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August 6th, 2012
09:23 PM ET

Gun control debate amid Sikh temple tragedy: Do more guns equal less crime?

Officials are still trying to piece together what prompted an Army veteran to go on a killing spree at a Sikh temple, leaving 7 dead, including the gunman and 4 injured.

Authorities say that 40-year-old, Wade Michael Page acquired the gun used in the shooting legally. Like the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting that left 12 dead and 58 wounded, within hours of the Sikh temple shooting there were calls for gun control.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors released a statement Monday calling for common sense gun law regulation.

“Just 17 days have passed since the tragic shooting in Aurora. The U.S. Conference of Mayors repeats its call for reasonable changes in our gun laws and regulations that could help to prevent senseless tragedies such as the one that has shocked Oak Creek and the nation.”

 OutFront tonight: ATF Special Agent Bernard ZaporJohn Lott, Jr. author of "More Guns, Less Crime" and CNN Contributor Roland Martin.


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Filed under: Crime • Sikh Temple Shooting
August 6th, 2012
09:04 PM ET

Sikh temple shooter's ties to white supremacist movement

Tonight we are learning more about the man police say shot and killed 6 people at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek Wisconsin. For several years, Wade Michael Page fronted a white supremacist punk band called "End Apathy".

Special investigations unit correspondent Drew Griffin has been working the story for us and is Outfront tonight. FULL POST


Filed under: Crime • Sikh Temple Shooting
August 6th, 2012
08:53 PM ET

Remembering the victims: "He went down fighting for his people and his temple"

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to the nephew of the Oak Creek Sikh temple President, Satwant Singh Kaleka about the loss of his uncle.

OutFront tonight: Kanwardeep Kaleka, nephew of temple president.

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Filed under: Crime • Sikh Temple Shooting
August 6th, 2012
08:31 PM ET

What Americans don't know about Sikhism?

After the tragedy in Oak Creek, Wisconsin Sunday, the Sikh faith has been thrown into the national spotlight. CNN's Erin Burnett delves into Sikhism in America.

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Filed under: International • Sikh Temple Shooting
August 6th, 2012
08:17 PM ET

Terror at Sikh temple: Who is Wade Page?

The shooter from the Sikh temple rampage left six people killed and four wounded, including a police officer. Another officer shot and killed the attacker. According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives the 9 mm semiautomatic handgun used by the suspect was legally purchased. FULL POST


Filed under: Crime • Sikh Temple Shooting
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