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State Election Officials… Now With Guns!

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June 4, 2018 1:52 p.m.

Over the weekend, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach raised some eyebrows when he appeared in a parade, riding in a jeep with what looked to be a mounted machine gun in the back. At a time when a lot of kids are freaked out about school shootings, it sounds like Kobach’s performance wasn’t well-received. The city of Shawnee apologized and promised it wouldn’t happen again.

Kobach, who’s running for the Republican nomination for governor, didn’t back down, saying the gun was a replica and blaming the kerfuffle on a “snowflake meltdown and outrage culture.”

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