Georgia gubernatorial candidate David Perdue uses Russia’s attack on Ukraine to push Americans to buy guns at rally with firebrand MAGA Marjorie Taylor Greene
- Georgia GOP gubernatorial candidate David Perdue has used the war in Ukraine to urge Americans to buy more guns and loosen gun regulations
- He made the remarks at a pro-Second Amendment rally hosted by Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
- ‘Did you see the first thing the [Ukrainian] government did when they were invaded? Perdue asked the Sautryda rally
- He continued: “They unlocked their arsenal, they relaxed their gun control laws and, guess what? They distributed weapons to the citizens’
- Ordinary citizens across Ukraine received basic combat training in handling firearms, making incendiary Molotov cocktails or throwing grenades.
- Women and children were pictured attending defense classes on Friday as all Ukrainian citizens were urged to join the war effort to defend against Russia
David Perdue used the war in Ukraine on Saturday to urge Americans to buy more guns at a pro-Second Amendment rally hosted by far-right Georgian Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
The former GOP senator from Georgia, currently running for governor of Peach State, said watching Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky open his country’s armories to civilians as they go to war with Russia reminded him that Americans should exercise their right to own arms.
“Do you see what happened in Ukraine? Did you see the first thing the government did when it was invaded? Perdue asked the audience at the rally to
“They unlocked their arsenal, they relaxed their gun control laws and, guess what? They distributed weapons to citizens,” Perdue added. “It just makes meetings like this more important about why we need to stand up, not just for the Second Amendment, but for all of our rights.”
Women and children in Ukraine learn to shoot and use machine guns and AK-47s after Ukraine called on its people to fight to defend Kiev as Russia closes in on the capital.
Georgia GOP gubernatorial candidate David Perdue, who was formerly a Peach state senator, used Russia’s war on Ukraine to push Americans to buy more guns and to there are looser gun regulations in the United States.
‘Did you see the first thing the [Ukrainian] government did when they were invaded? Perdue asked at a pro-Second Amendment rally hosted by Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (right). “They unlocked their arsenal, they relaxed their gun control laws and, guess what? They distributed weapons to the citizens’
For weeks, ordinary citizens across Ukraine have been receiving basic combat training in everything from handling firearms to making incendiary Molotov cocktails to throwing grenades. Pictured: A young boy learns to use a gun on the outskirts of Lviv, Ukraine, on Friday
Pictured on Friday, Ukrainian women and children learned to use firearms during a civil self-defense course on the outskirts of Lviv.
For weeks, ordinary citizens across the country have been receiving basic combat training in everything from handling firearms to making incendiary Molotov cocktails to throwing grenades.
Russian forces last week destroyed the port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, seizing Europe’s largest nuclear power plant.
Perdue told the crowd on Saturday that President Joe Biden had “taken away energy independence” from the United States by relying on oil and natural energy exports from foreign countries and “made us more dependent on oil foreigner”.
He also blamed Biden for “allowing Putin to become the murderous thug he really is now.”
“And so, what we have to do is we have to stand up to them. That’s why I’m here today,” he said.
Talk of a multinational ban on Russian oil is gaining momentum as President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine enters its eleventh day.
Women and children were pictured Friday, March 4, 2022 on the outskirts of Lviv, Ukraine, learning to use and fire machine guns and AK-47s as Ukraine called on people to fight to defend Kyiv
Ukraine organizes civil self-defense courses because citizens are targeted and must contribute to the defense of the country against Russia. Pictured: A child learns to use a machine gun on Friday
Kyiv’s ambassador to the US urged Biden to stop Russian oil imports in an interview on Fox News on Sunday, the day after Zelensky made a similar call during a video meeting with members of US Congress .
Ukrainian Ambassador Oksana Markarova has called for “tougher” sanctions against Moscow for its behavior as a “terrorist state” as accusations of human rights abuses and targeted civilian killings mount.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken also revealed on Sunday that the United States was in “very active discussions” with European allies over a broad blockade of Russian energy dollars.
He did not say whether the United States was prepared to act unilaterally on such a ban, despite the wide gap between American imports of Russian oil and Europe’s dependence on it.
Russia is the world’s third largest oil producer behind the United States and Saudi Arabia. However, its crude oil accounts for about 13% of world trade, making it the largest exporter of crude.
And while US markets bought only around 8% of their liquid fuel from Moscow in 2021, according to the Energy Information Administration, Europe depends on it much more.