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and i have told the kids, you know, we went through this toge this together. and, you know, there is really no -- as prepared as you think you are, you don't realize how unprepared you are until you step on campus. i felt fine. then i got up to my room and it just wasn't good. >> sarah learner, we'll have you in our thoughts this week. i can't imagine what it's going to be going back to school. we appreciate you being with us. thank you for joining us tonight. >> thank you for having me. >> i'll be back 8:00. stay tuned the van jones show starts right now. , the van jone starts right now. good evening. i'm van jones. this is van jones show. i want to welcome you. we have so much to talk about tonight, including unfortunate guns in america.
you know, the nation is still just reeling from this sense less massacre, 17 people high school students, teachers, in florida. our hearts were shattered by the students who died. but luckily we still have some hope coming from the stud entsd who lived, and that's so important. these shootings have become all too common. on this show later, we are going to hear from some of the survivors of the october 2017 mass shooting in las vegas. i'm going to get back in my van, you know, i do van in the van. we have two mothers who lived through that massacre. plus in the same van, the owner of the gun store who sold the weapons to the very sniper who almost killed those women. so it's a very powerful conversation. and honestly we need some hope and inspiration. tonight we are going to get a voice of hope. a guy i call a super dad, nba s superstar, stef curry. we'll hear from here tonight. and we need to hear from him and
need that kind of inspiration. because even while we are mourning the victims of the gun violence, we have to remember something. break downs, eastern terribeven downs can lead to break throughs. we get the bad and try to live through it. that's how the students are trying to stand up for tir rights. i have to say this our president is not fully been able to rise to the occasion. he did meet with the students, i love that. he says he's willing to raise the age for gun purchases. i love that. but before that he went on twitter tirade writing that the kids might not have died if the fbi was not investigating him. that's ridiculous. first of all, the fbi has thousands and thousands of people working.
so this one investigation had nothing to do with the one mistake they made. but importantly trying to score political points against his owner meese, and then making the tragedy all about his own problems, while he's basically standing over the body es of dead children. that's beneath contempt. i wish he would stop doing things like that this week you would expect the eloquency from the president actually came from high school students. >> they are fighting for their right to remain alive to even have a future. and i'm betting on them. because young people have changed america in the past and won. february 1st, 1960, you had a very small handful of black students who conducted single sit i and broke the color barrier and launched a movement that changed america and ended segregation. and my uncle, chester arbiter kirk endal, hello, sir, still
alive in memphis, was a college student at that time, and he got arrested in those protests. my godmothers helped to lead that movement. and here we are every color in the rain boy, in many ways we are living in la world that young students dreamed of and fought for. so that's the hope we have. and now no young person has fought by themselves. they might think they are by themselves, and today's stud unts are the same, they are the aid and support of the women's march, which was one of the biggest demonstrations in world history, achb the energy it's unleeshds has helped to fuel the me too movement, still changing america today. so if anybody knows how to take a moment and turn it into a movement, it's the women who led that march. so guess what, they are here tonight. i want you to welcome two of the
cofounders of the women's march, ta micah mallery and bob bland. welcome to the van jones show. in the house. [ applause ] >> we have two women in the house. i am so glad to know that the young people are going to have the support of folks like you. why do you think it's important as leaders of a women's movement to help this youth movement against gun violence? >> we have seen the type of support that is needed to create a mass mobilization. and also all of the challenges that can come along t way. and we remember what it was like to be questned as women why you, why should you be leading this. and so we wanto say to the youth of america that are rising up in numbers too big to ignore,
we are with you, we support you, and we stand with you in this movement. >> that's beautiful. you know, what did you guys learn? i mean, you guys came out of no where, you weren't the established women's organization, you were just some people found each other and made this massive thing. what did you learn that you think the young people should keep in mind? >> i think itsds important that what bob said, first of all continuation of movement, that young people are not out there alone. we are there to support them. because there will be some tough moments. of course it's exciting when you do a walk out but what do you after the walk out to keep this going. >> tell us about the walk out. >> so our young people women's march in power are leading a walk out for 17 minutes on march 14th. really to signify the 17 lives that were lost in parkland, florida. and they are going to be walking out of school with administrators, principals, and others supporting them, parents meeting them walking out of schools saying they want to see
