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Lafayette Theater Shooting: Gun Control (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-07-31

Duration: 00:06:19

Subjects: Lafayette movie theater shooting, 2015 | Mass shootings | Concealed weapons | Gun Control


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Connelly, Kelly Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Landry, Terry Interviewee
  • Edmonson, Mike Interviewee
  • Duty, Wade Interviewee


This segment from the July 31, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Connelly’s report on the renewed debate over gun control in the wake of the July 23rd mass shooting at a Lafayette movie theater, that killed two and injured eleven. Her report touches on the requirements to purchase a gun and to carry a concealed weapon in Louisiana. She interviews: State Representative Terry Landry; Colonel Mike Edmonson, the superintendent of the Louisiana State Police; and Wade Duty, the owner of Precision Firearms in Baton Rouge. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford