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Bill Maher Calls Out Congressman Over Guns… a Far-Left Progressive Congressman

They don't even agree on so-called "military-style assault weapons."

Bill Maher speaks on stage at the 2014 Television Academy Hall of Fame on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

Though many disagree with him on a plethora of issues, HBO’s Bill Maher has a track record for being entirely upfront about what he believes. On Friday, he went as far as to press a far-left progressive Democrat over why his party refuses to fully “come out against the Second Amendment.”

Maher accused some Democrats of acting as the “Republican-lite” party and failing to distinguish themselves as drastically different from the GOP.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said he wishes that the Democrats would oppose the Second Amendment, but Maher repeatedly pushed the lawmaker to go further.

For example, when Ellison advocated for “common-sense” gun control measures, Maher immediately called him out.

“Common-sense gun safety is bulls**t,” Maher said.

Then, when Ellison recited the Democratic talking point on getting rid of “military-style assault weapons,” Maher argued getting rid of semi-automatic rifles would do “nothing” to curb gun violence because most “mass shootings” don’t involve those types of firearms.

Ellison explained that it takes a lot of “organizing” and effort to implement gun control and laid out a number of progressive steps that had to be taken to achieve that goal.

Watch the segment via HBO/Mediaite below:

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