Ex-DHS head: Gun control wouldn’t have stopped Orlando attack

Ex-DHS head: Gun control wouldn’t have stopped Orlando attack

Tom Ridge, who served as secretary of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush, criticized Democrats for trying to pass gun reform after the mass shooting in Orlando.

“You kind of wonder what kind of glasses some of the Democrats are wearing as they look at that horrible tragedy,” Ridge said on “The Cats Roundtable” radio show with John Catsimatidis. Following the massacre at an Orlando nightclub that left 49 dead and 53 injured, House Democrats held a sit-in on the chamber floor to push for a vote on gun reform.

Several pieces of gun reform legislation were rejected by the Senate last week, including a bill that would ban those on terrorist watchlists from buying guns.

Ridge calls that request reasonable but said it wouldn’t have prevented the attacks in Orlando.

“The notion that somehow gun control would have eliminated that is just an absolute disconnect,” he said.

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