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>> at a fox news alert. as the march for our lives rally begins here in washington d.c., pushing for gun control in the wake of mass school shootings. >> meanwhile, in towns big and small across the country. hundreds of thousands more people are marching this hour, including new york city and parkland, florida where the killing of 17 students and faculty members ignited a movement. ♪ we thank you for joining us, welcome to a special edition of america's news headquarters in washington, i'm elizabeth prann.
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>> the best news is you're back and we'll get into where liz has been. i'm leland vittert in d.c., outside of our studios, there are teachers and students, political activists gathering in what they call a unified demonstration against gun violence and appears by the signs they're against other things as well. student organizationers hope that will force congress into passing comprehensive gun control and improving school safety. the main rally here in d.c., alison barber, just above that very large crowd you see. alis alison, we get that these folks are against a lot of things, n.r.a. signs and the like. is there one unified message that they're for or they're just angry? >> they're calling for a couple of specific different things that they say federal
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legislators can do to make this a better place. and i spoke with one and he felt that often his views have been misrepresented. he says he's not against the second amendment, in fact, his father is a fbi agent. he says what he and other students are here, is demand a world where it's safer for young people and young people can grow up and live. he says specifically they do want to see some specific things, they do want 0 to see federal legislators pass a law to ban the sale of assault weapons. they want to see legislation that would prohibit the sale of magazines and bump stocks. and they want to see loopholes closed. they don't think it's about stripping away gun rights and david says he wants and believes there are multiple voices here and says the main goal for this
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today, in addition to legislative actions is actually just to encourage discussion. he says he thinks it's important for young people to speak out regardless where you fall when it comes to what needs to be done. he thinks at the least everyone should be able to agree that there is too much gun violence in this country and something needs to change. it's not only students here from parkland, florida today, we've spoken to students who are from chicago, who are from right here near d.c. and alexandria, virginia who have been impacted by gun violence. "march for our lives" initially started with a mission statement that said they would focus on school shootings. as we've spoken to people here, the goal expanded, rather than just focusing on violence in schools they want to look at violence all around particularly gun violence that impacts young people. to your question, leland, yes, they are calling for some specific legislative actions here today, but when i talk to people on the ground, they seem to say that their main goal is
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just to encourage conversation. they are demanding specific things. there are a lot of people here who are against the n.r.a. and they're speaking loudly to that effect. a lot of the students have price tags on them $1.50, they say that marks how much marco rubio gets from the n.r.a. and how much marco rubio considers their lives to be worth. some people are angry and some are against a lot of things, but when you boil it down to one goal they hope it will start a conversation and people will pay a little more attention to them. lela leland. leland: we're looking at the signs highlighted on the jumbotron. $1.50, some talk about the math that marco rubio gets from the n.r.a. divided by the number of students in florida how they arrived at that. and as you talk to these folks, bringing in hundreds of people from chicago and around the country ain't cheap. what are people talking about
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how they got to come here. who is funding this? they want you to believe it's student run, but there are big names behind this and big money. >> they say this was organized and created and inspired by students and students have been adamant when they're asked questions about funding that they don't take any money that has any strings attached. they said in a 60 minutes interview with cbs politicians asked them for support and their answer is no, they say this is not about outside groups and they say they are refusing to let themselves be influenced by outside groups even if some try. as far as the money here today, there has been a lot of support from celebrities. you had oprah, george and amal clooney, as well as taylor swift make big donations to the group. oprah i think donated half a million dollars, as did george clooney. and some students when asked about outside parents and groups, ne say we're high school students, we're 17. of course we have to have some help, but maintain regardless of the help they have, this is
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their opinion, their viewers and something they are determined to move forward with and that they're not being influenced by outside groups or outside factors. leland: they certainly haven't been shy in sharing their sharing their views and thoughts. as the program gets started. sow our viewers understand as the more prominent speakers step up we'll take their remarks live. the music is starting and we'll let you get back to reporting and check with you in a couple of minutes. liz. >> let's continue our coverage, as you know we're expecting hundreds of thousands to be in the district. and griff jenkins live on the ground at the march, griff, you are located at john marshall park, so right off pennsylvania avenue. what can you tell us about what you're hearing from protesters. >> welcome back. and as leland said, it's voices of teenagers, taking center stage in a town used to marches and activism. i have two strong voices,
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they're from kentucky. the dupont high school. lucy, why are you here? >> we're here because there was a shooting in a neighboring county, marshall county high school, which is so close to home where two students were killed. >> and cameron? what do you hope to accomplish by being here. >> i think that the students here just want to make a message to legislators, we are not going to stop with this movement until we have stricter background checks and until in my home state of kentucky you can't just buy a gun at a gun show and give it to a child or anyone you want and it's so easy until that changes we will not stop in this movement. >> lucy, one of your sisters is -- one of yours is a message for mitch mcconnell. >> i have a message for mitch mcconnell. we need to hold our representatives accountable when
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it's not the way we want represented. he should be caring about the lives of the people he's representing and the government is supposed to be by the people for the people, but he's not making it for the people and we're going to be able to vote soon, if he doesn't change how he's acting he might not be in a position of power anymore. >> cameron, you're 18 and you can vote for the first time. senator majority leader mcconnell passed one that strengthened background checks. is that enough for you? >> i think that's great and helpful, but honestly, i think that until we have laws that make it so that you-- in my hometown of kentucky you don't have to change the title on a gun when you give it to someone else or sell it to someone else, you can buy it in a parking lot. so, no, i don't think that that's enough. >> let me ask you, lucy, you guys were carrying when i found you in the crowd. no n.r.a. money. we see a lot of n.r.a. stuff out here. what's your message to the n.r.a.? >> i think that a lot of people are using their power for things
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that are unjust when it comes down to it. lives mean a lot more than money and sometimes you need to sacrifice your money in order to do what's right and i think that they need to realize if they want to be on the right side of history then they need to ep help us out a little bit and save lives of students and teachers. >> liz talked about how the students got here. how did you get here? >> drove in louisville kentucky in a carivan of four mini-vans and msnbc came along on covered our journey. >> really? >> yes, which is incredible and it was totally worth driving. >> we're running out of time and do you guys have a message for the president that you want him to hear? >> i think i just want him to know that we're watching, that you may not think that we have a voice and that we don't know what's going on because we're lazy teenagers that just pay attention to our phones too
