Ohio Anti-Abortion Group Fundraising With Assault Rifles

Conservative group Personhood Ohio is hard at work trying to get a “personhood” amendment on the state ballot that would define life as beginning at conception, effectively banning all abortions. Patrick Johnston, the group’s leader, recently penned an email blast with his newest fundraising effort, RH Reality Check reported:

“I’m selling some of my favorite things—some powerful rifles and ammo,” Johnston wrote.

“I’m a firm believer that the Second Amendment protects the future of freedom, but not as much as justice for the preborn,” Johnston’s email continued. “The shedding of innocent blood will bring God’s wrath on the land — and then you can wave freedom goodbye. So protecting Ohio’s children is more important than securing your right to keep and bear arms.”

Three of Johnston’s own firearms and 2,550 rounds of ammo are up for auction on Johnson’s Facebook page. Two of the guns include high capacity magazines and one has a drum that holds 100 rounds.

Plunderbound posted a photo of a person identified as Johnston wearing a shirt that says ‘Intolerance.’ The back of that shirt, according to the blog, reads: Homosexuality is a sin, Islam is a lie, abortion is murder.

[h/t Think Progress]

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