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Photo: Rock the vote

Republicans and Democrats can all agree that their colleague is, in a word, awesome.


  Jon Meacham, a gun owner, on restoring the assault weapons ban

In light of the shootings in Arizona, Need to Know’s Jon Meacham — a gun owner — takes both parties to task for their reluctance to ban assault weapons.


Rep. Mike Quigley on the chances of passing gun control legislation

Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois talks with Need to Know’s Jon Meacham about the chances of gun control legislation passing in Congress after the shootings in Arizona.


Jared Loughner may be mentally ill. But does that matter?

The debate over the shootings in Arizona has turned to the accused gunman’s mental state. But is there a connection between violence and mental illness? Some psychiatrists say no.

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