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much, but this is an issue that we care about and that we're listening and we're going to make sure that you do something, we're not asking for action, we are demanding action. you're supposed to be representing us, you're supposed to be helping us not being self-centered. >> lucy and cameron, thank you very much. we'll let you get to the march. >> liz and leland, we'll give it back to you. >> thank you, griff ken gi jenkins. t "march for our lives" rally begins now. some of them and kids are as young as 11 and speaking today. we heard griff speak to some young women there, but they are poignant when they speak and have a message today. >> they certainly have a message as we watch the beginning of some of the musical purchaseses, we talked about a number of celebrities are there. andra day with the cardinal school choir singing now as everything begins. they're on the stage in
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washington. and you wonder, as you watch this, everyone seems to be angry and united against gun violence and agreed, it's difficult to find anyone who is for more gun violence, everybody typically agrees that that's something that needs to end. the debate how to end it is a lot more complicated. noteworthy part of the manifesto that "march for our lives" put out, talking about demands. one is ban accessories that simulate automatic weapons, aka bump p stocks. that's something that the white house has already done in terms of fixing background checks and trying to close loopholes. the white house will tell you that that's something that they've already done as well, with the latest omnibus funding bill, trying to begin to close the crack that things have fallen through. speaking of the white house, president trump is not in washington right now, he's down in palm beach spending the
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weekend at mar-a-lago and then at one of his clubs nearby. that's where we find our kevin cork travelling with the president. kevin, any word from the white house in terms of how the president's monitoring this, how they're looking at this march and responding to it? >> good afternoon to you, my friend. listen, as you probably know from your time down here with the president, you don't get to see public events generally speaking, he may hit the links, we're not sure. as you aptally pointed out what is happening from washington is not far from the hearts and minds of those in the white house and speaking of those in south florida. i have a statement i'd like to share, these coming from waters, from the white house, saying that we applaud the many courageous young americans exercising their first amendment rights today. it goes on to say, keeping our children safe is a top priority of the president which is why he urged congress to pass the fix
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nics and sign them into law. i think you'll find this important, additionally on friday, the department of justice issued a rule to ban bump stocks that turn legal weapons into illegal machine guns. now, this has been a very busy couple of days over at the white house, obviously. we've talked a great deal, my friend not just about this particular march upcoming, but staff changes and of course the ominous bill, 1.3 trillion dollars that gets things done for the next six months. and a lot of talk has to do with what's happening with the military, but the president said despite that positive aspect of this massive bill, this is the last time he's going to sign one like it. >> look at a veto. i look very seriously at the veto. i was thinking about doing the veto, but because of the incredible gains that we've been able to make for the military, that overrode any of our
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thinking. >> now, while the military obviously will get a much-needed boost, there's little doubt there are a number of people who voted for the president who were somewhat disappointing the wall funding came in at 1.6 billion. and we'll have this conversation in october and there will be plenty of opportunity to get more funding for the wall. 500 million for planned parenthood raising a number of hi high-- eyebrows and we'll see how that plays out in the fall. this is temporary. we have been talking about major policy shift. not a big shift in this one. transgender person who require or have undergone gender transition cannot serve in the u.s. military and those that are currently serving have very specific opportunities that they can take part in. i can share this from the dnc, they say this decision is an
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insult to brave trance gender service members and they say that discrimination is not a national security strategy. i should give you a number i think you'll find interesting. about 5,000 according to most estimates members in the service that are transgender, that's out of some two million active and reserve troops, so you're talking about a very, very small number of people all things considered. but, again, that's an issue that's getting a lot of talk this coming week. in the meantime, we're in south florida, should we hear from the president or see him, we'll get back to you, so far, my friend. leland: no tweets from mar-a-lago here. kevin, enjoy the weather down there, better than up here and we'll check with you again. >> for more insight let's bring in the white house columnist for "the hill" newspaper. thank you for joining us. the white house put out that
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statement and we'll check the president's twitter feed in case he responds to hundreds of thousands at the district. your thoughts on the white house statement. >> i thought it was justifiable that the white house applauded the students. whether they agree with their position or not, it's a moving thing to see. i was coming into your studio in washington, young people streaming down the streets to make their point, peacefully, civilly, that's what democracy is all about, that's what america is all about so i thought it was quite appropriate for the white house to congratulate them on exercising their first amendment rights. >> with that being said, what can the administration, if anything, what can they do? at this point a lot of these students are saying, they want their lawmakers to listen. so, yes, the administration said we've done our part and urged lawmakers to pos pass the extended background checks in the omnibus bill. but i'm curious the message to
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lawmakers today. >> obviously gun control measures generally, are divisive in congress and it's difficult to get action. now, you've alluded to the measures in the ominous bill pertaining to background checks and things of that nature. i think it's very possible that that will actually rejuice the urgency of any other measures, although i'm not sure we'll see anything else. >> we've seen, obviously, this sort of debate, we've seen it on the hill for years and years and after we see one of these devastating mass shootings. i'm sort of curious something that administrations in the past have also faced so people can put their finger-- point the finger at the president, but it's not like we haven't seen this before. >> obviously, back in 2012 in the wake of the sandy hook mass shooting, president obama made a strong push for gun control measures and have got nowhere. it's not particularly unusual this that respect.
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the history of congress not taking action is very long at this point. actually, to give president trump his due, even something like the ban on bump stocks is something that, you know, obviously we haven't seen before so there's that measure, there is the support for the so-called fix nics bill, as part of the omnibus. sure, there is some action being taken and even though most of the people marching today would argue that's not the position. >> we only have time for one more question, but i want to ask you because we heard from some students earlier who said, listen, we can't vote yet, but we want the president to hear us and see us. do you think it's effective? do you think we will hear from him today? >> i'm not sure whether we shall hear from him, but i think it's effective in the broader sense. yes, a march like this doesn't change anything at the flick of a pen or flick of a switch, but it does suggest that there is a kind of sea change going on.
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we're seeing polls showing higher support for gun control and the students will vote in a few years if they're not doing so now. this is a display of potential political muscle for sure. >> thank you for joining us. we appreciate your input. we'll watch the events unfold. >> live about ikts-- live pictures from washington. you can see that up pennsylvania avenue. the crowd has been here in washington and there are crowds around the country in new york city among others. bryan llenas on the streets of new york city as folks march there as well. hi, bryan. >> hi, leland, well, there are tens of thousands of people here since this morning and marching through midtown new york city. we'll have the latest from one of the bigger "march for our lives" marches here in the big apple next.
