'Why are we not subsidizing guns?' OAN guest says white people deserve free guns to protect them from BLM
Conservative activist Rogan O'Handley argued over the weekend that the government should provide firearm subsidies so that people can protect themselves from "looting, violence and murder" that he blamed on Black Lives Matter.
O'Handley made the remarks while appearing on OAN, a conservative news channel.
"America owns more guns than 50% of the planet," O'Handley said. "There are more guns than people in this country. God bless the Second Amendment and our Founding Fathers. I am absolutely loving seeing these huge, huge gun numbers."
The conservative activist went on to praise first-time gun buyers who fear Black Lives Matter protests..
"People that have never owned a gun in their life are looking around and seeing BLM and antifa burning down courthouses, police stations... looting, violence, murder," he said. "And they're saying, you know what? Maybe I have to look at protecting myself and my family. Maybe I should start exercising my constitutional right to keep and bear arms."
O'Handley added: "And I will say I'm in the camp where I think we should actually have subsidies for gun ownership in this country. You know, we subsidize schools, housing, everything. Why are we not subsidizing guns? That's a constitutional right and one of the most important. Very happy to see these huge numbers."
Watch the video clip below from OAN.
'Long-overdue reckoning': Washington Post editorial applauds NRA's comeuppance after years of corruption
In a blunt opinion piece from the Washington Post editorial board, the National Rifle Association was scorched for decades of corruption and self-dealing, saying that gun advocacy group is finally facing a "reckoning."
With a federal judge tossing out the NRA's bankruptcy case after "finding that the nation's largest gun rights groups had filed the case not for legitimate financial reasons but to gain an unfair litigation advantage," the Post's editors applauded the move.
"In a suit filed last August, Ms. James outlined illegal self-dealing that funded the lavish lifestyles of NRA chief Wayne LaPierre, his family and a small group of allies. The actions, according to the suit, contributed to the loss of more than $64 million in three year," the editors wrote. "Testimony during the bankruptcy case buttressed the charges with details of the organization's tax-exempt funds used for wedding expenses, private jet travel and exotic getaways. Mr. LaPierre's private travel consultant testified that he instructed her to alter travel invoices for private jets so as to hide their true destinations. Mr. LaPierre testified he didn't know how his former chief financial officer had received a $360,000-a-year consulting contract after leaving under a cloud, and he admitted to trips on a luxury yacht belonging to an NRA vendor — a conflict of interest he did not disclose."
Noting that New York Attorney General Letitia James has described the NRA as an organization where "the rot runs deep," the editors said the time has come for officials to be held responsible.
"Whether it [the NRA] can be reformed or should be dissolved will be up to the court in New York, but it's good that there will be a long-overdue reckoning," the editors wrote.
Election attorney Lin Wood on Sunday called former President Donald Trump a "genius" for endorsing his opponent for South Carolina Republican Party chair.
Wood, who fought to overturn Trump's loss in the 2020 election, experienced his own loss over the weekend when South Carolina Republicans overwhelmingly voted for Drew McKissick to lead the state party.
Wood appeared to be licking his wounds in a social media post on Sunday that attempted to spin Trump's decision to endorse McKissick.
"President Trump is a genius," Wood wrote. "He plays chess at a level we will never fully understand."
"I was honored by his description of me as a 'strong and talented' opponent," he added. "Upon further reflection, I understand his endorsement of my opponent, Drew McKissick."
Wood went on to say that his faith in Trump never wavered because he "is doing God's will for our country."
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