Republican Kansas Governor hope mounted full Kris Kobach picture with the jeep with a replica of a gun that sparked the outrage.
Republican Kansas Governor hopeful Kris Kobach, said he was “back in the face of a snow meltdown and outrage culture flake mounted” after the criticism for riding in a jeep with a replica of a great weapon at a parade on Saturday.
Koback, the state-Secretary of state, raised eyebrows on social media over the weekend, after he located on the Old Shawnee Days parade, named after the Kansas City.
“Had a blast riding in the Old Shawnee Days Parade in this souped up jeep with a replica gun,” he tweeted. “Those who want to restrict the right to bear and hold arms, they are deeply wrong. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
Had a blast, riding in the Old Shawnee Days Parade in this souped up jeep with a replica gun. Those who want to restrict the right to bear and hold arms, they are deeply wrong. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. #ksleg #ksgov #TeamKobach pic.twitter.com/ZULBEYTqUW
— Kris W. Kobach (@KrisKobach1787) 2. June 2018
But many have criticized the politician for riding a vehicle, equipped with a large replica gun in the event of young children.
Pastor Johnny Lewis of Shawnee community of the Christian Church, criticized the candidate in a Facebook post, said that his six-year-old child “are constantly worried about school shootings.”
“Why was that necessary, sir? My child didn’t need that today. No matter what your position is on the second amendment of the Constitution, this is completely unnecessary,” he said.
Kobach vehicle for the parade, equipped with a replica of a gun.
Lewis also said that the Kansas City Star that his concern was not about Kobach’s support for gun rights, but rather about the potential upset, he left the young children who came to watch the parade.
“My biggest concern today was not the Kris Kobach’s political position… It was, that in a world where our children… they live with fear about school shootings, and doing intruder exercises regularly, that every politician thought it was OK to by a lot of children with an automatic weapon pointed at the crowd of people,” said the pastor.
Despite the game room, Kobach remained defiant.
“The outrage over the replica weapon on the back of a Patriotic jeep is trying to the left to attack guns and #2A rights. I’m not going to back down in the face of a snow meltdown and outrage culture flake”, he tweeted.
The outrage over the replica weapon on the back of a Patriotic jeep is trying to the left to attack guns and #2A rights. I’m not going to back down in the face of a snow meltdown and outrage culture flake. https://t.co/FONJBWZWMM #ksleg pic.twitter.com/TEtyFtQ7rT
— Kris W. Kobach (@KrisKobach1787) 4. June 2018
The city of Shawnee has since issued an apology for Kobach to participate in the event, and cause upset on the representation of a great replica gun.
“You know, that the safety of our residents is always our highest priority and we apologize if someone feels unsafe, or unclear. We will take steps in the future to try to ensure something similar does not happen again,” the statement said.
Statement about the parade today. pic.twitter.com/FX1RBTcstE
— In the city of Shawnee, KS (@CityofShawneeKS) 2. June 2018
Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.