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last month's shooting, and you can see screen left, live pictures from washington where the main "march for our lives" event is happening. and matt is down in florida today and joins us with more. i can imagine, matt, the emotion is still extraordinarily raw? >> leland, you can still feel the pain and suffering just steps away from stoneman douglas high school, a very large crowd of 10,000 or more. you can only imagine the stories in the crowd, parents counting their blessings their children are alive or others who hid as teachers and students were around them. and they want a ban on ar-15 assault rifles and a push to get people to register to vote and want every person who register to get 17 others to register. speaker want an impact on elections, with a ban on assault weapons and closing loopholes. while the theme today is enough
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is enough, there's anti-n.r.a. and anti-republican theme here and posters with sentiment that suggest that. and fox news led investigating on the ground, there were apparent terrible failures by the broward county sheriff's decents, to form a perimeter. and a deputy told fox news there was a terrible failure and learned that the stoneman douglas staff notified, that they wanted nikolas cruz committed involuntarily and the displaced resource officer seen on tape not rushing inside. it's a rally to ban guns. and reporting there were numerous measures that could have been taken to reduce or eliminate the loss of live.
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back to you. leland: you bring up an important point. you did yeoman's work in breaking some stories there down in parkland about what happened in the minutes after the shooting and obviously what happened before the shooting as well. are people in their demands talking about any of their failures or is their anger solely focused on taking people's guns away and/or more gun control? is there any thought and a nod to what actually happened in parkland? >> here at the rally, there was at least one student who made mention of some of the failures, but i can tell you that i've heard from countless law enforcement sources, many high ranking, who feel they failed this community and last night we're seeing posters and they bought up broward county cowards
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instead of sheriffs and-- >> and matt, we'll check back with you throughout the day as we continue to watch the events here in washington. what you're hearing, perhaps low on your television set is some of the music that's playing at a number of these events as we put up live pictures, whether in washington or new york, or down in florida. you can probably hear some of the speakers there on the loud speakers. you're looking up pennsylvania avenue, for those of you who have been to washington, towards the white house. elizabeth: you bring up a good point. there are hundreds, i think 800 sister rallies planned not just in the u.s., but around the globe. new york city is another city where rallies are taking place today. our own bryan llenas joins us live on the ground. hi, bryan. >> hi, elizabeth. well, this rally here in new york city, probably going to be one of the biggest nationwide. tens of thousands of people marching up on central park west marching through sixth avenue up
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into midtown. this is from about 66 -- 62nd to 45th. there were people speaking not just from parkland, but from sandy hook elementary. the parkland student, megan vaughaner, in math class talking how upset she was and almost blacked out from how incredibly scary that situation was in the school and she just said, enough is enough, that she knew that it was too late then to change things, but now it's not too late and she wants things to get done before there is another incident. we had gina's grandmother, reading a letter from her father. she was in color guard and she obviously died and read the letter written by the father and spoke about how florida was a big first step and wishes other
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states would start enacting changes if those changes can't be done in washington d.c. take a listen to some of the young people we spoke to here earlier today. >> we don't do anything, it's not going to go away and the same problems are going to happen for our kids and their kids and it's going to keep continuing if we don't make a change. >> we want the action to never happen ever again 'cause like we need to ban guns, they're not right. >> obviously, lots of people here, 16-year-old that you first heard there came from albany, that's what we've been seeing from all around. people from all over. the and bob kraft, the owner of patriots, had their plane from fort lauderdale and brought many survivors and families from marjorie stoneman douglas up to washington d.c. to the big march there. and support from all over including the new england
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patriots. elizabeth: bryan, thank you so much. you mentioned sandy hook parents were there and there were some connecticut state laws that were changed after that shooting so you wonder if some of the messaging coming from that rally will resonate with some lawmakers here. leland: state law has changed in florida within weeks of the shooting and state laws and frankly the n.r.a. wasn't that happy about despite the fact it was a republican governor who championed them. live pictures from washington, "march for our lives" rally continues. and we take a look around the country. a live view of demonstrators in chicago who have gathered there. it looks pretty chilly in the windy city. our peter doocy is on the ground with marchers here in washington as the largest of the rallies continue here. hi, peter. >> leland, there are so many people here that it's impossible to get a good view of the stage, but as you can see, they're still coming towards pennsylvania avenue. we will have a live report right after this. hey! we didn't have a homeowners claim last year
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>> this is a fox news alert. as you know, we're covering a number of rallies across the country and across the globe. you're looking at live pictures, that's here in washington d.c., pennsylvania avenue. as you know, houston, chicago, new york city, all seeing hundreds of thousands of people descend upon the streets. they're protesting for a number of issues, but most obviously the march for our lives rally. it's become somewhat of an anti-gun rally. i want to check with peter doocy on the ground here in d.c. with the very latest. hi peter. >> and liz, "march for our lives" is, from what we've been seeing, a march against of the n.r.a. and against republican lawmakers and against president trump. you can see there are still a ton of people coming, even though there really is no way to get close to the stage.
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from what we have seen from our perch here on the national mall, there are a lot of teachers' groups, there's a combination of professional signs, there are some homemade signs. elizabeth: okay. it looks-- >> a lot of this. there are groups that come kind of a few dozen people at a time, a school group or a group of friends or an organization of nurses like we have right here. and they chant and they march on their own to try to get up to the rally where there are tens of thousands of people. we're a little bit far back so we can transmit, but you can see that it's very, very organized, once you get up to the stage. it's a lot looser on the outskirts of the national mall and people are still coming. liz. elizabeth: all right. peter doocy there with the latest.
