At least three House Republicans this week began wearing pins in the shape of an assault weapon on their clothing. U.S. Rep. George Santos (R-NY), U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL), and U.S. Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) were all caught on camera with the pins, leading some to express outrage. U.S. Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) was among the first to circulate images of the two Republicans wearing the pins. Luna on Wednesday participated in a House debate to push back on Democrats’ attempt to ban firearms inside the Committee’s hearing room.
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Republican members of congress are wearing AR-15 lapel pins. That’s not just tone deaf. We find Republicans value gun rights more than any other right, including freedom of speech or religion. No need for a flag or cross pin. The gun is both their patriotic & religious symbol. https://t.co/Q8aNnldFdt
— Samuel Perry (@profsamperry) February 2, 2023
It’s freaking sick.
And they are doing it during #GVSurvivorsWeek. https://t.co/BvQze0tRcF
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) February 2, 2023