Watch Teacher Confront Republican Senator On Gun Control | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Watch Teacher Confront Republican Senator On Gun Control | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC


♪ ♪>>>VOTERS WANT ACTION ON GUN>>>VOTERS WANT ACTION ON GUN REFORM. REFORM. LAWMAKERS FEELING INCREASING LAWMAKERS FEELING INCREASING PRESSURE DURING WHAT IS RIGHT PRESSURE DURING WHAT IS RIGHT NOW THEIR AUGUST RECESS. NOW THEIR AUGUST RECESS. SENATOR JONI ARNZ HELD A TOWN SENATOR JONI ARNZ HELD A TOWN HALL THIS WEEK AND A TEACHER HALL THIS WEEK AND A TEACHER SHARED AN IMPORTANT EMOTIONAL SHARED AN IMPORTANT EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE ABOUT BACK TO SCHOOL EXPERIENCE ABOUT BACK TO SCHOOL TRAINING. TRAINING.>>PART OF MY TEACHER TRANLINGIN>>PART OF MY TEACHER TRANLINGIN THIS PAST WEEK, I WAS ASKED TO THIS PAST WEEK, I WAS ASKED TO LISTEN TO — SOUNDS AND LISTEN TO — SOUNDS AND DETERMINE IF THEY WERE GUNSHOTS DETERMINE IF THEY WERE GUNSHOTS OR NOT. OR NOT. I WAS THEN ASKED TO BE TRAINED I WAS THEN ASKED TO BE TRAINED TO MAN A FAMILY REUNIFICATION TO MAN A FAMILY REUNIFICATION CENTER TO PROVIDE COUNSELING TO CENTER TO PROVIDE COUNSELING TO PARENTS SEEKING THEIR CHILDREN PARENTS SEEKING THEIR CHILDREN FOLLOWING A CATASTROPHIC EVENT. FOLLOWING A CATASTROPHIC EVENT. SO MY QUESTION FOR YOU TODAY, SO MY QUESTION FOR YOU TODAY, SENATOR, IS WHEN CAN I PLAN TO SENATOR, IS WHEN CAN I PLAN TO GET BACK TO TRAININGS THAT GET BACK TO TRAININGS THAT SIMPLY TEACH CHILDREN TO READ SIMPLY TEACH CHILDREN TO READ AND WRITE? AND WRITE? [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>YOU CAN SEE THE STRONG>>YOU CAN SEE THE STRONG RECEPTION THERE. RECEPTION THERE. NOW, EARNST RESPONDED BY TALKING NOW, EARNST RESPONDED BY TALKING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH. ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH. THE PEOPLE WHO CLAMMED AT THE THE PEOPLE WHO CLAMMED AT THE END THERE, THEY WANTED MORE. END THERE, THEY WANTED MORE.>>DO SOMETHING.>>DO SOMETHING.>>DO SOMETHING.>>DO SOMETHING. DO SOMETHING. DO SOMETHING.>>DO SOMETHING.>>DO SOMETHING.>>DO SOMETHING.>>DO SOMETHING.>>TALKING IS OVER.>>TALKING IS OVER.>>WE NEED TO PROTECT US.>>WE NEED TO PROTECT US.>>DO SOMETHING.>>DO SOMETHING.>>WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AND HAVE>>WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AND HAVE A CONCESSION ABOUT ALL OF THESE A CONCESSION ABOUT ALL OF THESE ITEMS — I APPRECIATE YOUR ITEMS — I APPRECIATE YOUR CONCERN, BUT WE HAVE HAD — CONCERN, BUT WE HAVE HAD –>>CONGRESS IS NOT IN SESSION,>>CONGRESS IS NOT IN SESSION, BUT YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE DEMANDING BUT YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE DEMANDING THEY GET BACK TO WORK ON THIS THEY GET BACK TO WORK ON THIS ISSUE. ISSUE. AND NONE OF THIS IS HAPPENING IN AND NONE OF THIS IS HAPPENING IN A VACUUM. A VACUUM. WE WANT TO REPORT SOMETHING YOU WE WANT TO REPORT SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT HAVE SEEN YET FROM NEWS MAY NOT HAVE SEEN YET FROM NEWS THIS WEEKEND. THIS WEEKEND. AUTHORITIES ARRESTING THREE MEN AUTHORITIES ARRESTING THREE MEN THEY SAY WERE LOOKING AT TRYING THEY SAY WERE LOOKING AT TRYING TO DO THREE SEPARATE MASS TO DO THREE SEPARATE MASS SHOOTINGS. SHOOTINGS. ONE OF THEM REPORTEDLY A ONE OF THEM REPORTEDLY A SELF-DESCRIBED WHITE NATIONALIST SELF-DESCRIBED WHITE NATIONALIST WHO ATTENDED, YES, THE WHO ATTENDED, YES, THE CHARLOTTESVILLE RALLY. CHARLOTTESVILLE RALLY. I’M VERY HAPPY TO TELL YOU ONE I’M VERY HAPPY TO TELL YOU ONE PIECE OF GOOD NEWS, WHICH IS ON PIECE OF GOOD NEWS, WHICH IS ON “THE BEAT” WE ARE NOW JOINED BY “THE BEAT” WE ARE NOW JOINED BY THE VERY TEACHER WHO CONFRONTED THE VERY TEACHER WHO CONFRONTED SENATOR EARNST AT THAT TOWN SENATOR EARNST AT THAT TOWN HALL, AND A COLUMNIST AT NEW HALL, AND A COLUMNIST AT NEW YORK DAILY NEWS WHO HAS WRITTEN YORK DAILY NEWS WHO HAS WRITTEN ABOUT THIS A LOT. ABOUT THIS A LOT. THANK YOU FOR BEING WILLING TO THANK YOU FOR BEING WILLING TO TALK ABOUT THIS TOUGH SUBJECT. TALK ABOUT THIS TOUGH SUBJECT.