Do "Gun Free Zones" Invite Gun Deaths? And A Leading Muslim American Human Rights Activist Speaks Out04/04/13 Robert Lorei
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Welcome to Radioactivity. Iâ€™m Rob Lorei. Coming up weâ€™ll look at those proposals from the NRA for school safety. Weâ€™ll talk with a journalist from Mother Jones Magazine who has been covering the gun safety issue closely since the Newtown massacre.
Later weâ€™ll talk with a leading Muslim American civil rights activistâ€¦â€¦
But first: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein is blaming the National Rifle Association and gun manufacturers for the reluctance among many of her colleagues to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines as a response to the December massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
The NRA says schools across the nation should train and arm at least one staff member. A study sponsored by the National Rifle Association makes eight recommendations, including easing state laws that might bar a trained school staff member from carrying firearms and improving school coordination with law enforcement agencies. The recommendations come a week before the Senate begins debate on gun control legislation.
Cyrus McGoldrick is the Director of the Development and Outreach Committee for the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms NCPCF, and serves as the Muslim Chaplain for Manhattan College.