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?
F-—O-— puss nuts.
Hey Chrissie!...Go piss in the wind!
Come and get them...
We really need to “outlaw” commie fags like Matthews being on TV in a free country.
Good luck with that.
Semi-autos have been around for 100+ years. What’s different about them now?
Matthews should try Cuba, Venezuela or even Australia.....
Instead of pointing the finger at gun owners, why not look at Hollywood. Chris Rock just bragged that in his latest movie, “he got to kill all the white people.” Hollywood constantly glamorizes “life in the hood,” language that no one should be using in public and can’t get enough of the word “nigger,” and then THEY feel free to point fingers at other groups. ‘’’
No one - and I mean, no one, has more to do with the deterioration of decent behavior and lack of value on human life and decency than Hollywood. We should be pointing out in every blog and at every opportunity that Hollywood - instead of pointing outward - should be pointing at themselves.
If we had done what all the loudmouths had demanded over the last 60 years we would have NO firearms now.
Ban fruitcake talking heads. The 1st Amendment doesn’t say insane people should be given a national platform. /s
Chris is a dolt and the gungrabbers are just plain wrong, but this statement just isn't true.
OMG He forgot revolvers..
That was actually Jamie Foxx.
And this e-vil one!
Another freeper posted this yesterday. I think it bears repeating again that this is worth the 11 minutes to watch.
How ‘bout we outlaw whiny-@ss little b*tches like Crissy?
You keep saying that, but actually it was Jamie Foxx not Chris Rock.
You gotta admit, they look a like.