CNN’s Alisyn Camerota blasted for ‘ignorant’ suggestion that gun shop owners probe mental health of customers

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota blasted for ‘ignorant’ suggestion that gun shop owners probe mental health of customers

Fox News Flash top headlines for March 24 00:00 00:0003:40GO LIVE Facebook Twitter Email Embed SpeedNormal Autoplay CNN’s Alisyn Camerota left critics baffled on Wednesday when she suggested gun shop owners should attempt to diagnose the mental health of customers before allowing them to purchase a firearm , as some viewers didn’t think she was taking mental illness seriously and others thought her comments were "stupid, ignorant and elitist." The "New Day" anchor was discussing how to prevent mass shootings like the Boulder, Colo., massacre when she pondered why the shooter was allowed to purchase a gun. CNN’s Alisyn Camerota left critics baffled on Wednesday when she suggested gun shop owners should attempt to diagnose the mental health of customers before allowing them to purchase a firearm. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images) "Why don’t we go to gun shop owners and say, ‘Do you think that this 21-year-old who comes in and wants an AR-15 style weapon, do you think he looks like he’s going hunting with this weapon?’ Did you ask him, ‘By the way, do you think people are chasing you? Do you ever hear voices saying that people are coming for you?’ Do they ever ask questions like that? Because this guy, it sounds like … would have answered yes," Camerota said. Conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch , a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, said Camerota’s comments are part of the reason why many people with mental illness don’t seek necessary treatment. DANA LOESCH […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.