After the Florida shooting that affected the entire nation and killed 17 innocent lives, many have come together to discuss a gun control strategy.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder spoke with Parkland, Florida shooting survivor David Hogg on Friday. They came together to discuss how to achieve what he views as meaningful gun control. The two were in a panel of Bill Maher’s show on HBO, and Holder made sure to mention that what some restriction politicians are considering, like banning bump stocks and increasing the age for purchasing a semi-automatic rifle, is just not enough.
Hoggs has been advocating stronger gun control restrictions since the shooting last month in Florida, and said there must me more limitations made on the Second Amendment. “I do see the reason to have a weapon, and I do see the reason behind the Second Amendment. But I think we should have limitations on the Second Amendment, the same way we have limitations on the First [Amendment],” he said.
According to ijr:
On Friday, two of the Parkland shooting survivors appeared in the “Overtime” segment of Bill Maher’s “Real Time” on HBO along with former Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss gun control moving forward.
Holder explained that banning bump stocks and raising the minimum age to buy certain guns simply isn’t enough:
“If the only thing that comes out of this tragedy is we outlaw bump stocks and we raise the age at which people are allowed to buy an AR-15, that will be a failure. Because the reality — from my perspective — is you need to do what we’ve always tried to do, which is to ban the sale of AR-15s, have universal background checks, and also take away the ability to buy these large magazines.”
David Hogg, who has made dozens of television appearances since the tragic shooting, responded by saying, “See, the problem with that is it makes way too much f**king sense for our elected officials to take care of that.”
He stated that he understood the reason behind the Second Amendment but that it needs limitations “the same way we have limitations on the First [Amendment].” Hogg then expressed his concerns for mentally unstable individuals to be able to buy guns.
Holder then went on to criticize the Republican lawmakers who have placed limitations on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for paper records on gun purchases.
Watch the video above.