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Officer death to shape talks on gun law changes

Proposed changes in gun laws that already were set for a hearing in Salem will now get more attention after the fatal shooting of a Eugene police officer, a state senator says. Full story

Fixing gun laws

   Dr. Peter Rhee explains why he’s urging the government to instill better background checks for gun purchases.

Isikoff on gaping gun law loophole

   Some federal officials are calling this a gaping loophole in our national gun laws: If you buy two or more handguns in five days, the dealer is required by law to alert a federal agency. But if you buy two semiautomatic assault rifles, no one needs to be told. NBC's Michael Isikoff joins Jansing and

NYC mayor attacks gun law loopholes and lax enforcement

   New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks with Rachel Maddow about how lax gun laws and poor enforcement in states like Arizona lead to gun violence and deaths in cities like New York.

Rewriting the NRA

   After New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke out for sensible gun control reform and enforcement of existing gun laws, the NRA decided to make jokes at Bloomberg’s expense. That gets Lawrence O’Donnell’s Rewrite.

More gun control needed after Tucson?

   Are new gun control laws necessary to prevent such tragedies in the future? Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., join NBC’s David Gregory to discuss.

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  Measuring the impact of the Tucson shootings

Politico’s Roger Simons shares his thoughts on how the tragedy in Tucson will change the national political landscape.

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