Last weekend, the Idaho Republican Party held their annual convention. One of the main speakers during the event was newly-elected NRA President Oliver North. Naturally, Oliver’s presence brought gun control proponents out to protest.
During one of the convention’s breaks, Idaho State Rep. Priscilla Giddings (R) walked outside and noticed a group of protestors calling for gun control. Giddings read their signs and decided to pose for a picture with them. She then shared the following post on Facebook:
Little did the girls in the picture know that Giddings, a former combat pilot and current major in the Air Force Reserves, utilized firearms during multiple deployments in the Middle East. The most ironic sign of them all was the one girl’s call to ban…artillery. . .
While Giddings says she stands with the young women and will defend their right to free speech, she said she hopes they can gain a greater understanding of the Second Amendment, which is what was meant by her post. . .
The post made its way around social media. Reporters throughout the state even threw their two cents in:
Wow..Representative Priscilla Giddings..you’re an adult, right?
I’m sure a lot of people are now aware of other empty things you have.. pic.twitter.com/GzgnoYxPbs
— KTVB Brian Holmes (@KTVBBrian) June 29, 2018
Students came to peacefully protest the Idaho State GOP Convention. Rep. Priscilla Giddings took a picture with them and posted it to FB with the following caption: pic.twitter.com/zbjLySRtbP
— Anne Helen Petersen (@annehelen) June 29, 2018
NRA President Oliver North is speaking at the Idaho Republican Party Convention. today.
A group of students from Idaho State University came to protest.
This is how State Rep. Priscilla Giddings responded. pic.twitter.com/bh0QUtEwVb
— Andrew Weinstein (@Weinsteinlaw) June 29, 2018
Regardless of political party or policy position, this behavior is abhorrent and has no place in the Idaho Legislature. Priscilla Giddings was elected to represent the values of Idahoans and she has failed to do so. We demand that she resign from her position immediately. #idpol
— Better Idaho (@BetterIdaho) June 29, 2018
(Read more from “Listen: GOP Rep. Receives Threatening Voicemails, Emails Because of This Facebook Post” HERE)