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you can see leland, that people are continuing to come and it's right around noon, and this is a look if i'm not mistaken, that's the stage on pennsylvania avenue. leland: that's a stage. the reason that peter doocy's signal is broken up, the signal is based on cell phone and the crowds have overwhelmed the cell phone capacity. they've brought in additional cell towers like they do for inaugurations and you get enough people tweeting and instagram and snap chat as they've grown on social media and they overwhelm the signal and you understand why we get the breakup. we're taking a live look at the stage, with up of the musical acts. we bring in kyle and he's an
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outspoken second moment proponent amid students call for gun control: not surprising you weren't invited to speak even though fair to say you're as against gun violence as anybody on the street. >> i think the american people have shown that they want to end school violence in general. i think every lawmaker and politician i talked to said they don't want to see this happen to any individual. leland: you met with the president before the signing of the recent bill that the white house put out a statement about as well. give us your sense of how he looks at your fellow students' calls for quote, unquote, more gun control. >> look, i think first of all what happened with david hung hanging up on the president's office was just immature and paints a bad light on our entire generation. and as not understanding that the president has so much power
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and he-- the issue was that you have to respect the presidency and getting stuff done and the president understood that the way that they were going about it was wrong and i really think that he does care about stopping school violence with the stop the school violence act into law. leland: david, one of the speakers and organizers and outspoken folks who is participating here today. liz. you talked about it earlier with peter doocy as well, about how many people are against a lot of things, but don't have a lot of solutions. elizabeth: well, you've mentioned that kyle wasn't going to be on stage and another person who is not going to be on stage is andrew pollack and he lost his teenage daughter and a short video online. he said it's great for students to be gathering, but are we specifically talking about school safety? when we see the students say we need to ban assault rifles-- assault weapons, what does that mean? is there a cohesive message that they're coming together and saying, this is a feasible
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solution to the problem that we have? >> i was in the march itself and i was talking with individuals marching and they truly don't know they're marching for. they think they're marching to ban school violence, but the biggest is to ban assault weapons. and the marchers don't understand all the facts they're talking about. marching is great and activism in raising awareness for the issue, if you don't know what they're marching for, that's a usual. leland: they want to march for school funding and manifesto, and on the march ground, a lot of things they're for and a whole lot they're against among those the n.r.a. i want to ask you, what lessons did you learn from the success in florida in the wake of the parkland shooting of passing legislation that frankly the n.r.a. wasn't happy about and rick scott put his political skin on the line for? >> i learned that fear is a
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strong motivator for politicians and causes them to do things they should not have done on would not have done lodgely. raising the age to 21, no reason to do so. putting pressure on politicians albeit not good pressure. you wonder if a lesson was learned by the anti-gun lobby and student groups in florida trying to translate in washington and seems like they're trying to bring some of the same tactics. and kyle, appreciate you being here, and stick around during our coverage next hour, we'll bring you back for more. elizabeth: you're taking a live look, this is the "march for our lives" rally in washington d.c. this is a live look at pennsylvania avenue. we'll have continuing coverage of the rallies not just here in the districts, but across the nation. stay close. >> this is making impact. it's not over after this. there's going to be more that's happening and we're going to
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live pictures from chicago as march for our lives rallies continue around the country and we're also getting shots from our affiliate as well as people
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are braving the cold and packing the bridges in boston. a little perspective we bring in alabama radio host wade smith, on your radio dial and everywhere on the worldwide web. wade, nice to see you. appreciate you being with us on a saturday to talk about this. what's the next ten words of this? everybody is against gun violence. no one wants to see kids shot in schools. everyone can agree on that. where do you take reasonable people and come together with trying to actually have results that meet those ends? >> well, to listeners down here, is that gun control is not the answer. gun control doesn't solve these issues and the fact that compromise to these people is anti-n.r.a. and anti-republican rallies, it's not compromise, and it's not the answer. leland: you say it's not the answer. for folks in alabama, folks across the south, what do they
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view as an acceptable answer that can solve what is certainly to many a real fear? >> the people in alabama and the ones that i have talked to on a daily basis, whether it's on the air or through the phones, have said that no one wants to talk about the hard answer here. the easy answer is going after things like guns. the hard answer is going after things like we have a problem with our people, we have a problem with our communities. we have a problem with parents not parenting, with teachers not teaching, with administrators not administrating. we have to take care of what we can handle on a daily basis. instead of going after the low hanging fruit, let's go after guns, increase age to 21. so many things we can increase age 21 to, if guns are the problems. elizabeth: this is elizabeth and ask you a quick question if i could. you talk about these solutions and taking this personal responsibility and sort of passing it on to the next
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generation. if parents aren't going to do it, is it up to the states and communities? if so, how do you motivate states and communities to do something like create more awareness? >> if parent aren't going to do it we've failed as a society and we're going to fail as a world anyway. if we're relying on the state government and federal government to legislate our kids, we're in a world of hurt when it comes to the future. i don't know what the answer is as far as letting the states and federal government doing it. i'm not in favor of making more regulations because our parents can't handle disciplining their own children. that's what schools are for when the parents can't do it and when schools can't handle it and the community can't handle it, it's going to fail and our kids are going to be in a bad, bad place in 15 or 20 years. elizabeth: thank you for joining us. you obviously speak with folks all day long and it's interesting to hear your perspective. thank you so much, sir. appreciate it. >> thank you. elizabeth: coming up, we are going to head down south and take you to atlanta where they're holding a march there
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and jonathan serrie has that. >> hi, elizabeth. thousands of people marching through the streets of downtown atlanta. we'll have a live report coming up. (vo) make her day with
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>> you are taking a live look
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at downtown atlanta. just one of the many cities across the nation that are holding these "march for our lives" rallies. our own jonathan serrie has the latest. hi, jonathan. >> hey, elizabeth. the march began almost an hour ago. we can see that demonstrators are still marching through the streets of downtown atlanta. right now we're across the street from centennial olympic park. there are thousands of people participating in this rally calling for gun legislation to what they-- what they're calling common sense gun legislation. i talked to several participants on why they're marching. let's give it a listen. >> i'm here because the shooting happened at my former high school in my hometown. so, when something hits close to home, you know, you just kind of, you say your thoughts and prayers and don't do anything, but this time it hit home and i knew i had to take action. >> we're calling on our elected officials. we're calling on our fellow community members to work hard to make sure that gun violence
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in the future is prevented for something like what happened at marjory stoneman did you go blast high school doesn't happen again. >> some second amendment advocates say while they're sensitive to the victims of the victims in parkland, florida, they believe the marches are placing too much emphasis on gun control and not enough on efforts to improve mental health which they say would be more effective in promoting safety. both sides exercising first amendment rights. you see those calling for what they're calling for common sense gun legislation marching through the streets of downtown atlanta, marching all the way to the state capital for a rally unfolding here in downtown atlanta. elizabeth, back to you. elizabeth: all right, jonathan serrie with the latest. atlanta just one of the many cities across the nation hosting a rally today, leland. leland: big crowds in atlanta, we've seen them in chicago and largest here in washington. for those of you who know the city, you're looking up
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pennsylvania avenue from the stage near the capitol all the way up towards the white house. and that is a couple of blocks, if not more deep of crowds. our peter doocy was on the ground earlier, saying they had to move back in order just to be able to move around. our alison barber next to the stage as the rally continues. >> hi, leland. thousands of people, many of them students from places like chicago and florida are here in the shadow of the u.s. capitol, demanding change. we'll tell you who is speaking and what they're saying in just a minute.