congress do something about gun control. and particularly list of demands that people can find on the women's march website. >> that's great. in building your movement, you had to figure out how to work across all kinds of different lines of race and class and religion, et cetera. going to w they'll have to be what did you learn about working across lines of difference that the young people should keep in mind? >> i would just say i'm so glad you asked that. it has been a little frustrating watching this storyline of sort of white kids leading this conversation around gun violence. of course we want all kids to be protected and i'm happy to see those young people. but 17 children in florida cannot erase 17 children in chicago or new york or brooklyn. there has to be a conversation happening at the same time about gun violence. and all of your ban communities have been suffering for a long time. so what we did in women's march, working together with all types
of people, and looking at issues from several prisms, and we hope this gun violence movement does the same thing. exams all the issues, mass shootings and street shootings. >> you know, lt movement that you are a part of and helped to start, i've known you for most of the 20 years you've been organizing. >> that's right. >> and now you've had enough success there is actually push back and blow back. you even had the president of the united states out there concerned about lt accused abuser that was on his staff sticking up for due process rights all of a you had is in. did you take president trump seriously when raising those due process concerns, and is he the right messenger for this in the me too movement? >> that's the joke. he also supported ray moore in alabama, right. so we know the history of donald trump is supporting it the wrong side of issues. and i think for us to focus on donald trump is for us to miss the mark. we have to educate our youth as we are doing with this gun
violence prevention movement on what this me too movement is and how they can better arm themselves to deal with respecting all people and particularly women. we don't have time to focus on donald trump. we want to out organize donald trump and move him out of office and out of the public discourse. i think the media focuses on him too much. and he's really not healthy for us to digest on a consistent basis. >> you mentioned out of organizing that type of thing. i was pleasancy surprised you guys are way ahead of the curve. when the anniversary time came for the march, i'm expecting to get a ticket to go to washington d.c. we are about to do the replay. and you all pulled a fast one. you curved on us. where did you go for the anniversary of the march? it wasn't d.c. at all. >> we aren't interested in rehashing the past. we are constantly moving forward. we went to las vegas to launch power to the polls. which is our 2018 initiative around the midterm elections.
and in the similar way to all of our organizing, it's not enough to show up for a march. we have to take the collective power that we have on the streets and transform it into collective political power. and have our voices heard at the polls. >> you know, talking about the election, we are going to have left versus right, republican versus democrat, some conservative women say we don't have applies in the women's march movement. what do you say to them? >> depends on how you feel. all about you. because women's march is open for everyone. trust me as a black women within this space, i know how it feels not to be included. but we don't take that for an answer. we show up and say we are going to be included. our issues are going to be part of the platform. and i think it's all about people working with us. bu it's basically what folks wa is for us to change our platform of being pro choice, of being really intentional about diversity and inclusion. they want us to change that in order to make them feel comfortable. if you know us, that's not going to happen. >> not likely to happen. >> no. >> well, look --
[ applause ] >> you know, we appreciate you guys for being on the front lines. it's tough being on the front lines. so empathetic and now helping this new movement to grow. i want to thank you guys boats for being here. when when we get back i'm talking to nba stef curry get into his twitter feud with trump and his perspective on the latest school shooting. a lot of people have something to say about it. >> it's not assault weapons. we don't have a gun problem in america. we have a hate he hred problem america. >> to know that there are people who still defend the guns, because they love a gun more than a life is disgraceful. >> the van jones show brought to you by tissot.
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welcome back to the van jones show. next week, nba champions golden state warriors are headed to washington d.c. but they are skipping the ceremonial visit to the white house. technically they just got disinvited. you may remember at the height of the hurricane crisis in puerto rico, president trump picked a twitter fight with warriors star steph curry. somebody i said at the time was not the best target. >> apparently he didn't get the memo that dad's in america created steph curry in a lab. so our kids would have somebody to look up to. >> steph curry is such an inspiration, using his money and fame for good. i had a chns to sit down with him and talk about his family and politics, and of course about basketball. take a look.
