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Tucker: Assault weapons ban will not stop mass killings


♪ ♪>>Tucker: WELL, THE MASSACRE IN PARKLAND, FLORIDA, HAS NOT SUPPOSEDLY SPARKED A NEW PUSH ON THE LEFT TO TAKE GUNS AWAY FROM AMERICAN CITIZENS. IN THE NEW CALL IS FOR A BAN ON SO-CALLED ASSAULT RIFLES, A AND PRECISE TERM THAT INCLUDES AR-15s. FANS OF ANY TYPE ARE NOT POPULAR, BUT MANY ARE UPSET THAT IF IT PROMISED TO SAVE LIVES? WOULD AN ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN AND PREVENT FUTURE SHOOTINGS? THAT IS THE KEY QUESTION. LUCKILY WE DO NOT NEED TO GUESS ON THE ANSWER. WE ALREADY HAD AN ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN FOR TEN YEARS STARTING IN 1994. THAT LAW WHEN IT WAS WRITTEN MANDATED A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF THE EFFECTIVENESS WHICH WAS PRODUCED. SO WE HAVE A DEFINITIVE ANSWER. ACCORDING TO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, THE ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN PASSED IN 1994 HAD NO EFFECT ON CRIME RATES. NONE, NOBODY WAS SAVED BY IT. THAT SHOULD NOT BE SURPRISING IF YOU KNOW THE NUMBERS, BECAUSE DESPITE THE HYPE, RIFLES ARE NOT THE WEAPON OF CHOICE FOR THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF KILLERS IN AMERICA. IN 2015, THE MOST RECENT YEAR WHICH WE HAVE DATA, RIFLES WERE USED IN A TOTAL OF 252 HOMICIDES IN AMERICA. BY COMPARISON, OLD-FASHIONED KNIVES, SHARPENED METAL WAS USED IN 1500 KILLINGS, BLUNT OBJECTS KILLED 437. 624 MURDERS WERE COMMITTED WITH BARE HANDS AND FEET. THE ACTUAL NUMBERS ON THAT FROM THE GOVERNMENT. THE SCIENCES AND ON THIS AS CONCLUSIVE, AND THE VERY PEOPLE WHO TELL YOU THAT THEY STILL BELIEVE IN SCIENCE AND YOU DON’T DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE SCIENCE. THEY ARE STILL TRYING TO BAN AR-15s. TO THE NEW LEGISLATION IN THE ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN OF 2017, PRODUCED BY SEVERAL DEMOCRATIC SENATORS WOULD OUTLAW THE MANUFACTURE, THE SALE, THE TRANSFER OF MORE THAN 200 “MILITARY STYLE ASSAULT WEAPONS.” WHAT IS A MILITARY STYLE ASSAULT WEAPON? ANYONE THAT HAS FEATURES LIKE A DETACHABLE MAGAZINE, A PISTOL GRIP, A FORWARD GRIP, A FOLDING STOCK OR THE BURIAL SHROUD, PRESUMABLY MADE BECAUSE OF ITS PURPOSE IS SHROUDED IN MYSTERY FOR THE PEOPLE THAT PROPOSE BANNING IT. THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THAT IS. MOST ARE COSMETIC FEATURES, THEY DO IN MOUNT MAKE THEM MORE DEADLY, THEY MAKE THEM LOOK MORE SCARY. AND THAT IS ENOUGH. NONE OF THIS NONSENSE WOULD LIMIT MASS KILLINGS. THE PEOPLE PUSHING A DO NOT BELIEVE IT WOULD HAVE THAT EFFECT. THEY WILL ADMIT THAT, BECAUSE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DENY IT. THE NUMBERS ARE IN. THE REAL PROBLEM IS THEY HAVE IS LOATHING THE SECOND AMENDMENT, LIKE THE FIRST AMENDMENT THEY NO LONGER BELIEVE IN. THEY THINK THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT TO OWN A GUN AND WORKING HARD TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU CANNOT OWN A GUN. IT IS NOT ABOUT SAFETY, IT IS CONTROL. HERE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, RUNNING FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, JOINING US TONIGHT. COUNSEL WILLIAMS, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.