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here's our breaking news. georgia's republican governor signing a sweeping new elections law that restricts access to voting. a georgia state representative is arrested after knocking on
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governor brian kemp's door, trying to get into his office while he is signing the legislation. she is charged with obstruction. meanwhile, the president of the united states joe biden in his first formal news conference since taking off is slamming moves by gop lawmakers to limit voting access, calling that despicable and un-american. making it clear to the american people his priorities are getting shots in arms, kids in schools, and checks in pockets. big challenges ahead on infrastructure, voting rights, guns and the border. let's discuss now. our chief national affairs correspondent is jeff zeleny. he joins us live. jeff, good evening to you. this voting rights battle is heated. president biden is calling the push by republican state legislatures to restrict voting rights, and i quote here, sick and unamerican. but is it his number one priority given what we saw happen in georgia? >> it is not his number one priority but he explained.
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why during that news conference earlier today. he did say that presidents must select the timing of issues for a reason. he did talk, he was certainly more animated about voting rights than anything else he talked about. he did call it un-american, as you said. he also called it pernicious and used the example that it would be criminal behavior to give an older voter a glass of water as she waited in line to cast a ballot. so he said it was his plan to really explain these laws happening in georgia and many states across the country. he said he does not believe rank and file republicans actually support them. republican officials and elected officials, he said, do. but given all that, don, he still said it is not his top priority. now, there is a bill in the house of representatives that would, you know, federalize election laws. and that is essentially dead on arrival or at least holding in the senate. so that is where the rubber is going to meet the road for him on this. so certainly an issue but it's not the top priority. and he explained why.
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>> well, you know, he talked about infrastructure. right? that's going to be his next push. he is pushing his $3 trillion infrastructure plan. instead of gun legislation or voting rights. this is how he explained that and what you're talking about. here it is. >> successful presidents better than me have been successful in large part because they know how to time what they're doing. order to sign priorities, what needs to be done. >> presidents only have a certain amount of political capital. biden is being practical. he saw how president obama put everything into guns after sandy hook, got nowhere. do you think that's weighing on him? >> i think without question, don. and it wasn't only president obama. it was then vice president joe biden who really was the point person of that gun legislation in the wake of the newtown massacre. i remember being in the halls of the senate, watching the vice president trying to lobby for this bill, meeting with family
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members. that crime, it is hard to imagine a more horrific crime and that did not -- you know, was not enough to get senators to come together on a universal background check. it is one thing, the white house is certainly committed to it. but what he's saying is look, i'm not going to allow it to disrupt my program. he's still laser focused on the economy. that's what the infrastructure, physical infrastructure, also technological infrastructure is all about. that bill is next up. but he says the white house can do many things at once. so he's looking at executive actions, something he can do with the stroke of a pen on guns, as well as pushing congress. but don, it is very much an open question whether anything will change the gun debate in america. so far for decades it really hasn't. >> our man in washington tonight, jeff zeleny. jeff, thank you very much. appreciate that. georgia state representative arrested and removed from the state capitol tonight. she was trying to get into the
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governor's office where he was signing an election overhaul bill. that critics say will make it much harder to vote and a cnn analysis shows disproportionately harms black voters. cnn has learned that senator reverend raphael warnock is with her there at the fulton county jail. cnn's diane gallagher is in atlanta. diane, good evening. this is all caught on tape. tell us what happened. take us inside. >> reporter: yeah. it's probably better for you to see what happened, don, but i can tell you just real quick representative park cannon, she's an atlanta democrat, was obviously in session today because of the votes and as the governor was signing this bill into law in his ceremonial office you saw on that livestream he paused for a bit and it went out, you did hear some banging and it appears that is what's happening. take a look at this video. >> why are they coming all close
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to her like that? why are you getting all close? >> don't touch me now. >> but why does she have to stand back? >> why is the governor trying to sign something in private? why is he keeping a representative -- >> why does she have to step back? >> the governor is signing a bill that affects all georgians. why is he doing it in private and why is he trying to keep elected officials who are representing us out of the process? >> exactly. >> to talk -- >> he said you give her one more time like you're going to do something. are you serious? >> no, you are not -- >> she's not under arrest. >> for what? under arrest for what? for trying to see -- >> you know, don, you can
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probably see there what's going on. it becomes very chaotic. they do basically drag her out. she is handcuffed. they put her in a patrol car and take her to jail. she is facing two felony charges tonight. felony obstruction and also interrupting a general session, a general assembly. according to these arrest affidavits, they also claim that representative cannon stomped on the foot of one of those officers there. but look, don, obviously this isn't what anybody thought was going to happen there. you can hear it in the voices of those protesters who were with her. she is the only person who was arrested and again has since been charged with two felonies for effectively knocking on the governor's door. >> two felonies. i mean, diane, it's just -- it's a really bad look. when you look at it, it's a
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really bad look. and this is a dramatic culmination here. because a bill has been fought over for weeks now, right? >> reporter: weeks, don. really months. but it sort of culminated today in about a five-hour span where the house and then the senate and then the governor signed it. and look, this is something that people here in georgia and really across the country have been paying attention to and fighting. >> diane gallagher, appreciate your reporting. thank you so much, diane. i'm going to bring in now stan herndon, he's our national political analyst, for the nrkts. also latasha brown joins us. i've got to start with your reactions to this. asted, let's start with you. police are dragging a black woman, a lawmaker, out of the capitol. the governor is on the other side of the door signing this bill into law. and i just want everyone to look -- you look at the picture here that he tweeted.
