Republican Assemblywoman Michele Fiore has come under fire recently for her 2nd Amendment-themed calendar’s December photo which features her entire family, old and young alike, grinning and holding firearms.

Fiore appeared on Fox News to defend the photo, saying that firearms make great gifts. Fiore also said that December is about Christmas, and Christmas is about family, and family is about blowing away any foes- foreign or domestic- who might threaten your family’s Christmas cheer so she didn’t see any reason why the photo might be in poor taste.

When the photo was first released, many were especially critical that Fiore’s five year old grandson was holding his own boom stick.

Fiore responded to this criticism with nothing but glowing pride for her gun-loving grandson.

“If you look at that picture real close, you’ll see his finger is not on the trigger, my five year old grandson of mine has total trigger control.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com