Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent and regular contributor to the NRA’s online TV network, went on Fox News program “Outnumbered” Tuesday to decry the uselessness of laws banning certain kinds of guns — as well as laws that ban other crimes.
Talking about the gun control debate sparked by last week’s massacre in Parkland, Florida, Bongino lashed out at the idea that more gun laws would reduce school shootings since criminals would find a way to commit crimes regardless of what laws are passed.
“Criminals don’t care about your gun laws,” he said. “They don’t give a damn. They don’t care about rape laws, robbery laws, homicide laws, burglary laws, gun laws, or anything else. I don’t know why you think a supply-side measure meant to limit criminals who simply get them off the street and openly mock gun laws!”
A contributor on the panel pointed out that Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz didn’t just buy an AR-15-style rifle off the street, but instead bought it legally through a licensed gun dealer.
Bongino shot back that there are “already laws” that should have stopped Cruz from getting a gun, but authorities “missed” the warning signs about him and his behavior.
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John Dean explains the big mistake Hope Hicks made by stonewalling Congress
Former White House counsel John Dean, a key figure in the Watergate scandal, said Wednesday on CNN that there was a serious flaw in the attempt to prevent longtime Trump confidant Hope Hicks from testifying to Congress.
White House lawyers have asserted that Hicks has absolute immunity and is not legally required to testify about her time as Trump's director of communications. Hicks testified Wednesday during a closed-door hearing before the House Judiciary Committee — where she reportedly refused to answer questions about her White House job.
"Privilege is not being asserted here. Instead, the White House says that Hicks has absolute immunity regarding the time that she spent at 1600 Pennsylvania. Does absolute immunity even exist? And if so, can you explain to me the difference between the two?" CNN host Brooke Baldwin asked Dean.
GOP gangs up on AOC: Top Republican demands Ocasio-Cortez apologize to the entire world – she refuses
The Republican machine is in fifth gear right now, speeding to attack one of their top Democratic targets: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
At issue, a video the New York Democrat recorded in which she calls the migrant detention camps on the U.S. Southern border "concentration camps."
Economist mocks GOP for trying to pin racism on Democrats — after telling a harrowing story about anti-black economic envy
Economist Julianne Malveaux explained to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that there was a time in the United States where black Americans were actually closing the wealth gap with white Americans -- until white Americans rioted and burned their property.
During her testimony at a hearing on reparations, Malveaux recounted the horrific story of the destruction of "Black Wall Street," which was a location in Tulsa, Oklahoma that was known for its high concentration of black-owned businesses and black wealth.
The area's prosperity came to an end in 1921 when white Tulsa residents used baseless accusation of a black man sexually assaulting a white woman as a justification to chase out all black residents and set fire to their neighborhoods. Hundreds of black residents were killed in the riots and the majority fled the city.