U.S. Senate candidate and Thiel Foundation president Blake Masters released a pro-Second Amendment campaign advertisement last week that went viral on social media.
“This is a short-barreled rifle,” Masters said in the ad while holding a firearm. “It wasn’t designed for hunting. This is designed to kill people. But if you’re not a bad guy, I support your right to own one.”
“The Second Amendment is not about duck hunting. It’s about protecting your family and your country,” Masters continued. “What’s the first thing the Taliban did when Joe Biden handed them Afghanistan? They took away people’s guns. That’s how it works.”
“I’m Blake Masters. I’m running for the US Senate in Arizona. And I approve this message because without gun rights, before long, you have no rights,” he concluded.
As of Tuesday morning, the video had garnered 1.4 million views on Twitter and thousands of responses both in support of and opposed to the pro-gun message.
In another pro-Second Amendment message, Masters tweeted his support from Eastern Arizona College’s mascot, which carries two revolvers.
“Eastern Arizona College also has a good mascot, a Gila monster named Gila Hank,” Masters tweeted. “Legend has it that a group of liberals once complained about his handgun, and started a campaign to get rid of it so the college decided Hank needed a second gun.”
Masters also tweeted that “the Democrats will call anyone who likes the 2nd Amendment a ‘violent’ ‘radical’ ‘insurrectionist.’
Earlier this month, the Senate candidate aired another ad supporting the theory that former President Donald Trump is the actual winner of the 2020 election against Joe Biden.
“I think Trump won in 2020. Maybe you disagree, but you got to admit this election was really messed up,” Masters said in the ad. “We saw states change the rules at the last minute to flood the zone with mail-in ballots. The media – they’d tell any lie in order to hurt President Trump. And Big Tech censored true information about Joe Biden in the weeks leading up to the election. How is that fair?”
“Trump wins big in a fair fight,” he continued, adding, “I approve this message because election integrity is the most important issue. We’ve got to do so much better if we want to keep this country great.”