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This isn't your typical political podcast. Brought to you by one of the oldest gun violence prevention organizations, Red, Blue, and Brady discusses current events and shares personal narratives in its exploration of America's epidemic of firearm woundings and deaths. In these episodes, you'll hear our hosts JJ and Kelly talk with survivors, activists, academics, politicians, and more as they join together for insightful — and, despite the grim subject matter, at times humorous — dialogs about the country's long-standing love for guns, the positive and negative effects of that love, and the political, educational, and cultural efforts of Brady and its allies as we work together to end gun violence.

This isn't your typical political podcast. Brought to you by one of the oldest gun violence prevention organizations, Red, Blue, and Brady discusses current events and shares personal narratives in its exploration of America's epidemic of firearm woundings and deaths. In these episodes, you'll hear our hosts JJ and Kelly talk with survivors, activists, academics, politicians, and more as they join together for insightful — and, despite the grim subject matter, at times humorous — dialogs about the country's long-standing love for guns, the positive and negative effects of that love, and the political, educational, and cultural efforts of Brady and its allies as we work together to end gun violence.

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This isn't your typical political podcast. Brought to you by one of the oldest gun violence prevention organizations, Red, Blue, and Brady discusses current events and shares personal narratives in its exploration of America's epidemic of firearm woundings and deaths. In these episodes, you'll hear our hosts JJ and Kelly talk with survivors, activists, academics, politicians, and more as they join together for insightful — and, despite the grim subject matter, at times humorous — dialogs about the country's long-standing love for guns, the positive and negative effects of that love, and the political, educational, and cultural efforts of Brady and its allies as we work together to end gun violence.

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Episodes

183: Responsible vs Safe Gun Storage

5/13/2022
More than 81.4 million Americans own guns, and while we hope that those firearms are all stored securely locked, unloaded, and separate from ammunition, we sadly know that isn't the case. But how can gun violence prevention originations —and ordinary people— best talk to those in their lives about mental health and safe storage? Today, hosts Kelly and JJ are joined by an expert in that area, Michael Sodini. Mike is a 3rd generation firearm industry professional, a podcaster, and the...

Duration:00:35:30

182: Orphaned By Gun Violence

5/6/2022
In a brand new study in the Washington Post, the paper found that at least 41 American children lose at least one biological parent to gun violence a day. Pulitzer-finalist journalist and author John Woodrow Cox did a deep dive into the lives of some of those children left behind, including siblings Kaleigh (7) and Kavon (11), in his latest piece, "Orphaned by gun violence: Two kids, two shootings, two parents gone." John joined hosts Kelly and JJ to detail how this study came about, what...

Duration:00:36:08

181: Race, Stand Your Ground Laws, and Gun Violence

4/22/2022
38 states in the US now have "Stand Your Ground Laws," statutes that allow anyone who believes their life to be in danger to use lethal force in an act of self-defense, removing the duty to retreat in a public space. For example, since 2005, in 57% of Florida Stand Your Ground cases there was “clear evidence that the person who claimed that Stand-Your Ground could have safely retreated to avoid the confrontation," but didn't. Yet those who get to use that Stand Your Ground defense in the US...

Duration:00:33:39

180: The Power of Harm Reduction to Prevent Gun Violence

4/15/2022
One thing we all have in common: we're afraid. And that fear can keep us from talking about hard, important things, as if not speaking on it will somehow protect us. Sadly, that's not the case, especially when it comes to gun violence. A possible solution to gun violence may be coming at the issue from a harm reduction perspective, which requires meeting people where they are, and having some very honest conversations. To discuss how harm reduction may help in gun violence prevention, we're...

Duration:00:37:55

179: Will Climate Change Increase Gun Violence?

4/8/2022
We know that gun violence truly is intersectional, touching every part of American life. And in turn, so much of the world impacts gun violence. Included in that reciprocal relationship is climate, or more specifically, climate change and global warming. Studies suggest that climate change can worsen gun violence rates, yet initiatives to fight gun violence via fighting climate change are scarce on the ground. This is troubling, as rising global temperatures seem to be leading to rising...

Duration:00:30:51

178: What You Need to Know about Gun Violence Against Unhoused People

4/1/2022
This March, one man was accused of shooting five unhoused men in Washington DC and New York city over the course of a month. While the suspect in that case is now in custody, the national attention from the case led many – us included – to ask a question: “how does gun violence specifically impact unhoused people?” The answer: "in many varied, and terrible, ways." To discuss how gun violence both leads to individuals being unhoused, how people experiencing homelessness are further...

