[Ed. – More like Maher’s ‘Surreal Time’]
Former Attorney General Eric Holder discussed on Friday strategy for how to achieve what he views as meaningful gun control with Parkland, Fla., shooting survivor David Hogg.
The pair participated in a panel in the “Overtime” segment of Bill Maher’s “Real Time” on HBO, and Holder said some restrictions politicians are looking at – banning bump stocks and raising the age needed to buy semi-automatic rifles – are not sufficient.
“If the only thing that comes out of this tragedy is we outlaw bump stocks and we raise the age at which people are allowed to buy an AR-15, that will be a failure,” Holder, who served as attorney general under former President Barack Obama, explained. “Because the reality – from my perspective – is you need to do what we’ve always tried to do, which is to ban the sale of AR-15s, have universal background checks, and also take away the ability to buy these large magazines.”
Hogg, who has advocated stronger gun control restrictions in TV interviews since the high school shooting last month that left 17 people dead, said there needs to be limitations on the Second Amendment.