MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Bashes NRA In First Five Minutes Of ‘Morning Joe’

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough couldn’t last five minutes on “Morning Joe” without mentioning gun control Thursday and blamed the National Rifles Association (NRA) for only caring about gun sales.

After Scarborough slammed the NRA in the wake of the Broward school shooting Wednesday in Florida, he said he is a stanch defender of the second amendment, but believes no citizen should be able to own a “military assault-style” weapon for any reason. Including home defense.


“The NRA we grew up with, that NRA is no longer interested in protecting gun rights, they’re interested in promoting gun sales. I’m all for gun rights. I’m for the second amendment,” Scarborough said. “I believe it means what it means. I think Americans should be able to have handguns. Should be able to have shotguns. I don’t want the government regulating that. I’m even uncomfortable with state carry laws. That’s how much I disagree with a lot of people in the audience.”

“But the insanity that we have seen has to be curbed and it has to be stopped,” he continued. “And don’t tell me you need military-style assault weapons to protect your home or to go hunting. You do not. And this madness must stop and these background checks have to be enhanced.”

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