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GOPer stuns MSNBC host with AR-15 claim: ‘They’re not dangerous’ — they’re like ‘trucks driving into crowds’

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Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) insisted on Wednesday that assault-style rifles like the AR-15 should not be banned following the massacre in Las Vegas because he said the weapons are “not dangerous.”

MSNBC host Willie Geist asked Cole if he was “alarmed at all” that the Las Vegas shooter had 49 weapons.

“I have friends that have that many weapons,” Cole replied. “That’s not uncommon in my part of the country. I mean, I literally could tick off 10 names right now of people — they’re collectors, they’re sportsmen. This is something they do. They’re not a threat to anybody. Quite the opposite. They are some of the most solid citizens in my state.”

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“I’m very fierce about the Second Amendment,” he added. “And again, I know most of the people that own these weapons — I mean, like 99.99 percent aren’t a threat to anybody.”

Geist also pressed Cole about why civilians needed a military-grade weapons like AR-15 rifles.

Cole, however, was against banning AR-15s.

“There’s millions of them in circulation,” he said reflexively. “When they’re used appropriately, they’re not dangerous.”

“They have to be dangerous!” Geist interrupted.

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“So, again, so are some trucks driving into crowds,” Cole shot back, earning a quizzical look from Geist. “So again, I don’t see that as the obvious answer.”

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DC police union buried in mockery after accidentally revealing their own incompetence in stopping crime

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On Friday, the Twitter account for the Washington, D.C. police union posted statistics on a recent upswing in crime rates in the area — trying to imply that police accountability reforms in the wake of the George Floyd killing are preventing officers from doing their jobs.

YoY Crime Stats in DC 6/3 - 7/3

Homicide ⬆️28%Armed Robbery ⬆️33%Shootings ⬆️41%Burglary ⬆️45%Stolen Auto ⬆️45%

This is what ‘knee-jerk’ policies look like in your neighborhood.

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WATCH: Trump advisor trashes Dr. Fauci — while pushing coronavirus conspiracy theories

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White House economic advisor Peter Navarro pushed several conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic as the administration attempts to deflect blame for America responding to coronavirus worse than any other developed country.

At one point in the interview, MSNBC's Ali Velshi had to ask, "What are you talking about?"

Navarro harshly criticized Dr. Tony Fauci, who is one of his colleagues in the administration.

And he tried to blame the "Chinese Communist Party" for the disease, saying "they spawned the virus, they hid virus, they sent hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationalists over here to seed and spread the virus before we knew."

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Matt Schlapp mocked for claim this may be final 4th of July before ‘Marxists’ take over US: ‘Groucho? Harpo? Chico?’

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Far right wing lobbyist, Fox News contributor, Trump campaign surrogate, and provocateur Matt Schlapp is being mocked after claiming Marxists are taking over the country and warning that as a result, Saturday may be America's final Fourth of July.

Schlapp apparently was forced to use a photo of umbrella-holding protestors fleeing what looks like tear gas, with one particularly patriotic young man donning an American flag face mask while holding up a rather large American flag.

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