Within the aftermath of Democratic Senator Chris Murphy accusing Republicans of hypocrisy over being “pro-life” in response to the varsity capturing in Michigan, a number of MSNBC hosts seized on the speech and used it to hawk anti-gun misinformation. In primetime, Chris Hayes and Pleasure Reid even had the Connecticut Senator on as a visitor.
And, regardless that the present crime wave started in Might 2020 because the liberal media and BLM activists tried to undermine confidence within the nation’s cops, Murphy tried accountable the crime wave on a rise in gun gross sales and even on President Donald Trump.
On Wednesday, as Reid had Senator Murphy on The ReidOut, she engaged in her typical trash speak about Republicans, claiming that they need the best to cough on folks and make them sick, and to have weapons to “shoot up” locations:
…it strikes me that Republicans are prepared to go to the wall for some issues. Their proper to have as many weapons as you need, and you may shoot up wherever you need, do this. The best to cough on as many individuals as you need with COVID and get as many individuals sick as you need with COVID, and your youngsters get as many individuals sick as they need.
After Murphy repeated his claims that Republicans don’t care about saving folks’s lives, Reid declared:
I’ve began calling them simply the “Get’em born after which it is your drawback” occasion as a result of, proper, they’re very a lot involved in beginning, however they aren’t involved in life, which means educating youngsters, offering well being take care of our residents, stopping folks from dying from gun violence… They do not care about maintaining folks alive.
On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough additionally picked up on Senator Murphy’s anti-Republican speech, and, regardless that the gun used within the Michigan capturing was a handgun (as are most gun-related crimes) lately purchased by his father after a background examine, the MSNBC host repeated requires extra background checks and restrictions on AR-15s, and repeated discredited polling claiming gun management is in style with the general public.
And, whereas Scarborough made an enormous deal about requiring background checks for gun purchases between people, research have discovered that the overwhelming majority of weapons utilized by criminals had been acquired beneath circumstances which might be already unlawful — like theft or straw purchases.
No acknowledgement was made that gun gross sales from gun sellers already require background checks, as Al Sharpton, showing as a visitor, claimed that an AR-15 could be purchased with out a background examine.
Mika Brzezinski took a parting shot at Republicans as she wrapped up the phase:
The nervousness that our youngsters, that this technology is rising up with, is meaningless. And Republicans, they type of personal it. I imply, I do not know what else they wish to personal at this level. This complete 40-minute block of tv has been in regards to the hazard the Republican occasion is placing on the American public. And they’ll do nothing at this level, and they’re going to say nothing. It is acquired to cease.
Transcripts comply with:
MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes
November 30, 2021
8:53 a.m. Jap
CHRIS HAYES: It’s an American drawback. Shootings like this occur if not continuously, no less than usually, extra usually than they need to throughout the nation, which is why Senator Chris Murphy whose house state of Connecticut was the positioning of the horrific Sandy Hook capturing in 2012, took to the Senate ground tonight visibly indignant.
SENATOR CHRIS MURPHY (D_CT): Don’t lecture us in regards to the sanctity — the significance of life when 100 folks each single day are dropping their lives to weapons…That is purposeful. This can be a selection by the USA Senate to sit down on our fingers and do nothing whereas youngsters die.
HAYES: It occurs throughout the nation — day in and day trip — of a whole bunch of individuals being shot by weapons. And it occurs at a degree that it does not occur wherever else, as you stated, in rich democracies.
SENATOR MURPHY: And it is taking place at a price, Chris, proper now that we now have not seen in many years — 2020 was the deadliest 12 months in our lifetimes. We noticed a 40 % improve in gun murders, which was not coincidental to a 25 % improve in gun gross sales. So we’re flooding the market with firearms that we select not to control in a means that each different excessive earnings nation does.
