Republican Sen. John Kennedy criticized the call for gun control made by the Democrats that came after the shooting in Boulder, Colorado.
Law enforcement arrested the accused mass shooter, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21. The said accused gun mam has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder for the deadly shootings that took place at a grocery store last Monday.
Following the tragic shooting in Boulder, Colorado, President Joe Biden has called on Congress to pass measures for stricter gun control. Several Democratic lawmakers have also used the incident to push for their gun control agenda.
On Tuesday, Kennedy described the Democrats’ lobbying for gun control following the tragedy as foolish.
Appearing on the Tuesday broadcast of “Fox & Friends,” the senator described the attack as horrible. However, he also said that it reminded him of the freedom a big country like America has. He noted that freedom is a risk and that they need to focus on how they should control that risk.
The senator also stated that there are things they can do to stop the shootings, but added in that stricter gun control is not it.
Kennedy then said that they need is “idiot control” more than gun control. He pointed out that they already tried this through a database but the problem is that it has “huge holes.”
The senator pointed out that his GOP colleagues have tried to strengthen this database. Sens. Grassley and Cruz had a bill to do this but it didn’t pass because, according to Kennedy, Democratic lawmakers decided to filibuster it.