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sleep. don't miss our weekend special. save $1,000 on our most popular smart bed, and free home delivery when you add a base. ends monday. to learn more, go to sleepnumber.com. good morning. it is sunday, july 10, 7:00 on the dot as we take a live look outside. cloudy skies. you can see the sun trying to break in through their. similar to what we saw yesterday, we had a cloudy start across some parts of the bay, but yesterday turned out to be quite a lovely day. let's see what we have in store today. let's check in with meteorologist who has a look at our microclimate forecast.
oh, i see what you're starting with. the fire in yosemite. we will switch gears to that, a much more serious look at the forecast. >> we will be warmer here in the bay area, also this plays into the conditions at yosemite. we are keeping a close eye on it, because as you can see, this is a live look from yosemite. you see the orange glow, the trees -- we've definitely been monitoring this as the threat continues to those precious sequoias. here's a look at the temperature trend through the yosemite area. 33 degrees right now, with the temperatures begin climbing eventually into those 90s. safely, the wind speed is, right now, but it has been so dry with little to no rain that we have a ton of fuel. hopefully the winds will help, but the temperature and the dry conditions are expected to remain. were also keep an eye on pitts word at the marsh fire.
we will have the full forecast of what to expect throughout the remainder of the bay area coming up in just in a few minutes. let's continue the coverage on the fires. >> as you just mentioned, that fire in pittsburgh, they are back out there battling that brushfire. it's near an old power plant in pittsburgh on west 10th street. 200 acres have burned so far, and they have fortunately been able to stop forward progress. but the fire has been moldering for certain several weeks. today, we spoke with kruse who said there are a number of reasons why this fire have been out of to put out. >> even though forward progress has stopped and there's no threat to buildings, the fire still burning. you can see over my shoulder, the fire is still glowing. firefighters expected to stay that way for several days. pittsburg neighbors have been dealing with smoke for weeks now . >> we can't go outside. even
when we open the garage, smoke coming in. >> with the wind blowing, it's been a problem. >> persistent fire keeps coming back and burning more land every time it really is. it originally started may 30th and has re-sparked several times since then, including once on june 19th were burned around 219 acres near pittsburg's waterfront, an area covered by pete moss. >> we were monitoring this fire daily just to make sure it wasn't what you take off on us again. >> but saturday afternoon, the wind and dry conditions lit up the flames once more, pushing the fire toward a decommissioned powerplant. >> we had train tracks running through the fire area. we have high tension fire lines. we had some of this vegetation throughout the area, these palm trees. earlier we were torching them
off, because they were not limbed up properly. so we had a number of issues with this fire. >> with air and ground resources, they were able to stop forward progress and eliminate any threat against the communities on the eastern side of the fire. no injuries were reported. although a nearby car shop says five or six of their vehicles to catch on fire. neighbors in the area are just hoping kruse win the final battle against this troublesome fire. >> it's too close for comfort. i don't feel safe. hopefully they can get it fixed. >> of the fire gets nearby, it's very dangerous. i don't know. it's unspeakable of what might happen. >> we are also keeping a close eye on the washburn fire burning in yosemite. this is the infrared video of the nearly 1200 a fire. so far, there is no containment in the flames are getting closer and closer to the park's famed giant sequoias.
cal perry reports from yosemite. >> the urgent battle to save one of yosemite's most valuable treasures is heating up. the mariposa grove, home to the largest collection of giant sequoias in the park, some standing here for thousands of years, now under threat from an out-of-control and erno that has been tearing through the brush since thursday. >> at some of the oldest trees that there are. they are massive giants when you stand next to them. >> cruiser fighting the fire from the air and ground. the washburn fire has already ripped over more than 700 acres. hearts of the park closed during its busiest times. typically attract more than 1 million visitors. the flames have forced 1600 people to evacuate from a nearby community and popular campground. >> everybody's been training and preparing for this, and that's what everyone is here to do -- fight that fire. >> all of yosemite is under
with the california drought monitor calls extreme or exceptional drought, with almost no rainfall in recent months. conditions are prime for fires to burn hotter, and for longer to the section of the grove, but it is still very much active in other parts. and so much of the success that firefighters may have in the coming days is going to depend on the conditions. >> that was cal perry reporting for us, and here's a look at time-lapse video taken yesterday evening. you could see the smoke and the glow of the flames over that ridge. as you've heard, the fire has now burned nearly 1200 acres with zero containment. we also have new video of the firefight up close. you can see the flames and the hand crews trying to cut lines. the fire is threatening more than 500 ancient sequoias in the famed mariposa grove, and
that includes the 3000-year-old grizzly giant. if the largest tree in the park. we are also looking at what they are doing to protect the sequoias. they laid out sprinklers to spray the trees with water. some of them are also wrapped in special fire resistant foil. we turned out to breaking news out of the north bay. police are investigating a homicide in petaluma. just before 2:00 this morning, they responded and found a man in the middle of keller street. crews attempted cpr on him, but he died on the scene. police are still there investigating and searching for the killer. it has been another weekend of protests across the country in reaction to the supreme court's overturning of roe versus wade. this is a protest in sacramento near the state capital. demonstrators took over the streets yesterday carrying signs and chanting. and closer to home in san jose, a similar scene out at city hall.
