Ex-FBI Official: Here's Why Banning Guns Is No Longer an Option
Firearms are now so common everywhere in the world that a ban will no longer work, a former FBI official said on "Happening Now."
Former Deputy Assistant Director Danny Coulson joined Jenna Lee to discuss yesterday's shooting rampage in San Bernardino, Calif., which left 14 dead and 21 injured, and immediately prompted renewed calls for gun control.
"All over the world, the gun genie is out of the bottle," he explained. "Guns are out there, and we just have to understand that. And trying to outlaw them or prohibit them is not going to work."
He added that strict gun control laws have not worked in places like Chicago and Mexico.
The interview came just after police announced that the couple - identified last night as Syed Rizwan Farook and wife Tashfeen Malik - had carried more than 1,600 rounds of ammunition, in addition to pipe bombs and a detonator.
“Clearly, the gear they had, the weapons they had, the bombs they had could have sustained them for several operations,” he said.
"They were preparing for war."
Watch more in the interview above.