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ON THE LINE Owning Guns: Rights & Responsibiltiesi
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September 27, 2013 3:00 AM
A shooting rampage at the Navy Yard in Washington DC. A gun battle in Chicago. A military-like assault in Nairobi. One week: three horrific events, leaving scores dead. Are more guns to blame...or are they the solution? "Owning Guns: Rights and Responsibilities", that's on this week's "On The Line". GUESTS Larry Pratt: Executive Director, Gun Owners of America. John Rosenthal: Founder, Stop Handgun Violence.

ON THE LINE Owning Guns: Rights & Responsibilties

Published September 26, 2013

A shooting rampage at the Navy Yard in Washington DC. A gun battle in Chicago. A military-like assault in Nairobi. One week: three horrific events, leaving scores dead. Are more guns to blame...or are they the solution? "Owning Guns: Rights and Responsibilities", that's on this week's "On The Line". GUESTS Larry Pratt: Executive Director, Gun Owners of America. John Rosenthal: Founder, Stop Handgun Violence.

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This Week's Program:

US POLICE & EXCESSIVE FORCE
A bystander's video of a South Carolina police officer shooting and killing an unarmed black man has reignited the US debate over excessive use of force by law enforcement. With Americans weighing in loudly on social media, several key questions have reemerged: Are these shootings the result of “bad apples” or part of the high cost of curbing crime in troubled areas? And, is it time to equip US police officers with body cameras? This week’s HashtagVOA seeks answers from all sides of the debate.
GUESTS
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver: Democrat - Missouri
Lorie Fridell: Professor of Criminology, University of South Florida
Steve Tuttle: Vice President of Strategic Communications, Taser Corporation