>>I WISH I COULD SAY THAT I WAS>>I WISH I COULD SAY THAT I WAS HAPPY TO BE HERE. HAPPY TO BE HERE. IT’S HARD TO HAVE TO KEEP IT’S HARD TO HAVE TO KEEP BRINGING THIS SUBJECT UP. BRINGING THIS SUBJECT UP.>>YEAH, IT’S HARD, AND WHEN WE>>YEAH, IT’S HARD, AND WHEN WE THINK ABOUT HOW WE ENGAGE THESE THINK ABOUT HOW WE ENGAGE THESE DISCUSSIONS AS ALL OF THE BAD DISCUSSIONS AS ALL OF THE BAD NEWS, THERE IS DEALING WITH NEWS, THERE IS DEALING WITH REPORTING THE FACTS AND THEN REPORTING THE FACTS AND THEN THERE IS THE OTHER PART OF IT, THERE IS THE OTHER PART OF IT, EVERYONE GOING TO BE SORT OF EVERYONE GOING TO BE SORT OF PULLED DOWN BY THIS OR CAN THERE PULLED DOWN BY THIS OR CAN THERE BE, CAN THERE BE AN INFORMED AND BE, CAN THERE BE AN INFORMED AND REAL DISCUSSION OF POLICY FOR REAL DISCUSSION OF POLICY FOR POTENTIAL REFORM. POTENTIAL REFORM. IT SEEMED LIKE THAT’S WHAT YOU IT SEEMED LIKE THAT’S WHAT YOU WERE DRIVING AT. WERE DRIVING AT. MY FIRST QUESTION TO YOU TONIGHT MY FIRST QUESTION TO YOU TONIGHT IS WHAT DID YOU THINKS OF THE IS WHAT DID YOU THINKS OF THE SENATOR’S ANSWER? SENATOR’S ANSWER?>>IT WAS CERTAINLY>>IT WAS CERTAINLY DISAPPOINTING TO ME. DISAPPOINTING TO ME. IMMEDIATELY AFTER I ASKED A IMMEDIATELY AFTER I ASKED A QUESTION THAT WAS CLEARLY A QUESTION THAT WAS CLEARLY A CONCERN ABOUT ACTIVE SHOOTERS, CONCERN ABOUT ACTIVE SHOOTERS, SHE TRIED TO PIVOT IT TO THINGS SHE TRIED TO PIVOT IT TO THINGS LIKE — ACQUIT IT TO FIRE DRILLS LIKE — ACQUIT IT TO FIRE DRILLS AND TORNADO DRILLS AND THAT’S AND TORNADO DRILLS AND THAT’S NOT — THAT’S NOT WHAT PEOPLE NOT — THAT’S NOT WHAT PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT TODAY. ARE CONCERNED ABOUT TODAY. SO THANKFULLY THE CROWD REACTED. SO THANKFULLY THE CROWD REACTED. AND THEN SHE IMMEDIATELY WENT AND THEN SHE IMMEDIATELY WENT TO — ON TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL TO — ON TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH BEING A KEY ISSUE IN MOST HEALTH BEING A KEY ISSUE IN MOST SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, WHICH MY SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, WHICH MY FRIENDS THAT ARE PSYCHOLOGISTS FRIENDS THAT ARE PSYCHOLOGISTS TELL ME IS JUST NOT ACCURATE. TELL ME IS JUST NOT ACCURATE. THAT A VERY SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THAT A VERY SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE SHOOTERS HAVE MENTAL HEALTH THE SHOOTERS HAVE MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS. CONCERNS. AND THAT, IN FACT, PEOPLE THAT AND THAT, IN FACT, PEOPLE THAT HAVE MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS ARE HAVE MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS ARE MORE APT TO BE VICTIMS OF MORE APT TO BE VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE RATHER THAN PERPETRATE VIOLENCE RATHER THAN PERPETRATE IT. IT.>>WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS IN YOUR>>WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS IN YOUR CLASSROOM, DO YOU SEE THIS OVER CLASSROOM, DO YOU SEE THIS OVER TIME AFFECTING STUDENTS TIME AFFECTING STUDENTS DIFFERENTLY TODAY? DIFFERENTLY TODAY? DO YOU SEE THIS AS SOMETHING DO YOU SEE THIS AS SOMETHING THAT AFFECTS THEIR SENSE OF THAT AFFECTS THEIR SENSE OF SAFETY AND THEIR ABILITY TO SAFETY AND THEIR ABILITY TO FOCUS? FOCUS?