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Meghan McCain: 'I'm not living without guns'

Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain shares meme of her father after networks call Arizona for Biden Cindy, Meghan McCain celebrate Biden win Frank Luntz: Polling profession 'done' after election misses: 'Devastating to my industry' MORE of "The View" quarreled with her co-hosts about gun regulations Tuesday, saying that she wouldn't live without firearms. 

McCain critiqued a proposal by presidential candidate and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeMexican president breaks with other world leaders, refusing to acknowledge Biden win until election is finalized Mexico emerging as foreign policy challenge for Biden Beyoncé sports pro-Biden mask on Instagram MORE (D-Texas) for a mandatory assault weapons buyback, saying, "If you're going to be a gun grabber, you don't get my vote."

Co-host Joy BeharJosephine (Joy) Victoria BeharJoy Behar advises Fauci to quit coronavirus task force, become cable news 'media darling' Jill Biden: 'Irresponsible' for people to attend Trump rallies without masks 'The View' star Behar: 'Dreaming of the day we say President Pelosi' MORE responded by pointing out that former Democratic presidents passed gun control legislation, such as an assault weapons ban passed under former President Clinton. 

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"Democrats, when they're in office, they do do something about guns. So if you keep rooting for Republicans, you're going to get nothing done," she said. 

McCain asserted that taking away assault weapons would cause violence. 

"The AR-15 is by far the most popular gun in America," the conservative panelist said. "If you're talking about going and taking people's guns away from them, there's going to be a lot of violence."

“They lived without them for many years during the ban,” Behar interjected. 

"I'm not living without guns," McCain responded. "It's just that simple."

"What about living without the assault weapons that are killing our children?" questioned co-host Sunny HostinSunny HostinWhoopi Goldberg blasts Republicans not speaking against Trump: 'This is an attempted coup' Robert De Niro says Giuliani is now 'representing a mob family' Jill Biden: 'Irresponsible' for people to attend Trump rallies without masks MORE

The exchange followed a mass shooting over the weekend in Odessa, Texas, in which seven people were killed. U.S. gun laws have faced increased scrutiny since a pair of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, last month left a total of 31 people dead.