Push for gun control taking center stage at the White House
Will new proposals pass on Capitol Hill?
- Duration 4:34
- Date Jan 28, 2013
Will new proposals pass on Capitol Hill?
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A push for gun control taking center stage -- the White House a bit later this morning you'll see that -- live present Obama vice president Joseph Biden getting set to meet with police chiefs and sheriffs from.
Major American cities.
-- as former house speaker Newt Gingrich describes a proposal to ban assault weapons as quote.
So -- the new gun control laws have a chance of passing with me now Republican congress -- woman Marsha Blackburn at a Tennessee and good morning to good morning -- issued this right down the middle here -- -- it happens.
I saw this Natalie it is not going to happen some reason why it didn't mark and that's why it was not read news in 2004 you had the FBI.
You had law enforcement officers saying you know this is.
This -- did not work and of what we know.
Is it that sent the lifting of that man you've seen crying go Dana -- People think if the many times to build -- ends up happening you get the gun free sons.
And you get guns in the hands of criminals and you're right there's a lot of evil in this world but the assault weapons band is not the way to fix it okay on the assault on them to come back to the fixing at the moment what about a background check.
Well -- -- that pass well background checks already are happening and take you even me you know some people will say look there's a gun show.
Loophole but you don't want.
That most of the year vendors at the gun shows.
Are licensed vendors and they are already doing those -- and -- checks they are is a very small percentage I think it's about.
And or 5% of the guns that are transferred individual to individual without -- It's a -- so what's been proposed publicly that does any of that past now in -- view.
I don't think that you're going to see some music I don't know where that right I -- with a with a look at -- DL and the and the debt deal in the immigration reform Ryan pushed.
Does that all crowd out any possibility you know I never I think that what -- hearing from individuals.
Is what the assault weapons ban goes after a symptom less focused on root -- it.
And at the root cause of this what we're hearing from teachers and coaches and parents mental illness mental health.
Let's drill down on that -- look at the impact of violent what we want to do is make certain that children are safe.
That people in public places are safe and you don't add to the safety component by just -- assault weapons ban.
Didn't that it may even be from a political standpoint easier to understand -- following morning Harry Reid pretty much said last week that he did not want to force is.
Members of of the -- twentieth -- up for reelection in 2014.
Into an uncomfortable vote I'm paraphrasing again.
But I thought that was a clear signal that.
The possibility of seeing a vote on this and congress.
Well I was questionable I think that your right I think it what Harry Reid knows.
Is that they are not defense in this and it -- bring this forward he probably wouldn't get the sixty votes that are necessary for -- What we know from a Paul -- public policy perspective.
Is that an assault weapons ban doesn't work it did not work in the ninety's it was lifted in 2004.
We noticed the root cause of this is centered more in violence.
And that I in mental health and that is where our focus needs to.
You -- some of the Sunday talk shows the Newt Gingrich was as well yeah what did he mean when he said that.
Talk of assault weapons ban is just propaganda.
Yeah I was some face the nation with him yesterday what I'm saying -- I don't know but what I would think as.
It daddy in basic things they're talking about things to try to steer people.
And that talking about that a number of rain on -- talking about the limitations on.
Ammunition and Jerry game and it doesn't get -- that and that the heart of the problem most of the crime -- commuter committee with handguns.
And it I it's already illegal to buy.
Weapon if you want to collect our have a class three firearm then you have to go through the extensive.
Background checks the same as a -- would have to go through.
So they are already laws in place let's support and enforce those laws to deal with the felons that go in and try to buy a gun but nothing -- ever done -- And it was last week from a senator Feinstein talked about -- more than a 150 different semi automatic weapons and we'll see whether or not they -- -- and she said herself that it's an uphill battle.
We'll see whether or not she is right or whether you are right in time nice to see -- -- -- get to -- -- Marsha -- thank -- from -- here in New -- time.