Tucker goes rogue on Fox News, rips Trump: Imagine If Obama had said ‘take the guns first’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson admonished President Trump for caving in to liberals on gun control.

Carlson said Trump went too far when he said the government should “take the guns first, go through due process second” when it comes to potentially irresponsible gun owners.

Carlson said while it’s great that President Trump wants to take action to stem the epidemic of mass shootings in the United States, trampling on Americans’ Second Amendment rights is not the answer.

He said Republicans and the media shouldn’t give Trump a pass on his irresponsible comment because it’s a slippery slope to whittling away at our Constitutionally guaranteed civil liberties.

“Imagine if Barack Obama had said that — just ignore due process and confiscating guns?” Carlson asked. “Obama would have been denounced as a dictator [by conservatives]. We would have denounced him first, trust me. Congress would be talking impeachment.”

Carlson said the media glossed over Trump’s flippant comment about due process because they wanted to play up the Trump-versus-NRA angle instead.

“The media agreed, so they underplayed it and suggested it was a battle between the president and NRA,” Carlson said. “But it’s not about the NRA. It’s not even about the president. It’s about the Constitution. And the Constitution remains the same no matter who is in power. That’s the point of the Constitution.”

While some people may be surprised that Tucker Carlson slammed Trump, this is not the first time he has criticized the president. This incident underscores once again that Republicans and Fox News openly criticize Trump when they disagree with him. It’s not like the herd mentality of the mainstream media or Democrats, who always defend “their side,” no matter how wrong they are.

White House file photo.

President Trump vowed to take action to end the epidemic of mass shootings after 17 people were murdered at a high school in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine’s Day. Trump responded by suggesting the minimum age for buying a gun should be raised to 21 (even though you can join the military at 17).

“Nobody is even arguing this will save actual lives because there is no research that it will,” Carlson said. “It’s propaganda, and sneaky propaganda, by the way.”

Carlson reiterated that more gun control only impinges the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens, as evidenced by the staggering gun homicides in California and Chicago, Illinois, which have the strictest gun-control laws in the United States. Remember: criminals don’t care about laws.

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While sensible legislation is necessary, Carlson said the increasing calls for stricter gun laws is a dangerous slippery slope toward a breakdown of civil liberties and a gateway toward permanent Democratic control of the country.

“The Democratic Party is completely irresponsible and increasingly anti-American,” Tucker said. “They prefer illegals aliens to our middle class. It’s true and terrifying. Somebody needs to defend the country from these people.”

Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang is a politics/lifestyle writer and a financial editor at Investopedia. She is a law school graduate and an alum of the University of Pennsylvania. You can find her on Twitter at @Samantha_Chang.
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