Carly Fiorina, the woman who beat the “baby parts” Planned Parenthood lie that ultimately led to the deaths of three people into the heads of conservatives nationwide, slithered out of her lair on Thursday to let everyone know that she believes so strongly in the Second Amendment that she feels terror suspects should not be prevented from buying and owning guns. This may seem nonsensical coming from someone who has spent a considerable portion of time warning conservatives that ISIS is sneaking terrorists into the United States as Syrian refugees, but she has what she likely considers a great reason for this belief: one of her good friends was on the watch list and owned a gun. After all, according to Fiorina, the “government screws up all the time.”
Fiorina told MSNBC hosts, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, that the first thing she did upon hearing of the latest mass shooting in San Bernardino was “say a prayer” for the victims of gun violence — a stock Republican response that recently received criticism in front page form from the NY Daily News. Fiorina told the hosts that “we should be prosecuting people who shouldn’t have guns,” pointing out that we have “lists and lists” of names of people who own guns despite not being legally allowed to do so but “less than one percent are prosecuted.”
Brzezinski asked Fiorina if it would be “common sense to have people who are on terror watch lists” not be allowed to buy guns. While one would expect Fiorina to get behind the idea, she didn’t — because some of her best friends are suspected terrorists.
“That’s kind of a red herring because someone who’s on the terror watch list can be indicted at any time,” Fiorina said. “And once you’re indicted you cannot own a firearm.”
“If you’re on the terror watch list, you can’t get on a plane but you can buy a .223?” Scarborough responded. Fiorina then explained that she felt this was proper because doing anything else would hurt her friends:
You know, my best friend’s husband was on the watch list for years, it was a complete mistake. He also happened to be a gun owner. If I had utter faith in the competence of government, I might agree with that. But do you? I don’t. The government screws up all the time.”
“Do you throw out the baby with the bathwater, where you’re saying because they screw up in one or two percent of the terror watch list?” Scarborough shot back. “You talk about a red herring, Carly. With all due respect, this is a red herring to suggest that we should not have background checks for people on the terror watch list.”
“You know what I think is a red herring?” Fiorina replied. “If someone is a suspected terrorist, they can be indicted. Why aren’t they? If someone illegally owns a gun they can be prosecuted.”
Watch the interview, below:
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