On Tuesday, MSNBC's Chris Matthews allowed, unchallenged, Washington Democratic Governor Jay Inslee to preposterously claim the National Rifle Association wants to arm first graders with guns. Furthermore, the host of Hardball himself compared anyone who opposes the NRA -- and, subsequently, its members -- to assassinated leaders Yitzhak Rabin of Israel and Anwar Sadat of Egypt.
As Inslee bragged of his participation in the 1994 assault weapons ban -- which had no impact on gun violence -- Matthews interrupted in order to essentially call gun advocates murderers:
“It’s almost like the Middle East — it's almost like the Middle East if you sign a treaty and you're Anwar Sadat or Yitzhak Rabin, you do the right thing you get killed. You lost on this. Tom Foley lost on the issue."
Matthews went on to dismiss Speaker of the House Republican Paul Ryan's worth due to his refusal to support anti-gun politics:
“[I've] never bought that Paul Ryan argument that he's so great.”
After providing a litany of legislative anti-gun measures, Inslee posited that Republicans in actuality do not support the 2nd Amendment as a virtuous right of the people, but rather, the GOP is merely a group of fully bought-and-paid-for liars:
"[They are] a wholly owned subsidiary of the NRA and we need presidential leadership and unfortunately, we're not getting it.”
And then, it happened -- Inslee made that all-too-typical Left turn into abject insanity:
"[Supporters of gun rights have] “absurd ideas that what we want is our first-graders to have a Glock on their hip.”
What's absurd is that anyone would claim such nonsense.