Gun Violence And The Debate Over Gun Control Legislation
Yesterday morning, a former Navy reservist shot and killed 12 people at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., before he was killed by police. The mass shooting at a secure military facility was the deadliest such attack since a gunman killed 26 at a Connecticut school last year. The suspect in the Navy Yard shooting was found with three weapons, including an assault rifle. In the wake of the tragedy, some lawmakers are calling for stricter gun control laws. Gun rights’ activists say the focus should be on strengthening mental health services. Guest host Steve Roberts and a panel of experts discuss the problem of gun violence.
co-director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
senior fellow at Brookings Institution and author of "Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent."
president of the Independent Firearm Owners Association and author of "Ricochet: Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist."
clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center and vice president of the American Academy of Psychiatry & The Law.
reporter covering security and law enforcement for The Wall Street Journal.