Gun Violence And The Debate Over Gun Control Legislation

Gun Violence And The Debate Over Gun Control Legislation

The Washington Navy Yard shootings underscore ongoing concerns about gun violence. The debate over gun control legislation nationwide.

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.

Guests

Daniel Webster

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

E.J. Dionne Jr.

senior fellow at Brookings Institution and author of "Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent."

Richard Feldman

president of the Independent Firearm Owners Association and author of "Ricochet: Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist."

Dr. Liza Gold

clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center and vice president of the American Academy of Psychiatry & The Law.

Devlin Barrett

reporter covering security and law enforcement for The Wall Street Journal.

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