Today on “The 700 Club,” televangelist Pat Robertson responded to the recent mass shooting at a high school in Florida by voicing his support for a ban on assault weapons and expanded background checks for gun purchases.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I am a gun owner,” Robertson said. “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. It just doesn’t have to have Russian-built or Chinese-built machine guns. It just doesn’t.”
“I mean it’s one thing to defend yourself with a pistol or a shotgun to hunt with, but it’s something else to have [assault weapons],” he added. “I think we can ban those things without too much trouble. They have what they call bump stocks, which you hit it and it would go automatic, we can stop that.”
“It’s just got to be,” Roberson said. “It’s sensible.”