Chris is broadcasting live all week from the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC. He talks to Jim Gilmore, the President of the Free Congress Foundation, the President of the NRA, David Keene about their efforts to fight restrictive gun ownership laws, and Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel about their tough home opening weekend against Kansas City.
Chris reviews President Obama and Joe Biden’s plan to reduce gun violence and the Eagles hiring of Oregon Head Coach, Chip Kelly. He talks to CSN Philly’s Ray Didinger, Joe Vallee, a contributor to A Snowball’s Chance: Philly Fires Back Against the National Media, and gun rights expert, John Lott.
“Not even the insane people at the NRA can put forward a legitimate explanation” for not limiting assault weapon ownership, Nutter said Friday morning.
Chris analyzes Vice-President Joe Biden’s meeting with the NRA and Walmart and Ed Rendell’s top ten reasons he won’t be the mayor or New York City. He talks to Ben Shapiro about his new book, Bullies, Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece, and Comedian Big Jay Oakerson.
The National Rifle Association and Wal-Mart, the largest gun retailer in the country, are set to meet with Vice President Biden today at the White House; all part of his gun violence task force. This comes a day after the Vice President met with gun control advocates.
There is no lack of opinion on the NRA’s plan from both sides of the debate.
Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that posting armed guards outside schools won’t make classrooms safer or encourage learning; warning against turning schools into armed camps.
The nation’s largest gun-rights lobby called Friday for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer “waiting in the wings.”
In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, it is clear that this nation needs to reform its gun laws and a number of other needs now.
Following the events in Connecticut last Friday, there is a fundamental question that keeps crossing my mind: Why did this have to happen? How many more schools need to be shot up before we act? How many children need to die over a Constitutional Amendment that addressed the right for Americans to possess muskets?
Chris reviews the reaction to Bob Costas asserting that guns are responsible for the murder/suicide committed by Javon Belcher. He also assesses the Republican responses and efforts in the fiscal cliff debate, wonders if Andy Reid will be back next year, and analyzes the impact a minimum wage increase would have on New Jersey businesses.
I-Team reporter Jim Osman went undercover with $40 and asked for a high capacity clip and in a few minutes he walked out with one.
Philadelphia City Council has approved a bill that attempts to close the so-called “Florida Gun Loophole,” though the plan’s sponsors fully expect it to be challenged in court.