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  Need to Know, January 14, 2011: Gun control, Haiti, high-speed rail

In light of the Arizona shooting, we revisit a story on gun rights. Also: Two Haitian children treated in Boston after the earthquake, a look at high speed rail and author Peter Bergen on al Qaeda.


  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.


  Guns battle: Attitudes about firearms after the Arizona tragedy

In the wake of the Arizona tragedy last week, Need to Know updates its story about gun rights activists and examines the current state of gun control laws in the U.S.


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.


Photo: A moment of reflection

As all came to a stop in the Capitol, a tour guide paused to remember shooting victims.


Ariz. shooter appears in court, as officials draft indictment

Loughner remained in federal custody after the hearing, as prosecutors weighed bringing additional charges.

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