With the presidential election only a few days away, Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly gave a solution to ending gun violence in the United States by making all gun crimes, federal crimes.
O’Reilly showed a clip of Hillary Clinton speaking at a Florida rally saying that parents fear that their child could be “hurt or killed” during daily activities such as attending bible study or sitting in a classroom. Clinton then added that “this has nothing to do with the Second Amendment and responsible gun owners.”
During the segment on his show on Wednesday, O’Reilly said that Hillary Clinton’s plans for gun control won’t work, but a “simple solution” can be made to stop gun violence.
“Anyone committing any crime, any crime with a gun, even simple illegal possession, should be subject to federal mandatory prison sentences,” he said. “All gun crimes should become federal crimes.”
“That way American law enforcement everywhere cannot only take guns off the streets but people who illegally carry them and/or use them to commit crimes . . . And the upshot, pardon the pun, is that legal gun owners would be left alone,” O’Reilly added.
O’Reilly said that such solution would never be supported by Hillary Clinton “because she and many other liberals believe there are too many Americans in prison and we should be more understanding of criminal behavior.”
O’Reilly said that he isn’t sure if Donald Trump would support federalizing gun crimes, but added that “he should.”