In the wake of the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, NBC’s Tom Brokaw called for a ban on the “AR-14” assault weapon, a gun that does not exist.
Appearing on NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday, Brokaw commented on the mass shooting that took place at a nightclub Sunday morning, saying, “If this turns out to be connected to some kind of international group, all the politicians will jump all over that saying we’ve got to do something about that saying, ‘We’ve got to do something about them.'”(RELATED:50 Dead, 53 Injured In Orlando Shooting — FBI Investigating Terror Ties)
“But let’s say it’s a domestic shooting, we’ve got to do something about that. You know, I’m a gun owner, I’ve been saying this for months now. It’s time for people to come together and say ‘enough.’ If he had an assault weapon, an AR-14, Stan McCrystal has said [that it’s] not to be in civilian hands. It’s designed to do one thing, to kill people.” (RELATED: FBI: Suspect Bragged About Ties To ‘Terrorist Organizations’)
“We don’t have any dialogue going on in America about all these mass shootings that have occurred since San Bernardino and they’ve been going on around the country, three or more killed at a time. This absolutely belongs to a political debate and it ought to be a place where both parties can talk about it in a rational fashion to dial down.”
“If you’ve got a problem, get a gun, that’s what goes on now,” Brokaw said. “It’s got to come to an end. It’s a terrible commentary.”