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Tonight it's been almost 100 days since the tragic sandy -- school shooting in Connecticut and today.
President Obama used this solemn day to try to reignite his efforts to limit your second minute writes I'm Eric -- In tonight for Sean.
In a moment I'll be joined by Kentucky senator Rand Paul.
But first here's the back story earlier today President Obama gave -- remarks on gun safety.
And he tried to explain that the -- gun control proposals are consistent with the Second Amendment watch.
Earlier this month the senate advanced some of the most important reforms designed to reduce gun violence.
All of them are consistent with the Second Amendment.
None of them all infringe on the rights of responsible gun owners.
What they will do is keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.
Who put others at risk.
This is our best chance.
In more than a decade to take common sense steps -- we'll save lives.
-- this is our best chance unfortunately for the Obama administration.
Not all law abiding gun owners agree.
But he didn't stop there President Obama even went so far as to say that his proposals are not controversial watch -- None of these ideas should be controversial.
Why would we want to make it more difficult.
For a dangerous person to get his or her hand on -- -- What we want to close the loophole that allows many as 40% of all gun purchases to take place without a background check why when we do that.
If you ask most Americans outside of Washington.
Including many gun owners.
Some of these ideas but don't consider them controversial.
Unfortunately missed it.
Residents some of the measures you're proposing are controversial and it will limit the Second Amendment Rights of law abiding gun owners.
Joining me now to explain is none other than Kentucky senator Rand Paul.
Welcome to the program senator.
-- there in our senator first please your reaction to president Obama's claims earlier today.
Tell you know I'm I'm still really saddened and disappointed by the whole thing you know the shooting was just -- horrible tragedy I have three kids in my heart goes out to those families.
I don't I don't know how they can be made whole again I don't know you can I could never forget your kids being killed at school.
That being said I think it's a mistake for either side -- politicize this you know.
The president uses them as a backdrop and drama for getting some kind of political will.
But my question the president is calmly if any of your reforms would have saved those kids -- sandy hook.
If anything he's proposing would have changed the outcome I'll listen to -- I haven't heard one proposal from him more -- -- -- would have saved one life.
And I'm all for saving lives and I think it's a real and horrible tragedy.
But I think it's a mistake to play on the -- of these victims and the emotions of their tragedy when nothing he's proposing would change 11 iota of what happened -- you bring -- senator Harry Reid does senate majority leader Reid.
He's going to bring a bill to the senate floor I guess within days sudden the next weeks -- so.
Tell us about your plans for that bill specifically how do you will you filibuster let me ask you point blank will you filibuster that.
We plan on making them have at least sixty votes to pass any legislation that -- may bridge the Second Amendment so we will fight tooth and nail -- news.
Every parliamentary procedure to stop that from happening.
We have a lot of things on the books that the president says he wants to enhance many of these can be enhanced without any legislation.
Background checks already do work we already have rules that say mental health statistics need to come from the states into the databank.
Interestingly some of the most pro gun control states and our country are the ones not giving up their mental health information.
So I think there's a lot of room where things could be improved.
But unfortunately still none of this would have changed the outcome in fact.
The only thing that would have changed the outcome potentially change the outcome is something that so many people don't wanna hear that self defense.
That if someone there had had a concealed carry if someone had been armed they might have had a fighting chance it might not have saved everybody.
But they might have been out of save some of -- -- senator you you sent a letter it's -- it to senate majority leader Harry Reid if I could just pulled alive from that letter.
He said he we will oppose than the motion to proceed.
To any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for any additional gun restriction -- I just want to get this straight will you or will you not use a senate floor and filibuster this -- -- before goes to vote.
We will filibuster the bill we won't let them bring it forward because our fear is that once it comes forward.
They'll come forward with something that sounds -- nine in the beginning.
But we already have the Feinstein amendment that talks about banning certain types of guns that is inconsistent with a Second Amendment.
And what people need to remember is that most crimes are committed nearly 90% of crimes are committed with guns that are bought illegally.
Criminals in due time they don't pay attention to our laws.
We have laws against murder and we should have laws against murder but that doesn't seem to -- deterring these people -- the penalty for murder.
Can be death in can be life in prison we have significant penalties for murder and that's not deterring these crimes so somehow an extra -- meant.
Or a fine for buying a gun improperly.
It's gonna stop someone who's a mass murderer.
What happens so often -- politicians just -- -- act quickly that would do something.
And the president's -- showmanship he wants to show people that he cares but in the end he's not really gonna do anything that would have had made the outcome different yes sir.
OK so we we will have we'll -- -- filibuster that comes to the floor.
Mayor Bloomberg spending twelve million dollars of his personal fortune to stake out -- position on guns or can you give us your reaction to the big.
City mayor specifically.
Is -- a hypocrite after all.
He has quite a -- security contingent that are loaded with guns.
I think -- -- you know I don't begrudge any famous person like Mayor Bloomberg or the president or the president's family from having protection.
I think they all should there's enough crazy people out there that would attack people on the right or the left.
But I think when you when you are being protected by people who have weapons who are responsible people.
I can't see why you -- -- opposed to that for other people.
And so yes many rich Hollywood celebrities have armed guards with him at all times.
And then many regular people who live in a poor neighborhood -- out of business in a poor neighborhood.
And a neighborhood it may have higher crime.
Those people have to suffer the vicissitudes of of violent crime without protection sometimes because of gun control laws.
So yes I think there is a certain amount of hypocrisy -- okay sir I you know I love my kid for 191145.
And I also love my Browning over under shotgun what's your favorite -- I'm a good old shotgun guy and I grew up not being really much of a -- -- -- far marksman or anything like that.
But I would shoot -- -- issues keyed on occasion with friends and our senator before -- let you go very quickly is the leadership behind you McConnell Boehner cantor.
-- they stand would you -- I haven't seen any signs of the cracks breaking or any kind of fissure within the Republican Party.
The one thing about Republican Party is you know we defend the Second Amendment but we also try to defend the entire bill of rights some on the left are good with the First Amendment.
But you know the Second Amendment is sort of a dirty amendment to them.
I think all the bill of rights is the same and they all deserve protection are we leave -- -- senator Rand Paul thank you joining us tonight.
Thank -- parents.
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