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Are serious story to more Republican senators Marco Rubio of Florida and James -- -- of Oklahoma.
Are vowing to protect the Second Amendment by threatening to filibuster any new restrictions on gun ownership.
Now adding their names to a letter previously sent to majority leader Harry Reid by three other Republican senators senator Rand Paul was one of -- he talked about this on Hannity.
We plan on making them have at least sixty votes to pass any legislation that that may -- bridge the Second Amendment so we will fight tooth and daily news.
Every parliamentary procedure to stop that from happening.
My next guest signed that letter as well senator Mike Lee of Utah joins us now -- senator.
Good morning official -- threaten this filibuster why not just let the president's proposals -- democrats' proposals on gun control.
Live or die on their own merits -- filibuster them.
Because we think it's important that this vote pass if it all went substantial consensus with at least some.
Bipartisan agreement on the fact that this is a worthwhile bargain.
Our concern is that as we look at the legislation moving through the senate.
It would do far more to restrict the -- -- law abiding Americans.
Then it would to reduce gun violence and so it would we think that it needs a sixty vote threshold.
OK so let's talk about one of the things that apparently at least in national polls the public supports and that is expanded.
Those are expanded background checks particularly -- gun shows do you support those.
Well you know the concern with those it is that in the background checks in and of themselves are going to war.
And unless they're accompanied by some sort of registration system.
But the American people when asked about that are far less comfortable.
They're not really comfortable with the idea of the government knowing exactly what firearm -- purchase any more than they would be comfortable with the government knowing.
When or how often they go to church -- what they eat for breakfast or what books they're reading from the library.
And so this is concern to us and I can't support that legislation either.
So senator on this week when we've learned so much more about the new town.
Massacre because those documents have been released and we've learned that -- lands of the shooter was able to fire -- 150 rounds in the space of less than.
Five minutes what do you think the answer is to prevent something like that from ever happening again.
But that was it and absolutely tragic event and none of us wants to see -- anything like that ever repeated in America.
I I wish it were possible through legislation for -- to prevent that from happening.
But the truth is that whenever somebody does something awful like that they've already broken 101520.
Of our most fundamental laws.
And so you know only in Washington is it considered acceptable wisdom to say that.
The solution to the violation of the law or ten loss or fifteen or twenty is the creation of yet another law.
Most of the people in America Obey the law nearly all the time regardless of what the law says.
The problem with these proposals.
Is that they would affect that group of Americans those who Obey the law most of the time yeah well having -- or or no impact.
All of those who will this -- the law almost regardless of what it says.
Senator tell us what you're saying is you know what these things do things just happen sometimes people.
Break the law and there's sort of nothing we can do if somebody is hell -- On breaking the laws that exist but it doesn't sound like.
The public agrees it feels as though now is the moment when the public wants something more to happen in light of new town.
Are you saying we just we just hold we just live with what is already on the books.
I'm not saying nothing can be done.
I am saying that you can't always fix things like this what legislation.
We do need as a society to look seriously -- why it is that we've got so much violent behavior going we also.
Need to look at how we can encourage mental health care providers.
To communicate their concerns with -- members in what law enforcement personnel.
When they see warning signs.
But I'm not sure that those things can be accomplished through legislation.
How about violent video games would you be willing to have -- more restrictions on us.
Well did it there again we we've got to look at the constitutional interests at stake would get a look at the First Amendment.
We also ought to have -- honest conversation with parents and with those who -- design those games and ask whether.
-- they really ought to be doing those -- it will whether they really got to be making them whether we ought really to be buying those.
But there again that doesn't necessarily.
Lend itself well to legislation that's just going to fix everything with the stroke of a -- Senator -- likely we really appreciate your time this morning thanks so much.
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