Almost immediately after the targeting and shooting of Republican Congressmen in an Alexandria park last week, James Hodgkinson’s rampage was being characterized as political violence with some going as far as calling it terrorism. Was it? 

To explore this notion, John Rosenthal, social activist and co-founder of Stop Handgun Violence, joined BPR Weekend to discuss how this incident could impact the future of gun reform.

Then, Joseph Brown, Political Science professor at UMass Boston, author of the book "The Bomber Who Calls Ahead", and an expert in conflict studies, talked about how the Virgina shooting could impact the American psyche.

To hear BPR Weekend's interviews with John Rosenthal and Joseph Brown click on the audio player above.