Obama tries to undercut NRA in gun control debate
President takes pitch on the road
- Duration 9:57
- Date Feb 4, 2013
President takes pitch on the road
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Our campaigner in chief pounds -- -- -- once again.
Like its election season he is desperately trying to push through stricter gun control laws now the anointed one with a soaring rhetoric took his case today to the people of Minnesota.
And made think one think loud and clear about his gun control policies while it's not a perfect solution.
There won't be perfect solutions we're not gonna save every life but we can make a difference.
That's our responsibility.
That's what I'll do.
Every single day as laws I've got the honor of serving as your president.
I'm not a perfect solution -- make no mistake about what Obama's doing today it's a blatant move to undercut the NRA he's trying to directly appeal to their membership.
And as he spoke in front of the Minneapolis police department claiming -- owners support his common sense gun control measures.
Now it's senseless arguments like this that literally do nothing to advance even his costs.
We still had a -- limit on magazines for example the gunman who shot -- May never been able to inflict 33 gunshot wounds in fifteen seconds.
Fifteen seconds 33.
Some of the six.
People who lost their lives that day in tuscon might still be with us.
Are there is no way that he could draw that conclusion and Mr.
President that is what we call rampant speculation.
Now the president is pressing for a ban on military style firearms universal background checks for gun buyers probably something the NRA vehemently claims is nothing more than a way to punish.
Good law abiding citizens.
It's -- fraud -- call universal it's never going to be universal the criminals are gonna comply with -- they could care less you're not gonna computerized.
-- -- senior not gonna computerize the -- health records.
So here's what's gonna have we ought to quit caller right now a universal check the real title ought to be to check on law abiding people all over this country.
-- -- thanks to take away from his campaign today and what was nothing short of a stunt one what you're seeing is an opportunistic president attempting to push through legislation that may look good.
But clearly does not need to make sense number two there's a president who continues to have misplaced priorities.
Where's the same attention where's the intensity when it comes to the lack of jobs and fifty million Americans on food stamps now we learned last week that the economy actually was shrinking.
Unemployment is back up to seven point 9%.
And all this news is pouring out but here's what the president is addressing.
I'm here today because the -- let's come.
For common sense.
Immigration reform my attitude is that -- lesbians should have.
Access and -- and opportunity.
The same -- everybody -- for us.
In every institution of walk -- life the only way -- We can reduce gun violence in this country is if the American people decide it's important if you decide it's important.
If parents and teachers police officers and pastors.
Hunters and sportsmen.
Americans of every background stand up and say this time it's gotta be different.
And your course of reaction author columnist the one and only Ann -- by the when you see the picture the president's speech shooting which he finally revealed.
Noticed and thought this picture first of all when you skeet shooting you shoot opposite number one he's not I'm holding out right and holding the clay farm.
The great constitutional law scholar apparently -- into the Second Amendment was because the framers of the constitution really -- skeet shooting no that's not what it's about.
Waiting for the photos of him.
-- him taking birth control pills to show him fighting the war on women got a point.
-- let's go to what it is interest in here.
President right now only wants to talk about is.
Did he started about the gay scout masters apparently and accepting gay scout masters gay marriage.
Gun control watering down welfare requirements.
-- abortion rights war on when everything but.
The bad economy right strategic purpose quote.
But I really would like to concentrate on the -- -- -- They are that is being are being repeated in on the op Ed page of the New York Times in the editorials -- -- -- -- the president himself.
On he says if -- if we want to do something to reduce these.
Gun shootings all we have to do is for the American people to want to do something like the hunters.
-- we need the ACLU -- liberals will -- do anything about the mentally ill TV series south stopping these shootings this kid who was.
Who was kidnapped and in Alabama and just finally released today that that was a crazy man who took -- every one knew we was crazy the American -- sniper this great American male.
More American shots of the enemy than any other military man he was killed by a -- with.
