Fox News contributor Joey Jones lambasted “The View’s” co-host Sunny Hostin on Wednesday for calling for an assault weapons ban following the deadly shooting in Boulder, Colorado that left ten dead.
Jones went after Hostin over gun control: “I’m sure she’s a fantastic, smart, intelligent person, but she’s 100 percent absolutely wrong on this. And she can take her hate and ignorance out to the street and scream if she wants to,” Jones declared in no uncertain terms on “Fox & Friends.”
“I’ll take my freedom and my patriotism on my hip to the shooting range and hunting so that I can be a sheepdog to protect those around me, like I am,” the double-amputee retired Marine Corps bomb tech proclaimed.
ABC legal analyst Sunny Hostin dared to call Americans who own what she terms as “assault rifles” selfish. Jones stated that she spoke from a “cloak of ignorance” about gun owners.
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“I don’t think we can any longer equate freedom with the unfettered right to own assault rifles. I feel like a hostage right now. I feel like a hostage to the selfish people that insist on owning these types of weapons. That is not freedom in this country. You are not a patriot because you think you have the right to own these type of weapons,” Hostin arrogantly posited.
Hostin then asked her audience, “So where do we go from here? It is time to start talking right now about gun control.”
TEN KILLED IN COLORADO SHOOTING: After a gunman opened fire at a grocery store where residents gathered to shop and receive COVID-19 vaccines in Boulder, Colorado Monday, the co-hosts react and question if Americans will push for stricter gun laws. https://t.co/g3yOiicJiX pic.twitter.com/otRdf5BpIk
— The View (@TheView) March 23, 2021
The left is seizing upon the tragedy in Boulder to push its anti-gun agenda forward. Leading the way is President Biden who is calling for the Senate to immediately pass gun control. He’s also threatening to sign a series of executive orders that will implement gun control according to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. She was not specific on what actions Biden is likely to take in his executive orders.
“We are considering a range of levers, including working through legislation, including executive action,” Psaki informed reporters. “That has been under discussion and will continue to be under discussion.”
Biden jumped on the opportunistic bandwagon of gun control and said on Tuesday: “I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take commonsense steps that will save lives in the future and to urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act.” He went on to say: “We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country once again. I got that done when I was a senator. … We should do it again.”
Jones was very offended by Hostin’s remarks. He then said he “hopes she educates herself.” He also put forth that her remarks are “just rhetoric and talking points” to get accolades from the left.
“I’m all about legislation that may make this world a safer place, but I’m not about legislation that’s very hard to reverse that would make law-abiding citizens less safe,” Jones adamantly stated.
W/all due respect @sunny you’re a lot of wonderful things, but you are no one to tell me if I’m a patriot. Take your hate and scream in the streets. I’ll take my patriotism hunting, to the range, and on my hip while I go about my day as the sheep dog I am. https://t.co/y9Fam8qPLQ
— Joey Jones (@Johnny_Joey) March 24, 2021
Republicans Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and John Kennedy (R-LA) are decrying calls for gun control and are accusing Democrats of “political theater.”
“What happens in this committee after every mass shooting is Democrats propose taking away guns from law-abiding citizens because that’s their political objective,” Cruz proclaimed.
“I don’t believe we have a gun control problem in America,” commented Kennedy. “I believe we have an idiot control problem.”
Hostin, who is a former federal prosecutor, called moves from Republicans like Rep. Lauren Boebert, who has initiated a fundraising campaign to defend gun rights, “despicable.”
“That is not about the constitution. That is not about the Second Amendment,” she said. “That’s not freedom. It’s not what freedom is.”
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