MSNBC’s Joy Reid: ‘I Did Not Go Out on July 4th Because America Is Awash with Guns’

MSNBC’s Joy Reid has claimed that she was too afraid to leave her home on July 4th because “America is awash with guns.”

During her show “The Reidout” on Wednesday, the host said:

“I have to say, I did not go out on July 4th and would not.

“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?”

Ryan Busse, a former firearms industry executive, said:  “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.

“The right to own firearms is an immensely powerful thing.

“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 said: “And so the gun industry goes, oh, Asian-Americans, buy more guns.

“Whenever there’s a mass shooting, you see people buy more guns.

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“And now I don’t know how anybody can be a Doordash-er.

“I don’t know how anybody can do a job where they have to deliver to someone’s home or deliver Amazon.

“Ringing a doorbell is deadly now.

“The industry has also encouraged not — the stand your ground laws say don’t just have a gun, shoot someone.

“Use it,” she said.

“Somebody rings your doorbell, shoot them because we’ll protect you under the law,” Reid added, mocking the Second Amendment.

She said earlier about the SCOTUS ending affirmative action:

“I got into Harvard only because of affirmative action.

“I went to a school no one had ever heard of in Denver, Colorado, in a small suburb.

“I didn’t go to Exeter or Andover.

“I didn’t have college test prep.

“I just happened to be really nerdy and smart and have really good grades and good SAT scores.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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