In a few hours, Vice President Joe Biden will be in Richmond, Virginia to make the case for a ban on assault weapons, and President Obama is also set to hit the road to promote the plan.
This move comes on the heels of the introduction of a new bill by Senator Diane Feinstein that would renew the ban on assault weapons, including the AR-15s, the type of weapon used to kill children in Newtown.
Feinstein's bill is likely to face a stiff battle on both sides of Congress, a reality that the California Democrat acknowledges.
Richard Feldman is the president of the Independent Firearms Owners Association and he joins Starting Point this morning to explain his opposition to the legislation, stressing that "instead of focusing on the gun, we need to be focusing on the problem which is always who’s hands are the guns."
"It really is the animal house approach to legislating policy," Feldman says of the proposed assault weapons ban. "We outlawed these guns 20 years ago. It didn't work then. Why do we think that by putting American gun owners on double secret probation that we’re going to have any different impact this time around?"