Guns flying off store shelves as control debate heats up
Fair and balanced feedback on 'Geraldo at Large'
- Duration 5:57
- Date Jan 15, 2013
Fair and balanced feedback on 'Geraldo at Large'
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Eight people -- guns.
I own a gun I don't know Remington shotgun.
I've -- -- I've shocked that's not what this is about.
It is about ending the unnecessary.
Risk of high capacity assault rifle.
Gun control's been a failed experiment so let's look at mental health let's look at a violent culture let's look at things that can really address the underlying problem.
Then we can start making a difference in our kids' lives.
At the White House escalates its threat to impose gun control in the wake of the Colorado movie in the sandy hook school massacres.
Gun sales are exploding across the country.
And the biggest sellers are precisely the high capacity weapons and magazines.
Used in -- savage crimes.
Here to tell us why -- value ward -- chairman of the brand new.
National gun appreciation.
While -- -- it is Baghdad executive director of women against the gun violence -- you first lady's first.
What do you make of the the fact that Americans are rushing to the gun stores stripping the shelves buying these they are.
Fifteens and these 223 -- is precisely the kinds of weapons used in the in the massacres.
Well actually we believe that the people that are buying these guns are current owners of weapons so we don't believe.
That this epidemic.
Is affecting our whole country just that the people who already own guns are buying more.
I don't know if that's true I know that the in December they were more federal criminal background checks done then in any previous month.
But let's even if it's people who owned guns I mean.
Ever went flocking to the stores.
Does that give you pause morning.
Well of course we're worried about the proliferation of guns in our country.
I don't really understand the necessity for these military style weapon.
And I know that even the majority.
74% of NRA members.
Don't understand the need for these types of weapons now mark do you have a march planned on Washington for what date.
January 20 ninth January -- -- -- okay ten days prior to that.
Larry ward -- -- group is holding its national gun appreciation -- what's the idea.
The idea is it very very much -- in the line with that chick -- appreciation neighbor rescue people go out and celebrate the Second Amendment.
By me -- you're -- story local gun range.
You you're local gun show it and -- a few bullets by a few bullets -- hold up your hands off my guns.
And do you.
Do you believe you'll get widespread popular support.
Where will be you know the nexus would you relive all be in Washington DC would you want like -- belated B every yep franchise -- Be everywhere.
Absolutely and what's what's the point your -- Look we're making is is that you know gun control -- -- -- hasn't worked you know -- 20000 laws on the books right now.
Over 20000 laws and gun control and those 20000 laws they they failed and or are they failed in in this in the yes sikh temple.
The failed in in new ten.
And you know the gators how many more laws we can add and add 40000 -- 60000 laws how many laws is -- -- take before criminal start following.
But let me ask you this Larry and now -- -- -- -- the follow up but Larry you first.
You can't argue about whether or not this or that weapons should be banned door sales that it should be restricted.
But do you agree Larry that.
-- should not be sold to for instance.
People on the terrorist -- no fly zone people.
Who have orders up protection against them because of domestic.
People who -- Mentally ill I mean do you believe that background checks should be universal including.
People who buy guns privately or at gun shows Loring ward.
That's a good question and and of course there's some things that we have to look at but the most important thing to realize is that you know we have to look at mental health we have to look at.
You know pharmaceuticals we have to look at hand that -- -- -- please -- I I am I am I personally.
Mental health is is -- is is a very important aspect.
Of life -- -- people go through divorces they go to therapy they have domestic problems they have you know they they have just depression seasonal effective so there's there's so many.
Elements of mental illness in the one thing that I want to avoid.
-- it at all costs.
Is if somebody goes to the doctor they lose their Second Amendment right let's look at let's look at what you try what congress but it worked was talking about last year.
That you know soldiers who who had been labeled PT EST.
Who for maybe 48 to twelve years have been carrying guns around protecting our liberties protecting our country.
They come back -- United States because they're labeled okay.
Yes indeed Larry I think that you ought to get -- -- -- second set before a matter of time in the segment now Margo your your response to -- question about mandatory background checks for every.
We also believe that their background check records should be kept so that we can see -- stockpiling weapons.
I'm sorry -- I didn't hear the end of that.
I said that we we support a 100%.
But that we also support keeping those background records which currently have to be this drive.
A -- -- we would like those records check.
I got as Mario Bennett thank you executive director -- against gun violence Larry ward chairman -- done appreciation day national.
Got appreciation day on January 19 we'll be back with.