Fox News host Tucker Carlson took on radio host Dave Ross on Monday night. Ross claimed that  the Constitution's Second Amendment protections helped radicalize James Hodgkinson, a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders who shot Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and four others at a baseball diamond in Alexandria, Virginia on June 15.

While Ross said he does not blame the Second Amendment for the shooting, he said that if Hodgkinson used the right to bear arms in the way conservatives such as does Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), it would look like the scene at Eugene Simpson Stadium, where the attempted assassination took place.

"That's wily, but it's also ludicrous," Carlson said. 

According to Ross, Cruz and other defenders of gun rights have said that the intention of the Second Amendment is to forestall tyranny from the government. "Some people thought we were under tyranny with [President] Obama," Ross said.

"And yet, you're blaming the country and the Constitution for what [Hodgkinson] did," Carlson said.





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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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