Ep.12: Orlando Spurs Lawmakers to Focus on Homegrown Extremism and Guns

The Big Story

Posted June 13, 2016 at 1:51pm


The United States spends close to $11 million a day bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria. But as CQ Roll Call’s Domestic Threats reporter Gopal Ratnam explains, efforts to stop the ideology from spreading at home are embryonic, with a $10 million Homeland Security Office of Community Partnership task force aimed at countering violent extremism. President Barack Obama called the Orlando attack “an example of the kind of homegrown extremism that all of us have been concerned about for a very long time.” Meanwhile, Managing Editor Adriel Bettelheim and Appropriations reporter Jennifer Shutt look at how Democrats in Congress plan to revive legislation to curtail gun purchases.


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