South Carolina Senator Tim Scott earned praise from conservatives on social media after he left a “The View” host speechless with undeniable facts.
The exchange occurred during a segment on the ABC talk show about the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas. Host Sunny Hostin asked Scott if he believed that the Second Amendment should be repealed in the wake of the tragedies.
Scott responded by saying that he did not believe that repealing the Second Amendment would solve the problem of gun violence. He pointed out that the vast majority of gun owners are law-abiding citizens, and that criminals will always find ways to get their hands on guns, regardless of the law.
Scott also said that he believed that the best way to prevent gun violence was to focus on mental health and school safety. He said that we need to do a better job of identifying and treating people who are at risk of committing violence, and that we need to make our schools safer by hardening them against attack.
Hostin was visibly flustered by Scott’s response, and she was unable to come up with a coherent rebuttal. She eventually ended the segment by saying that she disagreed with Scott, but that she respected his opinion.
Scott’s exchange with Hostin was widely praised by conservatives on social media. Many people commended him for his articulate and fact-based response, and for his willingness to stand up to the liberal hosts of “The View.”
The exchange also served as a reminder of the growing divide between the left and the right on the issue of gun control. While many on the left believe that the Second Amendment should be repealed, many on the right believe that the best way to prevent gun violence is to focus on other factors, such as mental health and school safety.
It remains to be seen whether the recent mass shootings will lead to any changes in gun policy in the United States. However, the exchange between Scott and Hostin is a sign that the debate over gun control is likely to continue for many years to come.