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>>>AND WE WANT EVERYONE TO>>>AND WE WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW, THIS IS NOT A DEMOCRAT OR KNOW, THIS IS NOT A DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN THING. REPUBLICAN THING. THIS IS AN AMERICAN THING. THIS IS AN AMERICAN THING. THIS IS ABOUT SECURITY. THIS IS ABOUT SECURITY. THE NUMBER ONE RESPONSIBILITY WE THE NUMBER ONE RESPONSIBILITY WE HAVE AS LEGISLATORS AND AS HAVE AS LEGISLATORS AND AS ELECTED OFFICIALS, WHETHER ELECTED OFFICIALS, WHETHER YOU’RE A COUNCILMAN OR YOU’RE A COUNCILMAN OR CONGRESSMAN IS KEEP YOUR PEOPLE CONGRESSMAN IS KEEP YOUR PEOPLE SAFE. SAFE. THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT WE NEED TO THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS TO KEEP OUR PEOPLE SAFE. ADDRESS TO KEEP OUR PEOPLE SAFE. IT’S TIME FOR A CHANGE. IT’S TIME FOR A CHANGE. AND WE NEED THAT CHANGE TO AND WE NEED THAT CHANGE TO HAPPEN IN THE UNITED STATES, AND HAPPEN IN THE UNITED STATES, AND IT STARTS WITH GETTING MITCH IT STARTS WITH GETTING MITCH McCONNELL TO PASS THIS AND McCONNELL TO PASS THIS AND REBUILDING TRUST. REBUILDING TRUST.>>THAT WAS CONGRESSMAN AND>>THAT WAS CONGRESSMAN AND PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TIM RYAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TIM RYAN OUT TODAY LEADING A CARAVAN FROM OUT TODAY LEADING A CARAVAN FROM OHIO TO KENTUCKY WITH A MESSAGE OHIO TO KENTUCKY WITH A MESSAGE FOR SENATE MAJORITY MITCH FOR SENATE MAJORITY MITCH McCONNELL. McCONNELL. DO SOMETHING. DO SOMETHING. McCONNELL HAS IGNORED CALLS FROM McCONNELL HAS IGNORED CALLS FROM DEMOCRATS TO BRING THE SENATE DEMOCRATS TO BRING THE SENATE BACK FROM ITS AUGUST RESOURCE TO BACK FROM ITS AUGUST RESOURCE TO VOTE ON TWO BILLS THAT WOULD VOTE ON TWO BILLS THAT WOULD STRENGTHEN THE FEDERAL STRENGTHEN THE FEDERAL BACKGROUND CHECK FOR GUN BACKGROUND CHECK FOR GUN PURCHASES. PURCHASES. WITHOUT ANY PRESSURE FROM TRUMP, WITHOUT ANY PRESSURE FROM TRUMP, ACTION FROM McCONNELL IS ACTION FROM McCONNELL IS UNLIKELY. UNLIKELY. ACCORDING TO “THE WASHINGTON ACCORDING TO “THE WASHINGTON POST,” THE PRESIDENT HAS SOMEONE POST,” THE PRESIDENT HAS SOMEONE ELSE IN HIS EAR WHO DOESN’T WANT ELSE IN HIS EAR WHO DOESN’T WANT THE BILLS TO PASS. THE BILLS TO PASS. QUOTE, NRA CHIEF EXECUTIVE WAYNE QUOTE, NRA CHIEF EXECUTIVE WAYNE LaPIERRE SPOKE WITH TRUMP ON LaPIERRE SPOKE WITH TRUMP ON TUESDAY AFTER THE PRESIDENT TUESDAY AFTER THE PRESIDENT SPOKE ABOUT SUPPORT OF THE SPOKE ABOUT SUPPORT OF THE BACKGROUND CHECK BILL AND HE BACKGROUND CHECK BILL AND HE TOLD TRUMP IT WOULD NOT BE TOLD TRUMP IT WOULD NOT BE POPULAR. POPULAR. OUR ROUNDTABLE IS BACK. OUR ROUNDTABLE IS BACK. WHAT DO YOU THINK? WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>THE SENATE IS THE FIREWALL>>THE SENATE IS THE FIREWALL FOR THE NRA. FOR THE NRA. BECAUSE OF THE STRUCTURE OF THE BECAUSE OF THE STRUCTURE OF THE SENATE THE VOTES OF GUN SENATE THE VOTES OF GUN ENTHUSERS HAVE TO CUT MORE ENTHUSERS HAVE TO CUT MORE WEIGHT THAN THE SENATE THAN WEIGHT THAN THE SENATE THAN PEOPLE CLAMORING FROM GUN PEOPLE CLAMORING FROM GUN CONTROL. CONTROL. ON THE OTHER HAND, IT’S NICE ON THE OTHER HAND, IT’S NICE WAYNE LAaPIERRE CAN TAKE TIME WAYNE LAaPIERRE CAN TAKE TIME FROM SHOPPING FOR SUITS AND FROM SHOPPING FOR SUITS AND MANSIONS TO CAL THE PRESIDENTL T MANSIONS TO CAL THE PRESIDENTL T ON THIS ISSUE. ON THIS ISSUE. BUT I THINK REPUBLICANS HAVE BUT I THINK REPUBLICANS HAVE MILKED ALL OF THE SEATS THEY CAN MILKED ALL OF THE SEATS THEY CAN GET OUT OF THAT ISSUE. GET OUT OF THAT ISSUE. IN ’94 WHEN THE ASSAULT WEAPONS IN ’94 WHEN THE ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN PASSED, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY BAN PASSED, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WAS A LOT MORE RURAL AND WAS A LOT MORE RURAL AND SOUTHERN AND CENTRIST. SOUTHERN AND CENTRIST. IT’S NOW MORE RURAL AND DIVERSE. IT’S NOW MORE RURAL AND DIVERSE. I’M NOT SURE IT’S A WINNER FOR I’M NOT SURE IT’S A WINNER FOR DEMOCRATS IN THE HOUSE ELECTION DEMOCRATS IN THE HOUSE ELECTION IN EVERY DISTRICT BUT IT’S NO IN EVERY DISTRICT BUT IT’S NO LONGER A THING THAT CAN’T BE LONGER A THING THAT CAN’T BE TOUCHED IF YOU’RE A DEMOCRAT. TOUCHED IF YOU’RE A DEMOCRAT.>>CHARLIE SYKES, COULD YOU>>CHARLIE SYKES, COULD YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN, I HAVE HAD PLEASE EXPLAIN, I HAVE HAD CONVERSATIONS THIS WEEK, WHY ARE CONVERSATIONS THIS WEEK, WHY ARE REPUBLICANS AWOL ON GUNS? REPUBLICANS AWOL ON GUNS? WHY IS IT NOT EVEN DEBATED? WHY IS IT NOT EVEN DEBATED? I ASKED TWO REPORTERS, AM I I ASKED TWO REPORTERS, AM I MISSING SOMETHING ON THIS? MISSING SOMETHING ON THIS? IS THERE A BIG FRICTION IS THERE A BIG FRICTION HAPPENING BEHIND THE SCENES AND HAPPENING BEHIND THE SCENES AND HE SAID ABSOLUTELY NOT. HE SAID ABSOLUTELY NOT. EXPLAIN THE REPUBLICAN POSITION EXPLAIN THE REPUBLICAN POSITION ON GUNS. ON GUNS.>>YES, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT’S>>YES, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT’S NOT JUST THE MONEY FROM THE NRA, NOT JUST THE MONEY FROM THE NRA, AND THE PUBLIC OPINION POLLS I AND THE PUBLIC OPINION POLLS I DON’T THINK FULLY CAPTURED DON’T THINK FULLY CAPTURED INTENSITY OF THE POWER OF THE INTENSITY OF THE POWER OF THE GUN LOBBY. GUN LOBBY. AND I THINK WHAT REPUBLICANS AND I THINK WHAT REPUBLICANS TELL THEMSELVES IS LOOK, THIS IS TELL THEMSELVES IS LOOK, THIS IS PART OF OUR CORE CONSTITUENCY. PART OF OUR CORE CONSTITUENCY. IN 2020 WE CAN’T AFFORD TO HAVE IN 2020 WE CAN’T AFFORD TO HAVE ANY PART OF OUR BASE NOT AROUSED ANY PART OF OUR BASE NOT AROUSED AND ANY PART OF OUR BASE BE AND ANY PART OF OUR BASE BE DEMORALIZED SO WE CANNOT BE DEMORALIZED SO WE CANNOT BE PERCEIVED TO BE WEAK ON THIS. PERCEIVED TO BE WEAK ON THIS. THE NRA IS SBEET BYBESET BY SCAN THE NRA IS SBEET BYBESET BY SCAN WEAKENED. WEAKENED. DONALD TRUMP PROBABLY COULD DONALD TRUMP PROBABLY COULD BRING REPUBLICANS ALONG IF HE BRING REPUBLICANS ALONG IF HE SWITCHED. SWITCHED. BUT BOTTOM LINE, DONALD TRUMP BUT BOTTOM LINE, DONALD TRUMP FEELS, AND A LOT OF REPUBLICANS FEELS, AND A LOT OF REPUBLICANS FEEL, THAT HE WON IN FEEL, THAT HE WON IN PENNSYLVANIA, IN OHIO AND PENNSYLVANIA, IN OHIO AND MICHIGAN AND WISCONSIN ON THE MICHIGAN AND WISCONSIN ON THE BACK OF THIS GUN ISSUE. BACK OF THIS GUN ISSUE. NOT BECAUSE IT’S OVERWHELMINGLY NOT BECAUSE IT’S OVERWHELMINGLY POPULAR BUT BECAUSE OF THE POPULAR BUT BECAUSE OF THE INTENSITY OF THE FEELING ON THE INTENSITY OF THE FEELING ON THE PART OF THE BASE. PART OF THE BASE. I DON’T THINK THERE’S GOING TO I DON’T THINK THERE’S GOING TO BE ANY MOVEMENT ON THAT BE ANY MOVEMENT ON THAT WHATSOEVER. WHATSOEVER.