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Why Can't We Talk About Guns?

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An NRA video making the rounds online has been called everything from an open call to violence to protect white supremacy to a condemnation of violence. "The only way we save our country and our freedom is to fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth," says NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch in the ad. The debate over guns in America has never been easy, but is it getting harder to keep it civil and useful? Joining us to discuss it are Tamika Mallory, co-president of the Women's March Board and a protestor the NRA has criticized by name; Adam Winkler, a law professor at UCLA and author of "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America"; Philip Smith, president of the National African-American Gun Association; and Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. We asked the NRA and its spokeswoman Dana Loesch to appear on the show, but did not hear back. Let us know what you think of today's conversation. Write a review at

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