Stricter gun laws would not have prevented the on-air shooting deaths of a young TV reporter and her cameraman in Virginia on Wednesday, says Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.
“Sadly, there is no way any country can stop disturbed individuals from killing people,” O’Reilly said during his Thursday “Talking Points Memo.”
“And because of America’s history, there is no way total control of firearms will ever happen here.”
The Fox News host observed that Chicago has been unable to halt its gang-related violence despite having strict gun control laws.
“But there is something else going on,” O’Reilly said, explaining that spiritual belief has steadily been replaced by nihilism.
“The killers in Colorado, Charleston, Connecticut and now Virginia, all young men who had few restraints in their lives,” he said. “If you do not believe in anything, anything goes.”
O’Reilly opined that neither gun control nor stricter mental health monitoring would put a stop to the killings.
“Only a society that insists all human life is valuable and a mass media that promotes the message of that will begin to see a turn away from violence,” he said. “It’s all about the philosophy of loving your neighbor, not the myth that centralized government can prevent barbaric behavior. It cannot.”
Watch his commentary, via Fox News.
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