Chris Matthews: Support gun control or our presidents, political figures might get murdered

Chris Matthews is trying to make the argument that unless we ban ‘assault rifles’ and ‘huge ammo magazines’, presidents and political figures could be murdered by one of these mass shooters:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me finish tonight with this: I was in a big city hospital recently and the issue of gun control, gun safety came up. The doctor said If I wanted to know the impact of guns, he could show me, take me down and show me. Look, gunshot wounds can be truly horrible. The reality justifies the discussion, today, about the need to try and do something about the proliferation of assault rifles, huge ammo magazines and the loopholes in the requirement that there be background checks. People have told us of the horrible sight of those young kids up in Newtown, Connecticut. I personally don’t want to be part of a movement to keep those semi-automatics flying into the hands of all sorts of people as they are today, the hoarders, the survivalists, the paranoid, the criminal and downright politically nutty.

Why? Because the next mass shooter could well emerge out of this pack. Check the shooters of John F. Kennedy and Jerry Ford, who got shot at twice. Look at the men that shot Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and George Wallace. They all had political motives and they all had guns. Got them easy and put them easily to use. And if you’re not against this movement, you’re with it. Write your congressman and say what you think and what you feel. Do it tonight before you go to bed. The address of Congress, for all the congressmen is Congress, U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C., 20515. That’s Washington, D.C. 20515. It will get there. And that’s Hardball for now. Thanks for being with us.

Notice he is talking about mass shooters…but then highlights murders that had nothing to do with mass shooters. Huh? And how many mass shooters have political motives? And how many people carrying a huge rifle is going to get near our president or other political figures?

Matthews is clearly reaching, trying to make an emotional to get you to support gun control. And it’s got FAIL written all over it.

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  • Joe

    He forgot about himself

    (Only kidding – We need him around for a good laugh)

    Did I say something bad? –

    • las1

      When can we start calling him “extremist Democrat dickhead”?

      Soon I hope.

      Ugh… these Democrats are soiling themselves before our very eyes.

  • c4pfan

    I don’t listen to anything he says.

  • Patriot077

    Thanks for the transcript, Scoop. I can’t bear to listen to him! It’s very clear he wants ALL the guns. No logic involved, just ideology.

    • Dukehoopsfan

      I’m with you on this. Poor slobbering, stammering, delusional chrissy lives in a logic-free world of his own.

  • 12grace

    1.Palin: Feds Are ‘Stockpiling Bullets’ To Use Against Americans
    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:15

    2.Obama Using Illegal Immigrants As Form of Terrorism Against Americans

    3.DHS “Operation Thunderdome”…Is This Free America’s Last Stand?

  • Sober_Thinking

    A 30-round magazine + Chris Matthews = huh?

    Apples and oranges Tingles… Chris Matthews still has some brown around his lips.

  • Jeff Geyer

    Chris, you fool…a person can be killed by a pellet gun. Why in the Hell did you compare the assassins of leaders to mass shooters? No comparison; assassins kill for political reasons, whereas mass shooters do it out of passion. It does not take a sharpshooter, or somebody with a 30 round clip to kill. Look at the news; a 4 yr old shot and killed himself accidentally. That is one of the most horrific things I can imagine. Did you report that? No….and why not? Simple…because it does not fit your agenda; your agenda of sucking up to an administration which is doing its damnedest to destroy this country.

  • Les_in_NC

    This guy needs serious help. So if I prepare for an emergency by storing food and water I’m a danger now? He’s really sad.

  • If Matthews was correct in painting the NRA and gun owners as crazy, he would long ago have been a victim of “lead poisoning”. It’s the knee-jerk hysterical Liberals in the inner cities with guns that are biggest abusers of firearms with large numbers of deaths as the result.

  • toongoon

    I wonder if the doctor also offered to bring him to the automobile accident display.
    Oh, maybe that will be next years show.

    • Or those who were raped and beaten because they didn’t have a way to defend themselves.

      • toongoon

        Good point!

      • Jay

        On one of the talk shows yesterday it was pointed out that a woman who resists an assault without a gun is 4 times more likely to be injured or killed.

  • Pancake3

    Chris Matthews is without equal for insane rantings based no more on human reality than a monkey’s blatherings.

  • JungleCogs

    So, you say that unless we support all this firearm confiscation stuff, political figures could be shot. Hummmmm; let me get back to you on that one.

  • bongobear

    This guy is an idiot. JFK was assassinated with a bolt action rifle, Reagan was shot with a revolver, Lincoln was shot with a derringer, McKinley and Garfield with revolvers. I don’t think any American political figure has been harmed by what is now referred to as an ‘assault rifle’.

    • M_J_S

      Don’t give them any ideas!

      • bongobear

        My bad.

    • clockwindingdown

      Do you realize that Chris knows nothing about these incidents, how dare you put him on the spot like this! I bet you are a right wing nut that intends to bring truth, logic, and facts into this discussion, how dare you, I’ll say it again HOW DARE YOU! At this point I am spitting and slobbering upon myself with indignation… LOL!

      It of course is not about truth and facts it is about control an emotions. Fortunately the majority of our citizenry do not support gun control and is in fact stocking up on weapons and ammunition.

      • bongobear

        You can count me among those who are ‘stocking up’.

        • clockwindingdown

          Can’t find any ammunition to go to the range with… All those poor targets are being left alone, such a shame, such a shame… Oh the humanity of it all… Why must they suffer…

  • eff you Chris, you’re lucky law abiding gun owners are cautious.

  • I’m certainly against what’s going on in Congress, but I would never expect any objectivity coming out of MSNBC. Give me a break.

    • M_J_S

      That’s why its called “MSLSD”

      • Jay

        I prefer the More Socialistic Nationalized Barak Channal, but that’s just me.

        • NOt just you, I like your description too! 🙂

  • anneinarkansas

    Glad you provided a transcript…I can not watch him sputter…feel like the spit is hitting me in the face.
    Is he trying to encourage gun ownership?

  • williamm

    And if you’re not against this movement, you’re with it. Duhhhh Crissy. Your brilliance shows through every time you open your mouth.

  • Wow , it’s like he’s trying to get the MSNBC viewers to not want gun control

    “They all had political motives and they all had guns”
    They were all Democrats and/or communists too.

  • edsmanedup

    If we are unarmed it will be easier for the Muslims to overthrow the people. They thru Obama have already overthrown our leaders…Be very afraid…the muslims are coming, the muslims are coming…

    • TexasPGRRider

      The turban cowboys have landed. It`s up to Us to call `em Out and expose the slime for what it is…an Agenda!!!!

    • oregonproud

      Must be almost time for a little, “cowboys and ragheads”!

      • Jay

        Wanna bet the ragheads are backed up by drones in this one?

  • Matthews is nothing more than just a decrepit old has-been. Security for presidential figures is vastly different than it was decades ago.

  • What is with this Goebellian defense of Obama? All of these men were killed with perfectly legal rifles. Are you revealing your intentions Tingles?

  • d00mie

    The real problem is mental health, not guns. Just about every mass shooter has been deranged, and a lot of the kid shooters were on anti-depressants. We are way over-medicated in this country.

  • iaintlyin

    rotflmao. Amen Chris, you ahole, amen

  • ladyjk

    This jerk is nothing but a left-wing nut job. I would be embarassed by the illogical, moronic things that come out of this dim-wit’s mouth. Does this guy have an IQ!! What a joke he is.

  • Just watching that… I could actually feel my IQ falling! I don’t have that much to spare, so I quickly stopped it. 🙂

    • tinlizzieowner

      I didn’t bother to watch it. I’ve got a couple ‘IQ’s’ left I can loan ya. 😉 😉

  • i am sorry was Chris saying something?

  • jleinf

    Cut off the flow of illegal drugs,bust up the gangs and the murder rate will drop by half.

  • Moron with a microphone.

  • ryanomaniac

    Ole Casper the Liberal TV Ghost. What a joke.

  • Nukeman60

    Let’s anal-yze this bimbo. He wants to keep the guns out of the hands of the downright politically nutty. I thought these type of people (the far left) didn’t want guns.

    Then he says that every person who shot a political figure used a gun. Yeah, that’s brilliant, Chrissie. But how many people who stabbed someone else used a gun to do it? Huh?

    Every time I listen to Chris Matthews (and I blame Scoop for this, lol), I get the overwhelming desire to donate to my favorite mental disorder charity.

    I wonder why that is?

  • Watchman74

    Of course gun control doesn’t apply to our political figures and there armed security.

