The truth about guns, murder and children in the USA
Talking Points 12/18
- Duration 8:33
- Date Dec 18, 2012
Talking Points 12/18
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Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching aside the truth about guns murder and children in the USA.
And is the subject of this evening's talking points memo.
Emotions still running high after twenty children were murdered in Newtown Connecticut the president congress and we the people.
All want to do something constructive to make sure this horror doesn't happen again the problem it will happen again no matter what we do.
But that doesn't mean we should do nothing however before acting let's take a look at the facts match shootings in the USA are actually -- under the clock.
According to criminologist Grande do from the Minnesota department of corrections mass murder in America was most severe in 1920 not.
In recent years.
There were 32 mass killings in the 1942.
In the ninety's and 26 in the first decade of this century.
According to the Department of Justice murders of school age children.
Have declined by 42%.
In the past fifteen years and the latest stats show that just 1% of the murdered kids out of school.
Now that's not to diminish the horrible crimes we have seen in Connecticut and other places recently.
All Americans should understand.
That violence like that.
Harms America's image throughout the war and we do have a gun culture here.
No question about.
If the feds can -- -- gun laws without violating constitutional rights they should do so.
Is it legal is investigating one glaring question in Connecticut how could the mother of the killer.
Have acquired an AR fifteen when Connecticut has tough gun -- Ladies will be here in just a few moments.
To build a better country a safer country we don't need knee jerk reactions after his crimes we need Smart solutions.
Listen to this exchange at the White House yesterday.
You mean one thing the president has done in the last four years to help remove weapons of war from our streets the president supports the assault weapons and and the reinstatement of this -- and -- but we have to think you'd like to take one measure one acts.
Through the weapons of war that talks about and again he supports legislation that -- Is designed to.
-- some of weapons but as you know this is a complex this is a -- this is a complex issue.
And -- requires complex solutions.
Scoring is correct it is a complex issue and all new legislation should be based on facts and constitutional.
It's interesting to see the far left in America are calling for -- -- handguns.
That is clearly unconstitutional.
Their answer to that well.
The constitution is out -- it.
That's very dangers.
But the far left to do pushing a point of view for years the truth is they don't like the constitution they want the federal government that far more power.
Then it already -- and they use.
Appalling crops like Newtown.
-- push that agenda.
In a much a cop talking points would take a very hard look.
And how the Obama administration handles -- public safety issue -- -- guns as always our analysis.
-- be based on facts.
And that's not -- the top story tonight how will the Connecticut mass murder affect public policy.
Join us from Washington proxies political analyst -- program.
Right assault weapons number one but this this is going to run in -- party politics.
And I think both parties know it.
So the American public very emotional now.
That's gonna die down a little bit.
What the issue is very emotional.
And the Democrats are gonna come in and they're going to try to get as much handgun legislation in an assault rifle legislation is they can't.
Is that the way you see it.
I think that's right there are people.
-- users reply as an advantage.
Or scapegoat the NRA or to win over one side in this argument.
I think one way to get around that -- them and the passion of the moment is to do it Joseph Lieberman suggested.
To appoint a commission this is not to put it off and definitely.
We had a commission after nine elevenths.
Because there's going to be a rush to judgment on this I think it's likely they were gonna pass.
-- weapons lies that will be completely useless.
Having -- be far better.
To appoint a commission to report in three months six months maybe Lieberman may be Giuliani to -- it.
And to report had to look not just did guns which is the only place where liberals want to look.
But to look at the other two elements of any mass shooting -- to shoot a -- -- -- in the environment.
And we're talking about the commitment laws for the dangerously mentally ill which are extremely relaxed in the United States of America.
And although it would not probably have affected.
What happened in Connecticut it was surely have affected.
What happened in Tucson.
Where the guy was obviously a danger.
Everybody knew he was and the only way you could stop them the only way you can incarcerate him is after he killed.
And the third element is the culture of the violence in the movies in the video games.
Where without a doubt.
Children are desensitized.
It's either -- glorified.
To a point that is truly shocking.
And if you have a kid looking at a screen.
Who's already sort of living in an internal world where you mow down people for entertainment on the screen.
No pain no consequences.
It's not surprising.
They would imitate that yeah.
Thrill of the kill is on display now -- these video games and for.
Normal children children would know behavioral.
You know that's right -- -- but with kids who -- like this guy in Connecticut and by the way.
The the killer in Colorado and Aurora also was somebody that they could have dealt with.
In if they had tougher.
And I don't know whose laws or got so it was like god this -- -- a civil commitment laws and it's no -- and he showed up at a Batman movies.
Right -- are now back to the party politics of it though is gonna override the policy.
Because the party politics I I know what they're doing already on both sides the NRA.
Has basically -- this but now on Friday they say they're gonna hold a press conference.
That's the worst day of the year it's the Friday before Christmas they're not gonna get any play.
The other areas -- -- part of this four and and there they're their main lobbying group.
For the pro gun people when I say pro -- it's not that they.
They want a lot of guns around it should they don't want their rights infringed upon they want to be able to get whatever hardware they want but I think and I think you agree with me.
That we can -- off.
The purchases of guns -- particularly heavy weapons like DA -- we can tighten nose up.
I would I would support for example anybody owning and they are.
In America would have to register with the FBI.
The FBI would have to -- has these weapons.
And now as -- people don't what we don't want to we believe -- government's oppressive -- area they're gonna do this and it's a slippery slope but I think that we have to do things like that am I wrong.
I agree here in trying to look.
I supported the ban on assault weapons and the same column in which I supported it I predicted it would have zero effect.
Well we've had studies about how it.
What effect it had it was in force for ten years so it's a very good experiment in time it had no effect on the level of homicides.
It had no effect on the lethality and the -- nature of the gun homicide of the violence.
And we know that to be a fact so it isn't as if we -- theorizing here from nothing.
We've done this and it didn't have an effect and the main reason it is that there's so many loopholes if you look at the Feinstein law.
So when she is now proposing to reintroduce.
She exams from 900 kinds of weapons.
The -- -- here are so enormous that it will have no appreciable effect at all.
On the -- tell us that show and everybody will feel good.
And you can demonize the NRA will make any difference show me a lot of -- will make a difference and -- support -- and need to.
Democrat -- and O'Reilly.
Are right on the same page here we don't mind laws that will work which is laws that give the government more power and take the -- away from the individual.
And -- and bring me empirical evidence.