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'The View' host Sunny Hostin complains that she feels 'like a hostage' to Americans who own 'assault rifles'
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'The View' host Sunny Hostin complains that she feels 'like a hostage' to Americans who own 'assault rifles'


Sunny Hostin, co-host on "The View," said that she feels like a "hostage" to Americans who own "assault rifles" and argued that gun control is the only way to stop mass killings like the one that took place at a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store Monday.

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During Tuesday's broadcast, Hostin said that people who insist on owning such weapons are not patriots and demanded extreme gun reform measures.

"I don't think we can any longer equate freedom with the unfettered right to own assault rifles," Hostin said. "That is not freedom. Because I feel like a hostage right now. I feel like a hostage to the selfish people who insist on owning these types of weapons. That is not freedom in the country."

She turned to those Americans holding her "hostage" and added, "You are not a patriot because you feel you have the right to own these types of weapons. You should be taking care of your fellow Americans."

She concluded, "It is time to start talking right now about gun control."

Democrats across the country have demanded stricter gun control legislation following the Monday massacre, which took the lives of 10 people.

Authorities arrested 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa and charged him with 10 counts of first-degree murder. Police have not yet revealed a possible motive behind the heinous mass killing.

President Joe Biden on Tuesday called for an assault weapons ban.

In a statement, Biden said, "I don't need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take commonsense steps that will save lives in the future. We can ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines in this country once again. I got that done when I was a senator. It passed, it was the law for the longest time and it brought down these mass killings. We should do it again."

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Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor

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