Extremist Gun Group Talks Of ‘Firepower We Have To Unload’ On Democratic Candidates

by | Oct 31, 2022 | Politics

Days after federal agencies warned of a heightened threat of violent attacks on political candidates, an extremist gun rights group on Monday urged supporters to give it money so it can figure out “how much firepower we have to unload on gun-grabbing candidates” in Senate races in key battleground states.“At midnight tomorrow, we’ll know exactly how much firepower we have to unload on gun-grabbing candidates in AZ, NV, GA, PA and OH as we head into next week’s election day,” reads a fundraising email from the American Firearms Association.AdvertisementThe email from the group, whose president casually mentioned in another recent fundraising email that he was under FBI investigation, says it is falling short of what it hoped to raise for its “U.S. Senate Second Amendment Ad fundraising blitz.”“We’re looking for 411 of our AFA supporters to … give us all the resources we need to drive the final nail into Joe Biden’s gun control agenda!” reads the email. It directs supporters to an angry-looking photo of Biden and asks for a minimum donation of $17.76, a reference to the year 1776, the year of the American Revolution.Here’s a screenshot of AFA’s email, which used the subject line “36 hours left and then we roll!”:The extremist gun group American Firearms Association is emailing supporters for money so it can figure out “how much firepower we have to unload on gun-grabbing candidates.”American Firearms AssociationThe email doesn’t mention specific names of Senate candidates, but it is referring to Democrats Mark Kelly (Ariz.), Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev.), Raphael Warnock (Ga.), John Fetterman (Pa.) and Tim Ryan (Ohio). These are all battleground states where the winning candidates could determine which party controls the Senate next year.AdvertisementNone of these candidates is grabbing for people’s guns. All but Fetterman are currently in Congress, and the most action Democrats have taken to rein in the nation’s epidemic of gun violence is passing a modest bill that includes money for boosting mental health …

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