Hegseth: How Is It Freedom if I Don’t Have the Freedom to Defend Myself and My Family?
HEGSETH: "Geraldo, you called it a machine gun. It’s not a machine gun. You can accuse me of machismo. I own multiple rifles, AR-15s. It doesn't mean 'assault rifle.' It’s not a machine gun. And I have a right in this country to own it for my own self-defense and defense of my family. If kids are getting rifles improperly, they’re breaking the law in doing so. Ultimately, the first thing autocrats like Gavin Newsom want to do is take away your right to bear arms and defend your family and defend your freedoms. Most people who are against guns have no idea what an AR-15 is or how it is used, and Gavin Newsom is chief amongst them."