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The Brian Lehrer Show

A New Amendment: The Right to Bear Drones

Monday, April 01, 2013

A new proposal before Congress would create a constitutional amendment - modeled on the 2nd amendment - securing the right of citizens to own Personalized Weaponized Drones (PWD's). Do you think this is a good proposal? Is "the only solution to a bad guy with a drone a good guy with a drone"? Call in with your reaction 212-433-9692, or post your comments below!

(Update: Yes, it's April 1st.)

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gun Guys: A Road Trip

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Dan Baum, author of Gun Guys: A Road Trip, talks about what his road trip into middle America taught him about the country's gun culture. 

Event: On-stage conversation, Q&A and book-signing with Dan Baum at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute today at 6:30 PM. More info here.

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The Takeaway

Why I Changed My Opinion About Guns

Friday, July 27, 2012

In the aftermath of the Colorado massacre, the debate about gun control is once again taking the forefront in national politics. How are our perceptions about guns actually shaped by our individual experiences?

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The Takeaway

Repealing Virginia's One-Gun-A-Month Law

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Virginia's state legislature recently voted to repeal a 1993 law capping handgun purchases at one-per-month. The law was designed to help curb interstate gun trafficking along what was known as the "iron pipeline" — the corridor along I-95 from the south to the northeast. In 1991, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had found that 40 percent of guns found at crime scenes in New York had been purchased in Virginia. Two decades later, opponents of the law say that it's become obsolete.

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