Letters and Politics

Taking Apart Today’s Virginia Shooting

On today’s show, host Mitch Jeserich interviews Robert Spitzer, Professor of Political Science at SUNY Cortland in NYC, about the history of gun control and the historic interpretation of the Second Amendment. This interview comes in the wake of today’s shooting of Republican congresspeople and staff in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Mitch also talks to Oakland-based community activist Cat Brooks and freelance writer Patrick Blanchfield about today’s shooting. The three dissect the identity of the shooter and place the shooting in recent political history.

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