Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) The past month has been devastating when it comes to guns in America. I mistakenly thought that we had gotten a bit of a reprieve during the pandemic. Well, maybe there was break in school shootings-- because the kids were out of school! But there were actually more shootings during the lockdown, as many people went out and bought guns! And as the nation returns to "normal," the shootings are surpassing pre-COVID levels. I had already invited Igor Volsky, founder & director [...]
After an update on the latest news of the day, Nicole Sandler welcomes Igor Volsky, co-founder and executive director of Guns Down America to the show to talk about his new book, Guns Down: How to Defeat the NRA and Build a Safer Future with Fewer Guns, and organization which works openly and unapologetically to reduce the number of guns in circulation and make guns harder to get. ** During my rant near the top of the show, I mentioned an article in Current Affairs magazine by Nathan J. Robinson about Pete Buttigieg and promised a link. Here it is.
It's a busy Wednesday show, as Nicole attempts to recap the president's executive action on guns as he announced yesterday, and Bernie Sanders great speech on Wall Street and financial reform. Today's guests are Deborah Newell Tornello with our first dip into the Oy FloriDUH files for 2016. Igor Volsky of Think Progress joins in to talk guns and hypocrite Congressmen; and Billy Joe Bill, one of the attorneys for Tamir Rice's mother joins in too.