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Welcome back to on the -- and -- special one hour program on gun violence in America what can.
And should be done about it we also heard today at this Senate Judiciary Committee.
Hearing from captain mark Kelly -- former astronaut of calls and the husband of congresswoman.
Gabby Giffords mr.
Kelly along with his -- of course leading a new campaign -- For the country to do something as Gabby Giffords had to do anything but the timing in that view to act is now his captain Kelly.
Rights demand responsibility.
And this right does not extend to terrorists.
It does not extend to criminals.
And it does not extend to the mentally ill.
When dangerous people get guns we are all vulnerable.
And at the end of that you could see and RA lead -- lap.
Let's listen to missed a -- has response to that.
-- -- UN need to enforce.
The thousands of gun laws already on the books.
Prosecuting criminals who misuse firearms war.
We see a dramatic collapse in federal gun prosecutions in recent years.
Overall in 2011.
Firearms prosecutions per capita were down 35%.
From their peak in the previous administration.
Way -- he all of the National Rifle Association show so how is this issue.
Being covered by the media as a whole.
Strikes me that you can get whatever kind of coverage you want depending where you go these days I -- -- this idea Judy Miller.
Of the mainstream media is can someone and dated in the modern media world anybody can go.
And to be part of the quiet -- is being preached to on whatever side they would like it.
Strike and exactly if he -- you were going to get the information you wanna get what you have -- -- who is helping your Internet or -- it's just.
This notion that there's going to be a kind of Walter Cronkite like voice that comes down from the heavens -- from within your television -- and says.
And that's the way it is true that is really went -- at the way up mustache cops yeah.
With a mustache right -- -- I -- I -- a good glad I got out of I'm obsessed cop can't seldom.
Mean couldn't check over is -- an overarching I guess when we talk about the mainstream media would talking about the big broadcast networks.
You know the national newspapers IRS -- -- these days.
The New York Times and -- Wall Street Journal USA today.
Is there a theme or -- dramatic way in which they cover this is an issue.
Yes that is and it's it's pretty simple it is guns at gun control good he and then they're beginning to look at issues also -- A one issue that's really been been problematic and difficult for papers to attack is the mental illness he.
We know that in a lot of these instances of mass homicides you are dealing with unstable individuals and so what is the cure for that.
And newspapers and really tried to tackle that problem but what's extraordinary Jonathan about.
This round of coverage and this incident he is that what you're seeing and this is to this -- all a really enlightening.
Two blockers Danny Haines.
And I think his name is sides.
And they have a -- on the Washington Post -- said in most of these instances the previous previous mass homicides.
Whether you're talking about Virginia Tech or -- are -- Gabby Giffords shooting.
You see a spike kept interest and then the -- is rapidly declined to -- and what makes.
New town different.
Is -- you've had a second spike of interest that is even larger than the first and has been reflected in the media coverage -- He had a lot of stories about -- -- and sandy hook.
And you had to drop off about three weeks then you've had another spike it's even more dramatically had.
In the second round in major news outlets about.
We need to do something about gun violence and now you have an instance where the media.
Playing off of the news playing off of president Obama's 23 executive actions.
He's inaugural speech.
All of the aftermath of sandy hook for you really see this huge second wave.
Which is propelling interest in gun control -- the media and now our major factor.
In this -- -- All right Judy Miller Fox News contributor thank you very much you hate you Judy -- another little of course discuss these kind of issues every weekend to -- in 11:30 eastern.
Saturdays on Fox News once hosted by John Scott thank you Judy great to see was -- only to see you all right.
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