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As a possible big setback for gun control advocates majority leader Harry Reid.
Says that he is dropping the assault weapons ban part of this which is really what we've been talking about all wrong.
Dropping that from the -- gun control package.
I'm joined now by senator Scott -- Scott Brown who is not at all surprised -- -- this action the former US senator and Fox News contributor joins us now senator could have in this -- moms and America's Newsroom into so you know I mean Harry -- yellow a lot of folks -- the big -- on this assault what does your band.
That it was so significant so important that it be passed.
That's not even an ability -- it's been deleted and what's left is not all that significant.
Most of -- -- Harry Reid he's trying to protect the senators that are up for reelection in red states.
Making sure they don't have to take a tough vote -- during my three years there he was always protecting his members making sure they didn't take tough votes and it's.
It's unfortunate because you should at least have the debate get people in a room together let them try to work on some type of compromise and everybody can live with.
What do you think about it you know having folks everybody's face the same is a huge win and for the NRA.
Who very much why the focus to be on the criminals and I'm not a weapon -- they feel that that that the issue is not with -- weapon essentially put.
What do you think I think the issues are was obviously the criminals and the people who have guns illegally people who have some mental disorders who need to get the treatment that they need.
And listen we have a an assault weapons ban in Massachusetts I I voted for it.
But the differences we worked -- together with -- -- gun owners actually in the other gun advocates and people that wanted to -- and the -- we came up with a solution.
And they can do the same thing universal background checks that's something that they can do I think pretty easily there are other things it could be done but the key is to work kind of together and that's sort of been not doing.
It just feels like everything is about the next election and I think it is -- in America are just so fed up with hearing -- -- look at the outpouring and and that.
And -- grief that happened afternoon attack.
And any -- on -- and I think this is still.
Also important this mental health part of this religion course which I feel like nobody's even talking about anymore and may have been the most central element -- what happened her.
Of course we need to have listen I I know how to fire weapon obviously and and have voted on these issues and have been a supporter of gun rights strong Second Amendment supporter but I also recognize.
That we need to have.
Lies in effect that need to be followed obviously -- we do need to address the mental health aspects is a critical part of and how -- people who have these mental deficiencies getting access to weapons and how could we make that make sure that doesn't.
Seems that and I mean nobody wants -- we want to say you.
Really should not have -- I don't know where do you draw that line and nobody -- quiet Bob that conversation.
Exactly what we're gonna stop hammering who illegal gun owners who -- doing the right thing they'll license and doing the right thing.
So it's it's a conversation but I'm not surprising Harry Reid's you know once again ducking a tough vote and protecting as members it's.
When do we start to act as Americans first and try to find not only ways to solve our debt and our deficit but obviously addressed very important issues like this.
-- members of congress -- feel that that they don't get a chance to to get involved in the process that everything happens between the White House and John Boehner and.
Harry Reid deciding what -- well I'm not -- I ran the ball actually did the filibuster if Dianne Feinstein was so upset she could do the same exact thing is a little.
We'll get off an amendment well that's that's that's that's that's a no brainer of course is an offer an amendment.
Scott brown and thank you very much today let -- -- you see a lot of -- thank you.
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