Skip to comments.Chris Matthews: 'Outlaw' Semi-Automatic Guns
Posted on 12/18/2012 6:39:26 PM PST by chessplayer
I'm in New England this week, and this afternoon caught Ann Coulter on the Howie Carr show. She spoke of the amazing ignorance of liberals when it comes to firearms. Just a couple of hours later, Chris Matthews provided a perfect case in point.
On this evening's Hardball, speaking with Illinois Dem Senator Dick Durbin, Matthews proposed that Congress "outlaw" semi-automatic weapons. Does he not realize that doing so would render illegal virtually every hunting rifle in production? View the video after the jump.
In all seriousness, did Matthews not understand the implications of what he was saying, or was knowledge trumped by the blind desire to say something bold in light of the Newtown outrage?
CHRIS MATTHEWS: It's not hopeless, though. You talk about the Second Amendment. Look, in 1934 we had Machine Gun Kelly and all the guys out in Chicago. We had the whole Prohibition era encouraging a certain kind of crime; rum-running, etc. Here's the question. Back then, Congress had the guts to outlaw automatic weapons, machine guns, basically they did. Heavily regulated. Heavily regulated. Almost to the point you don't find them around. Here's the question: why can't Congress do the same thing to semi-automatics? I know we've got millions of them, whatever. Can't we start to regulate? We don't have to regulate a shotgun or a regular pistol with a revolver or anything. But if you go into the semi-automatic level, why don't we say, that's like the automatic weapon. Just go for that. Courts would have to approve it. Cause they approved the earlier one, didn't they? Isn't there a precedent?
It may be time to start negotiating with Chrissy. If he’s interested in placing stringent, stipulated requirements for the exercise of a constitutional right, he might also approve of literacy and intelligence tests for voting. He might also consider the enactment of a lower threshold for a lawsuit against a so-called journalist for character assassination or jail time for plagiarists.
In all seriousness, did Matthews not understand the implications of what he was saying,
To be exact, Matthews never understands the implications of what he has ever said .... the fool just babbles to hear himself talk like the mental midgets over at CNN.
Only the top one. It has an evil pistol grip that makes you want to kill people. I think it has an evil removable “clip” too.
no outlaw the 1st amendment...so uuuuuuu can’t run ur mouth crissy
The Miller decision of 1939 ruled, implicitly, that one need not be a member of a Militia to be covered by the Second Amendment. It also ruled that arms that are not useful to a Militia are not covered by the Second Amendment.
Lower court rulings have since that time seriously mis-applied that ruling, rendering their decisions rather meaningless except for the unwillingness of the Supreme Court to take appeals.
I haven't read any analysis that the Heller decision overruled the Miller decision, but that is the only reasonable conclusion. Because of that, any lower court rulings are very much outdated.
“he got to kill all the white people.
......... Jamie Foxx.
Movie opens on Christmas Day in theaters near you.
I would much rather outlaw Chris Mathews.
I would much rather outlaw Chris Mathews.
“On this evening’s Hardball, speaking with Illinois Dem Senator Dick Durbin, Matthews proposed that Congress “outlaw” semi-automatic weapons. Does he not realize that doing so would render illegal virtually every hunting rifle in production?”
Mathews is a blithering idiot.
His ratings suck, so he feels compelled to say the most outrageous things.
Actually they are both semi-auto.
The bottom is a Mannlicher 1885.
Does it shoot bullets? It’s BAD!
Woops! My mistake. It is a straight pull bolt action rifle. Uses a “clip” for loading into the magazine.
Virtually all hunting rifles are semi-autos? That isnt even close to be true.
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