>>SO TO ME THAT ANALYSIS I>>SO TO ME THAT ANALYSIS I THINK EXPLAINS WHY REPUBLICANS THINK EXPLAINS WHY REPUBLICANS ARE INTRACTABLE ON THE ISSUE OF ARE INTRACTABLE ON THE ISSUE OF GUNS. GUNS. BUT I THINK THE POLITICAL BUT I THINK THE POLITICAL OVERLAY IS IT SPEAKS TO TRUMP’S OVERLAY IS IT SPEAKS TO TRUMP’S WEAKNESS. WEAKNESS. TRUMP IS SO AFRAID OF HIS BASE. TRUMP IS SO AFRAID OF HIS BASE. HE CAN’T LOSE A SINGLE WHITE HE CAN’T LOSE A SINGLE WHITE SUPREMACIST IN THIS COUNTRY SO SUPREMACIST IN THIS COUNTRY SO HE CAN’T CONDEMN THE MANIFESTO HE CAN’T CONDEMN THE MANIFESTO FROM THE KILLER. FROM THE KILLER. HE CAN’T LOSE A SINGLE GUN OWNER HE CAN’T LOSE A SINGLE GUN OWNER IN THIS COUNTRY SO HE CAN’T IN THIS COUNTRY SO HE CAN’T STOMP A STILETTO INTO WAYNE STOMP A STILETTO INTO WAYNE LaPIERRE’S WEAK SPINE. LaPIERRE’S WEAK SPINE. HE’S A HOSTAGE OF THE MOST HE’S A HOSTAGE OF THE MOST EXTREME PART OF THE REPUBLICAN EXTREME PART OF THE REPUBLICAN BASE. BASE.>>WHITE SUPREMACIST TOO, THAT>>WHITE SUPREMACIST TOO, THAT COULD BE THEIR SLOGAN. COULD BE THEIR SLOGAN. I THINK THERE WILL COME A TIME I THINK THERE WILL COME A TIME AND THERE WILL BE A TIPPING AND THERE WILL BE A TIPPING POINT ON THIS. POINT ON THIS. WE DO KNOW WHAT HAS TO BE GUNS WE DO KNOW WHAT HAS TO BE GUNS WITH UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND WITH UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. CHECKS.>>OF COURSE WE DO.>>OF COURSE WE DO. EVERYBODY DOES. EVERYBODY DOES.>>IT WILL SWITCH JUST THE WAY>>IT WILL SWITCH JUST THE WAY DAY MARRIAGE SWITCHED AND DAY MARRIAGE SWITCHED AND SUDDENLY IS THERE WILL BE A SUDDENLY IS THERE WILL BE A CONSENSUS AROUND IT. CONSENSUS AROUND IT. NOT UNTIL THEN, OF COURSE, NOT UNTIL THEN, OF COURSE, AND — TERRIFIC TIME TO COVER AND — TERRIFIC TIME TO COVER IT. IT.>>EXPLAIN FOR EVERYONE IN THE>>EXPLAIN FOR EVERYONE IN THE CAR. CAR. WHAT’S THE COVER? WHAT’S THE COVER?>>ALL OF THE WORDS ASSOCIATED>>ALL OF THE WORDS ASSOCIATED WITH GUN VIOLENCE AND IN THAT WITH GUN VIOLENCE AND IN THAT LITTLE — I WAS THERE TODAY LITTLE — I WAS THERE TODAY ACTUALLY — IN THAT LITTLE RED ACTUALLY — IN THAT LITTLE RED BOX IT’S WHAT WE HAVE TO TAKE, BOX IT’S WHAT WE HAVE TO TAKE, ACTION AGAINST GUNS. ACTION AGAINST GUNS. BUT THE PROBLEM IS, AS YOU SAY, BUT THE PROBLEM IS, AS YOU SAY, HIS BASE IS SMALL, IT’S HIS BASE IS SMALL, IT’S VANISHING, IT’S EPHEMERAL. VANISHING, IT’S EPHEMERAL. AND IF HE DOESN’T DO THE LOUD AND IF HE DOESN’T DO THE LOUD DOG WHISTLE IN FAVOR OF GUN DOG WHISTLE IN FAVOR OF GUN REFORM, HE’S AFRAID OF LOSING REFORM, HE’S AFRAID OF LOSING VOTES. VOTES. I DON’T THINK IT’S ABOUT GUN USE I DON’T THINK IT’S ABOUT GUN USE IN PARTICULAR BUT SENDING THE IN PARTICULAR BUT SENDING THE MESSAGE TO WHITE VOTERS, HEY, MESSAGE TO WHITE VOTERS, HEY, YOU’RE ON OUR SIDE. YOU’RE ON OUR SIDE.>>IF I WERE A DEMOCRAT RUNNING>>IF I WERE A DEMOCRAT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT AND I KNEW THE WAY FOR PRESIDENT AND I KNEW THE WAY TO BOTHER TRUMP, THE WAY TO GET TO BOTHER TRUMP, THE WAY TO GET HIM TO SEND ANGRY TWEETS FROM HIM TO SEND ANGRY TWEETS FROM ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE FLYING FROM ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE FLYING FROM ONE GRIEVING COMMUNITY TO ONE GRIEVING COMMUNITY TO ANOTHER IS CALL HIM WEAK, CALL ANOTHER IS CALL HIM WEAK, CALL HIM AFRAID AND THREATEN HIM HIM AFRAID AND THREATEN HIM POLITICALLY. POLITICALLY. THAT’S REALLY ALL HE CARES THAT’S REALLY ALL HE CARES ABOUT. ABOUT. WE HAVE PROOF POINT AFTER PROOF WE HAVE PROOF POINT AFTER PROOF POINT THAT HE’S POLITICALLY POINT THAT HE’S POLITICALLY TERRIFIED. TERRIFIED.>>HE IS POLITICALLY TERRIFIED.