Hartzler appears to have a firm grip on the concept of decimating center mass (save for the one stray shot into the left shoulder area).

Best of luck blasting your way through administration rule-making, congresswoman.

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