Closer Look: Gun Series Part One — Gun Control Legislation; The Second Amendment; And More

"Closer Look" host Rose Scott discussed the student-led song and video project "Don't Shoot," with some of the project's team, Taj-Malik, Bailey, Julie Foster-Straw and Captain Cunningham (left to right).
"Closer Look" host Rose Scott discussed the student-led song and video project "Don't Shoot," with some of the project's team, Taj-Malik, Bailey, Julie Foster-Straw and Captain Cunningham (left to right).
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Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Robb Pitts, chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Fulton County, will introduce legislation on Wednesday calling upon state and federal officials to ban the sale of assault weapons and tighten restrictions on gun sales. Pitts’ resolution specifically calls on officials to ban the sale of assault-style weapons, increase the minimum age for all gun sales to 21, end the sale of bump stocks and high-capacity magazines, and more. He is also asking businesses and individuals selling guns to voluntarily follow these same restrictions. Chairman Pitts joins us in studio to tell us more.
  • 19:08: In the talks about gun control, both sides of the aisle reference the Second Amendment in their arguments. It’s often referred to in very simple terms, but is the Second Amendment more complex than that? We speak with Tim Lytton, a law professor at Georgia State University, to dissect what’s actually in the Second Amendment.
  • 34:21: We continue our look at gun violence by hearing from some Atlanta-area youth who created a student-led song and video project called “Don’t Shoot,” produced as part of re:imagine/ATL’s Green Room Summer Camp. We’re joined by Julie Foster-Straw, program director for re:imagine/ATL; Captain Cunningham, producer and CEO of Atlanta Film Partners; and Bailey and Taj-Malik, two of the students involved in the project.