Friday on Fox News Channel’s “The Real Story With Gretchen Carlson,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) argued for a “pause” on allowing immigration from the Middle East.
Paul said, “This is precisely why I introduced an amendment yesterday in the senate that would put a pause on all immigration from countries that have radical Islamist movements. We spend hundreds of billions of dollars defending this country but if we’re not going to defend our border, I don’t think we’re serious about this. About 40% of the 11 million people here in the country illegally have overstayed their visas. Until we know who has overstayed their visas, whether any of them are from the Middle East, we need to put a pause on immigration from the Middle East.”
He continued, “I want to defend against people who might come here from the Middle East but then I want want to allow U.S. citizens to defend themselves. The D.C. chief of police said last week that if you see an armed gunman and you are part of the public, you need to be prepared to take them down. The problem is in D.C. it’s very hard to own a gun, and it’s impossible to have concealed carry. What I’d like to do is let D.C. know that we are going to have self-defense in D.C. the District of Columbia, by the Constitution, is under the jurisdiction of congress. and so I think that self-defense is a good way to try to stop terrorism. I’m for more of it.”
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