>> well, first of all, i'm so glad you're here. i'm especially glad because now my sons might actually watch my show. >> whatever it takes, right. >> i can't tell you how much i admire you. you are somebody who was able to hold on to your dream, to be great, when not everybody believed in that dream. and then also as a dad, as a father, you are like at a different level, you know. and i think you just represent a lot of hope. and right now people don't have a lot of hope. juice h we just had this shooting recently. how does it strike you, you see the tragedy of people being shot. how did that land? it's tough to digest on. obviously, as aarent looking at the world you want your kids to grow up in and protect them at all costs that hits home. obviously feel for the families affected.
and i think there has been a lot been said about change that needs to happen. and hopefully that conversation actually goes somewhere and we actually make an impact for that next generation to hopefully have a better world to live in. but for me, like you said, my job as a parent with my wife, hopefully we have that presence with our daughters, to lay that foundation they can spread positivity and love in the world as they grow older. >> realiley is doing that alrea. she's almost as famous as you are. >> she is. she's just like my wife. she knows how to fill a room. just something about her, everyone around here feels that connection with her. >> you have two kids. you are almost evenly matched. and you have a third baby coming. you'll be out numbered. talk about this in your life, a
new curry. >> it's exciting. healthy girl coming in july. >> it's going to be rough. >> playing zone defense, talking about that. >> can't go man-to-man anymore. in this me too movement, you are surrounded, you have two daughters, and your wife is dope. she's like an actor, cover model. she's entrepreneur. what do men need to learn now to be able to be the kind of husband's, kind of partners, and dad's of these amazing women today? >> i think just the appreciation of their value across the board. my wife is amazingly talented. she's smart. she's confident. she keeps me in check. she makes me better every single day. >> how? >> she gives me the right perspective about life. and she challenges me. i have a lot of poe ten sthool have a lot of yes people around, and to kind of float through
life withobody remmendly giving me those words of wisdom at i need to hear. >> how does she bring it to you? >> straight up. >> ruthless? >> she s and i appreciate that about her for sure. >> that's great. you said you are on this platform for a reason. talk more about that. you have a deep faith. what is your faith tell you about why you have this platform? >> it's not about me. it's not about shining the light on myself and saying look at me, how great i am, whatnot. there is something bigger. and as long as i keep that as my motivation, that's why i work so hard and do what i do. i feel like hi can actually make some change, i guess, and leave the people that laid eyes on me in the court, in the locker room, in daily life at a better place, because of what i'm able to do. >> this is weird though, man,
you are in a league that is famous for trash talking, for the braggadocios stand. for i am the -- you know. >> yeah. >> and frankly we have some of that in the white house. i mean, there is a leadership model in the white house that's very braggadocios and very put down the other person. you are a world class leader. why does your leadership model work? >> i think it's ju being authentic. like, you are able to relate to a lot of drent people cause you appreciate what they bring to the table. for me, you know, there is 15 other guys on my team. and we all ce from different back grunds and have different stories or how we got to the nba. but for me as a leader i value what each person is and what each person brings to the table. i think that'ssomething that the white house could maybe, you know, i think change a little bit and kind of adopt is just everybody has a reason that they are here, has a value, has a worth, and to celebrate that.
i this i that's important. and that's what we do in our team. and i think that's why we bonded and connected. and i this i that's why we'll continue to grow. >> it's obviously when you are out there, you are making everybody around you better, you are excited about other people's success. it's a very beautiful thing. yet you got in the conflict with the president, the president of the united states tweeted about you. how does that feel? >> it was surreal at the beginning. for a lot of different reasons. i think going into that particular day, right before our training camp started, and obviously a lot of talk about after we won the championship last year if we go to the white house or not. and us as a team we had a process how we come to that decision, obviously guys had different ideas or beliefs, and going to have a meeting that day to talk about it as a group. because it's not just about steph curry going to the white house or warriors, we want today make the decision as a group because we won the championship as a group. and we know what the honor of
going to the white house. so before we had the opportunity i voiced my side of the argument. >> i don't think -- i don't want to go. >> he kind of took that power away from us and didn't allow us to have that process to come to decision as a group. and the president after he suggested you might want to go. >> he said invitation withdrawn on a tweet. >> and obviously i think that was a rallying point not just for our team but for the entire nba and entire sports world in general. there was so much support from all typesf nba players, fm fans, you know, kind ofust backing us and understanding that, yes, going to the white house is definitely huge honor, we've been before when president obama was there, but it's more if you are not going to celebrate the collective and the majority of americans that live in this country and that watch us play and the fact that sports
