Television show host Megyn Kelly received some criticism for her views on gun control Tuesday on “Megyn Kelly Today.”
“The mental health laws are not going to change, and we know it,” Kelly said. “The gun laws? Right. And even if they did change, you would still get people like this guy and we know it. From the look of things, this is a guy who was a lone shooter, no history of violence, no record, no red flags, no anything.”
“No anything in this case, not yet anyway. A retired accountant who had a girlfriend, who was supposedly happy, decided to murder a group of innocent people here in the land of the free. So how exactly do we make sense of that?” Kelly said on “Megyn Kelly Today,” which boasted a town hall-style panel featuring NBC journalist Tom Brokaw, reported Glamour magazine.
Her views were met with mixed reactions from the panel, when Brokaw challenged her views.
“We are where we are because of the power of people who wanted these kinds of guns, and the [National Rifle Association] managed to organize them and get them as a political force in America,” Brokaw said, adding: “We’re a long way away from that second amendment in which we said that a well-regulated militia is important to our country.”
Kelly’s comments did not sit well with some on social media.
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— Salon (@Salon) October 3, 2017
— Evy Poumpouras (@EvyPoumpouras) October 3, 2017
— Joanna Rothkopf (@joannarothkopf) October 3, 2017
“There are people who defend the Second Amendment who believe you can’t legislate against evil, and those who believe we have to have an honest conversation,” Kelly said. “Gotta leave it at that.”
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