Gary Tuchman talks to a peaceful man in Utah who is proud to call himself a survivalist. He built an elaborate $65,000 bunker stocked with supplies, money and weapons. Watch this up close look at his hideout.
New details are emerging about the FBI's rescue of 5-year-old Alabama hostage Ethan. Martin Savidge reports on how the raid took place, new photos of the bunker scene, and bombs found at the site.
We’re learning new details about the hostage rescue in Alabama. Law enforcement officers were able to see inside the underground bunker where a 5-year-old boy was held hostage for nearly a week by slipping a camera into the hideout, an official tells CNN. An FBI rescue team in Midland City raided the bunker Monday and when it was over the boy named Ethan was free, his kidnapper Jimmy Lee Dykes was dead.
The FBI team practiced the rescue operation nearby with a mockup bunker, law enforcement sources said.
The chief negotiator for the local Sheriff’s office told the Southern Poverty Law Center's Hatewatch that Dykes was a "survivalist type" with "anti-America" views.
What drives some people to build underground bunkers in America? FULL POST
Guests with a wide range of opinions were invited to share their perspectives when Anderson Cooper convened a town hall in Washington to discuss the current and future state of gun laws in America.
Judging by the audience reaction at George Washington University, the conversation was impassioned but respectful. Although there were disagreements, everyone benefitted from hearing both sides and getting to the crux of the issues.
The topics included personal safety, mental health, the culture of violence, politics, background checks, banning certain types of guns, second amendment rights, and much more. The program was enriched by the activists and experts, and also by people who told their personal stories.
The next day Anderson, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Jeffrey Toobin and producer Jack Gray met again via Google+ Hangout to answer your questions and address the points you made on social media.
If you missed the program or the Hangout, find video highlights below. Let us know your thoughts on the gun debate in a comment or by tweeting @AC360.
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