The Hill reports:
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) on Thursday said he supports voters arming themselves when headed to the polls in an effort to protect against intimidation.
“I sort of like [Kentucky Republican Rep. Thomas] Massie’s legislation that maybe everyone who’s a voter or on their way to vote ought to have the opportunity to carry a firearm to ensure that they’re not subject to any intimidation,” Gaetz said.
Roughly a dozen states prohibit guns from being carried at polling sites, including California, Arizona, Florida, and Georgia. On the other hand, five key swing states — Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin — have not enacted bans on firearms at polling places.
Read the full article. Earlier this week Gaetz tweeted that Americans need machine guns for “hog hunting.”
“Maybe everyone who’s a voter or on their way to vote ought to have the opportunity to carry a firearm to ensure that they’re not subject to any intimidation,” the congressman currently under investigation for sex trafficking said.#GunReformNow https://t.co/4LDImrBpDr
— Voter Action Project (@voteractionproj) June 3, 2022