The Heat: US gun violence

The Heat

Florida School Shooting

Emotions are running raw across the United States, after last week’s deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Authorities said the suspected gunman used a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  Under the rallying cry of #NeverAgain, grieving teenagers and young survivors are staging protests against gun violence and demanding gun reform.

CGTN’s Jim Spellman reports on how strict gun laws in other countries are working.
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To discuss:

  • Joshua Butler was at the movie theater complex in Aurora, Colorado when a gunman killed 12 people and wounded more than 70 others in 2012.
  • John Donohue is a professor at Stanford Law School who’s done extensive research on guns and violence.
  • David Smith is the Washington, D.C. bureau chief for the British daily newspaper, The Guardian.
  • Simon Chapman is an Emeritus Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney.

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