We have now a Republican occasion, as we talked about earlier within the present, that’s engaged within the celebration and fetishization of violence, and we now have a President, our prior President, who spent 4 years kind of making us petrified of one another, making us assume we now have to arm ourselves so as to defend ourselves from the opposite. It is a poisonous mixture that has led to the best charges of gun violence in our lifetime.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe
December 1, 2021
6:05 a.m. Jap
JOE SCARBOROUGH: You had a senator from Connecticut give a really stirring speech, Willie, in regards to the tradition of life. And the very folks which might be operating round self-righteously beating their chests, speaking about supporting pro-life points are the very individuals who, of course, will not do what 90 % of People need and get common background checks — will not make it more durable for folks who’re mentally unfit to have weapons, harmful weapons, to have weapons and go shoot up faculties and synagogues and church buildings and nation music concert events. They’re beholden to particular pursuits in Washington, D.C., not beholden to life.
Virtually 90 % of People assist expansive background checks. Common background checks. Background checks that can go so far as we have to go to ensure that the people who find themselves shopping for weapons are law-abiding residents.
I believe a lot part of this comes right down to fundamental gun security. If the NRA hadn’t stopped, like, doing their job and preaching gun security like they did again within the ’50s and ’60s, and as a substitute simply change into a loopy lobbying outfit…
AL SHARPTON: It is fascinating to me, the hypocrisy. You don’t need background checks on folks carrying weapons that might kill folks, however you need all type of voter ID for folks to vote. I imply, it does not make sense. You want all of this identification to vote, however you do not want identification to purchase an AR-15. I imply, give me a break.
SCARBOROUGH: If you return to the hypocrisy, folks claiming to be the pro-life occasion are the identical folks which might be for no gun security — towards any gun security in anyway — towards common background checks to guard our youngsters.
The query that I’ve had since Newtown is: Who may very well be towards common background checks? Who in good religion may very well be towards common checks? Virtually 9 out of 10 People assist that?
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: The nervousness that our youngsters, that this technology is rising up with, is meaningless. And Republicans, they type of personal it. I imply, I do not know what else they wish to personal at this level. This complete 40-minute block of tv has been in regards to the hazard the Republican occasion is placing on the American public. And they’ll do nothing at this level, and they’re going to say nothing. It is acquired to cease.
MSNBC’s The ReidOut
December 1, 2021
7:54 p.m. Jap
JOY REID: We’re listening to close to whole silence from Republicans on one other epidemic plaguing our nation, lethal gun violence in our faculties. Sadly, a fourth pupil has now died after a 15-year-old opened hearth in a Michigan highschool yesterday. It was the twenty eighth faculty capturing this 12 months. Becoming a member of me now could be Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut.
You already know, and, Senator, it strikes me that Republicans are prepared to go to the wall for some issues. Their proper to have as many weapons as you need, and you may shoot up wherever you need, do this. The best to cough on as many individuals as you need with COVID and get as many individuals sick as you need with COVID, and your youngsters get as many individuals sick as they need. However they wish to shut the federal government down as a result of Joe Biden would love folks to not die of COVID. Your ideas on all of that?
SENATOR CHRIS MURPHY (D-CT): Yeah, it is fairly unbelievable. I imply, the shortage of concern for all times by Republicans given their cavalier angle in regards to the 700,000 People who have died, given their, , full uncaring angle in regards to the 100 folks killed each single day who die from gun violence. I imply, that is, , actually unbelievable to see how far Republicans are prepared to go so as to permit COVID to win — how callous they’re prepared to be to the households in Michigan proper now who’re coping with an incalculable quantity of grief.
And so, , it truly is fairly unreal to take heed to Republicans speak about their concern for the sanctity of life as this abortion case comes earlier than the USA Supreme Courtroom as a result of, when it involves the lives we try to save lots of from a pandemic and gun violence, they’re nowhere to be discovered.
REID: Yeah, I imply, I’ve began calling them simply the “Get’em born after which it is your drawback” occasion as a result of, proper, they’re very a lot involved in beginning, however they aren’t involved in life, which means educating youngsters, offering well being take care of our residents, stopping folks from dying from gun violence, stopping youngsters from not (sic) having to do faculty capturing drills, proper, and know tips on how to reply once they assume there is a mass shooter, They do not care about maintaining folks alive. It’s one thing.