Watch Teacher Confront Republican Senator On Gun Control | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC


A local school teacher confronted Iowa Senator at a recent townhall, sharing her emotional experience of preparing for an active shooter in her back to school training. Senator Ernst responded by talking about mental health, when she was met by chants from the crowd to ‘do something!’ Teacher Ellie Holland joined The Beat and urged for people to consider a ‘child’s right’ to “not have to worry about being a victim of gun violence."
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Watch Teacher Confront Republican Senator On Gun Control | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

60 Comments on "Watch Teacher Confront Republican Senator On Gun Control | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC"

  1. Expecting a republican in congress to do the actual will of the people and not the corporations is like me expecting my dog to do my income taxes. 😄😆

  2. Elizabeth Ayres | August 19, 2019 at 11:35 PM | Reply

    That Senator talked right over the top of her constituents with the same platitudes and promises, and offered no voice to her voters. She simply said what President Trump said, almost verbatim! NRA. It has their shell casings scattered all over it. Deplorable.

    • Me_for_president | August 20, 2019 at 7:20 AM | Reply

      Jacob w your lies don’t work anymore troll

    • @Jacob w another spin, get on the subject of gun violence and stop trying to distract the dummies.

    • @Jacob w You’re so sad and small. Get some friends. Real friends.

    • Dennis Harrell | August 20, 2019 at 9:30 AM | Reply

      @Jacob w you again? You never get tired of embarrassing yourself, do you? The fringe right wackjobs seem to have a script to read from whenever there’s a mass shooting. Right after offering “thoughts and prayers” is the step where they claim the shooter was a liberal. Well, congratulations, you finally found one, but that doesn’t change the fact that most domestic terrorist attacks have been committed by white supremacists. Remember, albino crows exist, but it’s a lie to say all crows are white.

  3. GOP is owned by big business’s. and foreign friends like MBS, comrade putin, comrade kim

    • Dennis Harrell | August 20, 2019 at 9:22 AM | Reply

      @Jacob w some sites list contributions by employees as corporate contributions. Most corporations try to keep their public contributions pretty even in order to avoid backlash. When corporations want to influence policy they usually contribute to super-pacs to keep their giving secret, and they send out their lobbyists. One incontrovertible fact is that Republican policy consistently favors corporations and the rich. ALEC, the Koch brothers organization that buys and corrupts politicians, is almost exclusively focused on buying Republican politicians, presumably because they are easiest to corrupt.

    • And President McConnell and lap dog Trump.

    • @Dennis Harrell well stated, but do GOP supporters care?

    • Russian Foothold operation

  4. Uniqueness Entertainment | August 19, 2019 at 11:42 PM | Reply

    Definitely stand with the teachers on that principal.

  5. Uniqueness Entertainment | August 19, 2019 at 11:44 PM | Reply

    I love the crowd saying do something. The problem is that Congress men and women in our president aren’t you going to do anything. They are paid for their silence and they’re paid for their votes. While our children and our economy suffers turmoil. Sad but true.

  6. She is a Trump stamp. Takes 🌽 and makes cheap bootleg alcohol !

  7. The problem with republicans is that they couldn’t care less about what happens to Americans, well, that is until it affects them, or one of their loved ones.

    Republican Mike Turner announced his support for a ban on sales of “military style weapons” following the deadly mass shooting in downtown Dayton Ohio after he discovered his daughter was close to being one of the casualties.

    “I believe these are necessary steps forward in protecting our country and a testament to American values, which include protecting human life,” Turner, said in a statement

    Turner, a Dayton native, said he would also support legislation placing restrictions on high-capacity magazines as well as so-called red-flag laws, which allow police and family members to “quickly identify people who are dangerous and remove their ability to harm others.

    Turner made this statement after he found out that his teenage daughter was across the street from the shooting that night and she had just missed being out on the street when the shooting started by just seconds.

    So now all of a sudden he cares. He should have cared back in 2012 when 20 babies were cut down with an assault rifle in Sandy Hook.

    • @Mind Freshener ANY rifle/gun can be considered an assault weapon.
      Then why are their still guns on the streets…????
      You are right that it is not the gun that pulls the trigger, but the laws are so lax that anybody can get one.
      And that’s not a reason to LET everybody have one. It seems that every time they make a law, there is always a way around it…………

    • Mind Freshener | August 20, 2019 at 10:17 AM | Reply

      @Gerald Sutton Name one army that uses semi-auto sports rifles as their “assault weapon”! Better yet google StG 44 (the original “assault rifle”) and show me which consumer rifle functions the same.

    • @MetalGear SolidSnake Some people just do not have the capability of thinking that these things are possible. They believe in crisis actors and not the terribly sad truth, they believe that the moon landings were a hoax and they believe that the earth is flat. We should pity them and ask them to get the health treatment they so desperately need.

