Tucker Carlson Calls Fight For Gun Control ‘Class War’ and Says the ‘Left Hates Rural America’

Tucker Carlson used his monologue tonight to rail against increased calls for gun control in the wake of the Florida high school mass shooting, ending by accusing gun control advocates of trying to start a “class war.”

“The calls we are hearing today for gun control have nothing to do with protecting Americans from violence. What you’re witnessing is a kind of class war. The left hates rural America, red America, gun-owning America, the America that elected Donald Trump. They hate them. Progressives are still in charge of most of the major institutions in this country and they despise the autonomy of an armed population. They want collective punishment for the sins of a few. They seek to obliterate our core constitutional right rather than trying to mitigate its downsides. They call it gun control, but it’s not. It’s people control. For the left, voters who can’t be controlled, can’t be trusted.”

As a matter of fact, Carlson said the entire concept of “common sense gun control” is a myth used by the left and is an attempt to seize weapons and create a docile populace.

“The goal, gun seizures, ammunition regulation, the disarmament of the American population,” he said. “A country where only the people in charge have guns and everyone else obeys.”

So who is to blame to for yesterday’s horrific incident of violence? Carlson offered several suggestions, including social media, the deterioration of the nuclear family and psychiatric medications, noting that it “probably doesn’t have a lot to do with guns.”

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