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Is it possible for America to uphold the Second Amendment, and also have gun laws in place to stop violence? Plus, President Biden tests positive for COVID, increases risk for more severe case

The Supreme Court made its voice heard on this topic, but with recent mass shootings, there’s a public outcry for change. Also, with President Biden testing positive for COVID, a medical expert explains why there should be concern for his health due to his age.

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With mass shootings consistently making headlines these days, there's a stronger push for newer and stronger laws.

Gun safety vs. the Second Amendment — why can't both exist?

“Interests are too strong in the country to have substantive gun law improvements. Easy access to guns leads to more violence,” one gun violence expert says.

There are also those from the general public who feel gun owners that are not responsible with their guns should face significant civil fines, or there should be criminal prosecution for all of the accidental deaths that occur with minors shooting minors.

Today, a panel of gun violence and gun law experts answer listener calls, questions, and concerns on these hot-button issues.

But first, we discuss how President Biden was scheduled to give a speech on gun violence today, having been vaccinated and twice boosted, but still tested positive for COVID-19.

A local infections disease expert weighs in to explain what we need to know now, as these sorts of breakthrough infections climb steadily with the highly transmissible BA.5 omicron subvariant spreading throughout the country.

Guests:

Dr. Michael Chang

  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Physician, McGovern Medical School and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital

Peter Ambler

  • Executive Director and Co-Founder, Giffords Courage to Fight Gun Violence Organization

Dru Stevenson

  • Wayne Fisher Research Professor and Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law

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