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Bill Maher on Republicans: It’s a ‘sick position’ to actually be in love with your guns

By David Ferguson
Friday, April 4, 2014 11:34 EDT
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Bill Maher talks to Jorge Ramos via screencap
 
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In a Thursday night discussion with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos, “Real Time” host Bill Maher talked about the Second Amendment, gun ownership and his ambivalence about personally owning a firearm.

When asked by Ramos if he owns a gun, Maher said, “Yes, but what I’m critical of is the fact that I live in the gun country and that no one seems to be really trying to get rid of guns.”

“Of course, I think the Republicans are insane about guns,” he continued, “because they love guns, which is a sick position to have in the first place, to love something like a gun? I don’t love my gun, I have it the way I have, you know, antibiotics. It’s not something I love, it’s something in case of an emergency that I might have to use.”

He went on to say that he wishes that the U.S. had a genuinely liberal party. The Democrats, he said, are virtually indistinguishable from the Republicans on gun laws.

“One party loves guns and one party likes guns a lot,” he quipped. “It’s ridiculous.”

Watch the video, embedded below via Fusion TV:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
 
 
 
 
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