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Fri May 30, 2014
The Present and Future of Gun Control In America
The latest mass shooting in California has left many questioning America’s gun control policies, and left a grieving father pleading for action from lawmakers -- not sympathy.
This hour, we look at the present and future of gun control in America. We also consider how to celebrate the 200th birthday of Samuel Colt, the man who revolutionized and popularized the gun.
- Sen. Chris Murphy - United States Senator (D-CT)
- Mark Gius - Professor of Economics at Quinnipiac University; author of the study “An examination of the effects of concealed weapons laws and assault weapons bans on state-level murder rates”
- Sarah Birnbaum - WGBH Radio’s political and State House reporter
- Jack Hale - Senior Warden at the Church of the Good Shepherd; convener of the Sam Colt 200 Commemoration Committee
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