- REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert
- Sebastian Gorka, the former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, said he always carries two pistols, a tourniquet, and a copy of the US Constitution.
- In a recent interview, Gorka shared his wide-ranging collection of guns, including AK rifles, handguns, and .22 caliber rifles.
- After the interview was published, featuring staged photos of Gorka wearing a suede vest, people on Twitter mocked his attire.
Sebastian Gorka loves guns.
The former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump has an “eclectic” and wide-ranging collection of firearms: modern handguns, AK and AR military rifles, SW 1917 and Webley 38 revolvers, and .22 caliber rifles, among others.
Every day, Gorka carries two pistols, a tourniquet, and a copy of the US Constitution. Naturally, he’s a Second Amendment enthusiast.
“The Second Amendment isn’t ultimately about stopping rapists or bank robbers. It’s about the people’s last line of defense against a strategic level threat. It’s not about hunting whitetails,” Gorka told Recoil, a magazine focused on guns.
After the story appeared featuring a photo of Gorka posing in a brown suede vest, people on Twitter mocked the former presidential adviser for his gun-toting poses and McLovin-styled attire:
— Bill Mann (@TMFOtter) November 25, 2017
— (((Noah))) (@NoahBenjaminC) November 26, 2017
It's like a hemorrhoid came to life and won a shopping spree at Sears pic.twitter.com/gExuFWU3uB
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) November 25, 2017
People often wonder how Sebastian Gorka maintains his renowned physical & intellectual prowess pic.twitter.com/PmTUVMktkP
— joel tyler (@joeltyler_) November 25, 2017
Ahh yes. The traditional attire of any hunting season: delicate pinpoint with french cuffs under a suede vest. pic.twitter.com/8V4iZBjV20
— Tim Dragga (@timdragga) November 25, 2017
Believe me, anyone who can carry off a braided belt, a tan suede vest with a pink shirt w/ French cuffs and NOT feel his masculinity threatened is certainly an Alfa Male and not a Pajama Boy
The scoped rifle is obviously to keep Bengal tigers at bay.#SebastianGorka pic.twitter.com/fDGnoh4jm0
— John Sheehan (@dogstar7tweets) November 25, 2017
In response to the jokes, Gorka tweeted that “Beta-males and Progressives have been fainting” because of the interview.
Beta-males and Progressives have been fainting because of my @RecoilMag interview.
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) November 26, 2017
Gorka told Recoil that he inherited a love for guns from his father, an anti-Communist freedom fighter who fled Communist Hungary and settled in the UK, where Gorka grew up. He later became a naturalized US citizen.
“As a kid, I loved long-range prone position rifle shooting at Bisley in the UK,” Gorka said. “Once a month, my dad and I would make the trip and shoot 7.62 bolt actions with iron aperture sights at 1,000 yards. I loved the delay between the ignition and the bullet hitting the butts.”
Gorka left his White House role in August, but has continued to support Trump and his “Make America Great Again” agenda from the outside. Gorka was aligned with the nationalist arm of the Trump administration, occupied most prominently by former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and senior policy adviser Stephen Miller.