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leland: massive crowds here in washington along pennsylvania avenue calling on the government to protect the country they say from gun violence, thousands of folks, many teenagers coming out for what is being called the march for our lives rally here in washington, pushing forward gun control, they say in the wake of continued mass school shootings. liz: meanwhile cities across the country thousands of people are marching this hour. ♪ ♪
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>> welcome to a very special busy of edition of america's news headquarters. leland: great to be with you at home, leland vittert as we welcome affiliate coverage as well. you can see now looking up pennsylvania avenue some of the massive crowds that have come out, it is clear what these people are against, gun violence, it's clear that folks that they don't like the nra and we have also seen folks that are angry with the republican party, their solutions, though, have a lot more questions than answers and we have been talking about that not only with some of the participants, some of the folks that haven't been invited and congressmen as well. >> yeah, we talk about a lot of the students taking stage some as young as 11, as we talk about gun reforms, yes, we do hear the voices that are for gun reform but a specific solution, a
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cohesive message is something that we are looking for in the cities across the nations but obviously like you said, there's hundreds of thousands here in washington and hundreds of thousands in new york city and atlanta on the west coast, so certainly a lot of folks out and about today. leland: yeah, march for lives group has own manifesto as you can see, one of the speakers taking the stage there. they have their manifesto, then you the gun laws that have already changed in florida, we will talk about that with the congressman from florida before that, we check with ellison barber who is above the crowd right now. ellison, it seems there's people not only from florida, the latest place of school violence, but sort of expanded now beyond florida to people who have been affected by violence in chicago and kids who have had their own experiences around the country. >> yeah, that's right, a lot of different students here, we spoke to some that have come from california, some have come from chicago and, of course, the main group, the main group organizers are from stoneman
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douglas high school but there also was one of the siblings of sandy hook victim, his sister vickie soto was first-grade teacher shot and killed at sandy hook. a lot of different people that have been impacted by gun violence but say that all stories all matter and stories go to bigger issue where they live in the world where children in particular are not safe right now and they say that things need to change. this particular march that we are standing one clock, you can -- block, you can see thousands of people, this is one march, they say there are 800 sibling marchs in the country as well as around the world. some places as far as must-muban india. they want this to encourage about gun violence and calling for more as to federal legislation.
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they want to see dc lawmakers pass an assault weapon's ban, they want to see them prohibit the sale of high-capacity magazines and recent actions with bump stocks is included in that and that's something that they support. they also want to see loopholes and background checks, they are adamant they are not about stripping away rights, i spoke with david hog not long ago, he was angry, his views have often been misrepresented in regards to this, he said, again, reiterated more than once that he does not want to do away with the second amendment but feel like more can be be done to ensure children in particular are kept safe and don't have to worry about walking down the street in chicago or walking into their classrooms in florida. he said his dad is an fbi agent, again, he as well the other students no matter where they are from, main message is that they are feel to make sure more kids have the chance to live full lives and grow up.
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when the marchs began, they read all 17 names of the people killed in stoneman douglas high school. he ended on nicholas, today is his birth and through tears they were here for 17 people and wished nicholas a happy birthday. 2017 study from the american academy of pediatics, included research by cdc as well as researchers of the university at texas at austin, firearm related deaths are the third leading cause of deaths overall among u.s. children, aged 1 to 17. i asked some of the students that were here, leland. when you first started the mission statement for this march, was specifically focused on mass shootings and particularly school shootings, i asked them as they learned more, proguessed if their mission had changed and they said, yes, as
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they stood next to students from chicago and from other places, they said they feel the mission while the school shootings are important enough, they are focused on, they feel there's bigger issue when it comes to gun violence and want this march to focus on all of it. starts with federal legislations, the big one assault weapon's ban but they feel this is step in bigger discussion and that the gun violence they are talking about is not solely what we saw in parkland, florida. leland. leland: great perspective in terms of how this march and in terms of thousand speaker from the massed shootings advocacy now into a broader issue of violence. zian kelly, the man on the stage, twin brother was shot and killed in a robbery in washington, d.c., a very different no less tragic way to lose a family member than in a mass shooting in the way that it happened in parkland. speaking of the speakers,
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parkland survivor david hog, one of the most outspoken gun control proponents would be taking the stage in a minute. we will hear from him in a minute and somebody who is not invite today speak on stage, we will bring kyle, prosecond amendment survivor of this shooting. go back to what matt was talking about, the rally here in washington, there's also a rally at your high school today, parkland, where despite the fact that there were so many major failures there's in parkland, we are not hearing about that. we are not hearing about those as solutions, we are hearing solely about gun control as a solution and with that, somebody who will talk about just that issue is david hog who is taking the stage now. >> the corruption shackles the
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district of colombia. the winter is over, the change is here, the sunshines on a new day and the day is out. for the first time voters show up 18% of the time in midterm elections, not anymore. [cheers and applause] >> now, who here is going to vote in the 2018 election? [cheers and applause] >> if you listen real close, you can hear the people in power shaking. [cheers and applause] >> they've gotten used to be protective of their position of safety of inaction, inaction is no longer safe and to that we say, no more. [cheers and applause] >> 96 people, 96 people die every day from guns in our country yet most representatives have no public stance on guns and to that, we say, no more!
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we are going to make this a voting issue. we are going to make -- take this to every election, to every state and every city, we are going to make sure the best people get in our elections to run, not as politicians but as americans. [cheers and applause] >> because this is not cutting it. [cheers and applause] >> when people try to suppress our vote and there are people who stand against you because you are too young, we say, no more! when politicians say that, your voice doesn't matter because the nra owns them. we say no more! when politicians send thoughts and prayers with no action, we say, no more! and to those politicians oh are supported by the nra that allowed the continue slaughtered of children and our future i say
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get your resumes ready. [cheers and applause] >> today is the beginning of spring and tomorrow is the beginning of democracy. [cheers and applause] >> now it's the time to come together not as democrats, not as republicans but as americans. [cheers and applause] >> americans of same flesh and blood that care about one thing only and that's the future of this country and the children that are going to lead it. [cheers and applause] >> now, they will try to separate us in demographics, they will try to separate us by religion u race, congressional district and class, they will fail. [cheers and applause] >> we will come together. we will get rid of public servants that only serve the gun lobby and we will save lives. you are those heros.
