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Though gun control is rated as well -- the lowest one of the lowest rated problems this country faces according to respondents in the latest Gallup poll.
Looking at the deficit than the economy and unemployment is far more important issues.
Republic policy in Washington the president -- the -- is going after our guns unveiling today the most sweeping set of gun control proposals and nearly two decades.
Now here is.
This moment and the reason that there is hope for the Second Amendment to prevail despite his assault.
The decade long assault weapons ban which ran from nineteen -- for.
It didn't have it didn't work 1994 was a very different year by the way.
-- this year 2013.
In the political conditions are quite different because the reality of America is quite different.
And it's important to have to look back and think about the fact that in many for the house the senate and the White House.
We're all controlled by Democrats.
Today Republicans control just the house.
As the president likes to constantly remind us back that President Clinton push the assault weapons ban as part of a broad crime bill.
It wasn't just an imperious -- grab.
But it was an important piece of legislation.
In it was a different time despite the prosperity the American public -- was hungry for action on crime in 1994.
This is why.
It's because the crime rate was double what it is today think about this there were one point.
Violent crimes in 1994 that compares -- in the most recent believe it or not it takes this law.
The most recent numbers available or 2011.
Down to one point two million.
Violent crimes bets against the latest data available.
There were 51 million fewer people in this country a much.
Much higher number of violent crimes committed.
It would they were more prosperous times as well.
There were 23000.
Murders here 23000.
Compared to -- eleven just about.
It's still too many.
We would all acknowledge but again 54 million more people.
By the way of those murders overall.
Worry three of them were committed by fire tonight before.
And even though the assault weapons -- -- Passed in September -- 1984.
It was only two months later.
That it is argued.
That the Democrats lost a majority because of their enthusiasm.
For the assault weapons ban.
The American people reacted.
And reacted almost instantly in those mid term elections.
In nineteen any war in the reaction.
Assault weapons ban is likely vivid in the memories of senator Reid.
Perhaps speaker -- as well speaker Boehner spokesman says that if the senate does pass and some and Obama assault weapons ban.
Else will take a look at.
But if he does bring about it would be the third time this year and -- it forward.
That speaker Boehner vial would violate the -- rule that requires a speaker to have at least 50% support.
From his or her own pockets before bringing legislation to the war.
So to be clear.
Speaker Boehner faces an important choice sure what senator -- decide to send legislation his way.
It's got -- -- very important ramifications.
And it's important for speaker Boehner to decide just which party he's heading out.
Because he's at the forefront of what is now -- fight on taxes on spending.
The size of government debt.
And now gun control.
It appears to be a fight for the very soul of the Republican Party.
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