CNN gathered a group of Florida gun owners to watch President Barack Obama’s town hall on firearms Thursday — and not one of them had their views changed by what the president said.
“I think he is just lying to the nation to allow for his agenda,” Ken Lemoine told the cable news network while watching the town hall at Okeechobee Shooting Sports.
“And what do you think his agenda is?” the CNN reporter asked.
“To keep on infringing on our Second Amendment rights,” Lemoine replied.
Others chimed in.
“I don’t believe by taking executive action and being a bully over the existing legislative process is going to provide any resolution like he seeks,” Loral Suever said.
CNN reported that the more Obama spoke, the more the group’s feelings toward him “stiffened” — especially when the president said that those who believe he wants to confiscate guns are buying into a “conspiracy.”
“Well, how could you get fewer guns without confiscation?” asked Jeff Wait, owner of the gun store where the gun enthusiasts had gathered.
“So when he says he doesn’t want to confiscate, you don’t agree with that?” the CNN reporter asked.
“How else are you going to get fewer guns? They don’t evaporate,” Wait quipped.
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