Sunday October 01, 2017
Why gun control always loses, even after a bloody massacre
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- Innovative solutions for affordable housing
- The bearable lightness of being
- Why gun control always loses, even after a bloody massacre
- Full Episode
The horror in Las Vegas has now claimed the title of worst mass shooting in modern American history, a designation previously bestowed on Orlando, Florida, where in June, 2016, 49 people were killed and 58 others were wounded inside the Pulse nightclub. In June of last year, Michael spoke to two thoughtful Americans about the culture of violence in their country, and why the attachment to guns is so unshakeable. You can listen to Andrew Solomon and Rebecca Solnit here:
No, according to constitutional expert Saul Cornell. He says the Second Amendment means gun regulation. He's the former director of the Second Amendment Research Centre and Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham University. You can listen to that conversation here.