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pretty much impossible not to notice that it is a room full of men, believed to be all white men here. then when you put them side by side, that kind of says it all. no? >> yeah. i mean, this is an image and a kind of struggle that speaks to a much larger arc in american history. the kind of rise of black political power and that being met with a backlash that has been consistent throughout kind of the story of american democracy and continues to be true. now, we know kind of as a fact that the impact of these voting efforts will disproportionately hurt black and brown voters in georgia. we know as a fact that those are the voters who helped propel joe biden to victory in december, helped propel those two democratic senators to win in georgia. and we know that republicans are looking to how the rest got back. they could try to appeal to these constituencies. they could try to get them on their side to believe in conservative causes. but what we have seen across the
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country is republicans who are much more willing to rule by minority, to rule by limiting voting access than appeal to the majority consensus. and i think that is -- and georgia's just a microcosm of what's going to be a larger american story on this front where will democracy be able to rise to the stress test. and at this point we're seeing one that has doubled down on trump's big lie of the election but has also doubled down on the willingness to see a kind of minutia of voters as more important than the growing multicultural majority. >> latasha, what's your reaction? >> we've got to call it what it is. quite frankly this is racist and anti-democratic. we can fix it up however we want to fix it up, but whatever we're look at, we're looking at jim crow to make its emergence again. we're looking at we saw the image of the governor of the state of georgia, who actually got in power by suppressing the vote in the state of georgia, and as a reaction black voters
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came out in historic numbers. and so because of our participation now there's these punitive measures that will literally create barriers to the vote. and so what we saw, we saw this image of him on the side surrounded by white men and literally we saw the state troopers taking a duly elected official who happens to be a black woman out in handcuffs and taking her to jail. i mean, it's right before us, what we're seeing and what we're witnessing right now. i think it's beyond just a stress test around what we're seeing for the laws right now. we are being -- we have a question that we've got to answer. will america become a democracy? at the end of the day regardless of what political party is in office, my right as a citizen should be protected because i vote i should not be punished. and because other organizations just like they've criminalized handing out water and snacks to people, older people that we saw in line, some of those people were in line for two, three, four hours.
