Huckabee: We don’t have a gun problem, we have a sin and evil problem

Huckabee: We don’t have a gun problem, we have a sin and evil problem

[Ed. – Like he’s wrong?]

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee asserted on Monday that gun safety laws could not curb mass shootings because the real problem was “sin and evil.”

During an interview on CNN’s New Day, the former Arkansas governor told host Alisyn Camerota the Umpqua Community College gunman who killed nine people could have been stopped if his family had intervened.

“He exhibited some traits and attitudes that were warning signals but nobody acted on them,” Huckabee explained. “And he was able to obtain those weapons, some of which came apparently from his mother, some that he obtained.”

“We always talk about what the weapon was, but whether it’s a pressure cooker or whether it’s a gun, we’re dealing with people who are either deranged or they’re very focused because they want to kill people in the name of terrorism,” he continued. “We have not so much a gun problem, we have a problem with sin and evil.”

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