WATCH: Sen. Lindsey Graham Takes AR-15 to Range, Puts Rounds Downrange

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) uses imagees of handguns and rifles during a hearing about gun control on Capitol Hill January 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. Shooting victim and former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) delivered an opening statment to the committee, which met for the first …
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) took his AR-15 to Palmetto State Armory on Thursday and put some rounds downrange.

WYFF quoted Graham saying, “There is legislation being pushed by President Biden to ban ‘assault weapons.’ We’ve been down that road before. In 1994 there was an ‘assault weapon’ ban, the evidence indicates that there was really no change at all in crime, because the crooks are going to get a gun.”

He then leaned over and picked up an AR-15 and pointed out that “there are 20 million semiautomatic, assault-type weapons, owned by Americans today.” He noted that Biden is after the 20 million firearms.

On Sunday, Graham told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that his home was safe because he owns an AR-15.

The Hill reported Graham saying, “I own an AR-15. If there’s a natural disaster in South Carolina where the cops can’t protect my neighborhood, my house will be the last one that the gang will come to because I can defend myself.”

Graham also talked to Wallace about Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) “assault weapons” ban, saying, “I would challenge Sen. Schumer to bring the assault weapons ban to the floor of the United States Senate. It won’t get 50 votes, much less 60.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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