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♪ >>> 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. IM VERY HAPPY TO TELL YOU ONE

IM 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. ITS HARD TO HAVE TO KEEP

ITS HARD TO HAVE TO KEEP BRINGING THIS SUBJECT UP.

BRINGING THIS SUBJECT UP. >> YEAH, ITS HARD, AND WHEN WE

>> YEAH, ITS 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 THATS WHAT YOU

IT SEEMED LIKE THATS 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 SENATORS ANSWER?

SENATORS 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 THATS

AND TORNADO DRILLS AND THATS NOT -- THATS NOT WHAT PEOPLE

NOT -- THATS 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 ITS NOT JUST THE CHILDREN

AND ITS 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, THATS

QUESTION THE OTHER NIGHT, THATS 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 ITS SO

>> WELL, I THINK ITS 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 WERE

OBVIOUSLY, BECAUSE WHAT WERE 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. IVE STUDIED THE LAW.

IVE 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. ITS NOT SLOW FOR WHAT YOURE

ITS NOT SLOW FOR WHAT YOURE DOING.

DOING. ITS NOT SLOW IF YOU TAKE THESE

ITS NOT SLOW IF YOU TAKE THESE TOWN HALLS SERIOUSLY.

TOWN HALLS SERIOUSLY. A LITTLE MORE OF SENATOR

A LITTLE MORE OF SENATOR EARNSTS RESPONSE AFTER YOUR

EARNSTS RESPONSE AFTER YOUR QUESTION.

QUESTION. LETS TAKE A LOOK.

LETS 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 CHILDS

PEOPLE THINK ABOUT A CHILDS RIGHT.

RIGHT. A CHILDS RIGHT TO SIT IN THEIR

A CHILDS 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 THEYRE TRYING TO LEARN IN

WHILE THEYRE 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 ID LIKE TO BELIEVE THAT

AND ID 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.

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