Nevada state assemblywoman Michele Fiore (R) on Monday defended allowing her 5-year-old grandson to hold a handgun in the family Christmas photo, arguing that the boy had learned “total trigger control” from a National Rifle Association (NRA) cartoon.
Earlier this month, Fiore raised eyebrows when she posted her family’s annual Christmas photo to Facebook showing each member dressed in a red shirt and holding a gun. At the center of the photo, her 5-year-old grandson, Jake, can be seen with a small pistol in his hand.
On Monday, Fiore told Fox News host Steve Doocy that she had received some of the “most vile and insulting comments” over the photo.
“Christmas is a family affair,” the assemblywoman said. “I think getting a firearm as a present and giving firearms as presents is a great present. And I think, again, because Christmas is a family affair, I think our ultimate responsibility is to protect and make sure our family is safe.”
Fiore explained that she allowed Jake to pose with an unloaded Walther P22 because he was “quite familiar with Eddie the Eagle, which is a NRA gun safety program for children.”
“And just last night we were in the laundry room doing laundry and I said, ‘Hey, Jake, what does Eddie the Eagle say? What do you do when you see a gun?’ And he spouted it out, the songs and stuff,” she recalled. “So, he got it.”
Fiore added: “And if you look at that picture real close, you’ll see his finger is not on the trigger. That 5-year-old grandson of mine has total trigger control.”
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Dec. 7, 2015.
Watch an NRA video with Eddie the Eagle below.
‘Weakness doesn’t win elections’: Indivisible co-founder explains why members are holding #ImpeachTrump rallies
The growing support to commence impeachment proceedings by House Democrats is driven by their need to fire up grassroots support to hold control of the chamber, an Indivisible co-founder explained on MSNBC.
"The call for impeachment continues. this as protesters are hitting the street in more than 140 rallies planned across the country. Organizers say the "Impeach Trump" event is a day of action urging House Democrats to start impeachment proceedings," MSNBC's Richard Lui reported Saturday.
"A new survey from the indivisible project finds 80 percent of their respondents say the House should start impeachment proceedings," he noted. "Right now in the House, 63 Democrats and one Republican support impeachment."
‘Our police are protecting Nazis’: Detroit cops criticized for ‘marching’ with Nazis at Pride event
Members of the Detroit Police Department are being criticized for accompanying a group of self-described Nazis over the weekend at the city's Pride parade.
Activists reacted in alarm on Saturday after being informed that the Nazi group had been given a permit to protest at the Pride event. According to The Detroit News, police were assigned "to keep the protesters and attendees apart as they marched through the festival."
"Our police, when they should be protecting us, are protecting Nazis," one protester could be heard complaining in a video on Twitter.
Video catches white couple getting butt kicking on freeway after calling Latino family ‘beaners’
A fight broke out on highway 118 in California after a white couple allegedly called a Latino family "beaners."
According to a Twitter user with the handle @PattyMonstercx, her parents were cut off in traffic by the white couple.
An included video shows the white couple getting out of their SUV to confront Patty's family. A fight soon breaks out, which the white couple appears to lose.
Members of the Latino family can be heard calling 911 emergency services before the video ends.
Read the tweets and watch the video below.
Here’s a video of my parents fucking up an ugly ass racist couple who were trying to cut my parents off, and referred to my parents as “beaners” on the off ramp of the 118 today pic.twitter.com/W7wgRpgbXy