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Went home the NRA calls it quote the fight of the century.
Responding to president Obama's new push for sweeping changes in the nation's gun -- reaching out to the NRA's four million members executive -- for a -- vice president rather.
Wayne Lapierre writing quotes.
I warned you this day was coming and now it's here.
It's not about protecting your children it's not about stopping crime.
It's about banning your guns period.
They became the president National Rifle Association is sir welcome back here.
Where do America's Newsroom this is the first chance we've had to talk to you since what the president put forward yesterday what did you think the what you watch the Washington.
Well we were disappointed but not surprised.
The fact is that this announcement by the president really was less about protecting our children.
That it was about using our children to promote an anti gun agenda and agenda that he's had for most of his political life.
So it doesn't surprise -- -- We went to the meeting with the vice president earlier meeting that they said.
Was going to be open ended an open minded and when we got there.
The vice president reminded the people in the room that he and the president had very strong feelings about firearms -- they were gonna pursue that agenda we knew -- were gonna do that.
We knew that it was all show we knew that they just want to say well we've talked to the generate too.
So we took that down what we wish I had -- -- you believe that their minds were made up on what proposals they would pursue.
Sure they were right -- what does it mean then the fight of the century.
Well listen to.
You know when you get into -- battle in congress.
Florida battle generally over something as fundamental as the right to keep and bear arms under the constitution.
With a president who says.
That he's going to devote as much political capital necessary to achieve his goals.
That's a big fight and this is going to be a big fight we've been this through this before.
And we're happy that it's gonna be debated with the public because we think the public in the end I've always operated under the assumption that the members of the public are smarter than the politicians anyway.
But when this debate is finished.
I'm convinced that so we're not going to be is badly office the president like that is -- Are -- let's talk a few things here quickly about an answer was released here -- Jay Carney.
He had strong reaction to what came out a lot of people had a lot of for a strong reaction to what Carney said.
From the White House yesterday as this to go so far as to make the president's safety.
Of the -- children the subject of an attack yet as repugnant.
-- you just thought we did.
That -- it would be if that's what we did that's not what we did.
What we did was make a very legitimate point that is.
That that that not just the president's kids with the kids of elites but ten schools where there is security.
And yet many of those people deride the idea that security is something that other people's children should have.
This is a country in which we should be concerned about protecting all the kids of course.
The president's kids deserve protection and their special which is why they have Secret Service which and what we were talking.
So you're you're argue we were -- -- not that was not out of bounds right.
No we don't think so we think it was a valid point and we continue to make some of the executive orders many of them 23 here is one of them which goes to doctors in America.
-- and what they can and cannot report to police.
While we'll show you on the screen is.
Now clarified that no federal law prohibits doctors -- rather health care providers.
From contacting authorities when patients threatened to use.
Violence that goes -- the hole metal last at health aspect.
And remember with the present set from the outset we want to make sure that sandy -- never happens again would you oppose that executive order or would you support it.
We certainly would and we we we would certainly support.
Reporting threats of violence but that's not what the that's not what previous administrations have done -- not what we fear he's gonna do.
The idea that your doctors would ask you if you have firearms in your house.
As part of of an examination of your health is repugnant because you have a right under the Second Amendment.
To to own firearms legitimately if if if they -- if the president wants a -- report.
A threat -- physical violence.
A citizen should do that as well as a doctor.
But -- what they want doctors to do is what they've -- doctors to do in the past which is to help them demonize firearms.
By asking their patients if they have guns and implying that owning a gun is a health problem.
Then were opposed to we're gonna bring you back -- a lot more on the executive orders that we need to get to and we'll sort through room one by one.
David -- thank you for your time any time a lot.
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