Rev. Jackson: More guns make us less safe
Civil rights activist on 'threat to national security'
- Duration 6:05
- Date Jan 14, 2013
Civil rights activist on 'threat to national security'
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Reverend Jesse Jackson says that gun violence in cities like Chicago as you've just heard is quote and national security issue.
The civil rights access is also the founder and president of course of the rainbow push coalition reverend Jackson -- -- good to have you here this morning.
You know I mean -- -- the big issue here appears to be that that Chicago has such a high rate of homicides more than 500 last year.
And they simultaneously have some of the toughest.
Gun laws in the nation so how do you justify those two things day it would appear that -- -- -- Now working.
Who have filed more than six people rumor that the hundredth on the filed on that age eighteen.
In Chicago is not -- gone just in the caucus in the context of gardens.
And poverty and race the so it was kind of dismissed for too long.
Bet they don't download gun shop in Chicago.
But they make guns and -- in the suburbs.
The -- on the Rock Island and so should call visit target market plug on sales manufacturers.
And says drugs come in from across the water is a -- Brokaw -- Avaya drugs there and guns thin and jobs out that's a bit that's a bit of the cocktail.
Yeah indeed it is in a bit but it raises this question about federal gun laws.
And whether or not changing them -- that the national level is the right way to go because every community as you point out.
Is unique you're talking about and an urban issue.
Gun emergency someone say in Chicago homicide emergency.
And then -- backed wholly different issues in North Dakota in different places across the country so is a one size fits all remedy.
The right way to -- well.
Well first of all about the middle background -- should be nationalized.
All of the the background -- should be national out of all of the all of the gun shows one -- that has no background check what's -- The amount of clips use bullets and they a magazine should be dealt with management of course semi automatic these assault weapons.
All -- -- -- logon to heart with you and and is registered you got that.
Regardless predictor house you've got that the animal like that they end up with -- -- -- -- their relative and suicidal raw but we go on your house normal undergo that.
This semi automatic weapons assault women -- only kill people and in fact they'll threats of massacred.
How about -- the young man to the killing and in the Aurora Colorado.
Would that would be awfully yet.
He was right of that airport talking right near the runways they have put in Denver he -- -- on airplanes so this is a matter of Homeland Security as well.
You know it seems to me that the problems are so different -- you look at you know sort of a mentally deranged.
Young person who plots in the basement of his home.
222 murder innocent people by so that that's one sort of situation that we're dealing with here that everybody wants to find some way to to to get their arms around and and try to fix.
They've got you know an urban issues homicide.
And it is completely different and is clearly not being remedy that would you know just point out again.
By the by the very strict gun laws that are in effect in Chicago so people -- -- it will more gun -- that's not gonna make a difference Chicago has a tremendous number of restrictions on locking your gun and all of that and it's not working.
But what does that look assault weapons I'll be in a outcome that we know without the gun -- saw in the suburbs to talk if -- in Iraq today.
And we had soldiers and move with a golf have been manufactured.
And material that would have been -- -- we would stop that trail gone -- because we kill our soldiers we know we're going to manufacture it.
We're with the assault with a -- legal golf -- straw purchase -- so the gone fluent than ever that cannot sobbed unlock an affiliate.
It was -- -- for that reverend I mean it is it stiffer penalty is is it.
You no longer jail time is is it in what is it what's the penalty what's the remedy.
For what you tell them about is -- make.
It may manufactures more accountable for they don't fall -- for the product -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- before -- product.
All quiet what function do lose assault weapons -- except to kill people -- shoot rabbit and via.
On -- of these weapons so what is the function.
And the shot victory -- in the White House.
Last year our update on the yards away independent South Korean -- to -- the White House none of also -- no more official -- relentlessly with these weapons.
I I completely understand here's an -- and there's so much to address your -- but specifically if you could you know address nests.
What do you say to those gun advocates across the country who say look obviously more rules does not help the problem.
If it did Chicago would be the safest city in the nation because they've got the toughest rules in the nation -- -- -- of them.
Gone is more regardless make us less safe not more safe.
The idea of bringing more guards and schools with teachers are gone -- gone -- -- and have them.
Some of them may have Millen and most of -- as well and -- -- the men's and bring the man.
You bring Dalton and the ball games and to churches and -- what we stop and look what folks of Chicago and if Africa.
But the 2000 fielding a third 2000 yulia.
Americans all of delve into don't back you look at Chicago but Aurora Colorado is not Chicago Midas shop in -- Exactly -- -- and -- -- only argument for letting states and local entities handle this problem rather than and national lob because people say.
A roar is a completely different situation in Chicago.
One last second goal today if you dream of the day they get your law into the traffic ticket if you if you got one of the Seattle in my Hammond as -- universal -- Own drivers license violations.
My little background checks -- on background checks.
Felon should not help these guns.
Those who have our records I have is not that's to be somebody who Brooklyn children's -- a particular meantime.
Let's get the salt levels -- about streets.
All we're just -- bum although another tragic to happen unless we do.
-- reverend Jackson.
Very complex issue.
Thank you so much for -- let us today sir good to see as always thank you.