Watergate reporter Bernstein: No easy fix on guns

Posted at: 01/21/2013 8:34 AM
By: Associated Press


RENSSELAERVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - Investigative reporter Carl Bernstein says the clash over gun control reflects a growing divide in public discourse and New York has unnecessarily limited public information in its gun law.
He decried the conflict as based on clashing views rather than debate and truth.
Bernstein, who helped uncover the Watergate scandal, spoke Sunday at the Carey Center for Global Good near Albany.
He says gun control in a divided American has no easy political solution even as politicians rush to enact more laws following the tragedy in Newtown, Conn.
Bernstein criticized New York's new gun control law for allowing gun owners to make their permits exempt from laws that require most government records to be public.
He says the public needs access to most records to effectively monitor its government.
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