INDIANAPOLIS (WEHT) – The Indiana Democratic Party has released a statement criticizing state Rep. Jim Lucas over a video that appeared to show him flashing a gun to a group of high school students during a gun rights discussion.
In the video, first posted by The Statehouse File, Lucas, a Republican from Seymour, shows a holstered gun to the students in response to a question about the right to carry a firearm.
In discussing places where firearms are banned, Lucas said people aren’t “truly free” unless they can defend themselves.
A student off-camera asked Lucas if was referring to carrying a firearm. Just over six minutes into the 10-minute video, Lucas said, “I’m carrying right now,” and held open his suit jacket exposing a holstered handgun.
A student then remarked that “nothing about someone carrying a gun makes me feel safe.”
Lucas responded by saying, “Those are feelings. I’m talking facts.”
I am sure if he had on make-up and showed his willy, the Indiana Democratic Party would have cheered loudly.