‘Ordinary American family’s’ Xmas photo posted on Facebook by Michele Fiore

December 6, 2015 9:30 pm

 

American
politician Michele Fiore posted the photo with the caption: ‘It’s up to
Americans to protect America. We’re just your ordinary American
family.’ Photo / Facebook American
politician Michele Fiore, a Republican who has been outspoken about gun
advocacy in the past, posted the image to Facebook on Monday.

An “ordinary American family” has posted their Christmas photo online — and the gun-laden image is causing a stir.
It
was just two days before a mass shooting in San Bernardino in which 14
people were killed and another 21 injured. In the photo, Christmas
decorations adorn the background as Fiore stands alongside five adult
family members — all of whom are holding guns — as well as four young
children, including her grandson, Jake, who is also clutching a gun.

The caption reads: “It’s up to Americans to protect America. We’re just your ordinary American family.”
In
the top left corner of the picture there’s a list of each person’s
weapon: Beretta 92fs, Glock 30 .45ACP, Serbu Super Shorty 12ga, Extar
EXP-556, Walther p22, Glock 19 9mm, Glock 30 .45ACP.
But comments below the Facebook post show not everyone thinks the photo depicts the “ordinary American family”.
Juan Cardenas wrote: “Thank god this is far from ordinary.”
“Disagree. Guns and getting to them easy is what’s wrong with America,” Melissa Marsh commented.
Fiore
has frequently spoken out on gun advocacy in the past, including
earlier this year when she argued university rapists would be deterred
“if these young, hot little girls had a firearm”.
The comments
came after Fiore introduced a bill allowing people with concealed
weapons permits to carry firearms at universities in Nevada — one of 10
states in the gun-friendly American West and South where such
legislation has been tabled.
“If these young, hot little girls on
campus have a firearm, I wonder how many men will want to assault
them,” she told the New York Times.
“The sexual assaults that are occurring would go down once these sexual predators get a bullet in their head.”

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