>>HE IS POLITICALLY TERRIFIED. YOU’RE RIGHT. YOU’RE RIGHT. HE’S STUCK IN THIS CORNER HE’S STUCK IN THIS CORNER BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE PEOPLE BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE PEOPLE AROUND HIM PURPOSING NRA, NRA AROUND HIM PURPOSING NRA, NRA PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. AND IT’S FUNNY BECAUSE HE TOOK AND IT’S FUNNY BECAUSE HE TOOK THE NRA PRESIDENT’S CALL BUT HE THE NRA PRESIDENT’S CALL BUT HE DID NOT TAKE CONGRESSWOMAN DID NOT TAKE CONGRESSWOMAN ESCOBAR’S CALL. ESCOBAR’S CALL. IT’S FUNNY, WE KNOW EXACTLY IT’S FUNNY, WE KNOW EXACTLY WHERE HE STANDS. WHERE HE STANDS. THIS IS THE SAME ORGANIZATION THIS IS THE SAME ORGANIZATION THAT GAVE HIM $30 MILLION IN HIS THAT GAVE HIM $30 MILLION IN HIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. BUT TO TAKE POLITICS OUT OF IT A BUT TO TAKE POLITICS OUT OF IT A SECOND, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DIE. SECOND, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DIE. THEY NEED TO DO SOMETHING. THEY NEED TO DO SOMETHING. MITCH McCONNELL NEEDS TO MOVE. MITCH McCONNELL NEEDS TO MOVE. HOW MANY MORE KIDS HAVE TO DIE? HOW MANY MORE KIDS HAVE TO DIE? HOW MANY CHURCHGOERS HAVE TO HOW MANY CHURCHGOERS HAVE TO DIE? DIE? HOW MANY PEOPLE THAT GO TO THE HOW MANY PEOPLE THAT GO TO THE CLUB HAVE TO DIE? CLUB HAVE TO DIE? HOW MUCH MORE BLOOD DO WE NEED HOW MUCH MORE BLOOD DO WE NEED TO SEE BEFORE THEY ACT? TO SEE BEFORE THEY ACT? IT’S NOT GOING TO END IT’S NOT GOING TO END UNFORTUNATELY WITH WHAT WE SAW UNFORTUNATELY WITH WHAT WE SAW THIS PAST WEEKEND. THIS PAST WEEKEND. IT IS GOING TO CONTINUE AND THE IT IS GOING TO CONTINUE AND THE BLOOD GOING TO BE ON THEIR HANDS BLOOD GOING TO BE ON THEIR HANDS IF THEY DO NOT ACT. IF THEY DO NOT ACT. WE CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH A WE CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH A BACKGROUND CHECK. BACKGROUND CHECK. THAT’S EASY. THAT’S EASY. THERE’S A BILL THAT CAME OUT OF THERE’S A BILL THAT CAME OUT OF THE HOUSE THAT MITCH McCONNELL THE HOUSE THAT MITCH McCONNELL JUST HAS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH JUST HAS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH IT. IT. JUST ONE STEP. JUST ONE STEP. AND THAT’S THE SAD PART. AND THAT’S THE SAD PART. JUST TAKE ALL OF THE POLITICS JUST TAKE ALL OF THE POLITICS OUT OF IT, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO OUT OF IT, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DIE. CONTINUE TO DIE.>>CHARLIE SYKES, WE WILL GIVE>>CHARLIE SYKES, WE WILL GIVE YOU LAST WORDS. YOU LAST WORDS. I HEAR YOU LOOMING. I HEAR YOU LOOMING.>>I DO THINK ON THIS TOPIC AND>>I DO THINK ON THIS TOPIC AND OUR PREVIOUS TOPIC, A LOT OF OUR PREVIOUS TOPIC, A LOT OF REPUBLICANS ARE REALIZING THE REPUBLICANS ARE REALIZING THE PRICE TAG FOR THE BARGAIN IS PRICE TAG FOR THE BARGAIN IS COMING THROUGH. COMING THROUGH. THEY WERE SAYING BY PLAYING DOG THEY WERE SAYING BY PLAYING DOG WHISTLES AND GOING AFTER THE WHISTLES AND GOING AFTER THE SQUAD, WE ARE SENDING THE SQUAD, WE ARE SENDING THE MISSAGE TO OUR BASE AND THIS MISSAGE TO OUR BASE AND THIS WILL WORK FOR US. WILL WORK FOR US. NOW THEY REALIZE OH, MY NOW THEY REALIZE OH, MY GOODNESS, BY DOING THIS WE’RE GOODNESS, BY DOING THIS WE’RE ALIENATING THIS BROAD SWATH OF ALIENATING THIS BROAD SWATH OF VOTERS. VOTERS. WE’RE GOING TO BE ABSOLUTELY WE’RE GOING TO BE ABSOLUTELY WIPED OUT IN THE SUBURBS OF THE WIPED OUT IN THE SUBURBS OF THE STATES THAT WE THINK WE NEED TO STATES THAT WE THINK WE NEED TO WIN. WIN. BUT I THINK THEY’RE TRAPPED. BUT I THINK THEY’RE TRAPPED. I DO THINK THEY’RE TRAPPED. I DO THINK THEY’RE TRAPPED. THEY’RE AFRAID TO THE MOVE AWAY THEY’RE AFRAID TO THE MOVE AWAY FROM THE BASE. FROM THE BASE. AS A RESULT OF THIS THEY’RE AS A RESULT OF THIS THEY’RE FINDING OUT EXACTLY WHAT THE FINDING OUT EXACTLY WHAT THE CONSEQUENCES ARE FOR THIS DEAL CONSEQUENCES ARE FOR THIS DEAL THEY MADE. THEY MADE. LET’S GO ALONG, LET’S KEEP OUR

