Brian Nieves Endorses Assault Rifle, Says Weapon Best Fits "Spirit" of 2nd Amendment


Regarding our post early today about State Rep. Brian Nieves allegedly assaulting a political rival and threatening him with a gun...

Now's there the following from Nieves' radio program. In the video Nieves says he has "no problem" calling an AR-15 what it is: an "assault rifle." He then goes on to add: "Of all the firearms available today, the AR is the one that would most squarely fit inside the perfect definition of the spirit of the Second Amendment."

And why does he think this? Because, says Nieves, the Second Amendment was "not about hunting." Er, yeah, no shit.

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