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Gun Discussion with Local Leader of Moms Demand Action and NRA President

It seems like we can’t get through the day anymore without hearing about another act of gun violence. The latest came Thursday afternoon at Bush Intercontinental Airport here in Houston. A man fired a gun in the air inside a ticketing area. A homeland security agent confronted him, and when the man refused to drop […]

It seems like we can't get through the day anymore without hearing about another act of gun violence. The latest came Thursday afternoon at Bush Intercontinental Airport here in Houston. A man fired a gun in the air inside a ticketing area. A homeland security agent confronted him, and when the man refused to drop his weapon, the agent opened fire, just as it appeared the man was shooting himself.
As if guns weren't already on our minds, with the National Rifle Association holding its annual meeting here in Houston this weekend. Some 70,000 are expected to attend, including NRA President David Keene.

In the aftermath of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook elementary in Newtown, Connecticut last December, debate began nationwide over gun rights. You'll recall a bill calling for universal background checks – something favored by an overwhelming majority of Americans, including NRA members – recently failed to reach the 60-vote threshold needed to end debate in the US Senate. There are rumblings that bill may be reconsidered.

We spoke to both Michelle Green, the co-leader of the Houston chapter of Moms Demand Action, and NRA President David Keene.

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