Gun Safety Advocates Make Room For Newly Converted Republicans | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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>>>IN THE AFTERMATH OF THIS>>>IN THE AFTERMATH OF THIS WEEKEND’S MASS SHOOTINGS, THE WEEKEND’S MASS SHOOTINGS, THE TALKING POINT FROM PRESIDENT TALKING POINT FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP AND MANY REPUBLICANS, TRUMP AND MANY REPUBLICANS, THEIR CENTRAL MESSAGE HAS BEEN THEIR CENTRAL MESSAGE HAS BEEN THAT THE ISSUE IS NOT GUNS BUT THAT THE ISSUE IS NOT GUNS BUT MENTAL ILLNESS. MENTAL ILLNESS. THE PRESIDENT SAYING IT’S NOT THE PRESIDENT SAYING IT’S NOT GUNS THAT PULL THE TRIGGER, IT’S GUNS THAT PULL THE TRIGGER, IT’S MENTAL ILLNESS THAT PULLS THE MENTAL ILLNESS THAT PULLS THE TRIGGER. TRIGGER. FORGIVE ME FOR SAYING THIS FORGIVE ME FOR SAYING THIS BLUNTLY, BUT THAT’S BULL PUCKY BLUNTLY, BUT THAT’S BULL PUCKY AND WE CAN ALL PROVE IT. AND WE CAN ALL PROVE IT. FIRST, OBVIOUSLY WE AS A COUNTRY FIRST, OBVIOUSLY WE AS A COUNTRY DO NOT HAVE A MONOPOLY ON MENTAL DO NOT HAVE A MONOPOLY ON MENTAL ILLNESS AND YET ONLY IN AMERICA ILLNESS AND YET ONLY IN AMERICA DO MASS SHOOTINGS HAPPEN DO MASS SHOOTINGS HAPPEN ANYWHERE NEAR THIS OFTEN. ANYWHERE NEAR THIS OFTEN. BEYOND THAT, THOUGH, ALL OF THE BEYOND THAT, THOUGH, ALL OF THE STUDIES, ALL OF THE RESEARCH STUDIES, ALL OF THE RESEARCH DISPROVES THE NOTION THAT MENTAL DISPROVES THE NOTION THAT MENTAL ILLNESS IS THE THING YOU SHOULD ILLNESS IS THE THING YOU SHOULD BLAME FOR MASS SHOOTINGS IN BLAME FOR MASS SHOOTINGS IN AMERICA. AMERICA. ONLY A TINY FRACTION OF VIOLENT ONLY A TINY FRACTION OF VIOLENT CRIME IS COMMITTED BY PEOPLE CRIME IS COMMITTED BY PEOPLE WITH MESSAGE ILLNESS. WITH MESSAGE ILLNESS. PEOPLE WHO ARE MENTALLY ILL ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE MENTALLY ILL ARE FAR MORE LIKELY TO BE VICTIMS OF FAR MORE LIKELY TO BE VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIME THAN ITS VIOLENT CRIME THAN ITS PERPETRATORS. PERPETRATORS. SO CLAIMING THIS IS A MENTAL SO CLAIMING THIS IS A MENTAL ILLNESS PROBLEM THAT EXPLAINS ILLNESS PROBLEM THAT EXPLAINS WHAT’S GOING ON IN AMERICA WITH WHAT’S GOING ON IN AMERICA WITH GUN VIOLENCE IS BULL. GUN VIOLENCE IS BULL. HERE’S ANOTHER WAY YOU KNOW IT, HERE’S ANOTHER WAY YOU KNOW IT, THOUGH, ANOTHER WAY TO KNOW THAT THOUGH, ANOTHER WAY TO KNOW THAT REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS SPECIFICALLY DO NOT MEAN IT AND SPECIFICALLY DO NOT MEAN IT AND THEY ARE NOT SERIOUS ABOUT THIS THEY ARE NOT SERIOUS ABOUT THIS SUPPOSED PROBLEM OF GUNS IN THE SUPPOSED PROBLEM OF GUNS IN THE HANDS OF THE MENTALLY ILL, THE HANDS OF THE MENTALLY ILL, THE OTHER WAY YOU KNOW THAT FOR SURE OTHER WAY YOU KNOW THAT FOR SURE AND CAN PROVE IT IS THAT AMONG AND CAN PROVE IT IS THAT AMONG THE VERY FIRST THINGS THE VERY FIRST THINGS REPUBLICANS DID AFTER DONALD REPUBLICANS DID AFTER DONALD TRUMP MOVED INTO THE WHITE TRUMP MOVED INTO THE WHITE HOUSE, ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS HOUSE, ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THEY DID WAS TAKE DELIBERATE, THEY DID WAS TAKE DELIBERATE, SPECIFIC ACTION TO MAKE IT SPECIFIC ACTION TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR PEOPLE WHO HAD BEEN EASIER FOR PEOPLE WHO HAD BEEN ADJUDICATED MENTALLY ILL TO GET ADJUDICATED MENTALLY ILL TO GET FIREARMS. FIREARMS. AND I DON’T MEAN LIKE SOMEONE AND I DON’T MEAN LIKE SOMEONE SLIPPED SOME LONGSTANDING SLIPPED SOME LONGSTANDING PROVISION INTO SOME OMNIBUS PROVISION INTO SOME OMNIBUS BILL. BILL. THEY LITERALLY SIGNED AND DONALD THEY LITERALLY SIGNED AND DONALD TRUMP PASSED A STANDALONE LAW TRUMP PASSED A STANDALONE LAW THAT SAID IF A PERSON IS THAT SAID IF A PERSON IS CLASSIFIED SEVERELY MENTALLY CLASSIFIED SEVERELY MENTALLY DISABLED BY THE SOCIAL SECURITY DISABLED BY THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, IF A PERSON IS ADMINISTRATION, IF A PERSON IS ADJUDICATED TO BE TOO MENTALLY ADJUDICATED TO BE TOO MENTALLY IMPAIRED TO HANDLE HIS OR OWN IMPAIRED TO HANDLE HIS OR OWN AFFAIRS LIKE CASHING HIS OR HER AFFAIRS LIKE CASHING HIS OR HER OWN CHECKS, REPUBLICANS AS SOON OWN CHECKS, REPUBLICANS AS SOON AS TRUMP BECAME PRESIDENT WENT AS TRUMP BECAME PRESIDENT WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO CHANGE THE OUT OF THEIR WAY TO CHANGE THE LAW SO THAT AFTER SUCH AN LAW SO THAT AFTER SUCH AN ADJUDICATION THAT PERSON CAN ADJUDICATION THAT PERSON CAN STILL GET A GUN. STILL GET A GUN. AFTER SUCH AN ADJUDICATION, YOU AFTER SUCH AN ADJUDICATION, YOU COULDN’T PREVIOUSLY GET A GUN COULDN’T PREVIOUSLY GET A GUN BUT THEY CHANGED THE LAW SO THAT BUT THEY CHANGED THE LAW SO THAT YOU CAN. YOU CAN. RIGHT AFTER YOU’VE BEEN FOUND TO RIGHT AFTER YOU’VE BEEN FOUND TO NOT BE MENTALLY WELL ENOUGH TO NOT BE MENTALLY WELL ENOUGH TO HANDLE YOUR OWN AFFAIRS AS FAR HANDLE YOUR OWN AFFAIRS AS FAR AS CASHING A CHECK GOES. AS CASHING A CHECK GOES. SO WHEN THE PRESIDENT AND SO WHEN THE PRESIDENT AND REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS TELL YOU REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS TELL YOU THAT WHAT THEY’RE REALLY THAT WHAT THEY’RE REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT IS MENTAL CONCERNED ABOUT IS MENTAL ILLNESS, THAT’S THE REAL ILLNESS, THAT’S THE REAL PROBLEM, WHAT THEIR REAL PROBLEM, WHAT THEIR REAL PRIORITY IS, PEOPLE WITH MENTAL