December 17, 2012 Archives

December 17, 2012 Archives

MSNBC's Ed: GOP Was "Outraged" By Benghazi, But "Very Quiet" On CT School Shooting

ED SCHULTZ: "I'm just surprised that John McCain and Lindsey Graham and some other conservatives can be so outraged by the loss of life, which is terrible, about some ambassadors that we had working over in Benghazi, and yet they're very, very quiet on this." ALEX WAGNER, MSNBC HOST: "Ed, keep in mind that John McCain is the person that nominate

Krauthammer: No Evidence That Assault Weapons Ban Reduced Gun Violence

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I understand this reflects a move to do this. In principal I am not opposed to it. The problem is that we have some history with this. We had a decade with an assault weapons ban fro the mid 90s, it lasted for a decade. If you look at the studies it had no appreciable influence on gun violence or the lethality of individual att

Reich: Obama Could Use An Executive Order To Enact Some Gun Control

JENNIFER GRANHOLM, CURRENT TV HOST: After Gabby Giffords was shot in 2011, the Department of Justice actually came up with a list of steps -- this was reported in the New York Times this weekend -- a list of steps that the administration could take to improve the system of background checks. Like pooling information from other agencies to he

Sen. Dianne Feinstein To Reintroduce Expired Assault Weapons Ban

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has pledged to revive a law banning assault weapons at the opening of the next session of Congress. Gwen Ifill talks to Feinstein about the chances a new ban will pass after its 2004 expiration, and how it might eventually make weapons like those used in the Sandy Hook shooting less available. DIANNE FEIN

Dem Congressman: Congress "Complicit" If No Action Taken On Gun Control

REP. JOHN LARSON (D-Connecticut) Not to act, Governor, I believe, makes this Congress complicit because we know this will happen again. And as we've seen throughout too many of our cities, there's too much heartache and too many vigils like we've experienced today. Lowering the flags at half-mast, having a moment of silence, people's sincerity,

Limbaugh: The Term "Assault Rifle" Is A "Political Invention"

RUSH LIMBAUGH: Let's go through these gun terms just for the heck of it here, for what it might matter. "Assault weapon." "Assault rifle." There is no such thing. Go to a gun store and tell 'em you want an assault weapon, and the guy will look around and show you his entire inventory and say, "Pick one." But there is nothing -- no brand, no label -

Chuck Todd On Republican Opinion Of Guns: That's "A Different America"

CHUCK TODD: "The problem is there is public opinion in general and there's public opinion in the Republican congressional districts, which is a different America. Anyway, thank you all." (MSNBC's Daily Rundown, December 17, 2012)

Tapper To Carney: Can You Name One Thing Obama Has Done To Remove Guns?

After reminding White House press secretary Jay Carney that President Obama made some promises about guns in an article written after the shooting that seriously wounded fmr. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords of Arizona, ABC's Jake Tapper asks Carney to name one thing President Obama has done about guns. TAPPER: And lastly, Jay, in the Oc

Oregon State Rep. Proposes Arming Teachers To Prevent Shootings

STATE REP. DENNIS RICHARDSON, (R-OREGON): Well, it's been 13 years since the tragedy in Columbine, almost 6 years since Virginia Tech, and now we all mourn the massacre that occurred in Connecticut last Friday. We cannot continue to be passive when the only person who's armed in a school shooting situation is the shooter himself, the psychopath.

CNN's Soledad O'Brien vs. Gun Advocate John Lott On Gun Control

"More Guns, Less Crime" author John Lott argues that more guns would help to prevent tragedies like this Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. "I just have to say, your position completely boggles me, honestly. I just do not understand it," CNN's Soledad O'Brien told Lott after an argument with him.

Full Event: SC Gov. Haley Formally Appoints Tim Scott To Senate

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley appoints Representative Tim Scott to replace Senator Jim DeMint.

Scarborough On Gun Laws: "Ideologies Of Past Career" No Longer Relevant

JOE SCARBOROUGH: I knew that day that the ideologies of my past career were no longer relevant to the future that I want -- that I demand for my children. Friday changed everything. It must change everything. It's time for Washington to stop trying to win endless wars overseas while we're losing the war at home. ### For the sake of my four c

CNN Anchor: "We Need To Get Guns And Bullets And Automatic Weapons Off The Streets"

DON LEMON: Listen. For the past three days, I have been on the verge of tears every second and most of the people here have been crying 24 hours straight. Yeah – yes, we need to address mental health, but mental health in this particular issue, let's not get it twisted, is a secondary issue. If someone who has a mental issue did not have access t

Pro-Gun Dem. Sen. Manchin Wants Tighter Gun Laws: Newtown "Changed Me"

"I want to call all our friends at the NRA and sit down," West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" today. "They have to be at the table. This is a time for all of us to sit down and move in a responsible manner. I think they will" "Anyone saying they don't want to talk and sit down and have that type of dialogue is wro

Chuck Todd: Obama Likely To Spend Political Capital On Gun Issues

NBC News' Chuck Todd joins a conversation on the Newtown shooting and what the political response may be. Will the president tackle gun reform in a second term? Todd thinks it could be possible.

Dem Sen. Warner: "Enough Is Enough," We Need "Rational Gun Control"

“I believe every American has Second Amendment rights, the ability to hunt is part of our culture. I’ve had a NRA rating of an 'A' but, you know, enough is enough,” Sen. Warner said in an interview with WTVR-TV in Richmond. “I think most of us, realize that there are

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