On Tuesday morning, Fox & Friends turned its attention toward a proposed gun bill in the state of Washington that apparently includes a provision that would allow an annual inspection of assault rifle owners’ homes. How “Orwellian,” host Steve Doocy remarked.
Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat spoke to two of the sponsors of the bill, including state Sen. Adam Kline (D), who said he should have “vetted this more closely.” State Sen. Ed Murray (D) told Westneat, “I have to admit that shouldn’t be in there.” Backers evidently say the provision was a mistake.
Part of the reason the story is important, Gretchen Carlson asserted, is because a “liberal Democrat” who is “against this even though he normally would not be.” It’s usually a right/left issue, she added, but here we have a Democrat “actually looking at the law and having an open mind.”
Doocy, however, wasn’t looking at the silver lining. “Home inspections with no warrants is very Orwellian,” he said, pointing to people’s opposition to background checks. “Well background checks may lead to a national registration, a national registration leads to, ‘I’m from the sheriff’s department, we just want to see where your guns are.’ That’s what has a lot of people scared.”
It’s almost certainly unconstitutional, Eric Bolling chimed in.
Take a look, via Fox News:
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