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The Brian Lehrer Show

Guns in America: And Around the World

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and author of Glock:The Rise of America's Gun, looks at gun laws in other countries.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Guns in America: Gun Economics

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and author of Glock: The Rise of America's Gun, reports on his visit to a gun trade show, and what the reaction was there to gun regulation news. Plus: the economics of the gun industry.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

One Week After Newtown; NRA Speaks

Friday, December 21, 2012

Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and author of Glock:The Rise of America's Gun, discusses how reactions after shootings have influenced gun control in the past, and how different weapons might require different legislation. Plus: reaction to the NRA press conference this morning.

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The Takeaway

The Rise of the Glock: America's Gun

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

In the early 1980s, a 50-year-old radiator manufacturer who'd never made a gun before was given the opportunity to make some for the Austrian army. His name was Gaston Glock, and the gun that bears his name has gained a ubiquitous presence both on-screen and in real-life crimes over the past 25 years. Made mostly of plastic and consisting fewer parts, the glock is lighter and easier to handle than other handguns — making it "amateur-friendly."

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