I joined Al Jazeera English’s Inside Story on Friday for a 25-minute discussion of gun control in the US, following the surge in activism after the February 14 mass killing of 17 people at a Florida high school.

The other panellists are Richard Feldman, former Regional Political Director of the National Rifle Association, and Paul Barrett, the author of “Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun”.

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The spread of the message from the Douglas High School survivors, coupled with the silence from the White House for several days about gun control, meant that all of a sudden we had a groundswell which is not just rhetoric but a demand for action.