Breaking The Political Logjam On Guns And Climate Change | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC


>>>NOW WE TURN TO A BREAK DOWN>>>NOW WE TURN TO A BREAK DOWN DEBUNKING A FRETPRETTY COMMON MY DEBUNKING A FRETPRETTY COMMON MY THE IDEA THAT NOTHING CAN GET THE IDEA THAT NOTHING CAN GET DONE ON THE BIG ISSUES. DONE ON THE BIG ISSUES. YOU HEAR THIS A LOT FROM YOU HEAR THIS A LOT FROM POWERFUL INTERESTS WHO WANT TO POWERFUL INTERESTS WHO WANT TO STOP REFORM. STOP REFORM. HONESTLY WE’VE BEEN HEARING IT HONESTLY WE’VE BEEN HEARING IT ABOUT TWO OF THE HIGH STAKES ABOUT TWO OF THE HIGH STAKES PUBLIC HEALTH CHRISSES OF OURCRI PUBLIC HEALTH CHRISSES OF OURCRI OUR TIME. OUR TIME. THEY WANT TO TACKLE BOTH THESE THEY WANT TO TACKLE BOTH THESE ISSUES. ISSUES. EVEN AS CONGRESS KEEPS SITTING EVEN AS CONGRESS KEEPS SITTING ON THE SIDE LINES. ON THE SIDE LINES. LET’S START WITH SCIENTIFIC LET’S START WITH SCIENTIFIC FACTS. FACTS. IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERE. IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERE. WE’VE KNOWN THAT FOR SOMETIME. WE’VE KNOWN THAT FOR SOMETIME. HERE’S A 1958 FRANK CAPPER FILM HERE’S A 1958 FRANK CAPPER FILM WARNING ABOUT THE CLIMATE WARNING ABOUT THE CLIMATE GETTING WARMER. GETTING WARMER.>>ALL RIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT. IT SEEMS TO BE GETTING WARMER. IT SEEMS TO BE GETTING WARMER.>>THIS IS BAD.>>THIS IS BAD.>>WELL, IT’S BEEN CALCULATED A>>WELL, IT’S BEEN CALCULATED A FEW DEGREES RISE IN THE EARTH’S FEW DEGREES RISE IN THE EARTH’S TEMPERATURE WOULD MELT THE POLAR TEMPERATURE WOULD MELT THE POLAR ICE CAPS AND THE SEA WOULD FILL ICE CAPS AND THE SEA WOULD FILL A GOOD PORTION OF THE A GOOD PORTION OF THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. TOURISTS IN GLASS BOTTOM BOATS TOURISTS IN GLASS BOTTOM BOATS WOULD BE VIEWING THE TOWERS OF WOULD BE VIEWING THE TOWERS OF MIAMI THROUGH 150 FEET OF MIAMI THROUGH 150 FEET OF TROPICAL WATER. TROPICAL WATER.>>THAT LOOKS PRETTY PRESCIENT.>>THAT LOOKS PRETTY PRESCIENT. THIS ISN’T JUST A CONCERN FOR THIS ISN’T JUST A CONCERN FOR SCIENTISTS OR LIB RALTZ. SCIENTISTS OR LIB RALTZ. IT MAY BE A 50 R50/50 COUNTRY ON IT MAY BE A 50 R50/50 COUNTRY ON MANY ISSUES. MANY ISSUES. 