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Coffeehouse Showdown: Gun Owners Test the Limits of the Law

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When Barack Obama was elected President, the National Rifle Association predicted a massive effort at gun control, and gun sales shot up last year by 39%. But he US Supreme Court has thrown out the handgun ban in Washington, DC, and when Chicago's ban on handguns was challenged last week in the US Supreme Court, the Obama Administration was silent. The Gallup Poll says that support for gun control in the US has dropped in the past 20 years from 78% to 44%. We hear about the history and possible future of gun control.

Credits

Guests:
Robert Weisberg - Stanford University - @StanfordLaw, John Pierce - Co-founder, OpenCarry.org, Paul Helmke - President, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Saul Cornell - Professor of American History, Fordham University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Christian Bordal