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The US is at a crossroads with Obama pledging to take action on guns. But is America ready? Channel 4 News investigates.

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Guns in America: is the US at a turning point? Video debate

In a week which began with a promise from President Obama to help drive through tough new gun controls and which ended with a fatal shooting in South Africa Channel 4 News hosts a debate on the issue.

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Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Guns in America - Google Hangout with Matt Frei

The US is at a crossroads with President Barack Obama pledging to take action on guns. But is America ready?

article 13 February 2013 World, United States
Barack Obama wants change on guns - but is America ready? Live debate (Getty)
Guns in America: the debate

Missed our debate on Guns in America? Find out if it was a Hangout or a shootout - watch it here.

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US guns: 'second amendment is a warning'

Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America says the second amendment - protecting the right of Americans to bear arms and form a militia - is a warning to Barack Obama as he tries to act on gun control.