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It is without equivocation of -- -- True that more people -- in this country every year as a result of being hit with -- clobber rock hammer and killed with a rifle.
And by the way that of course includes all rifles which would include assault weapons so called.
If it is if you will one of the lesser.
Aspects of the problem of guns and how they're used to commit.
Crime but that doesn't mean we should reduce the number depth where we can all deaths -- on the whole life to me is incredibly important.
And we have the opportunity take these weapons off the street.
These are not weapons that are used by legitimate population -- enough hunting rifles.
And there is no legitimate purpose of these costs but intellectually intellectually Richard and and -- -- -- The -- as I mean obviously it.
The assault weapons.
Is it typically has.
I number of rounds its magazine like estimate it is our most -- -- automatic weapon it is in that respect no right different.
Then semi automatic weapons when should poll the number of rounds from that that rifle.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But that has certain characteristic that allowed to be fired rapidly and continuously.
In a military confrontation but originally we -- -- with other okay.
Right there did these these are not assault weapons none of these are not -- my listeners this pull the trigger -- okay this is not a monologue Richard.
You're right it is not a monologue I hear right misalignment finish -- thought you can -- -- So -- -- at the weapon has characteristics that allow would force sustained fire yesterday the pull your finger and pull the trigger each time.
Let's get a barrel shroud Aussie can hold it down.
It's got a pistol grip -- can stabilize for close quarters combat.
This is not a gun -- you raise your shoulder acquire a target -- and Feyerick is not a hunting rifle.
These are taking all weapons berries does -- and weapons.
There are millions.
-- millions of people use these firearms for self defense these guns that Richard is talking about he knows are not owned by any military on the -- No military owns these type of firearms because they're not automatic weapons.
You pull the trigger once one bullet comes out the barrel.
These are semi automatic defensive -- that millions of people -- and in fact they're not even.
As powerful as your average shotgun or or deer rifle so that things that Richard are -- is.
Agreed absolutely ludicrous it's like -- the mayor of Philadelphia today's calling these weapons of mass destruction it is so over the top rhetoric.
When these are firearms that.
Millions of law abiding people are using for self defense men and women alike.
Well tell that to all the children have died in the school massacres tell that the cops that are disproportionately the victims.
Of these weapons -- that the people who did not have to dot there's a reason why law enforcement so solid behind this.
And there's all know these are -- -- when I was surprised all of us that these were crime.
We'll speak very clear and many cases the reason that -- police -- are behind.
Just because they are appointed by mayors are elected to -- to Tallinn precisely what to do -- urban Sandler.
Urban centres are -- a liberal bastion that is not the home of you know warm and -- feelings for the Second Amendment I think it was later that Eric please -- -- Absolutely that that's where we see the massacres occurring is in places where guns are banned you look back over the last twenty years.
Although in the shooting massacres with the exception of one or two occurred in places were guns were banned.
That's why we have this problem you know the ultimate hypocrisy is that there's 18100.
On any given day and yet our school children are not being guarded that's why these tragedies -- occur.
-- -- I -- in kind of our week I think we can agree to this it's a lot more complicated than that Erica I don't think.
I would I would say from both sides of this don't oversimplified.
And let's maintain at least some intellectual real -- just -- -- -- While most amongst those issues as it.
We haven't even discussed here tonight -- mental health and the treatment absolutely.
But -- ill people and these shootings are far more.
-- of people -- mentally ill.
And who have not received appropriate treatment than they are up and gone as far as this goes down below us -- -- -- -- live coverage of -- I -- I wanna -- from this administration of the Democratic Party right now.
If I -- conference of one more time.
I'm gonna puke but if that's it evaporated -- -- -- problem we have now you don't want this country needs to understand.
Then it's time to take an honest open clear eyed look at the problem and deal with it intelligently and responsibly.
And when people start blow -- about comprehensive instead of saying okay we have a group of people who are mentally ill work reading great tragedy.
And we have got to respond sensibly then.
Then we will deal with the first instance of the root cause for granted will then the -- this is.
In my humble opinion pure BS I agree with you that we have to focus on mental health we can't stop there by your own statement -- not suggested that anybody stop -- -- sex let's begin and let's begin -- -- that it was a said that the president president is doing the same nonsense that it does on every issue that he kicked down the road but which is to start talking about comprehensive instead of incremental.
Deal with the instant issue and so we should do with instant issue but we have to think about -- -- Broadway -- or else we continue to have all these that's why can't be as broad minded as you Richard -- I think -- -- -- -- cosmopolitan.
Eric as argue and I wanna say.
Unfortunately were constrained by time -- we could be even broader.
We will come back -- remain continue the conversation which time we will meet that standard of broader -- Aircraft thank you for being here my -- thank -- to you for.
Using your father's name but not in -- -- to enable our thanks for more than what but.