October 11, 2017
Appearing as a guest on Monday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight on FNC, frequent MSNBC guest and liberal Republican Richard Painter had a great deal of trouble explaining how more gun control might have stopped the Las Vegas mass shooting or other mass shootings as host Carlson challenged him on the subject.
Painter — who has a history of excoriating the NRA — has recently been using his Twitter account to attack the pro-gun group and Republicans it supports, referring to NRA campaign spending as “blood money.”
On Monday’s show, after the University of Minnesota law professor and former Bush administration member argued that the police should have been notified that Last Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock had bought so many guns, but declined to specify the exact number he thought should trigger police scrutiny, host Carlson followed up, referring to Painter’s Twitter rants:
But your claim — explicit claim — that this could have been solved by laws — you said that repeatedly and suggested that anyone who didn’t agree with you had, quote, “blood money” in their pockets, which is a heavy thing to say. So, again, what specific law are you calling for?
We can talk about the NRA blood money, what they’re doing to the Republican party, or we can talk about the solutions. I focus now on the solution —
After Carlson jumped in to push for him to discuss his proposed solution, his guest continued:
Law enforcement ought to know if someone has acquired dozens of weapons, and they can use that information along with other information. For example, is the person associating with known terrorists? Is the person associating with the Ku Klux Klan? Is the person who appears to be psychologically unsettled?
This article was posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:42 am