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Pat Robertson: Americans Don't Need Automatic Weapons

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By    |   Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:38 AM

Pat Robertson says the nation must adopt stricter gun control laws in the wake of last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school in which 17 were killed.

"I am a gun owner, I have hunted, I have shot skeet, I have gotten awards when I was in the Marine Corps for shooting. I've got no opposition whatsoever to shooting, but for heaven's sakes, I don't think that the general population needs to have automatic weapons," the veteran Christian broadcaster said on "The 700 Club."

"I think we can ban those things without too much trouble. And they have what they call bump-stocks ... that you hit it and it goes automatic. I mean, we can stop that."

"And then there has to be some medical background check. If somebody is seeing a psychiatrist, is on medication, he or she needs to be prohibited from being turned loose on the general population."

But, Robertson added, "As far as the right of the people to keep and bear arms, the Second Amendment, we're all for it."

The remarks by the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network come one week after a 19-year-old gunman wielding an AR-15 rifle shot dead 17 at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

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Pat Robertson says the nation must adopt stricter gun control laws in the wake of last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school in which 17 were killed.
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