Tony Katz Today
Debate Over Guns, Calls for Increased Restrictions Rage On
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The deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history has renewed conversations about America's gun laws, after Stephen Paddock killed 58 concertgoers and injured more nearly 500 at a country music festival from a high-rise hotel in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Opinion polls of late have shown an increasing number of Americans agree on making several changes to current gun control laws, from restrictions on people with mental illnesses buying guns to requiring background checks for private gun sales and at gun shows.
WIBC host Tony Katz, a strong proponet of gun rights spoke with Fox News contributor Ed Henry, who told Tony he thinks that the advancement of technology and changes in the world justify a serious look at additional restrictions on certain firearms - particularly those that can be modified in such a manner as to effectively turn them into 'automatic' weapons.
I do think that the issue is shifting because of technology, because of the way the world is changing. What used to be a time when the deadliest shooting was a handful of people, now you have, I guess this morning it's up to 60 people killed in Las Vegas, and sadly, tragically there could be more. There are still people fighting for their lives as we speak. And even if you are the toughest, most vociferous supporter of the Second Amendment, I think you have to admit that a deranged man standing at an elevated area looking down at over 20,000 people just trying to have a good time, something does have to change in terms of how these weapons are so quickly being turned into automatic weapons. I think that is an issue where even some Republicans on Capital Hill are saying, 'We have to take a look at this.'
Click the link below to hear Tony's full conversation with Ed Henry: