Surprise: Cooper Hits Back at Obama for Suggesting Opponents on Guns Are Conspiracy Theorists

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<p>In the latter portion of Thursday night&rsquo;s CNN &ldquo;town hall&rdquo; with President Barack Obama on gun control, host Anderson Cooper surprisingly pushed back at the President&rsquo;s slam on opponents of his executive actions and policies on guns as conspiracy theorists.</p>

<p>After lobbing a number of tough questions at the President, Cooper stepped in when Obama took his latest dig at those who oppose him and flatly characterized them as believing a government conspiracy: <strong>&ldquo;This notion of a conspiracy out there and it gets wrapped up in concerns about the federal government. Now, there&#39;s a long history of them. That&#39;s in our DNA. The United States was born suspicious of some distant authority.&rdquo;</strong></p>

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