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[cheers and applause] >> lastly, let's put the usa over the nra. [cheers and applause] >> this is the start of the spring and the blossoming of our democracy. so let's take this to local legislators and let's take this to midterm applications because without persistence heat, without the persistence of voters in americans everywhere to get out to every election, democracy cannot flourish but it can and it will, i say to those politicians that say change will not come, i say we will not stop until every man, every woman, every child and every american can live without fear of gun violence and to that i say, no more. thank you, i love you all. god bless all of you and god bless america, we can and we will change the world. [cheers and applause] >> all right, you have been listening live to david hogg,
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he's been the face as you could say of gun reform since the parkland shooting on valentine's day in florida. david, was definitely not shy when he talked about putting the nra before the usa and although he did make a call for unity, he certainly said no more and he said it's an election issue, this is all about 2018 and he asked who out there is going to be voting in 2018 and wanted it to be the issue for the election. what do you think? do you think it will be the issue of election? leland: well, certainly this has gardnered the largest crowds that we have seen about anything between the election of donald trump and today, this this is gathering the most amount of air time, the most amount of newspaper coverage and probably in some ways, some of the most hateful rhetoric and mr. hogg who was quite outspoken as you pointed out, liz, here on this stage, he's also said some other things gardnered a lot of other
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adjectives to describe his words in talking about how people feel about gun violence and kyle who is a fellow student and fellow survivor of the pland shooting -- parkland shooting. >> this is one of the most biggest is that's antirepublican. we have seen it in marchs itself i don't think that the nra has that much evil power that it's been putting on politicians, i don't. 5.5 million people who back it and i really don't think what david hogg is saying right now is true and i don't think what he's doing is positive for the american people. he would sit down and talk to legislators and he would get aspects of the discussion and then he would act. what we see here guns aren't the issue, okay, it's everything surrounded acquiring a weapon. people who are mentally unstable
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to acquire weapons and police agencies not giving information to the program. leland: you also wonder in terms of his anger where was the call in addition for, i guess, no more gun violence but no more failures by law enforcement that you pointed out were one of the things that probably cost a lot of lives in your high school, where are the calls for no more failures in background checks, no more failures by the fbi to not follow through on tips, that's really not been part of anywhere that we have heard so far from speakers or march for life manifesto. >> it was fairly broad, ban on assault weapons which is a term that i don't know anyone who can define that specifically. they wanted a ban on high-capacity magazines and they also want more strict background checks but specifically talking about mental health which then, of course, gets into some hippa
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agencies and privacy advocate who is worry that's something impeded on. when we talk about getting from point a to point b which is safe for schools and gun reform, but how do we get there and i want to ask you, kyle, when you went out and you were listening to people, did they have a solution, did they have a clear-cut solution that they said they all agree upon? >> i talked to so many marchers and they don't have a clear-cut solutions and pains me not to see the government being held accountable for their failures. i don't see anyone blaming sheriff scott israel for failing to do what he was supposed to do. i don't see anybody looking at fbi and i don't see anybody going 78 reports to bow ward -- broward sheriff's office. this is going to save american lives. leland: kyle, answer that question for me, why don't we hear that, you know david hogg pretty well, you went to school
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for a while, you still go to school although we hear he spends -- he spends a lot more time now on tv than math tests, i told one reporter that. the question is why aren't kids talking about this? why is it so easy to pivot towards just the gun issue? >> it's so easy to bash the second amendment and bash guns, it's hard to look at all the facts, it's hard to realize that guns aren't the issue, it's easy to regurgitate talking points. leland: you are questioning david and other students' sincerity or intellectual ability? >> i'm questioning intellectual honesty and holding a clear message point. the thing is that they are branding it as stopping school violence but in reality it's an antigun march. leland: kyle, appreciate you being, clear if mr. hogg has his way and others, this will not be the end of conversation and discussion especially over the next few months as we lead up to
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2018 election. kyle we will have you back for your perspective, thank you. liz: we heard from kyle, i want to check from griff jenkins, he is live on the ground for march for our lives and has the latest, hi, griff. >> emotional crowd listening to cheers of young people out here but what we saw just a few few minutes ago, andy parker, reporter killed on live television in ronoak, virginia, here is what he said. >> well, i'm marching with the kids and i'm marching for my daughter allison, the journalist that was killed two and a half years ago on live television. since she was killed, i've been fighting for change and now i've got some really amazing allies in this fight. >> our hearts go out to you,
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mr. parker, what do you make of this movement that has been sparked with the kids? >> i think it is -- i don't want to say it's the tipping point because i think the tipping point was the election in virginia, state elections in virginia when republicans not only got beat, they got crushed, and i think that was -- that sent a message and now with the parkland, this tragedy with parkland, it is -- has created momentum for things to change with just sensible gun legislation. these kids out here want to hold politicians accountable, they want stronger gun legislation and safer schools, do you believe that something will actually get done? >> i do. i do. you know, and again, i go back to virginia elections and the two special elections, and look, this shouldn't be a partisan issue. it really shouldn't, but the reality is that republicans and,
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you know, most of your viewers, you know, they don't agree with any sensible gun legislation, i'm afraid, but i think that the majority of the country does and i think these kids are going to lead the way, they are going to vote, they will get people out to vote and they will make the change happen. >> no parent should go through the loss that you did and have to experience that, do you have a message for the country, really, as they watch today? >> be proud of these kids, get behind these kids, encourage them, do whatever you can to help them and vote. vote in the midterms because that's how we are going to get things change and i think the kids understand and realize that. >> thank you for talking to us, mr. parker, and our thoughts and prayers are with you, i will leave you lastly, is there something that you want to say to the leaders in that capitol or to the president today? >> well, i appreciate your thoughts and prayers, that's all
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we've heard over the last god only knows how long from politicians, we want more than thoughts and prayers, we want actions. >> so you know these things come and go, i asked mr. parker, do you think it will hold still in november and clearly his answer is yes, we will see what happens, leland. leland: griff jenkins live on the washington mall, please stay tune to fox news channel and this fox station for continuing coverage of these rallies around the country, i'm leland vittert in washington. all right. and still ahead, not only here in washington but across the country are holding gun control rallies including 3,000 miles away from washington in sacramento, california where we find alicia acuña, hi, alicia. >> thousands of people gathering here in california's capitol to participate in march of our
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lives this in the morning after protestors confront police of the shootings of an unarmed black man, a very busy day here, i'm alicia acuña and i will have more after the break.
