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.
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.
Welcome to a live Google+ Hangout with Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Jeffrey Toobin and AC360 producer Jack Gray!
With your help, they're continuing the conversation they started last night with many others in the "Guns under fire" town hall. What questions did the program raise for you personally about gun violence in America? Leave a comment here or on the AC360 Google+ page, or on Twitter with the hashtag #gundebate360.
We'll be live from 12-12:15 p.m. ET.
At noon today you can find Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Jeffrey Toobin and AC360 producer Jack Gray in a live Google+ Hangout on CNN.com and AC360.com.
With your help, they're continuing the conversation they started last night with many others in the "Guns under fire" town hall. What questions did the program raise for you personally about gun violence in America? Leave a comment here or on the AC360 Google+ page.
The show included guests with a wide range of perspectives on gun laws and related issues like care for children with mental health issues and the culture of violence.
An NRA board member shared the stage with the president of the Brady Campaign; a man whose father was gunned down in the Sikh temple shooting told his story, and so did a young mom who protected herself and her baby's life with a shotgun when intruders broke into her home.
Ruby Jessop recently escaped from a breakaway Mormon sect known as the FLDS. The group openly practices polygamy, and are controlled and ruled by their imprisoned prophet, Warren Jeffs.
Jessop was forced to marry a cousin when she was fourteen years old. She was able to escape along with her six children. Gary Tuchman tells her story.
After a family's gruesome murder, members of Nehemiah Griego's church may have prevented another mass killing in New Mexico according to police investigators. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
There are still many questions surrounding Manti Te’o’s fake girlfriend. The Notre Dame linebacker hasn’t spoken publicly about the scandal since Deadspin.com broke the story Wednesday, but he did release a statement saying “to realize that I was the victim of what was apparently someone's sick joke and constant lies was, and is, painful and humiliating.” According to reports in Deadspin, ESPN and others, the instigator was a man named Ronaiah Tuiasosopo. CNN hasn’t been able to confirm those reports. But tonight on AC360, you’ll hear from Tuiasosopo’s uncle. CNN also caught up with his father. See how they’re reacting to the scandal in Gary Tuchman's report.
As we forge ahead into a new year, we carry with us the lessons of 2012.
There were more reminders of the sad fragility of life, but also more evidence of the power of one voice demanding justice. We saw the evil in mankind and those who bravely risked everything in the name of humanity and freedom.
Anderson Cooper traveled the country and the world seeking the truth and meeting the people whose lives took a dramatic turn this year. He also honored the legacy of icons and heroes who passed away. Among them, we said goodbye to entertainers Dick Clark and Whitney Houston, and remarkable journalists Marie Colvin and Anthony Shadid.