10:53 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Revisiting Gun Laws In The Aftermath Of The Navy Yard Shooting

Will the shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. cause a shift in thinking about guns and gun ownership? Jim and Margery opened the lines to hear what listeners thought.
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Boston Public Radio for 9/17/13.

On Monday, the nation was stunned by the shooting deaths of 13 at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. The suspected shooter, Aaron Alexis, had at least two prior gun-related run-ins with law enforcement.

Jim Braude and Margery Eagan asked callers about the need for stricter gun laws and more stringent background checks for would-be gun owners. What do you think? Leave a comment below, or on our Facebook page.

Also on BPR:

  • John King, chief national correspondent for CNN, talked with Jim and Margery from Washington, D.C. about Monday's shooting.
  • Marion Nestle discussed why the US is a nation of polar opposites, where hunger can exist on the one hand, and obesity on the other.
  • Donald Berwick talked to Jim and Margery about why he should be the next governor of Massachusetts.
  • Charlie Sennott — writer for Global Post — talked about his new documentary in partnership with FRONTLINE, about unrest in Egypt.
  • Musician Graham Nash — of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fame — talked about his new book, Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life

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