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Rachel Maddow Rips Ted Cruz Over Dianne Feinstein, Gun Control [Video]

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On her Thursday show, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow ripped Republican senator Ted Cruz raw, and called for stricter gun control legislation to pass in Congress.

The subject of Maddow’s program concerned new details of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that were uncovered by the Hartford Courant. Maddow warned anyone connected to the Newtown tragedy that they might be offended by the segment.

Among the new details uncovered, shooter Adam Lanza apparently researched mass murderers before embarking on his own massacre, and it apparently took him just five minutes to fire 152 bullets, killing 26 people.

“Had he only had access to ten-round magazines instead of 30-round magazines he would have had to reload 14 times,” Maddow said. “He would have needed 14 spare magazines beyond the one in the gun with the extra round in the chamber. Reloading 14 times. You think he would have still pulled off the whole thing in less than five minutes?”

Maddow turned to Republican senator Ted Cruz, who is making headlines all his own for his bitter and contentious exchange with Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein regarding her proposals on gun control. Feinstein is a staunch gun control supporter, and grew impatient with Cruz during the exchange, accusing him of treating her like a 6th grader.

“Let the record show that you can be a United States Senator for 21 years, you can be 79-years-old, you can be the chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and one of the most recognizable and widely respected veteran public servants in your nation,” Maddow said, adding, “but if you are female while all of other those things, men who you defeat in arguments will still respond to you by calling you hysterical and telling you to calm down.”

Watch the video of Rachel Maddow’s report on new Sandy Hook details, Ted Cruz, and gun control below:

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