As Twitchy reported, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams got some pushback from CNN’s Jake Tapper on her proposed gun confiscation legislation after painting herself as pro-Second Amendment. “AR-15s are not necessary on our streets,” she told Tapper.
And yet, there were AR-15s on the streets of Atlanta this weekend as members of the Black Panthers strapped on their “assault rifles” and marched in support of Abrams campaign.
Members of the Black Panther Party marched through the city of Atlanta, strapped with assault rifles and brandishing Stacey Abrams campaign signs. https://t.co/9VzgQc1v2C
— Western Journal (@WestJournalism) November 4, 2018
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) November 5, 2018
Let’s make it clear: we’re against any attempt to ban AR-15s, and we also support open carry. You might remember there was some hubbub about open carry at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, and while a few citizens did sport firearms, the whole thing went off smooth as glass.
But it’s tough to overlook the irony of the Black Panthers campaigning for Abrams while carrying the exact weapons she says have no place on Georgia’s streets.
It didn’t look like much of a march, though:
— K Ham (@keithfhamilton) November 4, 2018
Still, walking down the sidewalk with a visible gun is scary to some people and must be outlawed; they have a right to feel safe.
— Logic Nation Radio (@logicnationusa) November 5, 2018
So Americans will have to turn over their guns, according to Abrams while the Black Panthers will keep their guns…
— John Watson (@JohnWat99017786) November 5, 2018
— Corky Engel (@corkyengel) November 5, 2018
Are those "assault rifles" the Black Panthers are holding? What makes a gun an "assault rifle?"
— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) November 5, 2018
If it looks scary to Dianne Feinstein and it’s black, it’s an assault rifle. Wood trim is fine.
They’re carrying modern rifles not assault rifles.
— David Johnson (@WiscnsinJohnson) November 5, 2018
So, wait… doesn't she want to confiscate their rifles and lock them up?
She has spent over a year saying that exact thing in legal text, no less.
— zxq9 (@zxq9_notits) November 5, 2018
How hypocritical is that?
— USAFAUsmith (@UsafaUsmith) November 4, 2018
I thought she was anti-gun? They should have been carrying flowers.
— Jen (@JCEdmund) November 4, 2018
But….. Democrats are against guns, right? @NRA
— Juliette Isabella ?? (@JulietteIsabell) November 4, 2018
She'll take the weapons from us but not the black panthers
— PJ Cruz (@PJCruzer) November 5, 2018
Hope they'll be the FIRST to surrender their weapons to Comrade Abrams should the GA population elect her!
— Pat Caruthers (@PatCaruthers1) November 4, 2018
She’s a disaster. How can GA voters not see this?
— Vito Andolini (@ggranello) November 4, 2018
AWKWARD: Stacey Abrams can’t spin fast enough after being cornered about gun control legislation SHE co-sponsored https://t.co/fmnQ7yzXKt
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 5, 2018