CNN contributor and former sportscaster Bob Costas said on CNN’s “The Situation Room” on Friday that he thinks some Republicans are “either crazy” or “too cowardly” to stand up for principle and enact safety measures. common sense firearms.
Costas said: “We are the only country to have this kind of school shootings, hundreds over the past two decades. Meanwhile, in Canada, two, in Germany, one and in Japan, Italy, UK, zero.
He continued, “If it weren’t for those who cling to an absolutist interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, and you’ve simply presented what our gun culture is in this country and the idea that a child on his 18th birthday can walk into a gun store, buy an AR-15, then the next day stock up on a whole artillery of ammo, then go back and buy a second AR-15 the next day, at first glance, without the radical justification of the 2nd Amendment and that is what the Founders would have wanted, on the face of it, to be insane.
Costas added, “I think when you take the NRA out of it and the gun fetishists and the Republicans who themselves are crazy or too cowardly to stand for the principle of power, if you take that out I think the big majority of Americans of all political stripes are in favor of universal background checks and some sort of common-sense gun safety measures, which have nothing to do with abdicating the second amendment or confiscating firearms, despite the fact that the far right tries to make it seem so.”
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