Experts discuss how we can continue to address our country's gun violence epidemic amid the COVID-19 pandemic
A panel of experts discuss the increase in firearm sales, the need for safe storage, and the impact of COVID-19 on suicide, domestic violence, and marginalized communities.
Watch now to learn what local leaders can do during this difficult time, and how activists can continue demanding life-saving change. Learn more ways to take action in our blog.
This webinar originally aired on Thursday, April 9, 2020.
- Mike Anestis, PhD, Incoming Executive Director of the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research (NJCGVR)
- Kyleanne Hunter, PhD, Vice President of Programs of Brady
- Ruth M. Glenn, Chief Executive Officer of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
- Kelly Sampson, Counsel, Constitutional Litigation, Legal Alliance, and Racial Justice, Brady
- Igor Volsky, Executive Director of Guns Down America
- Tatiana Washington, Executive Council of Team ENOUGH
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- Episode 50: Guns, COVID-19, and the Risk of Suicide
Dr. Jonathan Singer and Colleen Creighton of the AAS talk about COVID-19 and how we can talk to friends and family about suicide by firearm.
- Episode 49: Guns at Home and COVID-19
Dr. Kyleanne Hunter talks with gun owner, parent, and PTA leader Leslie LaRue about COVID-19 and how can ensure guns are being stored safely in homes.
- Episode 56: Domestic Violence, Guns, and COVID-19
Ruth Glenn and Rachel Graber of NCADV talk about the intersections, and risks, of domestic violence, guns, and COVID-19.
- Episode 57: Disability, COVID-19, and Guns
Victoria M. Rodriguez-Roldan of the National LGBTQ Task Force talks about why the NRA is wrong in touting that guns make people with disabilities safer.
- Episode 58: Teens, Gun Violence, and COVID-19
Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski, founder of the Washington Health System Teen Outreach, talks about the dangers that gun violence and COVID-19 pose to young adults, from suicide to domestic violence.