NBC’s/MNSBC’s Tom Brokaw pushed for further erosions to Second Amendment protections of the right to keep and bear arms on Monday morning in his analysis of Sunday night’s mass murder in Las Vegas, NV.
Brokaw offered his analysis during Monday’s airing of Today, alongside colleagues Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer:
Well, I think this is time for a national dialogue that we can have in a calm and reasoned way in which the country can figure out how come we have so many mass shootings in this country. Las Vegas, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, Columbine, many more people were killed in those than in the two terrorist attacks that we had in San Bernadino and Orlando, which understandably got us so aroused about the threat of terrorism. You listen to those weapons, they’re on full auto at that point.
Where did he get that kind of a gun? You can now get an AR-15, which is a modification of a military weapon, an M-1, but it’s supposed to be a single shot at a time, but it has a big capacity. I go to a gun store in Montana; I’ve owned guns all my life, and it used to have mostly 30/30s and high-powered sporting rifles. Now they’ve got racks of these adapted military weapons. Stan McChrystal, who led our forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, said we ought not to be selling these kinds of weapons to the American civilian population. They’re designed to do one thing, which is to kill people, and they can be adapted.
So we need to have that kind of a dialogue in this country. No other western nation has the number of gun deaths that we have in America, and we need to talk about it.
Similar to how leftists and Democrats repeatedly claim to want a “conversation” about race, Brokaw called for a “dialogue” about “gun deaths” in America.
Watch Brokaw’s comments below.
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