    • Mind Freshener For you facts=feelings. What feels true. Nobody cares about your feelings. They care about facts.

  8. Stephen Farrell | August 20, 2019 at 12:03 AM | Reply

    Expecting a Republican to care is a lot to ask …….

  9. What an amazing and courageous teacher. I wish I had a teacher like her when I was in school. I hope she doesn’t get attacked for her standing with the rights of children to learn without fear.

    • Bono Budju, There is no right to do anything without fear or to even be safe.

    • Kurt Vonfricken | August 20, 2019 at 8:26 AM | Reply

      Ian G
      Actually the ride to and from school is statistically the most dangerous part of their school day. Fact. But let’s not mention that.

    • Kurt Vonfricken

      Those are two different risks, both deserving of attention.
      The risk inherent in the ride to school is not being ignored: there are road traffic regulations, traffic light and signs, policemen, etc to reduce the risk. The risk of incidents on the way to school is essentially the same everywhere in the world.

      On the other hand, the risk of a child being shot at, while learning in a classroom, is being totally ignored. You guys are laying up future disasters, children are developing anxiety and depressive disorders at the mere thought of going to school; even when they survive the shootings, all these traumatised children will grow up to become traumatised adolescents and adults, with more mental health problems you guys are not going to be able to deal with.

      The risk of a child being killed in a mass shooting is astronomical in the USA, compared to any other developed country. Now, why are you guys trying to ignore this obvious problem? Second amendment rights… which give you the right to own a musket, not a military-style weapon, designed to cause maximum, often irredeemable damage to the human body.

      You guys should deal with this problem, the way we in Australia (and recently our neighbours, New Zealand), death with it.

    • @Etop Etim Well said Sir.

      More common sense from the Commonwealth.

  10. Puttentane Same | August 20, 2019 at 12:39 AM | Reply

    RIP GOP…you will not be missed.

    • Hardly.. when people realize that their liberty is being taken away, for a false sense of security… the Democrats will not only lose power, but will be, at the very least, “tarred and feathered”.

    • AGREED! 💙

    • @Jacob w Democrats are addressing *the* population, while the GOP is only concerned about *their* population. I’m all for the 2A, but there is no justification for innocent Americans being gunned down. My right to live outweighs some sick fvck’s “right” to own an assault rifle. The solution lies somewhere in the middle, imo. Responsible gun owners should recognize the need to deny irresponsible owners, better than anyone.

  11. Jackson Paflas | August 20, 2019 at 2:02 AM | Reply

    Attention Iowa voters your senator is lazy and doesn’t care about you. If you want some real action fire Joni Ernst in 2020.

    • Jackson Paflas | August 20, 2019 at 10:46 AM | Reply

      myko freder I disagree. I think people are finally starting to wake up. Did you see Trump’s rally with a bunch of empty seats. People are getting sick of him, even Republicans.

    • Attention US voters, almost all GOP elected representatives up and down the ticket, are lazy, and only care about their families, and their pocketbooks. Seriously think about what have you received from these officials besides fear, hate, and greed. Think about the impact on your life and your community instead of the impact of ideology when we vote.

    • You they gonna act? After all president bone spur called them stupid “how stupid are the people of Iowa?”

  12. As usual the congress will let the sounds of the last mass shooting fade out and do nothing.

    • drdellaman I read once…’it’s too early to talk about the last shooting and too early to talk about the next shooting…’

  13. How about a law that prohibits politicians from taking donations from the F***EN NRA or any other organization that has to do with guns or any weapon that should only be used by the military.

  14. I think that come the next elections the Republicans in the White House are in for a big surprise. This government is no longer for the people. We don’t have a constitution anymore according to the GOP.

  15. Bingo Sun Noon | August 20, 2019 at 6:36 AM | Reply

    Murdered school students need to come up with hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign cash, aka bribes, before congress will listen. Anyone who accepts money from the NRA needs to go.

  16. I told you, America! Trump capitulated to the terrorist Manifesto, all but guaranteeing more Fascist Shooters! There WILL be MORE of them, thanks to Trump

  17. Nathalie Dufour | August 20, 2019 at 7:38 AM | Reply

    What sort of nation has to train teachers to identify gunshots? A nation at war.

  18. As long as Trump is in office the United States will never get right with criminal Republicans to block Common sense laws.

  19. Oddvard Myrnes | August 20, 2019 at 8:26 AM | Reply

    Stand up for America. I think that is what people ARE doing.

  20. Massacre Mitch receives free housing provided to him by the NRA. Few people know this because the NRA pays for it through a shell corporation.

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