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First up -- today marks 100 days since the new town elementary school shooting.
And as President Obama uses the data make a new push for gun control there are new questions about possible political costs for the president's party.
Welcome to America live everyone I'm Megyn Kelly and that that that story out of Iowa we are gonna get to that.
A couple of guests on this and -- to go in depth -- whether they did the right thing.
I am sorry but we're gonna get back to -- a minute but.
Can you imagine imagine I mean a hundred days -- -- tap as he's mayors making a push on gun control pres Obama making a bit of push on gun control.
And it and it's just didn't interact let let us tell you let us tell you potential wrongdoers exactly which schools have -- full time security just.
-- -- the president spoke out about an hour ago he was surrounded by mothers who want congress to take action on the federal proposed gun -- And questioned why anyone would not be on board with his plan.
The trouble is a number of senate Democrats are the ones who are blocking it right now in the senate.
They're facing tough -- elections this issue could hurt them in 2014.
And they are the reason we're told that Harry Reid chose not to put the bulk of the president's plan.
In the main bill that's gonna come up for the senate here's more from President Obama.
The coming weeks members of congress will -- on whether we should require.
Universal background checks for anyone.
Who wants to buy a gun so the criminals or people with severe mental illnesses can't get their hands on -- They'll vote on tough new penalties for anyone who buys guns only to turn around and sold to criminals.
The vote on a measure that would keep weapons of war and high capacity ammunition magazines.
That facilitate these mass killings off our streets.
They'll get to vote on legislation that would help schools become safer and help people struggling with mental health problems to get the treatment that they need.
None of these ideas should be controversial.
-- -- -- I think digital politics editor and host of power play.
-- foxnews.com live hey Chris so the president out is out there again you know pushing for for this gun control.
But as I said in the introduction I mean his main problem here is members of his own party.
Who led Harry read it to conclude.
Accurately according to most pundits.
He wouldn't have the folks in the senate he's got even putting this in the main belt.
And he made no secret of its said he was probably.
Ten votes short maybe twenty votes short on this so what wasn't even close -- for the president to go out today.
On what -- group led by New York mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Is calling a national day of action.
Calling for gun control for the president to join that push today.
Increases the pressure on those moderate Democrats those pro gun Democrats.
Including those who are facing reelection next year this is a squeeze play that can't make those folks feel very comfortable in their.
Of State's house he spoke to get it done I mean -- -- the Democrats control the senate right now it's not it's not all Democrats obviously -- need sixty votes and that includes they'd have to get some Republicans but I mean they were pretty frank in the senate about the fact that they don't have the dams.
Necessary to get this thing -- a majority vote.
Does he get on the -- had a President Clinton do it it was no easy fights back when he did it how'd he make it happen back in 94.
He didn't campaign he didn't hold press conferences so much as what he did was stayed on the phone and worked with moderate Democrats to forge a bill.
That they thought that they could support and they thought that they could get behind.
Rather than saying this is the legislation I want and I'm gonna join with Michael Bloomberg and others to increase the penalty for you politically.
If you don't help me.
It's -- you say what can we do -- work out a deal.
And that just hasn't occurred here and what that means is is that -- -- it is very unlikely that of his principal thrust will be achieved.
But it also makes it harder to get anything done on the subject including the mental health stuff -- less controversial.
Well and hasn't been talked about hardly at all since news you've got I mean it's been completely given short shrift.
By everyone looking at this issue and you know we're gonna talk about that coming up the next hour -- breaking news today.
On what Adam -- did in what his mother gave him.
Shortly before the -- shooting so we're gonna talk about the psychological aspect of that coming up.
And I want to talk to you about this push now this national day of action and so on in -- tried to change.
The try to change the hearts and minds of those lawmakers who are not gonna let the gun ban go through.
And you know you point out your power play -- today the ad.
Through which they're trying to persuade the lawmakers that they're all wrong on gun control may not be the most persuasive.
Push the country.
Let me know if it's not that it's silly.
People who they think about a day of action on guns they're thinking about pump action and -- bold action or lever action rifles and shotguns.
They would not be convinced by this ad in which a guy who I don't know whether he's an actor or not.
He's got kids playing over the fact correct if he's holding -- shotgun in his lap.
With the chamber close.
So that they could have a live around it it he's got his -- -- -- sort of pointing back at the kids.
And the name of the ahead.
It's like to hope it's too hilarious so I don't think that many are kansans will be convinced that these people know what they're talking about.
All right Chris we'll continue to watch it thank you sir.
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