Paul Nehlen, the America First conservative who is challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan in the 2018 primaries, has released a campaign video using his fingers to demonstrate how a bump stock is not necessary to simulate automatic gunfire — as fake news permeates the airwaves about the misunderstood accessory.
The video is in response to media reports making strange claims about the accessories in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting massacre, and the hysteria to ban them.
“What’s Congress gonna do? Outlaw fingers?” Nehlen asks after bump-firing his M214 without a bump stock.
Additionally, Nehlen fired a Tavor “Bullpup” semi-automatic rifle that was fitted with a suppressor to debunk claims made by twice-failed candidate Hillary Clinton and her former running mate Tim Kaine.
“I also happen to have here a semi-automatic rifle with a suppressor on it, and I’m gonna demonstrate that this isn’t silent,” Nehlen says in the campaign ad.
As the debate over bump stocks rages on, Speaker Ryan himself admit that he “didn’t even know what they were until this week.” Nehlen contends that the Second Amendment should not be in the hands of people who do not understand guns.
“Congress shouldn’t let people who misunderstood the latest James Bond movie write our gun laws,” Nehlen states in the video, responding to Ryan and Republican leadership’s self-professed ignorance on bump-firing semi-automatic rifles.
Nehlen, for those unfamiliar, was the insurgent candidate who in 2016 that managed to stop the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal by getting chief cheerleader Ryan to go live on CNN and tell Manu Raju that the deal was poorly negotiated. Nehlen is challenging Paul Ryan for a second time, in an attempt to finally put a stop to the speaker’s relentless obstruction of the Trump’s administration.
In a previous interview with Big League Politics, Nehlen explained that he only had four months to campaign against Ryan during his previous bid. During that time, he was laser focused on stopping the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership — and he feels he was unable to fully introduce himself and his policies to the public. He is widely credited, however, with pressuring Ryan to finally oppose the TPP — legislation that would have been absolutely devastating to manufacturing jobs here in the US, according to experts.
Since his last campaign, Nehlen has authored a book called “Wage The Battle” about the importance of running candidates who support the ‘America First’ agenda across the nation and produced a documentary about radical Islam’s global invasion.