Anger management classes for bullet buyers?
Reaction from Dr. Keith Ablow
- Duration 6:38
- Date Mar 7, 2013
Reaction from Dr. Keith Ablow
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Your questions today about a Florida lawmakers unique approach to trying to curb gun violence.
If she gets her way anyone who wants to buy bullets.
We'll have to sit through anger management classes.
This is the brainchild of democratic state senator Audrey Gibson.
You'd have to take a two hour course and then -- a certificate of completion.
Before you can buy ammo.
Criticism from gun rights advocates.
Already piling up.
Back to keep up is a member of our Fox News -- -- team and has some thoughts on this so she says -- that.
Are just more impatient today than they used to be and she -- road rage as an example and says what they need to be slowed down.
And have their rage -- before they can be entrusted with with.
Deadly mechanisms such as guns and -- your thoughts.
She's long and so many ways it is they're not sure.
We -- to begin but first of all this notion that a two hour.
Experience is -- -- impact -- with an impulse control disorder -- might shoot someone because there mentally ill.
Is the reason we're in the bad should we aren't meant to health care system from listening to people like -- making no sense.
And it is a state senator I can't believe she was elected.
The bottom line is if you're gonna do this again at the state as parent.
For anyone wants to buy bullets how about the state is -- is gonna buy alcohol.
Because surely she would understand.
It more violence is committed.
Under the influence of alcohol and buy handguns so I guess you have a prescription.
For Americans who drank.
Perhaps you -- prescription for Americans who drive since.
-- violence especially drinking and driving is also.
A -- It in this country but the bottom line is it's a personal responsibility.
Issue it's not heard decision.
Whether people -- it's where they buy a car.
Where they drank alcohol -- shouldn't -- I know you believe -- as we watch this debate play out as as a psychiatrist you look at this and you say look there are lawmakers out there who.
Genuinely sincerely are trying to address the violence that we've seen in this country.
Perpetrated by eight by individuals -- in some instances -- guns as as their weapon.
But I know you believe there are other politicians out there who have different motive to -- you say want to posture.
And just make noise what do you mean by that which -- British you fall into in your judgment.
What I mean is that -- we think we -- we need real solutions to the very real problems that face us.
When we talk about Aurora Colorado.
We talk about Newtown Connecticut retirement of violence committed by mentally ill people in a nation which the mental health care system is all but dissolved we need to rebuild it.
Then we're faced with granite staters like this state senator from Florida who just want to make noise they just wanted to be noticed and so what does she say the way to.
Committed with guns which by the way is often committed by people who were mentally -- the government -- -- our.
Many course if you're buying bullets that'll solve it now why wouldn't she be -- Laughed out of office why don't Americans find that kind of fiction.
Morally repugnant that she would take us.
For people who -- invest in that.
That's her idea she's an elected official and that's what she's here to tell us from the state house.
That's an embarrassment.
You know earlier this week we had a rape survivor on the program named Amanda Collins and she had testified before the Colorado legislature.
On her belief.
As to why students need to be able to have concealed carry on campuses in Colorado she was the victim of -- -- that in Nevada.
And she had a concealed carry permit but she was analog -- -- on campus and that's for she got -- should she give this heart heartfelt testimony before the Colorado state legislature.
And a state senator named eighty Kodak.
Said the following to her -- -- -- your reaction.
Just want to say that.
Actually statistics are not on your side even if -- had a -- The Colorado coalition against Mary -- says that just went for every.
For every one woman who used a hand gun to kill someone in self defense 83 were murdered by them.
-- And now without a doubt in my mind at some point I would have been able to stop my attack by using my firearm.
-- had a weapon of his own he has in mind.
Well what I -- -- is whether the data and it may support the -- when you draw our fire our.
That you put yourself in harm's way in another way that doesn't mean you don't have a firearm.
In -- mean that we should train people to use them better.
And to be more expert at using them.
It also -- -- six it's not up to this represented of this government official.
To make a decision for every woman in America this is the kind of state is -- Just trust me.
-- you have two great anger because.
Is who who suggested to this represented that she ought to make the decision for every potential -- ticked in the country about how and when and why did defend themselves.
And and it who anointed -- that.
In Florida this for the state senator we've been discussing Audrey Gibson she said -- heard idea about you know anger management classes -- for you can -- and now she says about getting people to think.
About how much ammunition they really need.
And that we've heard that from so many lawmakers about how this is a discussion in which ultimately it would be the state that would decide how much protection.
You need or don't need.
Backward that route Hackett and Gibson should call each other and congratulate one another on this is sent that message of decent power arm.
By the hundreds of thousands or more.
They told people who want to defend themselves and have autonomy that they must be mentally ill and they told women that if they had in mind to do that -- The requisite training to use their firearms properly to prevent -- -- they ought to just.
I guess live through it try to survive it because it's gonna happen.
How -- these people get elected.
Back to keep -- -- great getting your perspective thank you as one joggers that we invited the state senator Robert Gibson on the program today she was able to make it but she -- welcome come on any time.
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