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Right now new developments in the national gun debate in the wake of the new town tragedy Connecticut lawmakers.
Expected to pass some of the strictest gun control laws in the country today.
Calling for background checks on all firearm sales expanding the State's assault weapons ban.
And a ban on selling or buying ammunition magazines holding more than ten rounds.
In the meantime a task force funded by the National Rifle Association.
Rolling out a brand new plan aimed at training -- security personnel in every school.
Here's task force director and former Arkansas congressman -- Hutchinson.
If you are interested in -- in our school -- -- And two.
Save children's lives look at these -- recommendations seriously.
And this the presence of an armed.
Security in a school.
Is a layer -- that's just it just as important as the mental.
Well all of this is President Obama heads today to Colorado stepping up his call for new federal.
Gun laws including universal background checks for buyers.
And at least a vote on assault weapons ban and limits on large capacity ammunition magazines.
Charlie hurt joins us he's a columnist with The Washington Times good to see Charlie you know it has -- it's been three months since sandy hook tragedy.
And emotions which at that time were extraordinarily high over the issue of guns seems to have calmed at least according to.
Public support for a whole bunch of ideas on gun control seems to be slipping considerably why is that.
Well I think that you know as the emotions sort of recede from the that they just horrible.
Tragedy that that we witness there.
Sort of cooler heads tend to prevail.
The beer in -- and this is always been the problem with politicians because politicians are always wanting to sort of glom on to.
To any sort of upsurge in emotions about anything in and they wanna play the hero they wanna play that that this savior by coming up with -- laws even if laws are not really the answer to something.
And and end of the problem is for them is that they get stuck with whatever they're they're you know their ideas are.
And and the public kind of moves on in and kind of comes to the very well sad realization that that that may be laws -- what the answer or.
He's not a federal -- may -- state laws that's up to the states but look even the president seems to be.
Backing off on his message now he's talking -- -- just wants a vote.
On an assault weapons -- hand I mean is that because he really realizes on Capitol Hill he can even get a bunch of members in his own party to back that.
Absolutely Greg and you know -- -- -- important thing to remember about that with President Obama is that that at the first two years of his administration he he controlled the White House.
He and his party controlled both chambers very comfortably.
In congress that a filibuster proof majority in the senate.
And if they had wanted to do this if it and by their own account these measures would have prevented something like sandy hook.
Well then they -- passed those -- Baghdad.
They didn't and the reason that they didn't is because they didn't want to lose control -- was all politics he wanted to get reelected in the end Democrats that want to -- com.
-- -- -- nevertheless.
The president in the White House at large keeps using.
And suspect statistics for example he -- -- over and over again.
40% of gun buys circumvent background checks what -- When you look at it.
It turns -- -- -- twenty year old study and in contests and -- small.
People is he is he -- guilty of using -- stats.
Quote not in -- yes absolutely but in addition to that you know -- like with all of these issues we think it's very complicated when you get into the specifics of it.
And when you talk about people who -- of a -- of Cordoba.
You know a background checks what you're talking about is a neighbor selling his shotgun to his neighbor.
What does his neighbor really have to did conduct -- background check to see whether or or say a a father who has a son.
Who every just that important -- age of maturity where he gets his first done -- did it did is that violating the background check.
Rules of course not that's exactly how.
You you Foster responsibility.
Didn't in young.
Daughters and sons real and so so this whole debate is is kind of crazy.
Is wanna get your take on the NRA they came out with the -- study which backs their argument.
That they want have some at least one.
In in it every school in America are armed with a gun but.
And highly trained we make of that.
You know Greg I hate to it sort of beat up on men and -- because they've been so beautiful blonde but you know they really -- -- keep their mouth shut about that.
You know if that's if that is a an option that school districts individually feel comfortable doing -- that's a decision that they could come -- The NRA talking about putting armed guards at every school that they sound ridiculous right and it and it and it actually what it does as it ramps up this sort of rhetoric.
All over about this in an end and -- create you know create sort of a a frenzy of fear when they talk -- -- and they really should just shut up about that and and sort of stick to dealing with the what I would call kind of loopy.
Proposals that keep coming up by -- about -- uniform politicians.
Who keep branding them common sense but they did they don't there and it's not very common and it doesn't make much sense and Charlie hurt thanks very much good to see thank you very.
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