Journalist Megyn Kelly is criticizing what she calls a “knee-jerk” push to implement more gun control measures.
At the beginning of her show on Tuesday, Kelly discussed the shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee.
“Three nine-year-olds were shot down yesterday by one sick person in addition to the three school administrators,” she said at the beginning.
“There’s something wrong with our society and I, for one, am f****** sick of the knee-jerk — ‘It’s the guns. Get the guns.’ We have 330 million guns, maybe over 400 million by some counts in America. They’re not going away. We could do an assault weapons ban tomorrow. They’re not going away. All right? We have to take a serious, honest look at what’s wrong with us.”
Listen to her comments below:
Kelly went on to note after mass shootings, people try to “figure out what made this person crack.”
“But we go through this every time. We try to figure out the issues that led to this person to do it or that person to do it, and then we change nothing,” she said.
She noted it is unlikely any changes will be able to stop every mass shooting, but added, “That shouldn’t lead to just the constant shoulder shrugs… I, for one, think we really need to take a hard look at, yes, mental health and also institutionalization.”
Kelly also suggested the country needs to “make it easier to civilly commit people who are showing signs, red flags, that they may be the next school shooter.”
The shooting in Nashville left three adults and three children dead.
After a press conference about the shooting on Monday, a woman identified as Ashbey Beasley issued a plea for action on gun control.
“Aren’t you guys tired of covering this? Aren’t you guys tired of being here and having to cover all these mass shootings?” she asked reporters.
She went on to share she lives in Highland Park, Illinois, where there was a mass shooting on July 4, 2022.
That shooting left seven people dead and dozens injured.
Beasley explained she was in Nashville with her son for a family vacation, and noted she has met with over 130 lawmakers in Washington, D.C., to discuss gun control measures.
Finally, she asked, “How is this still happening? How are our children still dying, and why are we failing them?”
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