>>IT IS GOOD TIME TO TALK ABOUT GUN SAFETY.>>Tucker: IT IS A GOOD TIME TO TALK ABOUT GUN SAFETY. I THINK IT IS ALWAYS A GOOD TIME. WE HAD AN ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN MUCH LIKE THE ONES THAT DEMOCRATS AND THE SENATE ARE PROPOSING. WE HAD IT FOR TEN YEARS, AND WE KNOW, BECAUSE IT WAS STUDIED EXHAUSTIVELY THAT IT SAVED NO LIVES. WHAT IS THE MOTIVE AND RE-IMPOSING THE LAW?>>I NOTICED ON YOUR DATA COMING HE DID NOT PUT THAT 90,000 AMERICANS ARE SHOT, 30,000 KILLED BY GUNS EVERY SINGLE YEAR KILLED BY GUNS EVERY SINGLE YEA YEAR. –>>WHICH PERCENT ARE SUICIDES?>>PEOPLE ARE ACTING LIKE THAT MATTERS.>>Tucker: IT DOES MATTER, THE MAJORITY ARE SUICIDES.>>THAT WOULD MEAN THAT 10,000 ARE MURDERED. AND TWO WHICH IS CRITICAL AND IMPORTANT. THE PRESENCE OF THE GUN INCREASES A SUCCESSFUL SUICIDE PERCENTAGE. SO THAT IS IMPORTANT.>>Tucker: SUICIDE SIDE NOTE, YOU ARE SUDDENLY AGAINST SUICIDE WHEN IT IS COMMITTED BY A GUN?>>I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE ALL CLEAR, YOUR MASSIVE INFLATION IS ALL GOOD.>>Tucker: YOU CANNOT TO NOTE THAT TWO-THIRDS OF THE DEATHS WERE SELF-INFLICTED. I’M NOT FOR SUICIDE, BUT I’M SURE THAT YOU ARE, BUT I WANT TO BE CLEAR WITH OUR VIEWERS –>>I WANT TO BE CLEAR AND SAY THAT THE LIVES OF SUICIDE ALSO MATTER AND THE 10,000 MURDERS SHOULD BE COUNTED AS WELL.>>Tucker: I’M NOT FOR A GUN AND KILLING OF ANY KIND, MY ONLY POINT IS THAT LEGISLATORS MAKE LAWS AND THEY DO SO IN THE HOPE THAT THEY WILL HAVE THE INTENDED EFFECT. AND WE KNOW FROM TEN YEARS OF EXPERIENCE THAT AN ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN DOES NOT WORK. THERE IS NO DEBATE, THE DOJ CAME TO THE CONCLUSION AFTER STUDYING IT. WHY WOULD WE WANT IT AGAIN?>>THE REAL QUESTION IS AND IT IS TO YOU, TUCKER. DO YOU BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD NOT HAVE UNSCENTED ACCESS TO GUNS IN THIS COUNTRY?>>Tucker: I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS, UNCOVER LAWMAKERS WHO ARE TRYING TO IMPOSE LAWS ON THE REST OF US AND I TRY TO ASSESS WHETHER THOSE LAWS ARE EFFECTIVE.>>IF WE ARE BOTH BEING HONEST –>>Tucker: I AM BEING HONEST.>>WE HAVE TO START IT A POINT WHERE PEOPLE AGREE. SHOULD WE HAVE UNVENTED ACCESS TO GUNS IN THE COUNTRY?>>I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS, WE DO NOT HAVE UNFETTERED ACCESS. THAT IS VISCERALLY OVERSTATED.>>THAT IS THE QUESTION THAT I’M TRYING TO GET TO YOU SO THAT WE CAN HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT TO DO AFTER WE HAVE AGREED WITH THAT.>>Tucker: RATHER TO GET INTO THIS SCARY WORLD –>>IT IS NOT SCARY.>>Tucker: THOSE WORDS DO NOT MEAN MUCH. LET’S GET INTO THE SPECIFICS OF THE LEGISLATION THAT TO THE LEFT, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS PUSHING NOW. GUNS THAT HAVE A BURIAL SHROUD OUGHT TO BE PROHIBITED, OUTLAWED, BANNED. MY QUESTION IS WIDE? WHY WOULD THE BARREL SHROUD TO MAKE THE GUN MORE DANGEROUS?