students organized this protest in favor of reproductive rights. they said while they know women's rights aren't threatened here in california, you want to send a message of support to women in states where abortions are now illegal. >> our rights are protected, but right now we are here in solidarity. >> i'm here to support people of color and people who deserve the right to an abortion, who deserve the right to a choice. >> in addition 12 the demonstrations against the ruling, there were some like this one in chicago celebrating the end of roe versus wade. it's been two weeks since the supreme court's historic ruling. now to a pregnant woman in texas finding a ticket, sitting on her unborn child counts as a person. she was ticketed for driving alone in an hov lane, but she says her unborn child should count as a second nursing and plans on fighting the ticket. when she was stopped by sheriffs, she explained that
she is 34 weeks pregnant. the officer told her it did not count, and gave her a $275 ticket. she says this highlights that texas law recognizes an unborn child is a person, at the state's transportation code doesn't. >> i really don't feel like it's right. one law is saying it one way, but then another lie saying it another way. >> her lawyer says there is no law saying what to do in this situation. she is expected to appear in court later this month, which she says is around the time of her due date. back here locally, first responders rushed to help some boaters in the south they yesterday afternoon after a crash. it happened at 3:30 in the alviso marina just north of santa clara. a rescue crew had to move fast to reach those people, because rising tides were about to trap them on the other side of the bridge. two of the three people on board the boat were hurt, but not serious. it's not yet clear what caused that crash.
welcome back. it's time now for our weekly discussion with chuck todd, moderator of meet the press. hi chuck, thanks for joining us this morning. i want to start with the january 6th committee. we saw former trump white house counsel appear -- well, we didn't see it, but we heard he appeared before the committee on friday. liz cheney has called him a critical witness. what makes this onso integral? >> i think it will depend on what -- how much he is going to come of what we heard from cassidy hutchinson, the mark meadows aid who had some explosive testimony. she even quoted pat cippilone
directly. now, she won't go as far as to say cippilone confirmed those specific quotes that were so striking from ms. hutchins and, but she did say that essentially the narrative was the same. i think a lot of times, let's wait to see what we hear from mr. cippilone. he was reluctant to do this, and apparently the only areas where he would refuse and cite executive privilege were anytime when he was asked what he said to the president directly. and so that was the only place where we didn't hear. so let's see -- let's see what he said. everybody else in that white house counsel office we have heard from, they were sounding alarms left and right. it does sound like he was doing himmler. >> it will be interesting to see what he ends up saying. i'm going to turn out to elon musk. we are reporting on his move to back out of buying twitter.
you have kera swisher on your show today. a lot of people here at least in silicon valley saying they're not surprised he's backing out. what is her take? >> right. same thing. it was the most predictable event. the day he decided he was going to buy it, you are like -- it wasn't if he will back out, but how he will do it. but we will see what happens here. she thinks it's going to end up, a court is going to have to decide. she thinks the court price is a little too high for them to make him buy it. twitter sticking to their guns, she seems to think, so this is going to be a drawn out process which is only bad if you work at twitter and if you care about twitter, because it really means that everything sort of lip this it's not like the company is going to stop operating, but you are not going to be trying new things, everybody's going to be worried about who is the next owner, what is the future? it's one of those things that can really impact the site and have it atrophied.
>> i have friends who work here and they are not thrilled about this news. thanks for your insight this morning. we hope you join chuck for this morning's meet the press. he will have exclusive interviews with representative stephanie murphy, as well as maryland governor larry hogan. plus, commerce secretary gina raimondo and kera swisher. we hope you stick around. coming up in about 30 minutes, we speak to larry hurston for our weekly segment. we take a look at gun laws in the u.s. and how they differ from other countries in the wake of recent mass shootings. crews now how the upper hand on the electro fire. it's 72% contained and evacuation orders have been reduced to just warnings. before crews gained control of the fire, nearly 100 visitors were trapped inside a campground in amador county.
surrounded by flames, they took cover in this building. they were led there by a pg&e worker who does routine checkups in the workhouse and had the keys to get inside. >> we been through floods and fires and storms. and so we know it can sustain pretty much everything. so it was probably the safest place anyone of us could go. >> wow, what luck. a state inside the powerhouse for 6 hours. after some of the flames died down, they were able to safely escape the fire. new this morning, officials are warning at the slow pace of kids getting covid-19 vaccines. in the last two weeks, nearly 300,000 children under the age of five have received the shot. the white house says this is a slower pace than older groups, but that was expected for the 13 million kids now able to get the vaccine. limitary figures show the vaccine rate in young kids is
about 10%. this comes as new variants are being detected across the nation. researchers say the variance were at least four times more resistant to three doses of vaccine. if you have been infected with covid in the past few weeks, you are still at risk of reinfection. >> what it means is, that window period of protection from your last infection is shorter, just because there are new kids on the block. >> the doctor says masks and vaccines are the best way to protect yourself. despite the new sub variance and climbing cases, an iconic theater on the peninsula is moving forward and reopening after being shuttered since the start of the pandemic. stanford theatre was one of the first movie theaters to closed back in march of 2020, but it reopened yesterday. you can see a long line of people waiting for the first showing. playing on the big screen, the 1934 film the divorce starring
fred astaire and ginger rogers. >> when i was five or six, my parents brought me here. i'm just glad it's back open again. >> tickets cover about half the cost of running the theater. the owners say they have made some changes to the ventilation system to help reduce the risk of covid infection. at 7:18, training this morning, does your know now wants to deliver something sweet to you. the company is now combining pizza with ice cream, just in time for national ice cream day on december 17th. you can enter to win it sweepstakes to try it's signature besant crust turned into an ice cream cone. winners will get two croissant cones and two new original ice cream flavors, strawberry tomato basil, and parmesan cheese. >> that's interesting. but it is going to be hotter, so ice cream seems like it makes sense. >> i don't know.
i love pizza and i love ice cream, that i don't think i would love them together. >> let's check in for a look at our sunday forecast. >> we are looking for hotter temperatures, we are always keeping an eye out on fire conditions. it's so dry. in july, that's pretty normal. we don't really get rain. let's take a late look right now. in san jose, you can see the sunshine there. it would be a great day though to go out and enjoy the outdoors. however, look at san francisco waking up to some of that fog. this is what it looks like right now. that is a live look at the current temperatures as you head out the door. the mild overall in the 50s, low 60s. san francisco, 55, and if we look at the past 24 hours, we don't really see much of a change in the temperatures. just a few degrees from the coastline, but actually, we will be running a few degrees
earlier today and into tomorrow. satellite radar, things are pretty quiet. you can see some of that cloud cover from where we had that high-pressure. that's been keeping us dry and also helping warm us up. you can see the fog here, the high clouds will sort of clear out, and then the temperatures will warm up and in through inland areas. the advanced this timeline to about 2:00, 3:00. we get some really nice clearing. it will be a little slower to clear around areas like the bay. we are also talking about the wind gust, is a get breezy at times, and as you know, we are always looking at elevated fire danger can. 10, 15 miles per hour. this is right around 4:00, it does start to pick up in through the interior. and then it carries over into monday, the start of the work week, getting a little gustier going into monday afternoon. pair that with just how dry it is. areas like fairfield, concorde,
livermore -- we get a nice recovery overnight, but then it moves to monday, which by the way, is probably going to be our hottest day of the week. look at the temperatures, and also pair it with the percentage of humidity. 30% in concord, so it's considered a good percentage. only want to stay above that 40%, we have all of that dried brush out there and it hasn't rained in quite some time. so 92 in morgan hill, 88 in san jose. already at 89. through the east bay, antioch nearing the triple digits. meanwhile, redwood city, 80 degrees. and then in san francisco, up to the mid-bay, low to mid 90s. definitely look to see those microclimates in play. don't forget your allergy medicine if you are heading out the door. grass pollen will be really high. were watching out for those king tide's as well.
