Convicted criminals ought to be permitted to carry guns, according to Vivek Ramaswamy. The GOP presidential contender reportedly made the comments during an appearance on former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new podcast.
Cuomo asked the Ramaswamy to elaborate on what it meant to be a “Second Amendment absolutist,” as Ramaswamy has dubbed himself.
“Everyone has a gun? Everyone has an assault weapon? A former felon? No background check? Concealed carry?” Cuomo asked.
“Has the right to. And I do think concealed carry is important, constitutional carry is important.” Ramasw
Ramaswamy called for additional assistance for police officers while highlighting urban crime rates and a lack of mental health resources.
On Cuomo’s “As A Matter Of Fact” podcast, the topic of weapons was one of many that the two went over in what turned out to be a lively discussion.
Ramaswamy went on to support the idea of returning dangerous individuals to institutions and disregarded Cuomo’s portrayal of a mass school massacre.
“The Republican candidates all insist on trying to appeal to the ultra conservatives within their own party and take positions that alienate a majority of Americans. Deporting millions of immigrant families who have been here for years peacefully and successfully and arming felons with guns, everyone carrying a concealed weapon, returning to the Wild West, etc. It’s all absurd.” Cuomo said in conclusion.
Ramaswamy has continued to be the focus of controversy throughout his campaign, including over allegations he received a scholarship for George Soros which he used for law school in spite of not needing the money.
An issue he recently clashed with MSNBC host Medhi Hassan over: