What Next for Gun Control Advocates?

Monday, April 29, 2013

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Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate voted against several gun control measures, including a bipartisan plan that would have expanded background checks for firearm purchases online and at gun shows. The compromise proposal was backed by 54 senators, but fell short of the filibuster-proof 60 votes needed for it to pass. President Obama, who has been pushing for stricter gun regulations following the Newtown school shooting in Connecticut last December, promised to continue to fight for tougher gun legislation. He called the setback “just round one” in his campaign to reduce gun violence.

A longtime proponent of stricter gun laws, New York Representative Carolyn McCarthy considers how the battle over gun control is likely to develop, following the recent defeat in the Senate.

Guests:

Carolyn McCarthy

Produced by:

Elizabeth Ross

Comments [2]

Kirsten Brunner from Austin, TX

While I believe that we need to march on with gun-control efforts, I feel that we also need to be looking at other avenues for preventing future mass shootings and rampant gun violence. Our organization, www.safecommunitiestoday.org, is working to build public awareness about how everyday citizens can prevent these tragedies, right NOW.

Apr. 29 2013 12:34 PM
listener

Will the Philadelphia doctor trial spark any new
regulations or laws? Perhaps that is why it is being
ignored.
Are all these stories about public safety or
just demagoguery and crass politics?

Apr. 29 2013 09:36 AM

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