Mass Shootings

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Reason's Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and Matt Welch on the Las Vegas shooting, Trump's Twitter rage at Puerto Rico, and the Jones Act.


On Sunday, a lone gunman perpetrated the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

Is this significant beyond the human tragedy? Are we a more deadly, violent society than ever before?

On today's podcast, Reason's Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and Matt Welch discuss the numbers behind mass shootings and gun violence. What's the biggest step American law can take to reduce homicides?

They also cover Donald Trump's Twitter feud in Puerto Rico, and parse out the difference between presidential malfeasance and just "being a super big dick."

Plus the Jones Act, and other strains of harmful protectionism foisted on Puerto Rico and the rest of the country by special interests.

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