Tucson Shootings

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Giffords Shooting Suspect Jared Loughner Found Unfit to Stand Trial

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A federal judge has found Jared Loughner unfit to stand trial. Loughner is accused of killing six people and shooting Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The judge made his decision after an angry and confused outburst by defendant Jared Loughner; the ruling will postpone the Tucson shooting case indefinitely. "Buzz" Conover, senior political reporter at KUAT, Tucson's public radio outlet has the details of the trial. Clinical Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University David Bruck explains the next steps in this case.


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Guns Don’t Kill People, Bullets Kill People

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Experience suggests there is little chance the attack will produce significant new legislation, let alone change a national culture that has been accepting of guns since its inception—unless we try something new and different.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Tucson

Friday, January 14, 2011

John Heilemann, national political correspondent and columnist for New York Magazine and co-author of Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, talks about the national ramifications of the Tucson shootings. 

Listeners: Call in and tell us whether you think Obama's healthcare plan is a moral imperative or if you find it morally offensive. Is a moral common ground possible?

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The Takeaway

In the Wake of Tucson Tragedy, Reflecting on the Media's Role in Fueling Vitriol

Friday, January 14, 2011

This has been a week of difficult coverage on The Takeaway. The deadly shooting in Tucson left us grappling with difficult questions – not only about the victims and their families, but also about gun control, mental illness, political discourse, extremism, the media and free speech – questions that cut to the very heart of Americans values. What can we learn from the Arizona shooting? How should we reflect on this terrible tragedy?

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