Levi Tillemann, a Democratic congressional candidate in Colorado, is running on a platform that aims to reduce gun violence in schools. In a recent campaign video to promote one of his policies, Tillemann gets pepper-sprayed. Tillemann says into the camera: “I’ve had enough of Democrats and Republicans talking past each other on gun control as kids, schools and communities pay the price in blood.”
… In the video, Tillemann suggests every school and teacher should be “empower[ed] … with nonlethal self-defense tools, like this can of pepper spray” to stop active school shooters. Tillemann is then seen getting pepper-sprayed and trying to wash his eyes out with water
He writes on Facebook:
I’ve had enough of Democrats and Republicans talking past each other on gun control as kids, schools and communities pay the price in blood. That’s why I’ve worked with my team to develop a plan for active school defense measures. We absolutely need to fix America's gun problem, but that might take a while.