Tomi Lahren apologizes for saying we need guns to defend ourselves from who’s coming over border

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Screen capture … Tomi Lahren … Credit: Fox Business

What a country we have become when we are forced to apologize for explaining our rights as Tomi Lahren has had to do after stating the obvious: “If they want to open our borders, you better be sure people in Texas, people in South Dakota, people in the middle of this country, we’re going to be armed and ready because we have to have a means to defend ourselves from who knows who’s coming in? And that’s the thing. We don’t know. We have to be able to protect ourselves.”

Lahren, a conservative commentator, was attacked by the left after her appearance on “Varney & Co.” Friday, claiming she was promoting violence against immigrants. Just one example was the Daily Beast’s twisted coverage: “The right-wing provocateur’s insistence that guns are needed to stave off migrants heading into the U.S. comes barely a month after the El Paso mass shooting that left 22 dead.”

Lahren’s intent was clear, legal, and logical for anyone hearing or reading the content of her interview by Stuart Varney on Fox Business …

“I would also remind those that might not have a use for a gun or don’t feel they have a use for a gun, many Americans do,” Lahren told Varney as she defended the Second Amendment. “Many Americans don’t live in the suburbs, who are far away from where police can respond, and so that’s why that self-defense is so important. And you can’t depend on the government to protect you at all times. That’s what so many Americans forget, is they put their safety and security in the hands of the government. The government is going to fail you.”

“But the government,” Varney ventured, “what I like about America is that we are the only country in the world where armed citizens are allowed. Just in case the government gets out of line. That makes America unique. It’s one of the things that really appeals to me about America. You never hear about that.”

“Well, that’s what Second Amendment activists and people that are for the Second Amendment, Second Amendment rights, remind people over and over and over again,” Lahren said. “And this is your right, this is your right to protect and defend yourself and your family.

“And all of the things the Democrats want to put in place, my goodness, if they want to open our borders, you better be sure people in Texas, people in South Dakota, people in the middle of this country, we’re going to be armed and ready because we have to have a means to defend ourselves from who knows who’s coming in? And that’s the thing. We don’t know. We have to be able to protect ourselves.”

Watch the “Varney & Co.” segment …


Video by Fox Business 

Democrat Julian Castro, a 2020 presidential candidate, was one of many progressives to jump all over Lahren, tweeting: “Disgusting, anti-immigrant rhetoric from in the wake of El Paso.”

Lahren responded with an apology and explanation, saying: “Not what I meant & I apologize for the way it came out. I simply mean without a secure border we don’t know who is coming into our nation & those who wish to do us harm will exploit it. I’m NOT advocating for violence against any person, regardless of race or immigration status.”

Victor Rantala

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