Ben Shapiro says trans people should be banned from owning firearms Shapiro: “That seems to me a pretty significant symptom of an underlying mental malaise” Written by Media Matters Staff Published 03/31/23 11:51 AM EDT Video file Citation From the March 31, 2023, edition of The Daily Wire's The Ben Shapiro Show BEN SHAPIRO (HOST): The gun control narrative is ridiculous in the sense that this person legally obtained the guns. I'm unaware what law would -- would be passed that would've prevented this person from obtaining the guns. I'm perfectly fine with banning people who suffer from gender dysphoria from purchasing weapons. That seems to me a pretty significant symptom of an underlying mental malaise that is going -- that could theoretically be a problem in terms of owning firearms. But I don't think the left believes the same thing.