Rachel Maddow and Meghan McCain go to the gun show

By Kase Wickman
Saturday, May 7, 2011 13:57 EDT
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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow visited a convention of the National Rifle Association with NRA member Meghan McCain, making good on a promise she had made to McCain earlier. The two discussed and debated gun policy, which is where McCain said she gets “really conservative.”

“My problem is when it becomes this, ‘You own a gun! You’re going to go out there and kill everyone!’,” McCain said. Later, after talking about how a gun made her feel safer as a female living alone she added, “I don’t own a semi-assault rifle, and I don’t see the need for the average citizen to own a semi-assault rifle.”

Maddow admitted to having shot a tank round, and admitted that the one thing she liked about the NRA was the “gun safety stuff that they do.”

Watch the clip below, which aired May 6, 2011, and is embedded courtesy of MSNBC.

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Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman is a reporter for Raw Story. She holds a journalism degree from Boston University and grew up in Eugene, OR. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Village Voice Media, The Christian Science Monitor, The Houston Chronicle and on NPR, among others. She lives in New York City and tweets from @kasewickman.
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