Republican presidential candidate and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal posted a photo of himself holding and admiring a weapon while at a campaign stop in Iowa Friday.
Jindal’s photo caption reads: “My kind of campaign stop; Capital Armament in Sibley.”
According to the company’s Facebook page, CapArms is a veteran-owned company that manufactures ammunition, firearms and smokeless gunpowder.
Jindal has proven to be a strong supporter of gun ownership rights during his tenure as governor, signing several pro-gun rights bills into law in the state of Louisiana.
Still, not everyone is buying Jindal’s affection for weapons, especially on social media. The photo received some mocking comments on Twitter, saying he was pandering to constituents and calling him a poser. One commenter called it Jindal’s Dukakis moment, referencing the 1988 campaign photo of Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis riding in a tank. Politico refers to that image as one of the “worst campaign backfires in history.”
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