Lincoln, NE– A Nebraska state senator is receiving some major backlash after making very controversial statements at a legislative hearing on a concealed gun bill on Friday.
Senator Ernie Chambers is known as the “defender of the downtrodden” for his passionate defense of civil rights.
Without holding back, the 77-year-old Chambers, compared American police to ISIS and has since received a barrage of criticism. Chambers asserted that the police are the only reason he would want to own a gun.
“My ISIS is the police,” Chambers said, “the police are licensed to kill us — children, old people,” he continued.
Chambers, an independent, has served 40 years in the Legislature. He is no stranger to calling it as he sees it. In fact, his political career was born after protesting his termination from the post office for speaking out against management referring to black men as “boys.”