Fake machine gun in parade sparks backlash for Kansas official Kris Kobach

Fake machine gun in parade sparks backlash for Kansas official Kris Kobach

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Kris Kobach faces backlash after mounting a machine gun on his jeep during a parade. Buzz60 A Republican official defended his decision to bear fake arms after he paraded a machine gun replica through a Kansas City suburb, startling some attendees at a community event. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach rode through Shawnee, Kansas, on Saturday in a Jeep with a .50-caliber machine gun apparently on top as part of an annual city parade. The sight elicited gasps from some attendees, as Johnny Lewis, a local pastor, told the Kansas City Star . The city itself formally apologized for the " concern and frustration " caused by the entry. Kobach, a candidate for governor, addressed the gun Saturday on social media. Alongside an image of himself posing next to the gun atop an American flag-themed Jeep, Kobach said those aiming to "restrict the right to keep and bear arms are deeply misguided. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." Except the gun atop the Jeep could not stop a bad guy: It was a replica, as Kobach noted. And, as others pointed out online, the gun it replicated is not covered by the Second Amendment. A tweet from Kris Kobach, a Republican candidate for governor. (Photo: Twitter/@KrisKobach1787) Kobach doubled down the following day online, portraying anyone questioning the faux gun as "the left trying to attack guns and your #2A rights," he said . "I will not […]

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