The Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney joined Chris Matthews' “Hardball” show on MSNBC Tuesday night to talk about gun control with Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein.

As the conversation drew to a close, Matthews explained that in his opinion, a bill requiring universal background checks did not restrict Second Amendment rights and that he would side with “gun safety.”

“Shocking!” Carney replied, reminding him that “gun safety” really meant “gun control.”

“One nice thing when you come to me is not to mock me,” Matthews asserted with a grin.

Click here to watch the full interview.