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Speaking Out: The Gun Debate (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-02-23

Duration: 00:10:54

Subjects: High school students | Gun Control | Mass shootings | School shootings | School safety and security


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fuselier, Chad Interviewee
  • Wilson, Aaron Interviewee
  • Cutrone, Madlyn Interviewee
  • Basden, Alix Interviewee


This segment from the February 23, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s interview with four Louisiana high school students on the gun control debate following the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The high school students are: Chad Fuselier, a senior at Lafayette High School; Aaron Wilson, a senior at West Feliciana High School; Madelyn Cutrone, a junior who is home schooled in Baton Rouge; and Alix Basden, a senior at Lafayette High School. They discuss: gun ownership at their schools; the Lafayette movie theater shooting in 2015; their reaction to the Parkland shooting; and their views on the gun control debate.