The Emerging Deal On Gun Violence: Is It Enough?

A bipartisan group of Senates say they have reached a deal on a package of safety and gun-related measures. The deal is not yet done, but lawmakers say they are closer than they’ve been in a long time.

The package includes measures to enhance background checks for gun buyers under 21, incentivize states to pass so-called “red flag laws,” and fund school safety and mental health initiatives. Is it enough? We put that question to Gabby Giffords, a former congresswoman who was injured in a 2011 shooting. Since then, Giffords has dedicated her life to calling for action on gun control, co-founding Giffords, an advocacy group that promotes gun safety. The group’s executive director, Peter Ambler, also spoke to NPR.

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