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Let me come back to you on this eight clearly.
Isn't there is no political will whatsoever that it's not practically impossible to ban all guns that is a moot point is brought up by some it happened in Britain -- -- happened in Australia it's it's not practically possible in any in any way media.
But do you think we are moving towards some sort of change has meantime being -- and will it prove to be a tipping point and in some sense do you think -- I do.
I think that -- as I was actually in the bush 41 White House.
When assault weapons ban happened had been a shooting in Stockton California -- similar to this I don't think it was.
The number of lost -- was -- nearly as large but nonetheless it was you know had a pretty huge impact and the gun control the assault weapons ban legislation.
Passed pretty quickly and and and President Bush signed it.
I think with President Obama a Democrat I think to be that much easier -- I think something is gonna happen I think the political force is.
Orders -- -- right now.
And Leslie what would you like to see happen is it just simply a question.
-- banning assault weapons like the day off fifteen and Adam -- use stories that more that needs to be done.
To be done but not necessarily.
Weapons that are banned I mean this is this isn't in my opinion multi fascinated approach.
One background checks I mean you go into a gun show there's not a background check if we have guns going at the hands of people.
Who have extreme forms of mental illness as most of these shootings not Newtown Connecticut but others have proven that -- a problem.
Two definitely but you know in this situation.
A one can only assume but my assumption is that if those guns in it -- specifically that military style type weapon.
That killed approximately.
People in approximately.
Two and a half minutes -- Twenty little children I have a four and five year old for their lives wiped out.
In two and a half minutes.
We don't need those types of weapons you know Joseph Scarborough are are right he's on another network Joseph Scarborough who was a huge.
A gun advocate largely backed by the NRA has said along with others not just mansion is a Democrat.
That you don't need this type of fire power and quite frankly those types of weapons belong in my opinion and many americans' opinions not just Democrats in the hands of law enforcement officials.
In the military and you know what makes it harder for law enforcement officials to do their job.
When those types of weapons are so easily accessible by the criminal element.
In this country.
Nobody wants -- -- Democrat I hate guns but I never want anybody to lose their Second Amendment right I -- constitution.
That is an American's right to have to protect their family.
But you don't need to protect your family or even to blow big -- their whole family away you don't need that style weapon.
And even gun enthusiasts -- agree that.
Jim that dead James Rosen was just reporting that the NRA is gonna begin -- some push back on this.
Including pointing out that the Columbine shootings.
I in Colorado happened in the middle all of the assault weapons ban being in place.
And that seems a somewhat curious approach from the NRA if that is indeed.
What that planning ahead dead they.
-- perhaps the losing touch -- the political sentiment here.
Well I don't I don't know if you're losing touch of the political sentiment and I do agree that death citing column buying.
And I'm not challenging games reporting on this I spent their their campaign includes more than that.
I don't offhand know.
When those two killers.
Got there father who got their weapons are when they're made.
I will make one point in addition I I do agree with Leslie on those in need for a multi -- reproach.
It -- after column I wrote in 1998.
-- movement was a foot in the media to not named -- the killers.
They were pretty well now that knows no secret -- they were there to you know teenage boys from the area and people said look -- just the reporters that is said we're not gonna give them.
That the notoriety they see -- -- -- names.
And I thought that was a pretty good idea at the time I was writing a column.
And in that era including the -- time tonight is -- I was part of that SOK I'm not -- memories obviously of -- opining on this topic and -- mention of and it it does make me think about.
As a further element of any anti gun strategy what are we gonna do about frankly the media coverage.
They are are is the other fellow who killed at toys -- people -- -- to -- -- -- -- -- ditty it -- into.
Successful in achieving this objective move.
The notoriety alongside you know I'll be on the other.
Mass killers and and furthermore.
-- is it possible to say that.
You know violent video games and violent movies contribute also to the culture.
And you know you back to the -- back to live the old days of the movies and you know violence is very careful as we usually that there's a dead body and movie was not shown is -- good looking down -- the body but not -- itself.
That that does that what -- -- the Hays code was eliminated in the that would effectively in the sixties late sixties and I'm -- to wonder if we go we worded we evaluate all the things that went into that.
Very obviously troubled young man's head to -- -- people in Connecticut between access to guns -- video games -- to have violent movies and TV culture.
I think that if we would look at all those things we we have a pretty good pretty comprehensive approach that perhaps the NRA and Dianne Feinstein and Maria yep all right Jim -- -- as you rightly says there's no one.
-- or -- -- us are so many questions.
So many potential things fed into.
That -- young man's mind and we might never know the ounces as to what triggered all of this ultimately.
I didn't think -- and I'm Leslie Marshall folks -- contributors both thank you so much for being here thank you have a great day thank you guys and.
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