The Last Word | December 20, 2012
>>> today an marie murphy. six-year-old ckathrine hubpbard. benjamin wheeler . the song, "here comes the sun" was played at his funeral today. six yeermd six-year-old alison wyatt wanted to be an artist when she grew up. 6-year-o 6-year-oldg jesse lewis's family remember him in boots, tromping through the pasture on his way from one adventure to another. and friends and family of 30-year-old lauren rousseau's mother said they need to take those weapons and burn them.
>> law enforcement officials from across the country as well as members of the president's cabinet.
>> we have to have a comprehensive way to respond to the mass murder of our children in connecticut. the president is absolutely committed to keeping his promise that we will act and act in a way as he said that we can only save one life. we have to take action.
>> joining me now joy read and conthan kepart. some are concerned that the task force might be dragging it's feet.
>> yeah, and first of all, it is so hard to watch that when you read though read those bios. it points to the fact that we are in the moment now of the highest grief of the crowntoountry and now for the first half of the show, you have been talking about the wing of the house. you can't pass things that would be good deals for them. i'm one of those who is skeptical of giving them another month. there will be fewer tea partiers in the house. with his failure to lead his caucus it will be hard anyway. this is the pressure point that he should have used but i'm hopeful that joe biden can make it work.
>> there are those on the democratic side that have had problems with kun control issue s. senator bob casey , let's listen to what he said today about this.
>> wait, we don't have the tape. i have to read this. he said the power of the weapon the number of bullets, that hit each child that was so to me so chilling it haunts me, it should haunt every public official if those two bills come before the senate i he will vote for boem. that is a definitive statement. that is not saying i'll vote for it in december. he is in a tough spot in the past to say something like that. what happened in newtown. remember, it is a week ago tomorrow. just seven days that this massacre happened. that this tragedy befell the country. and so it was powerful because it was children and because it was a school and someone from the outside going into create carnage that only the hardest of hearts had been moved. to spur those who were in favor of gun control into action. i'm going to have to disagree with joy in this and i bring up the seven days because with the holidays coming and the new congress coming in. there isn't physically not enough time to get enough legislation written and get it passed to have anything become law before the congress comes in. heaven help anyone who comes into the 113th congress who doesn't bring in some kind of control. the high velocity ammo. heaven hope those people who vote know on that in the next congress .
>> well, senator scott brown , who is not supposed to be in the next congress is still talking about what he will vote for in the next congress because he believes he is poing to get it run for john rkerry's seat. he said he would support an assault weapon 's ban. and you could be when it with eye other position. if they keep this visible. hopefully you can maintain this visib visible. this stories are so powerful. because it is chirp, it makes it so hard to go back. we have shown that the nra is losing power fast.
>> andjonathan, the president said in december, this will be in my state of the union address . i think we are likely to see somebody in the gallery who has been affected by this kind of murder.
>> i think the momentum that joy is afraid is foeing to dissipate actually won't. he has given it more than a month to get them in order so that when he delivers the state of the union address . as you say with the power of the paragraphs in that speech. the power of seeing the parents of one of the slain children or all of them there in the gallery, it would be very, very hard for that new congress to look at those family's faces and to vote no on something that would relieve the nation's pain.
>> i think the nra has proved that it is not a guarantee that if they organized and spend against you that you are going to loose.
>> thank you goemg for joining me tonight.
>> thank you.
>> the judge who sentenced the man who shot gabby giffords will do tonight's rewrite. [