Gun Control

WAMC News
4:44 pm
Sun October 21, 2012

Eliot Spitzer on Gun Control & 2016

In the last Presidential debate, the question of gun control came up - more specifically assault weapons.  Governor Eliot Spitzer was asked about his views on the issue.

Spitzer was also asked whether or not he sees current governor Andrew Cuomo on the ballot for president in 2016. 

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Elections
6:00 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Fact Check: Romney's Stance on Gun Control

In last night’s presidential debate, former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney stated that while in Boston both sides came together to create an assault weapons ban. But is that statement accurate? WAMC’s Lucas Willard did some fact-checking and filed this report.

In last night’s presidential debate, moderator Candy Crowley pressed Mitt Romney’s stance on a federal assault weapons ban – asking why he came from supporting an assault weapons ban in Massachusetts to not supporting a federal ban. This was his response.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:32 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Stephen Gottlieb: Back from a trip – English and guns

I just got back from a trip abroad. We were treated everywhere with the greatest respect while visiting our former exchange student and her family in Serbia and Montenegro, and then in Spain for a meeting, People were happy to help us. We had no Serbian (though I learned how to say “thank you”) and little Spanish (though I studied in high school it’s virtually gone), but they were happy to use whatever English they had. When we couldn’t communicate it was still all smiles.

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The Roundtable
10:42 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Adam Winkler - Gunfight

From the Founding Fathers and the Second Amendment to the origins of the Klan, ironically as a gun control organization, the debate over guns has always generated controversy. And it continues following the horrific shooting in Colorado on Friday.

America's four-centuries-long political battle over gun control and the right to bear arms is the subject of Adam Winkler’s book, Gunfight. Winkler uses the landmark 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller, which invalidated a law banning handguns in the nation's capital, as a springboard for a historical narrative.

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