The shootings in Orlando have put the Second Amendment in the spotlight again. Constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky explains its history, how it has been interpreted by the courts, and where things stand now. There have already been five mass shootings since Sunday. We take a closer look at the vast majority of gun violence we don’t normally hear about. In our weekly web roundup, Xeni Jardin talks about the use of social media by the Orlando killer. Then, author Mary Roach talks about her new book “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War.” And, finally, the story of how the Beach Boys ended up at the zoo for a photo shoot that became the cover of the classic “Pet Sounds” album.
The 2nd Amendment and Gun Violence
From this Episode:
Interpreting the Second Amendment
The shootings in Orlando have, once again, put the Second Amendment front and center of the public debate. Madeleine talks with constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky...
8 min, 39 sec
The Shootings You Don’t Hear About
There have been at least 180 shootings since the Orlando massacre on Sunday . Five of those shootings were considered mass shootings, when at least four people were...
8 min, 15 sec
The killer in Orlando posted on Facebook during his attack. Two days later , a jihadist killer in Paris live-streamed his lethal attack on a police commander and his...
8 min, 52 sec
Mary Roach on 'Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War'
In a book about military science, you may be surprised to find passages like, “I’m interested in diarrhea as a threat to national security.” Or “On top of its other charms,...
14 min, 6 sec