New Calls for Gun Control After WDBJ Attack: Dana Loesch & Bill Burton Debate
Bill Burton and Dana Loesch reacted on "The Kelly File" to new calls for gun control in the wake of the murders of two Virginia journalists.
Following the early morning attack, the White House, Hillary Clinton and Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) called for stricter gun control measures.
Their sentiments were echoed by reporter Alison Parker's father in an interview with Megyn Kelly.
Burton, a former Obama White House aide, said he agrees that there is "real evil" in the world, but at some point the country has to do "something" about gun violence.
Loesch, author of "Hands Off My Gun," pointed out that the laws already in place need to be enforced correctly before new ones are implemented.
Kelly noted that the gunman, a former reporter with a grudge, passed a background check and legally purchased the gun that he used.
Loesch pointed back to the Charleston church massacre in which the gunman passed a background check due to an error by the FBI.
She also emphasized that the FBI is not prosecuting individuals for lying on background check forms. Loesch said state and local officials need to start following the "abundance of laws" already on the books.
Kelly asked Burton how a disturbed person's "will to murder" can be removed, bringing up the beheading at a workplace in Moore, Oklahoma.
Burton said more people are killed with firearms in the U.S. than in any other country in the world.
"The answer can't be 'do nothing,'" said Burton, arguing that the United States has "a gun problem."
"We don't have a gun problem. We have a criminal problem," Loesch answered, adding that she has protected her own life with a gun and that right should not be taken away.
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