Navy Yard Shooting & Gun Violence Causes

  • Aired:  09/18/13
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Fox News complains about background checks after the Navy Yard shooting, and Eric Bolling wonders who started blaming video games for gun violence. (3:42)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY, THANKS SO MUCH.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)NATION, I'VE GOT TO TAKE MOMENT

HERE AND WE HAVE NOT TALKEDABOUT THIS YET ON THE SHOW BUT I

WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT AND SPEAKABOUT MONDAY'S TRAGIC SHOOTING

IN THE WASHINGTON, D.C. NAVALYARD.

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUTTO THE VICTIMS AND THE FAMILIES

AND I'D LIKE TO SALUTE D.C.'SFIRST RESPONDERS WHO PREVENTED

WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN AN EVENBIGGER TRAGEDY.

AND, FOLKS, AFTER WATCHINGWALL-TO-WALL COVERAGE I HAVE TO

SAY I'VE REASSESSED SOME OF MYLONG-HELD OPINIONS.

WHILE WE MAY NEVER KNOW WHATMOTIVATED THE SHOOTER, WE KNOW

HE HAD A TROUBLED AND VIOLENTPAST AND EVIDENCE OF MENTAL

ILLNESS.

SO IT'S TIME TO ADMIT-- ALL OFUS-- THAT SOME DANGEROUS ITEMS

SHOULDN'T FALL INTO THE HANDS OFTHE DISTURBED.

>> HOW MANY TRAGEDIES SHOULD WEWITNESS BEFORE WE FINALLY ENACT

COMMON SENSE GUN VIOLENCEPREVENTION?

>> Stephen: WHAT?

NO, NOT GUNS!

(LAUGHTER)I MEAN, WE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING

ABOUT GUNS AFTER SANDY HOOK!

GUNS?

YOU'RE ADORABLE!

(LAUGHTER)BUT FOR THE LAST TIME, GUNS HAVE

NOTHING TO DO WITH GUN VIOLENCE!

WE ALL KNOW WHAT THE REALPROBLEM IS!

THIS IS A MILITARY I.D. CARD.

THIS IS HOW YOU GET ON AMILITARY BASE.

SO HOW DID HE GET ON?

AGAIN, IN MY VIEW, HE HAD ANAUTHORIZED CARD.

>> MAYBE TOO MANY PEOPLE HAVETHESE CARDS.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: THINK ABOUT IT: HI

HAD ACCESS TO A MILITARY I.D.

CARD.

IF HE DIDN'T HAVE THAT, WEWOULDN'T BE TALKING ABOUT A

TRAGEDY AT THE NAVY YARD, WE'DBE TALKING ABOUT A TRAGEDY IN A

LESS-SECURE AREA LIKE A PARK ORA DENNY'S.

(LAUGHTER)BUT WHAT'S THE ANSWER.

>> WE NEED TO START DOING MOREEXTENSIVE BACKGROUND CHECKS ON

CONTRACTORS.

>> WHY DID BACKGROUND CHECKS NOTOCCUR?

>> THERE ARE GAPS NOW INSECURITY BACKGROUND CHECKS.

>> WE'RE NOT DOING ENOUGHBACKGROUND CHECKS.

>> YES, HOW MANY TIMES DOCONSERVATIVES NEED TO SAY IT?

WE NEED MORE BACKGROUND CHECKS!

(LAUGHTER)OR AT LEAST A WAITING PERIOD FOR

AN I.D. LIKE THEY HAVE AT THED.M.V.

(LAUGHTER)I BELIEVE IT'S THREE DAYS.

AT LEAST WE ALL KNOW WHAT DROVETHIS MADMAN TO GO OUT AND GET

THAT I.D. CARD.

>> HE HAD AN OBSESSION WITHSHOOTING VIDEO GAMES.

>> SOMETIMES PLAYED VIOLENTVIDEO GAMES ALL NIGHT LONG.

>> HERE WE GO AGAIN.

REPORT NATION VI YARD SHOOTERAARON ALEXIS LIKED TO PLAY

VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES.

>> THIS, INDEED, IS A STRONGLINK TO MASS KILLINGS THEN WHY

AREN'T WE LOOKING AT FREQUENCYOF PURCHASES PER PERSON AND ALSO

HOW OFTEN THEY'RE PLAYING?

>> YES, NEW GRETCHEN IS RIGHT.

(LAUGHTER)THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

NEEDS TO MONITOR WHO IS PLAYINGVIDEO GAMES AND HOW MUCH.

MAYBE A NATIONAL GAME REGISTRY.

I MEAN, I'M REALLY CONCERNEDABOUT THIS GUY NAMED:AAAH!"

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)HE'S THE HIGH SCORER WHEREVER

YOU LOOK!

AND PLEASE DON'T TELL ME FROM'SBEEN NO PROVEN LINK BETWEEN

VIDEO GAMES AND VIOLENCE!

MADDEN 25 JUST CAME OUT ANDSUDDENLY THERE'S A RASH OF

FOOTBALL VIOLENCE ON T.V.!

(LAUGHTER)BUT, OF COURSE, NOT EVERYONE

AGREES.

TAKE FOX'S THE FIVE ERICBOLLING.

>> WHY ALL OF A SUDDEN VIDEOGAMES?

IT'S VIOLENT, YEAH, IT'SVIOLENT.

BUT SO ARE MOVIES, SO ISTELEVISION.

WHO'S THE JACKASS TO WHO STARTEDPOINTING FINGER AT VIDEO GAMES?

>> Stephen: GOOD QUESTION.

WHO IS THE JACKASS WHO BLAMESGUN VIOLENCE ON VIDEO GAMES.

>> IT'S A WHOLE HOST OF THINGS.

MENTAL HEALTH, GUNS, VIDEOGAMES.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: HE'S RIGHT.

TELEVISION IS VIOLENT.

ERIC BOLLING JUST KICKED HIMSELFIN THE BALLS!

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