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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
Wed September 18, 2013
Will Lawmakers Get Back To Gun Control After Navy Yard Shooting?
Jim Braude and Margery Eagan asked listeners whether the time has come and gone for congressional action on gun law reform. Earlier in the week 12 people were killed when a gunman opened fire on a US Navy base in Washington, D.C.
Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid admitted he "didn't have the votes" in the Senate to change the law. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Congress was "shirking" duty by ignoring the gun issue. But in Colorado, voters recalled two vociferous gun reform supporters. Where does political will lie? Weigh in below, or on our Facebook page.
Also on BPR:
- State Rep. Dan Winslow stopped by Studio Three for an exit interview. Winslow is quitting the legislature to enter the private sector.
- Edgar B. Herwick III of the WGBH Curiosity Desk explained why Tesla Motors wants to sell cars directly to consumers.
- Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory shed light on the age-old practice of newspapers endorsing candidates for office.
- Political theorist Benjamin Barber makes the case for a world governed by a coalition of mayors, it's the subject of his forthcoming book, If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities
- Food writer Corby Kummer talked about how tyrannical chefs are destroying the experience of dining out. Kummer's latest piece for Vanity Fair is here.