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The Brian Lehrer Show

Guns in America: Glossary of Terms

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Every week, we'll add terms and definitions used in the gun control debate to this glossary. We'll add more terms each Thursday this month with Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and author of Glock: The Rise of America's Gun.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Controlling the Future

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Hear the latest from Washington on the federal funds for Sandy relief. Plus: your questions answered about how the new tax deal will affect your finances; a new month-long series on guns and gun-control with Paul Barrett, author of Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun; gentrification and the future of downtown Brooklyn; and a theory about brain drain at the Pentagon.

On The Media

The Surprising History of Gun Control, School Shooting Myths, and More

Friday, December 21, 2012

The surprising history of the gun control narrative, the media myths of past school shootings, and the problem when the media speculate on the mental health of shooters.

WNYC News

Politicians Work Toward Gun Control, While Staying Quiet

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

In the wake of the Newtown shootings, legislative leaders are having intense discussions about the direction of gun control, but few of them or their aides are willing to speak on the record, or even return calls.

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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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WNYC News

Bloomberg Unveils Videos of Arizona Gun Show Sting

Monday, January 31, 2011

In an attempt to shift the political climate on gun control, post-Tucson, the Bloomberg administration released a series of undercover videos Monday pointing to lax enforcement of laws at a gun show in Arizona.

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Micropolis

Post-Arizona, Bloomberg Gun Group Returns to Spotlight

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The shootings in Arizona have thrust the mayor and his gun-control group back into the national spotlight. For Bloomberg, who's been dogged by criticism over his handling of the snow storm, the issue of gun control appears to present steady ground.

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The Takeaway

In Arizona's Wake, Gun Control for the Mentally Ill?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Much has been made of Tucson shooting suspect Jared Loughner’s troubled state of mind by police and former classmates. But if Loughner’s mental issues were a factor in Saturday’s attacks, does it follow that we should screen people for mental illness before allowing them to purchase guns? Is this even possible? And more importantly, do these kind of gun restrictions save lives or are they merely knee-jerk responses that only give us the impression of added safety?

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The Takeaway

Buy a Truck, Get an AK-47

Friday, November 12, 2010

It's not like seat-heaters, a fancy sound system, or other car purchase options/ad-ons, but Nation's Trucks in Sanford, Fla. does offer a deal if you purchase a truck: buy one, get an AK-47. Technically, to get your semi-automatic with your vehicle, you have to jump through all the usual hoops of buying the weapon according to state laws. But Nick Ginetta, the general sales manager at the dealership who acknowledges it is in effect a publicity stunt, hopes he'll get a few more customers than usual.

 

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It's A Free Country ®

Where They Stand: There's A Democratic and Republican Way to be Attorney General

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It's A Free Country and The Brian Lehrer Show bring you the fall election series 30 Issues in 30 Days. We will explore one issue every day until election day - issues of relevance to the NY, NJ and CT elections and the national midterm congressional races. This week, we'll be looking into whether there is a Democratic and a Republican way to be state comptroller.

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The Takeaway

Supreme Court Overturns Chicago Gun Ban, After Spate of Shootings

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Yesterday the Supreme Court said the Second Amendment's gaurantee of the right to bear arms applies to state and local gun control laws, effectively overturning Chicago’s ban on handguns in a 5-4 decision. The ruling comes after two deadly weekends in Chicago, where over 80 people have been shot and 13 people killed in the city. For decades, Chicago’s homicide rates have soared above other U.S. cities. And gun control advocates worry that the recent Supreme Court case will escalate crime in the city and make Chicago the national epicenter of gun-related violence.

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WQXR News

Supreme Court Upholds States' Gun Rights

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Supreme Court held Monday that the Constitution's Second Amendment restrains government's ability to significantly limit "the right to keep and bear arms," advancing a recent trend by the bench to support gun rights.

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The Takeaway

Supreme Court This Week: Enron, Gun Control, Torture

Monday, March 01, 2010

This week, the Supreme Court will hear three very different cases; from corporate trials, to gun control laws, to international torture laws. New York Times Supreme Court correspondent Adam Liptak previews each case.

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