>>CERTAINLY FROM MY POINT, FROM>>CERTAINLY FROM MY POINT, FROM A TEACHER TRAINING POINT, WE ARE A TEACHER TRAINING POINT, WE ARE SPENDING A LOT OF TIME LEARNING SPENDING A LOT OF TIME LEARNING HOW TO DEAL WITH ACTIVE SHOOTERS HOW TO DEAL WITH ACTIVE SHOOTERS AND KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE, AND KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE, AND SO THAT TAKES AWAY FROM THE AND SO THAT TAKES AWAY FROM THE TIME THAT WE REALLY NEED TO BE TIME THAT WE REALLY NEED TO BE ON THE CUTTING EDGE TO TEACH ON THE CUTTING EDGE TO TEACH THEM SIMPLE THINGS LIKE HOW TO THEM SIMPLE THINGS LIKE HOW TO READ AND WRITE AND HOW TO GET READ AND WRITE AND HOW TO GET ALONG WITH THEIR FRIENDS. ALONG WITH THEIR FRIENDS. AND, YES, SCHOOL CHILDREN DO AND, YES, SCHOOL CHILDREN DO COME TO SCHOOL ANXIOUS, YOU COME TO SCHOOL ANXIOUS, YOU KNOW, ABOUT SHOOTING SITUATIONS. KNOW, ABOUT SHOOTING SITUATIONS. AND IT’S NOT JUST THE CHILDREN AND IT’S NOT JUST THE CHILDREN THAT ARE ANXIOUS. THAT ARE ANXIOUS. TEACHERS, ADULTS. TEACHERS, ADULTS.>>SURE, SURE.>>SURE, SURE.>>ARE AFRAID AND HAVE ANXIETY>>ARE AFRAID AND HAVE ANXIETY SURROUNDING THESE EVENTS. SURROUNDING THESE EVENTS.>>LET ME BRING IN MIKE.>>LET ME BRING IN MIKE. HANG WITH ME. HANG WITH ME. AND, MIKE, WHAT DO YOU THINK? AND, MIKE, WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>UM-HMM, SURE.>>UM-HMM, SURE.>>WELL, FIRST OF ALL, ARI, WE>>WELL, FIRST OF ALL, ARI, WE LIVE IN A TIME IN THIS COUNTRY LIVE IN A TIME IN THIS COUNTRY WHERE WE KEEP SAYING WHO IS WHERE WE KEEP SAYING WHO IS GOING TO STAND UP AND REPRESENT GOING TO STAND UP AND REPRESENT THE COUNTRY THAT WE STILL ASPIRE THE COUNTRY THAT WE STILL ASPIRE TO BE. TO BE. AND TO STAND UP AND ASK THAT AND TO STAND UP AND ASK THAT QUESTION THE OTHER NIGHT, THAT’S QUESTION THE OTHER NIGHT, THAT’S THE AMERICA THAT WE STILL WANT THE AMERICA THAT WE STILL WANT TO BE. TO BE. THOSE PEOPLE IN THAT HALL WERE THOSE PEOPLE IN THAT HALL WERE TIRED OF LISTENING TO JONI TIRED OF LISTENING TO JONI EARNST GET ROLLED BY THE NRA AND EARNST GET ROLLED BY THE NRA AND JUST SPOUT NRA TALKING POINTS. JUST SPOUT NRA TALKING POINTS. AND THEY CALLED B.S. ON HER IN AND THEY CALLED B.S. ON HER IN THE STATE OF IOWA. THE STATE OF IOWA. AND I ACTUALLY THOUGHT IT WAS AND I ACTUALLY THOUGHT IT WAS KIND OF THRILLING. KIND OF THRILLING. YES, NO ONE WOULD DISPUTE THAT YES, NO ONE WOULD DISPUTE THAT MENTAL HEALTH IS AN ISSUE IN MENTAL HEALTH IS AN ISSUE IN THIS CONVERSATION, BUT I ALWAYS THIS CONVERSATION, BUT I ALWAYS GO BACK TO A LINE THE GREAT PETE GO BACK TO A LINE THE GREAT PETE HAMIL ONCE USED, ARI. HAMIL ONCE USED, ARI. HOW MANY HOME RUNS DID BABE RUTH HOW MANY HOME RUNS DID BABE RUTH HIT WITHOUT A BAT? HIT WITHOUT A BAT? FOR THEM TO WANT TO TALK ABOUT FOR THEM TO WANT TO TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING EXCEPT GUNS, FOR A EVERYTHING EXCEPT GUNS, FOR A FAILING ORGANIZATION LIKE THE FAILING ORGANIZATION LIKE THE NRA, SOMEDAY THESE POLITICIANS NRA, SOMEDAY THESE POLITICIANS WHO HAVE GOTTEN ROLLED BY THE WHO HAVE GOTTEN ROLLED BY THE NRA ARE GOING TO WONDER TOE WLOM NRA ARE GOING TO WONDER TOE WLOM THEY SOLD THEIR SOULS. THEY SOLD THEIR SOULS. I THOUGHT THE SOUND AND THAT I THOUGHT THE SOUND AND THAT SCENE THE OTHER NIGHT WAS SCENE THE OTHER NIGHT WAS TREMENDOUS IN IOWA. TREMENDOUS IN IOWA.>>WELL, I THINK IT’S SO>>WELL, I THINK IT’S SO IMPORTANT, AS YOU SAY AND ALI, IMPORTANT, AS YOU SAY AND ALI, MIKE IS GIVING YOU A SHOUT OUT MIKE IS GIVING YOU A SHOUT OUT OBVIOUSLY, BECAUSE WHAT WE’RE OBVIOUSLY, BECAUSE WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT REALLY IS WHETHER TALKING ABOUT REALLY IS WHETHER ANY OF THESE ARGUMENTS MAKE ANY OF THESE ARGUMENTS MAKE SENSE UPON A BASIC DISCUSSION IN SENSE UPON A BASIC DISCUSSION IN PUBLIC, RIGHT? PUBLIC, RIGHT? I MEAN, THERE ARE COMPLEXITIES I MEAN, THERE ARE COMPLEXITIES TO THIS. TO THIS. I’VE STUDIED THE LAW. I’VE STUDIED THE LAW. THERE ARE CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES THERE ARE CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES IN GUN RIGHTS. IN GUN RIGHTS. BUT WHEN YOU GET OUT TO, WELL, BUT WHEN YOU GET OUT TO, WELL, SHOULD WE DO SCREENINGS OR NOT? SHOULD WE DO SCREENINGS OR NOT? AND WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO AS AND WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO AS A TEACHER? A TEACHER? IT SEEMS THAT REGULAR AMERICANS, IT SEEMS THAT REGULAR AMERICANS, CIVILIAN AMERICANS, VOTERS IN CIVILIAN AMERICANS, VOTERS IN THESE HALLS, ARE CONFRONTING THESE HALLS, ARE CONFRONTING SOME OF THE INADEQUATE SWERNZ,AN SOME OF THE INADEQUATE SWERNZ,AN IN THEIR VIEW, OF THEIR LEADERS. IN THEIR VIEW, OF THEIR LEADERS. I WANT TO PLAY MORE OF THIS. I WANT TO PLAY MORE OF THIS. WE FOLLOW POLITICS. WE FOLLOW POLITICS. AUGUST IS A SLOW TIME. AUGUST IS A SLOW TIME. IT’S NOT SLOW FOR WHAT YOU’RE IT’S NOT SLOW FOR WHAT YOU’RE DOING. DOING. IT’S NOT SLOW IF YOU TAKE THESE IT’S NOT SLOW IF YOU TAKE THESE TOWN HALLS SERIOUSLY. TOWN HALLS SERIOUSLY. A LITTLE MORE OF SENATOR A LITTLE MORE OF SENATOR EARNST’S RESPONSE AFTER YOUR EARNST’S RESPONSE AFTER YOUR QUESTION. QUESTION. LET’S TAKE A LOOK. LET’S TAKE A LOOK.>>A LOT OF THESE INCIDENTS DO>>A LOT OF THESE INCIDENTS DO COME BACK TO MENTAL ILLNESS. COME BACK TO MENTAL ILLNESS.>>NO!>>NO!>>NO!>>NO!>>WE ARE SHORT COUNSELORS, WE>>WE ARE SHORT COUNSELORS, WE ARE SHORT PSYCHOLOGISTS. ARE SHORT PSYCHOLOGISTS.>>WE NEED CONGRESS PEOPLE TO>>WE NEED CONGRESS PEOPLE TO TAKE ACTION. TAKE ACTION. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>ALMOST OUT OF TIME.>>ALMOST OUT OF TIME. SO BRIEFLY TO ALI, AND THEN SO BRIEFLY TO ALI, AND THEN MIKE, YOUR FINAL THOUGHTS ON MIKE, YOUR FINAL THOUGHTS ON WHERE WE GO FROM HERE. WHERE WE GO FROM HERE.>>WELL, THERE WAS A LOT OF TALK>>WELL, THERE WAS A LOT OF TALK ABOUT SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS, ABOUT SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS, BUT I WOULD JUST LIKE TO HAVE BUT I WOULD JUST LIKE TO HAVE PEOPLE THINK ABOUT A CHILD’S PEOPLE THINK ABOUT A CHILD’S RIGHT. RIGHT. A CHILD’S RIGHT TO SIT IN THEIR A CHILD’S RIGHT TO SIT IN THEIR CLASSROOM AND FEEL SAFE AND NOT CLASSROOM AND FEEL SAFE AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BEING A HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BEING A VICTIM OF GUN VIOLENCE. VICTIM OF GUN VIOLENCE. THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS GREAT, THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS GREAT, BUT MAYBE WE NEED — MAYBE WE BUT MAYBE WE NEED — MAYBE WE NEED A 34th AMENDMENT THAT SAYS, NEED A 34th AMENDMENT THAT SAYS, CHILDREN HAVE A RIGHT TO BE SAFE CHILDREN HAVE A RIGHT TO BE SAFE WHILE THEY’RE TRYING TO LEARN IN WHILE THEY’RE TRYING TO LEARN IN SCHOOLS. SCHOOLS.>>ARI, THE SECOND AMENDMENT HAS>>ARI, THE SECOND AMENDMENT HAS BEEN PICKED OUTRINCE WILLIAM PIM BEEN PICKED OUTRINCE WILLIAM PIM REASONABLE GUN OWNERS IN THIS REASONABLE GUN OWNERS IN THIS COUNTRY, BUT IN THE NAME OF COUNTRY, BUT IN THE NAME OF PROFITS FOR GUN MANUFACTURERS. PROFITS FOR GUN MANUFACTURERS. AND I’D LIKE TO BELIEVE THAT AND I’D LIKE TO BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO FIGURE PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO FIGURE THAT OUT. THAT OUT. ANY OPPOSITION TO AN ASSAULT ANY OPPOSITION TO AN ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN OR BACKGROUND CHECKS WEAPONS BAN OR BACKGROUND CHECKS IS BONE HEADED. IS BONE HEADED.>>MIKE, ALWAYS SPITTING HOT>>MIKE, ALWAYS SPITTING HOT FIRE, AS WE KNOW, ABOUT YOU, FIRE, AS WE KNOW, ABOUT YOU, SIR, EVEN ON A SERIOUS TOPIC. SIR, EVEN ON A SERIOUS TOPIC. AND ELI HOLLAND, A TEACHER WHO AND ELI HOLLAND, A TEACHER WHO STOOD UP AS A CITIZEN WHICH WE STOOD UP AS A CITIZEN WHICH WE APPRECIATE AND CAME HERE TO TALK APPRECIATE AND CAME HERE TO TALK ABOUT IT.

