Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, on Friday night told students that they should obtain concealed-carry permits so that they can “end those Muslims before they walk in and kill us.”
During the school’s weekly convocation, Falwell dismissed calls for gun control in the wake of the deadly shooting in San Bernardino, California.
“It just blows my mind when I see the President of the United States say that the answer to circumstances like that is more gun control,” Falwell said.
“If some of those people in that community center had had what I’ve got in my back pocket right now,” he continued before he was cut off with cheers from the crowd. “I’ve always thought if more good people had concealed-carry permits, then we could end those Muslims before they walk in and killed us.”
He then encouraged the students at Liberty University to get concealed-carry permits.
“Let’s teach them a lesson if they ever show up here,” Falwell said.
He later told CNN that he was not referring to all Muslims, only to those who plan on carrying out terrorist attacks.
Liberty University is a Christian school in Virginia founded by evangelist Jerry Falwell, which is frequented by Republican presidential candidates.
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