Republican Congressman Pulls Loaded Weapon During Friday Meeting With Constituents

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What in the hell is this country coming to? Members of our own government are taking loaded firearms into places they simply do not belong. This has happened a few times since President Trump was elected into office, and it seems to be becoming a popular trend now that people know the President has no morals.

Friday afternoon, during a meeting with his constituents, Congressman Ralph Norman of South Carolina brandished his weapon to prove a point about safety while simultaneously scaring the crap out of everyone.

UNITED STATES – JUNE 26: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., conducts a ceremonial swearing in of Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., in the Capitol on Monday, June 26, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

According to Post and Courier:

“U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman, R-Rock Hill, told The Post and Courier he pulled out the weapon and placed it on a table for several minutes in attempt to make a point that guns are only dangerous in the hands of criminals. He was speaking to constituents about gun violence during a public meeting at a diner in Rock Hill.”

The GOP Congressman said the following after pulling his weapon:

“I’m not going to be a Gabby Giffords. I don’t mind dying, but whoever shoots me better shoot well or I’m shooting back.”

“I’m tired of these liberals jumping on the guns themselves as if they are the cause of the problem. Guns are not the problem.”

Lori Freemon of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was furious about Norman’s display, saying that:

“I had looked forward to a respectful dialogue with my representative about common-sense gun violence prevention policies. Instead, I felt unsafe when he insisted on showing us his loaded gun and keeping it out on the table for much of our conversation.”

Teacher Lori Carter was also in attendance, and she said that Norman had just finished talking about mental illness being the key factor when he pulled the gun and sat it on the table in front of him:

“And then he chose to take the gun out and put it on the table not knowing if any of us had mental health issues. What was to prevent me from leaning across the table to take that gun? So to me, it was contradictory.”

The internet is also livid over the ridiculous lack of care or empathy for anyone in the room who may be a gun violence survivor. The reactions from Twitter are telling; we saved the best ones below:

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