Sen. Beason defends call to 'empty the clip'
by AnnistonStar
 Around the State
Feb 09, 2011 | 1097 views |  0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

An Alabama legislator who told a Republican audience it was time to "empty the clip" when addressing illegal immigration said Tuesday he wasn't advocating violence, but others found his remarks frightening and reckless after a deadly Arizona rampage.

Sen. Scott Beason, R-Gardendale, said he used the phrase "empty the clip" in a speech Saturday to the Cullman County Republican Club, but not in the sense of firing all the ammunition in an automatic or semiautomatic weapon.

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