Utah Republican senator Orrin Hatch said he believes President Obama would repeal the Second Amendment if he could. “I don’t think there’s any question about it. Most liberal Democrats would,” Hatch told Laura Ingraham on her radio show today.
“They’ll mouth that they wouldn’t, but look, what are they doing? They want more and more controls,” he continued. Hatch added that the recent gun-control debate is “really all political” and that the “president never misses a political advantage.”
Hatch has been a staunch defender of the Second Amendment and has opposed gun-control measures advocated by the administration, including universal background checks and bans on assault-weapons and high-capacity magazines.