Tom Brokaw On Guns In Arizona: “I Would Be Nervous Going Into A Bar”

Tom Brokaw appeared on MSNBC‘s Morning Joe to discuss the prevalence of guns in America and the increase in gun sales since the Arizona shooting. Conservative commentator Peggy Noonan explained the sales being a result of law-abiding citizens eager to purchase guns in order to protect themselves from any future Jared Loughners, while Brokaw theorized that people are just eager to stockpile guns in their “underground bunkers” in case new regulations are created to restrict them.

Brokaw elaborated on his personal view of efforts to enact “gun control”:

Gun control is too simple a phrase to define all the complications and nuances of it, frankly. In Arizona they have a wide open system. I would be nervous about going into a bar or restaurant in Arizona on a Saturday night where people can carry concealed without permits.

Brokaw bemoaned that a civil dialogue about any gun restrictions is nearly impossible given the power and influence of the NRA and gun owners outside of the urban areas. Whether a debate over gun control is reignited in the coming weeks remains to be seen, but the only sure thing is if you want to argue with Brokaw over this point you now know where not to find him.

Watch the video from MSNBC below:

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