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As a gun debate continues to captivate the nation to prominent senators have unveiled -- so called bipartisan compromise that expands background checks for sales at gun shows and over the Internet.
As senators Joseph mansion and Pat Toomey say that -- -- proposal.
Which will be included as an amendment to senator Harry Reid sweeping gun legislation as a no brainer but not -- -- agrees earlier today the NRA released a statement.
A reads in part quote the sad truth is that no background check would have prevented the tragedies and -- town or -- or Tucson.
We need a serious and meaningful solution that addresses crime in cities like Chicago.
Addresses mental health deficiencies while the same time protecting the rights of those of bus tour not a danger to anyone.
Have to previously threatening to block any legislation that would take away your right to keep and bear arms my neck -- next guest is here to tells whether or not he.
Plans to filibuster this so called bipartisan deal joining me now Texas senator Ted.
For a senator welcome back how aria.
Thank you John great to be with you it's frustrating because it the in the and the NRA is a 100% right there's there's nothing that has been passed polish feel good legislation all -- rhetoric and that's going on not one thing that's being proposed would have prevented.
Any of those tragedies so what's the point.
That -- -- exactly right I mean I think the approach of the federal government should be simple.
We should focus on deterring and punishing violent criminals it is violent criminals that commit these horrific crimes of violence.
That's where our target should be in at the same time.
We should be safe guarding the constitutional rights of lawful peaceful citizens.
What we're seeing right now is a lot of politicians running out and and and sadly taking advantage.
The horrific tragedy that happened and -- Canada tragedy that that every parent every one was.
Horrified to see.
But but let me give me an example shot of where I think we should be focusing rather than the direction the senate Democrats are trying to take this.
We should be focusing on violent criminals and that has not been the Obama Justice Department's priority.
There were over 151000.
Felons and fugitives.
Who tried to illegally purchased firearms of those 151000.
The Obama Justice Department prosecutors just 44.
Weird because numbers for those numbers are staggering expect -- 151000.
They only prosecuted 44.
I am introducing legislation.
The Justice Department to prosecute felons and fugitives they're trying to illegally buy guns rather than.
To try to restrict and take away the constitutional rights of law abiding since -- -- -- totally agree there's one other component I don't wanna wake up and tune into this this network.
And here that another one of these tragedies is taking place.
About we protect our president we have a great Secret Service and thank god we've got to protect our president.
We've got to protect our elected officials we've got you know I noticed athletes and Hollywood stars like Jim -- Now they hire Learjet Learjet limousine liberals they hire their own body guards that are armed.
We protect our money with armed guards one output retired policemen retired military guys and each school.
Why why -- we really wanna have off a first line of defense and prevent this from happening why not do that -- There's no doubt school safety additional security makes cents.
Targeting bad guys targeting felons make sense an -- unhappy truth which none of the proponents of gun control -- -- -- -- His gun control doesn't work if you look at the city's.
With the most aggressive gun control hands the if you look at cities like Chicago and Washington DC which tried to ban guns altogether.
They consistently -- some of the highest crime -- some of the highest murder rates in the entire country it doesn't work because when you strip away.
The right to keep and bear arms of law abiding citizens are criminals keep their guns -- -- just disarm the pocket.
-- -- -- President Obama's have a huge impact on gun sales was on the cover of drugs today 32 gun purchases.
As because people are afraid they may not be able to get these guns down the road I I myself bought extra guns extra ammo in anticipation of all this nonsense coming.
I want to ask you because he had the he brought some of the families I don't blame the famous for getting on Air Force One -- meeting with the president -- -- no -- -- -- was one of the parents that actually disagrees with the president.
He didn't get the invitation and Air Force One.
So it seems the president.
Is once again using families a tragedy and as props for his agenda -- my wrong are.
Well I mean every one of us -- heart weeps for those who say that you -- -- yet you know what we've got two little girls at home I cannot imagine the agony those parents are feeling.
And but but I think it's sad I think it's wrong that that politicians.
Try to take advantage of their suffering not to actually fix the problem.
But instead to push the same anti gun agenda they had before this tragedy and it's an agenda that's directed you know why is all this focus directed -- background checks.
The reason is because the department of justices said the only way to implement what they want universal background checks.
Is a registry of federal gun -- the federal list of every gun under America and that would be wrong Indian constitution.
If that if this doesn't work.
What's the point it's feel good legislation they're not solving the problem.
And our hearts and prayers of luck to all the families -- conservatives absolutely thank you John -- -- -- nexus for.
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