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The Source: Gun Violence In Spotlight After Orlando

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Democrats took to the Senate floor Wednesday to demand votes on several stalled pieces of gun control legislation. Led by Chris Murphy of Connecticut, Senators spoke for 15 hours before getting a "commitment" from GOP leadership to schedule votes for their bills. The move comes days after a man claiming to be pledged to ISIS opened fire in an LGBT club in Orlando, killing scores of people. 

In addition to being the largest U.S. mass shooting in 100 years, it was the 133 mass shooting in the country. People are asking why nothing has been going in congress to address the issue. 

Guests:

  • Dr. Seema Yasmin, public health professor at UT Dallas, and reporter at the Dallas Morning News
  • John Donohue III, professor of Law at Stanford Law School
Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive