ABC News anchor Terry Moran argued Sunday that Republican strategist Karl Rove is unnecessarily “scaring” people when it comes to the gun control debate by talking about gun registries.
“You wanna get something done, then stop scaring people, don’t say we’re gonna keep a registry of all these guns,” Rove said during a roundtable discussion on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday.
“Stop scaring people,” Moran interjected. “If you’re scaring people with this Orwellian sense that black helicopters and the government if we register guns are gonna confiscate Americans’ guns. That kind of paranoia fuels –“
“With all due respect, it is not paranoia,” Rove said, cutting off Moran.
“Who’s going to confiscate all the guns in America?” Moran said.
“People have a fear of this. Why do it? Why do you need it?” Rove said.
At issue is whether a new background check law would require licensed U.S. gun dealers keep paper records of private gun sales. Gun dealers have already been keeping sales records since 1968. Creating a national registry is prohibited by federal law.