- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 28, 2013

Chris Matthews railed against Second Amendment supporters on Wednesday night’s broadcast of “Hardball,” where he explicitly stated that those who are against gun control are for the assassinations of political leaders.

“I personally don’t want to be part of a movement to keep those semi-automatics flying into the hands of all sorts of people as they are today, the hoarders, the survivalists, the paranoid, the criminal and downright politically nutty,” he said in his closing monologue.

“Why? Because the next mass shooter could well emerge out of this pack,” the MSNBC host continued. “Check the shooters of John F. Kennedy and Jerry Ford, who got shot at twice. Look at the men that shot Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and George Wallace. They all had political motives and they all had guns. Got them easy and put them easily to use.”

“If you’re not against this movement, you’re with it,” he said.

Mr. Matthews then concluded by urging viewers to write Congress in support on gun control legislation.

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