In Arizona, Varying Views on Gun Ownership

BY News Desk  January 12, 2011 at 12:36 PM EDT

The Arizona shootings have renewed the debate over gun rights and restrictions and the easy access to weapons in some states. On Tuesday’s NewsHour, Judy Woodruff talked to James Cavanaugh, who recently retired as a special agent in charge for the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives about how gun laws vary from state to state.

Tom Bearden has been reporting in Tucson on the shooting’s aftermath and filed this report on the views of local residents and officials on the state’s gun’s laws.