Hey, Ammosexuals enjoy parades too.
Courtesy of The Hill:
The city of Shawnee, Kansas, issued an apology on Saturday after GOP gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach appeared next to a large replica of a gun during a parade through town.
Kobach, the Kansas Secretary of State who gained national recognition as the head of President Trump’s since-disbanded voter fraud commission, displayed what appeared to be .50 caliber machine gun during the Old Shawnee Days parade Saturday, the Kansas City Star reported.
The Star reported that parade attendees were shocked by the display, which Kobach’s spokeswoman, Danedri Herbert, told the Star was a “replica.”
Shawnee, a suburb of Kansas City, later apologized over the replica and said that it had contacted the Kobach campaign.
“Again, we apologize and understand the concern this caused,” the city’s statement read. “Please know that the safety of our residents is always our highest priority and we apologize if this made anyone feel unsafe or unsettled. We will be taking steps in the future to try to ensure something similar does not happen again.”
Kobach’s campaign defended the display in a statement to the newspaper.
“The Secretary says those who use the excuse of school violence to restrict the right to bear arms are deeply misguided. We need to stand up for our Second Amendment rights and recognize the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” a campaign spokeswoman said.
Yes, nothing says reasonable caring politician like mounting a fake military weapon on your jeep in order to frighten future constituents during a parade.
If the name Kris Kobach seems familiar to you it is probably because he was also the genius behind Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity which had to be disbanded before it ever even had its first meeting because it could find no election fraud.
Boy that Donald Trump surrounds himself with just the best people, doesn’t he?