Just months after Department of Homeland Security advisers claimed “the threat from right-wing extremists domestically is just as real as the threat from Islamic extremism,” DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson is now suggesting his department should be in charge of implementing gun control.
But media pioneer Matt Drudge reacted to Johnson’s comments with his own demand.
He insisted the DHS secretary give up his own guns first.
“Homeland Jeh says Give up Your Guns!” Drudge tweeted Wednesday. “You go first, Brah.”
As WND reported, after the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, Johnson told CBS News’ “This Morning” on June 14 that he believes implementing gun control in America is critical to protecting homeland security.
“We have to face the fact that meaningful, responsible gun control has to be part of homeland security as well, given the prospect of homegrown, home-born violent extremism in this country,” Johnson said.
“We need to do something to minimize the opportunities for terrorists to get a gun in this country, and this is now something that is critical to homeland security as well as public safety,” he told the show.
He also argued that another issue “that has to be addressed” is stopping Americans on the federal no-fly list from buying guns.