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and old, just one to have many cities seeing tens of thousands of people flooding the streets protesting for gun reform, joining me now florida congressman tedd from gainesville, florida, congressman, thank you for joining me. i want to get your reaction from what you're seeing, activism that you're seeing today and we will get into some of the laws. >> i think it's good. any time you have people engaged, bringing awareness out, this is a great thing to bring the awareness out and i heard the speeches from mr. hogg and kyle and they are both very articulate, very passionate, opposite sides of the issue and if you look back over history, every time you've had a big social movement like this and people engage and they stay engaged, that's when you see social change. and you can look at sufforage movement and drug culture and all that, and every time we've
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had that, you had the change and this -- this group right now, this group of young people will define their generation by the changes that are made and we hope that -- liz: speaking of change, after sandy hook we saw laws changed in the state of connecticut. after the state of shooting in florida, your home state we saw laws changed there, what's the reception like and is that what you think is effective, because if i'm not mistaken you really want to focus on mental health and gun reform, am i correct in saying that? >> i think you're absolutely right. when the change happens, let's hope they preserve the second amendment and all amendments and make the necessary changes, i think as kyle pointed out, it was a breakdown in the law enforcement and what you're going to see in the state of florida, obviously we raised the age to 21, it'll be challenged in court and i'm sure it'll get struck down and governor scott will probably suffer from that u but, again, we want -- as you brought out, we want to focus on
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the violence. it's the violence and that's what i think and i hope will come out of this activism and the marchs, is let's focus on violence and mental health and because that's really at the bottom of this, what we have to address. liz: and i want to ask you, we don't have much time because right in alachua county, may not be right for howard county, maryland. >> absolutely. liz: lever it up to the states, where is the responsibility in that? >> each state and each community can determine what they want in there but we have to honor the federal law and the constitution and so that's what i hope comes out of this and puts the focus where it is and that's mental health issues and get kids treatment. i think one of the father's of the victims, if you see somebody by themselves, go over and talk to them. this generation is going through something i never went through, they have 24/7 cycles, social media and sometimes put the phone down, stop texting and go talk to somebody and have social
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interaction because that's what's going to bring people out of the shell and get help that we need for young people. liz: congressman yoho, i hope we had time, i know you had a listening so you're being active and i appreciate you joining us, i wish i had more time. >> yes, ma'am. have a blessed easter, thank you. leland: with that we continue our coverage not only here in washington but nationwide as we take a look at rallies across the country, washington, new york, chicago, atlanta, las vegas and also california, alicia acuña from sacramento where it is 10:30 a.m. eastern and that rally clearly well under way, hi, alicia. >> hi, leland, we are in downtown sacramento and the folks gathered in park here, there are thousands of them who are now going to be marching or they are walking to the capitol building in sacramento. a couple of issues being addressed here.
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this is march for lives event that's happening nationwide and worldwide as well, however, as you know, last weekend there was the shooting by police of an unarmed black man, the black lives matter chapter here in sacramento said it will have event tonight and it's coming together with this event, so we are still waiting to see if what black lives matter is going to do will merge with this event. [inaudible] >> okay, so that was last night. it went late into the evening, hundreds of people spent hours demanding justice after two sacramento police officers shot and killed 22-year-old stephan clark who cops say he was running from them and thought he had a gun, turns out it was a cell phone. clark was shot 20 times by the two officer who is the department says are now getting death threats, part of the outrage is body camera video because it not only shows the whole incidentation it unfolded
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but reveal that is the camera was muted for a bit after clark was killed, the police chief of sacramento saying there needs to be a policy change. >> it doesn't help with the issue of trust in our community, so, you know, there's potential that our policy needs to be you can't mute your camera. >> leland, so far people peaceful, organizers have been working that they camp down on confrontations. back away from police officers, give them space. leland back to you. leland: makes a difference that's 10:30 in the morning in sacramento, alicia, thanks, liz has more. liz: across the country march for lives rallies continue to take place, we will bring you continuing coverage from some of the biggest demonstrations, our own peter doocy is standing by at the rally with the very latest.
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leland: fox news alert as you look up pennsylvania avenue, hour two more march of our lives, tens if not hundreds of thousands people people. peter doocy in washington mall, hi, peter. peter, leland, you can see that there are still people heading into the march, there's some people leaving and some coming in. we pulled two people with signs against the nr and general gun control. where are you visiting from? >> we actually live here. peter: what are you hoping to accomplish by coming today? >> i would love to spread more awareness and let the administration and all of the people in congress understand how many people support this cause. we really, really need gun control, we need gun reform, it's not -- we are not in 18th century anymore. we need progress. peter: have you been to a big
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rally like this before? >> i have not, it's first one. >> my first rally as well. peter: what do you hope to accomplish, more than signs directed at congress, there are a lot directed at the nra. >> yeah, i mean, i think the nra has a large influence over the gop especially and we are trying to let people know we need common sense laws, nobody is asking to take guns away but make it harder for people who shouldn't have them to get them you're a law abiding citizen, you have nothing to worry about but there are certain people that shouldn't have guns on their hands and it's easy to get them right now. peter: as you can see a lot of homemade signs, a lot of professionally made signs and the program is professionally run so maybe something a few weeks ago that had grassroots and organic feel to it but here a professional -- the program has hollywood vibe to it because there are so many celebrities who are here and it is so
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professionally done just with the stage, with the screens and with the sound system, so that's what we are seeing down here on the national mall right now, leland. leland: a lot of money from celebrities, $500,000 from george clooney and $500,000 from oprah. the administration put out a statement this morning, they say they we wanted to talk to, that they had signed already, the president signed the fix nix, i was going to get perspective on that, peter doocy on the ground, peter, thank you, liz has got more. liz: i bet our panel could expand on that, fair and balance panel, staff writer brie payton and josh, did i get that right, josh? i practiced it. leland: you got it better than i did the first time. liz: we saw the young women, she had sign against the nra, that was supposed to be gun reform rally, we are seeing anger
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targeted at the nra, is the message cohesive today? >> i do, i think it is. i think what we are seeing it's having impact. as you pointed out, the president did sign a bill into law that does have fix nix and put out a statement on bump stocks, these are good things, this is progress, i don't think it would be happening if kids weren't out there talking about the issue and at the same time the nra is not the only target but they are a big impediment to change, we saw the president have a round table with bipartisan lawmakers who had a message of supporting raising the age of purchasing assault rifles, he wanted to go further than almost any democrat saying we should be taking guns without due process and had dinner with the nra and he stopped supporting it. liz: we are obviously extremely tight on time and i just want to get your thoughts on this, brie. >> yeah, absolutely, i think the overwhelming sense has been that banning guns is magically going
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to stop violent crime and we know that this is absolutely completely false as gun ownership has gone up violent crime rates have gone down and overwhelming majority of homicides are dope by blunt objects more so than rifles, the notion of banning guns, making more difficult to purchase gun is going to stop violent crime is naive. it's frustrate to go see kids with false hope. it is wonderful to see so many kids involved in the process in our democracy out there getting the word out, i do think sometimes it can be frustrating, i've gone for march for lives for so many years now and crowd sizes have been the same in years past and yet the coverage difference has been very different, we are getting wall to wall coverage in msnbc coverage and there were 500,000 people last year and 650 in
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2009. you know, hardly got any coverage at all. lizly i wish we had more time, you guys, i don't want the computer to cut either you off. obviously two very heated and poynant points, thank you so much for joining us. leland: great to have you, guys, march for lives continues there on the ground in washington. charlie kirk coming up. somebody who organizes students on the other side of this issue, a little bit about what he's hearing on the street and plans to counter some very, very high-powered political action groups on the progun control lobbyist. whoooo.