100 thoughts on “Watch Teacher Confront Republican Senator On Gun Control | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

  1. What did she think of the Senator's answer? She might have been able to answer that question if the Senator had in fact said anything remotely useful beyond her shockingly bland and meaningless "I appreciate your concerns…."

  2. FIRST OF ALL VOTE JONI Ernst out in 2020……When u hav a fake, illigit potus that pushes the ignorant idea that everybody should hav efn gun your NOT gonna get anything done! The only mentally ill, …is on Capitol Hill, worshiping the $bill .

  3. It's a strange country you have, where the rights of potential murderers to own guns are more important than those of their potential victims.

  4. "do something" "do something"
    Well, how about using some intelligence for a change and get rid of your precious guns.

  5. keeping talking about AR15's compared to what they used in colonial days makes no sense. I WOULD REALLY HATE to have to load my musket when accosted by a home invasion criminal that has a 357. likewise if my musket was already loaded and ready to go, the average person getting shot would rather get shot by my 22 caliber in the stomach than a muskets 50 caliber lead ball in his stomach. a 22 goes through leaving about the same size hole, in as out. A lead .50 caliber ball goes in a half inch hole, and out like a gallon milk jug, or will take off your upper leg. no 22 caliber or an AR15 does the damage that a musket will

  6. Background checks on mental  health will definitely not stop gun violence and mass murders,as Americans legally far more powerful weapons than the police. By the end of the year,the number would shoot up to near 300,as it is 255 to date.Teachers should only focus on education than to be trained to use guns to protect students !

  7. I'm Dutch. In the Netherlands the %age of idiots is the same as in the USA. We never had ONE school shooting as you have. How come do you thinks?

  8. Trump is a very strong second amendment advocate, somewhere in the tune of $30 million, but what does the second amendment make non gun owners, TARGETS.

  9. Mental health is NOT an issue? How is murder a mental stable act? Guns dont walk into buildings they are carried in by crazy people.

  10. HEY THE CONALD FONDLE SWINDLER DORKA TRUMPET ,,,,,
    PULL THAT WIG OFF AND ILL VOTE FOR YOU ,,,,,,,,,,,
    HOPEFULLY I SURVIVE MY KNEE TAPPING GUT LAUGHING ON MY WAY TO THE POLLING BOOTH

  11. Yeah, just keep asking for somebody else to protect you and your kids. Saw a video the other day where a woman goes to a gun range and shoots an ar-15, and asks what could you do to defend yourself against something like this? I'll tell you the answer to that question- it's another person with an AR, or an ak47, or even a handgun. The people in this country have become so pussified that we want everybody else to protect us but ourselves. We lose our 2nd Amendment, this utopian world you people seek will only get worse.

  12. I DO dispute this mental health issue. Did he had priors? Nope. Anyone saying they should be innocent based on mental illness? Nope. Did they just NAMED one of the possible mental illness they claim the shooters have? Nope.

    So STFU about mental illness.

  13. Americans are not doing enough to quell the onslaught that the GOP and this illegitimate president are perpetrating on the democratic principles that the founding fathers sought for the nation. It is time to start protests all over the country. Look at Puerto Rico… Look at Hong Kong. That's what has to be done. Democracy has been kidnapped by a cancer that has entrenched itself in the WH. If left unchecked, it will continue to metastasize to the point of no return. Who knows what Pennywise and his GOP minions will do before the 2020 elections come around. Perhaps by that time, #45 will declare himself winner no matter what the vote count is. He will just say that all the illegal immigrants voted him out.

  14. “We need you to protect us.”
    There’s your problem right there.
    Government cannot and will not protect anyone.

    Protect yourself.

  15. Imagine what children in Iraq or Afghanistan or Syria or Gaza are experiencing. The fear in the US is a joke. No one cares about the damage our bombs are doing to the rest of the world, as usual. Cry babes!

  16. These comments by the speakers are right on and the most important aspect of child development is that children need to know and feel that they are safe before any learning can take place. When there's an emotional disruption whether it's from the most active violence by a shooter on their campus which causes huge emotional turmoil for a student or home disruptions where parents are not taking care of their children who are abused and neglected because parents are so dysfunctional, on drugs, or not even their imprisonment, and often they don't get enough to eat because parents are not feeding their kids properly and don't know how to feed their kids don't know how to use resources properly even when food is given to them like Snap and WIC , children cannot learn. emotional intelligence is first and foremost based on knowing that they are cared for, safe and their needs at the most basic level are fulfilled. And without any of this learning does not take place.

  17. Republicans are against abortion but are for killing children once they are born. Hypothetically I would say…oh I’m sorry…filling their pockets!

  18. Slippery slope! Background checks will lead to every gun being confiscated from every American
    and we'll be slaves – like the British, Australians and Canadians who live without the security of a personally owned
    collection of military weaponry.

  19. When it's a Muslim shooter, he is labeled a Terrorist automatically, but a white shooter is always excused with mental issues…. The world can see this BS clearly for what it is. The Orlando shooter was also sick on the head but his wife was in jail for a year and a half with no charge… They were Muslims.

  20. You people are insane, all this so called gun violence didn't exist before the morally corrupt, marxist, snowflake
    social programming started being done in public schools 30 years ago. You need to start asking why these things
    are happening, not blame the tools being used, but then again, no one seems to want to do anything other than
    complain and pass responsibility to someone else.

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  22. Thumbnail was deceptive. That man is the reporter, not the republican senator the teacher was confronting. Not trying to take away from the importance of the issue, or bravery of the teacher.

  23. I get it we all want them to do "something" but if they don't and the elections come and ya'll do "nothing" then it's on you, you got to vote, stop being lazy and vote it literally takes 5 minutes to register not even 5. So do it. If they ain't doing nothing then you do #something.

  24. If you cared about saving lives you would ban "gun free" zones where every day Citizen cannot carry concealed weapons to defend themselves. You would advise people that Government cannot save you from evil humans. You would advise them to not only buy a gun but get trained and carry whenever possible to protect the ones you love. You would let them know the TRUTH, that self defense is EVERYONES responsibility and that new "laws" do NOTHING. What Criminal or nut-case do you know who follows the Law? Stop fearing the gun, let people take charge of their own defense.

  25. Trumplicans, by parroting Trump's inane and effete talking points, only show that they are not fit to represent the interests of Americans. We need to "flush the toilet" in 2020 by voting for progressives and liberal democrats.

  26. lol 😂 leftists acting like children asking mommy and daddy government to protect them. They don't even realize they are adults and have to responsible for themselves.