PRIORITY IS, PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS GETTING ACCESS TO GUNS, ILLNESS GETTING ACCESS TO GUNS, YOU CAN PROVE TO THEM THAT IS YOU CAN PROVE TO THEM THAT IS BULL PUCKY. BULL PUCKY. YOU CAN PROVE IT TO THEM NOT BY YOU CAN PROVE IT TO THEM NOT BY WHAT THEY HAVE SAID, BY WHAT WHAT THEY HAVE SAID, BY WHAT THEY HAVE DONE. THEY HAVE DONE. THAT SAID, MAYBE CHANGE IS THAT SAID, MAYBE CHANGE IS POSSIBLE. POSSIBLE. FOLLOWING THE DAYTON, OHIO MASS FOLLOWING THE DAYTON, OHIO MASS SHOOTING THIS PAST WEEKEND, THE SHOOTING THIS PAST WEEKEND, THE STATE’S REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR MIKE STATE’S REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR MIKE DeWINE HAS JUST LAID OUT TEN DeWINE HAS JUST LAID OUT TEN PROPOSALS FOR THE STATE’S PROPOSALS FOR THE STATE’S LEGISLATURE TO TAKE UP. LEGISLATURE TO TAKE UP. THEY INCLUDE THINGS LIKE THEY INCLUDE THINGS LIKE UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS IN UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS IN THE STATE OF OHIO AND ALLOWING A THE STATE OF OHIO AND ALLOWING A JUDGE TO COFFINNFISCATE FIREARMS JUDGE TO COFFINNFISCATE FIREARMS FROM ANYONE WHO THE JUDGE DEEMS FROM ANYONE WHO THE JUDGE DEEMS TO BE A THREAT TO HIMSELF AND TO BE A THREAT TO HIMSELF AND OTHERS. OTHERS. YOU COULD ALSO TAKE IT IN GOOD YOU COULD ALSO TAKE IT IN GOOD FAITH. FAITH. CONNIE SCHULTZ, PULITZER PRIZE CONNIE SCHULTZ, PULITZER PRIZE WINNING NATIONALLY SYNDICATED WINNING NATIONALLY SYNDICATED PRIZE JOURNALIST IS BASED IN PRIZE JOURNALIST IS BASED IN CLEVELAND, OHIO. CLEVELAND, OHIO. SHE RESPONDED THIS WAY TO OHIO SHE RESPONDED THIS WAY TO OHIO GOVERNOR MIKE DeWINE. GOVERNOR MIKE DeWINE. SHE POSTED THIS ON TWITTER. SHE POSTED THIS ON TWITTER. DO WE HAVE THAT? DO WE HAVE THAT? DO WE HAVE THAT? DO WE HAVE THAT? THANK YOU. THANK YOU. SORRY. SORRY. THERE WE GO. THERE WE GO. CONNIE SCHULTZ POSTED THIS ON CONNIE SCHULTZ POSTED THIS ON TWITTER AFTER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TWITTER AFTER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT FROM CONGRESSMAN MIKE TURNER FROM CONGRESSMAN MIKE TURNER TODAY. TODAY. “I ANNOUNCE MY SUPPORT FOR “I ANNOUNCE MY SUPPORT FOR RESTRICTING MILITARY-STYLE RESTRICTING MILITARY-STYLE WEAPONS SALES, MAGAZINE LIMITS WEAPONS SALES, MAGAZINE LIMITS AND LEGISLATION.” AND LEGISLATION.” READ MY FULLEST STATEMENT HERE. READ MY FULLEST STATEMENT HERE. CONNIE SCHULTZ RESPOND, “WE CONNIE SCHULTZ RESPOND, “WE CAN’T ASK PEOPLE TO CHANGE AND CAN’T ASK PEOPLE TO CHANGE AND THEN NOT GIVE THEM THE CHANCE TO THEN NOT GIVE THEM THE CHANCE TO DO SO.” DO SO.” IN OTHER WORDS, CONSIDER THE IN OTHER WORDS, CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITY THAT THIS IS REAL. POSSIBILITY THAT THIS IS REAL. CONNIE SCHULTZ JOINS US NOW FROM CONNIE SCHULTZ JOINS US NOW FROM OHIO. OHIO. THANKS FOR BEING HERE. THANKS FOR BEING HERE.>>THANKS, RACHEL.>>THANKS, RACHEL.>>SO THIS WAS I FELT LIKE AN>>SO THIS WAS I FELT LIKE AN ACT AGAINST CYNICISM FOR YOU AND ACT AGAINST CYNICISM FOR YOU AND A BIG HEARTED STATEMENT TO MAKE. A BIG HEARTED STATEMENT TO MAKE. A LOT OF PEOPLE I THINK GREETED A LOT OF PEOPLE I THINK GREETED THIS WITH CYNICISM, ASSUMING THIS WITH CYNICISM, ASSUMING THIS IS SOMETHING THEY’RE GOING THIS IS SOMETHING THEY’RE GOING TO SAY AND NEVER DO, BUT YOU’RE TO SAY AND NEVER DO, BUT YOU’RE ESSENTIALLY SAYING THAT THIS IS ESSENTIALLY SAYING THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE SOMETHING THAT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE NOW. NOW.>>YOU KNOW WHERE I FIRST>>YOU KNOW WHERE I FIRST LEARNED THAT AS A COLUMNIST WAS LEARNED THAT AS A COLUMNIST WAS WHEN OHIO SEEMED SO RADICALLY WHEN OHIO SEEMED SO RADICALLY AGAINST SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND AGAINST SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND GAY RIGHTS AND OVER TIME GAY RIGHTS AND OVER TIME INCREMENTALLY I COULD SEE INCREMENTALLY I COULD SEE CHANGE, AND YOU HAD TO CREATE CHANGE, AND YOU HAD TO CREATE THE SPACE FOR IT, TO ALLOW FOR THE SPACE FOR IT, TO ALLOW FOR IT. IT. AND I BELIEVE CONGRESSMAN AND I BELIEVE CONGRESSMAN TURNER. TURNER. I SAW HIM THE DAY AFTER THE I SAW HIM THE DAY AFTER THE SHOOTINGS. SHOOTINGS. I SAW HOW EMOTIONAL HE WAS ABOUT I SAW HOW EMOTIONAL HE WAS ABOUT IT. IT. I DON’T DOUBT HIS GOOD I DON’T DOUBT HIS GOOD INTENTIONS. INTENTIONS. I KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO I KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO SAY, WELL, WOULDN’T IT HAVE BEEN SAY, WELL, WOULDN’T IT HAVE BEEN NICE SOONER? NICE SOONER? YES, ALL KINDS OF THINGS WOULD YES, ALL KINDS OF THINGS WOULD BE NICE IF THEY HAD COME MUCH BE NICE IF THEY HAD COME MUCH SOONER, BUT I WILL TAKE THEM SOONER, BUT I WILL TAKE THEM WHERE WE FIND THEM AND WHATEVER WHERE WE FIND THEM AND WHATEVER GETS THEM HERE, WELCOME, BECAUSE GETS THEM HERE, WELCOME, BECAUSE WE NEED MAJOR ACTION. WE NEED MAJOR ACTION. AND WE DON’T SHOW THAT SUPPORT, AND WE DON’T SHOW THAT SUPPORT, IF WE JUST GREET IT WITH IF WE JUST GREET IT WITH CYNICISM, NOT ONLY ARE WE BEING CYNICISM, NOT ONLY ARE WE BEING PREDICTABLY LIBERAL, BUT WE ARE PREDICTABLY LIBERAL, BUT WE ARE BETRAYING AN AWFUL LOT OF PEOPLE BETRAYING AN AWFUL LOT OF PEOPLE WHO NEED US TO BE ADVOCATES WHO NEED US TO BE ADVOCATES RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW. I’M SO GRATEFUL TO YOU FOR WHAT I’M SO GRATEFUL