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The US already has more guns than people, but Sunday's massacre in Orlando has once again raised the issue of regulating the sale and availability of deadly weapons. We hear what's happening on Capitol Hill. 

Also, the wife of the Orlando shooter is under investigation. Later on the program, Russian cyber spies have penetrated the Democratic National Committee — looking for information on Donald Trump.

Wife of Orlando Shooter under Investigation 6 MIN, 29 SEC

A federal grand jury has been convened to investigate Noor Zahi Salman, second wife of Omar Mateen, who was killed after gunning down 49 people Sunday in Orlando.  Now the FBI is trying to find her. Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Houston Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times, joins us from central Florida.

Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times (@mollyhf)

Los Amgeles Times on the shooter's father speaking out

Will the Body Count in Orlando Make a Difference on Capitol Hill? 35 MIN, 44 SEC

The massacre of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary failed to generate the political will for some form of gun regulation in 2012. Now 49 people have been gunned down at a gay club in Orlando – in the worst mass shooting in American history, and Democrats are feuding with Republicans again in the House and the Senate. The latest proposals involve the "gun-show loophole" and the no-fly list. Are the prospects for action better now than they were four years ago? The country already has more guns than people, and the NRA is especially powerful in an election year. 

Tim Devaney, The Hill (@timdevaney)
Adam Schiff, US Congress (D-CA); U.S. Democratic Representative (@RepAdamSchiff)
Craig DeLuz, Firearms Policy Coalition (@gunpolicy)
Mark Follman, Mother Jones (@markfollman)
Michael Spies, The Trace (@teamtrace)

GAO on known/suspected terrorists passing firearms background check
The Hill on Democrats' bill that would notify FBI if suspected terrorist buys guns
Firearms Policy Coalition on the 'fight for the second amendment'
Follman on how America's mass shooters use weapons of war
Mother Jones on America's 10 biggest gun manufacturers
Spies on NRA election spending

Russian Hackers Access DNC Computers 7 MIN, 48 SEC

COZY BEAR and FANCY BEAR sound like toys made for American children. In fact, they're the nicknames of two Russian cyber-spy organizations that hacked the Democratic National Committee — including its files on Donald Trump.

During the Nixon years, Republican spies had to break into the Watergate Hotel to find out what the Democrats were doing. Now Russian cyber-warriors have penetrated the Democratic National Committee from thousands of miles away. They were caught in the act by CrowdStrike, a cyber security firm. Dmitri Alperovich is co-founder and CTO.

Dmitri Alperovich, CrowdStrike (@CrowdStrike)

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