Mayor Pete Buttigieg: On Weapons, Society Has Already Decided ‘There’s A Line’ | MSNBC

Mayor Pete Buttigieg: On Weapons, Society Has Already Decided 'There's A Line' | MSNBC 1


Mayor Pete Buttigieg on the Second Amendment: "In America, it is already the case that anybody, as far as I know, can own a slingshot. And nobody can have a nuclear weapon, right? If you think about it, it means we have already decided, as a society, consistent with the Constitution, within the boundaries of the Second Amendment, that there's a line." Aired on 10/2/19.
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg: On Weapons, Society Has Already Decided 'There's A Line' | MSNBC

31 Comments on "Mayor Pete Buttigieg: On Weapons, Society Has Already Decided ‘There’s A Line’ | MSNBC"

  1. Maynard Keenan | October 2, 2019 at 7:01 PM | Reply

    Yeah… Good luck with that mayor Pete 🙄

    • Give the Second Amendment nutters what they want, but allow them to have all the Bazookas, Surface to Air Missiles, Tommy Guns and AK-47’s they want, but only as long as they live in Wyoming and anyone who doesn’t want to live there can move to other states. And we’ll see how long it takes before they blow each other up, and thus eliminate themselves from the gene pool. And the people remaining outside of Wyoming will be the intelligent people who understand that you don’t need AK-47’s for sport or self defense. If you can’t own a missile, or a nuclear armament, then there are limits on the Second Amendment. In 1789 when the Bill of Rights and Second Amendment was drafted, they had cannons and muskets that took 20 seconds to reload per shot. The founders never intended for people to own weapons that fire 90 rounds a minute, and they never intended for everyone to own a cannon.

      In the rest of America, if you want to own a handgun, you should have to go through a background check for any domestic violence, mental health, criminal history. Then you should have to register your gun like you do your car. Then you should have to have a gun license like you do to operate your car, and be required to take safety classes. And just like you can’t operate an airplane without a special license, you shouldn’t be able to own stockpiles of ammo or own simi-automatic guns without a special license that requires FBI approval. And you tax them at a 90% tax rate. You don’t ban ammo and simi-automatic guns outright, but you make getting them so difficult to obtain and own that very few will. Same thing with ordinary hand guns and shotguns. Tax guns at a higher rate just like we tax other risks to health like tobacco and alcohol, along with licensing, registration, and background checks.

  2. I like Buttigieg. He actually talks sane. We seem to have lost our sanity in this country.

    • Susi Andrew Yang talks a lot of sense too! Pete seems like a good guy but with normal policies

      Andrew yang has the outta the box future thinking that’s gonna save this planet !

  3. Well there were no mass shootings in 1789, because all they had was muskets. But everybody was still able to go hunting.

  4. i love this guy and i so hope he some how gets a chance..he is young and i was hoping a bernie pete ticket but now maybe a warren for president and pete for vice..i would vote that

    • No!! Warren is a former Republican. She has cheated all her life inc, ( Boston Globe) hiring her audience to cheer at the NHDNC.

  5. Only You Can Prevent A Sodomite From Ruling Over Us!

  6. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Second Amendment

    • It’s the well regulated part that 2A exploiters ignore.
      Check each state’s laws in print for yourself: Google your state and the magic words “Militia Law”, and you will find that the laws spell out clearly that your organized Militia is the National Guard, and the unorganized militia are people who can be called up BY the Organized militia, then trained, then armed. In that order. In other words, you get your gun when you’re drafted. From the Armory vault.
      Your National Guard, citizen soldiers, aka The People, aka the Regulated Militia, keep your Arms in buildings called Armories exactly as described by the 2A for that purpose. The Feds may not infringe on each state’s National Guard/State Defense Force, folks (that would be the free State part that also gets handily ignored). The Federal Government doesn’t get to tell the Montana National Guard, which answers to the Governor, to disband and disarm. Get it now?
      There’s nothing well regulated about having $600 & a Cabella’s within driving distance so you can score a warfighters weapon designed for fending off whole enemy echelons of equally armed men. Last time I checked, the Viet Cong weren’t sending entire platoons to steal your Smart TV.
      Civilian firearms should be slow to fire, slow to load. Not warfighter weapons designed to be just the opposite.

    • @4c1dr3fl3x Bravo. That is just beautiful.

  7. Mermaid Flying | October 2, 2019 at 7:15 PM | Reply

    I love Pete however I disagree with him on this point of view. An AR-15 is only a semi-auto it is not a full auto assault rifle. Now I think bump-stocks should be banned for general public. I’m a small woman. My Sister & I have a farm in the middle of nowhere. I will ALWAYS exercise my right to defend myself. Also, Girls have a better chance of stopping an assailant with an AR-15 than a shot gun! The majority of women can not handle the kickback that comes with firing a shotgun, which puts them in a vulnerable position during the act of defense.

    • It’s not hard to make them fully auto.
      I feel for you but these weapons are always being used to mow down crowds of civilians. This is a National Emergency.

  8. “District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), is a landmark case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to keep and bear arms, unconnected with service in a militia, for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home, and that the District of Columbia’s handgun ban and requirement that lawfully owned rifles and shotguns be kept “unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger lock” violated this guarantee” Wikipedia

  9. Your Friendly Neighborhood Bitch, Karen | October 2, 2019 at 7:19 PM | Reply

    Love this dude! I don’t think he’ll be president this election cycle but I do expect to see this man in the office at some point in his lifetime and I think he’ll be a great president

  10. What’s worse Corrupt Politicians or Legal Weapons ??..Which one protects people’s rights ??..Just Askin’ !!

    • Dennis Janda YangGang protects people by giving fines to weapons dealers than giving that money into YOUR pocket.. wouldn’t it be nice to see some of that cash that the government fines !

      why do the government paid themselves for the fines that affect us! I think if a corporation should be fined for these disasters that their products are responsible for!! And those fines should be going into Dennis janda’s bank account!

  11. googlesucks you | October 2, 2019 at 7:33 PM | Reply

    Bernie just got out of heart surgery.

  12. Gayrrorist Pete Buttiegayg


  13. Earnest T Bass | October 2, 2019 at 7:44 PM | Reply

    Phony Christian

  14. Pete 2020! He is brilliant and exactly what our country needs right now. He has my vote!

  15. He’s pushing buttons but I don’t see him as very bright. I think he’s a phoney.

  16. Chicorito Rey | October 2, 2019 at 8:51 PM | Reply


  17. Jasper Perrywinkle | October 2, 2019 at 10:06 PM | Reply

    You dickheads just drove up prices and sales. And nra membership.

  18. Google andrew yang

  19. We should be fining these corporations who’s products are causing death and destruction. I say for every mass shooting in America there is a 10 million fine for these companies. And the money that is taken should be PUT Into the hands of people of that STATE

    the people of Florida
    the people of Texas
    the people of California
    the people of Kansas

    Deserve to be paid for the loss they suffer from the companies that produce these products !

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