The debate around gun violence and gun control continues to dominate the American conversation. Just this week, The Takeaway received over 1,000 comments on the issue. Yesterday, we hosted gun control advocate and British journalist Piers Morgan. Today, we follow that discussion with a spirited conversation with radio host Tom Gresham. His show, Gun Talk Radio, is the only nationally syndicated radio program about firearms, shooting, and gun rights. While he condemns mass shootings like the one last week at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, he doesn't believe U.S. lawmakers should make it harder for people to buy guns.
How do you prevent a mass school shooting? One high school in Indiana thinks they have the answer, and it isn't gun control. Mason Wooldridge, the co-founder of OurKidsDeserveIt.org, says there are five key factors in mitigating these tragedies.
Today, the GOP leadership announces their nominee for Speaker of the House of Representatives. But that individual will need 281 votes to secure the speaker position. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich explains here.
The St. Louis National Gateway Arch celebrates its 50th birthday this year, a monument that John Hockenberry says "rises from the ancient banks of the Mississippi River like some calling card left by intergalactic aliens."
The Takeaway looks at the fight over the 2nd Amendment, the American mental healthcare system, and the Broadway play "Spring Awakening."