On Laura Ingraham's radio show this morning, Florida senator Marco Rubio, a Republican, said the media opposes the Second Amendment.
“[T]he mass media in this country, both entertainment and news media… leans lefts and would prefer that there not be Second Amendment,” said Rubio.
The Florida senator also took issue with the fact that President Obama will announce his gun control measures later today surrounded by children.
“[I]t implies that somehow those of us who do not agree with his public policy prescriptions don’t equally care about children. I have four children of my own… I was shocked and outraged and disgusted by what happened in Connecticut,” said Rubio.
Rubio suggested a pattern of Obama "demonizing" political opponents. “There’s a long history in this administration of demonizing their political opponents… [I]t’s an effort to convince people that the other side are just not good people,” said Rubio.
The Republican added that Obama's gun control measures “would not have prevented what happened in Connecticut, and it would not prevent it from happening in the future”
“Criminals don’t follow the law,” he said. “That’s what makes them criminals.”