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In the wake of the Florida school shooting, many on the left have renewed their calls for stricter gun control legislation.

Tucker Carlson suggested the attack on the Second Amendment isn't about protecting American citizens, and it's actually "a kind of class war."

He said it's important for our country to get to the bottom of what is actually causing the mass shooting epidemic, but that's not happening.

"That vital conversation has been drowned out and made impossible by mindless screeching about gun control, led by blustery charlatans in the media ... and in Congress, whose only real agenda is moral preening," Carlson said. "They aren't trying to solve the problem. Their aims are darker."

He argued that many liberals want a landmark gun control bill like the one Australia passed in 1996, which amounted to "gun confiscation."

He said the liberals' goals are gun seizures, ammunition regulation and disarming the American population, resulting in a country where only the people in charge have guns, and everyone else obeys.

"The calls you're hearing today for gun control have nothing to do with protecting Americans from violence. What you're witnessing is a kind of class war," Carlson said. "The left hates rural America, red America, gun-owning America, the America that elected Donald Trump."

"They call it 'gun control.' It's not. It's people control. For the left, voters who can't be controlled can't be trusted."

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