Sharron Angle: We're Headed for Armed Revolt

Second Amendment lets people protect selves from 'tyranny'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2010 11:16 AM CDT
Sharron Angle: We're Headed for Armed Revolt
Sharron Angle speaks at the Clark County Republican Party gathering in the Orleans Hotel & Casino after Angle won the GOP primary June 8, 2010 in Las Vegas.   (Getty Images)

Democrats have fielded no shortage of crazy talk from Sharron Angle, the GOP candidate taking on Harry Reid, but here’s a doozy. In January, Angle actually floated the possibility of an armed conservative insurrection, Greg Sargent of the Washington Post reports. Asked about the Second Amendment on a right-wing talk show, Angle replied that it was there so people could “protect themselves against a tyrannical government.”

“I hope that’s not where we’re going,” she continued, “but you know, if Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking towards Second Amendment remedies.” You can hear the audio here. The host of the show says he has no doubt Angle was indeed suggesting armed revolution. "I think she's leaving open that possibility," he said. "And I think the founders believed the public should be able to do that." (More Sharron Angle stories.)

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