The Foreign Desk

The US and guns: can anything change?

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24 April 2021

Episode 382

30 minutes


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One thing that coronavirus didn’t change in the US was the country’s shocking rate of gun deaths: even under widespread lockdowns, mass shootings spiked sharply. But Joe Biden has declared his intention to address a scourge he has described as a national embarrassment. What can actually be done? And is a beleaguered NRA quite the obstacle it once was? Andrew Mueller speaks to Kris Brown, Robert Spitzer and Frank Smyth.

24 April 2021

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