Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just accused former Navy SEAL and Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw of having violent friends. She's never met them and has no idea who they are, but she does know they're incapable of owning firearms.
This is the tweet that set her off:
Situations like this story are why we protect the 2nd Amendment.— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) September 4, 2019
Side note: With universal background checks, I wouldn’t be able to let my friends borrow my handgun when they travel alone like this. We would make felons out of people just for defending themselves. https://t.co/x60mdd1WW1
And her response:
You are a member of Congress. Why are you “lending” guns to people unsupervised who can’t pass a basic background check?— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 4, 2019
The people you’re giving a gun to have likely abused their spouse or have a violent criminal record, & you may not know it.
Why on earth would you do that? https://t.co/TQFjcLQebO
Crenshaw tried to clarify her position:
Just so I’m clear: you think my friends are domestic abusers/criminals? Seriously that’s your argument? That they can’t pass a background check?— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) September 4, 2019
Wrong. People lend guns to friends, esp if they don’t own a gun, for self-defense and hunting purposes.
This is America outside NYC. https://t.co/wkWPhfi0JB
Not surprisingly AOC is continuing the left's mantra of guilty until proven innocent, in addition to falsely stereotyping large populations of Americans.
Additionally, if AOC were a true feminist, she would support women owning and carrying firearms for self-defense. After all, a firearm is the greatest equalizer between men and women.