62% OF AMERICANS SAY THE 62% OF AMERICANS SAY THE GOVERNMENT IS DOING TOO LITTLE, GOVERNMENT IS DOING TOO LITTLE, HIGHEST IN 12 YEARS. HIGHEST IN 12 YEARS. AND THEY SAY A SHIFT TOWARDS AND THEY SAY A SHIFT TOWARDS RENEWABLE ENERGY, SOME RENEWABLE ENERGY, SOME REPUBLICANS ARE URGING ACTION ON REPUBLICANS ARE URGING ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE DRIVEN BY CLIMATE CHANGE DRIVEN BY SHIFTING SENTIMENT AMONG, YES, SHIFTING SENTIMENT AMONG, YES, REPUBLICAN VOTERS. REPUBLICAN VOTERS. AND PARTY STRATEGISTS ARE AND PARTY STRATEGISTS ARE BEGINNING TO WARN THIS COULD BE BEGINNING TO WARN THIS COULD BE AN ELECTORAL TIME BOMB. AN ELECTORAL TIME BOMB. IF POLITICS IS FRACTURED AND IF POLITICS IS FRACTURED AND PEOPLE CAN FIND THEIR OWN PEOPLE CAN FIND THEIR OWN POLITICAL IDEAS REINFORCED, POLITICAL IDEAS REINFORCED, ESPECIALLY ONLINE, WHERE ARE ESPECIALLY ONLINE, WHERE ARE THESE MAJORITIES COMING FROM? THESE MAJORITIES COMING FROM? PLANET EARTH. PLANET EARTH. FROM THE FACTS AND THE LIVED FROM THE FACTS AND THE LIVED EXPERIENCES OF THESE MOUNTING EXPERIENCES OF THESE MOUNTING HEAT WAVES, WILDFIRES, HEAT WAVES, WILDFIRES, HURRICANES, THE FLOODING, THE HURRICANES, THE FLOODING, THE FOOD DEVASTATION. FOOD DEVASTATION. THERE IS A PARALLEL HERE. THERE IS A PARALLEL HERE. I’M NOT SAYING IT’S THE SAME, I’M NOT SAYING IT’S THE SAME, BUT THERE IS A PARALLEL TO THE BUT THERE IS A PARALLEL TO THE REALITIES OF THE GUN EPIDEMIC. REALITIES OF THE GUN EPIDEMIC. IT’S A HOT BUTTON ISSUE THAT IT’S A HOT BUTTON ISSUE THAT CAN’T JUST BE SUPPRESSED WITH CAN’T JUST BE SUPPRESSED WITH LIES OR KOOKY CONSPIRACY LIES OR KOOKY CONSPIRACY THEORIES. THEORIES.>>HARVEY’S RAINS KEEP COMING.>>HARVEY’S RAINS KEEP COMING. THE CITY IS NOW FACING AN THE CITY IS NOW FACING AN UNPRECEDENTED FLOOD EVENT. UNPRECEDENTED FLOOD EVENT.>>IT WAS NOT FLOODING NEARLY TO>>IT WAS NOT FLOODING NEARLY TO THE EXTENT AND THE FREQUENCY IT THE EXTENT AND THE FREQUENCY IT DOES NOW. DOES NOW.>>THE MacPHERSON BAYOU HAS BEEN>>THE MacPHERSON BAYOU HAS BEEN SPILLING OVER AND CREEPING SPILLING OVER AND CREEPING CLOSER TO HER FRONT DOOR EVERY CLOSER TO HER FRONT DOOR EVERY YEAR. YEAR.>>WHEN WE HAD A RAIN EVENT,>>WHEN WE HAD A RAIN EVENT, WE’RE NOT GETTING AN INCH, WE’RE WE’RE NOT GETTING AN INCH, WE’RE GETTING 2, 3, 4 INCHES. GETTING 2, 3, 4 INCHES.>>THIS YEAR MANY OF THE>>THIS YEAR MANY OF THE SOYBEANS ARE TOO SOGGY TO SOYBEANS ARE TOO SOGGY TO HARVEST. HARVEST.>>THE TEMPERATURE IS SHATTERING>>THE TEMPERATURE IS SHATTERING RECORDS, REACHING 97 DEGREES RECORDS, REACHING 97 DEGREES MONDAY. MONDAY.>>WE’RE SEEING HOMES COMPLETELY>>WE’RE SEEING HOMES COMPLETELY DESTROYED, COMPLETELY BURNT TO DESTROYED, COMPLETELY BURNT TO THE GROUND. THE GROUND.>>THAT’S REALITY.>>THAT’S REALITY. THAT IS THE REALITY THAT SOME THAT IS THE REALITY THAT SOME POLITICIANS STILL DENY WHEN THEY POLITICIANS STILL DENY WHEN THEY TRY TO CONVINCE THE PUBLIC, YOU, TRY TO CONVINCE THE PUBLIC, YOU, THAT THERE IS NOTHING WRONG AT THAT THERE IS NOTHING WRONG AT ALL, NOTHING’S CHANGED AND THE ALL, NOTHING’S CHANGED AND THE PEOPLE TRYING TO SAVE THE EARTH PEOPLE TRYING TO SAVE THE EARTH ARE THE REAL FLAT EARTHERS. ARE THE REAL FLAT EARTHERS.