'The Price of Freedom' sneak peek: President Clinton speaks
President Bill Clinton revisits his landmark gun control legislation in 'The Price of Freedom'
BILL CLINTON: What's the point of being president if you can't help improve the lives and futures of people?
Laws can help. That's why I want to take these assault weapons off the street, to regulate how we deal with this craziness of violence.
DAVID KEENE: The '90s were a time of turmoil because of the Clinton administration's assault on firearm rights.
BILL CLINTON: I thought we weren't asking for that much.
SCOTT MELZER: Clinton introduced a couple pieces of legislation. One was the 1993 Brady Bill, which established background checks, named after Reagan's press Secretary Jim Brady who was shot along with Ronald Reagan.
- The new Brady Law could be a turning point in the fight against gun violence in America.
JAMES BRADY: 87% of the gun owners support this legislation. And you begin to wonder, well, who then does the National Rifle Association represent?