Just Watch: Jean-Pierre Stumped By Simple Gun Control Questions
The always unprepared White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was caught unprepared as usual several times during Tuesday's briefing. The ONE subject I really expected her to be ready to tackle was the issue of gun control. Following the Uvalde school shooting, it's become the administration's main topic to avoid talking about Biden's economy and crime.
But was she ready? Nope.
“Based on what you know about the situation in both Uvalde and Buffalo, is there anything that the Senate negotiators are considering now that would’ve stopped those two shootings?” a reporter asked.
“I’m no expert here, but one thing that I do know, that we all know, is that both the shooters were 18. And one of the things that’s on the table is raising the age limit,” Jean-Pierre said.
“Are you sure that’s on the table? Raising the age limit from 18 to 21 to buy AR-15s? Because John Cornyn has said that’s not on the table,” the reporter interjected.
The reporter clarified that what they wanted to hear about was new plans that the lawmakers are considering and how they could (or could not) work:
" I don’t — I’m just saying that’s been one of the conversations that’s been out there. I do not know. Again, we’re not negotiating from here. I’m just trying to make a point. This is something that the President supports — raising the age from 18 to 21. Because one of the things that we do know is both of the shooters were 18 years old. The one in Uvalde, in particular, when he was 17, he asked his sister to buy him a gun. She said, “No.” And as soon as he turned 18, he went and bought — he bought — he bought a gun.
And so, that is something that we have heard about, that’s out there, and that is something the President talked about on Thursday.
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