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leland: obviously the biggest of the rally is here in washington, d.c. they call it the march for our lives, you could call it a progun control rally and one of the main speakers, largest in most vocal spokesman out of the parkland tragedy has been a guy named david hogg who came out and spoke very passionately, much more, though, than about gun control, about the 2018 elections and making the gun issue a seminole point in the 2018 election putting politicians he said on notice. here for further discussion
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founder executive director of turning point usa, charlie kirk, you might recognize with his conversation with the president a couple of days ago, you noted and you can tell from the pictures in the interview, there is a lot anger in crowd and enthusiasm in the crowd, do they have cohesive message yet, maybe or maybe not, but should republicans be worried that these folks are going to come out and vote in a way that could definitely change 2018? >> yes, i mean, the energy is palatable, i walked through the crowd and had interesting discussions but there's a genuine grassroots anger towards republicans, i don't think it's warranted in the slightest, has been building up 14 or 16 months ever since inauguration of donald trump, republicans in congress need to put act together and hundreds of thousands of people, i had conversations, a lot of them and they really have no idea what they are talking about especially with guns, i kind of
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feel sorry for some of them without putting them on spot but they seem to be misguided but there's emotion and emotion drives politics. leland: it brings up a lot of important questions, where is the republican messaging on this? you have white house statement about fix nix being signed, president trump rolling back the obama administration decision on bump stock, yet not really getting a lot of credit for that. liz: we had talked about that the march was going to take place. and then now it's almost as if it's a celebrity movement, hollywood feel, that's what i wanted to ask you about. >> so i definitely feel a lot of that. it's a blend of all forces, a lot of students, and i asked,
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who is paying for this, first of all. >> but the second point that i want to make is that there's a lot of emotion and a lot of feeling, very little thinking going on so let's look in the last week, we had a documented example of an unarmed guard preventing a potential mass shooting in maryland. we have an example of that. it could have been another columbine, sandy hook or virginia tech, we will not hear that on the stage today. leland: interestingly enough i heard reporters talk about a number of the teachers who were out there, big teacher groups who have come out and said they are against more armed teachers or arming teachers in schools, charlie, i appreciate your thoughts, thanks. liz: coming up, a closer look at the role of mental illness in mass shootings right after this, stay close.
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liz: live chicago, seattle, washington, d.c., four of the many who are hosting a gun reform rally this afternoon, in fact, the crowds continue to grow. one to have argument that is we are hearing from a number of lawmakers and others is that the role of mental health is a big
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predictor for the possibility of a mass shooting. i want to bring in jonathan metzel, psychiatry professor at vanderbilt university, doctor, thank you so much for joining us. we heard the president talk a little bit about this after almost shooting that we've had in the past year. what is your reaction when you hear that from lawmakers and also just advocates on the issue? >> well, people in my professional of psychiatry want to help address this problem as much as possible but one thing you are hearing us do is push back on the simplistic notion that some kind of mental diagnosis would have predicted a mass shooting and i say that for a couple of reasons, one, there's no psychiatric diagnosis for shooting or harming somebody else. there's no predictive value of diagnosis, and the second aspect, it's incredibly sigmatizing that people with mental illness are ticking time tombs. but what we see from mass
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shooters, a number of factors are at play, gender, race, access to firearms and so narrowing it down just to mental illness is something that i think you will get pushback on from the mental health community. liz: we only have about a minute left and i want to get this in, politicians used mental health argument as shield. i'm curious as to why that definition you find so dangerous. >> on one hand i think it's stigmatizing the idea with mental illness are ticking time bomb and the other aspect is there's simply no mass shooter diagnosis, there's no idea that we have some magic idea about which one of the many factors, mass shootings isolate to mental illness, in that sense, what i argue in my work that psychiatric expertise is a prevention issue, how can we prevent high-risk communities from getting guns rather than putting psychiatrists in a really false position of having to predict which one of the many, many people who fit the profile of mass shooters are going to go onto commit horrific
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crime. liz: like i said we have about 15 seconds, do i want to get your take on a solution, you've been travel ago cross the country, what have you been hearing from folks and are receptive to the points you bring up in. >> we are at a point, look at the amazing people in the streets, we want complex narratives, in that regard we are pushing back on simplistic assumptions and i do think more nuance position and psychiatry is an important part of the conversation but not when we should be at the front lines of predicting who is going to go onto commit a mass shooting. liz: i do have a congressional study that was taken place in 2015 less than 5% related kill negotiation the u.s. are gun related and brought up mental health in the study. >> and people with mental health are more likely to be victims than prerp at a at a -- perpetr. liz: thank you so much. >> my pleasure. liz: thank you for joining us. it's been quite an intense afternoon and, in fact, we are seeing some of the crowds continuing to grow in cities across the nation, so i suspect
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that it's not over. leland: especially on the west coast and if the kids get their way and the organizers get their way, clearly this will not be the end of it as they want to make wedge issue come 2018, enthusiasm certainly exists on the streets. it's great to have you back. liz: thank you. leland: tomorrow we celebrate why you are gone and what you have been up to while you were gone. in the meanwhile we will leave you music with manuel miranda and ben who kicked off the washington march a little earlier. ♪ ♪ with esurance photo claims, you could have money for repairs within a day... wow! that was really fast. that's insurance for the modern world. esurance. click or call.
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>> the nation's capitol is the epicenter of debate today with hundreds of thousands demonstrators descending on washington for the march of our lives rally. demanding legislative action in congress who address gun violence and school safety. hello, welcome inside america's news headquarters, i'm rick for kelly wright. >> i'm laura ingle in for julie banderas. efforts sparking not only a nationwide but worldwide response, more than 800 sister marchs are planned from japan to parkle -- parkland where 17 lives were lost.


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