Two festivalgoers leave the area around the Mandalay Hotel after a gunman killed more than 50 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 2, 2017. 
Police said the gunman, a 64-year-old local resident named as Stephen Paddock, had been killed after a SWAT team responded to reports of multiple gunfire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay, a hotel-casino next to the concert venue.

Two festivalgoers leave the area around the Mandalay Hotel after a gunman killed more than 50 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 2, 2017. Police said the gunman, a 64-year-old local resident named as Stephen Paddock, had been killed after a SWAT team responded to reports of multiple gunfire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay, a hotel-casino next to the concert venue.

The news is always hard to take after a mass shooting.

In the case of Las Vegas, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of thousands from a perch above an outdoor concert, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500 others.

It’s the deadliest such event in recent U.S. history. And although mass shootings are relatively rare, it can feel like they happen all the time because of the level of carnage and the usual “soft target” settings they occur in.

The gun debate will undoubtedly flare up again, but in the aftermath of Las Vegas, we check in on how the country is feeling following another mass shooting.

This conversation is open to be joined by phone: 855-236-1212 from 10am-11am ET.

Guests

  • Dr. Alan Lipman Director of the Center for the Study of Violence and professor at the George Washington University Medical Center.
  • Michael Vesely Academic Program Director at the University of Maryland's Center for Health and Homeland Security
  • Robert Spitzer Distinguished service professor and chairman of the political science department at the State University of New York, Cortland, and author of five books on gun policy, including "The Politics of Gun Control" and "Guns Across America"
  • Carrie Kaufman Co-host of "State of Nevada" at KNPR in Las Vegas

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