Politics of Gun Control, Part 2: NRA, Congress and America’s Social Capital

Michael Shank, vice president of the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the politics of gun control in America with John Velleco, federal director of Gun Owners of America.  Shank highlights Congressional leadership vis-a-vis gun safety, the cost of violence in America, the implications of the National Rifle Association lobby, the stigma around mental health issues in America, the need for a stronger National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and the importance of social capital in preventing gun violence.  Video courtesy of CCTV.