Neoconservative pundit Ben Shapiro said in a recent broadcast that he is open to certain forms of gun control.
Shapiro reiterated his support for gun control after being questioned during a recent appearance on a call-in show hosted by the Young America’s Foundation, the organization that rails against cancel culture in spite of the fact that they tried to cancel Michelle Malkin just last year.
“Though President Reagan in the 1980s claimed to be pro-gun and defend the 2nd Amendment, President Reagan created stricter gun control laws, and you oppose the legalization of machine guns and fully-automatic firearms. How do you rectify this belief with being pro-2nd Amendment and why do you believe the line should be drawn at these guns?” a questioner asked Shapiro.
The former “Never Trump” leader responded that it is his belief that the 2nd Amendment only applies to “guns that are in common use” and that if the guns are not determined by government officials to be in common use, that they can “theoretically be restricted by the state.” Shapiro said that he would even consider voting to ban these types of guns in his community.
“I think that everybody acknowledges on all sides of the 2nd Amendment debate, particularly even on the more libertarian right, that there are going to be limits,“ Shapiro equivocated.
“There are lines to be drawn. That is, the machine gun is a harder line, but one that I think can be drawn, but I think anything beyond that is going to be very difficult to restrict,” he added.