MSNBC's Joy Reid: Republicans Would 'Ban Assault Weapons' If They Cared about Kids
GOP should ‘muster the courage to pass a new assault weapons ban,’ far-left host claim
MSNBC's far-left host Joy Reid has claimed that Republicans won't ban "assault weapons" because they don't care about children.
Speaking Tuesday during her show “The ReidOut,” the host claimed if Republicans cared about kids, they would “muster the courage to pass an assault weapons ban.”
"Maybe, just maybe if Republicans cared about the kids, they could muster the courage to pass a new assault weapons ban like the one Joe Biden got passed back in 1994.
"You know the assault weapons ban that Republicans allowed to expire.
"Unfortunately, for actual accountability, parents and kids are on their own when it comes to school shootings.”
Reid continued by claiming that the GOP and gunmakers are to blame for school shootings.
"Except that today, for the first time in American history, a gunmaker is actually facing consequences for a school shooting," Reid said.
"With the families of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary massacre reaching a $73 million settlement with gun maker Remington.
"The company that manufactures the AR-15.
"It’s hard to overstate how big of a deal this actually is," she claimed.
"Gunmakers are again generally shielded from liability due to laws passed just for them.
"But these families found a workaround by arguing the gun makers’ sales and marketing practices violated Connecticut’s state law."
"The complaint argued that Remington’s marketing promoted the image of the AR-15s as combat weapons used for the purpose of waging war and killing human beings and that it targeted high-risk users in particular," she added.
"You know, like the teenage gunman that killed those kids at Sandy Hook."