The panel on MSNBC’s “Now with Alex Wagner” got caught up in a heated argument about gun control Thursday afternoon, which eventually turned into a contentious one-on-one debate between The Blaze and GBTV’s S.E. Cupp and Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
The discussion began civilly enough about the proposed legislation in New York that would “encode” shell casings on bullets so that law enforcement could track down guns more easily. Pro-gun groups like the National Rifle Association (NRA) have strongly opposed the measure.
Wagner accused the NRA and other second Amendment advocates of fiercely opposing any measure to regulate guns, even when they are reasonable.
“It seems like a fairly good idea and yet there has been a huge amount of resistance to this,” she said.
Then Cupp, who the host referred to as a “gun owner” in air quotes, got started. She was able to hold her own against the other panelists who all appeared to be in support of the law.
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