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Joe Scarborough Says Gun Control May Not Make A Difference But We Have To ‘Give It A Try’

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MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said he doesn’t know if banning certain rifles and assault weapons will solve anything, but believes lawmakers should pass gun control anyway.

“Now, anybody that suggests that you need these for hunting deer, hunting animals, the graphic description we saw yesterday of what these bullets did — what this gun did to these children’s bodies and to their organs, that they smashed them like a sledge-hammer, like an overripe melon — that’s what these military weapons do,” Scarborough said Friday on “Morning Joe.” “And we can have the debate about whether Americans need those military weapons to protect against a tyrannical government.”

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“We also should have a really honest conversation this morning about will it make a difference? I don’t know if it will or not. Stopping the sale of these weapons. I do think at this point, we have to give it a try,” Scarborough added.

He also compared the gun control debate to 9/11 and said Americans did everything they could to prevent another terrorist attack and should do the same for firearms, despite the possible erosion of civil liberties.

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