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Watch| NRA Presser After Sandy Hook

Friday, December 21, 2012

The NRA gave its first press conference since the shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. on Friday. The group's Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for armed guards at all schools in the country.

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On The Media

The Untold Story of Guns

Friday, December 21, 2012

We’ve become accustomed in the past 20 years to seeing the issue of guns in America broken down into two camps: gun control advocates — led by police chiefs and Sarah Brady — and the all-powerful National Rifle Association. Bob talks to Adam Winkler, author of Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms In America, who says there was a time, relatively recently, in fact, when the NRA Supported gun control legislation, and the staunchest defenders of so-called "gun rights" were on the radical left. 

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Socially Responsible Investing After Newtown

Friday, December 21, 2012

A week after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, the mass shooting continues to have a ripple effect in the conversation around guns, even in the financial community. 

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WNYC News

Cuomo, Legislature Talk about Gun Control Legislation

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo is in talks with legislative leaders on a gun control package that he could introduce as part of his State of the State message on January 9.

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The Takeaway

Essay: Owning a Gun Is Part of What It Means to Be an American

Thursday, December 20, 2012

In an essay mixed with listener responses, host John Hockenberry attempts to answer a simple, but at the same time limitlessly complex, question: Why do Americans own guns?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Prospects for New Gun Laws

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Richard Dunham, Washington correspondent for the Houston Chronicle & Hearst Newspapers, talks about the president's call for legislation to stem gun violence and the changing politics of gun control.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | December 20, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Syria Descends into Iraq-like Carnage | NATO to Transfer Lead Responsibility to Afghan Forces Next Year | Why Own a Gun? | What Ira Glass Thinks About Christmas | Host John Hockenberry on Why He Owns a Gun | Freedom University: An Education for Georgia's Undocumented | Remixing the Holidays with Run-D.M.C.

The Takeaway

Company that Made Adam Lanza's Assault Rifle Up for Sale

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The firearm manufacturer Freedom Group produced some of the weapons used by the Washington, D.C. sniper in 2002, by James Holmes in Aurora Colorado, and by Adam Lanza in Newtown Connecticut last Friday. Who is behind this company? New York Times reporter Peter Lattman profiles the organization, and explains what the company's future might hold.

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It's A Free Country ®

Watch: President Obama on Policy After Newtown

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

President Obama speaks about the policy process the administration will pursue in the wake of the Newtown tragedy. Watch the remarks and read a transcript below.

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The Takeaway

Gun Control Proposals and the Second Amendment

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Politicians across the political spectrum have proposed new gun control measures since the Newtown shooting, but how would the ideas on the table fit into Supreme Court decisions regarding the Second Amendment? Adam Liptak, Supreme Court reporter for Takeaway partner The New York Times, says, "The main obstacles to the passage of such measures is likely to be politics, not constitutional law."

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | December 19, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Author Rick Moody Calls for More Attention on Mental Health Services | Gun Control Proposals and the Second Amendment | Company that Made Adam Lanza's Assault Rifle Up for Sale | Challenges and Goals for NATO in 2013 | Mapping Noise Pollution to Save Marine Life | Zero Dark Thirty and the Depiction of Torture

The Takeaway

Assault Rifle Ban Back on the Table

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

There are more guns in the United States than in any other country in the world, and Americans also have the highest gun ownership per capita rate — round 90 guns for every 100 Americans. But according to Paul Waldman, contributing editor at the American Prospect, the NRA isn't as powerful as it seems.

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The Takeaway

Should Assault Weapons Be Banned? Listeners Respond

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

All week, in response to the Newtown Connecticut shooting, we're talking about assault weapons, and whether they should be banned. Takeaway listeners have some strong opinions, and smart insights.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Can We at Least Make it a Little Harder to Get Killed in America?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

When Americans say "gun control," we mean "gun inconvenience." We mean "gun paperwork." We mean "filling out gun forms."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Black Guns After the Sandy Hook Shooting

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Michael Moss, New York Times reporter, talks about the use of firearms in Newtown, Connecticut, and how resistant the area has been to gun control.

Constitutional law professor at UCLA and author of: Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America (W. W. Norton & Company, 2011)

Adam Winkler, Constitutional law professor at UCLA and author of:  Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America, explains what we know about the weapons allegedly used by the shooter Adam Lanza, what black rifles are and why they are so popular.

 

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WNYC News

Former Governor Eliot Spitzer: Go After Money Behind Gun Companies

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Private equity giant Cerberus Capital Management is planning to sell its stake in Freedom Group, maker of the Bushmaster rifle, following the Newtown, Conn., school shootings.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Big Picture

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Last week's tragedy in Connecticut has raised questions about mental health treatment, especially in children. Hear a discussion of the challenges of raising kids with mental illness and what policy changes could make it easier. Plus: Michael Moss of the New York Times on gun control's contentious history in Newtown; the future of state health exchanges; and holiday shopping, offline.

The Takeaway

The Takeaway | December 18, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Myth of the NRA | Assault Rifle Ban Returns to the Table for Discussion | Congress Debates Sandy Aid, Scott Replaces DeMint, and More Washington News | CERN Researchers Make Zombie Flick to Appeal to the Masses | The Changing Middle East, Two Years After the Arab Spring

WNYC News

Cuomo Says Strengthen Federal Gun Laws, Close State Loopholes

Monday, December 17, 2012

Governor Cuomo says federal gun laws need to be strengthened, and he says New York State’s assault weapons ban has loopholes that need to be closed.

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WNYC News

In Wake of Shootings, Ct. Governor Malloy Calls for Federal Action on Guns

Monday, December 17, 2012

Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy is joining the growing chorus of advocates calling for more federal action on gun control, in the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown last Friday.

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