ABC News' Terry Moran went head to head with Karl Rove on Sunday, telling the GOP strategist to "stop scaring people" with his warnings against tougher gun control.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid introduced a gun control bill, which includes universal background checks, on Thursday.
On Sunday's "This Week," Karl Rove insisted that the check would create more red tape, and warned against requiring gun owners to register their firearms. He added that loopholes to background checks would remain.
"You wanna get something done?" Rove said. "Then, stop scaring people. Don't say we're gonna keep a registry of all these guns —"
"Stop scaring people," Moran interjected. "You’re scaring people with this Orwellian sense, that black helicopters and the government are going to confiscate Americans’ guns. That kind of paranoia fuels —"
"Will all due respect, it’s not paranoia," Rove declared.
"Who is going to confiscate all of the guns?" Moran asked. "The result of this is that all the votes that have been taken since Newtown have weakened gun control," he added.