During a town hall debate on gun control this Wednesday, a grieving father whose daughter was killed in the Florida high school shooting last week tore into Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
“Your comments this week and those of our president have been pathetically weak,” Fred Guttenberg told Rubio as the crowd roared in applause.
“So you and I are now eye to eye,” he continued. “Because I want to like you. Look at me and tell me, ‘Guns were the factor in the hunting of our kids in this school this week.’ And look at me and tell me you accept it and you will work with us to do something about guns.”
Rubio agreed that guns were a factor and said he would support raising the minimum age requirement to purchase firearms, a bump stocks ban, and improvement in background checks.
“I absolutely believe that in this country, if you are 18 years of age you should not be able to buy a rifle. I will support a law that takes that right away,” Rubio said to cheers. But things took a turn for the worse when he said a ban on assault weapons wouldn’t have prevented last Wednesday’s massacre.
“If I believed that that law would have prevented this from happening, I would support it,” Rubio said as the crowd booed.
Watch the video below, via CNN:
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