AOC Accuses Crenshaw Of ‘Lending Guns To Domestic Abusers & Criminals’, Dan Levels Her: ‘This Is America Outside NYC’

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On Tuesday, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) posted a video of a young woman who defended herself in Houston, Texas after five men tried to rob her. The young woman shot one of the suspects while protecting herself, and she explained that she carries the gun for her safety.

Police say Lachelle Hudgins had just parked her vehicle outside her home when two men reached through her driver’s side window and grabbed her purse. Before they could take it, Hudgins frantically reached into her bag and grabbed her gun, reported ABC 13.

“I couldn’t do anything except scream. At one point, they told me to stop screaming, and he reached his hand inside my car,” Lachelle Hudgins said. “It was all I had in my gun. I shot until I couldn’t shoot anymore. I saved my life.”

Rep. Dan Crenshaw took to Twitter where he posted the video of Hudgins story and wrote, “Situations like this story are why we protect the 2nd Amendment.”

He added, “Side note: With universal background checks, I wouldn’t be able to let my friends borrow my handgun when they travel alone like this. We would make felons out of people just for defending themselves.”

However, freshmen Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was apparently irked over Crenshaw’s tweet and responded by suggesting that the former Navy Seal’s friends are “domestic abusers, criminals, and one who cannot pass a background check.” (Continued Below)

Cortez wrote on Twitter to Crenshaw, “You are a member of Congress. Why are you ‘lending’ guns to people unsupervised who can’t pass a basic background check? The people you’re giving a gun to have likely abused their spouse or have a violent criminal record, & you may not know it. Why on earth would you do that?”

Crenshaw responded to the New York Congresswoman: “Just so I’m clear: you think my friends are domestic abusers/criminals? Seriously that’s your argument? That they can’t pass a background check?” he asked.

“Wrong. People lend guns to friends, esp if they don’t own a gun, for self-defense and hunting purposes. This is America outside NYC.” Crenshaw pointed out, leveling her argument. (Continued Below)

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