The Gun Lobby and Congress’s Failure to Keep America Safe from Guns

Michael Shank, Director of Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and Adjunct Professor at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis, discusses the latest legislation in the US Congress regarding gun safety in America. Shank discusses why the Senate and House have failed to pass legislation on background checks, the latest response by the families of Sandy Hook victims, the gun safety road tour by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the numbers of Americans dead from gun violence this year, the need for a tax on ammunition, and the need for campaign finance reform to put limits on the gun lobby’s financial influence in Congress. Video courtesy of CCTV.