Voices Against Violence: Gun Owners of America

In this epidemic of shootings, the country is looking for solutions, and CBS News is listening to a variety of ideas to end the bloodshed. In a series being called, "Voices Against Violence," CBS News is asking people to give their views on gun violence.

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Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America
CBS News

In the fourth video of the series, Gun Owners of America executive director Larry Pratt discusses a link between gun-free zones and mass shootings.

"We have advocated, really ever since Columbine, that the problem of mass murder in this country is the gun-free zone," says Pratt. Watch the video above to hear his take on how to reduce gun violence.

In the the previous installment of "Voices Against Violence," Andy Parker -- father of slain CBS affiliate WDBJ reporter Allison Parker who was shot along with videographer Adam Ward by a lone gunman while they reported the news -- spoke out.

Before Parker, "Voices Against Violence" featured former Congressman Patrick Kennedy. Kennedy, who lost two of his uncles to gun violence, discussed mental illness and its link to gun violence.

The first video in the series featured Calvin Butts, a pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and Dr. Kelly Posner the founder of the Suicide Center at Columbia University.