A longtime proponent of stricter gun laws, New York Representative Carolyn McCarthy considers how the effort to push for tougher gun regulations is likely to move forward, after the Senate defeated several proposed gun control measures earlier this month.
Last week's school shooting in Newtown has sparked a debate on gun control, with many arguing within hours and days that the massacre should be politicized to prevent similar events from happening again. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent, weighs the possibility of anything happening in Congress or the White House. Representative Carolyn McCarthy has been a vocal advocate of gun control for nearly two decades.
New York Congressman Carolyn McCarthy (D-4th), longtime gun control advocate, reacts to the Colorado movie theater shooting.
Jonathan Alter talks about the Arizona shootings and what this means for Washington. Alter is a correspondent for Newsweek, a columnist for Bloomberg News and The Daily Beast, an analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, and author of The Promise: President Obama, Year One (now in paperback). He is joined by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY4).
WNYC Political Director, Andrea Bernstein, and Professor Sheryll Cashin of Georgetown University, author of The Agitator's Daughter, react to last night’s speeches, including one by Senator Hillary Clinton.
New York Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (D-4) on her experience at the convention ...