‘One thing I love about these tragedies’: NRA pundit tells Fox News there’s a bright side to mass shootings
National Rifle Association pundit Antonia Okafor told Fox News on Wednesday that it was a mistake to discuss gun control following mass shootings because it encourages more massacres.
In an interview on Fox & Friends First, host Heather Childers asked Okafor to comment on the calls “for more gun control” following this week’s mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people.
Okafor began by expressing “heartfelt condolences to the victims,” but she insisted that Democrats talking about gun control after every mass shooting is “the definition of insanity.”
“Do you think they’re doing a disservice, that in fact they are actually accomplishing the opposite of what they’re trying to accomplish by bringing awareness to gun control?” Childers wondered.
According to Okafor, Democrats are “the problem” because they bring up gun safety laws following every mass shooting.
“We have Baltimore, we have Chicago, we have St. Louis, we have all these places that are ridden with violence,” the NRA pundit opined. “And we’ve implemented more and more gun control as the years have gone on. So, the policy is not working.”
Okafor concluded by finding a bright side to America’s epidemic of gun violence.
“One thing I love about — unfortunately — these tragedies that happen, the reaction from the American people coming together,” she explained. “And one thing I think we’re very good at is problem solving. And so I believe if we’re willing to change the direction that we’ve been in before… you know, we voted for President Trump because we wanted a difference.”
“I think it’s important that if we listen to our president, if we listen to the leadership and the advice that he has in the future going on forward that we can actually make change in this horrible circumstance so that this doesn’t happen in the future,” Okafor said.
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