>>GLOBAL WARMING ALARMISTS ARE>>GLOBAL WARMING ALARMISTS ARE THE EQUIVALENT OF THE FLAT THE EQUIVALENT OF THE FLAT EARTHERS. EARTHERS. THEY DON’T LIKE TO LOOK AT THE THEY DON’T LIKE TO LOOK AT THE ACTUAL FACTS AND THE DATA. ACTUAL FACTS AND THE DATA.>>WHEN YOU SAY THAT SCIENCE IS>>WHEN YOU SAY THAT SCIENCE IS SETTLE THE AND SETTLE THE AND SETTLEED AND THE OVERWHELMING SETTLEED AND THE OVERWHELMING ANALYSIS COMES TO THAT ANALYSIS COMES TO THAT CONCLUSION, THAT IS NOT CORRECT. CONCLUSION, THAT IS NOT CORRECT.>>I HAVE NOT SEEN PROVEN PROOF>>I HAVE NOT SEEN PROVEN PROOF THAT IT IS ENTIRELY MANMADE. THAT IT IS ENTIRELY MANMADE.>>HUMANS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE>>HUMANS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE. FOR CLIMATE CHANGE.>>IT’S HARDER TO CLAIM THAT>>IT’S HARDER TO CLAIM THAT STUFF. STUFF. THE CLIMATE, THE EXTREME THE CLIMATE, THE EXTREME WEATHER, IT’S ALL PART OF OUR WEATHER, IT’S ALL PART OF OUR ZEITGEIST. ZEITGEIST. IT MAKES FOR FICTIONAL SUMMER IT MAKES FOR FICTIONAL SUMMER BLOCK BUSTERS. BLOCK BUSTERS.>>WHAT YOU’RE SEEING ARE TWO>>WHAT YOU’RE SEEING ARE TWO ACTUAL TORNADOES STRIKING LOS ACTUAL TORNADOES STRIKING LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. WAIT, WAIT. WAIT, WAIT. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY JOINED IN ONE IT LOOKS LIKE THEY JOINED IN ONE LARGE TORNADO. LARGE TORNADO.>>OH, MY GOD!>>OH, MY GOD!>>NOW, WE’RE NOT THERE YET, BUT>>NOW, WE’RE NOT THERE YET, BUT ONE HOUSE OF CONGRESS IS USING ONE HOUSE OF CONGRESS IS USING ITS POWER TO START CONVENING ITS POWER TO START CONVENING ACTION ON THE CLIMATE ISSUE. ACTION ON THE CLIMATE ISSUE.>>WE’VE HAD TWO HEARINGS,>>WE’VE HAD TWO HEARINGS, REALLY THE FIRST IN EIGHT YEARS REALLY THE FIRST IN EIGHT YEARS ON CLIMATE CHANGE NOW THAT THE ON CLIMATE CHANGE NOW THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE IN THE MAJORITY. DEMOCRATS ARE IN THE MAJORITY.>>NOW, IT’S HARD TO SEE WHAT>>NOW, IT’S HARD TO SEE WHAT THIS KIND OF SHIFT AS IT THIS KIND OF SHIFT AS IT HAPPENS, IF THERE IS A SHIFT, HAPPENS, IF THERE IS A SHIFT, BUT THIS COULD BE A RARE ISSUE BUT THIS COULD BE A RARE ISSUE WHERE THERE IS SOME CONSENSUS WHERE THERE IS SOME CONSENSUS ABOUT THE PROBLEM OUT THERE. ABOUT THE PROBLEM OUT THERE. THERE IS SOME INTEREST IN THERE IS SOME INTEREST IN SOLUTIONS, AND THAT’S PARTLY SOLUTIONS, AND THAT’S PARTLY BECAUSE THE