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A liberal MSNBC host said she was too scared of the proliferation of guns in the U.S. to go outside of her home on the Fourth of July.
Joy Reid made the comments on her show, "The Reidout" Wednesday while talking about gun control with former firearms industry executive Ryan Busse.
"I have to say, I did not go out on July Fourth and would not," she said to Busse.
"The idea of going to a mass gathering, a parade, or a big fireworks thing outside seems insane to me, to be blunt, in America, because America is awash with guns, and now people don’t just have them, they seem to want to shoot people with them and use them for whatever, you know?" she added.
"But I think a lot has changed, especially in the last 20 years. We have doubled the number of guns in our society in the last 20 years. And I think this really is the test of our democracy," Busse responded.
"The right to own firearms is an immensely powerful thing," he added. "In fact, nothing is more targeted at the ability to remove the life, liberty and pursuit of happiness of fellow citizens in a second or two, dozens of them as we have seen than the right to own firearms."
Reid went on to claim that attacks on Asians in the U.S. had been encouraged by former President Donald Trump after he blamed the communist Chinese government for COVID-19.
"When ever there’s a mass shooting, you see people buy more guns," she continued. The industry has also encouraged not — the stand your ground laws say don’t just have a gun, shoot someone. Use it. Somebody rings your doorbell, shoot them because we’ll protect you under the law."
Here are more liberal reactions to the Fourth of July:
Leftists HATE America: Fourth of July Reactions | Pseudo-Intellectual with Lauren Chen | 7/6/23www.youtube.com
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Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.