MSNBC National Correspondent Joy Reid: “The Core Issue Is How Easy it Is To Get A Gun”


Speaking on NBC’s Meet the Press, MSNBC National Correspondent Joy Reid had this to say about The Pulse nightclub massacre [click here to watch]:

We have mass casualty shooting that are affecting children, teachers, people in church, so whether it’s a hate crime or whether it’s related to something related to international terrorism, we’re not getting to the core issue, which is how easy it is to get a gun. I mean Florida happens to have the largest gun owning population in the country and some of the most lax laws as to how you can get your hands on an assault rifle, so if you mean to do harm. We’re talking about a state with 1.4 million law abiding gun owners. But we’re not talking about that issue. Right now the only debate that’s taking place in the state of Florida, is the Supreme Court weighing whether to allow complete open carry.


  1. avatar Dev says:

    It’s even easier to get illegal drugs in Florida. Maybe we need to make more laws about that??

    1. avatar Henry Bowman says:

      To the left they think it should take you a small fortune, an army of lawyers, and years to get a gun, and even then it will be “too easy”.

      Meanwhile they think any 3rd world serf or savage should be able to waltz right in and have an equal say in our elections.

  2. avatar TStew says:

    Wow. Don’t blame islamofacisism, no…blame guns. What a moron.

    1. avatar MiniMe says:

      Indeed. Once again, clueless liberals barking up the wrong tree.

  3. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    But, I thought Islam was a religion of peace, right?

  4. avatar Keystone says:

    Yeah, okay, gun ownership is the problem; not the Islamic ideology that the guy pulling the trigger had. Sure dear.

    “We’re talking about a state with 1.4 million law abiding gun owners. But we’re not talking about that issue. Right now the only debate that’s taking place in the state of Florida, is the Supreme Court weighing whether to allow complete open carry.”

    Translation: People are enjoying their 2A rights and trying to expand them instead of letting people like me ban them.

  5. avatar Priest of the center mass says:

    Yea…..not about toxic religious beliefs.
    No no no……not gun free zones that create … in a barrel situations.

    Let’s not shine a light on filth that walk the planet looking to exterminate people.
    Nope …..but 1.4 million people that didnt use thier guns to kill 50 plus people in Florida last night.
    Open carry is off the table right now.
    Wish they would think before they talk this crap.

  6. avatar Mk10108 says:

    How stupid can a female educated professional journalist be???

    Dispite all evidence and statements by the murder, lying about the cause of s massacre is disingenuous to the profession and the people they inform.

    Step back and contemplate the power of the truth. Recognize the murders’ interpretation of the Koran and his actions are responsible for the deaths. Realize Islamic leaders do not condone, nor lead their followers in a humane interpretation of the faith.

    1. avatar neiowa says:

      Ongoing affirmative action.

      The CORE ISSUE is continuing to allow aliens into the US and then allowing them, and their spawn, residency and giving them citizenship. Close the border and start evicting.

  7. avatar Taylor TX says:

    The core issue here is how fools seem to be so easily able to access a microphone… What qualifies one to be a correspondent?

    “We’re talking about a state with 1.4 million law abiding gun owners. But we’re not talking about that issue.”
    Ah yes, those damn law abiding gun owners are an issue alright.

  8. avatar alexander says:

    No, the core issue is how easy it is to get Islam…

  9. avatar peirsonb says:

    She’s just upset that this isn’t the Port Arthur she’s looking for.

  10. avatar Mack Bolan says:

    The core issues are Islam and Immigrants.

    Both need to be removed for America to survive.

  11. avatar Special K says:

    It’s not exactly easy to get a gun in France or Belgium. How is that working out?

  12. avatar neiowa says:

    Rev. Obumer preaching anti gun right now. The “Guy” really identifies with THIS group.

  13. avatar FormerWaterWalker says:

    AND this moose-lim was reported to be a wife-beating security guard-with a “special enhanced gun carry permit”. Way to go Floriduh/FBI/terrorist hunters…

  14. avatar Anonymous says:

    we’re not getting to the core issue, which is how easy it is to get a gun.

    That’s a dumb core issue. The solution should address the root cause, not availability of weapons or other such nonsense.

    In 1974, 32 gay people were killed in an arson attack. No guns even used. Address the root cause and leave good people and their firearms alone.

  15. avatar Kap says:

    The Issue is, why is the Democratic Leadership letting these people into the USA except for using use them in false flag operation’s against true American People disarming the Hick a billies so Billionaire Democrats can set up an Oligarchy they Control! time to let them Know treasonous Politicians’ and the Judiciary are not above the Law neither is the President, Impeach Loretta Lynch, Obama, Prosecute Eric Holder! Democrat Lois Lerner Of the IRS, Harry Reid for using his office for personnel enrichment and his friends in the BLM. Things are coming to a head, people are damned tired of the rich running DC with their version of the law as the only one. Constitution be Damned! this is my country and the Politicians can go suck an egg! they can kill me but it’s against the law too eat me! Molon Labe!
    Non Sibi Sed Patriae

  16. avatar Joseph says:

    This is like blaming airplanes for the attack on Pearl Harbor. The ignorance is astounding.

  17. avatar Kyle in Upstate NY says:

    The core issue is radical Islamic terrorism. Also ironic is that this attack likely wouldn’t have ever happened had Obama not yanked the troops out of Iraq thus creating the environment that allowed ISIS to grow. Then, when growing, he didn’t take it seriously at all.

    And what is his response to the result of his actions? Restrain guns.

  18. avatar Soccerchainsaw says:

    MSNBC National Correspondent…..
    Is there anything about being an MSNBC National Correspondent that makes what she said anything more than some fool’s idiotic opinion?

  19. avatar Jim Bullock says:

    The core issue is people who are willing to kill other people to make a point.

    Thousands of people, toting thousands of guns – easily gotten or otherwise – hung out at the NRA group-grope last week … and nobody got shot. Or “Bullets and Bourbon.” Or … you get the idea. If it’s guns, explain why the whack-jobs shot up the Geller skewering censorship event as soon as they could identify a target, while the folks who stopped that massacre in the making didn’t fire until the bad guys shot first.

    People willing to kill other people to make a political point can’t be trusted with a rock. Those are pretty easy to get, BTW.

  20. avatar TyrannyOfEvilMen says:

    So in response to a vicious attack against gay people by an Islamic terrorist, the MSM calls for disarming … gay people.

    And everyone else who didn’t commit mass murder today.

  21. avatar derfel cadarn says:

    WRONG !!! The key issue is failing to identify the enemy, and then addressing that situation.

  22. avatar Lavon says:

    What a dumb a**. And She’s FROM BROOKLYN N.Y.???? She lives in a high society, forgot about REAL PEOPLE. HATE EVIL IS THE C O R E!!!

  23. avatar Bob says:

    No, the core issue is how difficult it is to carry a gun where you are most likely to need one.

    The Pulse nightclub was a gun-free zone. This terrorist killed the only armed person there, a uniformed police officer. Then he took his time killing as many of the club patrons as he could. He reloaded several times, and even went back to kill people that were only wounded. Not one of the victims could shoot back, because they had been disarmed at the door.

    Gun control laws CAUSED this tragedy.

  24. avatar LarryinTX says:

    Are there universities which offer doctorates in stupid? Go look at a bike race sometime, and just imagine how many you could kill with a Ford F-150 pickup, if you don’t care precisely who it is you’ll be killing.

  25. avatar LHW says:

    The problem is gun free zones and how dangerous they are.

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