So, Republican Representative Beau Matthew LaFave of Iron Mountain went to Michigan’s State of the State carrying an AR Pistol modified for himself. His guest was a Michigan State Police Sergeant. When interviewed about why he brought the firearm to the capitol building he responded “Our Governor is notoriously anti-gun. I brought it to send the message of If you plan to disarm the citizens of Michigan, you’ll have to start with me.”
The following weekend his rental home in Lansing was broken in to (front door completely kicked in) and the AR pistol as well as a few other firearms he kept in that rental were stolen. No other valuables were touched. When asked, Governor Whitmer simply stated “It wasn’t me.”
When the issue was brought to social media, leftists of all types, including supposed pro-gun liberals, were quick to demonize Representative LaFave. Victim blaming, which they typically decry, became their weapon of choice.