Joined @edhenry on @AmericaNewsroom to discuss my efforts to end the defund the police movement & pass the #JusticeAct. Enough with the political games from Democrats in Washington. Americans deserve better. #gapol #gasen pic.twitter.com/uopR5jiJHU
— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) June 24, 2020
What Senator Loeffler calls “totally unacceptable” happens to be perfectly legal in her state. These people were reportedly protesting, not unlike the armed people in and around the capitol in Lansing. But whether protesting (legally, non-violently) or choosing to arm themselves in the midst of rioting and looting, that is exactly the kind of activity the Second Amendment was written to protect…and what the Senator seems to find so disturbing.
…Fox interviewed Loeffler amid a montage of young, armed black people protesting police abuse in Atlanta, where a cop recently shot and killed Rayshard Brooks. Another Fox host, Sean Hannity, reported on Tuesday that there were “at least three men brandishing long guns” near the Wendy’s where the incident happened.
Hannity, Fox, and Loeffler all represented this as evidence of the dangers of defunding police. Indeed, one young man with a gun (who seemed perfectly polite and respectful) told Fox he was carrying a 12-gauge shotgun because he didn’t believe police officers would protect him, adding that cops were not going to be “allowed” in this space. Asked what he’d do if police rolled up and ordered him to drop his weapon, the man insisted he had the legal right under the Second Amendment of the Constitution to bear arms: “And at no point will I allow my right to be disturbed.” Good for him!