Democratic 2020 presidential candidate and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio refused to give a straight “yes or no” answer when repeatedly pressed by Fox News’ Sean Hannity on whether Americans who pass background checks and are mentally stable should have the same protection as he does, Mediaite reported.
The discussion: “Should every New Yorker have the same protection you have?” Hannity said.
“I believe people have rights,” de Blasio responded. “I believe we need new gun safety laws. AND we have a police department … that is making it safer all the time.”
Hannity asked again, but the New York City mayor again refused to give a clear answer.
“Does every new Yorker, if somebody breaks into their house, they’re good people, law-abiding people, pay their taxes, obey the rules, pass the background check, should they have a right to a gun in their house!?” Hannity said. “Yes or no!?”
“I ain’t buying what you’re selling,” de Blasio said.
“The answer is no, but you’re afraid to say it,” Hannity said.
“My answer is my answer,” de Blasio said, adding, “You are trying to set up a reality where you get to paint a picture on your own terms. It doesn’t work that way.”