Remember the 'Merry Gunmas' woman'? She volunteered to shoot Syrian refugees

Bethan McKernan@mck_beth
Wednesday 09 December 2015 21:00
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Michele Fiore, a Republican assemblywoman from Nevada, and her family made headlines last week with their 'Merry Gunmas' Christmas card.

It's up to Americans to protect America. We're just your ordinary American family.-With love & liberty, Michele

Posted by Michele Fiore on Monday, 30 November 2015

So far, so guns.

But now Talking Points Memo has unearthed a clip from a November episode of her weekly Las Vegas radio show, Walk the Talk, in which Fiore says she didn't encourage other assemblymembers to oppose the settling of refugees in her state - because she was going to kill them herself.

What - are you kidding me? I’m about to fly to Paris and shoot ‘em in the head myself!

I am not OK with Syrian refugees. I’m not OK with terrorists. I’m OK with putting them down, blacking them out, just put a piece of brass in their ocular cavity and end their miserable life. I’m good with that.

In a statement on Wednesday, Fiore said she never said she would murder refugees, but she would kill terrorists.

I’m not going to back down... I never said I would shoot a Syrian refugee, period. What I said if it came down to a terrorist or myself I would not hesitate to kill a terrorist... period.

Fiore is currently running for Congress.

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