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Is that instead of not by hi Bob he'd be without power you don't get a good managing editor of -- hill good to see you.
It's great to be here all right so let's let's get to we've got several things touchy about let's start here we've got -- -- about three GOP senators threatening to filibuster.
Any gun control legislation taken -- Tillis who lie in their motives.
Yeah yeah this trio of Republican senators you have Santa Cruz senator Rand Paul and Mike Lee of Utah.
They are obviously gun rights activists and they are really going to be pushing back against senator Harry Reid.
Harry Reid wanted to get some type of bipartisan deal in the senate.
But there hasn't been a deal that -- bill that got out of committee.
Was was approved along party lines so that the big issue right here is that he saw -- is not gonna happen or not enough votes that will be a vote on that but that's not gonna pass.
It's the background checks and that is what senator Charles Schumer has called the sweet spot.
All of gun control legislation if Democrats get.
The background checks it will be a big win -- at the White House.
But they don't have that right now they don't have sixty votes they've been talking with Republicans and and what -- the dynamic here is that Democrats may have waited too long.
After the tragedy Newtown Connecticut that they had political momentum Republicans were thinking about striking a deal.
-- the support for gun control legislation has wavered and remains to be seen.
What is going to pass the senate I think something will pass the senate and I am right now I can't see that the background checks getting sixty votes.
OK well let's pull up a Fox News poll and and talk about that after I read that stat so this is regarding proposals to reduce gun violence.
Require universal checks 85%.
In favor of that 72%.
In favor of requiring mental health checks seventy -- Check those buying ammunition 54 in favor had.
Banning high capacity clips and 51%.
In favor of banning assault weapons.
Indeed I mean there there is a lot of public support for the background checks -- but when you get into the details of it that's when -- had difficulty yes there Schumer was working with Tom Coburn.
What would that mean as far as background checks would -- mean a national gun registry.
Well Democrats and Republicans -- that they don't want that but when -- and details of what the government records would be.
On buying a gun and what what that would entail.
And that's where they've had problems.
On the other issues.
There definitely is support for -- -- mental health issues I think that's where the Republican led house is gonna go trying to keep guns out of the.
The hands of the mentally ill.
As well as prisoners former prisoners and terrorist but that's going to be kind of weak to the gun control activists who thought they were might get an assault weapon ban.
And -- broad background check so -- -- remains to be seen but but time.
Is not on the president's side here they have not advances as much as they want but when when they get back from a two week recess that's going to be on the agenda guns.
Quickly to that candidate and eccentric but I want to age at follow at this now.
In terms of background checks it did the people who would be opposed to it because they don't they wanna be careful kind of what the the fifth of the fingerprints are.
If you will on the records that people are purchasing guns for legal reasons because they want to have it in their house they have the right to have in their house that they want to protect your family if somebody comes and for people who want to go hunting I mean people who have purchasing guns for legal reasons why would they care.
If they have to have a background check.
I -- that's -- it's it's getting wrapped up in in what government is controlling.
Gun owners to do as far as.
It is is gun show loophole where you can get guns easily.
At these shows and there has been some talk of closing that loophole.
But what it really boils down to what the government is going to require people to do how much -- that's going to be especially for a law abiding people as you mentioned that are just looking.
To protect themselves when obviously that the the people that are committing these massacres are not well mentally so.
That that is what Republicans say that they want to focus on that not on law abiding gun owners that you don't want to.
Basically have them do a ton of paperwork.
And have big government keep a gun registry.
All right well it's definitely an interesting topic but he's Baghdad manager -- managing editor of the hill good to see you thank you very much the -- dot com you are right.
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