Do "Gun Free Zones" Invite Gun Deaths? And A Leading Muslim American Human Rights Activist Speaks Out

04/04/13 Robert Lorei
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Good morning,

Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll look at those proposals from the NRA for school safety. We’ll talk with a journalist from Mother Jones Magazine who has been covering the gun safety issue closely since the Newtown massacre.

Later we’ll talk with a leading Muslim American civil rights activist……

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.

We’re joined now by Mark Follman who covers the gun issue for Mother Jones Magazine……He and the staff of Mother Jones have been doing extensive investigative reporting on gun deaths.

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.

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Really enjoyed the guest today from Mother Jones He had some really interesting points that many are not thinking about. Police officers DO have extensive training to react in those situations of sudden mass shootings and can still get things wrong. What they REALLY don't need are "citizen heroes" that could create confusion on who the real shooter is. I wonder if the "citizen heroes" have ever considered that they could be accidently taken out by police sharp shooters! Of course, do we REALLY want our teachers to go through rigoorous training seminars like police do? They SHOULD be going to teaching seminars to improve their classroom skills, not NRA firing ranges and such.



Really enjoyed the guest today from Mother Jones He had some really interesting points that many are not thinking about. Police officers DO have extensive training to react in those situations of sudden mass shootings and can still get things wrong. What they REALLY don't need are "citizen heroes" that could create confusion on who the real shooter is. I wonder if the "citizen heroes" have ever considered that they could be accidently taken out by police sharp shooters! Of course, do we REALLY want our teachers to go through rigoorous training seminars like police do? They SHOULD be going to teaching seminars to improve their classroom skills, not NRA firing ranges and such.



Really enjoyed the guest today from Mother Jones He had some really interesting points that many are not thinking about. Police officers DO have extensive training to react in those situations of sudden mass shootings and can still get things wrong. What they REALLY don't need are "citizen heroes" that could create confusion on who the real shooter is. I wonder if the "citizen heroes" have ever considered that they could be accidently taken out by police sharp shooters! Of course, do we REALLY want our teachers to go through rigoorous training seminars like police do? They SHOULD be going to teaching seminars to improve their classroom skills, not NRA firing ranges and such.



Really enjoyed the guest today from Mother Jones He had some really interesting points that many are not thinking about. Police officers DO have extensive training to react in those situations of sudden mass shootings and can still get things wrong. What they REALLY don't need are "citizen heroes" that could create confusion on who the real shooter is. I wonder if the "citizen heroes" have ever considered that they could be accidently taken out by police sharp shooters! Of course, do we REALLY want our teachers to go through rigoorous training seminars like police do? They SHOULD be going to teaching seminars to improve their classroom skills, not NRA firing ranges and such.