Out On Limb: Matthews's 'Rising Star' Says No Right To Gun Down Classroom Of Kids In Under A Minute

Chris Matthews featured her as a "Rising Star," someone who with more seasoning might someday entertain a presidential run.  But newly-elected Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane came across as more of a not-ready-for-prime-time-deer-in-the-headlights.

Appearing on today's Hardball, Kane came out with this mind-boggler: "I think the people of Pennsylvania would accept a limit on the amount of clips. You know, I believe and I think a lot of people feel the same way that you don't have a right to go into a classroom and take down a class of children in under a minute."  Really going out on a limb there, Rising Star! View the video after the jump.



Glad to learn that this tough crime-fighter doesn't believe in the right to gun down a classroom of children in under a minute.  She's even willing to boldly express the view that a lot of people agree with her.

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let's go into a subject we in Pennsylvania hate to talk about. Gun control. Gun safety. What do you think the people of Pennsylvania would accept? What do you think the people should accept? Should there be a ban on assault weapons? Should there be a limit on the magazine sizes, say 30 bullets to a magazine? Should there be new background checks? What do you think should get done here after Newtown, Connecticut?


KATHLEEN KANE: The people of Pennsylvania are very reasonable people. I mean, we're hunters. We're fishermen. We're sportsmen. All that kind of thing. But we're also very reasonable and practical. I think the people of Pennsylvania would accept a limit on the amount of clips. You know, I believe and I think a lot of people feel the same way that you don't have a right to go into a classroom and take down an entire class of children in under a minute.
 

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.