Hardball with Chris Matthews, 1/15/13, 7:00 PM ET

Matthews: GOP increasingly stands for ‘Guns Over People’

Chris Matthews talks about the “cold, dead hearts” of conservatives who refuse to do anything about America’s gun problem.

GOP increasingly stands for ‘Guns Over People’

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Let me finish tonight with this.

Increasingly the Republican Party sounds and looks like a pack of moonshiners. They speak openly of going after federal officials coming around to enforce gun laws. They talk about them the way the old moonshiners talked about “them revenue-ers.”

I mean it when I say the GOP increasingly stands for “Guns Over People.” No matter how many kids get killed, they stick to their political weapons and their talk of holding onto their semi-automatics with their “cold, dead hands.”

I think many people now see those “cold, dead hands” connected to “cold, dead hearts”—people without the slightest feeling about what semi-automatics rifles in the wrong hands have done.

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GOP increasingly stands for 'Guns Over People'

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