Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore Whips Out A Handgun At Rally (VIDEO)

Start your day with TPM.
Sign up for the Morning Memo newsletter

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore tried to prove his support for the Second Amendment by pulling out his handgun on stage Monday night at a rally on the eve of the election.

“It’s been very hard for my wife and myself to wither two, nearly three months of negative ads that we couldn’t answer with money because we didn’t have it. Ads that were completely false. That I don’t believe in the Second Amendment,” Moore, who formerly served as the chief justice of the Alabama state Supreme Court, told rally attendees.

“I believe in the Second Amendment,” he added, pulling out his handgun and briefly displaying it to the crowd.

Moore, who has the support of former Trump aides Stephen Bannon and Sebastian Gorka, has been leading polls against Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL), the candidate backed by Republican leaders in Washington, D.C. Trump has supported Strange in the race, despite the President’s similarities to Moore, and Trump may see his candidate lose on Tuesday night.

Latest Livewire

Notable Replies

  1. That would be a crime in many circumstances.

  2. Am I the only one getting a Slim Pickens from Blazing Saddles vibe?

  3. What is it with this guy and cowboy cosplay? He rides a horse to the polls, he waves a revolver, he’s got the hat and the vest and probably chaps at home for private time. I mean, we know he’s nuts, but it’s kind of geographically weird for an Alabama guy, like he wanted to dress up as a Maine lobsterman or something.

  4. Chromium plated snub-nosed .38. A favorite with 1970’s pimps. Accurate to two and a half to three feet. A mighty, potent weapon for a mighty, potent man backed by the Almighty, not quite trusting in Him to keep him safe from the Other threat, yet not terribly concerned with whether his defensive fire hits the Evil Other or some innocent bystander.

  5. And obviously cops feared for their lives and shot him right?

Continue the discussion at

67 more replies


Avatar for system1 Avatar for josephebacon Avatar for littlegirlblue Avatar for mondfledermaus Avatar for old_curmudgeon Avatar for ncsteve Avatar for mattinpa Avatar for trnc Avatar for squirreltown Avatar for callmeeric Avatar for yskov Avatar for buckyor Avatar for ralph_vonholst Avatar for ottnott Avatar for musgrove Avatar for jeffrey Avatar for dickweed Avatar for ennuithereyet Avatar for maricaibo Avatar for georgeh Avatar for katscherger Avatar for drtv Avatar for outsidertrading618 Avatar for causeforconcern

Continue Discussion
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: