Renewed Calls for Gun Control

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Renewed Calls for Gun Control

The shooting rampage in Arizona prompts a new look at gun laws. Renewed debate over gun control and prospects for stricter legislation.

President Obama plans to attend a memorial service this evening for victims of the weekend shooting rampage at an Arizona supermarket. The gunman killed six people and injured 14. One of the injured, Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, remains in intensive care. The tragedy has led to renewed calls for tougher regulations on guns. But it has also had led some to urge looser gun laws to allow more private citizens to arm themselves for protection. The debate over who should be allowed to possess a gun and whether certain kinds of firearms should be banned.

Guests

Alan Gura

partner in the Washington law firm Gura & Possessky; lead counsel for the plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court gun rights case District of Columbia v. Heller.

Daniel Webster

co-director, Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Josh Horwitz

executive director, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

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