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-- developments in the gun control debate is key measures of New York State's tough new gun laws -- in today folks with firearms.
Now reclassified as assault weapons must start registering those weapons today.
And gun owners there have to limit the ammunition in their magazine to seven bullets.
Except when they're at firing ranges meantime on the federal level sponsors of the bipartisan.
Senate proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers say this week's expected vote.
Is too close to call Jonah Goldberg is the editor at large for the national review.
He's a Fox News contributor and I heard mention it to me on the Sunday shows yesterday say that they have bipartisan support.
And they have bipartisan opposition.
That sounds about right I mean you have a lot of red states with democratic senators who are very wary about.
Doing any thing that gets them crosswise with the gun owners and -- groups that represent gun owners like the NRA.
-- mentioned -- themselves as one Democrat one Republican so.
My sense is is that that that it's going to be close on one -- the president goes either way but my guess is that something like this bill comes out of the senate.
And then dies a slow lingering.
Kind of pathetic -- in the house.
Why so close -- -- I mean if you look at the at the polling on this there seems to be overwhelming support.
There's a very.
Vocal group of people who are against this and against any kind of new gun control measure but all on the whole the polls show 91% of people are.
In favor of expanded background checks are lawmakers not paying attention to that they don't care.
-- -- not help.
-- model polls are equal right are not all poll findings are equal.
91% of the American people say sure background checks sound like a good idea right but not 91% of American people come close to caring very much.
About background checks the intensity on this side -- up the intensity on this is all on the gun right side of things.
They're not a lot of people we're going to be pulling levers for politicians based upon.
The issue of background checks.
Except on the NRA side of things.
And a lot of it in a particularly in red states in Republican districts in rural areas.
All of the passion and intensity is on the gun right.
So it's not a lot of gun right side of it on the NRA's side of things there's a lot of fear a lot of concern.
That any new gun measure is going to eventually lead to the government coming in taking away people's weapons.
Is that a legit fear -- do you see that happening in this country.
Well sure I mean I certainly -- your gun rights are more endangered American in your free speech rights.
You know I think that that gun rights are probably the most.
Precarious of of all the build -- -- all the rights and in on trying to Biller writes.
And at the same time I think a lot of the opposition.
Have laws like this are busy because the law itself until we -- goes well intentioned and all that and it's not actually awful.
But it would do nothing to stop something like sandy hook and it is not aimed -- at anything like that but what it would do is.
Because it has so many loopholes and exceptions for the kind of gun sales is the second -- goes on the books.
Immediately what people are gonna say is now we've got to close the loopholes in that bill.
I'm after the next in a mass shooting weather has anything to do a background -- anything to do with any of this people -- -- say well the next step is to close those loopholes and I think so there a lot of people.
On the gun right side I think make a very credible argument than that is.
Since this isn't going to work anyway since this is counterproductive and it comes from the let's just do some things school politics and let's do -- -- set up something does make life harder for gun owners in the future and Jonah Goldberg is the editor at large of the national review -- thank you so much.
Great to be here thank you.
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