Newt Slaps Down Gun Control on CBS: 'If Gun Control Works, Chicago Ought to Be Safe'
Newt Gingrich turned the tables on Norah O'Donnell on the 15 January 2013 edition of CBS This Morning during a discussion about gun control. O'Donnell hounded Gingrich regarding a target practice app allegedly from the National Rifle Association: "There's some controversy over the fact that the NRA has released a new iTunes app that offers shooting practice, and can be for children ages 4 years old-plus....Is that appropriate?"
The former House Speaker replied by slamming the Obama administration's plans for new firearms regulations in the wake of the Newtown school massacre:
NEWT GINGRICH: Well, I think it's amazing that we're having all this discussion about gun control. The President's hometown of Chicago is the murder capital of the United States. Over 500 people were killed there last year. Vice President Biden doesn't seem to want to go there. I'm trying to get the House Republicans to hold hearings there. It's illegal to have all the guns that are killing people in Chicago. If gun control works, Chicago ought to be safe.