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Democrats tried to add a gun control amendment.
To those cyber security bill.
This is New York City mayor -- Bloomberg criticizes both the president and governor Romney.
-- -- calling on police across the country to strike until the federal government -- on -- legislation.
Joining us for more on all of this and a sudden assault on the Second Amendment John -- Former chief economist -- the US sentencing commission author of the -- more guns less crime.
Understanding crime and gun control laws and former prosecutor Fox News legal analyst lease real.
What we start with you John this this is a predictable expected.
Assault by this administration that it took until -- fourth year of the of the of the presidency.
Obama to do so has to be the big surprise do you agree.
By don't think he's actually waited -- -- been doing other things along not.
You know that people he's appointed the Supreme Court both Sotomayor and Kagan don't believe that there is an individual right to self defense.
You look at other people his point of the courts -- but not present.
-- -- are talking about his direct assault as personal.
A statement -- to move forward.
Interest in the contest.
Right let me let me do this let me I agree.
Let me put this well ahead.
-- we've just received some news that I think you'll find and I certainly find to be.
Great news in fact.
We've just received word from the Associated Press as we speak here.
That UN member states have failed to reach agreement today.
On -- would have been a new treaty to regulate the multi billion dollar global arms straight.
Diplomats and treaty supporters.
Blaming the United States for triggering the on the -- of -- month long negotiating conference.
To put this in context the arms trade treaty.
This today was the deadline for it to move to move ahead and -- you know -- -- We have the Second Amendment that's why we're in big -- there right I mean that that that's the pronto.
No one on -- I think what they've done is they've decided to folded into the overall arms control.
Treaty there's another arms control treaty that's under way this is -- ended this is just -- they've decided -- look I don't think there LL talk about what happened today.
I think it's very clear that this part of it which was the most concerning because this -- -- the deadline.
And 51 senators move forward express their absolute opposition here that thing because it.
Included in this treaty unbeknownst to millions of Americans.
-- was the inclusion on -- of small arms right within.
Within this agreement.
-- it made no sense because again -- that we only they were the only kind of country the Second Amendment so how can we do a lot ourselves -- -- that kind of -- it did not make any sense.
But I just wanna go back to one of John's point about the -- -- this type church retreat here that.
You know John you would agree with me I think that there's got to be an -- -- the Second Amendment I agree with you.
On the right to bear arms but there have to be some kind of reporting requirement I think that's what some of the senators are getting at here is even after.
-- of last Friday.
There have got with got a beef up at least some reporting some mandate requirements to the ATF to FBI we don't have those at this point in the -- John.
While we have background check some not really sure what -- reporting requirements -- you wanna have look.
Have parts the United States have been registration other -- -- registration hearts do nobody.
No but the point is -- -- registration -- handguns since 1935.
They can't show any crimes that they've been able solve as a result of that.
-- -- theory if a gun is left it a crime scene.
And it's registered the criminal you can Trace exactly but what it probably does think what -- Never works.
It sometimes thought there I'd I'd try noted my right find that and that and that worked.
Let me if I may interject one just resort as much as we possibly -- of the empirical.
This is a report done by the University of Pennsylvania senator for criminology.
At the expiration.
Of the -- 1994.
Assault weapons ban.
And and your very familiar with this report obviously John but right the fact is most Americans are not.
In that in 2004.
After ten years they could not they could not support.
Any idea that the assault weapon -- had in any way.
Reduction in murders homicides are violent crime by got.
-- buy that analysis revenue legalize drugs.
And you legalize everything I don't know I don't know what I -- I certainly.
You might do that if we were in some sort of debate that wasn't really meaningfully centered on -- -- -- that report that's the second of that report taken to.
Drug use alcohol use with with what has your bank does your call or others call for a ban on assault weapons taken -- -- cannot -- -- a -- -- -- -- for certain.
But does it include I call on psychiatrist and and psychologist.
To meaningfully change the way their profession deals with troubled personalities are emotionally distraught.
And mentally ill patients who are a threat to -- I'm not but I was put -- yes and -- -- I don't look.
Right now -- article.
There's lots of studies have looked at the assault when span know criminologist no economist aren't controlled for different types of drug issues that leads may want to have control foreign my research.
No once found -- beneficial effect either one was put in fact or what it was removed.
And there's no reason to expect that I mean basically they were banding guns based upon cosmetic features and the outside of the guns and you know hunting rifle whatever functions the same way as these guns that they classify as quote -- quote assault.
What -- I do think we have presently very candid here in say that a hundred.
A hundred round magazine right.
He is a it has -- quite differently than a third got six reply browns and in the -- Minute.
-- -- -- And some of those that -- little amendments are just -- could only fire one round of the head and then and that need to be you know that kind of got to stop and isn't that a reasonable.
Look we're all for the Second Amendment that got to be some regional mandates to it and and.
Yeah I sputtering out but on I mean that hello everybody just here's John are you let me do this just December just a bit of -- Because -- have reported that every multiple victim.
Public shooting in this country in which more than three people have been killed.
Since at least 1950.
Has taken place were citizens are not allowed.
-- to -- their firearms.
Does that provincial revenues.
There's one exception to that.
But it's an amazing statistic and it's true not just in the United States it's true across the world.
You know Switzerland has the same thing -- They've had some multiple victim public shootings it's very easy for people to carry guns in Switzerland.
And yet when attacker does the attack.
They pick a place to do is where's that you can and can't find a password and so someone and that theater at last Friday it would have been shooting and it would not -- and welcome to -- they should have the shooting at an innocent person they don't know what they're shooting up point look out.
Look at the past practice we have lots of cases -- crimes have been stopped there's never been one case like what you're.
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