100 thoughts on “Pressure On Sen. McConnell Builds Over Action On Gun Control Legislation | Deadline | MSNBC

  • Lu G. Post author

    Republicans and NRA families should be shot. This way, people can blame guns, video games, and mental illness.

  • BOB INCH Post author

    Stop abortion and I will be the first to trust the Government with my life. Until then……. If you don't fear God. Be removed

  • Thug Lyfe Post author

    To keep people safe is an individual effort.

  • Dennis Carrier Post author

    People are clamoring for gun control and I support this. They should pass the Toomey-Manchin bill immediately. But forgive me if I'm a skeptic about their working. I say the gun carnage will continue no matter what they pass. Because people thumb their noses at the present laws. Even dealers. And the police and the ATF are incompetent to enforce them. Over 100,000 people fail background checks each year. The ATF only investigates 10% of them and prosecute very few of those. The background check system is completely broken. People with criminal records of violence and criminal records have passed them. Including the Virginia Tech shooter. The laws are only as good as the people enforcing them. And they stink at their jobs.

  • MysticFiddler1 Post author

    It's so amazing. Trump so wants applause and to be a hero. All he has to do is to be the man to push through gun legislation and he would be an actual hero. Doing the right thing–ever–would make him a hero . He tries to be a hero by fighting against the "establishment." Sounds like he never got to be a hippie.

  • David Webb Post author

    Lmao, yeah take all the guns. And guess who will have them. The bad guys, more mass shooting. Cause you can't defend yourself. No bad guys going to give up his gun stupid.

  • jeremy daniels Post author

    The world is ending in 12 years, Police are Nazi serial killers, and violent white nationalism is taking over the country. Cant think of a better time to turn over all available means to defend yourselves and your families, in the insuring lawless Nazi water world! It's almost like the humans hold contradictory emotion based positions and exist in a constant state of "I'm right" ….I hope the Anthropocene Epoch brings a better animal to rule this rock, (I'm hoping a further evolved bottle-nose dolphin.)

  • clean blacc sneakas Post author

    Marshmallow Mitch soft on the job 👎

  • Him Bike Post author

    Mexico banned guns.
    No murder in Mexico

  • Superman Post author

    America has approximately 40,000 gun deaths a year
    Gun suicide – 29,250
    Gun accidents – 274
    Police/Civilian defense shootings – 1612
    Intentional gun homicides – 8863
    80% of gun homicides are gang related 7090

    That leaves 1773 non gang related murders in a country with a population of 327 million people. You have a 0.00001% chance of death by a firearm, but if you're not part of a gang, don't commit a crime, or don't plan on committing suicide, your chances of death by a firearm in this country is virtually 0.00% Mass shootings are mainly concentrated in inner city ganglands with drive by shootings and turf war ambushes. Gangs use black market firearms, and not legally purchased ones. The odds of an average person being involved in a mass shooting are also around 0.00%
    Guns are not the problem.

  • Maybe Darling Post author

    If all the democratic candidates went on the caravan to Kentucky and made speeches near Moscow Mitch home and told the truth. Wow that would be powerful and get the attention of the world.

  • Ed Davie Post author

    The base meaning white trailer trash?

  • Alex Bestoso Post author

    Don't hurt the Second Amendment, you monsters!

  • Wingate Swing Post author

    Moscow Mitch

  • Ling li Post author

    Only Pelosi can outlaw 1st amendment

  • belen bravo Post author

    magnum mitch and trigger trump-you live with the gun, you go down with it too

  • KMAG 2020 keep making America great Post author

    Ryan is a fake now he's working with Russia

  • Chadwick Bowen Post author

    We understand that people are going to die about tha gun thang. But african black slavery lynching and all other racist evil thing happened because of Republicans and racist white people for almost a century now. So i know for sure that they love tha blood on their hands its what they live for.

  • Doris Hruska Post author

    I know gun owners, who don't own automatic weapons. There needs to be a separation to make them comfortable and acceptable.

  • Vyvyn Lazonga Post author

    I wonder how much money the nra pays trump ??

  • Vyvyn Lazonga Post author

    I wonder how much money the nra pays trump ??

  • Michael J Post author

    It’s all about safety.. Yes time to change …..

  • Ben Reed Post author

    What is never spoken about is the fact that all of the shooters have been on or coming off of heavy pharmaceutical drugs for depression or ADHD or some kind of antipsychotic. Or that they all come from homes of single moms. We need to start looking at the cause of the shootings not the guns the guns are the tools the guns are not the killers!

  • Allen Yeong Post author

    It is not those states mentioned that the moron won because of guns, the moron refuse to take action because NRA donated 30 million for his campaign and this donation might be from Oligarth from Russia

  • TheYogimind Post author

    We might want to look at banning smart phones, personal computers (pads) and start confiscating them. I believe they are contributing to the rise in whacks. Oh, and kids must get off the internet and use it for information only.

  • drtbk09 Post author

    Its weird how this all happens in Democrat areas by Democrats

  • On Hoang Post author

    Why we don't take out the combat rifles like AR 15, 16, AK 47 from public?

  • mark schuette Post author

    i think that IF Rump could take this opportunity to get some gun control legislation passed- he may be able to win the 2020 election. although i hope he doesn't win- i may leave the country if he does.

  • Ice- Post author

    I used to be all for letting people own firearms as long as rules where in place to keep everyone safe but now Im just done with it. We should adopt gun regulation from places like japan, which require a lot of different test to pass. If people want to hunt then do it with a bow or a spear like a real man. Police officers should also only be allowed to carry in certain situations and have to turn in their piece at the end of their shift but otherwise mostly carry things like tasers,pepper spray or even guns that fire rubber bullets.

  • Ihave Aheadache Post author

    I own guns, I support Trump so that makes me a white nationalist. Ok didn't i realize I can switch races from Puerto Rican to Caucasian. My life would've been so much easier if I was white.

  • On Hoang Post author

    The arms industry is manipulating our government. People have only hand guns or shotguns I hope.
    Don't be too greedy.

  • Datriax Sondor Post author

    5:46 You ask these questions as though Mitch gives a f**k. Protip. He doesn't.

  • Dominick Palella Post author

    Who is writing the headline for this video? What makes the writer think McConnell is under pressure? Isn't he on vacation now? Is the pressure to keep doing nothing from his NRA donors? Enquiring minds want to know.

  • Syclone0044 Post author

    1:20 WTF Elon Musk is a political commentator too?! Jesus is there anything the man can't do?

