Lindsey Graham: Here is why red flag laws work

Lindsey Graham: Here is why red flag laws work

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♪ ♪>>Shannon: AS WE TOLD YOU EARLIER THE WEEKENDS MASS SHOOTINGS HAS RENEWED CALLS FOR GUN LEGISLATION. PRESIDENT TRUMP TALKED ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE THIS MORNING. LET’S DISCUSS THAT WITH A KEY MEMBER OF CONGRESS. LINDSEY GRAHAM, CHAIR OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE JOINS US FROM GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA. WELCOME SENATOR.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. I AM HERE AT THE G.O.P.>>Shannon: WE WILL TRY TO DO THAT WITH YOU. I WANT TO GET YOUR REACTION TO THE WEEKENDS EVENTS AND OF COURSE AS PREDICTABLE PLENTY OF REACTION ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE.>>NUMBER ONE THE PEOPLE, IT’S A SLICK AND SENSELESS CRIME AND THERE IS A COMMON PATTERN IN MANY OF THESE CASES AND PEOPLE ARE DISTURBED AND THEY TAKE THE LAW ON THEIR OWN HANDS AND THEY ACT OUT AND IT’S TIME FOR US TO CALL — CALL THE PRESIDENT NAMES WILL NOT SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. I AM LOOKING FOR A DEMOCRAT WHO WORKED WITH AND NOT TO INSULT. I’M HOPING I CAN FIND SOME DEMOCRATS THAT WILL WORK WITH ME STARTING WITH THE IDEA OF RED FLAG LAWS. I THINK THESE ORDERS HAVE A LOT OF HOPE TO SOLVE SOME OF THESE CASES.>>Shannon: I WANT TO PUT UP A MAP NOW, THERE ARE NUMBER OF STATES THAT HAVE DONE THIS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. OF COURSE THERE ARE ALWAYS CONCERNS ABOUT DUE PROCESS. RIGHTS COULD BE VIOLATED BEFORE PEOPLE HAVE A CHANCE TO MAKE THEIR SIDE OF THE CASE. HOW DO YOU THREAD THE NEEDLE?>>INDIANA WAS ONE OF THE FIRST STATES TO DO THIS. HERE’S WHAT WE DO. THIS WILL NOT BE A FEDERAL LAW, A GRANT PROGRAM AND TO GET THE FEDERAL GRANTS YOU HAVE TO HAVE DUE PROCESS. THERE HAS TO BE AN IMMINENT THREAT OF HARM TO ONESELF OR TO OTHERS BEFORE THE POLICE AND YOU CAN ONLY BE THE POLICE, YOU HAVE A HEARING. YOU HAVE TO HAVE MORE LIKELY THAN NOT STANDARD, THERE IS AN IMMINENT THREAT. SEVEN DAYS LATER YOU HAVE A FULL-BLOWN HEARING, CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE WHERE THE GUN OWNER CAN DEFEND THEMSELVES AND THEY HAVE TO PROVE BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE THAT THE PERSON IS DISTURBED OR DANGER TO THEMSELVES OR OTHERS AND IF THAT IS MET THEY CAN SEIZE THE GUNS AND GIVE THE PERSON THE HELP THEY NEED. AND PARKLAND, FLORIDA, 42 VISITS BY THE COPS AND NO WAY TO STOP HIM. HE DID EVERYTHING BUT TAKE AN AD OUT IN THE PAPER SAYING I WILL KILL PEOPLE, I WANT TO ENCOURAGE THESE LAWS AND THAT IS THE PRESIDENT’S GOAL.>>Shannon: HE TALKED ABOUT THAT TODAY, TRYING TO UNIFY AND MAKE THIS NOT A PARTISAN ISSUE. THAT HAS BEEN REALLY TOUGH TO DO. I WANT TO PLAY SOMETHING FROM THE FORMER DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMAN TALKING ABOUT THE DISCUSSION WITHIN THE CONTEXT AND HE SAID IT’S A DOMESTIC ISSUE WE HAVE TO LOOK AT AND HE IS NOT BUYING WITH THE PRESIDENT WAS SELLING TODAY.