The Gun Debate In Congress

The Gun Debate In Congress

A Senate panel passes new gun control measures. Several pro-gun measures find their way into a catch-all spending bill. A panel joins Diane to give us an update on the gun debate in Congress.

Four gun control measures are on their way to the full Senate in April. They were approved along party lines by the Senate Judiciary Committee in the past two weeks. One bill includes an assault weapons ban and a limit on ammunition magazines. Other proposals would expand background checks and enact tougher laws against firearms trafficking and straw purchases. At the same time, addendums to spending bills could undermine both existing and proposed gun control efforts. Three months after the shooting deaths of 20 first graders in Newtown, Conn., a panel joins Diane to discuss the gun debate in Congress.

Guests

Paul Barrett

assistant managing editor and senior writer at Bloomberg Businessweek, and author of "Glock: The Rise of America's Gun."

Ed O'Keefe

congressional reporter for The Washington Post.

Jennifer Fiore

vice president of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

Richard Feldman

president of Independent Firearm Owners Association.

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