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David Gregory: No Pro-Gun Rights Senators Would Go On Meet The Press

'Meet The Press' host David Gregory said that no pro-gun rights senators would agree to go on the show on Sunday.

"We reached out to all 31 pro-gun rights senators in the new Congress to invite them on the program to share their views on the subject this morning," he said. "We had no takers."

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) joined the show to discuss a greater need for gun control. She announced that Senate Democrats would intrduce a new bill banning assault weapons on the first day of the new Congress in January.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a staunch advocate for gun control, also appeared on the show. Bloomberg helped found the group "Mayors Against Illegal Guns."

MTP Executive Producer Betsy Fischer Martin confirmed that none of the 31 senators invited would agree to come on.

Pro-gun rights have been mostly quiet since a gunman walked into a Connecticut elementary school on Friday and shot 26 people, including children, and then himself. The NRA on Friday refused to comment on the shooting.

One exception? Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) told Fox News Sunday that he believed more guns are the answer to violence in schools.

"I wish to god she had had an M4 in her office," he said of Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung, who was killed in the shooting.

by Anonymousreply 1601/17/2013

We may be crazy, but we're not stupid.

by Anonymousreply 112/16/2012

his remark is what makes this country HORRIFYING!

It's OK to have an AK-47 or M4 (in a school!!!) but you can't legally smoke marijuana????

WTF is wrong with this country.

Kick the fringe/crazies to the curb. Get some fucking balls.

And, most importantly, just do the right thing.

Wake up Congress. The people have had it.

by Anonymousreply 212/16/2012

Pro-gun senators and gun defenders are accomplices to murder.

This is no longer about the second amendment which the founding fathers never could have envisioned becoming the nightmare it has.

"The right to bear arms" meant a 'musket in your barn' NOT the proliferation of handguns, rifles and semi-automatic weapons that are now so common and easily attainable.

Stop the insanity and ban this arsenal of madness.

by Anonymousreply 312/16/2012

They are all on Fox, where they will not have to respond to challenging questions.

by Anonymousreply 412/16/2012

None of them would appear on "Face the Nation" with Bob Schieffer, either.


by Anonymousreply 512/16/2012

Who are the 31 pro-gun Senators?

by Anonymousreply 612/17/2012

All cowards. All of them.

by Anonymousreply 712/17/2012

All of them witches.

by Anonymousreply 812/17/2012

311 was right: "Guns Are For Pussies"

by Anonymousreply 912/17/2012

It really is fucking twisted:

We all have to remove our shoes every time we board an airplane, because one guy, one time, tried (and FAILED) to set off a small explosion in his shoe. We all have to turn in our beverages at airport security because, blah blah something something hypothetical about liquids and explosives. Something, again, that has never happened because a passenger carried a drinking beverage onto the flight. But we all have to do it. Because the authorities decided.

Meanwhile weapons that are designed to kill other humans instantly, from a distance, are legal and in the hands of all kinds of people (some well adjusted, some insane, some kinda in between). All kinds of people, all owning guns, all around us. And tragic murders from gun violence happen every day.

by Anonymousreply 1012/17/2012

[quote]Who are the 31 pro-gun Senators?

I don't know all of their names, but from what I read so far, 30 of the 31 are Republicans. (naturally).

The one Democratic Senator who gets money from the NRA is Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

by Anonymousreply 1112/17/2012

Their unwillingness to support their positions tells you everything you need to know about how intellectually indefensible and ridiculous those positions truly are. They indeed are morally bankrupt cowards.

by Anonymousreply 1212/17/2012

R20 the reason you can't take a beverage in is because the concession folks at the airport hired a lobbyist to petition our government. They wrapped up the law in a security package but it was only to benefit the concessions.

by Anonymousreply 1312/17/2012

"They are all on Fox, where they will not have to respond to challenging questions."

As if Gregory ever asked truly challenging questions to Republicans.

by Anonymousreply 1412/17/2012

Astounding, isn't it? 32,000 people killed per year in the US by guns, the vast majority by people well known to them- like the first victim last Friday- a woman who kept guns in her home, one an assault weapon.

It's all about the bu$ine$$ of guns, not the Constitution. Something like more that 200,000 guns have been bought by Americans over the post T'Giving holiday shopping spree.

I live in another universe it seems.

All people who keep guns in their homes to protect themselves are in fact doing just the opposite. They are putting themselves in harms way. Those are the facts.

by Anonymousreply 1512/17/2012

The NRA has a bug up its ass about David Gregory. It included Gregory (along with Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Dianne Feinstein and Michael Bloomberg) in its "enemies list."

by Anonymousreply 1601/17/2013
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