AR-15s Are Weapons Of War – Here’s The Proof | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

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In the wake of a mass shooting in Colorado, former president Barack Obama called for action against gun violence, slamming “cowardly politicians” for opposing firearm restrictions. The shooting in Colorado is yet another mass shooting perpetuated with the use of an AR-15. In fact, about 25 percent of the past 80 mass shootings have involved AR-15s. In this special report, MSNBC’s Ari Melber walks through the history and development of the deadly weapon, and details Biden’s efforts to ban it from civilian use for good. This is an excerpt from a longer special report. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 03/23/2021.
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AR-15s Are Weapons Of War – Here's The Proof | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

42 Comments on "AR-15s Are Weapons Of War – Here’s The Proof | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC"

  1. Hello kittie’s dark side.

  2. Ted cuz is the cringiest!

    • Lawrence Holst | March 24, 2021 at 11:56 AM | Reply

      All of these men
      Ted Cruz Rick Perry Donald Trump Mitch McConnell Newt Gingrich Ronald Reagan remind me of
      da da da da the Batman in every episode he would fight the same men who Commit crimes and never go away Until the people got used to seeing the villain; these days it almost seems normal that we are never able to remove them

    • Ken Albertsen | March 24, 2021 at 1:18 PM | Reply

      Porky drawn to pork.

    • @Ken Albertsen Have you ever eaten bacon cooked on the barrel of a rifle, it’s like eating freedom. Where else can you go and wrap bacon on the barrel of a rifle, shoot cook it and have a snack no where. That is freedom, that is your second amendment right and your freedom to do what you want. Why would you want to take that right away to shoot cook bacon.

    • Kakashi Hatake | March 25, 2021 at 2:43 PM | Reply

      His a true american unlike democrats

  3. Rhimera lemuse | March 23, 2021 at 10:27 PM | Reply

    Should the FDA “permit” Senator Cruz’s gun oil cured bacon?

    • Carlos Speicywiener | March 25, 2021 at 9:44 AM | Reply

      What? Gun oil is not edible, well technically lt is, but it’s not good tasting and there’s no nutritional value. Basically, ted Cruz is ruining a bunch of pork bellies and wasting ingredients. I bet he has stock in pork bellies and hog futures. So he buys a bunch of it, driving prices up and increasing his stock portfolio, putting money in his pocket. But then he declares the loss due to waste overage and takes a huge tax credit, putting more money in his pocket. Plus the kickbacks from his “bacon business”, the pork people, and the unions. Money, money, money and more money from this terrible idea.

  4. Dam, that statement from Biden aged well. Still rings true even more so.

  5. Sequence of events
    1. Shooting happens
    2. “See why do civilians have guns!” along with thoughts and prayers
    3. Interviews by the leftwing media offering condolences to grief stricken families & communities
    4. Interviews by the right wing media saying how it isnt the gun, but the person.
    5. “Youre infriging on our 2nd amendment right”
    6. A few weeks of debate on guns
    7. Some bill about gun control TRIES to pass the senate (like that is ever happening…)
    8. Everyone forgets about the shooting
    9. Repeat

    • Serious Maran | March 26, 2021 at 8:24 PM | Reply

      @String Bean but that would have to mean stopping the government too. A terrorist by definition creates terror, and US politicians have done a lot of that, as have UK ones.

    • Johan Nilsson | March 26, 2021 at 8:45 PM | Reply

      @Selouskimo I meant that voting is also a right, since you said that owning guns is a right. I was commenting that many (I’m not saying you specifically think so) seem to think that it’s more important that gun rights aren’t infringed upon than that the right to vote isn’t infringed upon (which Republican politicians tries to do whenever they get a chance, especially for minority groups).

    • @Johan Nilsson I daresay gun rights are under a lot more infringement than voting rights.

    • Johan Nilsson | March 26, 2021 at 9:20 PM | Reply

      @Selouskimo Many would disagree, especially people from minority groups.

    • @Johan Nilsson Many are very stupid.

  6. Praetor_Fenix420 | March 24, 2021 at 12:37 PM | Reply

    Ted Cruz will never be outdone in this game of one downs manship.

  7. These folks are making laws. It’s just nerve-wracking.

  8. karmakazi219 | March 25, 2021 at 4:30 AM | Reply

    Rand Paul looked like that was the first time he had ever even held a gun.

  9. The NRA is a LOUSY citizen of the United States of A.

    • The Morning Sage | March 26, 2021 at 4:24 AM | Reply

      Agreed. Even the gun community hates the NRA. They waste money, they really aren’t gun advocates, and they rub shoulders with politicians like it’s a massage parlor. And not the legal kind.

  10. Welcome Welcome | March 25, 2021 at 7:46 AM | Reply

    DIDN’T KNOW TED CRUZ WAS A CANNIBAL! LMAO!

  11. Michèle Gagné | March 25, 2021 at 8:36 AM | Reply

    If seeing deadly weapons with effigies of “My Little Pony” and “Hello Kitty” doesn’t scream “NOT NORMAL” to you, then you must be living in an alternative world and have lost all sense of discernment.

  12. I remember years ago going out to Idaho to visit a friend that I grew up with on the east coast and meeting him at a very tiny dinner in a very small town 3 hrs north of Boise, and when I walked in right away I saw hand guns on the counter and on people, so being a gun owner and being an outdoors person and being curious I asked do you really need to be strapped to have eggs over? and this is what I was told, ‘ do you know that Obama is trying to take your guns away 🤔and I busted out laughing and said do you think president Obama is interested in coming out here in jerkwater Idaho to kick in the dinner doors and say give me your guns, don’t know if I made any kind of point but this is the way (sad to say) some people think thx Tommy

  13. Adolf Shitler | March 26, 2021 at 8:09 AM | Reply

    This dude just skipped over the xm16 and lies through his teeth.

  14. Yep they are weapons of war and I’ll be keeping mine. I’ll also be having BBQs without White House permission.

  15. Ted Cruz looks like he should be trying 1920s damsels to a rail way line whilst twisting his moustache and ending every sentence with the sound “nyaaah”

  16. Ehh…. the lethality is the same because it’s a gun with the same caliber but the difference is the military is automatic and ours are SEMI automatic. It’s definitely a difference 🤷🏽‍♂️

  17. AR15 can’t live without it, you need it all the time, going to the Mall, to School, and at a birthdayparty, to keep the toddlers in line..

    DearAmerica, the World is laughing at you priorities..
    you are 4 % of the worlds population, but own 42 % of all private weapons ….
    you must be the most affraid nation on the planet ..

  18. Darron Madura | March 26, 2021 at 3:53 PM | Reply

    I cant watch this anymore. You’re making me want to go get an AR.

  19. Tyler Stevens | March 26, 2021 at 5:07 PM | Reply

    Think I’m going to buy another ar this weekend before these fools ban them

  20. Elizabeth Catt | March 26, 2021 at 11:51 PM | Reply

    When you treat a gun like a toy, it doesn’t make you look tough…it makes you look like a child.

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