that will be something to look forward to as are as sites and the dangers behind it. >> so much going on. i like this warm weather, though. thank you. at 7:21, there's much more ahead . the giants get a much-needed win against the padres. format coming up, what they did in san diego that hasn't happened in more than a year. we will explain next in sports.
now leave less mascara residue than the leading wipes with no wipe waste. garnier micellar cleansing water and reusable eco pad. by garnier, naturally! good morning, everyone. i'm anthony florez. a pair of rare accomplishments by the giants against the padres. one, a win, and two, a complete game on the hill. tied it 1-1 with a man on it the eighth, wilmer flores dumps all over the hanging curve. it's a two-one shot giving the giants a three-four lead. i was more than enough for carlos rodin, strikes out 12 and requires 20 tree while
going the distance. the giants beat the padres 3-1 in there's first complete game in more than a year, and just their fifth win in the last 19 games. p.a.s capitalizing on a few mistakes by the astros with the bases loaded in the north. seth brown with a chopper in front of the plate. maldonado mrs. shawn murphy, that cut the lead in half to 2- 1. that's a pass ball by maldonado, a run scored tying the game at 2-2. valdes throws it into the dirt. he's forced on the go-ahead run. the a's score three runs without a hit, and it holds up. the a's beat the astros for the first time this season, 3-2. >> we took advantage of their mistakes, and played a good game, good clean game to come out on top. >> the earthquakes traveling north of the border to take on toronto, 26 minute quakes on
the move. his 10th goal of the season, so the quakes go up a score. but they were moments away from defeat when jack tied it in stoppage time with his first mls goal. the match ends in a 2- 2 draw. the quakes are at la galaxy on wednesday. your steph curry showing off a step back three. >> we never get tired of that. steph curry looks like he's having a blast at the americans entry championship in lake tahoe. he did have his a game on the course, but check out his hands here. he carries a pass from aaron rodgers. curry is currently tied for 20th place. mark mulder leads by two point heading into today's final round. that's a look at your morning sports. i'm anthony florez for today in the bay. >> it is 7:26, we have much
more ahead. coming up, flames reignited near a decommissioned powerplant. this fire actually sparked more than a month ago. why crews are having such a hard time putting it out. plus, the fire in yosemite doubled in size overnight, the flames creeping closer to some of the world's oldest trees. the actions firefighters are taking to protect those giants quite yes.
or live chat at calhope.org today. good morning. it is sunday july 10th, 7:29 as we take a live look out side. cloudy skies over sf oh, similar to what we saw yesterday morning. it sounds like much the same on tap for this sunday. thank you so much for starting your morning with us. a quick look at our microclimate forecast, but first, we start with the ever important fire burning in
yosemite. >> it's a sad situation, because as you hear over and over again, in california we are at the point where is no longer just fire season. it's fires year-round. in yosemite, you can see the camera there with the orange low and those precious trees down below. we are monitoring the conditions in that area, and it has been so dry. we haven't been any significant rain in quite some time. the temperatures today are expected to climb into the 90s very quickly by 12, 1:00. it's also the wins in the humidity that play a role as well. thankfully, the wind speeds are calm right now, but any sort of breeze can spread a fire as we've seen before. we've been keeping an eye out in pittsburg at the marsh fire, because conditions remain dry and those temperatures will bump up into the 90s. will have a closer look coming up in my full forecast. for now, i will send it over to
keira with continuing coverage. >> we are going to continue with that fire in pittsburg. crews in the east bay are back out there this morning battling a brush fire. it's neuronal powerplant. it's off of west 10th street, and 200 acres have burned so far. crews haven't been able to stop forward progress, the fire has been smoldering now for several weeks. crews say there are several reasons the fire so tough to extinguish. today, stephanie reports. >> even though forward progress has stopped and there's no threats to buildings, the fire is still burning. right over my shoulder, the fire is glowing lubes of smoke still coming out. firefighters expected to stay that way for several days. pittsburg neighbors have been dealing with smoke for weeks now. >> we can't go outside.
