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The Politics Of Gun Control

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The shootings in Newtown, Connecticut put the issue of gun control back in the headlines. This week, Senator Patrick Leahy said he'd hold hearings on gun control legislation. We hear from Senator Leahy on what he thinks should happen with gun laws.

And retired Middlebury College political science professor Eric Davis discusses how politics influences gun control legislation in Vermont and Washington.