O'Reilly: Tighter Gun Control Won't Work, Zero Tolerance Toward Gun Crime Might
President Obama is sincere in his quest for more public safety through tighter gun restriction, but he's missing the big picture, Bill O'Reilly said in his Talking Points Memo tonight.
O'Reilly said that stats show that there is not a gun-related crime epidemic in the U.S., and the vast majority of violent crimes are committed by hardcore criminals, not civilian gun owners.
He added that there are more than 300 million firearms currently on the streets of America, so there will be a thriving black market for guns no matter what kind of registration laws are passed.
"Restricting law-abiding Americans from acquiring guns is obviously unconstitutional," O'Reilly stated.
Instead, "The Factor" host called for longer prison sentences for people who use a gun while committing a crime.
"The government has an obligation to enhance public safety," O'Reilly said. "Registration is not going to solve the gun murder problem. Zero tolerance toward gun crime might."
"Think about it, Mr. President."
Watch the full Talking Points Memo above.