Outgoing Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., said the recent shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a national tragedy that happened in his state, was different than other acts of violence because the victims were young, and innocent.
"I don't want the hurt, the guilt that people feel now about how we could let this happen to our children dissipate, or get spent in another legislative gridlock," said Lieberman.
"I think if we strengthen our gun laws nationally it would prevent some murders that are occurring now," said the four-term senator. "That's why it's worth doing."
The senator also reflected on how things would have been different if Vice President Al Gore had won the presidency in 2000.
Al Gore "would have really led on climate change," says Lieberman, who was Gore's running mate.
"A Gore-Lieberman administration would have not gotten us into the kind of debt that we got into during the eight years of the Bush-Cheney administration."
For more of this interview, check out this week's Spinners and Winners.