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Seg. 1: Behind The Shooters | Seg. 2: The Impact of El Paso

Segment 1: The fact and fiction of mass shootings.

Last week's shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, highlighted misconceptions when it comes to these tragedies. Is there a profile of a mass shooter, can red flag and gun laws reduce the number of incidents and are all the perpetrators mentally ill? Three Guns & America reporters discussed what they have discovered in covering the firearms issues in this country. 


Segment 2, beginning at 22:51: Former residents react to El Paso shooting

Twenty-two people were killed in the Texas border town last weekend. It was reported that the shooter targeted the Hispanic community. Two members of the Kansas City Latino community addressed this latest attack in the long history of bias against Mexicans in this country. 

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Steve Kraske is an associate teaching professor of journalism at UMKC, a political columnist for The Kansas City Star and has hosted "Up to Date" since 2002. He worked as the full-time political correspondent for The Star from 1994-2013 covering national, state and local campaigns. He also has covered the statehouses in Topeka and Jefferson City.