The Fourth of July weekend ended on a tragic note. There had been a amount of mass shootings throughout the place on Monday by yourself, including the deadliest: the 21-12 months-outdated who ambushed a parade in Highland Park, Illinois, killing seven and wounding 30. A lot as what happened following the college massacre in Uvalde, Texas, the incidents have — at the time yet again — prompted communicate of ramping up gun regulate. And as typical, the GOP are carrying out their greatest to get in the way of progress. But one particular lawmaker took her objections in an even stranger direction than Marjorie Taylor Greene did.
Arizona representative Debbie Lesko — who in the past has attempted to go the Greene/Lauren Boebert route of producing wacko, incoherent promises — took the ground of the Dwelling this 7 days, where she railed against, as she argued, punishing regulation-abiding gun homeowners, consequently building them a lot less protected from other folks who have guns.
Holy crap. Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) explained she would shoot her possess grandchildren to oppose a gun basic safety reform bill that would hold guns out of the fingers of people who need to not have them. (h/t @RyanShead) pic.twitter.com/LSOuI0jDif
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) July 6, 2022
“I have five grandchildren,” Lesko explained. “I would do anything—anything—to guard my five grandchildren. Which include, as a final resort, shooting them, if I experienced to, to defend the life of my grandchildren.” She accused Democrats of making an attempt to “take absent my suitable to safeguard my grandchildren” and “the rights of law-abiding citizens to shield their very own small children.” (Or, once more, capturing them them selves.)
Lesko’s comments found themselves earning the way by means of social media, earning her a combine of condemnation and confusion. She inevitably responded to the backlash, but not by denying that she would, you know, shoot her grandkids. As an alternative she went immediately after her critics.
It by no means ceases to amaze me the lengths gun regulate zealots will go! They turned my speech about protecting 2nd Modification rights and my proper to shield my grandchildren from violent criminals into a assert I would hurt my individual grandchildren. Totally ridiculous!
— Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (@RepDLesko) July 6, 2022
“It by no means ceases to amaze me the lengths gun control zealots will go!” she tweeted. “They turned my speech about shielding Next Amendment rights and my correct to defend my grandchildren from violent criminals into a claim I would hurt my have grandchildren. Certainly preposterous!”
You can enjoy Lesko talk about capturing her grandkids in the video embedded previously mentioned.
To the surprise of no a person, Lesko has railed from points like vaccines, even steel detectors on Capitol Hill right after the Jan. 6 riot. She’s up for re-election this slide, and she has Trump’s endorsement.
(Via The Day by day Beast)