Katie Britt says Durant’s gun comments were ‘disgusting and dangerous’ — ‘Disarming the U.S. citizens would not be a good step toward law and order’

Katie Britt says Durant’s gun comments were ‘disgusting and dangerous’ — ‘Disarming the U.S. citizens would not be a good step toward law and order’

(Katie Britt Campaign/Contributed, Mike Durant Campaign/Contributed, YHN) Comments by Senate candidate Mike Durant from a 2011 speech in front of the U.S. Army War College are still causing controversy in the U.S. Senate race. During the speech , Durant said “[F]rom a military perspective, the first thing that needs to be done is disarm the population. Let’s face it, if we could do that in some of our U.S. cities, that would be a pretty good step toward law and order.” Durant has since defended himself saying those comments were “mischaracterized” and he supports the Second Amendment, but his opponents aren’t buying his defense. Wednesday on WVNN’s “The Yaffee Program,” Senate candidate Katie Britt said the comments were “disgusting and dangerous” and discussed why she believed Durant was wrong on the Second Amendment. “Well, first, those comments are disgusting and dangerous,” she exclaimed, “and no, Mr. Durant, disarming the U.S. citizens would not be a good step toward law and order.” Britt explained why she believed the right to bear arms was necessary in a free country. “Many people talk about it for hunting and protection, which are both critically important,” she explained, “but the Second Amendment is there to protect against tyranny of the government, you know, and the way that we do that is we arm law abiding Americans. It is part of what makes this nation so great.” The Senate candidate also talked about how the left continues to threaten the gun rights of Americans. “Liberals […]

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