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The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on gun violence prevention on Tuesday, one that was scheduled before two recent mass shootings in Atlanta and Colorado. The Morning Joe panel discusses if any legislation can pass in the Senate. Aired on 03/24/2021.
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74 Comments on "Joe: Background Checks Do Not Infringe On Second Amendment Rights | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Einstein

  2. LaCelle Lamb | March 24, 2021 at 8:53 AM | Reply

    Senator Kennedy actually said the things that need to be put in place to keep weapons out of the hands of those that should not be allowed to have them.
    We are required to do more to get an automobile license than to buy an assault rifle. SMDH

    • how do you: keep weapons out of the hands of those.? Who exactly? EVERYONE can snap at any given day. But if guns are all over, what you think will happen??? You need to ban ALL guns. No “licence” will stop a GOOD GUY WITH A GUN when he catches his neighbour screwing his wife…

    • There are no assult rifles bought or sold by american citizens. The only and I mean only assult rifles that exist are owned by the military. In actuality a assult rifle is a completely automatic rifle. The confusion is where you call anything you deem to look assulty as a assult rifle which is extremely troubling. A whack job could run through a grocery store lopping off heads with a machete and if he cut off more than 1 head it’s deemed to be a assult machete. America will not become safer by trying to label anything shooting more than 1 round as a assult rifle. Certainly would behoove everyone to educate yourself before jumping on the band wagon not knowing what you are talking about.

    • @Kevin Doble EDUCATION is key my friend:

    • @Mr AJ and your solutions are what?

    • @Mr AJ We have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms that prohibits the government from infringing on that right. If you want to live somewhere where no civilians can have guns, there are plenty of other countries in the world you can go to. Here in America, nobody’s taking or banning any of our guns, or we quite literally go to war with the government.

  3. Kingston Rock | March 24, 2021 at 8:54 AM | Reply

    These are our representatives, people voted 🗳 these guys in to do nothing. I don’t know what purpose they serve quite frankly

  4. Elaine Brooksbank | March 24, 2021 at 8:55 AM | Reply

    If John Kennedy doesn’t know there are restrictions on who can obtain a drivers licence or laws on how you get to keep it then he shouldn’t be privileged enough to own a licence himself because he obviously isn’t knowledgable on any of those laws.

    But Republicans might be a bit torn this time. How do they defend the murderer’s “right” to murder whomever he wants when it turns out that this particular murderers is a Muslim. I doubt whether “ he was having a bad day” would be even considered as a defence.

    I suspect Republicans won’t know whether to defend his right to murder indiscriminately or to label him as a terrorist in their usual “let’s do absolutely nothing” stance. We’ve already had “the Democrats are coming for your guns” trotted out. Apparently they’ve been “coming for your guns” for decades now. Using the Sidney Powell defence argument “which rational person would possibly fall for that.”

    • @ragingbull alf no comment big mouth!

    • ragingbull alf | March 26, 2021 at 7:07 AM | Reply

      @Sheila Hart Hmm. So either YOU don’t know WTF you are talking about or for some inexplicable reason you don’t want to tell us?
      Who died? How did they die? Who killed them?
      Please don’t tell me that I have a big mouth, when it’s you talking bollocks!

    • @Elaine Brooksbank the fbi is compromised ! Why is peter styrok not in jail?

    • Elaine Brooksbank | March 26, 2021 at 8:35 AM | Reply

      @Sheila Hart because you can’t put someone in jail for sending disparaging tweets about someone – otherwise your dear leader would have been wearing an orange jump suit long since.
      The attack on Peter Strzok (you should at least try to spell his name correctly) had nothing to do with his e-mails or texts or what he said about Trump in a private conversation otherwise Lindsey Graham would also be behind bars. It was purely because of how successful he was at busting Russian spy rings. Putin wanted him gone and your dear leader obliged.
      Same with Bruce Ohr – who they couldn’t use any e-mails or texts against. But he was a success at busting Russian crime syndicates. Putin wanted him gone – your dear leader obliged. And which country do you think benefited from not have these 2 do their jobs? It certainly wasn’t America.

