December 21, 2012 10:30 PM
NEWTOWN MASS SHOOTING
Was the horrific mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut a “game changer” in the debate over stricter gun laws in the United States? Will the National Rifle Association or NRA continue to oppose concrete measures such as a ban on military assault rifles and stronger background checks to combat the epidemic of gun violence in America? Jim Kessler, co-founder and Senior Vice President for Policy at
, and Gregg Carter, professor of sociology at Bryant University and author of numerous books about gun violence, tell host Carol Castiel that the NRA will continue to be a formidable obstacle, but are hopeful that a coalition of gun control advocates, spearheaded by President Obama’s new taskforce, may challenge their political and monetary clout.