when we open the garage, there smoke coming in. >> with the wind blowing, it's been a problem. >> firefighters say persistent fire keeps coming back and burning morland every time it reignites. it originally started may 30th at bay point and has sparked several times since then, were burned around 200 acres near pittsburg's waterfront, an area covered by peat moss . >> we are monitoring this fire daily just to see -- make sure it wasn't going to take off on us again. >> but saturday afternoon, the dry conditions lit up the flames once more, pushing the fire 40 decommissioned powerplant. >> we had train tracks running through the fire area. we have high tension power lines. we had vegetation throughout the area, these palm trees earlier were torching off because they were not limbed up properly. so we had a number of issues with this fire. >> with air and ground
resources, crews were able to stop forward progress and eliminate any threat to the communities on the eastern side of the fire. no injuries were reported, although a nearby car shop says five or six of their vehicles did catch on fire. neighbors in the area are just hoping crews win the final battle against this troublesome fire. >> it's too close to comfort. i don't feel safe. lovely they can get it fixed. >> if the fire comes nearby, it's very dangerous. i don't know. it's unspeakable what might happen. >> we are also keeping a close eye on the washburn fire that was mentioned burning in yosemite. this is new infrared video of the now more than 1500 a fire. it has doubled in size since yesterday morning. so far, there is no containment, and the flames are getting closer and closer to the park's famed giants requires. nbc's kal perry reports.
>> the urgent battle to save one of yosemite's most valued treasures is heating up. the mariposa grove, home to the largest collection of giant sequoias in the park now under threat from an out-of-control inferno that has been tearing through drought stricken brush since thursday. >> at some of the oldest trees that they are. they are massive giants would you stand next to them. >> crews are fighting the fire from the air and ground. this is already ripped over more than 700 acres. hearts of the park closed during some of the busiest times. they typically attract more than 1 million visitors. the flames of forced an estimated 1600 people to be evacuated from the nearby community and popular campgrounds. >> we been training and preparing for this, and that's what we are here to do. >> all of yosemite is under
what the california drought monitor calls extreme or exceptional drought. with almost no rainfall in recent months, conditions are primed for fires to burn hotter and for longer periods of time. >> we are now here in the mariposa grove, as you can see, the fire has already burned through this section but is still very much active in other parts. so much of the success that firefighters may have in the coming days is going to depend on the conditions. >> that was cal perry reporting for us, and here's a look at time-lapse video taken yesterday evening. you can see the smoke and that glow of the flames over the ridge. as you heard, the fire has now burned more than 1500 acres with 0% containment. we also have new video of the firefight up close. you can see those flames and this smoke. hand crews trying to cut lines. the fire is threatening more than 500 ancient sequoias in the mariposa grove. that includes the 3000-year-old
grizzly giant. it's the largest tree in the park. we have a look at what firefighters are doing to try to protect these sequoias. they laid out the sprinkler systems to spray the trees with water. some of the trunks are also wrapped in special fire resistant foil. >> at 7:36, we are turning now to breaking news out of the north way. police are investigating a homicide out of petaluma. just before 2:00 this morning, and when they responded, they found a man in the middle of keller street. they attempted cpr on the man, but he died on the scene. police are still on scene investigating how that man died, and who did it. >> it has been another week in the protest across the country in reaction to the overturning of roe versus wade. this is a protest in sacramento yesterday near the state capital. demonstrators took over the street carrying signs and chanting. and in san jose, it
was a similar scene outside the the hall. students organize this protest in favor of reproductive rights. they say they know women's rights aren't threatened here in california, but they want to send a message is worked to women in states where abortions are now illegal. >> ourstanding in solidarity. >> i'm here to support people of color and people who deserve the right to an abortion and who deserve the right to a choice. >> in addition to all the demonstrations against the ruling, there were some like this in chicago celebrating the end of roe versus wade. it has been two weeks since the supreme court's historic ruling. now to a follow-up to a story we told you about yesterday morning, the city of fairfield along with the matt garza via foundation hosted a gun buyback foundation yesterday. weapons had to be in the trunk and unloaded. officers also accepted boxed ammunition.
