The Heat: U.S. Gun Violence

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Another mass shooting in the United States leaves several people dead at a shopping mall.

U.S. President Biden is urging Congress to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines but will anything change? 

And, the political showdown over the U.S. debt ceiling, why Republican Senators say they will not take action without spending and budget reforms. We’ll discuss what that could mean for the U.S. economy and global markets.  

U.S. President Biden ordered flags to be flown at half-staff after another horrific shooting. This time families came under fire at an outlet shooting mall outside of Dallas, Texas. 

Police say the gunman was wearing tactical gear and was armed with an AR-15 style assault weapon. At least eight people were killed including children. 

Already this year, there have been more than 200 mass shootings in the U.S., according to Gun Violence Archive. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called on members of Congress to address the crisis. 

Joining the discussion: 

  • Gabriel Ehrlich is the Director of Research in Quantitative Economics at the University of Michigan. 
  • Rafael Bernal is a staff writer for the political newspaper, The Hill. 
  • Rina Shah is a political analyst and current affairs commentator. 
  • Bill Crane is a political analyst and columnist.