Lindsey Graham parrots himself by again saying he’ll shoot ‘gangs’ with his AR-15 in the event of a ‘natural disaster’

Lindsey Graham parrots himself by again saying he'll shoot 'gangs' with his AR-15 in the event of a 'natural disaster'

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham uses images of handguns and rifles during a hearing about gun control on Capitol Hill January 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told Fox News he’d use his AR-15 to keep himself safe during a natural disaster. Graham made the statement while arguing against a ban on semi-automatic weapons. He last made this claim in 2019, saying he would "defend himself" during "apocalyptic scenarios." See more stories on Insider’s business page . Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has once again claimed that he would use his AR-15 to shoot gangs in the event of a natural disaster or a state of apocalyptic lawlessness. "I own an AR-15. If there’s a natural disaster in South Carolina where the cops can’t protect my neighborhood, my house will be the last one that the gang will come to, because I can defend myself," Graham said. Graham added that he thought most of the problems with semi-automatic weapons and gun violence had to do not with easily obtainable firearms but with "mental health." The South Carolina lawmaker was responding to questions on Fox News about his stance on semi-automatic weapons and whether they should be banned. —Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 28, 2021 This is not the first time that Graham has made this claim. In 2019, Insider reported that Graham said aboard Air Force One that he owned a semiautomatic rifle in case "there’s a hurricane, a natural disaster, no power, no cops, no […]

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