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220: The Rise of Road Rage and Firearm Thefts From Vehicles

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Have you come across news headlines about incidents of road rage where a driver brandished a gun? It's a distressing thought, but how frequently do these incidents take place and should you be concerned? In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Megan O'Toole, Deputy Director of Research at Everytown, who breaks down the facts and sheds light on this issue. Additionally, Dr. O'Toole shares her latest research on the growing trend of gun thefts from cars, an escalating pattern that too often fuels gun violence in the US — and what you can be doing, whether you're a gun owner or not, to help stop the spread of gun violence.

Further reading:
Gun Thefts from Cars: The Largest Source of Stolen Guns (Everytown)
Reports of Road Rage Shootings are on the Rise (Everytown)
Gun Thefts Are Rising and Leading to More Crime (the Wall Street Journal)
Guns Are Stolen in America Up to Once Every Minute (the Trace)
More Guns In Cars Mean More Guns Stolen From Cars (NPR)

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