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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Losing Your Guns
Sean came out of the gate on Tuesday very fired up by the latest news on the gun control front. “The New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in the darkness of night, passed the most restrictive gun policies in the country,” began Hannity, “Supposedly this is going to keep New Yorkers safer, but it’s not.” “I need to get out of here,” an angry Hannity continued, “The second I stop working, I’m out of this state!” Among the terms of the legislation in New York are limits to the size of magazines. “Now, they’re limiting people to seven bullets,” explained Hannity, “What’s going to happen when the next criminal doesn’t follow the law, they’re going to take everything away.” “God forbid, what’s going to happen to those people who’re attacked, what will they say, ‘hey, excuse me, I need to reload, can you hold on one second’,” laughed Hannity, “This is supposed to make us safer?” “I think it’s highly unlikely that assault weapons will get banned,” predicted Hannity, “But don’t kid yourself, we all know that if the people on the left had their way, they’d ban all guns.” “There is nothing that will prevent tragedies from happening,” concluded Hannity, “Schools are not safer today than what Andrew Cuomo did in the dark of night last night and all this is doing is shredding the constitution and trying to convince you this is for your own good.” That summarizes the issue at it’s very core. You can find more coverage of New York’s legislation here.

Rudy Giuliani
Sean is joined by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a man who is no stranger to fighting crime, to debate the efforts of President Obama to pursue gun control. “One of the things you’re most proud of as mayor of New York is the murder rate, which was over 2,000 when you took over to 580,” began Hannity, “And I don’t remember you adopting any new gun control laws.” “No,” emphatically agreed Giuliani,” What we did was very aggressively enforce the laws that were already on the book.” “New York and Chicago both have very strict gun control laws,” continued Giuliani, “The difference between New York and Chicago is not gun control, the thing that reduced murder in New York was very strategic policing.” “I’m not opposed to certain forms of gun control,” added Giuliani, “I recognize that we have reasonable recognition.” “Under Cuomo’s law, at lea st he gave Republicans a big change in the mental health law where doctors will be required to report people who have illnesses who pose a threat to themselves or others,” concluded Giuliani, “So, at least he’s giving Republicans something they want in order to get them to accept some things they don’t want.” “The mental health component could help save lives,” concluded Hannity, “But Governor Cuomo is going to restrict magazines to having seven bullets and I don’t think that will save lives.” While the debate continues, having Mayor Giuliani’s perspective is certainly invaluable. For more and to listen to Sean’s entire interview, click here.

Erica Payne and Anthony Cumia
Agenda Project founder Erica Payne and radio talk show host Anthony Cumia from Opie and Anthony join the debate on gun control. “Liberals have, for a long time, wanted to do this,” began Hannity, “These laws won’t solve the problem but this isn’t want that is about, this is about making themselves feel better.” “This is all about the people’s ability to defend against tyranny,” offered Cumia, “When the government knows that they have an armed populous and there would have to be some sort of bloodshed as opposed to just a pen to do their dirty work.” “Well said,” plainly responded Hannity, “That was the former’s goal.” “So by that token you should have the ability to have a shoulder carried rocket launcher,” countered Payne, ”Where do we stop, where do we draw the line?” “The ability to win against a tyrannical government is not the goal,” explained Cumia, “You don’t need to win against the American military; you just need to let the government know that we are armed and that there would be a grave problem for them.” If you haven’t yet, you should check out Anthony Cumia on Twitter @AnthonyCumia, he has a lot to say on the gun control issue.

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Rudy Giuliani

Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani (pronounced /ˈruːdi ˌdʒuːliːˈɑːni/ ; [1] born May 28, 1944) is an American lawyer , businessman and politician from New York . He served as Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001. A Democrat and Independent in the 1970s, and a Republican since the 1980s, Giuliani served in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York , eventually becoming U.S. Attorney . He prosecuted a number of high-profile cases, including ones against organized crime and Wall Street financiers . Giuliani served two terms as Mayor of New York City, having run on the Republican and Liberal lines. He was credited with initiating improvements in the city's quality of life and with a reduction in crime. He ran for the United States Senate in 2000 but withdrew due to being diagnosed with prostate cancer and revelations about his personal life. Giuliani gained international... More >

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