Is Trump Changing Tune On Gun Control?

Aug 22, 2019

President Donald Trump expressed support for background checks in the days following two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio and then appeared to walk back those statements this week. Did a meeting with NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre change his mind? The President says no, clarifying that he still wants to "close loopholes," in the background check system.

Host Ben Kieffer talks with Jonathan Hassid, associate professor of political science at Iowa State University and Rachel Caufield, professor of political science at Drake University, about what seems to be growing public support for new gun restrictions including so-called "red flag" laws, as well as the rest of the week's political news.

Guests:

  • Jonathan Hassid, associate professor of political science at Iowa State University
  • Rachel Caufield, professor of political science at Drake University