Callie Patteson, New York Post, July 6, 2022
A GOP congressional candidate from Arizona released a campaign ad vowing to support the Second Amendment in order to defend against “Democrats in Klan hoods” with an AR-15.
Former NFL running back Jerone Davison — who is vying to represent Arizona’s 4th Congressional District — released the ad with a tweet that said “Make Rifles Great Again” on Wednesday.
“Democrats like to say that no one needs an AR-15 for self-defense,” Davison is heard saying in the thirty-second video. “That no one could possibly need all 30 rounds.
“But when this rifle is the only thing standing between your family and a dozen angry Democrats in Klan hoods, you just might need that semi-automatic and all 30 rounds.”
The ad frequently cuts to several people dressed in white hoods and white robes with a Donkey printed on the front.
Black Republican pastor running for Congress just dropped an ad where he fights the KKK with an AR-15.
HOLY SMOKES 🔥🔥🔥
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 6, 2022
At one point, the large group is seen charging a residential home with rakes, hammers, axes, and bats while Davison waits at a window wearing sunglasses and holding a semi-automatic weapon.
The group runs away after Davison walks outside the home with the firearm and the advertisement ends with a still shot of a white hood sitting in water before cutting to the Republican looking off in the distance.
Davison’s case for AR-15’s to stay legal comes two days after a 22-year-old killed seven people and injured dozens more with an AR-15 at a Fourth of July parade in Illinois.
Since then, several Democratic lawmakers and gun-reform activists have reiterated their calls to ban purchases of semi-automatic weapons in the US.
While many Republicans immediately praised Davison’s video as “awesome” or the “best ad ever,” dozens of other social media users remained in shock over the inclusion of the Ku Klux Klan in order to tout the Second Amendment.
“After lying for years that it really was interested in minority outreach, the GOP establishment is about to get its minds blown by the fact new minorities coming to the party in spite of them are going to be even more radicalized than their typical white base,” BlazeTV host Steve Deace tweeted.