Lawmakers Remain Divided on Gun Control in the Wake of Las Vegas Shooting

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Jonathan Schwartz (L), a salesman at the National Armory gun store, helps Reese Magnant as he looks to buy a National Armory AR-15 Battle Entry Assault Rifle on January 16, 2013 in Pompano Beach, Florida.  (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The killing of 59 concert-goers in Las Vegas Sunday night has rekindled the gun control debate in Congress, which remains deeply divided over how to tackle the problem of mass shootings and gun violence. House Republicans are still on track to push forward a package of bills backed by the National Rifle Association—including one that makes it easier to purchase silencers and legal to transport guns across state lines. We'll speak with lawmakers about their priorities after the latest mass shooting. This is special broadcast from Washington D.C.

Mike Thompson,
Democratic Congressman representing California's fifth district
Peter Ambler, executive director, Americans for Responsible Solutions
Lois Beckett, senior reporter at The Guardian U.S. covering gun control
Larry Pratt, executive director emeritus of Gun Owners of America