Fiery 'Facts Work, Why Don't You Get Some': Tucker Battles NM Candidate Who Said 'F*** the NRA'
Tucker Carlson got into a fiery debate with a U.S. House candidate in New Mexico who aired an advertisement in which he said "f--- the NRA," as Carlson asked the candidate whether he actually knew gun control policy or the organization itself.
Pat Davis, who is seeking an Albuquerque-area seat, said the National Rifle Association's "pro-gun policies resulted in dead children, dead mothers and dead fathers."
Carlson asked if it degrades Davis, a former cop himself, that he used an obscenity in a political ad.
"Being polite hasn't made our schools any safer or protected officers like I used to be," Davis said. "Clearly this got the NRA's attention."
Carlson remarked that the ad got attention, but only because it showed "how embarrassing you are."
"How many NRA members have committed mass shootings," Carlson asked.
Davis did not address the statistic but said the issue lies with the NRA as an organization, saying it is not the same group his father was a member of.
After airing another ad in which Davis claimed an AR-15 can fire 150 rounds in 15 seconds, Carlson asked how that statistic was possible.
Davis said it could be done with certain additional equipment. He cited high-capacity magazines and bump stocks found in the hotel room of Las Vegas killer Stephen Paddock.
Carlson said the barrel of a gun would "melt" under such conditions.
"You don't know what you're talking about," he said. "Facts work. Why don't you get some."