A Republican congressional candidate in Arizona recently asserted that 99 percent of mass shootings in the United States had been carried out by Democrats.
At a Republican District 1 primary debate in Florence on Saturday, candidate Gary Kiehne was asked how he was going to "protect our gun rights" after other states had passed new background checks and other laws following the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
The candidate declared that "without our gun rights," President Barack Obama "would be after us pretty hard."
After bragging that he probably had "more guns and ammo than any one of my competitors," Kiehne urged Americans to stand up for gun rights.
"It's totally ridiculous if you look at all of the fiasco's that of occurred, 99 percent of them have been by Democrats pulling their guns out and shooting people," he added. "So, I don't think you have a problem with the Republicans."
"But I can assure you that if you don't have a firearm, you ought to go buy one."