  27. I honestly do not believe a specific political party has anything to do with the unfortunate blood shed that has occured on this soil. I believe that ignorance and greed on both sides of the fence has blemished the purpose of the 2nd Amendment. On the unfortunate topic of active shooter drills, these should have already been implemented especially in our poverty strickened neighborhoods. It is sad how now wealthy areas are seeing the reality of the inner city/ boardering neighborhoods of the inner city children and adults. Unfortunately these individuals have to endure such scenarios on a daily basis. I ask, where was your empathy then?

  28. Unless you want to lose the electoral votes, Democrats are going to need to push a different agenda than 'get rid of guns'. Push the Switzerland method, where people have classes and training on weapons. REAL classes. Practice marksmanship. I know that sounds strange but it works. For one thing, instructors are trained to notice the difference in an individual that wants a gun for hunting and protection, and one that seems over-eager to use the gun on others. Switzerland isn't having to sell bulletproof backpacks.
    **Also, note that rarely is one of the mass shooters a man named Bubba that was raised hunting and maintaining his weaponry. You may not like Bubba, You may think that Bubba is a racist. But, Bubba isn't the ones shooting up the school's. And Bubba's love, LOVE talking guns. Get the Bubba's on board with helping with Gun training and maintenance, and Bubba will be your man.
    **I am just a mom from a Red State. But it doesn't matter if every single person on the west coast and over half on the east coast vote Democrat. Unless the Democrats change up their presentation, they will lose the Electoral Votes and Trump will win again.

  29. It's crazy to see so many people begging to be enslaved! It would cost my home town 1 million dollars to provide an armed guard at each school, a prior veteran not some off the street with no experience or training. Evil will always exist people need to realize this. Evil people DO NOT follow rules, what part of that do you not understand?

  30. stop trying to figure out what to do OMG DO SOMETHING YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE TEACHERS AND THE CHILDREN .. i HOPE THEY ALL SUE THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE DEATHS THAT HAVE ALREADY HAPPENED

  31. IT IS NOT MENTAL HEALTH THIS ISSUE IS ABOUT ROUGE SHOOTERS NOBODY IS DOING ANYTHING SO YOUR JOB AND STOP USING TEACHERS TO FIX YOUR PROBLEM THEY ARE NOT TRAINED AT ALL FOR THIS

  32. VOTE HER OUT OF OFFICE SHE CANNOT DO HER JOB AND WE ALL KNOW IF YOU CANNOT DO YOUR JOB…………… YOU GET FIRED

  33. THE RIGHT WING CORPORATE CONgress WILL NOT ALLOW THE DEMOCRATS TO SECURE THE VOTING SYSTEM! WITCH MEAN's THEY ARE PLANING TO TRY AND STEAL THE 2020 ELECTION THE SAME WAY THEY STOLE THE 2016 ELECTION!!!

  34. I liked the comment about Babe Ruth – if I can paraphrase: no bats means no runs … no guns mean no shootings!

  35. Why cant the left understand that constitutional rights are not subject to polls? Find a constitutional solution and I'll back it.

  36. The Republicans will NEVER do something against guns because it is one of their funding sources! They laugh at the stupid people who cry "Do something" and then are aggravated but STILL vote for Republicans because they have been brainwashed into despising Democrats as 'communists, socialists' or whatever. It is one big Dunning-Kruger Effect from beginning till end.

  37. 3:35 "… about mental health being a key issue in most school shootings, which my friends who are psychologists tell me, which is just not accurate. A very small percentage of the shooters have mental health concerns."
    So, we are essentially being told that most school shooters are normal and sane.
    4:53 "And in fact people who have mental health concerns are more apt to be victims of violence instead of perpetrate it."
    So, sane violent individuals seek out the mentally ill. Perhaps even as preferred targets?
    What a load. The other person, Mike Lupica, is a sportswriter who has "the right" opinions and was called in to express them. Another load.

  38. Civil War is lurking in the background. AK-47's and assault weapons are bought and stored. What for? Guess once. Are Americans waiting for the keg to be lit? Americans are brainwashed. Has anyone ever read the Second Amendment.? There is nothing there about gun ownership like today. Government cannot be fought with militia any more. Jeez. How stupid can a population be?

  39. Gun reform is important.All these stories are but do we need to see only this all day.What about Jeffry Epstien he's dead.There is a huge story here affecting America.Why have you guys dropped this story?

  40. Where’s Betsy Devos⁉️
    She was talking about teachers having the guns next, leaving a deranged teacher in position to shoot the kids they don’t Like⁉️⁉️

    And by the Way
    Somebody needs to track down Nancy’s Pelosi’s
    Husband and the roles he is playing with weapons of mass destruction.

    This might be like the PP takes, to keep the Leader and others Quiet in Congress (both Sides)..

    I’m just putting out there, If you’re not Faked, then Do your Research to the core of Who is Actually behind – Drugs and Weapons being distributed, Who are the Key Beings involved

    It’s Pretty Obvious Now
    – that those in Charge, don’t care for the Children – After they Are Born.

  41. I know people are sick of hearing what happened in Australia but after a mass shooting 30 years ago we gave up our weapons. I had guns as I enjoyed marksmanship as a hobby, but I knew we had to band together on this. Their were protests. Some politicians lost their jobs over it. But the government stood strong. Only those in the country got to keep them for animal safety, and only limited capacity rifles. My children are in their 20's and I never once worried that they were going to be shot or stabbed at school. More importantly, THEY never worried that they wouldn't be safe. We can still own guns but there are very thorough background checks. Come on America. Start protesting in the streets. You will never be the land of the free, if you are scared for your life all the time.

  42. Anyone who stands in an environment where there are innocent people and without provocation gun down dozens of people have to have some kind of mental health issue! But the issue is not documented, or clinically reported! Teachers are hired to teach not train students about active shootings! The weak mealy-mouth Republican Party is worthless as a smear of dog S-it on the bottom of Trump's shoe!

