Miss South Carolina Gets Asked a Question About ‘Assault Weapons.’ Her Brilliant Response is Going Viral

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In recent years, the Miss America pageant, like virtually all American fixtures, has become more politicized. Lobbing controversial topics at the contestants and then snarling when they offer an opinion they don’t like, the judges often reveal themselves to be partisans in the pressing issues of our day.

On Sunday, Miss South Carolina stood up for the Second Amendment in a brilliant answer that is going viral. However, it may have cost her the title.

Miss South Carolina Daja Dial was asked a loaded question about the Second Amendment, but the Southern beauty contestant was ready.

Using extremely loaded language like “military-style” and “assault weapons,” the judge asked,

“America loves our Second Amendment, but gun violence continues to be a tragic problem. Do you support a ban on military-style assault weapons?”

“I don’t,” the contestant replied. “If we teach people the proper way to use guns, then we will reduce the risk of having gun-related accidents. It starts with education.”

The judge obviously expected a typical liberal response that centered on emotions over rational thought. However, Ms. Dial’s response was reasoned, thoughtful and precisely the kind of assertion the left absolutely hates.

Since her brave stance, the video has gone viral and many are praising the principled beauty. However, perhaps because of her bravery, she lost the competition with Miss Georgia being crowned Miss America.

About the Author

Greg Campbell
Greg Campbell
An unapologetic patriot and conservative, Greg emerged within the blossoming Tea Party Movement as a political analyst dedicated to educating and advocating for the preservation of our constitutional principles and a free-market solution to problems birthed by economic liberalism. From authoring scathing commentaries to conducting interviews with some of the biggest names in politics today including party leaders, activists and conservative media personalities, Greg has worked to counter the left’s media narratives with truthful discussions of the biggest issues affecting Americans today. Greg’s primary area of focus is Second Amendment issues and the advancement of honest discussion concerning the constitutional right that protects all others. He lives in the Northwest with his wife, Heather, and enjoys writing, marksmanship and the outdoors.
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