Beyond Thoughts, Prayers And Talking Points

Oct 3, 2017

The news is always hard to take after a mass shooting.

In the case of Las Vegas, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of thousands from a perch above an outdoor concert, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500 others.

It’s the deadliest such event in recent U.S. history. And although mass shootings are relatively rare, it can feel like they happen all the time because of the level of carnage and the usual “soft target” settings they occur in.

The gun debate will undoubtedly flare up again, but in the aftermath of Las Vegas, we check in on how the country is feeling following another mass shooting.

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Dr. Alan Lipman, Director of the Center for the Study of Violence and professor at the George Washington University Medical Center.

Michael Vesely, Academic Program Director at the University of Maryland’s Center for Health and Homeland Security

Robert Spitzer, Distinguished service professor and chairman of the political science department at the State University of New York, Cortland, and author of five books on gun policy, including “The Politics of Gun Control” and “Guns Across America”

Carrie Kaufman, Co-host of “State of Nevada” at KNPR in Las Vegas

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