David Gregory: No Pro-Gun Rights Senators Would Go On Meet The Press

David Gregory

Pro-gun rights politicians are wimps when it comes to facing the public with their gun advocacy stance, especially in the aftermath of a horrific event like the Newton massacre.  Yet behind closed doors they accept “campaign contributions” and endorsements from the National Rifle Association (NRA) with no hesitation.  The hypocrisy is astounding…

The Huffington Post

‘Meet The Press’ host David Gregory said that no pro-gun rights senators would agree to go on the show on Sunday.

“We reached out to all 31 pro-gun rights senators in the new Congress to invite them on the program to share their views on the subject this morning,” he said. “We had no takers.”

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) joined the show to discuss a greater need for gun control. She announced that Senate Democrats would intrduce a new bill banning assault weapons on the first day of the new Congress in January.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a staunch advocate for gun control, also appeared on the show. Bloomberg helped found the group “Mayors Against Illegal Guns.”

MTP Executive Producer Betsy Fischer Martin confirmed that none of the 31 senators invited would agree to come on.

Pro-gun rights have been mostly quiet since a gunman walked into a Connecticut elementary school on Friday and shot 26 people, including children, and then himself.The NRA on Friday refused to comment on the shooting.

One exception? Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) told Fox News Sunday that he believed more guns are the answer to violence in schools.

“I wish to god she had had an M4 in her office,” he said of Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung, who was killed in the shooting.

2 comments

  1. Let’s hope that this desire to look sane (dare I hope that they’re ashamed of being associated with their positions?) lingers long enough for a bill to pass that gets hurting people the help they need and gets these military-grade weapons out of circulation.

    The number of friends of mine, nearly all good Christian types, who are posting gun porn on Facebook and blogs this past weekend has been nauseating. The “I want a Glock now” post very nearly made me ill.

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