TO YOU FOR WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS. YOU SAID ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS. SOME OF THE MOST MOVING MESSAGES SOME OF THE MOST MOVING MESSAGES I’VE GOTTEN IN THE LAST 48/72 I’VE GOTTEN IN THE LAST 48/72 HOURS ARE FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE HOURS ARE FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH MENTAL BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH MENTAL ILLNESS AND THEY GIVE ME ALL THE ILLNESS AND THEY GIVE ME ALL THE REASONS THEY ARE SICK, ALL THE REASONS THEY ARE SICK, ALL THE WAYS THEY HAVE DEALT WITH IT AND WAYS THEY HAVE DEALT WITH IT AND HOW OFTEN AND HOW CLOSE THEY’VE HOW OFTEN AND HOW CLOSE THEY’VE COME TO HARMING THEMSELVES. COME TO HARMING THEMSELVES. I REALLY WANT TO START BY I REALLY WANT TO START BY THANKING YOU FOR THAT. THANKING YOU FOR THAT.>>I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO>>I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO CALL OUT DISINGENUOUS ARGUMENTS CALL OUT DISINGENUOUS ARGUMENTS AND FALSE ARGUMENTS IN THIS AND FALSE ARGUMENTS IN THIS CASE. CASE. BEING OPEN TO THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING OPEN TO THE POSSIBILITY OF CHANGE, I THINK IT’S ALSO HARD CHANGE, I THINK IT’S ALSO HARD TO HEAR IN THIS ENVIRONMENT. TO HEAR IN THIS ENVIRONMENT. EVEN OPENING OUR HEARTS TO THAT EVEN OPENING OUR HEARTS TO THAT IDEA THAT YOU HAVE TO BE NOT IDEA THAT YOU HAVE TO BE NOT JUST OPEN-MINDED BY WILLING TO JUST OPEN-MINDED BY WILLING TO WORK, WILLING TO DO THE WORK, WORK, WILLING TO DO THE WORK, WILLING TO MEET PEOPLE WHERE YOU WILLING TO MEET PEOPLE WHERE YOU ARE, I THINK IT’S — I MEAN, I ARE, I THINK IT’S — I MEAN, I THINK YOU’RE ADVANCING THIS IN A THINK YOU’RE ADVANCING THIS IN A POSITIVE WAY, BUT I JUST ALSO POSITIVE WAY, BUT I JUST ALSO WANTED TO ASK YOU SUBSTANTIVELY WANTED TO ASK YOU SUBSTANTIVELY WHAT YOU THINK OF THAT LIST OF WHAT YOU THINK OF THAT LIST OF PROPOSALS THAT GOVERNOR DeWINE PROPOSALS THAT GOVERNOR DeWINE PUT OUT AND THAT SOME OF THE PUT OUT AND THAT SOME OF THE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FROM YOUR STATE ARE NOW FROM YOUR STATE ARE NOW POTENTIALLY SIGNALING SUPPORT POTENTIALLY SIGNALING SUPPORT FOR? FOR?>>WELL, THE FIRST LAW THAT MIKE>>WELL, THE FIRST LAW THAT MIKE DeWINE SIGNED AS GOVERNOR WAS TO DeWINE SIGNED AS GOVERNOR WAS TO SUPPOSEDLY FIX A LAW THAT HAD SUPPOSEDLY FIX A LAW THAT HAD LIMITED THE LENGTH OF SOME GUNS. LIMITED THE LENGTH OF SOME GUNS. HE WANTED TO IMPROVE THAT FOR HE WANTED TO IMPROVE THAT FOR GUN OWNERS, RIGHT? GUN OWNERS, RIGHT? TWO YEARS AGO THEY STARTED TWO YEARS AGO THEY STARTED ALLOWING GUNS IN DAYCARES UNLESS ALLOWING GUNS IN DAYCARES UNLESS DAYCARE CENTERS PUT UP SIGNS DAYCARE CENTERS PUT UP SIGNS PROHIBITING IT. PROHIBITING IT. THAT’S A VERY HELPFUL LAW, AS THAT’S A VERY HELPFUL LAW, AS YOU CAN SEE. YOU CAN SEE. SO MY POINT IS HERE THE SENATE SO MY POINT IS HERE THE SENATE AND HOUSE LEADERSHIPS ARE AND HOUSE LEADERSHIPS ARE OVERWHELMINGLY REPUBLICAN, BOTH OVERWHELMINGLY REPUBLICAN, BOTH BODIES, AND THE LEADERSHIP HAS BODIES, AND THE LEADERSHIP HAS MADE CLEAR ALREADY THAT THEY ARE MADE CLEAR ALREADY THAT THEY ARE — THEY’RE VERY MUCH IN — THEY’RE VERY MUCH IN OPPOSITION OF WHAT MIKE — MOST OPPOSITION OF WHAT MIKE — MOST OF WHAT MIKE DeWINE IS ARGUING OF WHAT MIKE DeWINE IS ARGUING FOR. FOR. EVEN THOUGH A QUINNIPIAC POLL EVEN THOUGH A QUINNIPIAC POLL SHOWED I THINK IN JULY THAT 90% SHOWED I THINK IN JULY THAT 90% OF OHIOANS, THIS IS A OF OHIOANS, THIS IS A NONPARTISAN ISSUE, 90% OF NONPARTISAN ISSUE, 90% OF OHIOANS WANT UNIVERSAL OHIOANS WANT UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. BACKGROUND CHECKS. THE THING ABOUT THAT SHOUTING THE THING ABOUT THAT SHOUTING CROWD, AND I DO GIVE MIKE DeWINE CROWD, AND I DO GIVE MIKE DeWINE CREDIT FOR PAYING ATTENTION, CREDIT FOR PAYING ATTENTION, THAT ALSO WAS A NONPARTISAN THAT ALSO WAS A NONPARTISAN EVENT, RACHEL. EVENT, RACHEL. THAT WAS A TOWN OF GRIEVING THAT WAS A TOWN OF GRIEVING RESIDENTS WHO WERE THERE TO SHOW RESIDENTS WHO WERE THERE TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THE VICTIMS, THE SUPPORT FOR THE VICTIMS, THE PEOPLE WHO DIED, THE PEOPLE WHO PEOPLE WHO DIED, THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN INJURED, THE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INJURED, THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM AND CANNOT EVEN WHO LOVE THEM AND CANNOT EVEN BELIEVE YET THAT THEY HAVE LOST BELIEVE YET THAT THEY HAVE LOST THESE PEOPLE. THESE PEOPLE. SO THAT WAS NOT YOUR TYPICAL — SO THAT WAS NOT YOUR TYPICAL — I MEAN, IT FEELS VERY MIDWESTERN I MEAN, IT FEELS VERY MIDWESTERN IN A WAY. IN A WAY. THERE WASN’T A LOT OF CHANTING THERE WASN’T A LOT OF CHANTING SWEAR WORDS. SWEAR WORDS. THEY WEREN’T CALLING HIM NAMES. THEY WEREN’T CALLING HIM NAMES. THEY WERE TELLING HIM TO DO THEY WERE TELLING HIM TO DO SOMETHING. SOMETHING. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE VIDEO OF WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE VIDEO OF THAT, YOU SEE PEOPLE OF ALL THAT, YOU SEE PEOPLE OF ALL DIFFERENT AGES DOING THAT. DIFFERENT AGES DOING THAT. IT WAS QUITE MOVING. IT WAS QUITE MOVING.