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Gun Control Showdown


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President Barack Obama delivers a speech on gun control at the University of Hartford on April 8, 2013 in West Hartford, Connecticut
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President Barack Obama delivers a speech on gun control at the University of Hartford on April 8, 2013 in West Hartford, Connecticut

On Monday, President Obama stood alongside family members of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims and called for Congress to vote on gun control legislation. While some senators are working on a bipartisan compromise, more than a dozen Republicans have threatened to filibuster a vote on any such bill. We talk about the policies being proposed, and the likely fate of gun control legislation in this Capitol Hill showdown.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Adam Winkler, professor of law at UCLA School of Law, and author of "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America"
  • David Mark, editor-in-chief of Politix
  • Harry Wilson, professor of political science and director of the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College, and author of "Guns, Gun Control, and Elections"
  • John Bresnahan, senior congressional reporter for POLITICO

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