msnbc | January 24, 2013
>> watching through this hour, senator dianne feinstein and the introduction of the assault weapons ban of 2013 . that's connecticut senator chris murphy who has joined the chorus of voices along with senator feinstein , to reintroduce this bill. of course, it's been much awaited, and we're lurbiearning that the eastern sports and outdoor show scheduled for next week has apparently been postponed d ed due to the controversy surrounding the bill. it calls for a ban on aseptember 11th weapons and high capacity clips. guns must be logged in a national registry . vice president biden will be part of a live interview hosted by google plus on gun violence . i would like to welcome back to the show shannon watts, a mom of 5 who started the group in the wake of the shooting in newtown, one million moms for gun control . you and your organization recognized this morning by senator feinstein , and i want to show everybody this new abc/ washington post poll which finds more than half of americans favor the president's gun control proposals. what do you think about senator feinstein 's bill and the opposition, the uphill opposition it faces on the hill?
>> we are thrilled that senator feinstein introduced this legislation today. obviously, we think it is important it be bundled as part of the president's gun violence prevention package and it be heard in its entirety and be voted on and we don't delay or dilute this legislation. moms will not stand for it. it is time for common sense gun control in this country. and we're thrilled that she made this announcement today.
>> shannon , you have this march this weekend in washington, d.c. explain what you hope to accomplish by this and also the numbers you're hoping to have show up.
>> you know, we had a rally last week in new york, and this weekend, we're going to have not only this march in d.c. which we're co-sponsoring with the march on gun violence in washington, d.c. we also have 11 other events across the country that day. so for us, this is about frequency, it's not just about numbers. we're going to continue to be out in front of this issue of gun control , and we're going to continue to get moms to join us, to fight for common sense gun control legislation. every month, until we see change at the federal and state levels.
>> you recently wrote an op-ed for the huffington post . you say americans can own guns and be responsible and kids can go to school and feel safe and we can enact gun control laws and honor our forefathers. i want to play what wayne lapierre said on tuesday night.
>> we're told that to stop insane killers, we must accept less freedom, less than the criminal class. and the political elites, less than they keep for themselves.
>> do you think you and others like you will have the power to take on the nra, shannon ?
>> you know, there are 4 million members of the nra, and many of those members believe in common sense gun control . there are 80 million moms in thiscountry. many thought that the 2012 election would be determined by money. in fact, it was determined by the power of women and mothers. we believe we can do the same for gun control . we ask all moms to go to our website at o onemillionmomsforguncontrol. please join us and continue to show that we support common sense gun control legislation.
>> there have been more than 1,000 shooting deaths since newtown. shannon watts, founder of one million moms for gun control . thanks so much. we appreciate your time today.