Watch Ted Cruz cook bacon on the muzzle of a gun

There are 462 days left until the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and we’re already in the candidates-using-deadly-weapons-to-cook-breakfast-food phase of the campaign. Seems a little early in the cycle this time, doesn’t it?

(Screenshot via IJReview's YouTube)
(Screenshot via IJReview’s YouTube)

Recalling that time that Michael Dukakis whipped up a frittata with a bazooka in ’88*, as well as Dwight Eisenhower’s signature preparation of bayonet-sliced hasbrowns**, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas demonstrated a creative, culinary use of firepower in a video for website IJReview, uploaded to YouTube on Monday.

Watch the presidential candidate cook bacon using the muzzle of a gun below. Spoiler: He eats the bacon.

Though the title of the video touts Cruz’s creative kitchen utensil as a machine gun, Mashable points out that it is actually a semi-automatic.

Cruz is no stranger to viral videos. In June, the senator performed his best impressions of characters from “The Simpsons” for BuzzFeed.

*This did not happen.

**This did not happen either, but seems slightly more realistic.

Author: Eric Webb

Eric Webb is a web producer for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360. He blogs about Austin culture, pop culture and anything that lives on the Internet.

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