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The Line: Mass Shootings Hit Home

Domestic Terrorism

August 9, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at the sickening wave of mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton and elsewhere. They debate whether calling out domestic terrorism will force a change in the conversation. The group also explores the rhetoric and reality of mental illness.

Line Panelists:
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science professor
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital

For Further Reading:

Santa Fe native among El Paso shooting victimsSanta Fe New Mexican

2 El Paso victims die at hospital, raising death toll to 22Associated Press

Texas tragedy: Search for answers continues in wake of El Paso shootingAlbuquerque Journal

New Mexico governor plans summit on domestic terrorismKRQE

Councilor pushing for more gun legislation in New MexicoKRQE

House speaker calls for special session on domestic terrorismAlbuquerque Journal

Ohio gunman’s ex-classmates decry missed chances to stop himAlbuquerque Journal

At vigil for a girl killed in Gilroy, news of another shooting compounds the anguishLos Angeles Times

The Line: Shooting Tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada

NMiF: Las Vegas shooting

October 6, 2017 – The news of the mass shooting last Sunday in Las Vegas, Nevada, has shaken our nation. A gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino upon attendees at an open-air concert, killing close to 60 and wounding around 500. Gene Grant and the Line panelists try to make sense of this senseless act, and explore whether there is a way to prevent something like this from happening here.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Andy Lyman, reporter for NM Political Report
Sophie Martin, attorney
Dan McKay, reporter for the Albuquerque Journal