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Could California’s new open-carry law have prevented yesterday's shooting in Seal Beach?




Investigators collect evidence at Salon Meritage hair salon where a man shot nine people, killing eight of them, on October 12, 2011 in Seal Beach, California.
Investigators collect evidence at Salon Meritage hair salon where a man shot nine people, killing eight of them, on October 12, 2011 in Seal Beach, California.
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Yesterday’s mass shooting at Meritage Salon in Seal Beach was the deadliest in modern Orange County history. Alleged suspect Scott Evans De Kraai, an ex-husband of one of the employees, ultimately killed eight people when he walked in off the street and started shooting.

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Could Governor Brown’s new open-carry law have prevented this? Is there reason to believe any of this could have been prevented if someone in the salon had been armed with their own weapon?

Guests:

John Lott, author of "More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws"

Adam Winkler, constitutional law professor at UCLA; author of "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America"; writer for The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast