Republican Ohio State Rep. Candice Keller tried and failed to smear student victims of the Parkland, Florida, shooting on March 10.
Keller tried to malign the shooting victims during a pro-gun rally in Columbus, Ohio, but failed right from the start by falsely claiming that there was no conversation about gun safety laws before Parkland.
Keller also claimed, without any proof, that the Parkland teens would rather be “eating Doritos and playing video games”:
A month ago, we weren’t really having this conversation, and all of a sudden a 15-year-old on television who would just as soon be eating Doritos and playing video games wants to tell me that my constitution needs to be changed. Really?
Keller, who has never been in a mass shooting herself, bragged about her ideology instead: “I was born with the right to carry.”
Despite her lack of reported experience in using a gun during a threatening situation, Keller boasted:
Nothing empowers women more than carrying. So firearms protect me against offenders. My husband is not always with me.
Keller went on to falsely claim that there was a “war on men”:
I don’t think there is a war on women in this country. That’s just me. I think there’s a war on men in this country.