PROBLEM CAN’T REALLY BECAUSE THE PROBLEM CAN’T REALLY CREDIBLY BE DENIED ANY MORE. CREDIBLY BE DENIED ANY MORE. THAT BRINGS US TO THE OTHER THAT BRINGS US TO THE OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS. PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS. I MENTIONED, WHICH HAS BEEN I MENTIONED, WHICH HAS BEEN CONSUMING THE NATION LAST WEEK, CONSUMING THE NATION LAST WEEK, BUT IS REALLY LIKE THIS IS A BUT IS REALLY LIKE THIS IS A REALITY EVERY WEEK IN AMERICA. REALITY EVERY WEEK IN AMERICA. THE SAD NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN, THE SAD NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN, 9,000 PEOPLE DEAD FROM GUNS JUST 9,000 PEOPLE DEAD FROM GUNS JUST THIS YEAR. THIS YEAR. IT’S AN EPIDEMIC. IT’S AN EPIDEMIC. NOW, WE DON’T KNOW IF CLIMATE NOW, WE DON’T KNOW IF CLIMATE CHANGE WOULD COALESCE INTO A CHANGE WOULD COALESCE INTO A SUPER MAJORITY, BUT WE DO KNOW SUPER MAJORITY, BUT WE DO KNOW THAT CERTAIN GUN SAFETY MEASURES THAT CERTAIN GUN SAFETY MEASURES ALREADY HAVE. ALREADY HAVE. WE CAN EASILY LOSE SIGHT OF THIS WE CAN EASILY LOSE SIGHT OF THIS FACT CONGRESS ISN’T THE ONLY FACT CONGRESS ISN’T THE ONLY PLACE FOR REFORM. PLACE FOR REFORM. THERE’S BEEN A SURGE IN STATE THERE’S BEEN A SURGE IN STATE CONTROL GUN LAWS. CONTROL GUN LAWS. WHILE THE DEBATE HAS LONG BEEN WHILE THE DEBATE HAS LONG BEEN STUCK IN KIND OF A BINARY SPLIT STUCK IN KIND OF A BINARY SPLIT ABOUT GUN ABOUT GUN SPLINT ABOUT GUN RIGHTS, THE SPLINT ABOUT GUN RIGHTS, THE GROWING PUBLIC DEMAND FOR ACTION GROWING PUBLIC DEMAND FOR ACTION ON THIS IS CLEAR, 93% OF ON THIS IS CLEAR, 93% OF AMERICANS NOW ON BOARD WITH AMERICANS NOW ON BOARD WITH IMPLEMENTING THOSE BACKGROUND IMPLEMENTING THOSE BACKGROUND CHECKS. CHECKS. GUN OWNERS SUPPORT BACKGROUND GUN OWNERS SUPPORT BACKGROUND CHECKS ALONG WITH THE MAJORITY CHECKS ALONG WITH THE MAJORITY OF REPUBLICANS, AND SOME OF OUR OF REPUBLICANS, AND SOME OF OUR BRIGHTEST POLITICAL MINDS ARE BRIGHTEST POLITICAL MINDS ARE STRESSING THAT THE GOOD PART OF STRESSING THAT THE GOOD PART OF THE GUN DEFENSE, WHICH IS THE GUN DEFENSE, WHICH IS SELF-DEFENSE, SAVING LIVES, CAN SELF-DEFENSE, SAVING LIVES, CAN APPLY TO THIS ISSUE, IF A GUN APPLY TO THIS ISSUE, IF A GUN CAN SAVE A LIFE, MOST NONPASS CAN SAVE A LIFE, MOST NONPASS VIS VIS — WOULD AGREE THAT’S THE GOOD — WOULD AGREE THAT’S THE GOOD PART. PART. THAT’S THE ARGUMENT CATCHING THAT’S THE ARGUMENT CATCHING HOLD FROM THIS INFLUENTIAL HOLD FROM THIS INFLUENTIAL VOICE. VOICE.