Talking gun safety with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell

MSNBC Anchor and Boston native Lawrence O’Donnell will be back home this weekend for a live audience chat with Tennessee Rep. Justin Pearson, who came to notoriety for his staunch advocacy of gun safety legislation earlier this year.

O’Donnell has interviewed Pearson on his MSNBC show “Last Word” several times and isn’t shy about comparing the 28-year-old lawmaker to big historical names.

“When I was a kid at St. Brendan Elementary School, Martin Luther King marched in Boston,” O’Donnell told NBC10 Boston. “And I knew then as an elementary school student that history came to Boston that day. And when I saw Rep. Pearson rise and speak for the first time, I knew that I was watching history.”