What lawmakers can do about gun violence, and helping black families save ancestral lands
CQ on Congress, Episode 165
By Ellyn Ferguson, Micaela Rodríguez, and Toula VlahouPosted August 9, 2019 at 9:21am
Public pressure on lawmakers is growing across the country to reduce gun violence, but Congress may only be able to pass incremental legislation, explains CQ Roll Call’s legal affairs writer Todd Ruger.
In the second segment of this podcast, we explore how Congress and a South Carolina center are trying to address the loss of land and wealth, particularly among African Americans, in what is commonly referred to as Heirs Property. Josh Walden of the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation in South Carolina discusses how thousands of acres of land, from the south to Appalachia, may be in dispute because of the lack of legal records.
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