Survivors of the Parkland, Florida shooting have been making their voices heard, loud and clear, all week long — and today, some made their case to President Donald Trump during a listening session at the White House. They have been calling for people to vote out lawmakers who have yet to take up meaningful legislation on gun control, including those in Florida who voted yesterday to refuse to take up a proposed ban on semi-automatic weapons. A Quinnipiac poll found that 97 percent of American voters, including the same percentage of gun owners, support universal background checks, yet no lawmakers have moved on the issue. As passionate as the student activists are, are they overmatched by the NRA? Trump supporter and former state treasurer Joe Malone and Jesse Mermell, the former communications director for Gov. Deval Patrick, joined Jim Braude to discuss.
Steven Hoffman, the chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission, said Wednesday the regulatory body is “agonizing” over striking a regulatory balance between public safety, health, and access to the state’s eventual marijuana market. Addressing concerns raised by state officials about the scope of businesses that will be allowed to sell marijuana, Hoffman told Jim Braude on "Greater Boston" that all opinions are being considered as they prepare to review draft regulations issued in December.
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on some gun control ideas that don’t require support from Congress.