Bill O'Reilly raged against Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on his Fox News show Tuesday, after the GOP congressman disagreed with the Fox News host on gun reform.
O'Reilly criticized the "far-left" for using the tragic mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado to promote gun control laws. While he staunchly opposes major gun reform, O'Reilly said that Congress should pass a new law requiring gun sellers to report the sale of heavy weapons, like machine guns, to the FBI. "In this age of terrorism, that law is badly needed," he said.
Chaffetz appeared on O'Reilly's show and disagreed with the Fox News host. "If you buy a fully automatic weapon, you have to get a tax certificate from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in order to do that," Chaffetz said. "You have to pass a fingerprint, background check ... You can't go out an just go and buy a bazooka as you suggest, or a fully automatic machine gun."
O'Reilly stressed that one could buy an AK-47 without the sale being reported to any federal agency. He also highlighted that, as the shooter in Colorado proved, one can buy a mass amount of ammunition on the Internet without much problem. "This just makes common sense," O'Reilly pressed. "It's not an intrusion on gun rights."
"You're not going to assign a FBI agent to every law-abiding citizen," Chaffetz shot back.
"If you buy 60,000 rounds [of ammunition], you certainly will!" O'Reilly shouted back.