| December 23, 2012
Will the Newtown tragedy shape Obama’s second term?
Top Talker: The Morning Joe panel explains why the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut has become the top news story of the year. Both MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle and Andrea Mitchell agree that it has the potential to make gun control a major focus point of the Obama administration’s second term. The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart also explains why violence in the entertainment industry, mental illness and isolation within society are factors that need to be addressed along with the lax gun laws.