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Rep. Crenshaw: ‘I’m Not Giving Up My AR-15. That’s Mine, Not Happening’



Dan Crenshaw

During an interview with Fox News host Brian Kilmeade, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) discussed potential gun control legislation and stated, “Obviously I’m not giving up my AR-15. That’s mine, not happening.”

Kilmeade began by asking Crenshaw about President Biden’s TV appearance with Jimmy Kimmel in which Biden mocked Republicans on gun control.

“Did he help the debate with his speech after the shooting?” Kilmeade asked.

“No. No,” Crenshaw answered. “I think they’re doing the same thing they always do after a mass shooting; they politicize it and they try to convince America that you can actually legislate away these extremely rare and anomalous events.”

“These are very evil events,” Crenshaw said. “I think they make us all cringe; I think they make us all very upset, and that’s understandable.”

“But then we have to take a step back and take the emotion and think what policies do we enact to prevent these things,” he stated. “Are these preventable? Can you see these mass shooters ahead of time? What kind of contagion is infecting our young people and our old people that they seek to engage in these dramatic mass killings? Ever since Columbine happened these are really difficult questions, and you can’t politicize it or put emotion in front of reason.”

“Obviously I’m not giving up my AR-15,” Crenshaw added. “That’s mine, not happening. I’m pretty clear on that. Look, raising the age to 21, if you are going to talk about that you just need to change what it is to be an adult in America. We need to see that conversation about all aspects of how young people act and mature. So I don’t think an arbitrary 21 versus 18 is really gonna change a whole lot of things when it comes to gun violence.”

Crenshaw then addressed potential gun control legislation, saying that an expansion of background checks “makes a lot of sense. If you’re 18 and you have a terrible juvenile history but we can’t look at it in a background check? We should be able to look at that; that should be part of the analysis on your background check.”

“When it comes to red flag laws, despite what all the trolls on the internet say, I’m really not for red flag laws,” he continued. “There’s good arguments and bad arguments about this, and there’s a lot of misconceptions on both sides of this argument but fundamentally with a red flag law you’re trying to enforce a law before it’s been broken, and that’s a really difficult thing to do. If you take somebody’s word for it and then you confiscate someone’s property and their right to self-defense as a result, this is a really difficult thing to enforce by any practical measure, and I don’t think it will have the outcome either that a lot of Democrats hope that it will.”

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  1. WillyB

    June 14, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Congress is always above the rest of us. Dan says he won’t give up his AR, but that doesn’t mean he won’t cave and agree that I have to give up mine! I’ve had it with congress. If we don’t get term limits and stop creating corrupt monster thieves like Biden and Pelosi, we’re going to end up a 3rd world country. Remember half of voting Americans have an IQ below average. They’re the people the founders were trying to protect us from and protect themselves from when they advised only property owners vote.

  2. swschenk

    June 14, 2022 at 11:40 am

    Why then did Crenshaw vote for taking guns from Veterans, another Red flag?

  3. Irish Cornaire

    June 14, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    Those assault rifles are only used to kill people,they are not used for hunting unless of course the person is seeking people to kill,this bloke is a horrible human.

  4. Robin Rosenblatt

    June 14, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    I need one

  5. Ron

    June 14, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    I am with Dan

  6. Tammy Baldine

    June 14, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Name me *ONE* thing the government does well…look at how the government has abused all the power bestowed upon them (especially Democrats) but the rinos help too. This is an item asking to be abused and , to quote someone..”transform” gun ownership. Pray there are no Red Flag laws.

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