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right? so it is criminal what is happening -- >> or longer. or longer, latosha. let me ask you this, and i'm glad you bring that up. because when you look at the optics of this, you're right. and we put it up side by side moments ago. it's really bad optics for republicans. you have the picture of this, tweeting it out, being very proud of, it holding the press conference -- at least tweeting the picture out. and then not allowing a black woman in as there are charges of voter suppression spp i mean, it is the picture, the quintessential picture of what's going on right now. here's what i'm wondering as we look at the optics of this, if democrats are going to strategize, can you imagine putting older people in line in sort of the vein of rosa parks, people trying to give them food and water after they're in line for a long time, and then them being arrested? as those pictures go out to america, the next time that people are in line voting, what happens? what does america do? what happens to the republican
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party? do they really want to be the folks behind the pictures of people being arrested for handing a little old lady a glass of water as she's waiting in line to cast her vote? do they really want to be that? is that who they want to be? >> what i think they've shown is there's no moral center, there's no floor. that what we're looking at, we're look at voters in the state of georgia being punished for using, exercising their civil right. i think that is really important for us to know that this is a question that goes far beyond georgia. that georgia's just one state of many states that we're seeing the same kind of legislation -- >> 43. >> voting rights legislation from congress. the senate is going to have to end the filibuster. there's no way around it. we're going to have to move forward. we're going to have to pass hr-1, hr-4. we're going to have to strengthen voting rights in this country because what we're seeing is just the tip of the iceberg. the one thing that gives me hope
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is people are rising up. if you saw today, the protests i participated in, there was a multiracial, multigenerational coalition of people saying that we believe in democracy and we're going to fight for our democracy and we're going to stand for it. >> astead, i want to play this. this is from the president today, what he said about some of these bills being put forward all across the country earlier, the ones that latosha just referred to. here it is. >> what i'm worried about is how un-american this whole initiative is. it's sick. it's sick. i'm convinced that we'll be able to stop this because it is the most pernicious thing -- this makes jim crow look like jim eagle. i mean, this is gigantic, what they're trying to do. and it cannot be sustained. i'm going to do everything in my power along with my friends in the house and the senate to keep that from becoming the law. >> wondering if these pictures coming out of georgia tonight, if this changes his priorities,
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at least gives him, you know, some sort of pause on reassessing what the priority is here. because he is insisting today that his next priority is going to be infrastructure, astead, but access to the ballot is being restricted right now. how can he wait? >> yeah, yeah, yeah. there's two minds i'm of here. there's the reporting mind that says they're going to stay the course. this is a democratic party in the white house that has planned out those priorities, that sees infrastructure as the place they can get the most investment next, that they can have the best chance of passing particularly through reconciliation and they want to see a bigger and more robust investment in the economy, they think that's where they can make that happen. i don't think that's going to change. there's the analysis half that says what is the democratic party -- have they come to the kind of realization of the core threat that this poses, kind of for their majorities going forward? this does not just start with joe biden. this goes back to the barack obama era of the democratic party.
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it's not really understood or come to grips with the kind of long-term game republicans are playing on this front and how fast they are making real inroads to the right to vote, particularly with core democratic constituencies. so it's kind of a basic question for democrats here. do you recognize the threat that this poses to your majorities and will you then decide that that has to overcome the filibuster, overcome the kind of legislative questions that have blocked them from making inroads on this front? or would they prioritize other things and kind of cede this ground to republicans? republicans are letting democrats kind of do their big covid investment, do the big infrastructure plans. they are focused in kind of a macro sense on that large-scale power play of democracy -- >> right on. >> the question is whether the democrats are going to wake up to that threat. >> right on. latosha in agreement and i agree with you as well. one side's playing three-dimensional chess. the other side's playing checkers. it's time democrats, you better wake up. thank you very much. i appreciate both of you. president biden in his first press conference today showing empathy for migrant children trying to cross the border
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president joe biden fielding multiple questions on immigration today. here's how he spoke about it. >> what a desperate act to have to take. the circumstances must be horrible. the idea that i'm going to say, which i would never do, if an unaccompanied child ends up at the border we're just going to let them starve to death and stay on the other side. no previous administration did that either. except trump. i'm not going to do it. i'm not going to do it. rolling back the policies of separating children from their mothers. i make no apology for that. >> well, that's a far cry from what we used to hear. >> when mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists. >> these aren't people. these are animals. >> we have some bad hombres here and we're going to get them out. >> these are rough, rough people
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in many cases. >> yes, sir. we have barbed wire going up. because you know what? we're not letting these people invade our country. >> in those caravans you have stone cold killers. >> i look at some of these asylum people. they're gang members. >> joining us cnn political commentators ana navarro and alice stewart. good evening to both of you. ana, talk about two different approaches here. what was it like for you to listen to this today? >> it was -- i almost couldn't get over just how different it was. right? and it wasn't just because it was about immigration and the level of humanity and decency and empathy that joe biden showed. it was because it was just so different in every aspect. tone. cord yalt toward the press. respect. patience. it was presidential. as opposed to the press conferences we have seen for the past four years, which have been
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a circus act. it's been a barking show. it's been insane. it's been incoherent. full of lies. full of insults. full of insults toward the press. one of the things that struck me, don, practically every reporter that stood up to ask a question asked multiple questions in one. and joe biden tried to answer all those questions in one and did so patiently. but on immigration that could not have been a more stark difference in the way biden approached it than in the way trump has approached it. and let me just say this. so many on the right want to make it seem like joe biden's not in charge, like joe biden doesn't know what's happening. today joe biden came out prepared. he knew the facts. he knew the statistics. he knew what was happening on immig immigration on one side of the border and on the other side of
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the border. he was a man in authority and in control. and at the same time doing it all with empathy. >> i think you're correct. the whole idea about joe biden -- listen, it's not the razzle-dazzle of the sort of con snake oil salesman of the former president, and continuities the cool customer of a barack obama. as they call it, uncle sle joe,s guy who wants to work for the american people, who knew the facts but wasn't out there to impress people, i just want to do the work. let's talk some policy here. okay, alice? because former president trump was on fox tonight. this is what he said about officials charging insurrectionists. watch this. >> they go after people that i guess you'd call them lean toward the right and they wave american flags, in many cases they're waving the american flag. and they love our country.