>>THE SECOND AMENDMENT>>THE SECOND AMENDMENT FUNDAMENTALLY, IF YOU THINK FUNDAMENTALLY, IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, IS ABOUT PROTECTING ABOUT IT, IS ABOUT PROTECTING HUMAN BEINGS, THAT’S WHAT IT WAS HUMAN BEINGS, THAT’S WHAT IT WAS WRITTEN, ABOUT PROTECTING HUMAN WRITTEN, ABOUT PROTECTING HUMAN BEINGS. BEINGS. WHAT IS THE GOOD OF WRITING A WHAT IS THE GOOD OF WRITING A LAW THAT NOW PROTECTS THE GUNS LAW THAT NOW PROTECTS THE GUNS AS OPPOSED TO THE HUMAN BEINGS. AS OPPOSED TO THE HUMAN BEINGS.>>THE PUBLIC OPINION AND POLICY>>THE PUBLIC OPINION AND POLICY ON GUNS SEEM TO HAVE BEEN ON GUNS SEEM TO HAVE BEEN MISALIGNED FOR A LONG TIME. MISALIGNED FOR A LONG TIME. MAJOR SUPPORT FOR GUN CONTROL MAJOR SUPPORT FOR GUN CONTROL HASN’T ALWAYS MOVED THE NEEDLE, HASN’T ALWAYS MOVED THE NEEDLE, WE KNOW THAT. WE KNOW THAT. REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN INSULATED REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN INSULATED AND FUNDED BY A GUN LOBBY, AND AND FUNDED BY A GUN LOBBY, AND THAT DIVIDE CAST BETWEEN PARTY THAT DIVIDE CAST BETWEEN PARTY LINES BETWEEN FOR AND AGAINST LINES BETWEEN FOR AND AGAINST HAS HOBBLED THIS ISSUE. HAS HOBBLED THIS ISSUE. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS AS WE THINK TAKE A LOOK AT THIS AS WE THINK ABOUT CHANGES. ABOUT CHANGES. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES, IN THE 2018 MIDTERMS YOU HAD GUN IN THE 2018 MIDTERMS YOU HAD GUN CONTROL GROUPS OUTSPENDING THE CONTROL GROUPS OUTSPENDING THE NRA ITSELF. NRA ITSELF. AND JUST AS WITH THAT REALITY AND JUST AS WITH THAT REALITY THAT I MENTIONED OF CLIMATE THAT I MENTIONED OF CLIMATE CHANGE ACTUALLY HAPPENING IN A CHANGE ACTUALLY HAPPENING IN A WAY THAT PEOPLE CAN’T DENY AND WAY THAT PEOPLE CAN’T DENY AND EVEN COSTING PEOPLE THEIR EVEN COSTING PEOPLE THEIR LIVELIHOODS OR LIVES WHICH IS LIVELIHOODS OR LIVES WHICH IS HARD TO IGNORE, WELL, IN THIS HARD TO IGNORE, WELL, IN THIS CASE, THE SAD STEADY MARCH OF CASE, THE SAD STEADY MARCH OF MASS SHOOTINGS HAS MORE PEOPLE MASS SHOOTINGS HAS MORE PEOPLE CHANTING DO SOMETHING, WHICH CHANTING DO SOMETHING, WHICH POLITICIANS IGNORE AT THEIR POLITICIANS IGNORE AT THEIR PERIL. PERIL. THERE’S THE CHANGE WE SAW IN THERE’S THE CHANGE WE SAW IN OHIO, AND WE COVERED THAT LAST OHIO, AND WE COVERED THAT LAST WEEK. WEEK. DONALD TRUMP TALKING BACKGROUND DONALD TRUMP TALKING BACKGROUND CHECKS, THERE’S NOW REPUBLICAN CHECKS, THERE’S NOW REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS AND EVEN THE LAWMAKERS AND EVEN THE SELF-DECLARED GRIM REAPER SELF-DECLARED GRIM REAPER HIMSELF. HIMSELF.