>>WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT SORT>>WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT SORT OF A TABLEAU, EVEN IF YOU ONLY OF A TABLEAU, EVEN IF YOU ONLY POLL GUN OWNERS, YOU WILL FIND POLL GUN OWNERS, YOU WILL FIND NUMBERS LIKE THAT IN TERMS OF NUMBERS LIKE THAT IN TERMS OF SUPPORT FOR UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND SUPPORT FOR UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. CHECKS.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>HOW DO YOU ENVISION THIS>>HOW DO YOU ENVISION THIS CHANGING. CHANGING. JUST THINKING ON THAT ISSUE OF JUST THINKING ON THAT ISSUE OF UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS, UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS, DOES IT TAKE, I MEAN, SORT OF DOES IT TAKE, I MEAN, SORT OF TACTICAL TRICKERY, YOU KNOW? TACTICAL TRICKERY, YOU KNOW? DOES IT TAKE SOME WAY OF DOING DOES IT TAKE SOME WAY OF DOING IT WHERE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IT WHERE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO OPPOSE IT DON’T HAVE GOING TO OPPOSE IT DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO STOP OR OR IS IT GOING ACCESS TO STOP OR OR IS IT GOING TO TAKE SOME CATALATIC ACT OF TO TAKE SOME CATALATIC ACT OF BRAVERY? BRAVERY? DOES TRAGEDY HELP IN TERMS OF DOES TRAGEDY HELP IN TERMS OF MOVING PEOPLE OFF THE STARTING MOVING PEOPLE OFF THE STARTING LINE THERE? LINE THERE? CAN YOU IMAGINE IT HAPPENING? CAN YOU IMAGINE IT HAPPENING?>>I THINK WHAT TLAJ TRAGEDIES,>>I THINK WHAT TLAJ TRAGEDIES, MULTIPLE TRAGEDIES, PLURAL, ARE MULTIPLE TRAGEDIES, PLURAL, ARE DOING IS MAKING A DIFFERENT DOING IS MAKING A DIFFERENT GROUP OF PEOPLE SCARED. GROUP OF PEOPLE SCARED. AND A DIFFERENT GROUP OF PEOPLE AND A DIFFERENT GROUP OF PEOPLE EMBOLDENED. EMBOLDENED. THE GUN LOBBY, YOU KNOW, I’VE THE GUN LOBBY, YOU KNOW, I’VE BEEN DEALING WITH THE GUN BEEN DEALING WITH THE GUN ACTIVISTS FOR ALMOST 20 YEARS AS ACTIVISTS FOR ALMOST 20 YEARS AS A COLUMNIST HERE. A COLUMNIST HERE. SOME OF MY FIRST DEATH THREATS SOME OF MY FIRST DEATH THREATS CAME FROM OPEN CARRY PEOPLE THAT CAME FROM OPEN CARRY PEOPLE THAT WERE SO ANGRY WE STARTED WERE SO ANGRY WE STARTED PUBLISHING THE NAMES AND PUBLISHING THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF PEOPLE GETTING ADDRESSES OF PEOPLE GETTING PERMITS BECAUSE THE STATE PERMITS BECAUSE THE STATE LEGISLATURE PASSED A LAW SAYING LEGISLATURE PASSED A LAW SAYING ONLY JOURNALISTS AND LAW ONLY JOURNALISTS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT COULD FIND OUT IF ENFORCEMENT COULD FIND OUT IF YOUR NEIGHBOR HAD A GUN IN THE YOUR NEIGHBOR HAD A GUN IN THE HOUSE, WAS WALKING AROUND YOUR HOUSE, WAS WALKING AROUND YOUR CHILDREN WITH GUNS. CHILDREN WITH GUNS. SO THIS HAS BEEN A LONG BATTLE. SO THIS HAS BEEN A LONG BATTLE. THEY’VE COUNTED ON MAKING US THEY’VE COUNTED ON MAKING US A23R5ID,A A23R5ID,A AFRAID, AND WHAT I AM SEEING AFRAID, AND WHAT I AM SEEING INCREASINGLY. INCREASINGLY. LOOK, LEADERSHIP IS LONELY. LOOK, LEADERSHIP IS LONELY. YOU KNOW THAT. YOU KNOW THAT. IN YOUR OWN WAY YOU’RE A LEADER. IN YOUR OWN WAY YOU’RE A LEADER. IT’S A LONELY HILL TO STAND ON IT’S A LONELY HILL TO STAND ON OFTEN. OFTEN. THAT’S WHY IT’S LEADERSHIP THAT’S WHY IT’S LEADERSHIP BECAUSE NOT EVERYONE CAN DO IT. BECAUSE NOT EVERYONE CAN DO IT. THE THING IS WE NEED TO SEE MORE THE THING IS WE NEED TO SEE MORE OF OUR CITIZENS WHO NEVER OF OUR CITIZENS WHO NEVER IMAGINED THEMSELVES DOING THIS. IMAGINED THEMSELVES DOING THIS. I THINK OF MULTIPLES, FOR I THINK OF MULTIPLES, FOR EXAMPLE, IMMEDIATELY COME TO EXAMPLE, IMMEDIATELY COME TO MIND WHO HAVE HAD IT AND MIND WHO HAVE HAD IT AND GRANDMOTHERS. GRANDMOTHERS. MY GENERATION OF WOMEN, WE ARE MY GENERATION OF WOMEN, WE ARE REALLY STARTING TO LOOK AT THIS REALLY STARTING TO LOOK AT THIS IN A DIFFERENT WAY. IN A DIFFERENT WAY. I HEAR FROM THEM EVERY DAY. I HEAR FROM THEM EVERY DAY. THAT IS NOT AN OVERSTATEMENT. THAT IS NOT AN OVERSTATEMENT. AND THEY’RE DECIDING, YOU KNOW, AND THEY’RE DECIDING, YOU KNOW, IT SOUNDS CLICHE, WHAT ANSWER IT SOUNDS CLICHE, WHAT ANSWER WILL I HAVE, RIGHT, FOR THE WILL I HAVE, RIGHT, FOR THE CHILDREN IN MY LIFE, FOR MY CHILDREN IN MY LIFE, FOR MY FAMILY? FAMILY? BUT IF YOU REALLY DO ASK BUT IF YOU REALLY DO ASK YOURSELF THAT QUESTION AND YOU YOURSELF THAT QUESTION AND YOU LOOK WHERE WE ARE IN THIS LOOK WHERE WE ARE IN THIS COUNTRY RIGHT NOW, THE WRONG COUNTRY RIGHT NOW, THE WRONG PEOPLE HAVE BEEN AFRAID. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN AFRAID. THE PEOPLE WHO SHOULD BE AFRAID THE PEOPLE WHO SHOULD BE AFRAID ARE THESE REPUBLICANS WHO THINK ARE THESE REPUBLICANS WHO THINK THEY CAN KEEP DOING WHAT THEY’RE THEY CAN KEEP DOING WHAT THEY’RE DOING EVEN IF 90% OF OHIOANS DOING EVEN IF 90% OF OHIOANS TELL THEM THEY WANT SOMETHING TELL THEM THEY WANT SOMETHING DIFFERENT. DIFFERENT.>>CONNIE SCHULTZ, PULITZER>>CONNIE SCHULTZ, PULITZER PRIZE WINNING SYNDICATED PRIZE WINNING SYNDICATED COLUMNIST COVERING OHIO AND COLUMNIST COVERING OHIO AND BEYOND. BEYOND. ONE OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE TO ONE OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE TO TALK TO ON ANY SUBJECT. TALK TO ON ANY SUBJECT. CONNIE, THANKS FOR MAKING TIME CONNIE, THANKS FOR MAKING TIME TONIGHT. TONIGHT. I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU BEING I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE. HERE.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>I SHOULD MENTION IN FULL>>I SHOULD MENTION IN FULL DISCLOSURE, CONNIE IS MARRIED TO

