MSNBC’s Ali Velshi made quite the statement Thursday as he turned to noted firearms expert Shannon Watts for comment about gun control in New Zealand. On the news network almost nobody watches, Velshi said this at the :19 second mark.
Nobody in America has suggested banning any guns…
Velshi must not be keeping up on current events.
There It Is…Ocasio-Cortez Pushes For A Gun Ban
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 22, 2019
We ban gum in school but can’t ban guns?
You deserve a better America.https://t.co/paxGaQ6TTP
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) March 22, 2019
Senate Judiciary Top Democrat Feinstein on New Zealand assault weapons ban: “To New Zealand & every other country that took steps to reduce gun violence, congratulations. US needs to follow these examples & take action to protect Americans from this deadly public health scourge.”
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) March 21, 2019
This is what real action to stop gun violence looks like. We must follow New Zealand’s lead, take on the NRA and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons in the United States. https://t.co/lSAisDG9Ur
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 21, 2019
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand once had an “A” rating from the NRA, but now it’s an “F.” See how her views on gun control have evolved with this explainer: pic.twitter.com/VWaNU6cTDl
— National Journal (@nationaljournal) March 21, 2019
Here’s Velshi’s whole sentence: “Nobody in America has suggested banning any guns, but we have so many guns in this country that it causes other problems, right?”
He must mean problems like roughly 2.2 million crimes thwarted each year, most without ever firing a shot.
And the mainstream media wonders why the term “fake news” resonates with so many Americans.