Gillibrand lights into NRA as 'worst organization in this country' at Fox News town hall

Gillibrand lights into NRA as ‘worst organization in this country’ at Fox News town hall

Gun Rights

Kirsten Gillibrand sought to revive her struggling presidential candidacy at a fiery Fox News town hall Sunday in Dubuque, Iowa, raising her voice repeatedly, unapologetically embracing late-term abortion, and immediately lighting into the National Rifle Association (NRA) as "the worst organization in this country." In a particularly testy moment, moderator Chris Wallace at one point contested Gillibrand’s attack on Fox News’ coverage of Democrats’ comments and legislative action on infanticide : "Instead of talking about Fox News, why don’t you answer Susan’s question?" Wallace asked. At the outset, the town hall focused on gun violence, in the wake of the massacre of 12 individuals Friday at a Virginia Beach municipal building. "Americans are feeling ripped apart by the gun deaths we have seen, year after year, month after month," Gillibrand said. "The most outrageous thing that’s happened to our democracy is how much fear, and division, and hate has been spread. I think the NRA is the worst organization in this country for doing exactly that. They care more about their profits than the American people." Gillibrand went on to call for universal background checks, a bump stock ban, and a federal anti-weapons trafficking law. She accused the NRA of having a "chokehold" on members of Congress. (The Trump administration has already banned bump stocks , over the objections of some conservatives who raised concerns about the constitutionality of the sweeping executive order.) Wallace pointed out that Friday’s shooting would not have been stopped by any of Gillibrand’s proposed […]

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