  • Terry Buggage Post author

    Yes republicans are trapped & stuck , victims of their negative karma the generated .

  • Stuart Heath Post author

    america is not great as trump would like everyone to believe he has brought your country down to the level of "0" in my eyes. places and countries like russia,china and north korea have no respect for the usa and are laughing and having a party every time he speaks cause they know hes a fool

  • Jacko Jew Jr R Post author

    Any unconstitutional law that is passed should have its writer get life or the death penalty.

  • Marry W Post author

    NRA RUNNING GOVERNMENT NOW,""WHAT PROBLEM WITH GUN CONTROL NRA HAVING TROUBLE WITH???
    TRUMP HAD TOO MANY OVERSEEING HIS"S MONEY POCKETS HIS OWN–PUTIN+ KOREA +WHITEDSSSDS WHO VOTED FOR HIM AND NRA TOO TRUMP IS SOLD OUT

  • Ganiscol Post author

    Democrats need to trigger him every day. Tease the #OrangeMoron every day so he says these things. Hammer his racism home, label him the white supremacist he is until election day. This cant be the only campaign topic, but whenever you mention trump, make sure you also mention why he is a racist! And he will confirm it by tweet.

  • Mike Luke Post author

    I might not like him and he's probably not my ticket on the democratic party … BUT THIS GUY sir you are making sense!! Tim Ryan keep speaking truth I respect you. I don't care what party you are for .. He's right MITCH MCConnell needs to do something. This is embarrassing for everyone regardless of party!!

  • Simply Cerberus Post author

    we just need more guns

  • pittarak1 Post author

    As a non-American, it is very hard to understand why your democracy gives so much power to just a few individuals? When Trump has gone, maybe you need to re-examine just how much power a President and Speaker should have if you want a true democracy?

  • Robin Sumsion Post author

    I want that shirt!

  • Jason Jekyll Post author

    In fact, the 1982 Congressional report on “The Right to Keep and Bear Arms” (attached) specifically details the thoughts on this matter by our Founding Fathers, including George Washington:
    “Following the revolution but previous to the adoption of the Constitution, debates over militia proposals occupied a large part of the political scene. A variety of plans were put forth by figures ranging from George Washington to Baron von Steuben. All of the proposals called for a general duty of all citizens to be armed.” (Sources: The most extensive studies of these militia proposals are John McAuley Palmer, Washington, Lincoln, Wilson: Three War Statesmen (New York, 1930); Frederick Stern, Citizen Army (New York,1957); John Mahon, The American Militia: Decade of Decision 1789-1800 (Univ of Florida, 1960).)

    Moreover:

    “The suspicion of select militia units expressed in these passages is a clear indication that the framers of the Constitution did not seek to guarantee a State right to maintain formed groups similar to the National Guard, but rather to protect the right of individual citizens to keep and bear arms.”

    “Other figures of the period were of like mind. In the Virginia convention, George Mason, drafter of the Virginia Bill of Rights, accused the British of having plotted “to disarm the people—that was the best and most effective way to enslave them”, while Patrick Henry observed that “The great object is that every man be armed” and “everyone who is able may have a gun”. Nor were the antifederalist, to whom we owe credit for a Bill of Rights, alone on this account. Federalist arguments also provide a source of support for an individual rights view. Their arguments in favor of the proposed Constitution also relied heavily upon universal armament. The proposed Constitution had been heavily criticized for its failure to ban or even limit standing armies. Unable to deny this omission, the Constitution’s supporters frequently argued to the people that the universal armament of Americans made such limitations unnecessary.”

    Thus, while our Second Amendment does indeed stress the ideal that armed citizens be well-trained and remain proficient (this is the precise meaning of the term “well-regulated”), nearly all of our Founding Fathers considered the entire body of armed citizens as the “militia,” and protected their right to keep and bear arms by means of the Second Amendment, an absolute moratorium against any infringement.

    If you believe otherwise, you’ve either been sold a load of manure or are trying to do the same. For further details, please refer to the attached Congressional Report.

    Finally, please stop trying to rewrite history. Doing so is not fact. You cannot rightfully call yourself PolitiFact when you’re peddling falsehoods.

    Thanks.

    “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” – Second Amendment to the United States Constitution

  • Dallas Dunston Post author

    And we want everyone to know among the American people there is no pressure at all building among anyone for our great Senator McConnell.

  • Tre Bucketz Post author

    Put pressure on McConnell's temple with the barrel of a Colt .45 Peacemaker (just for the extra irony).

  • Loco Brodie Post author

    Moscow Mitch would do the United States of America justice if he went home and put a shotgun in his big mouth and pulled the trigger!!!!

  • joseph phillips Post author

    Can't get rid of Mitch, can't get get rid of Donald, but you can get rid of your farmers jobs and livelihoods. Can't get rid of your debts, can't get rid of the parasitic polititions but you can get rid of billions of dollars in trade with China. Yep , I'd be looking for the next flight out of the US if I were you.

  • DMG2FUN Post author

    Hey gun hater timmy name a common sense gun control law that only affects criminals!

  • lit sci Post author

    Destroying the Constitution is an "American Thing"? The government isn't there to "keep me safe." You live in a bubble of ignorance and hysteria. Your "polls" are bullsh*t.

  • Knud Kornberg Post author

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10217003751917512&set=gm.3113177675389829&type=3&theater

  • mildred grossman Post author

    TRASH TRUMP THIS AMORAL HUMAN….ALONG WITH MITCH….RUSSIAN ASSETS…..TRAITORS TO OUR CONSTITUTION!

  • S. G. Post author

    Tim Ryan, well done‼️

  • Richard Baker Post author

    McConnell is at least as guilty as #45, he is the epitome of a traitor of the American people

  • Jewel Levy Post author

    The blood is already on their hands.

