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Responding to Tragedy: What Can Government Do?

Jun 15, 2016

In nearly eight years as President of the United States, Barack Obama has delivered more than a dozen responses to mass shootings. The attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida has re-ignited passionate debate on guns, the fight against ISIS, and LGBT discrimination. Several members of Connecticut's congressional delegation have called the legislative branch "complicit" in these repeated acts of violence and criticized colleagues for inaction on gun control. 


  • Colin McEnroe - Host of The Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR
  • Leah Wright-Rigeur - Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
  • Bill Curry - Democratic political analyst and columnist at

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John Dankosky contributed to this show.