MSNBC's Hayes Highlights Viewer's Call for Making NRA 'Illegal' and Banning Guns
Near the end of the Tuesday, September 17, All In show, MSNBC host Chris Hayes took a moment to read and display two viewer responses to his question of what they would like to see in "actual comprehensive gun safety legislation," and included one over the top viewer who not only wanted nearly all guns banned, but desired that the National Rifle Association be "dissolved and made illegal." Hayes began:
Earlier in the show, we asked you, "If politics were no obstacle, what would actual comprehensive gun safety legislation look like?"
We got a ton of answers posted to our Facebook page, including Patricia Parris, who says: "If politics were not an object, I would want semi-auto and auto guns banned completely forever; also, the NRA would be dissolved and made illegal. Ammunition would cost $10,000 per bullet."
Referring to comedian Chris Rock once calling for bullets to cost $5,000 each, Hayes added: "The old Chris Rock solution."
The MSNBC host then turned to a second viewer response:
And from Patrick Daly: "The sad thing is there is no easy answer. You have to change a culture that now thinks they need guns to protect themselves from their own government. Guns should be for sport or home defense, where you don't need huge clips or firing capacity."
-- Brad Wilmouth is a news analyst at the Media Research Center