Rep. Peter King (R-NY), the GOP congressman who's proposing a new law restricting anyone with a gun from coming within 1,000 feet of a federal official (Rep, Senator, or Judge), appeared on Laura Ingraham's radio show Thursday to defend his proposal. During the exchange, King admitted the law isn't really to prevent lawbreakers -- they will break the law anyway -- but to give police an excuse to take a gun away from anyone who they deem suspicious that's within a close proximity to an official.
"I'm not saying that a person's going to follow the law, but I'm saying it gives the police an extra weapon themselves to use," he said. "They would have the right to take the weapon from the person."
According to King, he's also hoping police will be trained to detect suspicious "behavioral traits," which will prevent non-threatening people from being targeted.
The conversation over the gun law takes place from about 1:40 to about 6:30 below:
The rest of the interview is also interesting. According to King, he thinks that if Loughner was a Muslim, the media's response would have been completely different. King is the Rep. who has called for hearings on radical Islam. That comes at about 11:00.