On Sunday, GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham has defended the rights of Americans to bear arms. This comes after Democrats have restarted a push for gun control measures. Graham said that gangs would avoid his house because he owns an AR-15.
After a tragic mass shooting that happened in Boulder, Colorado last week, members of the Democratic party, including President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, have renewed the push for gun control legislation. They are specifically targeting firearms that are so-called “assault weapons.”
On Sunday, Graham spoke to Fox News host Chris Wallace. During the interview, the former dared Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to bring the said proposal to the Senate floor. Graham believed that even if Schumer does so, he was sure that it would fail.
Graham also mentioned that he owned an AR-15. He claims that if a disaster happened in his state and the police can’t protect the area, his house “will be the last one” gangs can go to since he has a weapon to defend himself with.
However, Graham’s critics failed to recognize that, similar to many gun owners, he has guns to stop violence and not commit it. His remarks specifically said that criminals would not target his house since he has a weapon that he can use for self-defense.
Apart from this, Graham said that he is willing to face the real issues that factor in the most in mass shootings.