Klobuchar: My Uncle Doesn’t Need an Assault Weapon

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) continued her push for gun reform in the wake of the shooting in Odessa, TX.

Host Joe Scarborough noted that a lot of National Rifle Association (NRA) members and hunters learned to hunt with their fathers and grandfathers, but said they do not understand what NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre is doing in his fight against more gun legislation.

Klobuchar told Scarborough she thinks of hunters when creating gun legislation and asks herself if it hurts her Uncle Dick in his deer stand and she said her uncle does not need an “assault weapon.”

“I look at [gun legislation] and I always say, ‘Does this hurt Uncle Dick in his deer stand?'” Klobuchar shared, adding more hunters are “standing up” and want “sensible background checks.”

“Does your uncle want an assault weapon?” Brzezinski asked.

“No, he does not,” Klobuchar replied. “And that is the point. This bill that’s coming up right now, the universal background check – it’s still my saddest day in the Senate when a version of it went down – and now we even have a stronger version coming out of the House sitting on Mitch McConnell’s desk, can come up for a vote. And I challenge our Republican colleagues to not vote with us. I was listening to your Brexit story. I want to see one of them walk across the aisle. … It’s the safety of America.”

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