Gun Control Block

  • Aired:  04/18/13
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Thanks to a Senate minority, Americans no longer have to live in fear of some maniac coming after those they love with a background check bill. (3:56)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

NATION, I'M SURE YOU AGREE WITH

ME THAT IT IS A PROUD DAY TO BE

AN AMERICAN BECAUSE THANKS TO A

MINORITY OF U.S. SENATE, WE NO

LONGER HAVE TO LIVE IN FEAR OF

SOME MANIAC COMING AFTER THOSE

WE LOVE WITH A GUN CONTROL BILL.

( LAUGHTER )

JIM.

>> ON WEDNESDAY, THE SENATE

BLOCKED THE MOST FAR-REACHING

GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION IN TWO

DECADES.

>> IT NEEDED 60 VOTES.

IT GOT 54.

>> THE GUN CONTROL PACKAGE IS

STOPPED COLD IN THE SENATE.

>> Stephen: THAT'S RIGHT!

WE DIDN'T DO IT!

WHOOO!

( CHEERS )

JIMMY, JIMMY, WHERE'S MY BALLOON

DROP?

AND, FOLKS, WE ACHIEVED THIS

VICTORY, DESPITE RELENTLESS

PRESSURE FROM SPECIAL INTEREST

GRIEVING PARENTS BEING USED AS

PROPS BY GENERALISSIMO

GLOCK-SNATCH OVER HERE WHO,

FOLLOWING THE DEFEAT, TOOK TO

THE ROSE GARDEN.

>> THOSE WHO CARE DEEPLY ABOUT

PREVENTING MORE AND MORE GUN

VIOLENCE WILL HAVE TO BE AS

PASSIONATE AND AS ORGANIZED AND

AS VOCAL AS THOSE WHO BLOCKED

THESE COMMONSENSE STEPS TO HELP

KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE.

AND I SEE THIS AS JUST ROUND

ONE.

>> Stephen: JUST ROUND ONE?

SO WE HAVE TO LIMIT THE SIZE OF

OUR AMMO MAGAZINES BUT YOU GET

AS MANY ROUND AS YOU WANT?

( LAUGHTER )

LUCKILY, 45 BRAVE SENATORS STOOD

TALL TO PROTECT WHAT THEY

HOMELAND MOST PRECIOUS THEIR "A"

RATING FROM THE N.R.A., LIKE

REPUBLICAN SENATOR AND BRYLCREEM

STORAGE FACILITY TED CRUZ WHO

FOUGHT THIS BACKGROUND CHECK

BILL BECAUSE HE KNOWS IT WOULD

PUTTOUS AN INEVITABLE PATH TO A

NATIONAL GUN REGISTRY, EVEN

THOUGH IT'S NOT PROPOSED IN THE

BILL.

RIGHT?

>> IT IS NOT CURRENTLY PROPOSED,

BUT IF THE BILL THAT IS BEING

CONSIDERED WERE ADOPTED, IT

WOULD PUT US ON THAT PATH.

>> Stephen: YES, JUST BECAUSE

THE BILL DOESN'T PROPOSE A GUN

REGISTRY, DOESN'T MEAN IT WON'T

EVENTUALLY HAPPEN.

REMEMBER, THERE'S ALSO NOTHING

IN THE RULE BOOK THAT SAYS A

GOLDEN RETRIEVER CAN'T PLAY

BASKETBALL.

( LAUGHTER ).

ALTHOUGH, UNDER CURRENT LAW, IT

CAN BUY A GUN.

( LAUGHTER ).

AND THE HEROES-- FOLKS, THE

HEROES WERE NOT JUST

REPUBLICANS.

FOUR BRAVE DEMOCRATS JOINED IN.

INCLUDING ALASKA SENATOR MARK

BEGICH.

WHO CELEBRATED HIS VOTE TO KILL

BACKGROUND CHECKS SAYING, "IT'S

DANGEROUS TO DO ANY TYPE OF

POLICY IN AN EMOTIONAL MOMENT."

YES, TRUE LEADERSHIP IS WAITING

UNTIL THE MOMENT HAS PASSED.

( LAUGHTER ).

THAT'S WHY I'VE ALWAYS BELIEVED

THAT WE SHOULD HAVE WAITED UNTIL

1950 TO DECLARE WAR ON JAPAN.

( LAUGHTER )

YOU KNOW, WHEN THINGS HAVE

COOLED OFF, BUT NO, OLD SPEED

RACER OVER HERE JUST COULD NOT

WAIT TO TAKE AWAY HIROHITO'S

GUNS.

NEVER AGAIN.

AND I ESPECIALLY WANT TO SALUTE

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER WAYNE

LAPIERRE.

HE DELIVERED A HUGE VICTORY FOR

A MISUNDERSTOOD MINORITY, THE 8%

OF AMERICANS WHO ARE AGAINST

UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS.

NOW, SOME SAY ANYONE WHO WOULD

OPPOSE KEEPING DWUNS OUT OF THE

HANDED OF MURDERERS AND THE

MENTALLY ILL ARE OUTSIDE OF THE

MAINSTREAM, PERHAPS EVEN

PSYCHOLOGICALLY UNSOUND

THEMSELVES, BUT WE'LL NEVER

KNOW.

BECAUSE THANKS TO 45 SENATORS,

THERE WILL BE NO BACKGROUND

CHECKS.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.