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So light and everything that has happened some lawmakers are wondering should anyone have access to semi automatic assault -- assault rifles and high capacity ammo magazines.
According to the Second Amendment every American has the right to bear arms of course.
But Chicago Alderman Joseph -- thinks there is no reason for the general public.
To -- access to these weapons he says he hasn't heard a single argument to -- some otherwise.
Bother -- -- -- -- why baiting these particular weapons would solve the problem.
Why don't -- -- a panacea.
Melissa that it's gonna solve everything but let's be really fair and be very honest.
And maybe perhaps on emotional about this argument is a very emotional argument you have no solid reason that semiautomatic and high magazine -- magazine capacity.
Bullets are needed in our society.
And if we take a look at how what have the tragedy happening Connecticut the accessibility that that about gentleman had a right -- -- gentlemen -- criminal had a 22 these kinds of weapons is why we had a I'm such a a -- -- tragedy out there and I just don't have I have not heard of one solitary Soledad.
Reasonable argument that I may disagree with but not even a reasonable argument on why we could -- it should continue to manufacture and sell these types of what.
-- even you make an argument that a lot of people think that having assault rifles out there or you know having magazines with so many bullets -- them.
Increases the body count you know when something like this happens but if you look at the total number of -- homicides per year.
We went back and we looked at the time during the assault weapon ban from 1994 to 2004.
-- -- -- 9983.
Got homicides per year on average -- period.
Since the time when the ban was lifted from 2005 to 2011.
The number of -- homicides for your has actually gone down our own.
9000 -- 128 as the average so.
We are you looked at a ten year be looked at a ten year period as compared to six year period in my correct know was an average over that period of time they've gone down well.
Let let's let's wait another four years and see if that average is still there and and regardless of the other.
A societal problems that we have which are mental health facilities I would agree with that -- -- desperately in need to to be increased and that.
The you know we're talking about violence in video games of violence in movies etc.
That can't replace.
The discussion about what is fair and reasonable a gun control on our country and I would even say.
Where as these Travis he's continue to happen yeah -- we might -- -- be talking about gun control we're talking about you know trying to -- trying to a massacre.
Protection quite frankly and I don't I will go head to head with anyone that it gives me a solid argument on why we need to keep.
No I don't and this I don't magazine in my -- definitely didn't listen and this is under normal disagree with me that we generally because this is very you know normally we have -- -- this -- a very serious topic where we -- talking there's another shooting that happened today and we both right would like to see these things not -- is just a question.
You know does -- become a slippery slope when you start infringing on the second meant only for example the shooting that happened just a few hours ago in California.
So far the reports show that -- someone with a shot gotten.
So it's like not even -- -- that we're talking about -- -- impacted bat.
At all sure I don't know -- attacking the right problem -- it seems like it's regularly about -- -- help maybe it's about school safety I don't know that.
Guns don't kill people people kill people doesn't -- let me start -- -- -- tired of that I get so tired of that trite saying -- and that's that's.
That's the problem and on -- put it this way you see that.
Why are we can infringe on the Second Amendment while.
We already do you cannot go out and get a you know the second -- it talks about.
They have -- and I tell our kids and we if we aren't really have not work we don't have.
We don't have people shooting rocket launchers -- schools.
We -- -- people throwing grenades.
Into -- office buildings you know we don't have people rolling up.
And on the -- it -- takes those things are not accessible.
We've decided -- -- -- that they should not be accessible even -- their arms up and when I love doing it well I -- fifty OK and I think we senator senator -- -- show but when you look at.
The -- who have been bent on killing in these situations.
I feel like -- they didn't have rifles they would have made homemade bomb -- people that are really mentally unstable.
Who are bent -- Causing death and destruction -- would find a way to do it no matter what weapon their wives.
-- -- tried so hard I don't -- -- -- I don't disagree with that point but what I don't agree -- -- what do they have accessible to them.
And a terrible shooting -- Connecticut.
If he had a slingshot we be talking about a couple broken windows and maybe a bump on the head if he had a rocket launcher.
Maybe it would be talking about a a school that was that was the was shot with that and we -- my point is we have already restrict arms.
And I think what we need to have -- serious debate and were 57% of Americans agree with me Melissa.
At a recent CBS poll is that these type of weapons.
Need not be part of our society OK Joseph thanks for coming on really serious topic and we appreciate your thoughts on it.
Thank you must have time now --
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