>>NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, I’M>>NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, I’M NEVER GOING TO STOP STANDING UP NEVER GOING TO STOP STANDING UP FOR THE CONSTITUTION AND THAT FOR THE CONSTITUTION AND THAT MEANS STANDING UP FOR YOUR MEANS STANDING UP FOR YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS. SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS. THIS KENTUCKIAN WILL CONTINUE TO THIS KENTUCKIAN WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO BEAR FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS. ARMS.>>SENATOR GRAHAM AND SENATOR>>SENATOR GRAHAM AND SENATOR BLUMENTHAL, A REPUBLICAN AND BLUMENTHAL, A REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT ARE DEVELOPING A RED DEMOCRAT ARE DEVELOPING A RED FLAG PIECE OF LEGISLATION. FLAG PIECE OF LEGISLATION. THERE’S ALSO BEEN SOME THERE’S ALSO BEEN SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT BACKGROUND DISCUSSION ABOUT BACKGROUND CHECKS. CHECKS. THAT’S AN ISSUE THAT’S BEEN THAT’S AN ISSUE THAT’S BEEN AROUND FOR A WHILE. AROUND FOR A WHILE. THOSE ARE TWO ITEMS THAT FOR THOSE ARE TWO ITEMS THAT FOR SURE WILL BE FRONT AND CENTER AS SURE WILL BE FRONT AND CENTER AS WE SEE WHAT WE CAN COME TOGETHER WE SEE WHAT WE CAN COME TOGETHER ON AND PASS. ON AND PASS.>>THAT SOUNDS LIKE A LIFT AND>>THAT SOUNDS LIKE A LIFT AND THE POINT HERE IS NOT TO THE POINT HERE IS NOT TO AUTOMATICALLY BELIEVE AUTOMATICALLY BELIEVE POLITICIANS WHEN THEY ACT, BUT POLITICIANS WHEN THEY ACT, BUT WE ARE SEEING SOME MOVEMENT. WE ARE SEEING SOME MOVEMENT. ON SOME OF THESE GUN SAFETY ON SOME OF THESE GUN SAFETY BILLS, THE DEBATE HAS SUDDEN BILLS, THE DEBATE HAS SUDDEN SHIFTED FROM A TRADITIONAL PRO SHIFTED FROM A TRADITIONAL PRO AND CON TO WHAT YOU MIGHT CALL AND CON TO WHAT YOU MIGHT CALL PEOPLE WHO BACK THESE MEASURES PEOPLE WHO BACK THESE MEASURES VERSUS PEOPLE WHO PRETEND THEY VERSUS PEOPLE WHO PRETEND THEY DO. DO. AND THAT TELLS YOU SOMETHING AND THAT TELLS YOU SOMETHING ABOUT WHERE THEY THINK THEIR ABOUT WHERE THEY THINK THEIR CONSTITUENTS ARE AND THE LIMITS CONSTITUENTS ARE AND THE LIMITS OF ANY POLITICAL POSITION BUILT OF ANY POLITICAL POSITION BUILT ON DENYING REALITY EVEN IN OUR ON DENYING REALITY EVEN IN OUR PROPAGANDA FILLED TIME. PROPAGANDA FILLED TIME. THERE ARE SOME FACT CHECKS THAT THERE ARE SOME FACT CHECKS THAT REQUIRE A LOT OF WORK, RESEARCH, REQUIRE A LOT OF WORK, RESEARCH, REASON, INFORMED DISCOURSE AND REASON, INFORMED DISCOURSE AND THAT DOES REALLY DEMAND MORE OF THAT DOES REALLY DEMAND MORE OF PEOPLE IN OUR POLITICAL PROCESS. PEOPLE IN OUR POLITICAL PROCESS. THERE ARE OTHER FACT CHECKS, THERE ARE OTHER FACT CHECKS, THOUGH, LIKE SEEING THAT THESE

