Doocy pokes Earnest: ‘Does president REALLY think that common sense gun laws would deter terrorists?’

Even as the FBI is investigating the massacre in San Bernardino on Wednesday as a terrorist attack the Obama administration won’t let go of its narrative on gun control.

Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest Friday if the president actually believed stricter gun laws would have prevented the attack.

“Yes. The president believes that passing common sense gun laws that makes it harder for people with bad intentions to get guns, makes the country safer,” Earnest replied.

An incredulous Doocy asked again even more directly as if he couldn’t believe what he just heard.

“The president thinks that when there are potentially two terrorists sitting around planning a mass murder they may call it off because President Obama has put in place common sense gun laws?” he asked Earnest.

Undeterred by how ridiculous that sounded Earnest persisted.

“Well Peter, we’re still learning of the precise motives of the individuals who carried out this heinous act of violence yesterday. One thing we do know, is the four fire arms they were wielding we’re legally purchased under the laws in place now. That’s a fact. So, that might lead some to conclude that we should have made it a little harder for them,” he said.

One of the terrorists, Tashfeen Malik, pledged her allegiance to the Islamic State during the attack and this administration still isn’t certain of the motive.

What kind of answer can one expect from that?

Watch the exchange below.

Carmine Sabia


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