Marco Rubio is so worried about ISIS he bought a gun to fight them off

Rubio- Americans Need Guns to Defend Against ISIS
Rubio- Americans Need Guns to Defend Against ISIS

On Sunday, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) managed to insert himself into the sweet spot between two of the hottest topics in the presidential race: buying a gun and defending the U.S. from an ISIS attack.

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Speaking to John Dickerson on Sunday's edition of CBS' Face The Nation, Rubio talked about his recent gun purchase on Christmas Eve 2015, and used ISIS as the reason.

Defending the nation against the Islamic State (ISIS) and gun control have both been big talking points in the 2016 election cycle, particularly in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings.

Rubio explained his gun purchase in his typically elaborate and politically precise fashion:

Well, first of all, I'm not home very often. And so that was one of the few days that I was there.

Second, I have a right to protect my family. And that's why I was previously a firearm holder as well. This was an additional one.

And, again, I think many Americans around the country feel the same way. I'm a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. I have a right to protect my family if someone were to come after us. In fact, if ISIS were to visit us or our communities at any moment, the last line of defense between ISIS and my family is the ability that I have to protect my family from them or from a criminal or anyone else who seeks to do us harm. Millions of Americans feel that way.

Watch a clip of Rubio speaking on the topic below.

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