The Nashville Shooting Spotlights Gun Control and Transgender Children

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The Nashville school shooting on Monday has dropped two hot-button issues, gun ownership and transgender children, in our laps simultaneously. Rich Lowry, Editor-in-Chief of the National Review, appeared on 710 WOR’s Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning program to address both topics.

“I think gun control is a total dead end, because there’s nothing unique about the AR-15,” Lowry told Berman and Riedel. “You can’t ban it under the Second Amendment; even if you did, you’d just have some other gun with the same attributes… so you’re not going to solve this by gun control.” He also raised the concern that people don’t use existing red flag laws to keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them in the first place.

With regards to transgender children, Lowry espouses that America has a generation of unhappy kids who are having the idea of changing their identity pushed on them. “Gender display is a real thing, but it affects a very small, tiny minority of people… We’ve kind of evangelized and spread the idea that being non-binary and transgender is kind of a thing, and we’re creating more kids who think they’re trans.”

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