WRHU Special Broadcast: the gun-control debate

The gun-control debate continues to rage in the halls of Congress and across the nation following two mass shootings in New York State within a month of each other. // Courtesy Martin Falbisoner via Creative Commons

By Michael Richardson and Annemarie LePard

On April 12, a 62-year-old gunman opened fire in a Brooklyn subway station, injuring 10 with his gun and another dozen with smoke from two devices that he set off. Roughly a month later, an 18-year-old from upstate New York entered a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., on Saturday and shot 13 people — 10 fatally — in what authorities say was a racially motivated attack. The shootings have reignited and intensified the ever-contentious debate surrounding gun control.

In this WRHU Special Broadcast, listeners will learn about the complexity of the gun-control debate from experts who have researched gun violence and responded to active shootings. They will also hear the perspectives of elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice, who represents the 4th District in Nassau County, those who have lost loved ones to gun violence and gun-rights advocates.

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Producer: Michael Richardson

Reporters: Annemarie LePard and Michael Richardson