Children at gun agenda announcement draws criticism
President's method up for debate
- Duration 5:16
- Date Jan 16, 2013
President's method up for debate
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Today the White House is now saying that President Obama will be surrounded by children when he makes his announcement.
I'm -- recommendations this morning -- 11:45 this morning we expect that white house Press Secretary Jay Carney explains the resent -- that he will do that today.
-- They will be joined by children from around the country.
Who wrote the president letters in the wake of that tragedy expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety along with their.
Now around com's -- the outcomes radio show and Tucker Carlson editor of the daily caller and a Fox News contributor morning gentleman -- -- good to have you here.
I'm of two minds about this issue.
And you guys are probably of two minds as well also now on eight what do you think is good -- or not.
I think the president -- -- -- these -- kids who wrote to the president they're doing it with their parents with a permission of their parents.
You know when you have -- senior bills the bills -- affect seniors seniors when George W.
Bush signed No Child Left Behind.
They were children there how is this any different.
Than any other -- legislation that affects a group that has a particular interest and the group is present.
When they when the SI think they -- So yes they are windy -- -- -- children wrote they -- letters to the president Tucker and he's been asked to stand by him they're having their voices heard in America.
What's wrong with that.
Well this is not -- this is a very serious very adult and incredibly complicated issue and to bring children on stage.
Is to engage in -- kind of moral blackmail if you're against this legislation here against the kids the truth is no serious person -- knows anything about criminology or violence.
In in our society believes that banning.
Weapons based on their cosmetic qualities is going to save a single life it's ludicrous there that even the White House is not claiming.
That the so called assault weapons ban would have prevented the new town tragedy or any other shooting or any other 300.
Deaths attributed -- rifles in this country last year this is not based on science.
And here is another issue that comes up with -- with the children Allen.
You know if you live in a family that has guns that are hunters or that has transparent security that that's how you grew up.
Now what's the message that you're getting from President Obama if if -- data in your mom.
Believe that safe go on understand going honor.
You gun ownership I think it is -- Second Amendment right and it's something that they should not be -- What -- understand that -- I would have we don't know that that's what the president's gonna say that the definition whether or not children.
It's appropriate for children to be president that's a very separate issue.
And no I don't believe the president's ever said that hunters should not have access to guns then -- or take away guns from honors.
That that's not at all what is being discussed today.
It has nothing do with the etiquette -- president.
I disagree you know and I think the message through to children and if they're raised and a home that has -- for security or hunting.
That the messages that your not like fast and it's divisive.
-- -- that but you know an -- not doing that you know mentally inaudible on.
It's it's -- separate what's it let's just not use children to make our political points.
Both parties do I think the left doesn't -- in the right direction -- the NRA here's a -- example of it happening the president is using children.
In order to make a partisan political point -- in my view and ordered her -- constitutional right.
But let's just keep kids out of it -- or not.
Are not public policy experts write -- this is.
It's it's an example of just how childish actually it is an appropriate metaphor of how childish.
This effort is show me the data the the web has always accusing the right of being against science okay show me a single piece of social science that suggests.
That banning so called assault rifles will result in a single -- Why Jerry and I wouldn't be president you -- -- with the use of children politically the real egregious offense -- -- polarization of children by the and are a calling Obama and -- this hypocrite.
The history of Secret Service protection for his kids there's a real egregious offense today and I -- -- think -- any time.
There and that -- Patricia -- allowed talk about some Armitage about -- Tucker you want to respond to that look I don't think that you should bring children into it in in general.
I don't think he should parade them around your bill signings I don't think he should put them on camera to espouse their political views which by definition are unformed.
And ill informed their kids they can't vote it's -- when you went a little when -- W bush had children -- No Child Left Behind signing we absolutely I hate that stuff I've always hated that stuff but this is a really serious moment in.
America we're talking about curtailing a constitutional right so -- -- -- as we are.
Now and it's now look what -- can it ever since I've been I was.
I -- -- -- curtailing constitutional right.
The kind of avidly we have -- launch no right is absolute the First Amendment -- absolute the Second Amendment is not absolute so to any a weapon be available to anybody.
They wanted to you know -- -- weather -- -- what the president has in mind.
A little later this morning and and we hope that it will also include.
Something that has to do with mental health and instability and violent video -- and what I'm calling to be violent cocktail.
That really creates is probable -- that's when we really need to focus on.
In terms of these three components.
Thank you so much Tucker always good to see you thanks thanks thanks for being here -- -- -- of the.