  • Matthew J Rantala Post author

    If we could take "career" out of the term "career politician" – a lot of these discussions about alienating the base and the NRAs influence over anyone or anything in Washington would evaporate overnight. Our representatives would see it as an honor to go and represent the people of the United States and would work to serve our best interests, like they always should, for the limited time that they are there. And for that limited time, they would not be driven by re-election concerns or building their war chests – because someone new, unhindered, unchained and un-boughten would be following in their footsteps to pick up where they left off. People would associate a lot less with being a Rep/Dem and more by similar views per issue and that would get us a congress that starts to work again and laws being passed that are representative of the majority of American citizens and not the majority of the wealthy businesses and people that it is now.

  • Jason R Post author

    These people are clueless! Can anyone explain to me how you enforce a 'universal background check'?

  • Χλωμό αναβάτης Post author

    Fact: Guns prevent an estimated 2.5 million crimes a year or 6,849
    every day. Most often, the gun is never fired and no blood (including the
    criminal’s) is shed.

    Fact: Property crime rates are dropping (especially burglaries). The
    chart shows the legal handgun supply in America (mainly in civilian hands)
    relative to the property crime rate.

    Fact: Every year 400,000  life-threatening violent crimes
    are prevented using firearms.

    Fact: 60% of convicted felons admitted that they avoided committing
    crimes when they knew the victim was armed. 40% of convicted felons
    admitted that they avoided committing crimes when they thought the
    victim might be armed.

    Fact: Felons report that they avoid entering houses where people are
    at home because they fear being shot.

    Fact: 59% of the burglaries in Britain, which has tough gun control
    laws, are “hot burglaries” which are burglaries committed while the home
    is occupied by the owner/renter. By contrast, the U.S., with more lenient gun
    control laws, has a “hot burglary” rate of only 13%.

    Fact: Washington DC has essentially banned gun ownership since 1976 and
    has a murder rate of 56.9 per 100,000. Across the river in Arlington, Virginia,
    gun ownership is less restricted. There, the murder rate is just 1.6 per
    100,000, less than three percent of the Washington, DC rate.

    Fact: 26% of all retail businesses report keeping a gun on the
    premises for crime control.

    Fact: In 1982, Kennesaw, GA passed a law requiring heads of households
    to keep at least one firearm in the house. The residential burglary rate dropped
    89% the following year.

    Fact: A survey of felons revealed the following:

    74% of felons agreed that, “One reason
    burglars avoid houses when people are at home is that they fear being shot during
    the crime.”

    57% of felons polled agreed, “Criminals are
    more worried about meeting an armed victim than they are about running into the
    police.”

    Fact: 90% of all violent crimes in the U.S. do not involve firearms
    of any type.

    Fact: Even in crimes where the offender possessed a gun during the
    commission of the crime, 83% did not use or threaten to use the gun.

    Fact: Fewer than 1% of firearms will ever be used in the commission
    of a crime.

    Fact: Two-thirds of the people who die each year from gunfire are
    criminals being shot by other criminals.

    Fact: Cincinnati’s review of their gang problem revealed that 74% of
    homicides were committed by less than 1% of the population.

    Fact: 92% of gang murders are committed with guns. Gangs are
    responsible for between 48% and 90% of all violent crimes.

    Fact: Most gun crimes are gang related, and as such are big-city
    issues. In fact, if mayors in larger cities were more diligent about
    controlling gang warfare, state and nationwide gun violence rates would fall
    dramatically.

  • Dana Carroll Post author

    Bla bla bla

  • Mm Post author

    Both of these shooters were leftists…. Spin, spin, spin, spin…. Outlaw fast food. Millions die of heart disease every year. This is just silly! Perhaps we should just make shooting people against the law, that'll stop em…

  • diane whalen Post author

    He also knows if he doesn’t win the next election he will be held responsible for all his crimes before and during his Presidency.He will no longer be protected by the presidency which says you can’t indict a sitting president. He’s heading for a reality check

  • Daniel Scott Post author

    Moscow Mitch is keeping his people safe. The NRA , the Gun Manufactories and the Undertakes are his people.

  • 1911GreaterThanALL Post author

    I love the Communist party claiming that Trump is racist. It is hilarious and ironic.

  • Jevon Dismuke Post author

    Wtf is universal background checks

  • Joe Nooze Post author

    Trump goes for Bolshevik gun bans and pseudo mental diagnosis to go after anyone who has any morals, will end any hope for re-election. Period…

  • Joe Nooze Post author

    How dare yo call Whites Supremests if they want their God Given Rights ,not rights by the Government

    HOW MUCH BLOOD is on the communists HANDS, their people couldn'T FIGHT FOR THEIR LIVES

  • Michael RCH Post author

    The only reason that this is even being discussed is because the NRA is broke and can't afford to buy it's agenda anymore. 🤮🤬
    A big reason why 1000s die every year from gun violence is because the NRA has been paying for it to be that way.
    With Russian funding don't forget. 🇷🇺👈

  • The Web Gear Post author

    Gun control is like cutting off your nose to spite your face. Focus on getting the guns into the hands of the right people and let the citizen protect ourselves. Do you know what happens when 911 doesn't work? When the law enforcement and military have to choose "their family vs you". The control only takes away from people that have less forcing them to have fewer capabilities to protect themselves. Having a firearm is a right unlike driving a car, drinking alcohol or even having access to life-saving drugs. I agree with background checks and keeping responsible ownership of firearms. That still does not solve the problem of bad people hurting unarmed good people.