rallies all these different types of people, different types of backgrounds together to celebrate a game, that's why we are going to go to the white house to celebrate the accomplishment, then i didn't want to go. and i think we could definitely use our time bet wher ter when to d.c. during the season. >> so you are going to d.c., not going to the white house. what will you do when you go to d.c.? >> we'll reach out to the youth in the community and celebrate black history. >> beautiful. >> obviously it's if february. so that's what this month is about. and to hopefully present a new experience for some youth that are in d.c. area that might not, you know, have that opportunity otherwise. and so we are going to have a direct impact on hopefully the next generation while we are there. >> that's really positive. i think people forget d.c. is just not senators, you have communities that are struggling that need help and in sfir ration. one of the things that happened in that whole conflict, you are not, you are not the trash
talker, whether they said the guy from under armor said trump is an asset, and you said, yeah, if you drop off the et. for a nontrash talker that was trash talking. >> yeah, that was a good one. but it was more so opportunity to he a little wittiness with it but hopefully drop the message we aren't rolling with it. >> but now your momma she says that's a little too close to cussing, son. >> yeah. the thing of it, i guess you call it a little out of character, but she was quick to call me out on it. i got strong women around me all the way around, so i can't stray too far. >> is there a danger, because it wasn't just you, lebron james called the president a bum, it was a pile on. but is it a danger that his r rhetoric starts to pull us all
down? >> i think that's what we are guarding again. i think the positive that comes out of that rhetoric he was using was trying to divide and be derye certificate and create tension in the society. i think it's done the opposite. i think it's revealed a lot of things that have been laying in the weeds for a long time and expose them. but i think also it's rallied change and more so for us as athletes to have our platform, it's about anyway that we can continue that conversation. obviously, i don't have all the answers, but as long as these conversations are staying front in center, we are doing our job. and that's what i feel most proud about. [ applause ] >> that's a bad brother. safe to say steph curry will not be golfing with president trump any time son, but he does hang out with president obama. details on that relationship and so much more with steph curry when we get back.
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welcome back to the van jones show. check out some of my interview with steph curry. >> i don't think people really know all the stuff that you are doing. if all you did was go out it on the basketball court with the character that you have and inspire the world with the excellence that you show, that would be enough. and you can could just do that.
you decided to work with another preside president, president obama on the my brother's keepers. first of all, you are friends with president obama. beautiful brothers in the world and you are buddies. that makes it by itself higher. what do you do? do you play one on one basketball? >> i've always seen him at the white house a couple of times, we've played golf a couple of times and made a swing through the bay area so we gt to sit down and talk about what he's doing with the foundation, post presidency life and whatnot. so getting a glimpse what that means for him. but that is still surreal thinking about that. it was pretty cool. >> what is that connection? >> it's empowering. he has an inside look at all the deep rooted problems in our
country and some of the issues that he personally wants to take on, specifically around education. and the work he's doing with his foundation. i think just the plan that he's had, he laid that out for me, and for me to find ways to kind of get involved, you know, the campuses he's doing and the different groups he's connected with and all that. so just to know that our president that did so much great work for eight years is continuing that, you know, and is dedicating his life to that post presidency for me to get an inside look at what that means and how i can support it anyway that i can means a lot. >> young brotherers keeper. every time you make a pointer. people in africa happybout tell audience about not nets. >> great itiative fmed to
err rad kate maare rad kate mal there in aftrica. and how many kids been affected by malaria. and how easy it is to prevent t we've continued to raise money to send to africa. >> why do you do this? do you feel a global responsibility? >> obviously life is way bigger than basketball. way bigger than how many points i can score on the court. and championships i can win. if i can have change off the court as well and change at least one person's liechltd i think that's a success. >> you are in the bay area, silicon valley is literally a stone's throw from oakland. and you are going into silicon valley trying to change the game
there. why is that important to you? these player tech summits. help me understand. that's a different level of the game? >> it is. like i said last year we had technology summit where we invited nba play tours come to the bay area and bridge the gap between nba and silicon valley. >> i think when it comes to roll models especially for latino kids, we don't have that many role models, either the straight hustler, maybe barack obama, that's it, four models, and if you can't be those, you are out of luck. is technology, can that be like a fifth door where our young people could get excited, get involved, find success? is that part of why you are interested in prepping that out? silicon valley it hasn't been easy for us. >> it is. i think awareness what opportunities there are in tech,
and our youth don't know how powerful its and they might get a passion. that's something you can get early. so that's powerful to create the access. even five, ten years ago that wasn't a thought that many people had. >> obviously, you are flot a politician. you don't know all the answers but you are asking the right questions. how can we be better? you don't have to do that. you are doing that. athletes haven't always thought comfortable doing this. it was get the big salary, get the sneaker deal, be quiet. why are you going beyond that? >> i think we control our own voice a lot more than we ever could. talk about social media, the world is a lot smaller, the power in your words, and your actions, they go a lot further. i think just the athlete in general is less afraid of what the consequences might mean or the ramifications of taking a stand or having a voice. >> why? you don't like money or meals?
