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Tourist Reacts to Empire State Shooting

Clothing designer Jeffrey Johnson, who had been fired from his job, shot and killed a former co-worker outside the Empire State building this morning. Nine bystanders, some of whom may have been caught in police crossfire, were injured, though none critically. Though U.S. gun control has come under worldwide scrutiny as of late, not everyone has a problem with America’s lax laws. Garreth, a 22-year-old tourist from the United Kingdom, felt positively about America’s relationship with guns. Until he heard about today’s shooting, that is. This incident comes less than two weeks after police shot dead a knife-wielding man in Times...
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Carl Kassell Reading

Kasell and Rosenbaum — Writing News
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Powerpoint Class 2 August-24th 2012

CUNY Intro to Radio Class 2 Fall 2012
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New Yorkers weigh in on the state of guns in America...

A clothing designer shot and killed a former coworker early Friday morning near Times Square. The shooter was killed by a barrage of police gunfire, which may have also hit and injured bystanders, said police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. The incident comes on the heels of a string of shootings across the United States. The Wisonsion shooting of temple goers in August, the Colorado theater shooting in July, the Auburn University shooting in July, to name a few. Whether or not the increased frequency of such incidents will begin to shift public opinion on gun rights across the country remains to be seen. On the streets of New York this morning, many New Yorkers appeared skeptical to view the shooting as a watershed moment for gun rights. Ronald Adams, a 24 year man from Brooklyn says (all interviews above) It remains to be seen how many more shootings will will take before Americans like Mr. Adams begins to view guns, and not people, as the...
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Tourist Responds to Guns in America After Empire State Shooting...

A shooting outside of the Empire State Building has killed two men and injured nine bystanders. NYPD Police Commissioner Kelly says the gunman, Jeffrey Johnson, was a disgruntled laid-off employee who returned to his workplace and killed former co-worker Steven Ercolini in front of the bustling tourist attraction. This incident is one of a number of shootings that have taken place in the United States this summer. While gun regulations are different in other countries Tourist Manuel from Argentina says America’s gun problems are not serious. As shootings increase across the nation, Americans may be reconsidering their relationships with firearms and their rights to bear...