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There was a terrible mass shooting Wednesday night at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, where a gunman savagely murdered 12 people with a handgun — including a sheriff’s sergeant who had engaged him with return fire inside the bar — before turning that gun on himself.
As has become predictable, many Democrats and liberal media pundits quickly jumped to demand stricter gun control laws — ignoring the fact that California has virtually all of the gun control laws they demand already in place — and ramped up their harsh rhetoric against gun owners and Republicans.
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One of those was MSNBC host Chris Matthews, who in a conversation with Democrat California Rep. Jackie Speier on Thursday said that “thoughts and prayers” in the wake of mass shootings “should be outlawed.”
He suggested that Second Amendment advocates had a “neo-religious” reverence for gun rights that they mistakenly believe are “God-created.”
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Matthews began by seemingly suggesting that even semiautomatic handguns like Glocks should be banned from civilian use, as he lamented, “The easiness with which we get a semiautomatic Glock, which goes beep, beep, beep, beep, beep. It doesn’t take any intelligence or skill or talent to use one of these guns to just kill people in their face, and they’re doing it now with some rapidity in this country.”
Speier replied, “So, you’re right. The moments of silence are about all that Congress has the guts to do, and it’s not good enough.”
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With a sneer, Matthews interjected, “You mean, thoughts and prayers? I’m sorry, that should be outlawed. I know it’s well intended in some cases.”
After Speier indicated that she didn’t believe the “thoughts and prayers” were well intended, Matthews said, “It’s a throwaway line by a staffer who knocks off some script, some product, some wordage for somebody political to make it sound like they...
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