Colorado Shooting Renews Gun Control Debate

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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?


John Velleco, director of federal affairs for Gun Owners of America

Garen Wintemute, director at the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis