Appearing on Fox News’ “Fox And Friends” Wednesday, National Rifle Association pundit Antonia Okafor said it was a mistake to discuss gun control following mass shootings because it encourages more massacres and declared that tragedies like the Las Vegas shooting “have a bright side” because they bring people together.
Okafor’s remarks came after Fox & Friends host Heather Childers asked her to comment on the calls “for gun control” following this week’s mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people.
After expressing “heartfelt condolences to the victims,” Okafor accused Democrats of “being the problem” for bringing up gun safety laws following every mass shooting.
“Do you think they’re doing a disservice, that in fact they are actually accomplishing the opposite of what they’re trying to accomplish by bringing awareness to gun control?” Childers wondered.
“We have Baltimore, we have Chicago, we have St. Louis, we have all these places that are ridden with violence,” the NRA pundit opined. “And we’ve implemented more and more gun control as the years have gone on. So, the policy is not working.”
Okafor concluded by finding a bright side to America’s epidemic of gun violence.
“One thing I love about these tragedies that happen, the reaction from the American people coming together,” she explained. “And one thing I think we’re very good at is problem-solving. And so I believe if we’re willing to change the direction that we’ve been in before… you know, we voted for President Trump because we wanted a difference.”
“I think it’s important that if we listen to our president, if we listen to the leadership and the advice that he has in the future going on forward that we can actually make change in this horrible circumstance so that this doesn’t happen in the future,” Okafor said.
We don’t know what advice from trump she referring to since the president has avoided addressing the topic.
Watch the interview in the video below via Fox News: