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MSNBC Uses School Shooting Coverage to Push Gun Control

MSNBC Uses School Shooting Coverage to Push Gun Control

MSNBC’s Joy Reid used the network’s coverage of a school shooting in Washington State to push for more gun control on Friday. 

Less than an hour after the network began live coverage of the shooting, she remarked, “You do have the prevalence, obviously, of guns in this country. It’s interesting that Washington State actually has two gun measures that were on the ballot in the upcoming election.” And, “We can’t really have a conversation about school shootings without talking about the country’s gun laws” during an interview with law enforcement analyst Jim Cavanaugh.

Cavanaugh added, “It’s going to come up. It always does when we have mass shootings. And there’s some good ideas. Background checks, I think, 99 percent of the country supports. And I think those are good things.” He also talked about the importance of safely storing firearms so that teenagers could not get access to them.

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