100 thoughts on “Gun Safety Advocates Make Room For Newly Converted Republicans | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

  • John Dough Post author

    They were never Republicans they were RINOS. However, sorry liberals you are not taking my AR-15 or my 2nd Amendment. #NRADONOR!

  • David Benard Post author

    Who wants to be part of National Russian Association anyway ? Putin Own's the NRA Him and his Cronies send many, many Rubbles to pin Americans against Americans. Do you think that money's go to Protect your rights is laughable. They were just caught trying to buy Mr LaPeire a 6 Million dollar home and only stopped when they announced it to their Base !

  • Cheryl Clark Post author

    So long as the NRA and gun shows exist,so will military guns,just sickening ๐Ÿ˜ก

  • One Drone Pilot Post author

    I am becoming numb in my shock level. Please change. Support the needy. This is only going to get worse if we let this go. Change… as a country.

  • Cheryl Clark Post author

    McConnell needs to resign ๐Ÿ˜ก now!!!!!

  • Akela DeWolf Post author

    Planned parenthood, kills more people daily than "white terrorists" ever will…

  • Cheryl Clark Post author

    Let's call the NRA – National Republican Association ๐Ÿ˜ก

  • Akela DeWolf Post author

    Libotards are feckless and weak…

  • Akela DeWolf Post author

    You know what has killed more American children, than the guns in Viet Nam, both gulf Wars, afghanistan, and every murder in the US since it was founded?

    Planned Parenthood

  • Skinny Kenny Post author

    Talking point should be factual in every major city where democrats have been the ruling class gun control laws are stringent there are more murders per day per capita than where gun laws are more relaxed. Second amendment was to protect you from a tyrannical government cia shill msm will not tell you this

  • bioLarzen Post author

    Gotta love how congressmen seem to be unaffected – well, beyond a twitter statement or a facebook post – when such shootings occur (and they are gonna keep happening), but suddenly start acting verly caring and human when these occur near the elections…
    Anyone who thinks some republican senators suddenly developed a human heart – don't be naive. It's not conscience, it's wanting to maintain a chance to win he elections. Nohing's gonna change at the end of the day, Americans will go on enjoying the right to shoot each other to their heart's content – after all, it's the land of the free, isn't it?

  • Ryan Wilson Post author

    So the victims are the ones that are mentally ill? I like how you flip the rhetoric when it fits your agenda.

  • Sean Breen Post author

    So Donald Trump is explaining that his base is mentally ill and therefore should not be allowed to carry weapons, Once again oligarch Trump is blaming his base for the racism he incites

  • Halloween Knight Post author

    Do not mistake evil as illness, those shooters targeted innocent people.