what changed? >> i don't know what changed. that's obviously a thought. you see what happened with capilla cap row nick. you stood with him. >> i aligned with him. >> why? >> because he's putting his money where his mouth is. i don't understand how you can fault a guy, taking a peaceful protest, but on the back end million dollars he has putting his money where the mouth is, going to communities, making an impact, making a difference. i think for me to be able to bring some of that money back into the bay area meant a lot. i this he we are doing some good in san francisco with the united players initiative that we supported. >> i love my boy ruddy? >> that was a new brainer to me
a guy dedicated to making a difference in lives. i accept that. >> i have to ask basketball questions otherwise my son will kill me. we are in california. we are happy. everything is great. what if lebron james came to l.a.? would you be able to sleep at night? >> i would be sleeping. obviously our team is team to beat but i'm pretty confident in ourselves. so he has i guess the nba world is his oyster, he can figure out what he wants to do next year, but right now we are trying to win a championship. and it's fun right now. >> you got some feedback around your draft picks for theal stars. >> i did. >> all sorts of stuff. if you had the chance to draft anybody in nba history, at their height, you know, one, two, dwre three, who would you draft? u might go with marquise, or
who would you pick?rd of. >> i would pick shaq first. >> why? >> i would love to see that physical specimen out there. >> dominating. >> just dominate. i've seen it on tv. seen highlights. and even seen him play against mied da. but to be out on the floor and see it in person that would be unbelievable. obviously, i have to throw michael jordan in there. >> got to. >> that's a no brainer. then i would probably throw wilt chamberland in there. if i can somehow bring in his prime to today's game to see how that translated that would be awesome. >> some surprises some not. one surprises. you said something that touched me. you said in all this noise and chaos and confusion you wrote it's important for us to be louder than the silence. >> but quieter than the noise. >> what did you mean by that? obviously our world is chaotic.
there are problems everywhere. there is just negativity and hate. for us, if we can want to stand for something, be consistent with that message, raise awareness to the things that need change. and as you talk about all the time and what this show is about, spreading love and positivity, and trying to just make a difference, i think that's what we are all on this earth for. and so that's my job as a basketball player and i'm trying to do it. >> well, you are doing a good job. on behalf of every dad on earth, thank you, brother for being the kind of role model we can point our kids to. >> thank you very much. >> and thank you for doing your homework every night. >> homework, the dishes, all that stuff. >> steph curry. appreciate you brother. >> thanks very much, man. >> i want to thanks steph curry. i love that brother. amazing guy. up next, we'll continue the
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this week our hearts and heads have really been in parkland, florida. but less than six months ago our country witnessed the deadliest mass shooting in u.s. history. 58 people killed. more than 500 injured. when a gunman opened fire on thousands of concert goers in las vegas. so i got in my van to talk to the people who were directly impacted by the shooting just to try to learn how is the city healing and getting their thoughts on this whole political gun fight that is now consuming the country. all right. las vegas. let's see what we can do here. here we go. >> hi. >> welcome, welcome. >> yeah, roll that thing back. that's a classic mini van. old school. >> how are you doing, ma'am?
>> i feel like mom. >> i have that, so. >> one of the most grizly awful shootings in american history happened right here in this otherwise beautiful city. >> this was the dirt lot we were at this dirt lot. >> that was the fence we knocked down. >> yeah. >> so both of you were actually there the night of theshooting. is that right? >> yes. >> yes. >> it was unimaginable. i was watching people just dive over the bars and just the fear in their eyes as they are just hiding. >> i remember sitting there going when is this going to stop? because jusz the agony when you realize it's not stopping. it's not stopping. itsds not stopping. and this is real now. and now i'm part of a mass shooting. i'm not someone i see on tv anymore. this is like my reality now.
