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Since -- we have to move -- the story that everybody is talking about President Obama signing 23 separate executive actions on gun violence today.
And those actions could have a huge impact on the firearms industry.
Among other things the president called for mandatory background checks for all gun sales.
And a ban on both military assault style weapons at high capacity magazines which would make the weapon on the top.
Legal and the weapon on the bottom illegal.
Even though they are essentially this same none.
That buyers this same ammunition that this topic is obviously controversial.
And we're going to -- school.
Money power panel Dave prince is the owner.
Legal gun range in Lewis -- taxes and lead to assessment is the executive director of young Democrats of America.
And Jerry -- -- is a gun enthusiast from New Jersey who uses the very type of firearms caught in the midst.
And this firestorm thank you all for joining us I'm gonna start would you Emily and I want to show a statistic a series of statistics.
In reference to what the president said in the press conference he said that the executive orders and -- proposals are designed.
Gun violence in the United States but according to the FBI.
The trajectory of gun violence has been down 1994 we had 151463.
Gun related homicides in this country by 20118583.
We went down during the assault -- we went down after the assault ban was repeal.
So why do we need to do what the president is suggesting.
You know -- -- new town has really woken up a lot of the American public to really put our finger on where we feel that we should be moving.
But the reality is that there are 33.
Americans killed per day with gun violence.
-- we do need to start moving in this direction.
The president's executive orders today really took a holistic approach to talked about -- -- emergency plans for schools mental health checks.
Calling on congress for background checks it really is looking a whole list stick approach to gun violence not necessarily an attack on gun ownership which does not.
Well what did Dave let me ask you because you're on the front lines you operate a gun range you deal with people who enjoy the sport of shooting.
Is anything at the president's done makes sense or is this just an absolute misfire.
Borders put together or -- don't we listen to him today and we think they're what is done.
Is -- directs our attention to some well needed.
Issues like mental health and beefing up security around schools and of the -- so those things are applauding for.
But when these talks about banning assault rifles and banning how magazine capacity magazines.
He's going -- the wrong path well I'm.
I'm gonna bring Jerry into this discussion actually met Jerry yesterday and I appreciate you joining us again I want to show another statistic because I know that you.
Semiautomatic rifles you trade in those items.
And this is also coming from the FBI in 2011 when you talk about gun violence and the homicide rate.
Rifles were used in 323.
Murders in 2011.
Knives were used in 1694.
Murders blunt objects hammers you know baseball bats bottles 409.
We're putting our attention on this horrid tragedy that I think has shocked everybody in Connecticut but it seems as if rifles.
And what the president's proposing.
Is not the right direction if he were serious wouldn't be handgun.
Well that's a great question but the the fact is that the -- -- said the assault weapon ban.
None of that worked Heidi I am very concerned that.
Hum should another one go through.
Sometime down the road we will be then told as Americans.
Well that was an effective enough and now we're gonna have to take further restrictions upon your gun rights including let's say we're gonna take away.
Handguns because we view those to be dangerous.
-- This has been have you responded that I mean you know well -- redneck thinking.
Net so I I would -- you know I disagree I think that but we're talking about right now is a different that you know -- it appears that David and Jerry very responsible gun owners.
And if -- -- just talking about responsible gun owners that wouldn't be part of the problem but I mean let's talk about magazine capacity.
Personally my boyfriend -- -- Iraq War veteran he deployed twice the kind of weapon that he had in Iraq with him is a thirty round magazine.
The kind of gun that was used in the Arora at Colorado shootings is a hundred -- round magazine.
The do we really need to be having a military style assault weapons in the hands of dangerous criminals all the --