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SD Sen. Rounds Dares Biden to 'Come And Take' Guns

SD Sen. Rounds Dares Biden to 'Come And Take' Guns
Bullets at a gun instruction headquarters on March 25, 2021 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 25 March 2021 04:48 PM

South Dakota Republican Sen. Mike Rounds dared President Joe Biden to confiscate his guns on Thursday, posting a picture of a statue of himself holding a rifle and writing “come and take it.”

The photo on Twitter shows the statue the state of South Dakota created as part of a series called Trail of Governors in 2016.

The artwork of Rounds with his dog is accompanied by the text: “Hey @JoeBiden – come and take it. Careful, she bites too.”

The post comes following public statements by Biden’s aides and Vice President Kamala Harris that indicate the administration was pondering executive action on gun control in addition to two bills pending the U.S. Senate that would restrict gun ownership rights.

The comments came after highly publicized shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, Colo., and harkened to a president campaign endorsement of Biden by former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who before he dropped out of the nomination race, declared “Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”

In prepared remarks, Biden earlier this week called for more gun restrictions.

“I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take commonsense steps that will save lives in the future and to urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act,” he said. “We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country once again. I got that done when I was a senator. ... We should do it again.”

The post by Rounds, who was governor of South Dakota from 2003 to 2011, drew an immediate reaction from the South Dakota Democratic Party, who claimed Rounds’ “rhetoric” was “seditious” and could “foment another armed insurrection.”

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