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  Echoes of a shooting

On December 14, 1992, exactly 20 years before the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a student went on a sudden rampage at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Massachusetts. The gunfire killed a beloved student, Galen Gibson, and professor, Ñacuñán Sáez, and wounded four others. PBS Need to Know sat down with survivors of [...]

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Debating the Second Amendment: Roundtable participants

With the gun control debate raging after the mass school shooting in Newtown, CT, Need to Know examines the history of the Second Amendment and how it shapes the discussion today. Ray Suarez anchors a panel including: George Mason Law School professor Joyce Lee Malcolm, former New York Times foreign correspondent and editor Craig Whitney, and [...]

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  Need to Know: April 26, 2013: Debating the Second Amendment

With the gun control debate raging after the mass school shooting in Newtown, CT, Need to Know examines the history of the Second Amendment and how it shapes the discussion today. Ray Suarez anchors a panel including: George Mason Law School professor Joyce Lee Malcolm, former New York Times foreign correspondent and editor Craig Whitney, [...]

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  Echoes of a shooting

Exactly 20 years before the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a student went on a sudden shooting rampage that killed two people. Today, both the survivors and family members of those killed in the Simon’s Rock shooting are still trying to come to terms with what happened.

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Gone Boy: An excerpt

Need to Know’s February 22 broadcast “Gone Boy” is part of PBS’s After Newtown” initiative, a series of documentaries, news reports and public affairs programs that provides thought-provoking context to the national conversation about gun violence in America. The program traces the ripples of impact 20 years after a shooting at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Massachusetts. Gone [...]

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Full transcript and video: Obama and Biden speak on new gun laws

Vice President Joe Biden:  Before — before I begin today, let me say to the families of the innocents who were murdered 33 days ago, our heart — our heart goes out to you. And you show incredible courage — incredible courage being here. And the president and I are going to do everything in [...]

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Five federal policies on guns you’ve never heard of

Suevon Lee, ProPublica U.S. gun policy is set by both state and federal law. ProPublica previously published an explainer on the ways states have eased gun restrictions. But federal policy, too, has become more gun friendly in recent years — and we’re not just talking about the 2008 Supreme Court ruling that struck down the [...]

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  Jeff Greenfield on the lessons of tragedy

What is clear is that what happened in Newtown, as with all such cases, is that it forces us to ask: Is this how we want things to be, and if not what do we do about it?

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  After Newtown: Gun policy

Much has been made this week about what, if anything, will happen legislatively regarding gun control. But the less reported story is that over the last few years, dozens of states have significantly rolled back gun restrictions.

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