‘Watch The Prairie Dogs Blow Up’: Mika, Joe Mock Republicans Over 2nd Amendment

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MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” hosts mocked Republicans on Wednesday over the Second Amendment.

Host Joe Scarborough played footage showing Republican lawmakers opposing a ban on so-called “assault weapons.” Republican Senators John Thune of South Dakota, Ken Buck of Colorado and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana defended the AR-15 as the “gun of choice” for hunting, “feral pigs” and “prairie dogs.”

Co-host Mika Brzezinski chided the remarks.

“Maybe they need land mines in South Dakota as well,” Brzezinski said. “Purchase those and watch the prairie dogs blow up. Wouldn’t that be fun?”

“It’s ridiculous and it’s unjustifiable,” Scarborough chimed in. “It’s all they have. They sound so stupid when they talk that way.”

Scarborough then said restrictions on guns are just par for the course and lambasted the “constitutional right” to own a gun.

“Hey, wake up! That’s how the world operates. You know what, like we all have to go through TSA. We all have to get checked as we’re going on to our planes. We all have to take off our shoes. We all have to take out our computers, our laptops, not because we’ve done anything wrong, but because somebody has done something wrong,” Scarborough said.


“The thing that seems really just absolutely outrageous is you have these people, first of all, justifying the use of a weapon of war against varmints. Little kids are slaughtered in Sandy Hook. Little children are slaughtered in Uvalde. Shoppers are slaughtered in El Paso, Texas. Buffalo, New York, grocers are slaughtered again with the same weapon of choice over and over again, these mass shootings, high profile mass shootings, they use the same weapon of choice. And they’re saying ‘yeah, well, we have a constitutional right to have these guns to kill varmints and feral pigs.'”

Scarborough finished his anti-gun rant by calling for Congress to raise the age limit from 18 to 21 to purchase a gun. (RELATED: Jean-Pierre Unable To Answer Whether Proposed Gun Control Legislation Would’ve Prevented Mass Shootings)

“Historians are going to look back and say ‘what infected the minds of politicians on Capitol Hill in 2022, and years before that, from Sandy Hook forward?'”

Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn said Monday he is under the impression that raising the age requirement from 18 to 21 is not on the table, according to CBS News.

Democrats are pushing for bans on high capacity magazines, red-flag laws and universal background checks.