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Seg. 1: Behind The Shooters | Seg. 2: The Impact of El Paso

Segment 1: The fact and fiction of mass shootings.

Last week's shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, highlighted misconceptions when it comes to these tragedies. Is there a profile of a mass shooter, can red flag and gun laws reduce the number of incidents and are all the perpetrators mentally ill? Three Guns & America reporters discussed what they have discovered in covering the firearms issues in this country. 

Segment 2, beginning at 22:51: Former residents react to El Paso shooting

Twenty-two people were killed in the Texas border town last weekend. It was reported that the shooter targeted the Hispanic community. Two members of the Kansas City Latino community addressed this latest attack in the long history of bias against Mexicans in this country. 

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., 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. My email is steve@kcur.org.