GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham had the internet rolling on the floor with laughter after his admission on Fox News Sunday that he owns an AR-15 to fight off marauding “gangs” coming to his house after a natural disaster.
Instead of having a shovel ready to dig survivors out of the rubble, Graham told Fox News host Chris Wallace he’d be at home with his AR-15, ready to pick off gangs presumably at least partly made up of his own constituents.
“I own an AR-15,” Graham told Fox News viewers. “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 mentioned his home protection plans in response to Wallace’s question about the gun control debate that’s taking place after recent mass shootings in the U.S.
Many critics on Twitter mocked his ridiculous boast, with one commenter writing, “Only gang he will see are selling cookies.”
I’d watch that movie tho.
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) March 28, 2021
I lived through a natural disaster in SC. It was called Hurricane Hugo. For 10 days there was no electricity, running water, or cops. No marauding gangs attacked. Only neighbors helping neighbors. The problem isn't disasters or gangs. The problem is you Lindsey.
— Tim (@tjkadar) March 28, 2021
If I owned a gun it would be to defend myself against Lindsey Graham.
— Lionel Boyd Johnson (@JIM88942294) March 28, 2021
Just to be clear, when Sen. Graham imagines a natural disaster, he fantasizes about slaughtering desperate people instead of imagining himself acting as a leader to secure the health and safety of his constituents.
— Linda Lotspeich (@llotspeich) March 28, 2021
South Carolina after a tornado, per its elected representative: pic.twitter.com/8ypZaRcXG6
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) March 28, 2021
Funny – my thought would be that if there were a natural disaster, my neighbors would be pulling together to help each other. “Gangs” never crossed my mind.
— Rabbi Jill Zimmerman (@RabbiJill) March 28, 2021
I’ve been in SC during natural disasters and the closest thing to a “marauding gang” I’ve seen were a group of Baptists handing out bottled water. Please, Lindsey, don’t shoot them.
— Carla Damron (@carlawritesfic) March 28, 2021