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Well as the debate over banning assault weapons continues more people are lining up to get an assault weapon worried that they won't be able to later.
Our next guest was the first governor to pass an assault weapons ban back in 1990 joining us now is governor James.
Florio governor good to see if things are -- you very much.
The bottom line here is whether or not these assault aliens work whether as a result of putting the assault -- in motion.
Whether it was the local assault -- or federal assault -- do they actually reduce gun violence is or any proof that that happens.
Well really the answer is that the communities and involved.
Who made the determination that the public interest is not served -- greater access to uzis and AK forty sentence so the fact of the matter is there is a sense that.
If you have mentally unstable person.
Inclined to violence.
As you more dangerous for the baseball bat -- knife.
Over the news he with a -- round clip.
I think -- -- the common sense approaches that we is -- more guns but less guns and particularly with -- under assault weapons these are not things you hunt with.
These things are used in war specifically designed kill as many people as rapidly as possible.
While the that the federal assault weapon ban as you know -- only lasted ten years from 94 to 2004 was not renewed the president who now isn't.
In favor of renewing it had an opportunity to do so when he first came an office and had Democrats both the house and the senate he did not do that.
Other Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which is I think you'll agree pretty neutral organization came out without a very thorough study.
Of whether or not the federal assault and reduce gun violence and this is what they said.
They said that the band and other gun control attempts.
There is insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness of any of the firearm laws reviewed for preventing violence so off the CEC can't see any direct result of these bands.
And a reduction of violence what good are -- But the difficulty is courses that this they don't have the research money -- the NRA has worked feverishly.
To cut off research running for the CDC.
To make it was -- -- but the CDC has come out what many reports since then since 2005.
2004 was when the bandit act ended.
Suggesting that there wasn't any direct determining effect.
On gun violence as a result of these fans actually that they said was we can't make a determination was me having sufficient research -- look into -- They common sense -- -- We have 300 until his popular there's been.
A tremendous amount of preachers just been done on both sides as you know.
There is money I obviously there's money in the NRA but there's also money pouring into the anti gun groups as well.
Now research from neutral observer would be the CDC.
They need more money for research.
Nobody has come to a conclusion -- -- the other.
-- a common sense tells you that some degree that you talk about these military weapons that have no use whatsoever.
For civilian purposes being out there.
And you know how many people have to die in these having tremendous massacres with these weapons that by definition are designed to kill people will use.
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