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A hot topic with congress returning after a two week recess is.
Gun control obviously president Obama's traveling to Connecticut today.
Will remind us of the tragedy that was suffered in the state of Connecticut.
Almost four months ago.
If you watch sixty minutes last night it was a powerful reminder.
Of by the incident that took the innocent lives of 26 people in that school and joining us live a distinguished political and to my left is Bradley Glickman former deputy assistant to president George W.
Bush and David Mercer former deputy.
National finance director of the DNC I want to make sure got the titles right gentlemen I know who you are.
So gentlemen gun control.
After this shooting December 14 and connect Newtown Connecticut.
It felt like something was going to happen and then some time has gone by and it felt like things have dropped off a bit now we're -- the possibility.
That's some background checks maybe.
Well I I.
Believe that after the tragedy certainly made sense to take a look at gun laws it is it just extinct since.
Everyone's so while the government should be thinking of ways to prevent tragedy that -- reacting tragedy.
And that's why I think the knee jerk reaction by government is never the right thing to do because they never get right it's only after time when you give thoughtful.
The deliberations what happened that you take a look at your laws and I think now as time has gone by.
That the radical.
Legislation that was originally proposed is certainly not.
It -- the American people today so maybe enhancing background checks make sense in -- this tragedy to prevent others but certainly it's a two -- problem it's mental help.
It's access to weapons and that I think should be addressed.
By legislation and perhaps background checks the way to go.
-- talking to folks.
As recently as a couple weeks ago sounded like perhaps nothing make about it this.
-- I'm your thoughts this congress is returning do you think they're gonna get.
At least something done.
I think -- will get something done and I think they'll get the background checks.
You have now figured prominently in the debate we're in discussions in the senate both senator mansion and West Virginia.
As well as -- to me out of Pennsylvania.
Republican and a Democrat trying to.
Get the fine print on the background checks and that they can put this -- to a vote and as President Obama is said.
Gabby Giffords and -- town and others deserve -- vote and I think with regard to -- -- -- -- -- with the fact of protecting.
Our American people you know you find.
There's a study.
This the top ten states with the weakest gun control laws.
Or those in aggregate have the highest rate of gun violence.
So by having these background checks.
To stem the tide of gun violence as well as the fact that 90% of the American people.
Nine out of ten people favor of additional background checks and it's only 5%.
Of and it NRA members that a favor.
Do that with your right of the Second Amendment comes responsibilities and that is keeping.
Guns out of the hands of criminals and violent actors that we saw in -- Column buying and others.
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