  43. This is STUPID. Americans Need to be Adults and Protect Themselves as the US Constitution allows With Guns. It's Not the Governments Job to protect us it is OUR Job and Our Responsibility! If you Stupid People allow our government to break the US Constitution and take away our right to defend ourselves, Only the Criminals will Have Guns and Americans will be in a lot worse shape than they in in Now. The Do Something the government should do is stop trying to take away OUR RIGHT to defend ourselves! Buy a Gun and learn how to use it!

  44. POLITICS & POLICY

    How the Nazis Used Gun Control

    By STEPHEN P. HALBROOK

    December 2, 2013 9:00 AM

    The Weimar Republic’s well-intentioned gun registry became a tool for evil.
    The perennial gun-control debate in America did not begin here. The same arguments for and against were made in the 1920s in the chaos of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which opted for gun registration. Law-abiding persons complied with the law, but the Communists and Nazis committing acts of political violence did not.
    In 1931, Weimar authorities discovered plans for a Nazi takeover in which Jews would be denied food and persons refusing to surrender their guns within 24 hours would be executed. They were written by Werner Best, a future Gestapo official. In reaction to such threats, the government authorized the registration of all firearms and the confiscation thereof, if required for “public safety.” The interior minister warned that the records must not fall into the hands of any extremist group.

    In 1933, the ultimate extremist group, led by Adolf Hitler, seized power and used the records to identify, disarm, and attack political opponents and Jews. Constitutional rights were suspended, and mass searches for and seizures of guns and dissident publications ensued. Police revoked gun licenses of Social Democrats and others who were not “politically reliable.”
    During the five years of repression that followed, society was “cleansed” by the National Socialist regime. Undesirables were placed in camps where labor made them “free,” and normal rights of citizenship were taken from Jews. The Gestapo banned independent gun clubs and arrested their leaders. Gestapo counsel Werner Best issued a directive to the police forbidding issuance of firearm permits to Jews.
    In 1938, Hitler signed a new Gun Control Act. Now that many “enemies of the state” had been removed from society, some restrictions could be slightly liberalized, especially for Nazi Party members. But Jews were prohibited from working in the firearms industry, and .22 caliber hollow-point ammunition was banned.
    The time had come to launch a decisive blow to the Jewish community, to render it defenseless so that its “ill-gotten” property could be redistributed as an entitlement to the German “Volk.” The German Jews were ordered to surrender all their weapons, and the police had the records on all who had registered them. Even those who gave up their weapons voluntarily were turned over to the Gestapo.
    This took place in the weeks before what became known as the Night of the Broken Glass, or Kristallnacht, occurred in November 1938. That the Jews were disarmed before it, minimizing any risk of resistance, is the strongest evidence that the pogrom was planned in advance. An incident was needed to justify unleashing the attack.
    That incident would be the shooting of a German diplomat in Paris by a teenage Polish Jew. Hitler directed propaganda minister Josef Goebbels to orchestrate the Night of the Broken Glass. This massive operation, allegedly conducted as a search for weapons, entailed the ransacking of homes and businesses, and the arson of synagogues.
    SS chief Heinrich Himmler decreed that 20 years be served in a concentration camp by any Jew possessing a firearm. Rusty revolvers and bayonets from the Great War were confiscated from Jewish veterans who had served with distinction. Twenty thousand Jewish men were thrown into concentration camps, and had to pay ransoms to get released.
    The U.S. media covered the above events. And when France fell to Nazi invasion in 1940, the New York Times reported that the French were deprived of rights such as free speech and firearm possession just as the Germans had been. Frenchmen who failed to surrender their firearms within 24 hours were subject to the death penalty.
    POLITICS & POLICY

    How the Nazis Used Gun Control

    By STEPHEN P. HALBROOK

    December 2, 2013 9:00 AM

    The Weimar Republic’s well-intentioned gun registry became a tool for evil.
    The perennial gun-control debate in America did not begin here. The same arguments for and against were made in the 1920s in the chaos of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which opted for gun registration. Law-abiding persons complied with the law, but the Communists and Nazis committing acts of political violence did not.
    In 1931, Weimar authorities discovered plans for a Nazi takeover in which Jews would be denied food and persons refusing to surrender their guns within 24 hours would be executed. They were written by Werner Best, a future Gestapo official. In reaction to such threats, the government authorized the registration of all firearms and the confiscation thereof, if required for “public safety.” The interior minister warned that the records must not fall into the hands of any extremist group.

    In 1933, the ultimate extremist group, led by Adolf Hitler, seized power and used the records to identify, disarm, and attack political opponents and Jews. Constitutional rights were suspended, and mass searches for and seizures of guns and dissident publications ensued. Police revoked gun licenses of Social Democrats and others who were not “politically reliable.”
    During the five years of repression that followed, society was “cleansed” by the National Socialist regime. Undesirables were placed in camps where labor made them “free,” and normal rights of citizenship were taken from Jews. The Gestapo banned independent gun clubs and arrested their leaders. Gestapo counsel Werner Best issued a directive to the police forbidding issuance of firearm permits to Jews.

    In 1938, Hitler signed a new Gun Control Act. Now that many “enemies of the state” had been removed from society, some restrictions could be slightly liberalized, especially for Nazi Party members. But Jews were prohibited from working in the firearms industry, and .22 caliber hollow-point ammunition was banned.
    The time had come to launch a decisive blow to the Jewish community, to render it defenseless so that its “ill-gotten” property could be redistributed as an entitlement to the German “Volk.” The German Jews were ordered to surrender all their weapons, and the police had the records on all who had registered them. Even those who gave up their weapons voluntarily were turned over to the Gestapo.
    This took place in the weeks before what became known as the Night of the Broken Glass, or Kristallnacht, occurred in November 1938. That the Jews were disarmed before it, minimizing any risk of resistance, is the strongest evidence that the pogrom was planned in advance. An incident was needed to justify unleashing the attack.