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it was a zero threat right from the start. it was zero threat. look, they went in. they shouldn't have done it. some of them went in and they're hugging and kissing the police and the guards. you know, they have great relationships. a lot of the people were waved in and then they walked in and they walked out. >> okay. i said policy. i'm not sure how this is policy. but it's something. i mean, alice. five people are dead. come on. kissing and hugging? >> yeah, these people are not pro americans. these people are insurrectionists that stormed the capitol. and they are not representative certainly of the republican party and people who support our country. and to lump all republicans in the same group as the people that stormed the capitol i think is completely wrong and ill-founded. but i do want to say with regard to uncle joe and president
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biden's approach to immigration, look, i think we can all look at the immigration problem and see that there needs to be changes. there needs to be reforms. and you look at these children coming across the border that need to find safety and need a place to stay, they need compassion. and i think it's important to do so. but when you have the current president campaigning on encouraging people to come into this country, transitioning into the white house as being the welcome mat for migrants to come into this country that need a place, and moving into the white house as a welcome mat for migrants to come and watching the thousands and thousands of them coming into this country wearing these biden t-shirts saying give us a place to stay and to not be able to -- >> how has he been the welcome mat for migrants to come? you understand the numbers were increasing under the former president, if not higher, of people coming in. to the same level as this
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president. how has he been a welcome mat? >> look, in february of 2020 the numbers compared to february of 2021 have increased 173%. 100,000 migrants were apprehended at the border in february of last year. >> we have a pandemic. >> don, i'm not disagreeing with you. the numbers are astronomical. but i think it's really difficult to hear this president say i'm the nice guy, i welcome them, i embrace them, i'm going to give them a place to stay, but not to have a plan in place to have housing and accommodation and food and shelter for these people is simply unconscionable. and for him to say -- to not be able to acknowledge the possibility that he may have rolled back the trump policies a little prematurely, the remain in mexico policies that said they need to stay in mexico unless they have been cleared and vetted by our country to come here. i think -- i understand and
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agree with what he is trying to accomplish. there just should have been a better plan in place to be able to process them once they're here. >> let me respond to that. listen, he got a late start on the transition. right? because for over two months trump and the republicans did not recognize that he was the president-elect. and today what i heard wasn't just uncle joe. i heard senator joe biden, chair of the foreign relations committee, who was in the senate for 36 years and understands policy and who was chair of the judiciary committee. i heard vice president joe biden, who did the job that he just tasked kamala harris to do this week. and i heard president joe biden, who understands the weight of the responsibility that falls on his shoulders. listen, what this administration, what joe biden has done this week is he has designated a special envoy for the northern triangle in central
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america. he has tapped kamala harris to work with those governments to find the root causes and address the root causes and what are diplomatic solutions on cooperation. if you start walking from honduras, you've got to walk thousands of miles by the time you show up on the border with the united states. you've got to go through a bunch of different countries -- >> ana -- >> and don, i agree with that. >> and so i think you've got to give joe biden a lot of credit for -- >> we've got to -- i've got to go because there are other things that i need to cover. and we're going to continue this conversation. we'll continue the conversation. thank you both. i appreciate it. big tech ceos answering tough questions from lawmakers about social media's role in the insurrection. actually, most of them completely dodged. donie o'sullivan was watching. he's got the real answers. that's next. lls more viruses,