      Just a little tip – before you throw things out which you think might be difficult to answer make sure it’s not something Trump has done in spades. Equivalencies are way too easy to find.

    • @Elaine Brooksbank thats not all he did and if you were genuine u would mention his involvement in the steel report total fraud!! But u,liberals only see and here what u want! And the impeachment twice found him not guilty! U people deserve WHAT is coming! I cant wait!

  5. Merlin Mililli | March 24, 2021 at 9:07 AM | Reply

    Lol, “theatre” , like the way he and his other perverted colleagues purposefully set up their shot to be in front of a pair of headless women’s legs?

  6. These politicians makes me sick. Why don’t they openly admit: “hey im getting huge paychecks from the NRA so im ok with dead people” ???

    • They’ve been getting such a huge paycheck that the NRA went bankrupt. LoL

    • Robert The Bruce | March 24, 2021 at 12:56 PM | Reply

      Exactly, and it makes me wonder how nobama got so rich off the senator salary and president salary. He should be exposed for being such a liar not to mention the most race baiting pos president ever in the history of the USA.

    • @Ray S the people doing the mass shootings generally are not criminals until they commit the mass shootings. So keeping guns out of mentality Ill people’s hands would be a start in the right direction.

    • Alison Casilli | March 24, 2021 at 3:36 PM | Reply

      I am pretty sure that if there were not people in American who feel like they should be able to own a weapon that the NRA would not have the funds to donate to anyone, but your point does stand true. We are allowed to own weapons and that right should not be arbitrarily taken away (I like guns, they go boom rar) BUT asking to have stricter laws regulating them is not a big ask. No one who owns a gun has not reacted to a mass shooter with disgust. We all know that no one likes to hear about the murders and robberies that take place with guns, but most of those guns have been proven to have been illegally gained. The problem is, for that weapon to be out there to be illegally obtained a legal gun owner had to have either sold it on illegally or lost control of the weapon, which is HUGE red flag. Laws need to be refined so that legal weapon owners are protected against the behavior of their criminal counterparts and not have their weapons at risk to be taken.

    • It’s time to toss the second amendment, and write a new 28th amendment. Clearly neither side agrees to what the language in the Second Amendment is, or what it means, or what the intent was. Also it’s clear is that times and circumstances are vastly different than what they were 240 years ago. A fresh new amendment With unequivocal language should make both sides happy I would think. Let’s get going on that.

  7. Finally a senator who actually understands and he wants to regulate guns the way we do cars. He said so himself

  8. As John Prine once wrote: “And all the news just repeats itself, like some forgotten dream (nightmare) that we’d both seen.”

    • @Demo Crusher what does that have to do with the price of tea in China? I’m referring to the endless litany of mass murder in your lovely blood-stained nation. Doesn’t matter who is doing the killing, it’s your totally messed up system that makes it an almost hourly occurrence.

    • William Springer | March 24, 2021 at 5:30 PM | Reply

      @Mark Stevens 😆 The US has no more violence than any other country. Take your blatant lies elsewhere.

    • Mark Stevens | March 24, 2021 at 5:59 PM | Reply

      @William Springer Oh My God – you are one deluded person! You live in the most violent nation at least in the first world. I know they keep you distracted and misinformed about the world, but you sir just crawled out from under a large rock if that is what you believe. Crazy talk! It’s pretty much the US and Brazil. Great company to keep when it comes to the price of a human life.

    • Maureen Peterson | March 24, 2021 at 7:07 PM | Reply

      @William Springer Ita absolutely does! You know that!

  9. When the Oathkeepers were planning their riot, it came up that DC has gun laws, so don’t bring guns. Sounds like gun laws are a deterrent.

  10. Chris Dooley | March 24, 2021 at 1:03 PM | Reply

    Republican’s always throws out the “Thoughts and Prayers” statement as they take more money from the Gun and ammo companies.

