A Newsmax host appeared to suggest on Friday that the recent school shootings are the result of students not bringing guns to class, saying that when children did decades ago, there were “no mass shootings” and “no problems”.
Carl Higbie, in an interview with Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) discussing the assault weapons ban that passed the House earlier today, showed a clip of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) criticizing the methods that “some of the totally irresponsible people” use to train their young children in the use of firearms. Higbie was offended by his remarks.
“I would say about a hundred years ago these so called toddlers and 8, 9, 10 year olds used to carry guns to school as a very normal thing in many parts of the country – and probably even more recently than a hundred years ago. No mass school shootings, no problems,” Higbie asserted, to which Steube agreed.
Higbie, who worked for a Super PAC that backed Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016, also bragged about teaching his 9-year-old to use an AR-15.
“Do you think guns, as Nancy Pelosi says, are really the problem?” asked the Iraq War veteran and congressional candidate from Connecticut in 2014.
“Of course, they’re not the problem,” replied Steube, who, in a sign of his dedication to the Second Amendment, couldn’t resist showing off his collection of weapons during a Judiciary Committee hearing. of the House last month on gun reform.
Steube then compared guns to cars and cooking appliances.
“Should we ban vehicles because they kill people? He asked. “Should we ban the pressure cookers that the Boston [Marathon] bomber used because they used them to kill people? No, it is only a tool and the instrument that terrorists, murderers and criminals use to commit their crimes.