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a bit of breaking news to tell you about now. it's out of georgia. the georgia state rep park cannon is out of jail now. her attorney gerald griggs is telling cnn that cannon is facing two charges -- felony obstruction and preventing or disrupting general assembly session. both felonies. all right? in connection with her arrest at the state house. the arrest affidavit states that cannon was charged with disrupting a general assembly session because she knowingly and intentionally did by knocking on the governor's door during a session signing a bill. the session signing of a bill. we'll continue to update you but she's out of jail now. and we'll continue to follow. it's going to be big news tomorrow morning. make sure you tune in to "new day" in the morning. now i want to turn to the ceos of facebook, google and twitter
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getting a grilling today from members of congress at a hearing about misinformation, online extremism in connection with the january 6th roitd at the capitol. the head of facebook rejecting any responsibility for the misinformation that fueled the riot and said, pointing his finger directly at the former president donald trump and at the media. so let's bring in now cnn business reporter donie o'sullivan, who you just heard there in the background i'm sure. donie -- >> sorry about that, don. >> you've got to clear your throat. we need to hear everything you have to say very clearly, donie. >> it's been a long day. >> thank you for joining. today facebook speaking of zuckerberg, blaming former president trump and the media for the election disinformation that led to this industry rex. listen to this. >> we did our part to secure the integrity of the election. and then on january 6th president trump gave a speech rejecting the results and calling on people to fight. i believe that the division we see today is primarily the result of a political and media environment that drives americans apart. we need to reckon with that if
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we're going to make progress. >> so donie, he actually said that they don't allow misinformation on facebook ads as well. what is going on here? seriously? >> yeah, he's just unable to take any ounce of responsibility. don, a few weeks before the insurrection steve bannon went on facebook in a video and said that dr. anthony fauci and fbi director christopher wray should be beheaded. that wasn't enough for facebook to suspend bannon. so much of the stop the steal organizing, the whole big lie about the election, happened on facebook. and he's talking there about trump lying. i mean, all of the posts that trump posted about how the election was rigged, how it was stolen, what did facebook do with them? they didn't take them down, they didn't restrict them, they put these tiny pathetic little labels on them saying oh, this information might be wrong, joe biden actually won the election. it's just incredible to hear zuckerberg there just totally try to skirt any form of
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responsibility whatsoever. >> according to a 2020 report from the "wall street journal," a 2016 presentation by facebook researchers found, and i quote here, the high number of extremist groups was concerning. the presentation says "worse was facebook's realization that its algorithms were responsible for their growth." the 2016 presentation states that "64% of all extremist groups joined are due to recommendation tools and that most of the activity came from platforms, groups you should join and discover algorithms. our recommendation systems grow the problem." now, this is facebook. they knew their platform was guiding people to extremist groups years ago, but as we know extremism is still spreading through facebook. what gives, donie? . >> yeah. and this is precisely the problem. if you get pulled into a facebook group, which is what facebook tries to git to do, you are then swimming in a totally alternative universe. there were stop the steal
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groups, groups dedicated to trump. there are groups dedicated to anti-vaccines, misinformation. the only thing you will see in there is anti-vaccine misinformation. and there is one piece of footage i want to show you outside the capitol today. it's a stunt by an activist group called some of us. and it was these cutouts of zuckerberg there as the qanon shaman and other tech executives depicting them as capitol rioters. and i know that's a pretty scary image to show you before bedtime of a bare-chested zuckerberg. but it does get to the wider point that these executives are culpable. they do have responsibility. we've seen the rioters, but what brought them there? it was sure, the lies from president trump, but so much of the organizing, so much of the parallel universe that they are living in was enabled by these social media platforms. >> culpable for the misinformation. that's what you mean by culpable in that situation. >> yeah. >> thank you, donie.
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i appreciate your time and the reporting. so the latest deadly mass shooting exposing the deepening partisan divide over gun safety, my next guest says that we already have a model for how to regulate it.