46 thoughts on “Breaking The Political Logjam On Guns And Climate Change | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

  1. Don't believe the climate change conspiracy theorists from the fake news. All they want is to get a hold of the oil and gas to cripple the economy.

  2. Still way, way too low. These numbers should have been like this in the 1990's and they should be in the 90's in 2019. It's quite shameful that they aren't really.

  3. Gun manufacturers and the fossil fuel industry are bribing the Republican party to destroy your children's future.
    Don't like it?
    Stop voting for them!
    vote.gov

  4. Thank you, Ari. both for talking (repeatedly) about this AND for showing 1 of TREVOR NOAH eloquent special monologues ; he's been giving many VERY GREAT ones lately and I'm glad that you are recognizing his words! He has a wonderful way of speaking, that can be relatable to ALL sorts of groups, including a perfect mix of EMOTION and a little comedy thrown in. I hope that you and others will begin / continue to recognize and advertise and support Trevor during your own broadcasts!

  5. These issues are ignored because the big money bribing Republicans in Washington and the 35% of dimwitted voters enabling it. Daily mass shootings, the total destruction of the environment? No price is too high for these people to pay, as long as when they are screwing themselves they think they are 'owning the libs".

  6. The Democrats don't need or want your guns. We do want to be able to safely proceed to go about the hundreds of things that take us outside our homes each day. We currently have a president who has incited our young men to violence. It's no longer safe to walk down a city street, be in a city park listening to a concert, go to church, shopping, school or the movies. The land that Trump grew up in was a land of infinite promise and opportunity. America has become a place to immigrate from not to. Who would want to move to a place with fixed elections, state sanctioned mass murders, substandard education and healthcare, slave wages and where 99% of the population is treated with contempt. All women in Trump's America are whores. Their children are his to exploit in any way he chooses. Trump has set America up to be a dying country. If you you look at the issues logically, just how long can a 73 year old man keep making babies when he doesn't have the equipment. The average age of Americans is already too old to have babies. Women, who still wish to have babies, will go to kinder and gentler places to do so. Guns are not the issue, survival of the country is.

  7. Don't elected officials collect a salary? Could we qualify campaigns as non-profits and create a cap on staff salaries? Lobbyists should represent an idea but if they speak with money then it isn't advocacy, it's bribery. Seems like a simple fix but I'm just a country lawyer…

  8. Gun violence kills 12k a year.
    Suicide by guns is 25k a year. Abortion kills million plus.
    Research it.
    Gun violence isn’t substantial in any way shape or form to need legislation to ban guns. If people are concerned about keeping people alive let’s look at the numbers not the emotion

  9. In case you havent noticed, VOTE DEMOCRAT. Christ, how obvious does it need to be? When its too late, of course, i forget…

  10. Just 40 years ago in the late 70's — a spec in time in the billions of years of Earth's evolution –
    when the country was in the grip of arctic cold and blizzards were paralyzing
    half the country – all the scientists were warning of the coming New Ice Age!!!
    So then, the PC culture started warning of global warming but you don't hear that
    anymore!!! One wonders how long before the fear mongers dump 'climate
    change'!!!

  11. First the price of food goes up and people wonder why. Next it gets harder and harder to find food and people wonder why. Finally it dawns on them that they were warned about this.

  12. The pollution released mining the materials to create wind and solar negate any supposed benefits. PLUS all of that money taken out of the private markets only slows down technology making nuclear fusion reactors take longer to develop. SCAM!!!

  13. Too corrupt, too slow, too ignorant, and just too late. That is the American response to a global issue that you are going to pay a huge price for. Even climate change is a partisan issue in freaking America. if protecting your elections from your enemies is considered a partisan issue, you will never be able to respond appropriately or quickly enough.. In another decade you will be begging Europe for help, as the interior dries up and the coastal cities are destroyed. New York will be as hard hit as Miami.
    Sea level rise will not be even close to being the only serious problem created by this warming and America is chasing celebrities, buzzing about in gas hog vehicles and ducking international agreements.
    Human greed may be the end of us. How fitting, America destroyed by Americans and humanity driven to extinction by humans.

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  15. "Scientific Facts"
    But we are told the latest number of years have been the hottest of all time. And none of these Frank Capra (or Al Gore) predictions have come to pass. Time for those who push "Climate Change" (caused by fossil fuel CO2 of course) to recalibrate.

