To this point I've more or less kept my mouth shut on the issue of the day...gun control. Perhaps it's because I don't pretend to know everything, nor do I make rash decisions based on a small piece of information.
I'm in the studio right now doing the show and of course, CNN is covering the issue. I'd like to applaud the team for making a very clear point I think most people don't know: An assault weapon does not equal a machine gun (which have been illegal in this country since the 1930's). An assault weapon is generally characterized as such based on it's features; i.e. tactical rails, upgraded sites, grips, etc. One trigger pull = one round fired. By that logic, an assault weapon is equally as deadly (or effective depending on your point of view) as a hand gun. Again, as such an assault weapon ban doesn't make much sense at all. At least with an assault weapon you can see if someone's got it because they're so big.
I don't think any new gun control is necessary. We have thousands of gun laws on the books, and politics has neutered those laws.
In my opinion, we need to examine, overhaul, and streamline the laws we already have instead of making everything more convoluted.
Huge news story today, it turns out the girlfriend of Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te'o never even existed. All reports are saying now he was having a romantic relationship online with a woman he'd never met, and as it turns out it was someone posing as this woman. Personally I believe that story. He's a high profile athlete and I think someone was preying on that. My caller, however believes it was all an elaborate hoax to help him gain sympathy votes so he could win the Heisman Trophy. Listen to the full call here:
This happened back in November, but the 911 call audio has just come out. Pastor Tom Donovan from St. Aloysius church in Springfield, IL called 911 because he was stuck in a pair of handcuffs...but he wasn't robbed. He also had a ball gag in his mouth. Apparently he was getting freaky in the church but his lover apparently ran off and abandoned him. Well that's not very Christian of him/her.