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The Search For Common Ground On Guns

Statehouse Blend Missouri crowd
Chris Young
KCUR 89.3
A crowd of more than 75 people filled the Buffalo Room at Westport Flea Market in Kansas City for a live taping of Statehouse Blend Missouri on April 19.

As students rally nationwide for more gun regulation, Missouri legislators are considering — and advancing — several bills to make firearms more legal, for more people, in more places. What underlies the enduring, and seemingly intractable, divide on gun laws in Missouri?

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Host Brian Ellison welcomed Rep. Jon Carpenter (left) and Rep. T.J. Berry for a live taping of Statehouse Blend Missouri.

Host Brian Ellison welcomed Rep. T.J. Berry, a Kearney Republican, and Rep. Jon Carpenter, a Gladstone Democrat, and an audience of 75 for a live taping of the podcast April 19 in Kansas City.

Music used in this episode: Warming Evening by Nameless Dancers; Rally, The Telling and On Belay by Blue Dot Sessions

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