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Gun debate: Where is the middle ground?

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Anderson Cooper hosts panel members, from left, Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign; Sandy Froman, former NRA president; Cheryl Olson, who studies video games and violence; and Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for CNN, at the “Guns Under Fire” town hall event at Georgetown University in Washington on Thursday, January 31. Kaleka hopes the country will at last find middle ground on the issue of guns “I think the tide is changing; the zeitgeist is moving towards justice” The discussion continues Friday: Join Anderson Cooper, Sanjay Gupta, Jeffrey Toobin and Jack Gray at noon in a live Google Hangout at AC360.com. Send questions and thoughts via #gundebate360 on Twitter and Google+. Washington (CNN) — Amardeep Kaleka will never forget the moment when his father laid on the ground and prayed.

People:

Satwant Singh Kaleka

Overall Sentiment: -0.0315214

Relevance: 0.788996

Sentiment Quote
0.0394286 “After meeting with so many senators, so many gun proponents and gun control advocates, it seems like they’re recycling the same jargon all the time,” he said, …
0.0756492 “After meeting with so many senators, so many gun proponents and gun control advocates, it seems like they’re recycling the same jargon all the time,” he said, explaining his reason for the question. “So I was just hoping, let’s get to the common ground.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.1150778
  • Mean: 0.0575389
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Sandra Froman

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.561449

Sentiment Quote
0 “The NRA is not against background checks,” Froman said. …
0.0763805 “The NRA is not against background checks,” Froman said. “We support making sure they are enforced. We’re not supporting more background checks of law-abiding citizens.”
0 “We have to get it working before we add any more checks,” she said, …
-0.256004 Froman talked about how the current background check system was broken, noting that an “instant check” …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 4
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.1796235
  • Mean: -0.044905875
  • Standard Deviation: 1.7320508075689

Dan Gross

Overall Sentiment: -0.0956873

Relevance: 0.410775

Sentiment Quote
0.0449633 “I think the common ground clearly exists from a policy standpoint when talking about background checks,” said Dan Gross, …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.0449633
  • Mean: 0.0449633
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Commissioner Charles Ramsey

Overall Sentiment: 0.0466838

Relevance: 0.400965

Sentiment Quote
0.271528 “Please, don’t worry about the cost. I’ll spend the money,” he said, …
0.0469828 “Please, don’t worry about the cost. I’ll spend the money,” he said, a line that drew massive applause from the crowd at George Washington University. “It’s a much greater cost than human lives. We have to do something. The status quo is not acceptable.”
0 “Everybody’s got to step up on this,” Ramsey said. …
0 “Everybody’s got to step up on this,” Ramsey said. “That’s prosecutors, the courts, everyone. If we’re serious about this it can’t just be a series of laws that are passed.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 4
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.3185108
  • Mean: 0.0796277
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Sanjay Gupta

Overall Sentiment: -0.276759

Relevance: 0.372419

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Anderson Cooper

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.369252

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Liza Long

Overall Sentiment: -0.531244

Relevance: 0.336054

Asa Hutchinson

Overall Sentiment: 0.120755

Relevance: 0.328128

Sentiment Quote
0.174147 “What is more important than the education and the safety of those children?” he asked, …
0.0978292 “What is more important than the education and the safety of those children?” he asked, noting that if malls have armed security, so should schools. “I believe an armed security presence is very important.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.2719762
  • Mean: 0.1359881
  • Standard Deviation: 1.7320508075689
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Veronique Pozner

Overall Sentiment: -0.0488177

Relevance: 0.327436

Sentiment Quote
-0.226678 “I think there might be a certain power in deterrence,” she said. …
-0.0539402 “I think there might be a certain power in deterrence,” she said. “In the case of Newtown, it’s clear that the perpetrator did choose the path of least resistance, the most vulnerable defenseless victims. He didn’t head for the high school where he could have been tackled.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.2806182
  • Mean: -0.1403091
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Colin Goddard

Overall Sentiment: 0.102861

Relevance: 0.314218

Sentiment Quote
0.184172 “I just don’t understand why the first idea put forth is something that might help at the last second,” he said, …
-0.066046 “I just don’t understand why the first idea put forth is something that might help at the last second,” he said, to massive applause from the audience. “We can do things in advance to keep a dangerous person and a gun from coming together in the first place.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.118126
  • Mean: 0.059063
  • Standard Deviation: 1.7320508075689

Barack Obama

Overall Sentiment: 0.347836

Relevance: 0.311162

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Amardeep

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.306102

Jeffrey Toobin

Overall Sentiment: 0.0232912

Relevance: 0.299768

Cheryl Olson

Overall Sentiment: -0.213024

Relevance: 0.285448

Jack Gray

Overall Sentiment: 0.0381643

Relevance: 0.278848

Sandy Hook

Overall Sentiment: 0.133717

Relevance: 0.273563

Noah

Overall Sentiment: -0.496951

Relevance: 0.267475

Mary Ellen O’Toole

Overall Sentiment: -0.12398

Relevance: 0.265266

Sentiment Quote
-0.168057 “We look at behavior and what’s going on in the person’s life, the social dynamics and what are the personality issues that make that person think acting out dangerously is a way to handle their problems,” said Mary Ellen O’Toole, …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.168057
  • Mean: -0.168057
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Adam Lanza

Overall Sentiment: -0.0868166

Relevance: 0.251959

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  • Aggregate Sentiment is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s overall sentiment.
  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

Note that quote stats are likely to be meaningless beyond the aggregate score due to the tiny sample size. However, they are always provided just in case you find something useful there.

Additional Info:

City: Newtown

Overall Sentiment: -0.176498

Relevance: 0.585451

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Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.374896

StateOrCounty: Washington

Overall Sentiment: -0.0411256

Relevance: 0.358196

StateOrCounty: Wisconsin

Overall Sentiment: -0.255856

Relevance: 0.330434

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StateOrCounty: Connecticut

Overall Sentiment: -0.176132

Relevance: 0.304658

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Relevance: 0.321908

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Overall Sentiment: -0.089437

Relevance: 0.507662

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Overall Sentiment: 0

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Overall Sentiment: 0.0552723

Relevance: 0.326447

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Organization: NRA

Overall Sentiment: 0.0125221

Relevance: 0.485779

Organization: Georgetown University

Overall Sentiment: -0.0673955

Relevance: 0.329228

Organization: Philadelphia Police

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.307395

FieldTerminology: Brady Campaign

Overall Sentiment: -0.221309

Relevance: 0.419598

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Satwant Singh Kaleka was shot five times while wresting a gunman in a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. At CNN’s “Guns Under Fire: An AC360º Town Hall Special,” he asked if there was any middle ground in the gun debate.

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~ by vandal3di3go on February 11, 2013.

 
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