217: “Your Man Card Reissued”: The Truth About Masculinity and Gun Violence
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15h ago
In the United States, over 90% of mass shootings are committed by men and boys. They're also predominantly the victims of gun violence. But why are men so tied to the vast majority of America's gun violence? Psychologist and author Dr. Ronald F. Levant, who specializes in the psychology of masculinity and gender (and who has a great new book out, The Tough Standard: The Hard Truths About Masculinity and Violence), sat down with Kelly and JJ to talk about whether or not masculinity and gun violence are intrinsically connected, how advertisers and manufacturers have leaned into societal pre ..read more
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216: The Gun Lobby's Lies: the Power of Disinformation
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by Devin Hughes, JJ Janflone, Kelly Sampson
2w ago
The gun lobby has been working for decades to drown out reputable research on guns and gun violence by funding disinformation. Devin L. Hughes, the co-founder and president of GVPedia, a non-profit organization that provides access to the largest publicly available gun study database and actively fights against misinformation about gun violence, knows this better than anyone. This week, Devin joins JJ and Kelly to discuss the “firehose of falsehood” — how groups like the NRA have effectively used disinformation to flood the research landscape with inaccuracies to change the narrative and ultim ..read more
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215: Crisis Text Line on Keeping Those We Love Safe from Trauma and Firearm Violence
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3w ago
We've said it before and we'll say it again: gun violence is a public health crisis. It's an ongoing emergency that impacts more than just our physical safety, it also impacts our mental and emotional health. Even if you haven't experienced gun violence firsthand, folks across America are struggling to deal with the trauma of being constantly under fire.  So what to do with those feelings? Well, there are lot of ways to cope with your trauma — and one of them is to reach out and speak with someone who understands. Today, hosts Kelly and JJ sat down with Courtney Hunter, Vice President Pub ..read more
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214: Life After Gun Violence and Amputation
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1M ago
Donny Kashh is a lot of things — a creative director, a motivational speaker, a mental health advocate, an amputee — and a survivor of gun violence. On October 19, 2019, Donny survived being shot six times by an unknown man. The attack left Donny in a coma, and led to the removal of his left leg. In the aftermath (and while attempting to heal during a global pandemic), Donny struggled with his mental health and in finding his way forward. He joined hosts Kelly and JJ to discuss how he now devotes himself to helping other amputees and survivors of gun violence, who may also be feeling lost ..read more
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213: The Lie that More Guns Equals Less Crime
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1M ago
"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. This false data has since been used as justification in any number of laws, and is frequency referenced in gun lobby rhetoric. It's also been used as the basis for other false (yet popular) claims, like the myth that shooters choose "gun free zones" to commit their crimes. Hosts Kelly and JJ were joined by Dr. John Donohue (C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law, Standford Law)  and Erin Davis (Senior Counsel, Trial & Appellate ..read more
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212: Talking About Firearm Suicide Risks (Even Though it's Hard)
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1M ago
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. Doreen brilliantly broke down how best to handle complicated situations like the following:  "I've recently lost my partner — how can I possibly handle the holidays?" "My child lost a friend to firearm suicide; how should I talk to her about this?" "My parents are gun owners, but also elderly and experiencing health issues and mental decline. How can I bring up a conversation about possibly removing their guns?" and  ..read more
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211: For Survivors of Suicide Loss
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by Brady
2M ago
Firearm suicides account for more than half of all suicide deaths in the United States. We've talked at length on RBB about those losses, and how we can help prevent them, from storing firearms locked and unloaded to reaching out for help. But folks who have lost loved ones to suicide may also be reeling with being a survivor of suicide loss. To talk about how to talk about suicide, how to best support one another, and how survivors of suicide loss have built committees of healing, hosts Kelly and JJ were joined by Dr. Doreen Marshall of AFSP — the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention ..read more
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209: "I'm Scared All the Time": How to Talk to Your Kids About Gun Violence
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3M ago
Gun violence in schools is a hard topic for parents and guardians to handle — but not talking about the reality of gun violence in the US isn't a solution. You, the listeners, have been writing in with your concerns, which included things like the following:  "If I bring up gun violence to my kids, aren’t I just making them more afraid?” "Should I play the news in front of my child?" "My kindergartener is obsessed with “keeping us safe from the bad guys." What should I do?" "My teenager is constantly anxious without her phone, how do I handle that?" and "I’m 15. I’m scared all the time ..read more
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208: Examining Racism Against the AAPI Community and Gun Ownership
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3M ago
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? Evidence seems to suggest yes, as increased rates of hate crimes against members of the AAPI community in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic led to an unprecedented rise in Asian American gun ownership. To examine how firearm behaviors (how guns were stored, carried, and thought about) were impacted by racism and discrimination experiences, Dr. Hsing-Fang Hsieh (University of Michigan) and Dr. Tsu-Yin Wu (Easte ..read more
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207: How History is Against Expanded Gun Rights
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by Brady
3M ago
The gun lobby is fond of a particular view of American history, one where firearms reigned supreme (and unregulated). However, 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. Dr. Spitzer joined host JJ to detail the ways in which courts — especially the Supreme Court — have been using a mix of originalist theory and misunderstood history to rule on gun issues including but not limited to assault weapons, open carry, permit less carry, and the so-called Second Amendment sanctuary m ..read more
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