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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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ISIS - CHILD SOLDIERS   
They are called the "Cubs of Caliphate", but they are really just children, some as young as five, recruited or forced into joining the army of the Islamic State. UNICEF says insurgents in Nigeria, Sudan and South Sudan are also kidnapping children and putting them in uniform. Why is this tactic so prevalent, what is the long-term damage, and what can be done to stop the practice? This week's HashtagVOA takes a closer look.


GUESTS
Leila Zerrougui: UN Special Representative for Children and Armed conflict
Arie W. Kruglanski: Professor, University of Maryland
Opiyo Oloya: Author, "Child to Soldier: Stories from Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army"