  • Scott Wilson Post author

    Mental illness and evil are not synonymous. Hate is not mental illness , access to firearms combined with hate =danger and Death in America

  • Walt Schmidt Post author

    Chicago has the toughest gun laws in the country and they also have the highest gun deaths. Hmm….

  • Nick Allred Post author

    When the dope heads, thiefโ€™s, and the crazyโ€™s, turn in they guns. Iโ€™ll be the first to turn mine in. But until then ainโ€™t nobody gonna take or restrict my right to self preservation. The mainstream news promotes this sickness and then use tragedy as a political weapon!!! You got to be a dang fool to give up your rights to protect your family in these times. String up these violent sickoโ€™s in public. Leave my gun rights alone!!!

  • Paul Page Post author

    The NRA and gun manufacturing industry lobbyists fighting against gun control measures as the private health insurance corporate lobbyists spends money to fight and squash non profit government run Medicare For All. Citizens united and corporate personhood. Corporate bribe money in politics being misconstrued by the conservative SC judges as free speech

  • Rogue N P C Post author

    MSNBC sucks.

  • Not Your Business Post author

    You have blood on your hand. Your Antifa buddy that went shooting up people Dayton. Denounce publicly Antifa over and over like you call Trump a racist, than maybe you will have some gravitas. Until you own up to the hatred you have spewed on this network by lying about him and calling him a racist for everything under the sun, you have no credibility. Until you stop trying your hardest in making these murders famous in hopes that their will be copy cats so you can call Trump a racist again and again you have blood on your hands. You are the problem you are the one glorifying these murders and you have blood on your hand.

  • World Love Post author

    Please please interview dr. irving kirsch of harvard now.

  • fiascofosho Post author

    We miss you when you're gone Rachel.

  • Jay Gibson Post author

    Good person with gun=
    Safety

  • World Love Post author

    Was shooter ever given ssri's aka antidepressants which are proven by their makers to: cause suicidal ideation and violence. And: ssri's are proven to be placibo by their makers. With deadly side effects. Facts. Dr. Peter Breggin. Dr. Irving Kirsch. Look them up. Don't respond until you do. Listen closely: ssri's + guns + violent potus language = mass shootings and suicides
    Laws to shut down nra and pharma ssri manufacturers. Now.

  • Everything Zombie, By Teresa Young Post author

    People better worry more about serious personality disorders then mental health issues, someone who has a personality disorder like Borderline personality disorder are more of a threat than someone who has Schizophrenia, bopolar disorder and any other mental health issue. Personality disorders are not the same as a mental health problem, you don't qualify for disability with a personality disorder.

  • Eleanor Block Post author

    Well lets rise we are legal im american and owns we all do. So Dak

  • Kevin Alexander NZ Post author

    Waaaaaaaait up, if mental illness is defined in stats by people who are diagnosed (and prescribed?) then everyone undiagnosed is not mentally ill? Methinks you have more mentally ill people self medicating with endorphin inducing hate speech online and their pea brains become such poisoned nuggets off they go eventually to enact their solution.
    I have s theory the introduction of YouTube trolls that argued and insulted each other in online comments years ago, igniting online keyboard bloodlust, were part of a long game. Probably Russian. Or possibly one of the big world families. Itโ€™s fascinating but itโ€™s obscene, grim, and not โ€œgreatโ€. I love America, the USA, Iโ€™ve been several times for months at a time across many states east to west. The people are unique in the world now, the southern blacks made me feel the most welcome (I know blacks is probably now the wrong term sorry) .. but I can never visit again while itโ€™s like this. And to continue a borderline racist sounding post, I canโ€™t enjoy my homelands in Europe anymore for holidays because the Chinese tourists poke your eyes out with sun umbrellas to prevent their white skin browning, and I sick up in my mouth when I see them with their selfie sticks falling down stairs at holy places ๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿผ

  • DragonFae16 Post author

    I always thought of open carry as a hold over from the "Wild West" days and a "macho" thing, so I am not at all surprised that it is the women who are saying WTF! Gun owners are in the minority and it seems strange that the majority of Americans are being held hostage by a minority group that in some cases are quite fanatical. Sensible gun ownership laws are a must to keep children safe.

  • Ferdorski Post author

    Maddcow-Moanin Joke and Mouseface-Fold up shop-you are losing your quest for socialism-you will lose the election by a landslide and the more negative crap you throw on us Patriots and our President, the STRONGER we get. Byebye ugly belly news fat!

  • Steven Hill Post author

    Guns are at the core of a world civilization that is incapable of coming to the conclusion that we are not as intelligent as we would like to think we are. We are so painfully immature. The fact we make guns and promote violence ( IE: Movies, Books, games, WAR.) is testimony to that. We glorify war , praise and venerate those who participate in it. WE NEED TO STOP AND TAKE A REAL HARD LOOK AT OURSELVES.

  • Savage1 Post author

    Clinging to an advantaged life is not important as a safe community.
    Christiansโ€™ money worship is strong with hate. Gop act evil.

  • Godspeed Post author

    Rules for BACK ROUND CHECK: The Authority to Investigate: all Facebook Data that are connected to ALL platforms. Contact Teachers for any negative reports . Have the AUTHORITY TO Investigate- Medical Records and a report from the PHYSICIAN if needed. GET A REPORT FROM THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OF OTHER STATES THE APPLICANT HAD LIVED IN FOR ANY NEGATIVE INFORMATION .

  • Godspeed Post author

    Rachel where is the Walmart Store Video from the cameras in the store been exposed ?

  • Rob Ramsey Post author

    I have a question for Americans, your citizens sue each other for the most trivial of things, why aren't gun and ammo manufacturers being sued for every gun related death/injury? Maybe there are laws protecting them because the guns are doing what they are designed to do? Therefore no liability as there would be for any other product which caused a death or injury?

    Maybe there needs to be laws put in place where the victims are allowed to sue manufacturers and at the rate people are shot in America the manufacturers will be out of business pretty quickly, problem solved.

    And if the manufacturers don't want to be sued they back tighter restrictions.

  • Ant Dog Post author

    MSM is to blame for the division in this country….I blame MSM for these shootings….

  • libsrtraitors Post author

    Uh no thanks I will keep my evil "assault rifles" and my pistols which I conceal carry daily.

  • lam dao Post author

    Mental Illness? May be America has MORE mental illness than anywhere else in the first world because it's HEALTHCARE SUCKS!!???

  • Dee Pattison Post author

    It is mental illness that opens Trump's mouth and responsible for his horrifying words.

  • Cheryl Clark Post author

    So long as the NRA and gun shows exist,so will military guns ๐Ÿ˜ก

  • Patricia Manzi Post author

    Hate is the motivator. Traitor Trump incites the unbalanced, as he is an unbalanced and hateful human being.

