Fireworks on Capitol Hill over gun control
All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 5:18
- Date Mar 14, 2013
All-Star panel weighs in
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Lose to the senior senator from California is which she deem it consistent with the bill of rights.
For congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the Second Amendment.
In the context of the first or Fourth Amendment I'm not a sixth -- Senator I've been on this committee for twenty years.
I was a mayor for nine years I study the constitution myself I reasonably well educated.
And I thank you for the lecture incidentally.
This does not prohibit.
You used the word prohibit it exempts.
-- this -- enough for the people in the United States I think nobody doubts.
Her sincerity -- her passion.
And yet at the same time I would note that she chose not to answer the question congress is in the business of making law.
The Supreme Court interprets the law they strike down the law they strike down the law.
-- of our exchanges there and the Senate Judiciary Committee today before they pass an assault weapons ban out of committee a party line vote.
Ten to eight Bank of Japan -- Residents stay exchanging in the end.
Crews overshot his question was his argument was.
You would tamper with the First Amendment.
On free speech for example the way you tempered with the second in restricting it by making some what weapons illegal.
And the answer that Feinstein and -- suggested by Dick Durbin was.
Yes we do with the First Amendment when we outlaw pornography so that's a large category of speech that is illegal.
And that therefore it is an absolute.
That every right in the first for the second on the Fourth Amendment.
Is one that you cannot touch so I thought Cruz who -- now also the manner in which he has -- I think it appeared a little bit.
I don't think crews helped himself but on the general argument.
Side even though we won in community is gonna lose he's gonna tonight has no chance in the house and it will.
Probably lose in the send judge your take on that thing I thought senator cruise was terrific.
The the constitution -- position of the bill of rights of the government can't Willy -- tamper with these rights and he revealed.
The fatal flaw in the thinking of the big government progressive stuff which senator Feinstein -- one.
They think they can write any law and regulate any behavior they want because -- the congress and we'll let the Supreme Court worry about it they are not faithful to the constitution.
Notwithstanding their growth as senator crews would have them but to Charles pointed out pornography and how that has transpired that -- in the first human.
Yes it is.
Senator Feinstein thinks she can adjust any amendment as long as the court doesn't interfere with senator -- would obviously narrow radically the area of human behavior that the congress can interfere with that's protected by the bill of rights -- it.
We'll go -- comment on this but overall the assault weapons ban it gets out of committee but in the reality.
The I think the reality is it has an extremely hard if not impossible time I think background -- something and not necessarily universal but certainly more robust.
I think has a pretty good chance.
I don't know about the ammunition clips but of those three things I'd give this the least chance of finally -- okay just so everybody knows the key.
Provisions will put up on the screen.
Dianne feinstein's bill has.
Kind of laid it out and there you see -- the ban of the specific weapons the large investor magazine's.
Ten plus rounds.
The background checks -- -- future transfers.
And excluding those specific.
Hunting and sporting rifles and more than 2200.
-- And they ironies is the White House against senate Democrats the White House the president has insisted over and over again -- -- vote.
On this but senate Democrats -- many of them in red states are loath to have a vote on this where they would.
Who voted against assault weapons -- the vote in favor of event.
Because a lot of them are up for reelection this will hurt them so you've got the administration the way -- -- pushing.
And democratic senators who resisting and that's why I think he doesn't have a chance to pass.
Engines and just how much do you think that this effort fires up.
To -- and and perhaps even some people in the middle I think it does.
I think -- it makes them unique coalitions as Charles pointed out that democratic senators running for reelection and in states that traditionally vote Republican for.
-- it makes people who don't even think about guns all the time because they don't own own guns realize that with a simple vote in the congress.
Some of their personal freedoms could be taken away this may be the first of many and therefore they will rally behind.
That Ted Cruz -- The flip side are obviously -- -- sandy hook families and others are out about talking about this every day that's right and.
Not necessarily this particular.
-- legislation but universal background -- polls in some states over 90% support.
Them match but compared -- yet this one is a little harder and much with people -- split on this.