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KMOX Examines: Guns in America, Where Do We Go From Here?

Tune in to KMOX 1120 as it airs at 9 p.m. Monday.

February 23, 2018 - 12:34 pm

Since the Valentine's Day shooting of 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., many ideas on how to prevent school shootings have been discussed, from banning assault weapons to arming teachers to increasing mental health treatment and intervention.

Students Speak Out: KMOX Hosts Gun Violence Panel

KMOX arranged a discussion with experts in various fields to examine the options and try to find hope in the arduous situation the U.S. has found itself in.

Here are the experts:

Moms Demand Action's Jessica Risenhoover: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to demand action from legislators, state and federal; companies; and educational institutions to establish common-sense gun reforms.

Washington University School of Medicine Psychiatrist Dr. Tahir Rahman: Rahman is working on researching extreme overvalued beliefs, because he thinks it can open doors to a better understanding of motives.

Jennings School District Superintendent Dr. Art McCoy​: A nationally recognized speaker, McCoy has inspired initiatives, served as an education consultant, authored articles, and published the book, SAGES: Bridging Gaps of the Heart, Head, and Hand. He has served on many committees for the Department of Education and House and Senate in Missouri, helping to write state policy and laws for education equity.

Ultimate Defense Firing Range and Training Center owner Sgt. Paul Bastean​: Bastean currently holds the positions of Day Operations Shift Commander, Head Firearms Instructor and Armorer for the Lake St. Louis Police Department. He created the company Missouri Concealed Carry Training, L.L.C.

Tune in to KMOX 1120 or click here to listen live as it airs at 9 p.m. Monday.