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Video: Congressman, and gun owner, looks for solutions in red-hot fight over guns

As a former Vietnam vet and hunter, gun task force leader Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., is advocating for middle ground on the gun debate. NBC's Tom Brokaw reports.

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A congressman who is a gun enthusiast is trying to find some common ground with gun-control advocates on the issue.

"Eighty percent of the people in the United States of America don’t own guns. And every day, more and more of that 80 percent think that all of us who do own guns own assault weapons," says Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif. "I don’t think that bodes well for the future of our sport."

Watch the video report by NBC News' Tom Brokaw to see what Thompson has to say about possible compromises.   

Rep.Mike Thompson, Chairman of the House Democratic Task Force on Gun Violence discusses gun laws and community safety with NBC's Tom Brokaw.

Rep. Mike Thompson, Chairman of the House Democratic Task Force on Gun Violence discusses the responsiblity of owning a firearm with NBC's Tom Brokaw.