For years, Republicans have used the same tactic every there is a mass shooting. Offer thoughts and prayers, then deflect against the issue until something else comes up in the news cycle.Following the Uvalde shooting, it seems different. Despite their deflections, those in Conservative media are being forced to answer difficult questions. Like why do countries that have significant gun control have essentially no mass shootings?
Tucker Carlson took this question on during his Wednesday night show. He told his audience:
“Unfortunately, as Tony Fauci recently explained to MSNBC, quote, “You’d never be able to implement measures like that here in the United States.” And that’s true, you’d hope. But why couldn’t you? Why couldn’t you do that here?
Well, Tony Fauci didn’t say it out loud but, if you think about it for a minute, it’s pretty obvious. What do all of those other countries have in common? China, New Zealand, Australia. Different populations, different languages, different forms of government, but all of them have disarmed their populations. In those countries, ordinary people are defenseless and the government knows it.”
Watch the segment below, courtesy of Fox News:
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