Are celebrities hurting the gun control debate?
Gun control advocate Robyn Thomas weighs in
- Duration 4:03
- Date Feb 8, 2013
Gun control advocate Robyn Thomas weighs in
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-- retiree action joining us from San Francisco -- Thomas executive director of the loss and there to prevent gun violence.
So I think debt and groups like the mayor's group.
And you're on why in Washington so you saw this dog and pony show this -- -- bombs -- it just hurts your cause because you need persuasion.
You need to persuade.
Most Americans the tighter gun control is necessary.
And -- now Chris rock and Tony Bennett I'm telling you that you couldn't get to worst guys to persuade any.
Well I'm gonna disagree with you -- little -- -- -- you know first of all the press conference which I spoke at included a lot more people than just Chris rock and Tony Bennett there are survivors there was.
Sikh leader who gets the -- time though who gets the attention.
Well as far as the media goes you know that's not up to me but as far as the press conference itself -- and we've had a lot of interesting people with different perspectives up.
There surely you're seeing my point.
The mass media reaches the folks these are the people what you guys bring in to represent yourself to the mass media knowing.
They'll get on Entertainment Tonight they'll get on the factor -- they'll get on the other programs they come off as.
Miss informed uninformed let's be charitable are right it doesn't help -- Well I mean I think Chris -- point if you can get past you know whether you agree with how -- -- -- or not was that.
We support the president and the president has come out with strong leadership on how he believes and and some suggestions that he is made.
On how we might be able to address the -- not ignorance of way.
It's not enough did you say we support the president if you're Chris Rock because we all know we all know he's.
A fan of mr.
What rock should have said if he could possibly put the words together and I don't believe he could.
Was you don't want this is why I feel that president Obama's correct and this is America that I would like to see and articulate some points.
But he can't or won't do that and he comes across as a partisan -- Well he can do that I've heard him do that and -- and -- yesterday this issue.
You know when -- and we get are now Padres do on his program well wouldn't mind.
Well and you know -- his reasons for that Hampshire.
You know you probably understand but but going back -- into the press conference yesterday.
It a lot of people spoke there and they made some really interesting point -- Amanda Pete was there and she talked about funding for research on this issue in the importance of putting more money.
-- to funding this issue so we have better as products we don't I won't work we don't.
Have anymore money here in new and you know that -- we can't -- -- -- you what I'm not far apart on this issue by the way right we're not I I mean I want.
The government to have control over gun violence I mean I certainly want that and I think.
90% of Americans want it to including many of the NRA members it's how you go about it.
Taking guns away from law abiding people not gonna solve the problems.
Federalizing all done crimes with mandatory minimum ten year sentences for people who violate.
That'll solve your problem at least partially you'll never stop the knots on TV -- work.
Let me just like to say that taking guns away from law abiding people isn't an issue because we have the Second Amendment in the Hollywood success isn't gonna sell -- -- you know about.
Well the assault rifle -- something we need to talk about act as I said initially be great to know more about how that might have been packed -- -- town.
It's amazing if we don't at least have a conversation about whether we need all we have been out there in this and so easily available that I will visit -- impact that they absolutely it's as profound and that -- did you know -- do you think we should do.
That's what this program is here -- that's what you're appearing.
But rock invented in all these other people they want to hear because they simply don't know enough so I'm suggesting you.
I'm sure there are other people who feel the way that you do more famous.
Thanks for coming up next sunny --