  • deTocqueville1

    He really is an idiot, just babbles on!

    • Hmmm…. Matthews the babbler… gives me an idea. 🙂

      The Babbling Crook

      I babble, babble on my show,
      I seem to talk forever,
      For facts may come and facts may go,
      But lies go on for ever.

      With apologies to Tennyson

    • MadAsHellJack

      He gives IDIOTS a bad name!

  • MadAsHellJack

    Hey Chrissy Tingle Legs (or is that Pants?) if someone wanted your commie muslim idol Emperor Narcissus killed they would get it done whether they had guns or not. The left once again proves want they really want, a totally disarmed America.

  • TexasPGRRider

    I would also encourage Everyone to contact Congress and remind them All that they Each took an Oath to Defend the Constitution and Protect these God Given Rights we All share !!! Any law against the Right to Bear Arms is Unlawful….

  • bjohnson55

    Oh good GOD shut your everloving, chicken picking mouth. Chris Mathews please check yourself back into rehab, that booze is rotting your brain.

  • Below is the list of political figures Chris mentions and those who killed, or attempted to kill them. Definitely not an ounce of difference between Pro-2nd Amendment/Constitutional/Tea Party Conservatives and these murderers. Can’t imagine why anyone would think otherwise.

    John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Communist, Lee Harvey Oswald.

    Gerald Ford assassination attempts were by:
    (1) Manson Family member, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme. (Charles Manson – Aligned with the Socialist/Nazi Aryan Brotherhood, Aryan Brotherhood considered Manson too ‘left-wing’ for them, Manson called himself a Scientologist; Scientology is the religion founded by leftist/occultist L. Ron Hubbard.

    (2) Sara Jane Moore stated the following when talking about why she attempted to kill Ford, “The government had declared war on the left.”

    Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian Anti-Semite who was said to have dabbled in the occult.

    Malcom X was assassinated by fellow leftist/Anti-Semitic Nation of Islam member Talmadge Hayer.

    George Wallace assassination attempt was by Arthur Bremer, a leftist who hated Richard Nixon and wanted to assassinate him, but found it too hard to accomplish. Wallace was his second choice and Bremer lamented the fact that it wouldn’t be a major news story like killing Nixon.

    Martin Luther King, Jr., a Republican, was assassinated by leftist, racist Democrat James Earl Ray

    • tinlizzieowner

      Chris Matthews like so many in the leftist media, has a very selective memory.

  • notsofastthere

    The one who is paranoid Chris, is YOU, and add to you the psychological disorder of projection. So, indirectly, you admit that YOU can’t be trusted. That is what the rest of us already know Chris.

  • 911Infidel

    I’d rather support mental health in the hopes that one day hacks as Chrissy can get the help that he needs to pull his head out of his a$$.

  • notsofastthere

    The buffoon in chief and his family are covered for life by the Secret Service. The buffoon is attempting, with your help, to make sure the people who pay for his protection are left defenseless.
    I guess you’re OK with the presidents access to drones firing upon American citizens?

  • Conservator1

    I’m with it Matthews.

    I’ve written my representatives to inform them I am against further gun control laws. The last assault weapon ban was a failure. Connecticut was ranked the 5th best state with regards to strict gun control laws and it failed to protect the children in Newton.

    But with progressives like Chris, it doesn’t matter if legislation works as long as the federal government can take more of our constitutional rights away. Screw ‘We the People’ should be their motto.

    • PhillyCon

      These people do not care about silly little things like facts.

  • Oh, Right Scoop you’re gonna love this!! Maxine Waters says that we are gonna lose 170 million jobs because of the sequester. I almost died laughing. You gotta post this up!!!!! She said it in a press conference.

    • williamm


      • clevonlittle

        thank you ………. take a minute watch the link !

  • PapaLouie

    How would Presidents be safer if their security details couldn’t carry guns? Oh, you mean only those of us who can’t afford to hire protection and have to protect ourselves should not have guns. How does that make anyone safer?

  • jim Asherman

    Fricking Chris Matthews is a joke.
    Go ahead Chris. Keep implying that everyone who owns a gun is comparable to L.H. Oswald, Squeaky Fromm, or Sirhan Sirhan.
    The insane smugness of people trying to dismantle the constitution is nauseating.

    Intercourse him with a sharp stick.

