Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Iowa, Joni Ernst, is reported as having said the following at 2nd Amendment event in 2012:
“I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson, 9 millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere,” Ernst said at the NRA and Iowa Firearms Coalition Second Amendment Rally in Searsboro, Iowa. “But I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family — whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from the government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.”
Fox News contributor and Daily Beast columnist Kirsten Powers was stunned:
“Wow”? Powers was reminded about a simple truth:
Not content with the “Constitutional right” argument, Powers took it a step further:
Oh, come on!