>>THAT IS THE WRONG QUESTION.>>Tucker: THIS IS THE QUESTION THAT IS HERE.>>AND IT WORKS, BECAUSE YOU ARE GIVING PEOPLE THE RESUME –>>Tucker: IT IS NOT RESPONDING TO ME, I’M RESPONDING TO A PIECE OF PROPOSED LEGISLATION PROPOSED BY YOUR ALLIES IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, AND I’M ASKING YOU ABOUT THE DETAILS OF THE LEGISLATION PRETTY WERE PROPOSE BANNING GUNS THAT HAD PISTOL GRIPS AND BARREL SHROUD’S AND BAYONETS GLOVES. WHAT IS THIS?>>WHAT YOU DO WELL IS FOCUSED ON SOMETHING.>>Tucker: FOCUSING ON FACTS.>>I WANT TO FOCUS ON THE REAL QUESTION THAT YOU REFUSE TO ANSWER, WHETHER OR NOT THIS COUNTRY SHOULD HAVE ON FETID ACCESS TO GUNS.>>Tucker: THE ANSWER IS NO, WE DO NOT ALLOW A 9-YEAR-OLD’S GUNS.>>THAT IS THE ANSWER. THE QUESTION IS WHAT SHOULD WE DO, BECAUSE WHEN YOU LOOK AT SOMETHING LIKE A CAR THAT WAS MADE JUST TO TRANSPORT PEOPLE AND ACCIDENTALLY KILLS PEOPLE, WE HAVE TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF REGULATION. YOU NEED INSURANCE, YOU HAVE TO HAVE TRAINING.>>Tucker: CARS ARE NOT TREMENDOUSLY REGULATED.>>A GUN THAT IS MADE TO KILL PEOPLE, YOU HAVE TO HAVE TRAINING TO PURCHASE A GUN IN>>Tucker: ARE YOU GOING TO ADDRESS THE ACTUAL LAW PROPOSED BY ACTUAL DEMOCRATS IN THE ACTUAL U.S. SENATE OR NO?>>THE COUNTRY THAT HAS 50% OF ALL CIVILIAN GUNS IN THE WORLD AND 4% OF THE POPULATION, ARE YOU WILLING TO ADMIT THAT THAT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE GUN VIOLENCE IN THE COUNTRY?>>Tucker: I AM DEALING IN THE REALM OF SOCIAL SCIENCE AND FACTS. HERE’S WHAT WE DO AGREE ON. I WANT TO START — WE ARE BOTH RESPONDING FROM SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, BUT THE FACT THAT YOU ARE UNWILLING TO ADDRESS THE SPE ARE UNWILLING TO ADDRESS THE SPI ARE UNWILLING TO ADDRESS THE SPS ARE UNWILLING TO ADDRESS THE SPO ARE UNWILLING TO ADDRESS THE SP ARE UNWILLING TO ADDRESS THE SPH ARE UNWILLING TO ADDRESS THE SPE LEGISLATION SUGGESTS TO ME THAT YOUR REAL NAME IS NOT REDUCING GUN VIOLENCE, BUT SOMETHING, I WOULD SAY, HIT IN.>>NOT AT ALL.>>Tucker: THAT IS PROBABLY YOUR AIM.>>I’M RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR, BECAUSE IN NEW YORK CITY, I HAVE BEEN A LEADING VOICE AMONG OTHERS REDUCING GUN VIOLENCE BY 22%. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE IN THE COUNTRY?>>Tucker: I DON’T KNOW.>>EXACTLY MY POINT. AND YOU HAVE A PURGE, YOU SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE. YOU NEED TO BE RESPONSIBLE –>>Tucker: I AM RESPONSIBLE, BECAUSE I DEAL IN FACTS, WHILE YOU DEAL IN MINDLESS GENERALIZATIONS.>>PEOPLE SHOULD NOT HAVE UNFRIENDED ACCESS TO GUNS IN THE COUNTRY.>>Tucker: I DON’T KNOW WHO GAVE YOU THE TALKING POINTS, BUT YOU SHOULD FIRE HIM.>>THERE WILL BE PEOPLE THAT ALWAYS RESPOND TO ME AND I AM HAPPY BECAUSE I CAME ON THE SHOW.>>Tucker: YOU OUGHT TO GET OFF OF TWITTER AND DO SOMETHING FOR THE STATE OF NEW YORK. YOU HAVE TOO MUCH FREE TIME, GET OFF OF TWITTER!>>I TOLD YOU WHAT I DID.

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