Candace Cameron Bure became extremely emotional while discussing Wednesday’s deadly shooting in San Bernardino, California, on Thursday’s episode of “The View,” breaking down into tears while discussing the tragedy.
She also called for “sensible” gun laws that would protect citizens’ Second Amendment rights while also protecting the citizens’ safety.
“I don’t know how many words I can get out without crying,” Bure began, explaining that she misses her children on the West Coast.
“Here’s where I stand: Listen, I’m a conservative person, and I believe in our Second Amendment rights, but there has to be something that is sensible between both parties that people who are allowed to get guns should have training and shouldn’t be on lists, and they need to come to a common ground and have some sensible gun laws while still protecting our Second Amendment rights,” Bure said.
“I think we realize that terrorists are gonna get guns regardless of gun laws,” Bure later added, while also saying that “people who maybe have mental illness problems [should be checked].”
“View” honcho Whoopi Goldberg asserted that there is a “widespread disagreement on gun control issues” among members of the National Rifle Association, and called the gun-lobby organization to task for burying its head in the sand on gun violence.
“NRA, you gotta get on board, man. You can’t pretend you don’t see what’s happening. You can’t keep it going,” Goldberg said.
“View” panelist Raven-Symone called politicians to task, saying it doesn’t “make sense” to offer prayers to the victims without also addressing the topic of gun violence.
“When you have politicians tweet prayers and everything, but then the one side doesn’t even say we need to stop gun violence, it doesn’t make sense to me,” Raven-Symone said.
The shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino left 14 dead and 17 injured. Two suspects, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, were later killed in a shootout with police.
Authorities have not ruled out the possibility of terrorism, though it is also possible that the shooting was workplace-related, as Farook worked for San Bernardino County and attended the holiday party event at Inland Regional Center where the shootings took place.