Parkland students take the lead on gun control

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After the Parkland shooting, Dicks Sporting Goods announced that it won’t sell assault-style rifles in its many stores. High profile companies are ending special deals for NRA members. Most important of all, the passion of young people has infused the demand for gun control. But, what is an assault-style rifle? How many are there already in the United States? What are the prospects for realistic gun safety legislation?

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"Thoughts and Prayers Don't Save Lives," student lie-in at the White House to protest gun laws. The demonstration was organized by "Teens For Gun Reform," an organization created by students in the Washington DC area, in the wake of Wednesday’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Photo credit: Lorie Shaull.



  • Adam Winkler - professor of law at UCLA, and author of "Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America" - @adamwinkler
  • Michele Gay - Mother of Josephine who was killed in the Newtown school shooting, co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools
  • Mike Gatto - California State Assembly (D-43rd District) - @mikegatto


Warren Olney