I love how this ammosexual s gonna fight the government with her big bad gun. But does that mean since she is the government she is going to shoot herself? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/22/joni-ernst-guns_n_6032164.html WASHINGTON -- Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Iowa, said during an NRA event in 2012 that she would use a gun to defend herself from the government. I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson, 9 millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere, Ernst said at the NRA and Iowa Firearms Coalition Second Amendment Rally in Searsboro, Iowa. But I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family -- whether its from an intruder, or whether its from the government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important. Ernst made the remark a little more than a month after gunman James Holmes allegedly killed 12 people and injured 58 in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Ernsts campaign did not respond to The Huffington Post's request for comment about the remark on Wednesday evening. Earlier this year, Ernst released an ad in which she points a gun at the camera and vows to unload on Obamacare.