A top Republican senator has prompted ridicule after suggesting that he would fight off criminal gangs with his AR-15 in the event of a natural disaster that somehow leads to the collapse of public order.
However, the interview is not the first time that Graham has wheeled out this fantasy, as he also claimed in 2019 that his AR-15 was needed to defend himself against a hypothetical state of lawlessness in South Carolina.
He told reporters that he had the weapon in case “there’s a hurricane, a natural disaster, no power, no cops, no anything”, adding that he wanted supposed looters to be afraid of coming to his house.
“I think if you show up on the porch with an AR-15 they’ll probably go down the street,” he reportedly said.
@LindseyGrahamSC "I think if you show up on the porch with an AR-15 they'll probably go down the street," explains @LindseyGrahamSC.