234: Deconstructing Misconceptions about Gun Violence

Are you ready to challenge long-held beliefs? Brace yourself as we take a hard look at the deeply ingrained myths of gun violence, with Devin Hughes, the founder and president of GVPedia, a nonprofit that specializes in gun violence research. Together we unpack and challenge the notion that defensive gun use is widespread and beneficial to society, trace back the origins of the myth "an armed society is a polite society" to the science fiction from which it came, and we dissect the inherent lethality of guns and the dangers of using this flawed narrative to shape public opinion and policy.

Further reading:
The NRA’s Biggest Back-to-School Sale: The Safety of Our Children (Armed with Reason)
GVPedia explains...Defensive Gun Use (GVPedia)
Debunking Myths the Gun Lobby Perpetuates Following Mass Shootings (CAP)
Guns in the Home Don't Make Us Safer (Colorado Ceasefire)
Countering the gun lobby's firehose of falsehood (the Hill)
The Defensive Gun Use Lie and the Gun Lobby’s Firehose of Falsehood (Armed with Reason)
Is an Armed Society a Polite Society? (Armed with Reason)

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