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immediately after the deadly mass shooting at the boulder supermarket president biden called on congress to pass gun legislation, including banning assault-style weapons and expanding background checks. the boulder killings following the mass shooting in atlanta by only a week. but gun legislation didn't seem to be a priority for the president at his news conference today. possibly because of stiff
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republican opposition. so joining me now, "the new york times'" nicholas kristof. nicholas, good to see you. thanks for joining. we've got two more mass shootings. americans are frustrated, furious that congress can't get anything done. do you think we need a whole new approach to stop gun violence, a public health approach to guns. explain what you mean by that, nick. >> sure. people in the gun community always say look, you know, cars kill about as many people each year as guns do and we don't ban cars. no. but we work really hard to reduce the number of auto deaths. so since 1921 we've reduced auto deaths per 100 million miles driven by more than 95%. and you know, there was to one thing that did that, don. rather it was a million things. it was seat belts and air bags and lit highways and padded dashboards. it was roundabouts instead of left turns. it was also limiting -- it was
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not only making cars safer. it was also limiting access to who drives a car. so it was crackdowns on people who have records of drunk driving. it was graduated licenses for teenage drivers so that they can't drive in the evening or can't have a car with other kids with them. working hard to prevent elderly drivers who have problems to get them out from behind the wheel. and you know, i think that's the model that we need for guns. we're not going to ban guns in america. there are almost 400 million of them around the country. but we can both make them safer and we can limit access to them. >> mm-hmm. you're right. and no texting laws and hands-free laws that you can't be using your cell phone and if you are it's got to be on a peaker so you can pay attention to the road. you're absolutely right about that. you grew up on a farm in oregon, aw tended an nra gun safety class, and now you write for the "new york times." bridge the gap for us. how should people who want a ban
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on assault weapons or tighter restrictions talk about this issue with folks who've grown up in a gun culture? >> sure. well, i'm actually right now on the family farm, don. and you may hear the farm dogs barking in the background just to provide a little authenticity. actually, my .22 rifle is in the closet behind me. and yeah, every farm has guns. i got a .22 when i turned 12. but that was also a time when there wasn't this fetishization of military-style weapons. it, you know, was farms had rifles because they needed them to deal with coyotes and varmints. but it wasn't people carrying around ar-15s. and the nra was about advocating for hunters. it wasn't about, you know, letting anybody have any kind of weapon. so what i would recommend to people is don't use the word -- don't talk about banning guns
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because that immediately has foekd flinch. i think the term gun control tends itto turn people off. i use the term gun safety. >> or gun legislation. i'm right with you on that. i think gun control -- no one wants to be controlled. the moment you say gun control, people start yelling about freedom and liberty. am i wrong? >> that's exactly right. but in fact, if you look at polls, then households with guns, for example, agree by about the same portion as households without guns, by about 90%, that there should be universal background checks. you know, similar shares want red flag laws so that if somebody has mental health problems can't go out and buy a gun. people are open to safe storage of guns, which would make a huge difference. and so if we could have -- if we could lower the temperature and have conversations then we can take real incremental steps that aren't going to eliminate gun deaths in america but, you know,
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they could plausibly reduce the carnage by about a third in america, which would be 10,000 lives saved each year. >> okay. just real quick, i have just a couple seconds, i want to just get this. lauren boebert, representative lauren boebert, a lot of people noticed her guns prominently displayed behind her. this was last month. but during an interview on tuesday after the georgia and colorado shootings the guns were no longer on display. she said she moved the guns upstairs so biden can't get them. what do you think about the optics of this issue? quickly if you can for me please, sir. >> people have used guns as these, you know, tokens, these emblems to kind of prove their credentials. and that is such a far cry from the kind of gun culture where i grew up with where, you know, guns were for plinking, shooting squirrels, but they weren't for trying to prove your authenticity as a conservative. i think it's a really sad direction we're going to. >> thank you, nicholas. good to see you.
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we have some breaking news out of georgia state -- out of georgia tonight. georgia state representative park cannon out of jail tonight. her attorney gerald griggs tells
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cnn that after she was arrested and removed from the georgia capitol for knocking on the governor's door, office door while he was signing the state's sweeping election bill restricting voting access. >> she's not under arrest. >> for what? under arrest for what? for trying to see something that our governor is doing? our governor is signing a bill that affects all georgians. and you're going to arrest an elected representative? why does the governor have more power than a representative? >> cannon is facing two charges. felony obstruction and preventing or disrupting general assembly session. both felonies in connection with her arrest at the state house. we'll continue to update. make sure you stay tuned to cnn. and thanks for watching, everyone. our coverage continues.
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