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Loretta Lynch, Jerry Falwell, Jr. Speak Out on California Attack

Published: Dec. 5, 2015 at 12:45 AM EST
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Some words from Liberty University's president, Jerry Falwell, Jr., raised a lot of eyebrows on Friday.

During a speech, he said, "If more good people had concealed carry permits then we can end those Muslims before (

garbled amid applause

)." It was a reference to concealed weapons permits. "I just want to take this opportunity to encourage all of you to get your permit; we offer a free course," said Falwell. "Let's teach 'em a lesson if they ever show up here." The arena crowd applauded loudly. From there, President Jerry Falwell, Jr. wrapped up his speech.

Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said there has been a big uptick in anti-Muslim rhetoric since the terrorist attacks in Paris last month. On Friday, she had strong words for people speaking their minds. "My greatest fear as a prosecutor, as someone who is sworn to the protection of all of the American people, which is that the rhetoric will be accompanied by acts of violence," said Lynch. "And my message, not just to the Muslim community, but the entire American community is: we cannot give into the fear that these backlashes are really based on."

Lynch went on to say that when free speech edges towards violence She will take action.