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With guest host Jane Clayson.
After Orlando, a new push to ban semi-automatic assault weapons. We’ll have the debate.
Last night a nearly 15-hour filibuster ended with promises of votes in Congress to expand background checks and ban gun sales to suspected terrorist. They’ll likely fail. Forty nine people died in Orlando. A year ago this week, nine people were killed at a church shooting in Charleston. Remember, Newtown, With all of this, the nation is still deeply divided on gun laws. This On Point, a new push for gun controls after Orlando. — Jane Clayson
Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America.
From The Reading List
Washington Post: Sen. Toomey and Bloomberg discussing gun-control measure, Democrats use filibuster to press for action — "Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is working with former mayor and vocal gun control advocate Mike Bloomberg’s organization to come up with a measure to keep terrorists from acquiring guns that Republicans might be able to live with."
New York Times: Time for a ‘No Buy’ List on Guns — "The massacre in Florida is a horrifying reminder that terrorists don’t need airplanes to kill scores of people: All they need are commonplace firearms. Gun-control groups are already issuing calls to do more to keep suspected terrorists from buying guns, while those against stricter gun laws say we shouldn’t deny people their constitutional rights on the basis of mere suspicion. They are both correct. But there is a solution."
POLITICO: Democrats mount gun control filibuster -- "Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) launched a talking filibuster on the Senate floor — which was quickly joined by fellow Democrats — in an effort to pressure Republicans to accept legislation that would deny suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms and require universal background checks."
This program aired on June 16, 2016.
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