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Thursday
Nov092017

[Voice of America Intl. Edition] November 7th: Jack Talks Guns and the Law

I appear on Voice of America International Edition on November 7th. So a lot more information has come to light about the alleged shooter in the latest massacre, this one in Texas.  This man should not have had a weapon.  With issues of mental illness and domestic assault, certain people shouldn't have access but he was never on the data base excluding him.  A  big question like this needs to be address.

One question that keeps coming to mind is why.  Are Americans just more dangerous? Mentally ill? Crazy? What? In the end, the only real difference seems to be guns and a willingness to exclude those who shouldn't have them.  The U.S.s has 4% of the population and 46% of the guns. That means 10 times more than that which is found in the rest of the world.  How does that impact this issue.

This promises to be a very interesting conversation. 

Monday
Nov062017

[KOA Denver] November 6th: Jack Talks Texas Shooting

I appear on KOA Denver on November 5th. More than twenty five killed and dozens more injured.  Another shooting, another killing, and more talk.  Some are talking whether this is a tipping point.  Others complaining that this is too political and now isn't the time.  My conclusion is that absolutely nothing will happen. We are outraged right now and  this may last another day or two but this will go away, and nothing, absolutely nothing will happen.  

Its a difficult topic but I will do my best to report on both sides.  I hope you can listen in on the conversation.