7:55am

Thu January 17, 2013
Preventing gun violence

Today on Your Call: Are gun owners ready for new laws to prevent gun violence even if the NRA isn’t?

On today's Your Call, we’ll open the lines to gun owners to hear what kind of change they’re ready for in the wake of the massacre at Newtown. President Obama has made his proposals – which ones would everyday gun owners be willing to accept? Gabrielle Giffords says the focus should be on “responsible gun ownership” – what does that mean to you?  It’s Your Call, with Hana Baba, and you.

Guests:

Philip Young, an army veteran and gun-owner who has drafted drafted what he believes would be sensible framework for Responsible Firearms Ownership legislation

Juliet Leftwich, legal director of the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Resources:

Commonwealth Club (Thu, Jan 17 2013 - 6:00pm): Gun Laws: California and the Nation – What Should Be Done? 

Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Gun Protection Smart Lock

Americans for Responsible Solutions

The Responsible Firearms Ownership Act (Authored by Philip Youngs)

Mother Jones: A Guide to Mass Shootings in America

Alternet: The Surprising Unknown History of the NRA

NPR: Lack Of Up-To-Date Research Complicates Gun Debate

USA Today: Giffords and Kelly: Fighting gun violence

US News: U.S. Government Tried to Tackle Gun Violence in 1960s 

NY Times: Sales of Guns Soar in U.S. as Nation Weighs Tougher Limits

 

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