MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, chimed in on the gun debate on her Friday show, bringing up the specific issue of ammunition shortages. Maddow labeled gun owners who questioned mass ammunition purchases by the government as ‘apocalyptic, paranoid, gun nuts.’ She analogized these gun owners to conspiracy theorists who think tornado’s are man made disasters created by President Obama.
“The Republicans in the House of Representatives passed one piece of gun-related legislation since Newtown,” Maddow said, “and it is a bill to stop the government from buying ammunition, to stop law enforcement from buying ammunition. So that in the shooting war, the U.S. government is about to declare on American citizens, the government side will run out of bullets sooner, and then Fox News can win the war. Or something.”
Congress, she said, “cannot get anything done about guns or ammunition, or our country’s massive and worsening problem with mass shootings,” but somehow they always find time to “feed the apocalyptic, paranoid, ‘from my cold dead hands,’ war-against-the-government, conspiratorial gun nut base that they thrive on. They can feed that. That’s what they can get done.”