Special Relationship: The Politics of Gun Control

Today, Celeste and John speak with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, the Connecticut Democrat who led a 15-hour filibuster to force lawmakers to take action on stronger gun control regulations after 49 people were gunned down at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Murphy's measure also came as Jo Cox, a U.K. Labour Party member of Parliament, was murdered in a savage shooting and stabbing attack in her home district amid the tensions of the Brexit vote.

Murphy expresses his anger and frustration — but also his hope for change — as he and like-minded legislators battle the gun lobby for measures including a ban on gun sales to people on the terror no-fly watch list.

Special Relationship, from The Economist and Mic

Special Relationship is a podcast collaboration that examines the US presidential election from the characteristic perspectives of two leading news organizations. Hosted by The Economist’s John Prideaux and Mic’s Celeste Katz, Special Relationship grapples with the major themes and issues in a campaign that has been anything but predictable. Each episode is a conversation, fusing deep dives into specific themes with broader perspectives provided by global and historical comparisons from both sides of the pond. It’s a unique transatlantic partnership between two distinctive voices. It’s a special relationship.

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