Patrick Johnston, founder of the anti-abortion group Personhood Ohio, sent out an email this past weekend encouraging recipients to help his cause by “buying an assault rifle” and “some high capacity magazines and a ton of ammo.”
He wasn’t suggesting they buy just any assault rifles, mind you, but assault rifles from Johnston’s personal collection including two Chinese SKS rifles and a MAK 90. All three weapons use the same ammunition the AK 47 (7.62×39mm). Two of the rifles come with high capacity magazines and one includes a drum holding 100 rounds. He is also auctioning off 2550 rounds of ammo.
Because…. hey! nothing screams Pro-Life like an assault rifle sale.
It’s fair to say that proponents of Personhood legislation, which seeks to provide all the rights of citizenship to a fertilized egg, are on the extreme fringes of the anti-abortion movement. And the term Extremist certain fits Johnston.
The Other Paper described Johnston as “uninsured Zanesville family practitioner, Christian radio host, an active anti-LGBT and Operation Save America activist, and one-time Libertarian candidate for state representative in Ohio’s 94th District.”
In addition to penning homophobic rants for his website, Johnston also writes anti-abortion fantasy fiction about armed anti-abortion activists who violently secede from the United States to form a Coalition of Free Christian States.
UPDATE: Readers have asked to see the full email so we’ve included it below.
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