In a lot of states, it’s easier to get into medical school than it is to get state-ordered psychiatric care.
A New York State Senator plans to introduce six new pieces of gun control legislation this week, which if passed would make New York the state with the toughest gun laws in the nation. But gun control advocates caution that lax laws in other states would still pose a threat.
Adam Winkler, constitutional law professor at UCLA and the author of Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America, looks at why mass shootings, like the one in Aurora, Colo., don't lead to stricter gun control.
President Obama declined to use a scheduled stop in Florida as a campaign event in the wake of the shootings at a Colorado movie theater. He told supporters, "there are going to be other days for politics. This, I think, is a day for prayer and reflection."