The Washington Times - June 22, 2009, 06:31PM

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews attacked Florida senatorial candidate Marco Rubio for suggesting in a tweet:

“I have a feeling the situation in Iran would be a little different if they had a 2nd amendment like ours.”


Mr. Matthews guffawed at such an idea replying:

“Wow, things would be different if the protesters had the constitutional right to bear arms to fight back against the Iranian Guard?  I hadn’t thought of that.  Then again, it wouldn’t really be a non-violent protest, would it Mr. Rubio, if the non-violent protesters were walking around with guns.”

Is everything is so incredibly non-violent in Iran right now, because the Iranian protesters are unarmed, Mr. Matthews?  Those who have already witnessed bloodshed on the streets of Tehran would surely disagree with you.  If the Iranian people had guns, they would not be beaten to a bloody pulp by the Iranian police, but Mr.Matthews, as a Washington D.C. resident, would never really know that.