  • Dee Pattison Post author

    Doing something results in loss of NRA money and the greedy politicians have no intention of losing all that lovely money. Interestingly they have bastardized the Constitution in order to misquote and muddy the interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, which says that gun ownership is for the express purpose of forming a well-regulated militia. The current guns bear no resemblance to the guns of the day when the Constitution was written.

  • hankakah Post author

    I see soon that there will be legislation that the FBI will have the ability to check into anyone that is known to visit known terrorist online sites. If you visit it online…expect the FBI to begin tracking you.

  • Jason Vegan Post author

    The gun lobby and NRA are bribing our government, thatโ€™s the reason for inaction by congress

  • Nico Hernandez Post author

    I'll keep my God, Guns, and Money! You keep the change! Demorats!

  • James Zamow Post author

    Liberal flavored fascism fails daily. The video game trend, mass shooting trend and liberal social engineering trend share the same era. Ar15's are old technology. Never had a problem until the new era.

  • j39 91f3r Post author

    what do all these shooters have in common? they're all on some kind of mind altering medication… mental illness and long term use of prescription medications along with a media pushing propaganda and division .. thats the problem.

  • Buddy Mckimmey Post author

    Banned guns
    Open borders
    Obort child
    Dems slogan 2020
    We are for the people

  • Noir62 Post author

    Poor white trash is not an illness; neither is hate.

  • Johnny Davisson Post author

    yes, yes, yes, mentally ill video gaming freaks with a gun store at the end of the street

  • Johnny Davisson Post author

    more like a mentally ill lying traitor for a president funded by the 30 Million Republican NRA donations from right wing extremists, along with Putin's propaganda brigade

  • Johnny Davisson Post author

    just ask Moscow Mitch, if you can get a dead tortoise to talk

  • Trumpty Dumpty your fall is coming! Post author

    How is this possible?? Moscow Mitch: ะ˜ะดะธ ะบ ั‡ะตั€ั‚ัƒ!

  • mako zero Post author

    Video game guns are bad. Real guns are good. Right wing logic at it's best. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

  • Bob leroy Post author

    Rachel, please look into trump trying to hurt Mexicans by taking their jobs away.ย  He knows that most farmer hire Mexicans to work on the farms.ย  So he started the trade wars to hurt the farmers so they can't hire Mexicans.ย  So now trump is giving the white farmers over 16.5 billion, this month,ย so they are not hurt in his plan.ย  this is so trumpย  . That is also why he is not paying El Paso cops and fire fighters the $500,000 he owes them for the last hate rally he had there.ย  He wants to hurt them in the pocket book.

  • M. Garrette Post author

    So if pOTUS went out and shot someone on 5th Avenue, Mental Illness pulled the trigger?? 25th amendment??

  • Lex Gaming Post author

    Characterizing liberals as "cynically blowing this off" is both rude and false. That's a Democrat sentiment, we Liberals are proactively for giving these things a chance, why do you think we vote for Bernie. We actually think about things.

  • Double Dee Post author

    Just a question, most if no all Mass Shootings in America are done by white Americans. Is this report saying that white Americans have mental illness? Juat a question not an accusation.

  • ฮงฮปฯ‰ฮผฯŒ ฮฑฮฝฮฑฮฒฮฌฯ„ฮทฯ‚ Post author

    Let the Reprobate minds come together! Bow to your Idols on MSNBC! But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever! Jude

  • Alan G. Post author

    The Republicans…They're comin' after your video games!

    But, hey, just tell 'em that they'll "have to pry that joystick out of your cold, dead hands!"

  • Bjorn Brassรฉ Post author

    Allowing guns in daycare centres…??? Is that for real?? Sickening, the irresponsible way the US deals with guns. In Trump's own words: failed state(s)… So sad…

  • Radicalsoybean FarmerJoe! Post author

    This is a mental problem! Why do you think persons with a mental illness used to be locked up, right after crime rates plummeted? #banlife (Tm)

  • subtle username Post author

    Gun companies gotta make those sales, and republicans gotta take those donations from gun companies. All they care about is money.

  • Brigitte Scott Post author

    Trump says that mental illness pulls the trigger. Since so many who have pulled the trigger are white supremists, is Trump saying that white supremists are mentally ill?

  • Debra Smith Post author

    The very best management tactic in the world is to CATCH someone doing something RIGHT and express your support for it.

  • mkbxtr44 Post author

    Watch the Reps solution to this is to put warning labels on guns 'may cause injury'.. just like the price put in drug ads is going to somehow make drugs cheaper. Republican solutions – -what's the least we can get out of the most wasted.

  • Barbara Brinkmeyer Post author

    However, thank to Ms. Maddow. In general, there are some very powerful humans walking around this planet, and we do not support any form of racism, abuse, or fear-mongering.

  • Aristotelezz Post author

    Trump wants to exclude mentally ill people from weapon possession. Well many of them are very narcissistic. In Trump's own case, he shouldn't have control over the world's deadliest armory…

  • atheist28403 Post author

    Using her same logic, we can also demonstrate that it's not a "gun problem" because guns have been a staple of our culture since it's inception.
    Gun laws have continued getting more and more strict while spree shootings become more and more common.

  • Javier B Post author

    Rachel Maddow's show is for low IQ, brainwashed LOSERS who have zero ability to think for themselves.

  • Javier B Post author

    Hey, Rachel: I see that you're censoring your comment section, preventing people from posting certain links and phrases. You're not only extremely pathetic, but you're deeply insecure as well. #DemExit #WalkAway

  • Junior Harry Post author

    Hi Rachel Anne. ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿบ.
    Exceptional reporting, Rachel. ๐Ÿ‘โ˜บ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘.
    Rachel, you remembered and it helped you to figure it out. ๐Ÿ‘โ˜บ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘.
    Rachel, i'm impressed. ๐Ÿ‘โ˜บ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘.
    Keep on digging, Rachel. ๐Ÿ‘.
    ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰Patience democrats, patience. ๐Ÿ‘.
    Rachel, you remembered and must always remember what i said "watch what they do, do not watch what they say." ๐Ÿ‘โ˜บ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘.
    Me, "actions speak louder and truer than words." ๐Ÿ‘.
    Rachel, "bull pucky." ๐Ÿ˜‚.
    Me, "bullsh*t." ๐Ÿ˜‚.

  • Stephen Kaylor Post author

    With bullpucky, Maddow was saying – ' that people with denouncing Freudian labels usually do not commit shooting crimes, and are much more likely to be the victims. ' That statistic has failed to tally the number of shooters who are dosed with Anti-Depressants. / While this drug co-factor is available from police reports, it is not reported by NBC; so is this to blind the public about the disconnecting effects of psy drugs – marketed by psychiatrists for Big Pharma? / Psychiatrist Allen Francis has taken this stand with: " Psy Drugs cause mass shootings! " He said this, after the Sandy Hook massacre. ( My best sources are the Niagara Falls Reporter from 2011, and the works of Peter Breggin & Thomas Szasz. )

  • Thats not funny Post author

    Wow,!