>> now, you weren't at the venue, you were in town though? >> no. >> you actually you sell guns. you sell ammunition. and then later on it turns out that the shooter actually bought a couple of his guns from your shop. how did you feel when you learned that? >> you get a little angry. you do the best you can. you do due diligence and follow every law we can follow. this. you were lawfully selling weapons to someone who unlawfully shot this whole place up. you were here. you saw the bullets flying? >> yeah. i definitely feel like -- i can't blame him. i have no place in my life for guns. i don't want to see a gun. i don't want to be around a gun.
that's just me. i didn't grow up that way. >> how old are your kids? >> 3 and 5. >> my 3-year-old the other day talking about going to a coop cert. and he goes, mom mi, are you going to a shooting concert? and for that to be like an add gentleman testify in his vocabulary, i don't know, hits you pretty hard as a mom, i think, he's three and that's his world now. >> i'm obviously a gun enthusic and a hunter and i have a reason to have what i have. and i also believe i don't need a reason to have what i have. but what i do believe is the system is broke. >> i'm all about our second amendment. but i do think that we have laws in place already that aren't being used. why aren't we actually enforcing those laws that we already have
in place? steed of just trying to get rid of guns? >> we could research which we aren't doing. we don't treat it like an epidemic that it is. we are not allowed to. >> david, do you agree there is an epidemic of gun violence? >> there is no less guns. no more guns. we all had guns in our truck in high school. and nobody shot up the schools. i think we have to look at what the real problem s i don't think it's the guns. i think maybe we have to look at some parenting. >> i think at a certain point when it seems like your right to a gun trumps my right of keeping my children alive, there is a problem. >> do you understand that if you ban guns tomorrow or the sell of guns or took my guns away, that it don't help your child's safety at all? because the guns in the hands of the wrong people are still out there? >> for people concerned about gun safety, you have to be able to say we'll pass a law and tomorrow it will nothing bad will ever happen again.
what causes everyone held to that standard? >> it's understandable but nobody has come up with something this will actually help. >> can you understand why people feel differently about, say, a gun than they might feel about a knife or pair of scissors? >> i understand it. but i also, same thing, not to sound insensitive, i find it a little ignorant. you can take this van and drive it through -- >> i'm sorry. >> you just said you could drive this van through something. well, guess what, that happened on the strip here. guess what we have up now, we have barricades to protect the people from being run over by a car. >> you didn't make the cars go any slower. you changed something here. >> yeah, we changed something. we made a change. i mean, i just think that's -- >> but flot to the car. nobody blamed the car, not once. >> we looked, we had a problem, one time problem. same with the shoe bomb in the airport. we had one-time thing happen. and we did something about it. we have had ha lot of problems
with gun things and we can't enforce the laws we have. why is that not the biggest problem in america? >> nobody can really sit down and tell me something that this ll stop this because of this. >> so from your point of view, bump stocks are okay, silencers are okay? >> bump stocks have nothing to do with it. bump stock that's making you fire a rifle faster, right, it's almost silly, you lose accuracy, right, because bouncing all over the place and going crazy. not sitting there actually aiming shots. a silencer does not make a gun silent. it makes it okay for your hearing. it lowers the decibels. >> at the end of the day when i look around i finish getting hypnotized people smart on guns, but other countries do nt have this problem? >> maybe because they are more in tune with each other. >> their societies are berth. i've lived in europe. >> i think it comes down to parenting kids bullying.
>> you look at how many kids bullied that do these violent acts, they kill themselves or other people. >> there are no bullies in other countries. >> no, but maybe they teach their kids resiliency. maybe we are a country too soft. we want everything perfect. >> you have to say guns are a problem, that is a part of it. we were shot but against. we >> everybody will agree that a gun in the wrong hands is part of the problem, 100%. >> yeah. this is a healing remembrance garden for the victiming. >> people talk about vegas strong. you are somebody that sold weapons, but you are still here. >> because people still deserve to be here.
gun control is one of these issues where it is difficult to find agreement. but one thing all three of those people in that van have in common, they are parents of young kids and they are all doing what they think is right to keep their kids safe. up next, my own messy truth about guns. but first here is more of what you have to say. we need change. we need amendments. we need some action right now that lets people know that their lives are worth more than anything. >> i think people are naive to think those regulation wills s followed. [ applause ] ♪ when heartburn hits... fight back fast with tums smoothies. it starts dissolving the instant it touches your tongue... and neutralizes stomach acid at the source. ♪ tum tum tum tum... smoothies... only from tums
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