The AR-15 and Mass Shootings

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Gun control is being debated following the shooting in Orlando that left 49 people dead. The gunman used an AR-15, as well as a handgun. Assault-style rifles were also used in the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, and the killing of schoolchildren in Sandy Hook. Adam Winkler, law professor at UCLA and author of “Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America” explains why the AR-15 one of the weapons seen again and again in mass shootings.

Credits

Guest:
Adam Winkler - professor of law at UCLA, and author of "Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America" - @adamwinkler

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Sarah Sweeney