In his Talking Points Memo last night, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly blasted liberal politicians like President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Joe Biden, etc. for being completely “irrational” when it comes to their calls for implementing gun control legislation.
O’Reilly pointed out, as we have in these columns several times, that cities such as Chicago and Washington D.C. have very strict gun control laws, but increasingly high rates of crime and shootings. Chicago recently experienced over 50 of its residents being shot in a single weekend … two weekends in a row.
The Fox News host insisted that rather than introducing new legislation, laws on the books need to be enforced when somebody commits an illegal gun crime.
Still, those “laws can not stop madness,” he insisted. “Liberal Americans who want all kinds of regulations are being irrational.”
Watch the segment below …
For what it’s worth, the brother of a victim in the recent shooting at a community college in Oregon is siding with O’Reilly on this matter.
On CNN, Jessy Atkinson, brother of Cheyenne Fitzgerald, a teenager who was badly injured in the shooting, told President Obama that he should stop his “gun agenda” and focus on mental health.
“Look where the problem really lies, and quit running the agenda––quit running the gun agenda,” he said. “It’s not the problem. It’s mental health in America.”
Comment: Are liberals being irrational with their calls for further gun control legislation in this country?