213: The Lie that More Guns Equals Less Crime
"More guns equal less crime" is perhaps one of the most pervasive myths in the United States; the reality is, firearms simply don't make us safer. Dr. John Donohue and Erin Davis break down where these myths, pervasive as they are, came from, and what gave them their power.
212: Talking About Firearm Suicide Risks (Even Though it's Hard)
Dr. Doreen Marshall of AFSP — the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention — is back in studio with hosts Kelly and JJ, this time answering your listener questions on firearm suicide, suicide prevention, and how to have tough (but important) conversations
211: For Survivors of Suicide Loss
Dr. Doreen Marshall of AFSP on how to talk about suicide, how to best support one another, and how survivors of suicide loss have built committees of healing.
210: “Let's Throw All the Guns in a Trash Bag”: the Legacy of Akilah DaSilva
Akilah DaSilva, who wrote "forget about making a hashtag, let's throw all the guns in a trash bag" in his music, was killed during the 2018 Waffle House shooting. Today his brother Abede (also a survivor) and his mother Shaundelle, are passionate advocates against gun violence.
209: "I'm Scared All the Time:" How to Talk to Your Kids About Gun Violence
208: Examining Racism Against the AAPI Community and Gun Ownership
Does experiencing racism or discrimination make you more likely to buy a gun? Does being worried about being a target of hate make you more likely to carry a firearm with you? Dr. Hsing-Fang Hsieh and Dr. Tsu-Yin Wu discuss why, and how, this may be true.
207: How History is Against Expanded Gun Rights
The gun lobby is fond of a particular view of American history, one where firearms reigned supreme (and unregulated). But that view of America's past is deeply distorted, as Dr. Robert Spitzer details in his new book The Gun Dilemma: How History is Against Expanded Gun Rights.
206: How the Credit Card Industry Can Prevent Mass Shootings
The credit card industry is moving toward using something called a merchant category code to flag suspicious firearms purchases, like how the Vegas shooter stockpiled guns and ammo.
205: The Myths and Reality of Preventing Youth Suicide
In the last 10 years youth firearm suicide has reached its highest rate, increasing faster than among any other age group. Dr. Laura Erickson-Schroth (he Jed Foundation) discusses what we get wrong, and how we can get it right, when preventing youth suicidality.
204: Combating Firearm Suicide Amongst First Responders
More police officers die by suicide than are killed in the line of duty. And when it comes to means, firearms are overwhelmingly used. Experts Dennis Harris (T-Lock), Dr. Steve Albrecht, and Steve Hough (First H.E.L.P) share what we can do to better serve first responders.
203: Fighting Fear – and Assault Weapons – with Handgun Control Inc.
Long time advocate and litigator Richard Aborn shares the critical lessons learned in passing the Brady Bill, the assault weapons ban, and the large-capacity ammunition magazine ban — and why reinstating the AWB (and getting new legislation passed) is so imperative.
202: A Look Back on 1994’s Assault Weapons Ban
Donna Dees-Thomases and Shikha Hamilton fought tirelessly to try to keep the assault weapons ban in place — and they haven't stopped yet. They detail what it was like when the ban lapsed, why the fight for a new assault weapons ban continues, and how you can join the fight.