Broken Bad - Legislated Evil

  • Aired:  04/18/13
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The Senate is unwilling to infringe upon Constitutional freedoms through the power of legislation, except when it wants to. (6:24)

WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY

NEW MAGAZINE "GUNS & ADDRESSES"?

( LAUGHTER )

LOOK, AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH

THAT PROVISION, IT TURNS OUT THE

ONLY AMENDMENT WE'VE WITHIN ABLE

TO CONTRADICT IS OF IN THE

POST-NEWTOWN WORLD IS THE FIRST.

>> I FIND IT SO INCREDIBLY

IRONIC THAT ITS PROPONENTS

THINKS THESE WEAPONS ARE A

PROBLEM IN THE HANDS OF

LAW-ABIEGD CITIZENS, BUT

APPARENTLY SEE NO PROBLEM WITH

THE SAME WEAPONS BEING

GALORIFIED IN HOLLYWOOD MOVIES

OR VIDEO GAMES, WHERE THE GAME

IS INTERACTIVE, VIOLENT, AND YOU

ARE LITERALLY SHOOTING AT

PEOPLE.

>> Jon: THAT'S ONE, VIDEO

GAMES YOU ARE NOT LITERALLY

SHOOTING AT PEOPLE.

( LAUGHTER )

WHAT YOU'RE SHOOTING IT ISAISE

SERIES OF 0s AND 1s

ORGANIZED INTO A TWO-DIMENSION

STALL REPRESENTATION OF A

THREE-DIMENSIONAL-- I GUESS I'M

NOT CONSIDERING THE REAL-WORLD

CONSEQUENCES OF CHECKING TO SEE

IF SOMEONE BUYING A GUN ON THE

INTERNET IS A CONVICTED FELON

WHO MODERATES A CHARLIE MANSON

MESSAGE BOARD.

"HEY, GUYS, LET'S NOT GET OFF

TOPIC.

YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT 'LIVE

WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL' THAT'S A

DIFFERENT BOARD.

YOU HAVE TO KEEP THE

CONVERSATION HERE MANSON

RELATED."

>> IN MY OPINION, ADOPTING

MANDATORY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR PURELY

PRIVATE TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN LAW

ABIDING CITIZENS PUTS INEXORABLY

ON THE PATH FOR A ITSELF

REGISTRATION.

>> IT IS NOT CURRENTLY PROPOSED

BUT IF THE BILL BEING CONSIDERED

WERE ADOPTED, IT WOULD PUTTOUS

THAT PATH.

>> Jon: WHAT ABOUT THE PATH

WE ARE ACTUALLY ON NOW?

I BELIEVE IT'S AT THE CORNER OF

CARNAGE ROAD AND BANG-BANG

BOULEVARD.

YOU'RE SAYING WE CAN'T TURN OFF

BECAUSE THE EXIT RAMP MIGHT

MERGE INTO A GOVERNMENT REGISTRY

OFF RAMP THAT COULD, IF YOU GO

FAR ENOUGH DOWN AND ON, I DON'T

KNOW, STALIN AVENUE OR HITLER

WAY, OR WORSE THE L.I.E., WHICH

REALLY, REALLY IS BAD?

BUT NOTHING EMBODIED YESTERDAY'S

CYNICAL EXERCISE IN DISINGENUOUS

DEBATE MORE THAN THIS NEXT LINE

OF ARGUMENT.

>> I BELIEVE WE SHOULD NOT

RESTRICT TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN

LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS, ESPECIALLY

WHEN WE WILL NOT PREVENT SUCH

TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN CRIMINALS.

>> WE OUGHT TO RECOGNIZE THAT WE

CAN'T LEGISLATOR AWAY THE EVIL

THAT IS ABOUT US.

>> PEOPLE WHO STEAL GUNS DO NOT

SUBMIT TO BACKGROUND CHECKS.

>> Jon: RIGHT!

BUT PEOPLE WHO STEAL GUNS DO NOT

SUBMIT TO OUR RULES ABOUT

STEALING.

( LAUGHTER ).

BUT WE STILL HAVE THEM.

