The growing chorus for gun control gets louder after every mass shooting with liberals always pointing to the tool used in the carnage rather than considering what’s driving the individual behind the tool to put it to use, and their answer is always the same: punish millions of lawful gun owners for the actions of the mentally ill.
This very assertion was at the center of a spirited debate between Kari Lake, the 2022 Republican gubernatorial nominee in Arizona, and Piers Morgan, who regurgitated left-wing talking points about guns being the number one killer of children — Lake was in London for the coronation of King Charles III.
The discussion on guns begins at the 3-minute mark of the video below:
Morgan cited the safety benefits of regulating cars to ask why not regulate gun ownership as well — then again, as a Brit it’s not surprising that he might bristle at the notion of having a God-given, inherent right to protect oneself.
“There are millions, tens of millions of gun owners in America who wouldn’t dream of doing a mass shooting,” Lake replied. “They’re legal. They own their guns legally. And we have a Second Amendment. It’s a God-given right. It’s in our Constitution,” Lake said.
“Would the Founding Fathers, have been comfortable watching this absolutely never-ending series of mass shootings? Would they have thought that was what they meant by the Second Amendment? Or would they have looked to perhaps, to tailor it, to modern times,” Morgan asked.
Lake redirected the play on the Founding Fathers back to their original thinking on the right to bear arms.
“The Founding Fathers would have never been okay with what we’re seeing right now, which is tyranny on our land once again,” Lake said. “And the Second Amendment was put in place — we already pushed back the tyrants once and we didn’t give up. We clung to our guns.”
“Who’s the tyranny from?” Morgan asked.
“The tyranny was from the monarchy,” Lake said. “Now we’re seeing an overreaching government. We’re seeing a lying media. Lying to us, taking our livelihoods away with covid restrictions and imposing all of that on our children and on our families, and on our education. And we don’t want to have to throw back the tyrants again. But they put that in place to prevent us from having to do that — to protect us.”
“I don’t know — you haven’t been on the streets of America lately? The crime is out of control,” Lake said.
“I have, I’ve seen it,” Morgan interjected.
“It’s not safe to walk down these Democrat-controlled cities. The murder — you can be raped and murdered on the subway,” Lake continued. “I’m a much better mother that I have firearms and can protect my family and I will protect my family. You call 911 right now you can’t get someone to show up at your house, Pierce. And there’s crime and violence happening on our streets, and we need to protect our own families.”
When Morgan pointed to a Fox News poll showing an overwhelming number of Americans favor gun control, Lake dropped the hammer on the network.
“Fox News is a globalist network pushing a globalist agenda and the globalists want to make sure… Fox News is a globalist network run by globalists who want to bring down our Constitution and take away our Second Amendment rights,” she replied.
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