  • The Web Gear Post author

    Bashing people for passing bills or having other ideas is non-constructive and drives hate that got us into this mess in the first place. Shame on CNN for pushing the narrative of a shocking media to feed a rating machine….that's not news it is conjecture and hate bating. Shame on people commenting against our elected government for the process that has been in place longer then they have been alive.

  • 天皇老子 Post author

    Wait after the recess. Be patient, folks.

  • Proffesor David Post author

    Trumps tiny hands can bareley squeeze a child size squirt gun!!!

  • Luke M1A1981X M Post author

    I see:
    Graham and Trump both wanting more thorough background checks, I don’t see democrats cooperating in this effort, instead they are just pointing fingers…
    https://m.theepochtimes.com/graham-wants-expanded-background-checks-says-some-people-shouldnt-be-allowed-to-buy-guns_3036120.html

    https://m.theepochtimes.com/trump-serious-discussions-taking-place-in-congress-on-meaningful-background-checks_3035981.html

  • mark dearborn Post author

    Mostly liberal folks and people of color getting shot….maybe if right wingers and neocons were dying perhaps the will to pass gun control would be there.

  • Moms MADD Post author

    America start canceling your NRA memberships

  • UncleMilo Post author

    Republicans love dead Americans.

  • brian gardner Post author

    No it is NOT.

  • crstl89 Post author

    Omg it’s true what the lady in pink said. People are going to die? Sure they want to stall wait for the headlines to cool down. But the sad reality is another mass shooting will occur. So yes they need to do something. How sad that the bare minimum like mandatory background checks can’t get passed. You serious? People applying for a job go through a more rigorous process. Background checks and drug tests. How come buying a gun is easier than getting a job ????

  • Tommy Hayfield Post author

    If the so called journalists on MSNBC did the job of actual journalists we would all be surprised. Why be a journalist when you can be a bournalist as in burn this idea and also that idea. Burn the WHOLE LIST! #Burnalists #Bournalists

  • Warmage Two Crows Post author

    Mouse has third orange leg

  • manifest Post author

    Insofar there has been much talk about white nationalist terrorism, but one question has to be raised which is the possibility of retaliatory mass shootings. We already had this motivated by religious intolerance, and with the rise of withe nationalist terrorism similar concern can be with respect to race. Looks like some people are convinced they are gonna be safe and sound for the time being.

  • RFI-Crypto Lab Post author

    How did gun control work out for the Jews?

  • Shannon Bloom Post author

    It starts by getting rid of McConnell

  • Richardo Post author

    So Puerto Ricans were able to rise up and force their elected official but mainland americans cant do anything other than throw names…. if Moscow Mitch is such a threat where are the mass risings/protests to force him out of office?

  • Thore Karlsson Post author

    Never trust a republican

  • ala ska Post author

    Criminals DO NOT OBEY LAWS.
    Taking guns away from NON CRIMINALS makes no sense at all.
    OBESITY kills 50,000X the number of people than Idiots with firearms.

  • Earnest T Bass Post author

    I don't think Mitch feels pressure.. but fake news love these headlines..

  • Ernie Hacker Post author

    Doesn't matter if people are pro gun or anti-gun the 2nd Amendment has to be changed in order to do anything that will really make any difference IMO.

  • Tal Moore Post author

    Trump needs the people with the guns, because if he loses the election he needs the gun people to help him stay in power. Google Freikorps.

  • Heather Davis Post author

    America is a corporation with an army. Profits over people. Every. Time.

  • Tess Van Post author

    Bring him down America!!!

  • free2express08 Post author

    5:15, 6:54 They've run out of leg room to wiggle (trapped) and now, pandering to their base is all they have left. What they didn't count on, was white supremacy extremists killing people – which we Americans don't take too kindly on. Congress is trying to work for the people (bills are waiting to be voted on), and Moscow Mitch is single-handedly stopping that work from being done.

  • Virginia B. Britton Post author

    Pepe Le Pew, I mean Wayne La Pierre is a Russian puppet.

  • Jerry Garner Post author

    The NRA warning to Trump shows that many GOP lawmakers are now concerned about saving Americans lives, but about having power and enriching themselves!!!

  • PennyWise Post author

    Vote out the old corrupt turtle in 2020 🐢

  • Ch.Bonnie Baker Post author

    Hey why do you not get your hypocrite Hollywood weirdos like Jamie Curtis – who has made ?$$$$ on GUN VIOLENCE MOVIES to give all that $$$$$ To The victims of all gun violence crimes. Let go of all security personnel from this moment forward. Move out of their high money neighborhoods onto a Mexico border ranch. With not one single self defense weapon. THEN MAYBE JUST MAYBE- if alive this time next year? We might listen. 18,000 violent homicides in Mexico so far this year just over that UNPROTECTED BORDER! Just keep pushing the $$$ Communist paid for propaganda propaganda propaganda

  • Bfedup Post author

    This can’t be our “America the Great!”

  • Bfedup Post author

    AMERICA ! VOTE #45 OUT!
    Spread the chant:
    “WE OUR BETTER THAN THIS!”
    🤝 “YOU CANNOT DIVIDE US!”
    “WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS!”
    🤝 “YOU CANNOT DIVIDE US!”
    “WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS!”
    🤝 “YOU CANNOT DEVIDE US!”

  • Judy Post author

    Why is he so scared ???he's older than God and twice as rich…..he can do anything and not have to worry….retirement would be good for him…

  • J M Post author

    Teach AR15 marksmanship to all American first graders as a mandatory part of school curriculum. Abolish all gun control laws. Forcibly deport all gun control advocates. Educate and train all Americans to become elite commandos.
    This will solve the gun control problem once and for all.
    We will be a nation of badass warriors.

  • Frankenstein Post author

    Ban Assault Weapons…..Period.

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