Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera said President Donald Trump will do more to help gun violence than former President Barack Obama ever did, Friday on “Fox & Friends.”
Geraldo said the age for purchasing a firearm should be raised to 21 years old but he was challenged immediately by host Pete Hegseth.
“Children grow up. They go through these teenage years and they are evolving,” Geraldo said. “They have boyfriend problem, a girlfriend problem. They’ve been bullied, they’ve been this or that. There are issues we don’t want them drinking. They’re going to go drive. They’re going to get in trouble. If you can’t buy beer, how is it that you can buy an AR-15?”
“Because buying beer is not enshrined in our Constitution Geraldo,” Hegseth claimed. “In the Second Amendment, that said we have the right to defend ourselves as free citizens in a free country.”
“There are no absolute rights,” Geraldo said.
“There are some absolute rights, like you’re right to say what you want with the First Amendment,” Hegseth said. “Why should a technocrat, a government employee decide when I get right to defend myself? A 19-year-old girl on dangerous streets, why shouldn’t she carry a weapon if necessary?”
“Major, you know I love you, you have a situation here, 39 times cops called to his house. the administrators in the school don’t want hill in the building with a backpack. This kid, hold it, this kid can go to a gun store, put down his $1000, wonder where he to the it and get an AR-15. Here is a troubled kid, visited by the authorities. Everyone thinks that he’s the pariah, the next school shooter and he can buy an AR-15. And that keeps your kid safe?” Geraldo concluded. “The president of the United States has evolved on this issue and you will see, he will do more for controlling this problem than President Obama ever did.”
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