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January 16th, 2013
04:42 PM ET

Obama: Ban High Capacity Magazines

Brooke talks to Jay Wallace, owner of "Outdoor Adventures", who is in favor of universal background checks for gun sales but says mandatory registering of all guns is a step toward gun confiscation.

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  1. Greg Binkley

    I understand the presidents approach to counteract the school killings, however they are too passive and will not hinder these tragedies at all. The aggressive approach that will work is for each school to hire a returning military vet. as a security guard during school hours. Create a job, and do something that will actually keep our schools safe.

    January 16, 2013 at 6:24 pm |
  2. Justin

    Of course a gun shop is in favor of a universal background check that's more money in their pocket.

    January 16, 2013 at 10:03 pm |
  3. Seth

    The NRA has not let facts get in the way of their endless fear mongering that seeks to oppose even the most reasonable measures which will enhance safety. 98% of Americans do not belong to NRA and should not have to be held hostage by the gun nuts who are overwhelmingly rural white males with less education.

    January 17, 2013 at 12:17 am |
  4. papajoe

    a simple solution for the assult gun issue and all the disagreements it is forstering. License all shooting ranges to 1 have the assult weopens available for rent at the ranges 2 have the license to store the weapons on site for those who already own weapons for a small fee 3 have obama boys subsidize the ranges for the costs incurred.

    January 17, 2013 at 12:25 pm |
  5. him247

    Hiring a returning vet is not the answer to solve the gun issue... the gun issue is bigger then newtown due to araura colorado, portland Oregon , the two dead firemen in NY and etc... u cant hire or find enough mentally and/or physically stable ex-vets to put everywhere and even if we could, the gop and tea party in congress already blocked several bills ( including a bipartisan plan early this fall) that would put ex vets back To work... There are two many paranoid racist extremist out there especially in the gop who. Shouldnt even b allowed to have platform yet alone a gun...

    January 17, 2013 at 6:35 pm |
  6. Concerned citizen

    Interestingly enough our society has had gun violence in schools and inner cities since the sixties and every time an incident occurs everyone jumps on the band wagon for more gun control. Gun control only effects those who are honest and abide by the laws, the majority of gun violence is being committed by those who do not abide by the laws no matter what the punishment may be. We morn the death of the innocent and at the same time defer the maximum penalty of death for those who committ the crime. The liberal out cry for compassion to those who have no remorse in using a weapon of any type to kill is sickening. We have increase violence in our youth however no one wants to connect the dots to show how the violent game industry have desensitized people from committing such Haines acts. We have Gang Banger Rappers that are immortalized, sport celebrities who are involved in violent crimes with no punishment and lawyers who beat the legal system on minor technicalities. The problem does not lay with control of guns of law abiding citizens, it's in the morality of our society and what we find acceptable. The military found that less than 25% of the combat soldiers of WWII fired their weapons at the enemy. After the war the military changes to humae silhouette targets and the average combat soldier who fired their weapon at another human being climbed to almost 75%. With all the violent games that dramatize the blood flying from their body could only have a devastating impact.

    January 22, 2013 at 1:57 pm |

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