The renewed debate over gun laws

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    Guests: Kristina Peterson and Laura Cutiletta

    Last week’s mass shooting in Orlando led to a new round of calls for meaningful gun law reform. This week, on Capitol Hill, legislators are expected to consider several proposals aimed at limiting suspected terrorists’ access to guns and expanding the universal background checks. We start out the hour looking at the effort to pass gun legislation in Congress and how Democratic and Republican bills differ in scope and intent. Marty talks with Wall Street Journal reporter KRISTINA PETERSON. Then we’ll take a look at how effective these new bills might be in addressing the issue of gun violence nationwide, what else lawmakers might consider and how states have stepped in and passed their own gun laws. Our guest is LAURA CUTILETTA of the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

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