Roundtable II: Tackling Gun Violence

The "This Week" roundtable on gun control measures from the White House.
3:38 | 01/13/13

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week. I'm back with our roundtable calling a little audible and move on to lance armstrong. So much more to talk about with guns. Peggy noonan, you were saying -- warning the president against them. Yeah, two things I'd like to say. One is that people are buying guns like crazy now, not because they're not enough because they're angry, but because i really think they fear their country is falling apart. It's defensive, and it's something that I think we all have to be talking about. There's so much anxiety out in america, and they also fear their government. Second thing I guess connected to that, leave gun control and gun reform issues in the congress of the united states. The president should not be issuing executive orders in this area. It would really be unwise, and it will cause great problems, i would think. George, among other things, I'm a member of the sons of the american revolution, so i obviously support the second amendment, but we do need to take the matter -- we do need to look at this comprehensively and we need to eliminate the loopholes with regard to checks and look at large magazine, ammunition, and, you know, it's hard for me to see how a sportsman needs to go hunting with an assault rifle, okay, but we need to move prudently here. I do agree this is a charged issue and that the president will need to be very, very careful about anything he would try to do. If the president doesn't move quickly, nothing is going tol happen. Right. This is the moment. He has to be seen to be doing something. It is crazy to buy guns now. People are afraid. You know, the reality of life in america, it's safer than it's been in decades. If you walk out of the studio and walk through manhattan, your chance of getting mugged are less than they've been since 1960. I mean this is a -- this is an odd thing, this is a mental state, not about the reality of america. No. Big revelation is we've realized -- I didn't know -- that the nra is no longer about gun owners. It's actually representing the firearms industry, and that's something we've learned so -- because the gun owners are supporting a lot of these proposals coming from vice president biden. 20 seconds left. It's always safe to beg against gun control. The passion and the nra is always there. There's something that may be different this time. Gabby giffords has started. She's going to raise a lot of money. The principal owner of my company, mr. Bloomberg has deep pockets. I am told they will spend a lot of money. You have to wage a campaign, and you have to take on the nra and that could happen this time. And the newtown families are coming out tomorrow with a proposal, as well. Thank you all very much. That was terrific and now we honor our fellow americans who served and sacrificed. This week the pentagon released the name of one soldier killed in afghanistan. And finally "your voice" this week, tina jo evans asks, "george, no updates on robin. Sure do miss that girl. Any idea when she's coming back yet? Robin has been getting stronger every day and passed that 100-day mark from her bone marrow transplant with flying colors and we'll have news about her recovery straight from robin herself live on "gma" tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed. If you have a question, send it in on twitter @gstephanopoulos and paul krugman is sticking around to answer your tweets for this week's web extra. That's all for us. Check out "world news" with david muir tonight and I'll see you tomorrow on "gma."

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