Finding Common Ground on Gun Control

    Two Glock pistols on display at a Las Vegas gun show (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Two months after the Tucson shooting, the Obama administration is taking on the issue of gun control.  In a recent op-ed in the Arizona Daily Star, the President stressed the need to improve the national background-check system so that dangerous people can’t get their hands on guns.  He also called on gun control and gun rights advocates to come together to talk but when he invited the National Rifle Association to a discussion on gun-safety the NRA declined the invitation.  What does this say about finding common ground on the issue of gun control and gun violence in this country?  Has the Arizona shooting changed American’s attitudes toward gun control?  Marty talks to Newsweek senior writer ANDREW ROMANO about the politics of gun control.  He co-wrote an article in the March 21st issue of Newsweek titled 2,405 Shot Dead Since Tucson.  Also, Gallup Poll editor in chief FRANK NEWPORT will explain how public opinion on gun control has changed in recent decades.

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