David Gregory: No Pro-Gun Rights Senators Would Go On 'Meet The Press'

Meet The Press: No Pro-Gun Senators Would Agree To Come on

'Meet The Press' host David Gregory said that no pro-gun rights senators would agree to go on the show on Sunday.

"We reached out to all 31 pro-gun rights senators in the new Congress to invite them on the program to share their views on the subject this morning," he said. "We had no takers."

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) joined the show to discuss a greater need for gun control. She announced that Senate Democrats would introduce a new bill banning assault weapons on the first day of the new Congress in January.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a staunch advocate for gun control, also appeared on the show. Bloomberg helped found the group "Mayors Against Illegal Guns."

MTP Executive Producer Betsy Fischer Martin confirmed that none of the 31 senators invited would agree to come on.

CBS's Face The Nation ran into the same problem on Sunday:

"Face the Nation" invited on politicians who oppose gun control, including representatives from the NRA, but they declined the program's requests.

Pro-gun rights have been mostly quiet since a gunman walked into a Connecticut elementary school on Friday and shot 26 people, including children, and then himself. The NRA on Friday refused to comment on the shooting.

One exception? Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) told Fox News Sunday that he believed more guns are the answer to violence in schools.

"I wish to god she had had an M4 in her office," he said of Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung, who was killed in the shooting.

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