A history of mental problems -- -- -- he listens to conservative talk radio and and my -- gets a -- rock.
-- Tucson at these are crazy people that is the problem everything are telling you about what they can do about guns is a why the problem with.
Universal background checks is we basically have universal background checks now.
Any licensed gun dealer is performing -- background check the buyer may not know someone at a gun show may not know but if you are walking through gun show everybody's doing background checks.
The only people who are not subjected to background checks are our collector is giving loans to their songs or there.
The selling -- to their brother in law -- something the only way to enforce a universe universal the last point one -- cents.
Of guns that are transferred by collectors and so on is to have universal gun -- what -- out.
-- wait that's an important point I am listening.
For some reason Wayne Lapierre is not making -- you're gonna have to hear from me.
Universal background check means universal registration universal registration means universal confiscation universal.
That's how it goes in history do not fall -- Universal background checks.
Point to -- this thing about how in the New York Times editorial page today or yesterday.
And from the hearings last week that a gun in the home is more likely to be used against that owner.
Man to kill an intruder OK just two points about that the whole thing has a line.
That is because most -- the -- on guns used in the home to kill someone is suicide that's more than 90% of those cases.
On the you might say well but then having -- means they're going to commit suicide they wouldn't have other.
Otherwise no that is false.
Gone on the suicide rates do not go -- with the availability of guns the Japanese for example have no -- they have twice -- suicide rate.
You see the same -- state to state no matter what the gun laws are suicide rates have nothing to do with that.
And finally what we only counts -- a homeowner repelling an intruder if -- -- If he kills these holes and until police arrived.
No that doesn't -- in the equation this is why they're telling you in order to prevent Americans from self defense from protecting themselves and that only the government -- A monopoly on guns let me ask you because I think it -- it fits with the narrative of Obama talks about gay rights to -- talks about guns and he talks about immigration he talks about climate control.
Then the media -- raced every Republican what do you think about what Obama said and we don't focus on the economy one other issue.
We got just about all of your point right there it's just -- they're talking about it's it's -- must -- you -- people who are little.
Gun owners and Obama alone look at him he cares about the children screw you you think we can't -- the children you -- you won't do anything about the mentally ill.
Mass -- have gone up astronomically in the last thirty years since the.
Republican want to hurt early in air and water they want kids about a dozen downs syndrome doesn't.
An opponent like I don't question was -- number the indeed if and then it goes into for example yet senator Menendez is involved in.
Potentially an underage prostitution scandal Brian okay being flown out by this guy that allows expose the -- eleven point one million dollars and but if he was a foot tapping.
Bathroom stall Republican or whose name was Mark Foley.
All right we'll be all over the fact that all we've got a huge scandal -- and the culture of corruption that exists within the Republican Party where's the coverage of this in the mainstream media and.
Giving at the John Edwards got drenched pretty much is Al -- not covering it and yeah okay and -- it's not true but there's certainly more evidence.
With the -- underage processors themselves sending in videos and Skyping and testifying to senator Menendez having seconds I'm flying to the Dominican Republic.
All of which was broken and covered by the daily -- since you -- read -- about it in the New York Times look up the daily dollar.
There's certainly more evidence for that and that was for all of the claim that Romney didn't pay his taxes -- fight.
Last question there is this battle -- going on -- in the New York Times your favorite newspaper.
I -- establishment Republicans want more influence Boris say wanna raise more money for candidates to stop Tea Party.
Candidates from winning elections now a Tea Party candidate for example would be Marco Rubio Rand Paul Mike -- Ted Cruz.
And a bowl XL is there -- loser embattled governor get terrible mistake to stop those man.
But it's also look I don't know I doubt that that is how they have builds their pack I do think that Republicans.
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We do have to be careful to get candidates who aren't gonna say stupid things I I I'm not at Talladega.
Is being built there are other good Tea Party conservatives running -- -- it wasn't just tonight we got to -- Coulter is good to see you good to see you.