‘It is not about the Second Amendment. It is about gun sales…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Presidential hopeful Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., called the National Rifle Association the “worst organization in this country” and said if elected, she would end its influence in Congress and promote strict gun control policies.
“They care more about their profits than the American people,” Gillibrand said during a Fox News townhall. “The NRA is lying to the American people. It is not about the Second Amendment. It is about gun sales. It is literally about greed and corruption and making sure the status quo stays the same.”
Gillibrand’s comments were in light of a Friday shooting in Virginia Beach, which left 12 dead.
The Democratic candidate said stricter gun control policies, like universal background checks, a federal gun trafficking law, a bump stock ban, and an assault rifle ban, would reduce the chance of future shootings.
Fox News host Chris Wallace also confronted Gillibrand about her claim that women have less of a voice in politics than men.
“We want women to have a seat at the table,” Gillibrand said, explaining a tweet from December 2018 in which she said the future was “female” and “intersectional.”
“What about men?” Wallace responded.
“They’re already there — do you not know?” Gillibrand said. “It’s not meant to be exclusionary, it’s meant to be inclusionary.”
Gillibrand is one of several Democratic candidates to appear on Fox News, even after the Democratic National Committee blacklisted the right-leaning network from hosting any of its primary debates.
Gillibrand didn’t disavow the DNC’s decision and said she would continue to “play by the rules they set.”
She then attacked Fox News for promoting a “false narrative” about abortion.
Wallace interrupted: “I understand, maybe, to make your credentials with the Democrats who are not appearing on Fox News, you want to attack us, I’m not sure it’s frankly very polite when we’ve invited you to be here.”