Fox News contributor and Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren warned on Friday that Americans “need guns” in order to potentially shoot a flood of immigrants coming into the United States, adding that citizens need the ability to “defend ourselves” because “we don’t know” who is coming into the country and you “can’t depend on the government to protect you at all times.”
Lahren was reacting to Democrats’ calls for stricter gun control in the wake of several mass shootings, specifically pushing back against Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s call for mandatory buybacks of assault-style weapons like the AR-15 and AK-47.
“And you can’t depend on the government to protect you at all times. That’s what so many Americans forget, is they put their safety and security in the hands of the government. The government is going to fail you,” Lahren warned during an appearance on Fox Business Network’s Varney and Co.
“But the government — what I like about America is that we’re the only country in the world where armed citizens are allowed — just in case the government gets out of line,” responded Fox Business host Stuart Varney.
“That makes America unique. It’s one of the things that really appeals to me about America. And you never hear about that,” he added.
“Well, that’s what Second Amendment activists, and people that are for the Second Amendment, Second Amendment rights, remind people over and over and over again,” Lahren said.
“This is your right, your right to protect and defend yourself and your family,” she continued, before falsely claiming that the Democratic party wants to eliminate all U.S. borders. “And all the things the Democrats want to put in place — my goodness, if they want to open our borders, you better be sure the people in Texas, the people in South Dakota, the people in the middle of this country, we are going to be armed and ready, because we have to have a means to defend ourselves from — who knows who’s coming in? That’s the thing, we don’t know, and we have to be able to protect ourselves.”
Watch the segment, below: