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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. Two years ago, Need to Know’s John Larson traveled to Virginia to see what’s known as the “open carry” movement first-hand, to understand why it had become so popular…and to investigate how the gun rights movement had become so effective in easing gun control laws.

Part II

That sentiment has been echoed across the gun rights community this week…and some are taking it even further. Last weekend, Larry Pratt, the  Head of Gun Owners of America wrote in USA Today that gun control advocates have “blood on the[eir] hands” for the Connecticut school massacre. Pratt believes that the solution to the massacre is not fewer guns but more. John Larson sat down with him in Virginia.

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