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Don Lemon Gun Control Panel Goes Predictably, Wonderfully Berserk

If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if the love child of Eric Bana and an extremely expressive chihuahua got into a huge argument with a man-sized baby, CNN had your number tonight. CNN Tonight host Don Lemon led a panel debate between ThinkProgressIgor Volsky and Republican CNN contributor Ben Ferguson that featured a predictable set of talking points, but which immediately went to 11 and stayed there.

The subject of the segment was the largely cosmetic executive actions on gun policy that President Obama rolled out today, which somehow immediately brought Solyndra to Ferguson’s mind. Before 2012 could call and ask for its talking point back, an incensed Volsky lit into Ferguson. Backed into a corner, Ferguson eventually let slip that he had been a “victim of a gun crime,” later adding that he had been shot at by a three-time felon.

“It’s a shame that you were a victim of gun violence,” Volsky said, with the sincerity of an android PR flack. “30,000 people are killed every year because of gun violence and ensuring that people go through background checks, instant background checks before they purchase a gun is not taking anything away from anybody.”

This shrieky seven minutes of insane cable news “debate” might not prevent any gun violence, but will make you wish you had a gun handy so you could pull an Elvis on your TV.

Watch the video above, via CNN.

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