Miss South Carolina 2015 Daja Dial was asked the following loaded question during the Miss America 2016 beauty pageant: “Do you support a ban on military-style assault weapons?” The phrasing seemed designed to fish for a “yes” answer, but Dial didn’t comply.
“I don’t, but I think it’s because we need to increase education,” Dial responded. “If we teach people the proper way to use guns, then we will reduce the risk of having gun-related accidents. It starts with education.” Dial failed to win the contest despite having been identified as a fan favorite and frontrunner, leading some to question whether her pro-gun stance cost her the top place. Regardless, it looks like she picked up some new liberty-loving fans last night!