Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. urges members of his student body to arm themselves. “I’ve always thought if more good people had concealed-carry permits we could end those Muslims before they walk in and kill..” he said during a convocation speech.
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ABC 13 News in Lynchburg, Va. reported that Falwell subsequently clarified his remarks. “Falwell says he meant to refer to “terrorists” not all Muslims,” the news station reported. The video clip above was provided to ABC 13 News by Liberty University, a private Christian college in Lynchburg.
Falwell was referencing this week’s shootings in San Bernardino, Calif. and speaking out against any push for more gun control. He apparently was packing heat during his speech.
“It just blows my mind when I see the president of the United States say that the answer to circumstances like that is more gun control,” he said. “If some of those people in that community center had what I’ve in my back pocket right now..Is it illegal to pull it out? I don’t know. I’ve always thought if more good people had concealed carry permits we could end those Muslims before they walk in and kill.. (applause). I just wanted to take this opportunity to encourage all of you to get your permit. We offer a free course. Let’s teach them a lesson if they ever show up here.”
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