Fox News host Tucker Carlson ripped President Joe Biden’s gun control push during his Tuesday program, telling him that he should not bring the subject up again after a stunning among of American weapons were left behind in Afghanistan.
During a segment for his Tuesday program, Carlson said Biden and Democrats should not be pushing any gun control measures until every weapon is recovered from the Taliban or destroyed.
“So on its way out of Afghanistan, the Biden administration left behind an awful lot of Americans but also nearly $90 billion in military equipment,” Carlson said.
“How much is that? Well, only two countries on the planet have a military budget larger, China and the United States. So, the Taliban now have the best-equipped military of its size in the history of the world,” Carlson said as he began his segment.
“What do they have? Well, according to a tally by The Times of London, the Taliban just received more than 22,000 Humvees, more than 50,000 trucks, and other armored vehicles, as well as a sizable air force,” he added.
“It comes with four C-130 transport planes, dozens of other fixed-wing aircraft, and up to 350 combat helicopters,” the host said. “The Taliban now has more Blackhawks than many developed nations, and those are just the vehicles.”
He went on to note that hundreds of thousands of U.S. small arms were also abandoned.
“Taliban soldiers also got more than 350,000 American rifles, 126,000 handguns, and approximately 64,000 heavy machine guns. It’s quite an arsenal. It’s all at your expense,” said Carlson.
While noting that leaving all of those weapons behind for the Taliban to inherit was a “disaster,” Carlson said the administration’s gun control push to disarm Americans was ludicrous.
“It’s a disaster, obviously, but it also makes for a striking contrast with what is happening in this country,” he said.
“At the very moment, the White House is arming our new friends, the Taliban. They are working hard to disarm you,” said the host.
“Whether or not it makes the news, it is happening. The administration just announced quietly. It is banning some of the most commonly purchased ammunition in the United States,” he added.
“This move will certainly and intentionally lead to severe shortages in this country. That’s why they did it.”
“Joe Biden himself has said repeatedly, he would like to prevent you from owning the firearms that most Americans use to defend themselves and their families, and those efforts are now accelerating,” Carlson reported.
“So how about this as an answer? No. You’re not allowed to give more than half a million guns to the Taliban, guns that we paid for, and then try and take our guns away in this country. Sorry, that’s not how it works. So, shut up and back off,” he warned.
“Not one more word about gun control from these people until they get back every single rifle from Kandahar. That is the rule.”
In April, Biden said he would “use all the resources at my disposal as President to keep the American people safe from gun violence,” including executive orders, while calling on the Democrat-controlled Congress to pass new measures including repealing a law that protects gunmakers from liability lawsuits involving their firearms used in crimes.