    • @John Yost You can adopt, but you can’t change an amendment. The only time we EVER did that was with the adoption of the 21st amendment, which was used to repeal the 18th.

      Also, I would argue that the 2nd is even more off limits given its status as one of the ten amendments gained from the Bill of Rights. You try altering one of those, and the rest mean nothing.

    • @SlyFan1993 I appreciate your opinion and support your right to share it even though I disagree with you. When the 2nd Ammendment was adopted to fire 10 bullets in under 5 minutes would take 10 loaded guns at the ready. Now it takes pulling the trigger as fast as you can 10 times, or as fast as the recoil fires for you. Their bullets were inaccurate and either expensive or time consuming to make by hand. It is an entirely different World than it was then. The citizens probably could have overthrown the Government back then as they basically were our Army. Now the armed citizens would have zero chance because we have the standing Army the Constitution didn’t want us to have armed in ways you could never overcome.

    • Katherine Jones | March 25, 2021 at 3:05 PM | Reply

      Puke! AGAIN! Pro life, they adamantly claim, except when NRA tells them not to! And indiscriminate murder is jolly good time for seditious GOP!

    • Katherine Jones | March 25, 2021 at 3:08 PM | Reply

      @#j G GOP wants to take YOUR LEGAL RIGHT TO VOTE! Sensible people want you to stay alive TO VOTE! No one is coming for your cursed guns, just keep them out of hands of crazies, abusers , those other deplorables!

    • Red Feather Contracting and Landscape LLC. | March 25, 2021 at 6:07 PM | Reply

      @David Flikkema Keep killing babies and see where you all end up….

  11. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

    • PointingOutObvious | March 24, 2021 at 6:57 PM | Reply

      Republican politicians aren’t good men. Most of them…

    • Good men are fighting gun control, so what’s your point?

    • @WBM – No, they’re not really “fighting” gun control. Everytime there’s a mass shooting in this country, they TALK about what they want to do, but in the end, they don’t DO ANYTHING! They don’t pass any new laws, bills or restrictions.

    • @Don’t Panic Where is the need for new bills or restrictions? There are plenty of laws and or restrictions on the books already, if these haven’t affected the end desired, then we can safely conclude that gun control is yet another democrat exercise in futility or just one more liberal flight from reality. GUN CONTROL DOES NOT WORK, HAS NEVER WORKED, AND WILL NEVER WORK PERIOD…..FULL STOP!

  12. When we didn’t make changes after the murder of those kindergartners I realized we weren’t going to. We should stop lying to ourselves and just admit that truth.

  13. “Thoughts and prayers, posts and shares. I’m bleeding out of open wounds, another day that no one cares.” – Filter

  14. Rene Derieux | March 24, 2021 at 5:04 PM | Reply

    Biggest theater is Cruz pretending he cares about anyone but himself.

  15. of course Cruz has to turn this into “the democrats want to take away your guns!!” no, Rafael. it would just be nice to make it harder for crazy people to buy an assault rifle.

  16. Cateyes Reid | March 24, 2021 at 6:24 PM | Reply

    If anybody thinking Ted said anything worth hearing from him just remember he threw his wife and kids under the 🚌!

  17. Kimberly Winters | March 24, 2021 at 9:32 PM | Reply

    “What happens after every mass shooting..”
    “Everytime there’s a mass shooting..theres this political theater ”
    I dont think he can defend anything let alone guns after saying that.

  18. Esther Peterson | March 24, 2021 at 10:05 PM | Reply

    We should be careful on money useage,if you are not spending to earn back,then stop spending

  19. “Every time there’s a shooting we play this ridiculous theatre…”
    The irony of the first half of that statement coupled with the depravity of the second half makes Cruz less than human. And I’m being kind.

  20. “I’m not trying to perfectly equate these two.” translation — “I’m not being paid by the alcohol lobby.”

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