>>WE NEED A WAR, A WAR ON TERRORISM HERE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO ERADICATE. THE FIRST THING WE NEED TO DO IS THE PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES HAS TO STOP. THEY HAVE TO STOP IGNITING THE FLAMES OF HATRED AND BIGOTRY AND DIVISION IN THIS COUNTRY. I DON’T BELIEVE ANY OF WHAT YOU SAID TODAY.>>Shannon: WHERE’S THE BIPARTISAN ACT?>>WE ARE GETTING CLOSE WE WILL GO BY THE WHITE HOUSE AND WE TALK TO GOD OWNING GROUPS OF THE COPS AND WE ARE TRYING TO COME UP WITH A SERIOUS SOLUTION TO A SERIOUS PROBLEM. WE ARE TRYING TO EMPOWER POLICE OFFICERS TO DO SOMETHING BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE WITH PLENTY OF DUE PROCESS. WE ARE NOT TRYING TO TAKE ANYBODY’S GUNS AWAY FROM THEM. WE ARE TRYING TO GET THE GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE DANGEROUS YOU MAY KILL THEMSELVES OR SOMEBODY ELSE. WE’RE TRYING TO SHUT DOWN THESE SOCIAL MEDIA SITES AND FIND SOLUTIONS AND FOR THE LAST 24 HOURS IT’S BEEN PRETTY DISAPPOINTING TO HEAR ALL THE RHETORIC DIRECTED AT PRESIDENT TROUT. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT THE PROBLEM HERE. THE CONGRESS HAS BEEN TALKING AND IT’S TIME TO ACT AND IF WE CAN COME UP WITH A PACKAGE THAT HAS PROTECTIONS FOR THE GUN OWNER BUT ALLOWS THE COP TO DO SOMETHING, I HOPE WE CAN GET A VOTE.>>Shannon: I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT SOME FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES. THE PRESIDENT TALKING ABOUT THAT HE CAMPAIGNED ON BRINGING OUR TROOPS HOME FROM A NUMBER OF CONFLICTS AROUND THE WORLD AND HE IS NOT TALKING ABOUT AFGHANISTAN. HERE’S WHAT HE SAID ABOUT BRINGING THOSE FOLKS HOME.>>LEE ABOUT THEIR 19 YEARS. LET’S PUT IT THIS WAY, WE ARE MORE POLICEMEN THAN EVERYTHING ELSE AND THAT’S NOT FOR OUR SOLDIERS. WE COULD WIN THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN AND LESS THAN A WEEK, BUT I’M NOT LOOKING TO KILL A 10 MILLION PEOPLE AND I’M NOT TALKING NUCLEAR.>>Shannon: WHAT ARE YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT BRINGING EVERYONE HOME?>>EVERY COMMANDER OF DOC TO COME OF THE COMMUNITY SAYS THAT AL QAEDA AND ISIS ARE REEMERGING AND IF WE WITHDRAW ALL OF OUR FORCES THEY CAN HIT US IN THE REGION AND HERE AT HOME. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY TOLD PRESIDENT OBAMA. IT’S NOT RIGHT TO LEAVE. IF WE HAD A RESIDUAL FORCE AND I ROCK THERE WOULD BE NO ISIS THEY HAVE NOW MOVED TO AFGHANISTAN. MY IDEA THAT A SMALL FORCE THAT WILL PROTECT THE AMERICAN HOME LAND FROM ANOTHER 9/11, IT’S NOT ME JUST SAYING THAT IT’S THE COMMANDER, PRESIDENT TRAUB HAS DONE A GREAT JOB OF REBUILDING THE MILITARY. WE HAVE OUR FOOT ON THEIR THROATS AND IF WE PULL ALL OF OUR TROOPS OUT IT WOULD BE A MATTER OF TIME TILL THEY REGENERATE. THE GOOD NEWS IS A VERY SMALL COUNTERTERRORISM FORCE IS AN INSURANCE POLICY AGAINST ANOTHER 9/11 AND I HOPE THE PRESIDENT WILL SEE IT THAT WAY AND FOLLOW THE ADVICE OF HIS COMMANDERS AND IF HE GETS IN A DEBATE WITH JOE BIDEN, AREN’T YOU THE GUY THAT GAVE US ISIS? THAT TOLD — WE ARE GETTING OUT? DON’T GO DOWN THE JOE BIDEN BARACK OBAMA ROAD WHEN IT COMES TO AFGHANISTAN. THIS IS WHERE THE WHOLE THING STARTED AND WE HAVE TO GET AFGHANISTAN. THE GOOD NEWS, WITH A FEW THOUSAND COUNTERTERRORISM FORCES WE CAN PROTECT AMERICA FOR A

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