In a bizarre segment on Fox News this Tuesday, a guest warned that the Democrat plan to expand gun background checks would hand more power to the Ku Klux Klan and would even prevent women who have had abortions from owning firearms.
Star Parker, a conservative columnist for Scripps Howard News Service, told Fox News host Sean Hannity that her ad that linked KKK lynchings to gun control was created because “the Democrats in the Senate are insistent on passing background check laws.”
“I thought it appropriate to remind Americans that we’ve been here before,” she said. “How is it that five percent of the population, the KKK — six million people in a country of more than 100 million — how is it that five percent were able to wreak havoc over four million new citizens, the former slaves? And one of the ways is because they systematically — the Democrats in power, the Democrats in political power in the South — systematically passed gun control laws in black code so that blacks would not be able to exercise their right to bear arms.”
“Do you think that is the motive of some people now?” Hannity asked.
“Come on, these are same Democrats that gave us Obamacare,” Parker replied. “Let me tell you something about this background check discussion that we don’t get to ask about, how do we know what those qualifiers are going to be?”
“Because they’re saying if you’ve had any mental problem in your background, well, does that mean that they’re going to ask questions about abortion?” she added. “Because people who have had abortion, according to studies, have a tendency to have mental challenges later on.”
Star’s assertion that people who have had abortions are more subject to mental health issues is false. A 2008 American Psychological Association task force study found “no credible evidence” that “having a single abortion causes mental health problems.”
Watch the segment from Sean Hannity’s show in the video below.