  16. Agw abrupt Climate change is inevitable with a pop…of over 7.7 billion 🤷‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  17. the NRA does not make America law in the  USA.  It appears that we have loop holes in our 2nd amendment, so we just fix them like we do with any other amendment we have. The point is to ensure law abiding  Americans can still buy guns that the fore fathers had in mind over 230 years ago.  Muskets only I don't think any assault weapons existed over 200 years ago.  So that ends that right

  18. Climate change

    Yes, I thought there were 4 seasons
    .
    Man can control the climate! God says we don’t know where the winds starts

    John 3:8

    The wind blows where it wishes. You hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit."

  19. Fact check this. Mostly Lies! Run – don't walk away from the Democratic Propaganda Machine. Get the truth and Support Trump 2020!

  20. The non action is DIRECTLY because of the Koch brothers– check out 8/13 fresh air to hear about their methods to keep on polluting and keeping the fossil fuel industry from being checked. I guess most republicans are old and will die before the problem gets too bad. I guess they don't give a sht about their kids or grandkids DYING because of who they vote for.

  21. Um, Don't tell the democrats that we already do background checks. Also, if the democrats play nice, We may end internet sales of guns shipped to your door. And we may stop selling guns to children. If the democrats play nice!

  22. 9000 people dead in a year from guns is NOT an epidemic. Or Maybe it is? We have no context. Is that number big? Is it small? This is how normal adults should react to hearing this.

  23. In 2013 the U.S. Repealed the Propaganda Ban basically allowing our government to spread fake news/lies. Soo how do we know what to believe? I find it very funny that so-called 'conspiracy theorists' have been talking about chemtrails for over a decade and everyone just laughs it up. It was well known that barium, strontium, and aluminum were being spray on and over the population like bugs, and now all of the sudden Harvard has come out with this idea about blocking the sun with the same chemicals that conspiracy theorist have already known about. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!! THEY ARE LYING ABOUT EVERYTHING!! Look up stratospheric aerosol injection. They can modify our behavior with this stuff. ALso look up the video "Leaked Pentagon Video Shows Vaccine Designed to ~ Modify Behavior ~"

  24. If you take climate change seriously you need to support nuclear energy it's the only energy source that we can turn to for base load energy. Batteries are good short term storage but batteries cost need to be reduced to $20 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) in today prices to compete with base load nuclear energy and fossil fuels. $20 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) is not even expected in 2050 we can't place all our hope on batteries.

  25. Every time republicans gain power they screw the country over for their special interest and primaries leaving it in shambles for the democrats to come behind them and try to clean it up until idiots re-elect them again…we need to stay off this merry go round.

  26. There actually IS a real connection between this global climate change and gun control. Both are lying devices created by the socialist dnc to take control over the lives of every American citizen.

    Nothing, NOTHING, else.

  27. if you long for a cooler climate, just move to Canada. There is a lot of cheap land up there because its significantly colder, growing seasons are shorter, and in general life is harsher. Aside from that, the IPCC states that the global average temperature of the planet has risen by 1C in the last 170 years since 1850. So if you live to 80 years you will experience about 0.5C of warming over the course of your entire life. You experience a great deal more warming and cooling every single day between the peak mid day temperatures and the low evening temps. The midwestern United States experiences a 100F swing every year, and its quite common to have a 30F swing in a matter of hours. So why is everyone alarmed about 1C over the last 170 years ?

  28. how do we solve the problem if we dont all have some understanding of it? What does the 2nd A mean? and what does it mean to congress? the Whitehouse? and the Supreme Court? but most importatnly to the american population. and that is not going to be the same for all of us. Is it about hunting? About home defense? is it about some kind of defense against foreign invasion? Is it about some belief that it is the final protection against our own goverment failing and the country falling into dictatorship. How do we craft laws where we can all except the laws and compromises we may have to make to make the laws. Our democracy is dependent on the right and left being able to accept wins and losses and come to compromises. with that we cannot co exist. But with all this I have not seen a clear definition of the 2nd, such that we can move forward. the one exception though being drastically improved background checks, and some agreement on red flag laws.

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