March 22, 2019
MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi said “nobody in America has suggested banning any guns” during coverage Thursday of new gun control measures in New Zealand, although in fact many people in America have suggested banning types of guns.
Velshi had on gun control advocate Shannon Watts and sought to take the conversation in a different direction than discussing the new gun bans in New Zealand following last week’s massacre at two mosques that left 50 dead.
“Nobody in America has suggested banning any guns, but we have so many guns in this country that it causes other problems, right?” he asked, going on to discuss a recent NBC News report on the prevalence of suicide by guns in the United States.
Velshi’s comment is curious, given the intense wave of support for gun control measures on the left, particularly in the past year since the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Florida.
This article was posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6:43 am