MSNBC’s Joy Reid is arguing Americans are taking a risk “every time” they leave their home that they or their loved ones could be shot.
During a segment of her show Monday night, Reid insisted, “We’re not allowed to feel physically safe anywhere in America.”
“Thanks to Republicans’ ironclad partnership with the blood-soaked NRA, which long ago quit the gun safety business and has been working for decades to ensure that the most lethal arms get into as many alienated 18 and 19-year-old incel hands as possible,” she continued.
Reid went on:
“We can’t feel safe at Walmart, at the supermarket, at Bible study or church service, at the salon, at the hospital if God forbid some guy gets mad at his doctor for not giving him opioids, at a nightclub, at a concert, even in a funeral, or at school whether you’re in high school or 10 and in the 4th grade.”
She argued, “Only in America are you literally rolling the dice every time you leave your house, or drop off your kids at school, and you just have to pray that today is not your day, or their day, to meet that angry alienated American man with an AR-15.”
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MSNBC’s @JoyAnnReid: “Only in America are you literally rolling the dice every time you leave your house, or drop off your kids at school, and you have to pray that today is not your day, or their day, to meet that angry alienated American man with an AR-15.” pic.twitter.com/NqLT69WaW5
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Reid also pointed out that over the weekend, there were more mass shooting deaths in the country than there were over the extended Memorial Day weekend.
From June 3-5, at least 17 people were killed and over 60 injured.
Finally, she claimed, “Republicans want you to just get used to feeling this way: Unsafe. Everywhere. All the time. Maybe in exchange for a few tax cuts that honestly don’t get to you anyway because they’re really for the rich people. Or so you can say, ‘Ha I don’t have to use the pronouns. Victory!’”
“All so that they can have more power, which by the way, they’re going to use to give more rich people more stuff and to take more stuff from regular people like you. While you hold your breath every time, you go to a store or drop off your kids at school. That’s the bargain,” she insisted.
Reid’s comments come amid a debate over gun control that has been launched into the forefront of the national spotlight in the wake of mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas.
In the wake of the shootings, New York’s Democratic-controlled legislature passed a series of gun control measures that expand the state’s Red Flag law to allow more individuals to file risk orders which could lead to an individual’s firearms being confiscated.
The measures also raise the age limit to 21 to buy semi-automatic rifles and implement a permitting requirement to buy one.
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Author: Bradley Cortright
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