in exchange, people received gift cards. organizers say they collected 92 guns. the max garcia foundation is named after a city councilman who was murdered by somebody who illegally bought a gun at a garage sale. friends and family will be holding a fundraiser for the three men who drowned in the sacramento river delta near brandon island. witnesses say the three men jumped into the water to save an eight-year-old boy who was starting to struggle in the water. it happened last sunday. the child made it to shore safely, but there has been no sign of the three men since. the fundraiser will be at raymonde the park in oakland at noon. family say they are trying to raise money for funeral expenses and to repatriate the men to their home country of guatemala for burial. parts of highway 101 in the north they are still closed this morning. caltrans crews are replacing a
broken drainage system. two lanes are completely shut down. it caused a serious backup on the golden gate bridge yesterday. this is video from last evening. the lane closures are in sausalito between the robin williams tunnel and rodeo avenue. it will continue through 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. at 7:39, still to come today, the u.s. is ramping up its efforts to combat monkeypox. what the government is doing, but why some bay area leaders say it's not enough.
in the 7:41 on a sunday morning. i hope it's off to a fantastic start. if you got your cup of coffee going, the skies right now in the interior, a lot more sunshine in the fog on the coast. let's show you a live look right now in downtown san jose. beautiful skies there, meanwhile sanford disco was very nice. very summerlike for san francisco in july.
we've got the fog, and today will be another beautiful day with warm temperatures ahead. 61 degrees in fremont, 60 in san jose, 55 in san francisco. we are starting a pretty mild. no big changes in the temperatures in the past 24 hours. satellite radio is also pretty calm. it's been dry and warm the past couple of days. now on deck is going to be king tide. we are monitoring that heading into tomorrow, tuesday, and when day. take a look at your outlet. we still have some of that cloud cover around the coastline, and then inland temperatures can expect to see warmer skies as well as clearing skies by about 11:00 tonight. look what happens -- we still keep memory layer hanging around around the bay, and of course santa cruz and san francisco. we are also monitoring the wind gust's. right now they are calm, but it will get tough into the afternoon especially run the coastline and even around parts
of the interior. this is expected to continue as well into monday. and anytime we got hot temperatures, we've also got to look at the fire danger index based on the humidity. it is still very dry with those percentages falling less than 30%. a lot of times, we get a nice recovery overnight. that heading into tomorrow, it is expected to be the hottest day of the week. look at all these percentages falling below that 30% mark. livermore 22%, clear lake, 18. in gilroy, 89. san jose, 90. and look at some of these really hard temperatures. concord and antioch, upper 90s, nearing the triple digit mark. it's definitely going to be quite a day of microclimates as you look at 77 in oakland and just how much it warms up on the east bay. redwood city, 80 degrees. eventually, they will get some sunshine in there with some temperatures in the 70s, up to
97. here's your seven-day outlook. we are watching out for those king tide's heading into monday, tuesday, and when day. >> looks nice. thank you. at 7:43 right now. we have much more ahead on the bay. nbc political analyst joins us to discuss the gun laws in the u.s. versus other countries. you will explore whether recent gun violence could prompt lawmakers to rethink gun control laws.
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through physical contact. the u.s. has vowed to distribute about 2 million doses this year. but san francisco lawmakers are slamming the federal government for its first wants to the monkeypox outbreak, calling it a public health failure. senator scott weiner and matt haney issued a joint statement saying the outbreak is close to getting out of control. they say it is heavily impacting and bisexual men. lawmakers argue that the city isn't receiving enough vaccine doses from the government. the body of former japanese prime minister shinzo abe has arrived in tokyo. abe was shot and killed friday in an assassination at a campaign event in western japan. the a 41-year-old man was arrested. the hearse carried abe's body from the hospital hours away to his home in tokyo. many politicians were's been arriving at his home to offer their condolences. funeral services are expected to take place tomorrow and tuesday.
japanese citizens were shocked when the former prime minister died of a gunshot because very few japanese civilians actually own guns. but as we know with recent mass shootings here, guns are quite common in the u.s. let's bring in nbc bay area analyst larry gersten. hi larry, good to see you. is it just that we have more guns in the u.s., or is there more to it? >> that's a good place to start, because guns are very much a part of our culture, if you will. unlike japan, where they are hardly ever seen. we know this much -- that guns are first and foremost, when it comes to how this country relates to any other country in the world, the united states is number one when it comes to owning guns. take a look at that graphic right there. for every 100 people, we have 120 guns. about 400 million of them, actually in the united states.
