MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle showed just how clueless liberals are about guns during a recent segment regarding Wednesday morning’s shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.
Ruhle was joined by MSNBC terrorism analyst Malcolm Nance on while reports about the shooting and the gunman were still coming in, and Nance speculated as to whether there was a “scope” on the gun used.
However, Ruhle was apparently confused by the term, as she had to ask Nance to explain what he meant by the word “scope.”
“Malcolm, slow down. Walk me through, for those of us who are not familiar with weapons, what exactly does a scope mean?” the MSNBC host asked, to which Nance responded in the simplest way possible.
He explained that a “scope” is a long optic that you put on top of a gun to gain a much closer field of view. It allows a shooter to see the target better and gives him the ability to shoot with some measure of precision.
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) June 14, 2017
Some have contended that Ruhle wasn’t necessarily asking for clarification for herself, but rather was concerned about her audience not recognizing the term.
Joe Concha, a reporter for The Hill, tweeted that he wasn’t going to “criticize” the MSNBC anchor for her question because he thought she was “just trying to clarify for the audience.”
Not criticizing the MSNBC anchor on this one (believe it was Stephanie Ruhle). She was just trying to clarify for the audience, I think. https://t.co/e8q81Coo46
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) June 14, 2017
Pathetically, that’s probably true. It could well be that MSNBC’s audience doesn’t know what a scope is used for, considering that the average person who watches MSNBC is most likely a liberal who knows nothing about guns, yet routinely speaks out in fear of them or the features that go along with them (see: outrage over suppressors).
When someone gets shot by a gun with a silencer, it's quiet. Witnesses might not hear. Police will be less likely to track down the shooter.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) March 14, 2017
However, Ruhle didn’t say “clarify for the audience.” Instead, she said, “Walk me through, for those of us who are not familiar with weapons.”
In all likelihood, Ruhle was confused by the term because, like so many of her fellow liberals, she is clueless about guns.
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