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Mon, Jul 23, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Colorado Shooting Renews Gun Control Debate


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A gunman opened fire in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. on July 20, 2012
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A gunman opened fire in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. on July 20, 2012

Gun control advocates say last week's tragic theater shootings in Aurora, Colorado underscore the need for new and tougher firearm laws. Their adversaries in the gun rights community see things differently: if someone in the theater had been armed, they argue, lives might have been saved. Will the massacre lead to legislative action? How will the politics of guns play out in a presidential election year?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Garen Wintemute, director at the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis
  • John Velleco, director of federal affairs for Gun Owners of America

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