    That incident would be the shooting of a German diplomat in Paris by a teenage Polish Jew. Hitler directed propaganda minister Josef Goebbels to orchestrate the Night of the Broken Glass. This massive operation, allegedly conducted as a search for weapons, entailed the ransacking of homes and businesses, and the arson of synagogues.
    SS chief Heinrich Himmler decreed that 20 years be served in a concentration camp by any Jew possessing a firearm. Rusty revolvers and bayonets from the Great War were confiscated from Jewish veterans who had served with distinction. Twenty thousand Jewish men were thrown into concentration camps, and had to pay ransoms to get released.
    The U.S. media covered the above events. And when France fell to Nazi invasion in 1940, the New York Times reported that the French were deprived of rights such as free speech and firearm possession just as the Germans had been. Frenchmen who failed to surrender their firearms within 24 hours were subject to the death penalty.

    No wonder that in 1941, just days before the Pearl Harbor attack, Congress reaffirmed Second Amendment rights and prohibited gun registration. In 1968, bills to register guns were debated, with opponents recalling the Nazi experience and supporters denying that the Nazis ever used registration records to confiscate guns. The bills were defeated, as every such proposal has been ever since, including recent “universal background check” bills.
    As in Weimar Germany, some well-meaning people today advocate severe restrictions, including bans and registration, on gun ownership by law-abiding persons. Such proponents are in no sense “Nazis,” any more than were the Weimar officials who promoted similar restrictions. And it would be a travesty to compare today’s situation to the horrors of Nazi Germany.

  45. So much division, when we need unification. This is so sad. Americans should not have to live in fear for their lives or the lives of their children.

  46. CHILDREN HAVE ALL RIGHTS TO BE SAFE !! School should be the most safest places of all!! not mostly feared! TEACHERS SHOULD GET PAID MORE THAN all REPUBLICANS! She is my kind of teacher!!!!! God bless you!!

  47. If the moron does not know the difference between hunting guns and guns for arm forces, then he should not talk about gun laws,period

  48. Yes, I'm never going to vote for a republican again! Listening to this teacher is awe inspiring to say the least. I have said it many times that I have more guns than I should have and even have a Russian AK. I would GLADLY give up every one of it would save one child in school, or anywhere else from having to run and hide or heaven forbid being shot down. Please vote these Inhuman, unfeeling people out of office and put someone in there that will
    "DO SOMETHING"!!?

  49. NRA owns Mitch McConnell, the Grim Reaper.
    The Grim Reaper is murdering Americans.
    The Grim Reaper has been blocking effective legislation for years.
    Look at Malevolent Mitch’s history of blocking progress
    Think of Guantanamo and The Grim Reaper’s role in blocking legislation.

  50. The Babe Ruth analogy is priceless. A reporter should ask president know nothing that one.
    Of course, he has never given a straight answer in his entire life. Besides, it isn't as if he knows who "The Babe" is.

  51. GOP just sticks to the same old same old false narrative. Vote Them out. Save our Country from our White Supremest President and the feckless GOP who are shamefully allowing this disaster to happen. Get rid of Ernst and Grassley and every other NRA funded politician. Thank goodness for people like this teacher who are speaking out. Eliminate “active shooter” from the American vocabulary.

  52. All members of congress need to listen to the majority of the electorate and not to an organisation like the NRA who have lost all credibility.

  53. Here's the deal, there are fatal auto accidents – some on the way to school so, I propose ALL cars be banned from now on.

  54. I don't understand why anyone would say that mass murderers have no mental problems – I don't believe that anyone in his "right mind" could plan and carry out the execution of innocent human beings, whether he uses a gun, a molotov cocktail, a big rig, a box truck, an improvised explosive device, or any other device.

  55. If Sen Ernst is concerned about counsellors, then find more money to hire them. Money for more counsellors; helping identify those students who are at risk of becoming the "angry young men" who become the archetype mass shooter; and assisting in "deprogramming' the anger, isolation and hate that these active shooters seem to have can help as well as regulating the owning and bearing of firearms. As important as universal background checks are, there are other ideas that can be morphed into legislation. Congress needs to quit being so obsessed with doing one thing at a time. Like immigration, infrastructure and healthcare, gun violence needs a holistic approach to resolve it.

  56. Hello people l was never marriaged with the official cherry woman but I not not responsible from divorces from nobody

  57. It's about extremism. With Trump fanning hate, some idiots will become more extreme even with no mental health, so much so that hate will drive idiots with normal mental health to conduct extreme action. Period.

  58. The NRA with a membership of less than 6% of the country is running the country in such an important area of public safety. They defy the 90% of the country that wants sensible gun legislation. And it's not really the membership, most of them want background checks and the safe storage of guns. It's the gun manufacturers who only care about the money. If we can't defeat the policies of the NRA when they are in financial turmoil, when will we ? Your 2nd amendment rights can still remain safe with the elimination of assault weapons, large magazine capacities, and background checks.. Try field dressing a deer after you have shot him with an AR-15.

  59. Is it normal in the USA today to see armed police at every meeting in the public areas ? What does that tell us ? That the country is gripped with fear of mass shootings, terror attacks and other violent behavior ? The Land of the free and the best demacracy the world has ever seen, seems to becoming a 3rd world country. A raving lunatic as president, who sucks up to dictators and murderous thugs like Kim, Putin and the grotesque ruler of Saudi Arabia. He adores them and want to be like them. With his small fingers, orange skin and hair, post order brides, Poppy`s dollars, bankrupsies, hatespeech and clueless children.

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