Rep. Paul Gosar currently represents the fourth congressional district in Arizona, but he’s running in AZ-09 in 2022. So, that leaves the AZ-04 up for grabs, with several Republican candidates trying to win the primary on August 2, including Jerone Davison, Kelly Cooper, Dave Giles, Rene Lopez, and Tanya Wheeless.
Davison may have just set himself apart from the field with an ad that’s lighting up the internet. It’s already garnered more than a million views.
Davison is a former Arizona State University and NFL running back, according to his campaign website. He’s also been a pastor since 2005. But the ad wasn’t about his football career or his work as a pastor; it was on our Second Amendment rights and how wrong Democrats are to tell us what we “need” when it comes to guns or magazines. That’s a common theme from folks like Joe Biden, who tells us we don’t “need” an AR-15 and we don’t “need” thirty rounds.
Who can forget this classic piece of ignorance from Joe Biden? “….[F]ire two blasts outside the house,” Joe urged. “Buy a shotgun.”
Biden in 2013: “If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrelled shotgun… as I told my wife… I said: ‘Jill, if there’s ever a problem just walk out on the balcony here, walk out, put that double-barrelled shotgun & fire two blasts outside the house.’ …Buy a shotgun.” pic.twitter.com/If8ZUy9RER
But Davison has a banging response. “Democrats like to say that no one needs an AR-15 for self-defense, that no one could possibly need all 30 rounds,” Davison’s ad intones. But that’s when he lays out one example of when you might “need” it.
— Jerone Davison for Congress #AZCD4 (@Jerone4Congress) July 6, 2022
“But when this rifle is the only thing standing between your family and a dozen angry Democrats in Klan hoods, you just might need that semi-automatic and all 30 rounds,” he finishes.
Davison is also making a greater point with this ad, besides the fact that it’s Democrats who are often the racists they accuse Republicans of being. It’s not up to the Democrats and government to tell us what we “need” — the Second Amendment isn’t part of the “Bill of Needs”; it’s part of the “Bill of Rights.” That means the government and Joe Biden don’t get to dictate what we “need.”