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"I feel it's a false premise. Gun control works for people who abide by the laws."
Fox News' Megyn Kelly on Monday hosted Newtown parent Mark Mattioli, whose son was tragically gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary, to discuss the ongoing gun control debate. The interview became so overwhelmingly emotional at one point that Mattioli broke down in tears while Kelly struggled to keep it together.
The grieving father explained that he is "broken" and "devastated" by his son's death. However, gun control is not the solution, he said.
"I feel it's a false premise. Gun control works for people who abide by the laws," he added. "Criminals who conduct most of the gun crime don't care about the law."
Mattioli called for "accountability" and enforcement of existing gun laws. "You don't need a new law, you need to enforce the ones you have."
Towards the end of the interview as Mattioli remembered his you son and relived the nightmare of Sandy Hook, the father broke down in tears.
"The enormity of this loss is just starting to reveal itself… I had a plan for how to make this world better. My son was a big part of that plan," Mattioli said, breaking down emotionally.
As Kelly listened to the father's emotional response, her voice too was dripping with emotion. Kelly noted that the crew needed to recover after the intense interview.
Watch via Fox News below:
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