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Gun Rights

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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The Takeaway

Is There Such a Thing as a 'Good Guy With a Gun'?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Law-abiding gun owners say the current debate over the second amendment doesn't include their point of view. But as a recent example shows, legality and good intentions don't always prevent tragedy. 

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WNYC News

NY Assault Weapon Registration Begins

Monday, April 15, 2013

Gun owners in New York State can now begin registering their assault rifles as part of the requirements of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s wide-ranging gun legislation, which passed in January. 

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The Takeaway

What $12 Million In Anti-Gun Advertising Really Gets You

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What sort of political change will $12 million in gun-control advertising actually buy you? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who's financing a series of ads, will soon find out. 

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The Takeaway

Americans Less and Less Interested in Gun Reform

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

For a period of time after December’s elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Americans felt a collective sense of outrage, that something had to be done about gun violence in this country. Politicians promised stronger gun laws, and the public seemed to approve.

But just a few months later, it ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Senate Scales Back Gun Control

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The assault weapons ban will not be one of the measures in a Senate gun control bill to be introduced next month. Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times reporter, explains why and tells us what's left in the Senate's proposals.

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WNYC News

Thousands Join Anti-Gun Control Rally

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A rally against New York’s newly enacted gun control laws drew one of the largest crowds to the State Capitol in recent decades.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What The Gun Debate Means for Free Speech

Friday, February 15, 2013

What's the 2nd amendment have to do with the 1st? Jim Sleeper, author and lecturer in political science at Yale University, argues in his recent writing that the debate over gun violence should also include a debate over violent speech and media.

 

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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: Retail Sales

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and author of, Glock:The Rise of America's Gun, returns for the second installment in the series on gun ownership.  Today as Vice President Biden's task force hears from Walmart, the country's leading gun retailer, we focus the discussion on gun sale spikes, registration, licensing and confiscation.

Help Build Our Guns Glossary: Got a term or word that's part of the gun debate you want clarified? Post your suggestion in the comments, and we'll build our glossary over the course of this series.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Guns in America: After the Stockton Shooting

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and author of, Glock:The Rise of America's Gun, kicks off this month's series on gun ownership, starting with how the Stockton school shooting of 1989 inspired legislation, and whether there are parallels between that moment and the discussions following the Newtown, CT shootings.

Help Build Our Guns Glossary: Got a term or word that's part of the gun debate you want clarified? Post your suggestion in the comments, and we'll build our glossary over the course of this series.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: The Handgun Permit Map

Friday, December 28, 2012

For those of you in Westchester or Rockland counties, have you seen the handgun permit map in the Journal News? Would you use it to check on which of your neighbors have a handgun permit? Are you on the list? What do you think about its publication? Call 212-433-9692 or post here.

 

 

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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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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

Why Own a Gun?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A portrait of gun owners in America is a lot like a portrait of Americans as a whole — diverse. But in the wake of the Newtown shooting, many Americans are wondering if our gun culture at large is to blame for such unthinkable violence. Kyle Cassidy is a photographer and author of "Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes." He crossed the country three times asking Americans, "Why do you own a gun?"

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Is The Gun Debate Over?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: To what extent is the right to bear arms up for debate? Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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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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