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Is It Time To Talk About Gun Control?

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It may be the tipping point: among the issues of discussion after Friday's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut: mental health and gun control.

Is it time to talk about gun control, or are America's existing gun laws adequate?

Adam Lanza used a Bushmaster .223 assault rifle to kill 26 people, including first-graders. He also had two handguns with him. All three belonged - legally - to his mother, who he killed first before going to the school.
Monday on Up to Date: a conversation about where this country goes from here when it comes to tough gun laws and a look at the thinking of a major gun-rights advocate in Kansas.

Steve Kraske talks with former Missouri state lawmaker Joan Bray who tried to introduce gun control legislation in the Missouri General Assembly, gun-rights advocate Sedgwick County Judge Phillip Journey, and UCLA Law Professor Adam Winkler, author of Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America.
What should be this country's response in the wake of this horrific event? And what do you make of former Education Secretary Bill Bennett's suggestion on "Meet the Press" yesterday that one adult should carry a gun in every school?  

We'll welcome your phone calls at 816 235 2888, email, Facebook comments, and Tweets.  


Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC. You can email him at <a href="mailto:Stephen.Steigman@classicalkc.org">Stephen.Steigman@classicalkc.org</a>.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.