Change After Tragedy: The Debate Over Gun Control and Mental Health Reform

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) --
This in-depth report (over 25 minutes) from November of 2015 won an Emmy award in 2016.

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On August 26, 2015, WDBJ journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward were gunned down on live television at Smith Mountain Lake by a former WDBJ employee.

That employee, Vester Flanagan, was fired from the station in 2013 for what management calls a series of performance issues.

Since the shooting, many people and lawmakers have called for stricter gun laws to try and prevent another shooting. Unlike other shootings, this attack has sparked debates about changes to the mental health system and what employers can know about a person before he or she is hired.