MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Criticizes Guns After NY, NJ Bombings

MSNBC Chris Hayes

On Monday–less than 48 hours after the New York and New Jersey bombings occurred–MSNBC’s Chris Hayes criticized guns.

He did this in the third of three tweets that he sent during the time police were closing in on bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rhamani and in the immediate aftermath of his apprehension.

In the first tweet, Hayes referenced reports that thieves disturbed the bombs–actually disabling the one in NYC–while “trying to steal bags.” He called this “an incredible stroke of luck.”

In the second tweet, sent just as news of Rhamani’s capture was breaking, Hayes wrote, “Fantastic news that he was taken alive.”

In the next tweet, Hayes wrote, “We’re also very lucky that the attackers tried to use explosives rather than guns.”

Did Hayes miss the terror attack in Nice, France, on July 14? That attack was carried out with a truck and killed 84 people. Did he miss the July 3 suicide bombing in Baghdad that killed over 320 people, according to Reuters? Did he ever read about the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, where CNN reported over 24o U.S. personnel were killed?

Yes, these are only a handful of examples of bombs rather than guns or trucks rather guns but the list could be longer and the point is clear: a well-timed attack on innocent lives with nearly any weapon can be disastrous. But the one weapon which Americans can use to defend themselves is a gun, so it is strange that Hayes picks the gun to criticize following a weekend where bombs were used to terrify New York and New Jersey residents.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at


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