De Blasio Gets Grilled by Hannity Over Americans Right to Own Guns: ‘You’re Not Answering’

2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Bill de Blasio (D-N-Y) found himself under fire by Fox News’ Sean Hannity as the two clashed in a heated debate over gun control.

De Blasio was pressed during Wednesday’s “Hannity” interview if every American should have the ability to defend themselves with a gun against an invader in their home. He answered, “I believe what’s wrong in this country is not that people have rights around guns; it’s that there are no gun safety measures like background checks.”

When pushed back that there are background checks, de Blasio, the New York City mayor, said that there aren’t “sufficient” background checks.

“My question is simple: If they are mentally stable — if they have the background check and they don’t have a criminal background or a mental illness problem — do average people, should they have the same safety you have?” Hannity asked. “If somebody breaks into their house, would you respect their right to have a firearm in their house?”

De Blasio said that he believes “everyone deserves to be safe,” but “the answer is not for everyone to have a firearm.”

“Do they have a right to their gun? Yes or no?” Hannity later pushed again, which de Blasio responded, “I’ve answered you.” Hannity pushed back, “You’re not answering.”

Watch the video below:

DE BLASIO: I ain’t buying what you are selling.
HANNITY: So the answer is no but you’re afraid to say it.
DE BLASIO: My answer is my answer. You don’t get to tell other people what their answer is.
HANNITY: Should new yorkers have a right to a gun in their house?
DE BLASIO: The question here is how do we make people safe.
HANNITY: That is not the question.

The 2020 Democratic hopeful is currently polling under 1 percent, at 0.3%.

There’s been a recent push for more gun control since the two mass shootings last weekend in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, killed 31 people. Since the shooting, 214 mayors are now calling on the Senate to return from August recess to vote on gun control bills previously passed by the Democratically-controlled House.

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WellHungChad
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P.S, ST, thanks for the tip on the “Encyclopedia of Mass Murder”. I admit, not reading material that I would tend to pick up from the bargain rack, but based on your recommendation, I will look it up. Thanks, dude!!

WellHungChad
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ST, Too many facts, man!!! My head cannot compute! You’re violating my pre-conceived notion of reality, dude! Head about to explode!!

Morte206
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Screwtape:
Thanks must be given that DeBlowhard is limited to two consecutive terms (8yrs) but after four years Kaiser Wilhelm can run again. One can only pray the electorate isn’t dumb enough to elect him again.

Screwtape
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DE BLASIO: The question here is how do we make people safe.

You cannot. For one, what’s your idea of “safe”? Is it another nebulous catchphrase like “fair wages”, “income inequality”, and “social justice”?

(which leads me to wonder what “antisocial justice” would look like. The double-standard of “just us justice” as practiced by the elite and connected is infuriating).

Screwtape
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James and Phoenix, People gonna kill people by one means or another. “The Encyclopedia of Mass Murder”, by Brian Lane might answer some of your questions. Rental trucks. 84 dead, hundreds injured in Nice, France. No elapsed time, but I’ll bet it handily beat the 22/6 ratio established by Phoenix. A man in Chicago killed four with a hammer. Another in MA attacked his family, killing one and severely injuring five. No timing here for either, but if it happened quickly enough it might have matched the 22/6 ratio. “We were sitting around the dinner table when the ball peen… Read more »

Otis
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Fortunately, there is absolutely no danger of De Blahblah ever becoming President.

James
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NO amount of gun control paperwork is going to slow down, prevent or stop someone who has access to a gun from using it if they are so inclined. The Socialists’ goal is total gun confiscation – except for the criminals who need guns in their line of work and will be grandfathered in – in the hopes people will not begin using hammers and knives (which they already are). Then, there will be ban on hammers (Sorry, carpenters, use your head) and butter knives (use your right index finger to spread your oleo).

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