Rick Scott: ‘The Second Amendment Didn’t Kill Anybody’ [VIDEO]

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In the aftermath of the Orlando terrorist attack by an individual who pledged his allegiance to ISIS, Florida Gov. Rick Scott says, “the Second Amendment didn’t kill anybody.”

Rick Scott, Screen Grab CNN, 6-17-2016

Rick Scott, Screen Grab CNN, 6-17-2016

In an interview on “CNN Newsroom” on Friday, Scott said, “Let’s remember, the Second Amendment has been around for over 200 years. It didn’t, you know, that’s not what killed innocent people. Evil killed innocent people.”

Earlier in the interview, host Pamela Brown said: “President Obama has been very outspoken against gun control opponents, and he said he dares them to meet with the victims and see if it doesn’t change their views on gun control. Has it changed your views at all, this experience of meeting with the victims and the fact that it’s easier to walk out with an AR-15 in the state of Florida than a handgun?”

Scott replied, “Well, nobody would think anybody on a terrorist watch list should have a gun.”

“We all can agree that we don’t want somebody that is going to do something like that to be walking around with any weapons, but the Second Amendment didn’t kill anybody,” Scott insisted. “This is ISIS. This is evil. This is radical Islam.”

“I’m tired of what’s gone on in our country that we’re not focused enough on ISIS,” Scott continued. “We had Steven Sotloff, a journalist beheaded in 2014, he was from Miami and we had 49 people slaughtered right here, when are we going to say to ourselves as a country ‘enough is enough.’

“Let’s focus on destroying ISIS. When we find information about someone coming to our country, if we’re not comfortable with you coming into our country, this is our country, why are you coming here,” Scott said. “And then if we do vet somebody and we allow them in, why won’t they share that with our local law enforcement.”

Scott went on to say, “[W]e’re responsible for public safety in our states. We’re at a 45 year low crime rate but I don’t want anything like this to happen in my state ever again to any citizen.”

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