  • Bonnie L Post author

    Thank you Rachel, I called Hurd in texas and begged him not to vote for that. He voted with his effing party that are now calling him a rino.

  • Pearl Dunn Post author

    Moscow Mitch who gets $193, 400 a year of tax payer money has put the GOP Party above Country blocking any sensible gun legislation the entire two terms of a Black President that might have stopped the loss of life of even our children. Do something is correct and some in the Right should join the Left to use this opportunity to do so!

  • Hildebeast Clinton Post author

    The Dayton Ohio shooter, Connor Betts was a Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren supporter. As we now know from his Antifa manifesto and Twitter account.

  • STeVe PNW Post author

    ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

    I know I'm dreaming when I say this but wouldn't it be cool if ((( Once A Year ))) all ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ Cops ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ and ๐Ÿคต Politicians ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ had to answer ((( 1000 questions ))) that were submitted ((( By the Public ))) while hooked up to a ((( Lie Detector ))) on ((( Live Television ))). I think the shooters are making a statement about corruption and feeling disenfranchised. …….. Solve the government corruption = massily reduce the shootings. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

  • parnellstephenson41 Post author

    Ban all assault weapons period.

  • RedRiver2011 Post author

    president malice is capable of much worse.ย  he will hold gun control as a bargaining chip to stop investigations or race bait all over again

  • george plimpton Post author

    Sincerity is an unknown republicon trait. It is easy to call for gun control when you know that the courts and your fellow republicons are going to block any such attempt. I will give him credit if he actually follows thru, but experience tells me that they are just waiting for things to cool down and be forgotten before killing any such legislation.

  • richard bedford Post author

    Tally up the cumulative cost of damage caused by guns then attach a surcharge on the manufacturer to cover that cost. Do a ballistic match on each gun linked to the weapon's owner and it's serial number. Keep the data in a bank for reference. Then confiscate all illegal or unregistered guns. Make it illegal to take an unregistered gun to a range. Just like cars, simple.

  • Diana Mccall Post author

    If a person shoot 22 people he's not mentally ill then another person shoot 9 that's not mentally ill he saying that because he taking up for white racist people mr. Trump if a black person do the same thing you going to say they're not mentally ill let's send them to jail really hello

  • Diana Mccall Post author

    And they put it on the internet internet talking about shooting and everything they're not mentally ill

  • Diana Mccall Post author

    I don't care what race they are and they killed that many people they should do death penalty they know what they're doing

  • mw izzie Post author

    People who listen to Satan do things like this.

  • Marilyn Pizziferri Post author

    Trump knows how cruel, how amoral he is. He simply does not care. His remaining supporters do not, can not, bare to believe this. Their whole ideology would collapse, and what would they do then?

  • Maria J Post author

    Some context, This administration back in Feb 2017 with Paul Ryan, Moscow Mitch and this president approved HJ Res 40โ€”Nullifying a rule pertaining to the NICS database. By doing that the FBI doesnโ€™t get flagged that a mentally ill individual wants to purchase a fire arm. Background checks right now are worthless in regards to mentally ill folks issues because they are not flagged. Ok?

  • Starr RavenHawk Post author

    Thank you, I have been saying that they need to stop saying its due to Mental Illness. I am a reverend and mental health counselor and some of my patients are highly offended. Call it for what it is HATE & RACISM.

  • Vuur Water Post author

    AGAIN ITS THE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS AND OTHERWISE OF COURSE TRUMP!!!!!!!!!! THE ONLY THING YOU DO IS POINTING FINGERS> AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN ON EVERY FREAKING MEDIA CHANNEL IN THE US. IT IS THE SAME RETORIC OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!!! EMOTION/HATE/JUDGEMENT!!!EMOTION/HATE/JUDGEMENT!!!EMOTION/HATE/JUDGEMENT!!!EMOTION/HATE/JUDGEMENT!!!EMOTION/HATE/JUDGEMENT!!!EMOTION/HATE/JUDGEMENT!!!EMOTION/HATE/JUDGEMENT!!!EMOTION/HATE/JUDGEMENT!!!EMOTION/HATE/JUDGEMENT!!!EMOTION/HATE/JUDGEMENT!!!EMOTION/HATE/JUDGEMENT!!!
    GET SOME F*CKING

    SELF-REFLECTION

  • xpaige Post author

    Bull-puckey. Youโ€™re funny #RachelMaddow

  • Pigdoc1 Post author

    As a hunter and avid shooter, I gave up on the NRA around 1988. They shifted from a safety and education based platform, to a militaristic mission-bound one whose only concern was selling more guns, and preferable those of advertisers, with no concern for public safety. I strongly favor numerous avenues in an approach toward greater public safety, and renounce the NRA hardheartedly.

  • Shin Post author

    Watch Michael Kosta's bit about guns in Switzerland.

  • keith 429 Post author

    Every issue in the US is Identity Politics , people are elected to make sensible laws for the common good. Over 80% of the population want background checks how can anyone think that is a bad idea.

  • Debbie Carney Post author

    If that's the case it is metal illness , that say's something about all the shooters that are 45 followers doesn't it

  • Laurie Bolles Post author

    When any of our communities are attacked we're all attacked. I live in Connecticut and yesterday I had to shop at the Walmart down the road from me. I can't assume what happened to my fellow Americans in El Paso and Dayton can't happen to me. Just the mere fact that no one can't leave their homes without wondering "Is this the day I don't come back?" This has to stop and it's not impossible.

    My deepest thoughts and wishes go to my sisters and brothers in El Paso and Dayton.

  • The BOOKKEEPER Post author

    SOUTH CAROLINA ย – ย LENINGRADLINDSAY/MOSCOWMITCH ย โ€“ ย THE RUSSIANS
    GAVE THE NRA 50,000,000 DOLLARS; ย ย 

    THE NRA GAVE THAT $50,000,000 TO REPUG POLITICIANS?????????ย ย ย ย  HARRIS FOR U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL

  • Kelly ward Post author

    MADCOW disease is not pretty

  • Johan Nilsson Post author

    Blaming gun violence on mental illness is to further stigmatize an already stigmatized group of people. That blaming is of course just deflections, but it's harmful none the less. It's good that Rachel brought it up.

  • Casey28xxx Post author

    It's assumed that mental illness is to blame because most folks can't understand how a rational human being could do such an evil act. The answer is simple, humans are not rational, nor do they all think, act and feel exactly the same as we think we should. This happens BECAUSE we are all so very different in how we perceive the world around us and what INFLUENCES from our world we allow to shape our thoughts.

  • Denyze Post author

    Trump, stop abusing people who have mental health diagnoses.
    We know the research shows that people with mental health diagnoses are less likely to commit acts of violence.
    Trump however does not believe in science.

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