Lindsey Graham Says He Could Shoot Gangs With His AR-15, Twitter Critics Go Ballistic
In the event of a natural disaster in South Carolina, don’t necessarily expect Senator Lindsey Graham (RS.C.) to help dig survivors out of the rubble. The senator announced on Sunday that he would instead be home with his AR-15 to pick up marauding gangs, believed to be at least partially made up of his own constituents.
“I own an AR-15,” Graham told Chris Wallace on Fox News. “If there is a natural disaster in South Carolina where the police can’t protect my neighborhood, my house will be the last the gang will come to because I can defend myself.”
Graham mentioned his plans to protect homes in response to Wallace’s question about the gun control debate that is taking place after the recent mass shootings in the United States. The Republican from South Carolina is against the ban on assault rifles.
Many critics on Twitter were appalled that a US Senator viewed his voters so bleakly. Some who had experienced a natural disaster said they had not seen any gangs or even police officers as a result – only neighbors helping each other. Others pointed out that lax U.S. gun laws would mean that any potential gangs that show up at Graham’s house would likely be armed themselves.
The rich little doughy politician thinks he’s Rambo now. Get cozy with @LindseyGrahamSC https://t.co/EKJWGyEZei
– Cat Pope (@HuffinCats) March 28, 2021
I experienced a natural disaster in SC. It was called Hurricane Hugo. There was no electricity, running water or police officers for 10 days. No marauding gangs attacked. Only neighbors help neighbors. The problem is not disasters or gangs. The problem is that you are Lindsey.
– Tim (@tjkadar) March 28, 2021
To be very clear, when Senator Graham envisions a natural disaster, he fantasizes about slaughtering desperate people rather than imagining himself acting as a leader to ensure the health and safety of his constituents.
– Linda Lotspeich (@llotspeich) March 28, 2021
South Carolina after a tornado, according to its elected representative: pic.twitter.com/8ypZaRcXG6
– Pé (@ 4everNeverTrump) March 28, 2021
Funny – my thought would be that in a natural disaster, my neighbors would pull themselves together to help each other. “Gangs” never crossed my mind.
– Rabbi Jill Zimmerman (@RabbiJill) March 28, 2021
Little did I know Graham was so afraid of his own constituents that he felt the need to own an assault rifle, possibly to protect himself from them.
– Information Guardian (@InformantGuard) March 28, 2021
I was in SC during natural disasters and the closest thing to a “marauding gang” I saw was a group of Baptists handing out bottled water. Please, Lindsey, don’t shoot her.
– Carla Damron (@carlawritesfic) March 28, 2021
@ LindseyGrahamSC, the last thing my daughter saw was an AR 15 as she ran down the hall of her school in parkland. One shot severed her spinal cord and killed her. Are you seriously okay with telling future school shooters that they need an AR-15 to really feel safe? https://t.co/2kvbIxVytg
– Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) March 28, 2021
Here is a U.S. Senator in charge of improving and protecting his state. He envisions his city turning into a post-apocalyptic wasteland overnight and recommends policies based on that fear.
Instead of guidelines to actually prevent this from happening.
Meet the Republican Party.
– ClearingTheFog (@clearing_fog) March 28, 2021
🤣🤣🤣🤣 How any Republican would stay in their neighborhood in the event of a natural disaster. Right @tedcruz pic.twitter.com/lSNVEIBjSb
– Facebook is toxic (@darinaras) March 28, 2021
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