Conflict & Justice

How the Rest of the World Views Gun Violence in America

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Danny Josephson and his wife Jesse ride in his father Kent Josephson's 1953 Willys Jeep with a Browning .30 caliber machine gun attached at the center during the Big Sandy Shoot in Mohave County, Arizona March 23, 2013. The Big Sandy Shoot is the largest organized machine gun shoot in the United States attended by shooters from around the country. Vintage and replica style machine guns and cannons are some of the weapons displayed during the event. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY) - RTXXWYM

The shootings at Sandy Hook just four months ago were followed by the bitter gun control debate that came to a head this week.

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(This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the audio to hear it.)

New Yorker staff writer Philip Gourevitch has been thinking about America's experience with violence and guns.

He talks with anchor Aaron Schachter about how American attitudes toward guns are viewed elsewhere in the world.

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