A former mayoral candidate for New York City went on Chris Matthews’ show Hardball, and proceeded to categorically equate law-abiding gun owners to the most heinous of criminals – child molesters.

Via Mediaite:

Former Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Mark Green appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball on Thursday where he advocated for the strictest of gun ownership laws. He said that there should be a registry where people can go to see if their neighbor is a gun owner, just as “Megan’s Law” allows for individuals to see if there is a convicted sex offender living in their neighborhood. 

“If we have a Megan’s Law – because I think almost everyone might agree – that if you’re a convicted child molester, a neighbor might want to know that because they’re in your home, safe, but maybe they could hurt someone else,” Green said. “Same thing with guns.

Here’s the video…

Green is a liberal amongst liberals, serving as the former President of the defunct broadcasting corporation, Air America.  He is currently a radio host for a nationally syndicated broadcast, appears frequently on Hardball and formerly co-hosted a show with Arianna Huffington.

But he also is a public figure in the Democrat mainstream, having represented the party in elections for the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate, and Mayor of New York City.