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Gun Control

On The Media

The Myth Behind Defensive Gun Ownership

Friday, January 30, 2015

There’s a myth in America that firearms are used defensively 2.5 million times a year. That's not true.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

"A Year On The Ground With New York's Bloods and Crips"

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Reporter Kevin Deutsch offers a first hand account of the gangs in Long Island, NY and discusses the tragic shooting of two New York police officers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mark Kelly on Guns, Responsibly

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

 Mark Kelly discusses his work trying to find a way to protect gun rights while preventing gun violence.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Second Amendment: Controversial, Volatile, and Misunderstood

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice, on the rough and tumble debate over what the Second Amendment actually means.

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WNYC News

Christie Heads to CT, Is Met With Sandy Hook Protestors

Monday, July 21, 2014

WNYC

Gov. Christie encounters unfriendly territory on his trip to Connecticut where residents from Newtown showed up to protest his position on guns.

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On The Media

The End of 'Gun Report'

Friday, July 18, 2014

It was a New York Times blog that chronicled daily shootings across the country, in an effort to highlight victims of gun violence between highly-covered mass shootings. Co-author Jennifer Mascia recounts what it was like spending a year writing about every victim.

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Specials

Real America: Guns In America

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The debate of gun control in the United States has never been so prevalent than now. Local tragedies more frequently turn into major national news stories, and American culture has become inundated with images of violence. There's two distinct sides to the conversation on gun control. In this special from the BBC World Service, hear from individuals and experts addressing the issue both from deeply personal and factual viewpoints.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Backs New National Anti-Gun Violence Group

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WNYC

Bloomberg pledges big bucks to a group aimed at curbing gun violence.

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New Jersey News

Sweeney Reverses Stand on Gun-Control Measure

Monday, February 24, 2014

New Jersey lawmakers are trying once again to reduce the number of bullets a gun magazine can hold - from 15 to 10.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Vonnegut on Deadeye Dick, a Story of "Gun Nuts and Nukes"

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

In this archival interview, the famed author defends his fiction against critics who to pan his writing, comparing his detractors to “circus geeks” who “bite the heads off chickens for the amusement of the rubes who walk by.”

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jersey City Guns Initiative

Monday, December 16, 2013

Steve Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City, discusses how the city is changing its approach to holding gun manufacturers accountable for gun violence.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Talking About Not Talking About Mass Shootings

Friday, December 13, 2013

A year after the mass shooting in Newtown, executive editor of The New Atlantis, Ari Schulman, asks what we've learned from these types of crimes that could make them less frequent. In his piece, he considers whether it might help to "deprive the killer of an audience."

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The Takeaway

Gun Sales on the Rise a Year After Newtown

Friday, December 13, 2013

Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary. The desire to prevent a tragedy of this scope from ever taking place again is one shared by many Americans. But a year later gun laws are no stricter, and gun sales are on the rise. Robert Draper, contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, writes about the legislative battle over gun control in this week's magazine.

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Gabfest Radio

The Ms. Mouse Runs a Small Architectural Shop Edition

Saturday, September 21, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss why the massacre at Washington's Navy Yard hasn't prompted serious discussion of gun control laws. They also wonder whether Pope Francis' comment that the Catholic Church spends too much energy opposing abortion and homosexuality signals a new direction for the Vatican.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The AR-15 Rifle: The Gun Congress Can't Ban

Thursday, June 06, 2013

The AR-15—the type of semi-automatic gun used in the shootings in Aurora and Sandy Hook—is the most popular rifle in America. Harper’s contributor Dan Baum talks about why the AR-15’s “modularity” makes the gun incredibly difficult to regulate. His article "How to Build Your Own AR-15: The Gun Congress Can’t Ban" is in the June issue of Harper’s. Baum is also the author of the book Gun Guys: A Road Trip.

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The Takeaway

Is America Too Familiar with Guns?

Thursday, May 02, 2013

As a sophomore in high school, Bruce Holbert used to sleep in the room where his father stored several rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. This proximity to guns led to a familiarity with them. He accepted them into his life as a part of being a man. But all that changed, when he accidentally killed his friend with a service revolver, and he realized that even though he was comfortable around guns, he didn't know how to use them safely.

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The Takeaway

Obama Visits Mexico, Paying Pregnant Women to Quit Smoking, Is Immigration Reform Doomed?

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Friends of Boston Bombing Suspect Charged | Major U.S. Companies Profiting from Labor Brokers Who Drive Down Workers' Wages | Could the Failure of Gun Control Legislation Portend Failure for Immigration Reform | Obama Visits Mexico, With Focus on Trade and Immigration, Not Drugs | Paying Pregnancy Women to Quit Smoking | Can Facebook be Used to Predict and Fight Obesity?

New Jersey News

Christie Pushes for NJ Gun Control But Balks at Federal Law

Friday, April 19, 2013

WNYC

Governor Chris Christie is proposing several bills to tighten his state's already tough gun laws. But the potential presidential contender in 2016 is leery of the push for federal reforms.

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WNYC News

Gun Control: WNYC's Full Coverage

Thursday, April 18, 2013

“Voters value NRA endorsements. The NRA represents literally millions of people around the country, and that's why they win," — Jacob Rieper, the vice president of legislative and political affairs with the New York Pistol and Rifle Association, New York’s NRA affiliate.

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The Takeaway

Why the Background Check Bill Failed

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The United States Senate on Wednesday voted down the proposed restrictions to curb gun violence in the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich looks at the final political showdown and considers whether the NRA has won the gun debate-- and why.

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