Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America and Colin Goddard, a Virginia Tech shooting survivor and Senior Policy Advocate for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, join hosts Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter tonight at 6:30pm ET to debate guns in the aftermath of the Navy Yard shooting.
Obtaining mental health services and medications are more difficult than getting guns." Agreed. But lets face it, from a politician's point of view it is way easier (and less expensive) to say "We need more gun control". If instead they focused on the mental health issues, then they may have to actually spend time and invest an ernest interest into whats really going on to cause all of these issues. Politics has devolved into a job of making it better for "me" not helping others. It doesn't matter what side of the isle you are on, it all boils down to how do i stay in office and how do i get a book deal, or high paying career after office. So they go for the quick shot, and try to move on to something else. Thus, lets enact more legislation to control this issue and avoid lengthy research into a sensitive subject and risk looking like we are doing nothing
by CommonSense9/17/2013 11:01:51 PM
Why is it that the political party that wants to make the matter one of mental illness alone is also the faction that wants healthcare to be as hard to obtain as possible?
Yes. I believe that U S can control gun violence. The only way is ban completely the sale of gun nation wide. #CrossfireReturns
by Paul Toku Appiatuvia twitter9/17/2013 11:04:45 PM
I think the reason you get such a visceral resistance from the pro-gun crowd is that many of them don't trust the government and perhaps with good reason. They feel that the government holds all the coercive cards. We need balance. The federal government should only be able to federalize the National Guard with state permission. That way the states retain a credible deterrent against federal overreach.
by Sam9/17/2013 11:04:55 PM
With gun violence in the U.S. guns are really not the issue the true issue is the violence. We are not going to save people with laws that make it harder for law abiding citizens to purchase guns. Also a larger problem of people with mental health issues going unchecked.
by Mike9/17/2013 11:05:11 PM
More people would side with mandatory background checks if the records weren't kept on file indefinitely. #Crossfire#NSA#guns
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