Rep. Louie Gohmert Wants School Principals to Have M-4 Assault Rifles at Their Desks

The M4 assault rifle has been used by American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a semi-automatic version available for civilian purchase can fire 45 rounds a minute. And it should be behind the desk of elementary-school principals, according to Tyler Rep. Louie Gohmert:

“I wish to God she had an M-4 in her office locked up so when she heard gunfire she pulls it out and she didn’t have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands but she takes him out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids,” Gohmert said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”

This, of course, is not the first time Gohmert’s said something ridiculous about guns, because he also said the victims in the Aurora, Colo. shooting should’ve been better armed.

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