  • MiketheMarine

    Hey, “Tingles” , your ass is on that list too, bub. Watch out for those bible clinging gun carriers. If we get up in arms we would never skip the chance to untingle your leg for you.

    • Afternoon Mike! Good to see you here again. How you doing?

      • MiketheMarine

        Still fighting this dang illness. It’s been like two weeks and nothing has worked including Z-packs so I’ve begun the redneck flu cure. two glasses of peach moonshine and more menthol cigarettes, followed by a non narcotic muscle relaxer that knocks me out like Mike Tyson hit me.

  • PhillyCon

    Notice he is talking about mass shooters…but then highlights murders that had nothing to do with mass shooters. Huh? And how many mass shooters have political motives? And how many people carrying a huge rifle is going to get near our president or other political figures?

    Good pick up, RS. This is a logical fallacy, but I can’t remember which one. Then again, all of these Leftist arguments are logical fallacies.

  • daimon1

    This is well worth reading.

    Deconstructionism and the Left

    Groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (AU), the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), People For the American Way (PAW), American Atheists (AA), the Baptist Joint Committee (BJC), and many similar groups are among those included within the movement know as “The Left.”
    The Left can be described by various terms (including “postmodernists,” “progressives,” “secularists,” “social Darwinists,” etc.), and the many groups within the Left utilize tactics encompassed within what is known as deconstructionism and poststructuralism. It is helpful to define the above terms so as to recognize when they appear (even if under a different name) and thus be better equipped to neutralize their harmful efforts.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    I hadn’t seen a video clip with that loser in a long time….I appreciated the silence and hope there’s going to be a lot more………silence.

  • Matthews rant (he never does anything else but rant, since a rant requires no facts) reminds me of Colorado’s impending legislation.

    Magpul is running operation “Boulder Airlift” to flood the zone with PMAGs before the legislation strips the law abiding citizen (only, criminals as always get the “screw the law” pass) ability to buy. I think it’s a hilarious response. Good for them.

  • aposematic

    I would tend to call such spewing of nonsense by Crissy just insane ranting; but, the reality is spewing so many lies requires a conscious effort.

  • 57thunderbird

    I guess Chrissy’s tingled hasn’t waned yet.

    • tinlizzieowner

      The tingle down his leg is neuropathy, it’s just moving down from his brain.

  • FreeManWalking


    I for one would gladly sacrifice my president and the other 536 currently elected officials, if it would help save the chilrens.

  • guppymanster

    Sure Chris Matthews bases everything on emotions. All liberals politicize emotion since feelings dominate liberal thinking. They are not concerned with logic or facts and they will always place emotion ahead of reason. The only problem with that is your emotions will lie to you every time. The typical leftist does not like to be confused by facts and being an overly sensitive alarmist; they navigate through life from one crisis to the next. When a new catastrope does occur they believe more laws and bigger government is the solution. When an incident happens like the one at at Sandy Hook liberals hop up and offer their agnda (which has been in a drawer waiting for something like this to occur as was Obama Care) irrespective of the Second Amendment. It is irrelevant to them that more people are killed with hammers and clubs each year than with rifles.

  • UnCL3

    Gee, what about Marxist pig lapdog apparatchiks like you, Chissie?

  • UnCL3

    Why God, why Tim Russert and not this ahole?

  • repubboy

    What is wrong with this man ? This man is absolutely off his gourd.. He thinks that Law abiding citizens that own guns want to kill politicians, His thinking is skewed to a point of being completely delusional. And if We give up our freedoms , politicians, that all important class of individual will not die or be killed by guns ?? Huh ? What is he thinking !
    He really needs help !

  • Jay

    Political motives? All the shooters Tingles mentions were libtards.

  • This guy has NO common sense, and for the most part is an idiot.

  • cheyennecowboy

    Chris “leg quiver” matthews. Please allow me to enlighten you. If someone is bent on murder, it only takes a single shot from a single shot rifle or one shot from a two shot or four shot deringer. ONE SINGLE SHOT FOR MURDER! Get it through your thick skull, if someone is going to murder, he or she WILL find a way. You, SIR, are a nut case! BTW, chris, What’s your address, so we can send you junk mail, like you’re purporting people do to Congress?

  • The government propaganda controlled media again hoping you will believe it is about “Gun Control”, it really about pushing a “People Control” agenda.

  • pingan