CNN Analyst Claps Back At Firearms Reporter In Testy Exchange




 

CNN senior political analyst Kirsten Powers grilled firearms reporter Stephen Gutowski during a fiery discussion about mass shootings on Wednesday. (Watch the video below).

The exchange between the two came after two high-profile mass shootings in the past week including the Club Q shooting that left five people dead in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Saturday and another shooting that left seven people dead, including the shooter, at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Tuesday.

Both shootings involved a handgun, authorities said, while the Colorado Springs shooting involved a gunman with an AR-15 style rifle ― the type of gun used in the Buffalo and Uvalde shootings earlier this year.

Kasie Hunt, who hosted the CNN panel on gun violence in America, asked Gutowski whether access to assault weapons or "a cultural thing" has led to the amount of mass shootings in America.

Gutowski, founder of the pro-gun site The Reload, noted that the Colorado Springs shooting suspect ― who was arrested for an alleged bomb threat last year ― could have been barred from buying guns based on his criminal history.

He later got into a testy back-and-forth exchange with Powers, who pointed to the expiration of the federal assault weapons ban in 2004, after he said the two recent shootings "show that it's not just about AR-15s."

"I mean this is like a game that you guys play," Powers swiftly said.

There have been over 600 mass shootings in the U.S. this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive, a website that tracks shootings that have at least four victims.

The amount is on track to make 2022 the year with the second-highest number of mass shootings, CNN noted.

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