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US Considers Tougher Gun Laws after School Shooting Tragedy (VOA On Assignment Jan. 11)i
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January 11, 2013 5:06 PM
A deadly shooting at a U.S. elementary school has reignited the nation's gun debate. The 20-year-old Newtown, Connecticut shooter, Adam Lanza, killed six adults, and 20 children under the age of eight, before killing himself. Under current U.S. laws, most Americans can easily buy weapons like the ones Lanza used at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but lawmakers are now considering whether to restrict those rights. VOA Senate Correspondent Michael Bowman talks with On Assignment's Alex Villarreal about the national debate.

US Considers Tougher Gun Laws after School Shooting Tragedy (VOA On Assignment Jan. 11)

Published January 11, 2013

A deadly shooting at a U.S. elementary school has reignited the nation's gun debate. The 20-year-old Newtown, Connecticut shooter, Adam Lanza, killed six adults, and 20 children under the age of eight, before killing himself. Under current U.S. laws, most Americans can easily buy weapons like the ones Lanza used at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but lawmakers are now considering whether to restrict those rights. VOA Senate Correspondent Michael Bowman talks with On Assignment's Alex Villarreal about the national debate.