Fox News host Tucker Carlson caught a gun control activist in a pickle on Tuesday when he asked him about banning barrel shrouds.
Jumaane Williams, a New York City council member, repeatedly asked The Daily Caller co-founder if he thought people should have unfettered access to guns — completely ignoring the specifics of actual gun legislation.
“Look, I’m not for gun killing of any kind,” Carlson said. “My only point is that legislators make laws, and they do so in the hopes they will have their intended effect, and we know from ten years of experience that an assault weapons ban doesn’t work.”
“The real question is always to you, Tucker — do you believe that we shouldn’t have unfettered access to guns,” Williams said, side-stepping the point.
Carlson tried again with a different proposed piece of gun control legislation, asking Williams, “[Democrats] are saying that guns that have something called a ‘barrel shroud’ ought to be prohibited…my question is why?”
“Why would a barrel shroud make a gun more dangerous?” Tucker questioned.
Williams again insisted that Carlson was asking the wrong questions, and accused him of throwing “red meat” to his fans on the internet.
“It’s not about the fans or red meat — I’m responding to an actual piece of proposed legislation in the US Congress,” Carlson argued.