look where we are with relationships almost anyone else. you get all the way down to japan, and what you see? you see .3. .3 persons for every 100. that's hardly anything. they rank 165th out of 175 countries. the united states has a little bit more than a 4th% of the worlds population. we own 46% of the world's privately owned guns. >> wow. so we see the presence there. you just laid it out or us. you know? why do you think we have such a commitment to guns? physical back to the second amendment? what is it? >> well, everyone's got passion when it comes to guns. on both sides of the issue. let's begin with one piece of information. a recent poll asked, what is more important to you? controlling violence or protecting second amendment rights? 59% said we want to control violence. 34% -- but that when you tease
out this whole thing and get down to the second level of analysis, what you find out? democrats, 92% are saying we are concerned with controlling violence. 70% of republicans say we are concerned with protecting gun rights. let's never forget that 60% -- or darn near close to 60%, then we have to control gun violence . that's the headline, and you also see the kind of thing blocking the tail end on the other side. >> i guess at first glance it's really along party lines, but then you mention the 60%. it is a clear majority favoring more gun control, so why isn't that enough to move congress?ma important question of all and when the very few of us ever pay attention to. you begin by looking at the organization, two senators for every state. that's how things work and that's how we are organized.
of the law center took a look at all those states that have lousy gun control laws, and they found 24 states that got a capital f and had virtually no legislation. that's 48 u.s. senators. of those 48 u.s. senators, 38 are republicans, conservative republicans, who want nothing to do with any gun control. 10 are democrats, and they are not much far off. those states in the south and the plain states, those are the ones the present anything from getting done, because as we know, it takes only 41 senators to block legislation because of what we know as the filibuster. 38 senators are from those states that want nothing to do with gun control. that's why it's so hard to do anything, even though majorities want something done. >> and make sense when you put
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bay where police are investigating a homicide in petaluma. he received a call from downtown just before 2:00 this morning and when they responded they found a man in the middle of keller street. the attempted cpr on the man, but he died. police are still there investigating how he was killed, and who did it. >> vegetation fire in pittsburg has been giving firefighters a battle for more than a month now. it is ignited several times since may, moving east from bay pointe. yesterday's dry and windy conditions made its bark once again. so far, the marsh fire escorts more than 200 acres. it is 70% contained, and we are told all forward progress has been stopped. but it's been since may 30th when the fire originally started , when it reignited yesterday afternoon and came close to a decommission powerplant. the plant was a big concern, as well as all the dry brush surrounding it. >> we had train tracks running through the fire area.
we have high tension power lines. we had some of these -- we had vegetation throughout the area. these palm trees earlier were torching off because they were not limbed up properly. so we had a number of issues with this fire. >> with air and ground resources, crews were able to eliminate any threats to the communities on the eastern side of the fire. no injuries were reported, no structures were damaged. we are also continuing to keep a close eye on the fire burning in yosemite, the washburn fire. this is new infrared video of it. so far, the fire has now burned more than 1500 acres. it has doubled in size since yesterday morning and there is zero containment. have a video of the firefight up close. flames and moe kier on the grounds as crews try to cut lines. as we been telling you, the fire is threatening more than 500 ancient sequoias in the
framed mariposa grove. they are one of the most visited spots in all of yosemite national park. park teams are looking to wrap some of the trees and fire resistant foil. dave even laid out sprinkler systems to spray the trees with water. so far, there is no reports for any major damage of the famed trees, but the u.s. forest service blames several wildfires for killing more than 20% of the giant sequoias in the sierra nevada. a perfect time-out before we go to check in with i'm meteorologist to look at the conditions out there. >> is one thing we see over and over again. we see that dry brush, which is why it remains elevated fire danger no matter what the conditions are. but today specifically we will be seeing lower temperatures. we are going to have to keep a close eye, especially through some of our valiant hilltop areas. if you notice the temperatures in the 60s, kings tied coming
into play. >> a lot going on. thanks for that look, and thanks to all of you for making us a part of your sunday morning. will have more local news for you tonight at 5:00, 6:00, 11:00, and we are always on it nbc bay area.com. we hope to see you right back here next weekend. we call it oleyumi. you call it california. our land, our culture, our people once expansive, now whittled down to a small community. only one proposition supports california tribes like ours.
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