This NRA-backed representative blamed gun control for The Holocaust.
In response to being asked how he plans to diminish the threat of school shootings, Don Young stated, “By the way, I support guns on teachers. I’ve done it, I support it. And very frankly, I care. Because my goal is make sure that my family is not attacked by some idiot, someone that’s mentally unbalanced. And somebody could be deadified by that if we let that happen. Should things be done? Yes. They say, let’s ban the AR-15! Ok, let’s ban that. Then what else you gonna ban? The pistol? What else? The shotgun? And then long rifles? Then slingshots, bows and arrows? How many — knives? How many millions of people were shot and killed because they were unarmed and killed because they were unarmed? 50 million in Russia. Because their citizens weren’t armed. How many Jews were put into ovens because they were unarmed? My goal is to [indistinguishable]. My goal is to keep everybody that wishes to carry arms. Yes, that’s legal. Yes, legal.”
The NRA has given over $100K to young’s campaigns since 1990. The school shooting question was asked by Dimitri Shein, a Democrat looking to unseat Representative Young in November.