A Fox News anchor broke ranks on Sunday with several of her colleagues by openly calling for gun law reform in the wake of the Buffalo, New York and Uvalde mass shootings.
“As we’ve said before, prayer isn’t enough. We have to do something. We’ve got lawmakers to do something,” said Arthel Neville for the 19 children and two teachers killed at an elementary school last week Had covered President Joe Biden’s visit to a memorial in Uvalde.
‘Now, President, you know, Commander in Chief. This is happening in their eyes, but they need Congress’s help to do something.
Neville’s guest, Fox News contributor Griff Jenkins, argued that Biden was not uniting Democrats and Republicans on the issue, adding that Biden was also in doing so as vice president after the 2012 Sandy Hook, Connecticut, school shooting. failed.
“Excuse me. It’s not just about the president being united, right?” Neville cuts.
“It’s much more than that. It’s the lawmakers who are blocking integration. So let’s be clear about that. Yes, it’s happening on his watch. Yes, he’s responsible. Yes, he campaigned on a United America.” And, yes, he needs to do something about it, but he can’t do it alone.”
Republican senators stand in the way of two bills passed by the House that would tighten gun control legislation, including one that would expand background checks for gun purchases.
Uvalde and Buffalo shooters used legally purchased AR-15-style semiautomatic assault rifles at age 18. Other countries have seen great success in banning these types of weapons to prevent mass shootings.
Republicans have been quick to blame everything from the school’s architecture to mental health, lack of safety, and even the nation’s mass shooting issue for “awakening,” from acknowledging that Denying that one variable that separates America from its developed peers is its astronomical number of guns and the ease with which people can obtain them.
Several Fox News hosts and pundits have offered similar explanations for the crisis. Last week, media watchdog Media Matters cut a montage of at least 50 different solutions proposed by conservative network personalities in the wake of the Uvalde shooting. None of them had gun control.