( LAUGHTER )

HERE'S WHAT'S SO CRAZY ABOUT

THIS--

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

THE PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY, THE

PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY WHO SPEND

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO GET

ELECTED TO A LEGISLATIVE BODY

KNOWN AS THE SENATE ARE MAKING

THE ARGUMENT THERE'S REALLY NO

POINT IN MAKING LAWS BECAUSE

CRIMINALS ARE JUST GOING TO END

UP BREAKING THEM.

( LAUGHTER ).

HEY, MAN, LET ME ASK YOU A

QUESTION, TO ALL THE PEOPLE IN

THE SENATE--

( APPLAUSE )

"DO YOUR DOORS HAVE LOCKS ON

THEM?"

BECAUSE MY GUESS IS MOST

CRIMINALS DON'T GO, "OHEY,

EVERYBODY.

LOCKED."

( LAUGHTER )

AND YOU KNOW IF THESE SENATORS

WERE CONSISTENT IN THEIR

FUNDAMENTAL ASSERTION THAT EVIL

CANNOT BE LEGISLATORRED AGAINST,

I WOULD DISAGREE WITH THEM BUT I

WOULD NOT HAVE THE SAME DISDAIN

FOR THEM.

THERE ARE SITUATION WHERE'S THE

EXACT SAME PEOPLE ARE MUCH MORE

WILLING TO INFRINGE UPON

CONSTITUTIONAL FREEDOMS THROUGH

THE POWER OF LEGISLATION.

>> WE NEED NEW TECHNIQUES IN THE

WAKE OF 9/11 IN ORDER TO PROTECT

US.

>> IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE

CONTINUE TO GIVE OUR LAW

ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY EVERY TOOL

THEY NEED TO PROTECT AMERICANS.

>> THE AUTHORITY GIVEN TO THE

F.B.I. IS A NECESSARY CHANGE IN

OUR LAWS TO COMBAT THE WAR ON

TERROR.

>> THE CAPABILITIES IT NEEDED TO

DETECT AND DETER TERRORISM

INSIDE OUR BORDERS.

>> IMPORTANT TOOLS USED TO

INVESTIGATE AND PREVENT

TERRORIST ATTACKS.

>> THE PRESIDENT HAS A

RESPONSIBILITY TO USE EVERY

LEGAL MEANS AVAILABLE TO HIM TO

GET INTELLIGENCE THAT HE CAN USE

TO PROTECT AMERICAN LIVES.

>> Jon: I THOUGHT THAT WAS

THE WHOLE POINT.

BUT I GUESS TERROR IS DIFFERENT.

TERRORISM HAS BEEN A MUCH

GREATER THREAT TO AMERICAN

SAFETY OVER ALL THESE YEARS.

>> IN THE LAST 30 YEARS THERE

HAVE BEEN 30,000 TO 40,000 GUN

DEATHS IN THE UNITED STATES PER

PER YEAR.

SINCE 19 BE 70 THERE HAVE BEEN

3400 TERROR FATALITIES.

>> Jon: HOLY.

WELL, THANK GOD FOR CHRIS HAYES

BECAUSE I'M NOT GOOD AT MATH.

I'M SO STUPID I STILL THINK 54

VOTES IS MORE THAN 46.

I'M AN IDIOT.

BUT I'M PRETTY SURE THAT A

MILLION IS MORE THAN 3400.

AND YET TO BATTLE THE EVIL OF

TERROR, WE STARTED TWO WARS,

TORTURED PEOPLE, REORGANIZED

ALMOST THE ENTIRE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT, DISALLOWED THE AIR

TRAFFICKING OF SHA52 AND SHAM PEW AND

CONDITIONER, AND OKAY'D THE

ROBOT SKY KILLING OF AMERICAN

CITIZENS IF WARRANTED BY

SOMEONE.

BECAUSE ONE AMERICAN LIFE LOST

TO TERROR IS ONE TOO MANY.

WHICH I AGREE WITH.

BUT IT SEEMS TO ME WE'LL MOVE

HEAVEN AND EARTH TO DO WHATEVER

IT TAKES TO KEEP WEAPONS FROM

FALLING INTO THE HANDS OF

FOREIGNERS WHO MIGHT KILL OUR

CITIZENS BECAUSE APPARENTLY WE

THINK KILLING OUR CITIZENS IS

OUR JOB.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

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