Lindsey Graham Shows Off His AR-15 Skills As He Takes A Stand For The Second Amendment

Lindsey Graham

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) took to Twitter on Thursday to take a stand for the Second Amendment by showing off his skills with an AR-15.

Graham Defends Second Amendment

Graham can be seen in the video paying am visit to the Palmetto State Armory, where he was given a rifle to fire with. Afterwards, he gave a press conference in which he defended the Second Amendment and attacked President Joe Biden for trying to ban certain firearms.

“Democrats are basically declaring war on gun ownership,” Graham proclaimed.

In the caption besides the video he posted to Twitter, Graham wrote, “In 1994, there was an Assault Weapons Ban — the evidence indicates that there was really no change at all in crime, because the crooks are going to get a gun! Today at @PalmettoArmory I fired one of the weapons they are trying to ban. #2A.”

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Graham Defends AR-15s

“Now why would anybody need to own an AR-15?” Graham continued. “If there is a breakdown of law and order, and that can happen — we’ve seen it happen in our major cities. Remember [Hurricane] Hugo, where people were isolated for days? Remember [Hurricane] Katrina?”

“It’s not impossible to find yourself in the modern world without any police protection, because that’s just the way the times are in which we live in,” he added. “We’re talking about defunding the police!”

“In South Carolina, we take seriously the right to bear arms, but also the responsibility that comes from owning a weapon,” Graham said in his press conference.

Graham Doubles Down

Not stopping there, the fed-up Republican senator slammed the background check bills that the U.S. House recently passed. Graham believes these bills are way too restrictive for law-abiding citizens, and he pledged to fight back against any assault weapons ban backed by Biden if it heads to the Senate.

“Let’s bring them all to the floor,” he said. “Let’s vote. Maybe we can find some compromise, but I want to put every United States senator on the record as to where they stand on the Second Amendment. I think the voters in 2022 need to understand this.”

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“One of the things about our Constitution is that we understood early on that if you live in a dictatorship, or in places where the government runs everything, the first thing they take away from you is not just your speech but your ability to defend yourself. That’s why the Second Amendment exists,” Graham added.

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“The ability to own a gun responsibly is a constitutional right in America, and here’s what I would say: We need that right today, as much as any other time in American history,” he said.

Graham Attacks ‘Liberal Elite’

Later on, Graham lashed out at the  “liberal elite” who he said often don’t realize the necessity for self-defense.

“It’s the liberal elite who are able to live in a security environment the average person can’t have,” Graham said. “All the people talking about taking your guns away have armed guards around them.”

“So I’m here to tell you, look, in South Carolina this year, where three people, senior citizens, mostly, if they had not had a gun, they would have been killed,” he continued. “Women would be raped and people would be killed time and time again without the ability to defend themselves. This is not fear mongering. This actually happens.”

This piece was written by James Samson on April 2, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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