During Tuesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, host Joe Scarborough discussed the “epidemic” of mass shootings in the wake of the shooting in Odessa, TX, which took place over the weekend.
Scarborough noted how many recent shootings have been done with AR-15s, saying politicians would be more willing to figure something out if the shootings were carried out by radical Muslims instead of white Americans.
“Tragically for the good people of Texas, [shootings] have become an epidemic in the state of Texas, while their politicians say, ‘We can’t do anything to help. We can’t do anything to help.’ I guarantee you, if it was a Muslim radical firing these AR-15s instead of white Americans, they would be figuring out something to do other than offering bland statements,” Scarborough emphasized. “But this is an epidemic, an American epidemic, and these AR-style weapons are the carrier of this disease.”
He continued, “You look at a dozen or so of these shootings, from Odessa to Sandy Hook, all the way back to Aurora, it’s one AR-15 slaughter after another. And you talk to people in the military, they will tell you there’s only one purpose for these guns: It’s to slaughter human beings. Well, that’s what these guns are being used for.”
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