CA senator’s gun bill may find opposition in the House
Chris Stirewalt weighs in
- Duration 5:41
- Date Jan 27, 2013
Chris Stirewalt weighs in
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I do not believe that military style weapons belong on the streets of our cities.
And I would hope the American people would continue to support that.
Rise -- talk to senators talk to house members individual.
We got this done once before we can get it done again and a better bill.
California Democrat senator Dianne Feinstein asking Americans to put pressure on congress to pass her assault weapons bill.
But the -- -- face stiff opposition from pro gun Republicans in the house and constant Democrats still.
This is just the latest battle in the gun control debates joining us now Fox News digital politics editor and host a power -- on foxnews.com.
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Now that is when I get a chance just to warm momentarily -- seek out.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Com -- -- about this bill because the it's gonna take Democrats and Republicans to get this done -- there are people who are longtime gun rights advocates on both sides of the aisle.
You think about folks like Joseph mansion and mark that it's out of -- Alaskan said he's not gonna support this.
What are the odds and actually get past.
Well look let's dial back to what everything is going to be in Washington for the next two years.
Unless President Obama can get his initiatives through the democratically controlled senate what he wants the house -- -- doesn't matter you keep hearing John antibody wants to destroy us the president made it very clear in his big interview with the new republic that he's got it out for the Republicans.
But until he can get stuff through the senate.
He can't get it down and the truth is bad legislation like this which is sort of it beefed up version of them 94 legislation.
This is not something that Democrats.
That pro gun Democrats think is okay.
And the greater concern that they have is that it wouldn't have been preventative too the mass shooting in Newtown Connecticut.
Nor would it prevent future -- shootings so that's a very open question that the president can apply an impressionist works.
It was interesting during this press conference that senator Feinstein had the number of other house and senate Democrats who spoke there with her as well as people have been victims of crimes police chiefs.
A number of people gather it was an impressive group but they did repeatedly say during -- press conference.
Some of them if this bill had been in place the children in new town might still be alive which a lot of people found very offensive and untrue.
You know -- I -- a lot of gun rights advocates and and folks who were in the middle of the road who said.
The shooter broke so many laws that are already on the books to carry out what happened.
We need better enforcement of what we have now vs a whole new set of -- Well -- -- and we see this Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel the former White House chief of staff.
He's trying to pressure banks and to stop lending to gun manufacturers to arms makers.
And we will see other similar measures like this because remember.
For the left it is very important that gun control not just as it relates to -- shootings but just the availability of guns they they see this is -- as an evil industry pernicious force in the United States.
People that make guns used guns by guns all that stuff so again we're back to the two America's we have one America that's comfortable where guns are part of life.
People are comfortable with them around and the people their frightening and foreign objects.
OK so let's talk about that the -- you brought the democratic senate because Harry Reid senate majority leader.
-- controls most of what happens there what comes before what does and he's been under a lot of pressure to put something like this on the floor.
On an initially seemed resistant and now we seems to be saying the -- we do put a gun measure to a vote in the senate -- and have a very free and liberal process.
For amendment's right what -- not really so keen on most of the time.
Amendments that will basically make the -- possible -- out right exactly so this is so poison pill amendments and things like that.
Here -- got remember this and he he thinks about this every morning when he gets out.
You mentioned mark baggage and Alaska.
And then there's the Mary Landrieu in Louisiana.
Mark -- and Arkansas and other Democrats from around the country that face.
Electorates that are pro -- that are pro Second Amendment.
And he does not want to force them into these kinds of votes that sounds like what he's gonna do was slow walk this thing and see what happens -- you mentioned Joseph mansion earlier.
He and Republican senator Mark Kirk from Illinois.
Have a compromise piece of legislation that says look we can't get -- gun -- through but how about this what about if we expand background checks to a way that works so that it's sensible system.
And that everybody sharing information -- working with the NRA on it.
That is one possibility something could actually passed.
You bring a background checks because there's been a concern about from those two are very supportive of gun rights how far -- -- is because they say.
If your granddaddy gives you his shot guy and for Christmas that he's done his first deer hunting trip.
Is that going to be subject to background check it sounds like a senator feinstein's build those kinds of transactions would be subject to -- background check.
I didn't acted to shut down for Christmas present till I was eleven I think I should point -- wow actually that's slightly less for -- -- -- But now that the truth is.
Background checks are.
-- the question that Kirk and mansion and the NRA really talking about isn't universality of background checks but that of the background checks that take place how good are -- Are that are the databases marched up -- people that have mental illness and that's the thing that we're really talk -- trying to map -- shootings these are not crimes of passion.
These are deranged these are sick individuals so the goal is how do you keep guns out of the hands of sick individuals because these are not crimes of passion.
And they're not street corner crime this is something that's premeditated and a migrant workers.
-- mental illness doesn't show up.
On a background check that -- for criminal proceedings so and I think he would pass either background check at eleven.
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