Live Chat: How Foreign Countries’ Gun Control Laws Compare to U.S.

BY News Desk  February 22, 2013 at 12:36 PM EDT

In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., gun control policy has sparked constant debate.

As gun control laws and policies continue to shift in America, so too are changes occurring abroad. To offer a better understanding of international gun law, a group of global gun policy experts joins NewsHour for a live chat today at 3 p.m. ET.

Participants include:

Rebecca Peters, a violence prevention specialist from Sydney, Australia, who has worked for more than 20 years on arms control, women’s rights, public health and human security.

Daniel Webster, professor of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he serves as director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research and deputy director of research for the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence.

Gary Kleck, professor at College of Criminology and Criminal Justice and a courtesy professor of law at Florida State University.

What are your questions on international gun control? Leave them in the comments or tweet them to @NewsHour using #gunschat. They’ll be answered below at 3 p.m. ET.