Tom Brokaw Uses Hunting Show Promo to Push Gun Control

Tom Brokaw Uses Hunting Show Promo to Push Gun Control

On November 10, Breitbart News reported that news anchor Tom Brokaw was hosting a NBC Sports special showing his return to South Dakota for the opening of pheasant season.

On November 17, Brokaw appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box to promote the show and spent a portion of the promotion pushing for more gun control. He specifically pushed for a ban on semi-automatic rifles.

Here is what Brokaw said about gun control:

I’ve owned guns all my life. I’ve got a closet full of them in Montana and back here in the east as well. Hunting has been a terribly important part of my life growing up and it remains that. At the same time, as an urban dweller and someone who…feels the same pain that a lot of others do when we have these mass shootings, we need to have a discussion in the middle. We just can’t be a polarized country when it comes to guns. 

We have the First Amendment as well as the Second Amendment. The First Amendment says, however, that you can’t yell “fire” in a crowded theater. I think when it comes to a gun debate we’re now in a crowded theater. We need to have a way of talking to each other sensibly about it. 

When I was growing up we didn’t have all the semi-automatics and the sniper rifles and the TAC-22s. And a lot of people that I know in the American West will say the same thing…we don’t need to have access to all that. There’s got to be a middle ground of some kind. 

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