Up on Dec. 22: Gun culture and the NRA, John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, torture and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’


On Saturday’s Up w/ Chris Hayes, we’ll discuss the stunning press conference on gun control by the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre, and what it means for the gun control debate moving forward. We’ll also take a broader look at gun culture and the gun industry in America. We’ll dissect President Obama’s nomination of Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) to be the next secretary of state, and the crusade against one of President Obama’s other possible cabinet nominees, former Sen. Chuck Hagel, who’s on the shortlist to be secretary of defense. Plus: We’ll discuss the depictions of torture in Zero Dark Thirty, the new film on the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

Joining Chris at 8 AM ET on msnbc will be:

Aaron David Miller, author of “The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace,” vice president at the Woodrow Wilson Center, a non-partisan think tank, and former senior adviser for Arab-Israeli negotiations at the State Department.

Richard Lucibella, owner and publisher of S.W.A.T. magazine.

Ta-Nehesi Coates (@tanehisi), senior editor of The Atlantic, author of “The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood.”

James Clemente, served as an FBI Supervisory Special Agent for 22 years working with the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime’s Behavioral Analysis Unit.

Hina Shamsi, director of National Security Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, former senior adviser to United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, and lecturer at Columbia Law School.

Haley Elkins, writer for xoJane.com.

Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald), columnist and blogger for The Guardian, author of “With Liberty and Justice for Some.”

Up on Dec. 22: Gun culture and the NRA, John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, torture and 'Zero Dark Thirty'