Clueless MSNBC Reporter Goes to Gun Range; It Doesn’t End Well

A MSNBC correspondent on Tuesday decided to do a live report from a gun range. As one could guess, it didn’t go well. Reporter Kerry Sanders pointed at the gun-rights fans and began, "There are lots of folks here who believe that Second Amendment in this country is under attack.” Seconds later, the shooting started. 

The Second Amendment afficionados drowned Sanders out. He sounded like this: “A short distance away later today [BLAM] Donald Trump [BLAM] — protect the Second Amendment.” He soldiered on, shifting to other topics. But it came across as this: “Talking about [BLAM] Ted Cruz has fired his spokesman. We’re probably going to hear a lot more later [BLAM].” 

At the end of the segment, anchor Andrea Mitchell conceded, “Well, Kerry, I'm afraid we could not hear most of that because the fire power was a little too great. Sorry, we didn’t know you were going to be there today.” 

Gun rights 1, MSNBC 0. 

A transcript of the segment, what audio there is of it, is below:  

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2/23/16
12:14

ANDREA MITCHELL: Kerry, first to you. Donald Trump is so far ahead that there is very little question as to who is going to come out on top of this Nevada caucus late tonight. 

KERRY SANDERS: Well, there is a lot of attention. I'm right now at Reno Guns and Range. And I put myself here because as you see over my should here, there are lots of folks here who believe that Second Amendment in this country is under attack. And they’re saying that [inaudible] — A short distance away later today [ inaudible] Donald Trump [inaudible] — protect the Second Amendment.

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All the Republicans support [inaudible] — Donald Trump has said in speeches past, he supports the First Amendment and he supports the Second Amendment. [Inaudible] — from the crowd when he says that. As we look [inaudible]  — focusing on Ted Cruz, saying in a tweet earlier today, saying, “Wow, was Ted Cruz disrespectful to his very capable director of communications. He used him as a scapegoat. Fired like a dog. [Inaudible] — Talking about [Inaudible] Ted Cruz has fired his spokesman. We’re probably going to hear a lot more later today. [Inaudible.] Andrea? 

MITCHELL: Well, Kerry, I'm afraid we could not hear most of that because the fire power was a little too great. Sorry, we didn’t know you were going to be there today. 

Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock is the associate editor for the Media Research Center's NewsBusters.org site.