CNN recently hosted a panel of Donald Trump voters made up of people who are both pro-gun and pro-gun control, and the debate quickly turned contentious.
One of the more tense moments came after Scott Pappalardo, a gun owner who destroyed his AR-15 rifle after the Parkland school shooting, told a female gun owner she didn’t need an AR-15 for home protection.
“The AR-15 should not be used as a home protection weapon,” Pappalardo said.
That led Carrie Lightfoot, a pro-gun Trump voter, to ask, “Why?”
“Because,” Pappalardo began.
“Do you know what a fabulous gun that is for women?” Lightfoot pressed.Screenshot/CNN
“It is a fabulous gun — so is a shotgun,” Pappalardo shot back.
Lightfoot argued a shotgun is much harder to “handle” than an AR-15 rifle, which she said is merely a regular semi-automatic rifle that looks “badass.”
In response, Pappalardo claimed most criminals who hear a pump-action shotgun will just “leave.”
Another member of the panel, an anti-gun Hillary Clinton voter, argued no Americans need a gun for home defense because the likelihood of being the victim of a gun crime is so low.
“You don’t need guns for home protection,” she said bluntly.
Watch the segment via CNN above.