Gun Control in Spotlight After Orlando Shootings

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The mass killing of 49 people in an Orlando nightclub by a gunman with an assault rifle and a semi-automatic pistol is reviving the debate over gun control. We'll talk with California Congressman Mike Thompson, who is pushing for tighter restrictions on gun purchasing, and other experts weighing on different sides of the issue. We'll also explore whether this tragedy will shift the battle lines in the debate over gun control.


Mike Thompson, U.S. Congressman (D), representing California's Fifth Congressional District

Mark Follman, national affairs editor, Mother Jones magazine

Roger Pilon, vice president for legal affairs, director of the Center for Constitutional Studies, The Cato Institute

Jonathan Cooper, California state government reporter, Associated Press