Stacey Abrams Shuts Down Meghan McCain After Gun Control Question (VIDEO)

Meghan McCain tried to paint Stacey Abrams as a crazy gun-grabbing liberal. But Abrams wasn’t having it.

On Tuesday The View‘s Meghan McCain tried to score some political points on the Democratic nominee for governor in Georgia, Stacey Abrams. But it didn’t go as Meghan hoped.

After McCain asked Abrams about banning assault weapons Abrams surprised her by quickly saying that she supports the Second Amendment.

“I’m not anti-gun. My great-grandmother taught me how to shoot when I was growing up in Mississippi,” Abrams said. “I don’t hunt because I mostly eat chicken and that seems mean.” Abrams went on to say that “most responsible gun owners understand that they have the responsibility for the firearms, and making sure that only responsible people have those firearms.”

While Abrams is a supporter of gun rights she was also very clear that there should be waiting periods before gun purchases. And she wants the AR-15 out of the hands of civilians.

But McCain continued to push. She asked Abrams if she would be “rounding them up from civilians in Georgia” which was nothing but a scare tactic meant to scare Georgia voters into thinking that if Abrams wins she will go door-to-door taking away everyone’s guns. It’s a favorite lie that the right tells every election cycle.

“We have had a ban on assault weapons before in the United States, and I think that we should do it again,” Abrams replied.

“But I do want to push back on any notion that I believe that the Second Amendment is not the law of the land. I support the Second Amendment,” she said. Then she added that her father was an avid gun enthusiast. Abrams said her family gives her father a new gun every year for Christmas.

Abrams got one final shot in at McCain when she pointed out that the late conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said, “It is possible to believe in responsible gun ownership and to believe that there should be regulations on that.”

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