President Obama’s push for increased gun control in the wake of the San Bernardino attack won’t defeat ISIS, The Federalist publisher Ben Domenech said on CBS’ “Face The Nation” on Sunday.
“There’s a real gap between what the president is saying and what people understand is reality of the situation,” Domenech said. “You’re not going to defeat these elements of radicalized Islam in this country with gun control measures.”
Gun control wouldn’t have prevented the San Bernardino attack any more than the climate change summit in Paris could defeat ISIS, Domenech said. Last week, Obama remarked that the climate change talks would serve as a “powerful rebuke” to the radicalized group that took credit for the Paris attacks.
“The president in his address tonight is probably going to speak to these issues further,” Domenech said. “But Republicans, actually, I think have the wind at their backs when they’re running this criticism that, basically, the president is out of touch with reality and this gun-control measure — any gun-control measure — is not the real solution.”
President Obama is scheduled to talk about the San Bernardino attack and gun control Sunday at 8 p.m.