The Insider reports:
Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy this week said that he thought people still needed assault weapons to kill “feral pigs.” Vice News asked Cassidy whether he believed there was any room to ban assault weapons in the country. The lawmaker was also asked why someone would ever need an AR-15 — the weapon used by the gunman in Uvalde.
“If you talk to the people that own it, killing feral pigs in the, whatever, the middle of Louisiana. They’ll wonder: ‘Why would you take it away from me?'” Cassidy told Vice. “I’m law abiding, I’ve never done anything, I use it to kill feral pigs. The action of a criminal deprives me of my right,” the senator added.
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.@SenBillCassidy, my daughter was murdered in Parkland. I am speechless you would compare her murder to killing a feral pig. But since you did, you are a fucking crazy lunatic who should have zero role in the safety of Americans. I am Jaime’s dad and I will work to fire you. https://t.co/YwZLbPJ4cK
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) May 29, 2022