Duration:00:32:47

177: "It's Like an Infection" – the Damage Done by Gun Traffickers, and the Fight Against Them

3/25/2022
Daniel “Bud” Williams was only 16 when he was shot outside his home in Buffalo, NY, in August of 2003. The handgun used to severely wound the high school basketball star was traced to a gunrunner, who had purchased over 250 guns at a Dayton, Ohio gun show in a mere 6 months. Almost 100 of those weapons – mostly “Saturday night special” handguns – had been purchased from a single dealer, via straw purchases, paid for in cash. The gun runner then brought those guns to Buffalo, where they were...

Duration:00:35:04

176: You Can't Sell Guns Like Bananas and Ice Cream: Brady Legal vs Straw Purchasers

3/18/2022
On November 6th, 2015, a gun was acquired illegally via straw purchase. On November 7th, 2015, Donald Rice (75) and his wife Ladonna (71), were shot and killed with that gun, during a home robbery. The assailants then set fire to the Rices' home in an attempt to cover up their crime. Miles away from Midway, Arkansas, Judy and Bill Miller, got a terrifying call. Judy, Don's sister, was left waiting to hear what had happened to her beloved older brother. In the days that followed the...

Duration:00:31:18

175: Gun Dealers Can Be Held Accountable: Brady Legal, the DC Sniper Case, and Johnson v. Bullseye

3/11/2022
In 2002, two shooters killed 17 people and injured 9 during a nine-month rampage across the country. Ten of those killings, and three woundings, occurred over just three weeks in areas around Washington, DC, which is why these horrific events have since been called the Beltway Sniper or DC Sniper attacks. After the shooters were caught, law enforcement discovered that the perpetrators had obtained their gun, a Bushmaster XM-15 E2S .223 caliber semi-automatic assault rifle, from a gun store...

Duration:00:34:56

174: Seeking Justice for Rachel: Guns in the Hands of Prohibited Purchasers

3/4/2022
Rachel Renee Duncan was a kindhearted, talented 25-year-old. Close with her family and beloved by her friends, her death in March of 2018 devastated her loved ones and community. Her murder, at the hands of an ex-boyfriend, should have never happened. Rachel had filed for, and received, a personal protection order that prohibited the shooter from purchasing or possessing firearms. And yet, two weeks later the shooter nevertheless gained access to a gun at a gun store/shooting range, where...

Duration:00:34:44

173: Guns, Teen Dating Violence, and the CDC

2/25/2022
Like other forms of intimate partner violence, teen dating violence encompasses a wide range of abusive behavior, from physical violence to emotional abuse to sexual coercion. A 2019 study found that nearly 1.5 million young adults and teens in the US – that's one out of three young people – have experienced an abusive relationship before reaching adulthood. Access to firearms only increases the risk for teenagers, as intimate partner violence involving a firearm is twelve times more likely...

Duration:00:31:42

172: How the Gun Industry Radicalized America

2/18/2022
As a young man growing up in rural Kansas, Ryan Busse grew up with guns. An avid hunter and environmentalist, he was thrilled when he got a position with the firearms manufacturer Kimber America — which for him, "was like a kid who loved baseball getting called up into the majors." Yet, decades later, he would leave the business he once loved after becoming disillusioned with the industry's response to mass shootings and increasing violence. In his new book Gunfight: My Battle Against the...

Duration:00:30:45

171: How Racial Resentment May Be Repressing Gun Violence Prevention Policy

2/11/2022
Why do folks support things that go against their best interests, or sometimes even harm them? For example, we know that most firearm suicides in the US are white men living in rural communities; and yet, that demographic votes against many polices that may help curb the number of gun suicide deaths. Why is there that disconnect? What factors into that decision making? To try to find answers to that very large question, hosts Kelly and JJ are joined by Dr. Jonathan M. Metzl, the Frederick...

Duration:00:36:49

170: The Social Lives of Firearms: How Guns Are Made — And What They Mean

2/4/2022
What is a firearm? Is a gun just a weapon, or is it also a symbol of freedom? A mark of masculinity? A token of white supremacy? Just a tool? Or can a gun be all that and more, depending on the wielder? Anthropologist Brandon Hunter-Pazzara joins hosts Kelly and JJ to discuss how guns can have "social lives"— how they can be transformed into a multitude of identities and uses, and how understanding that transformation (and it's many contexts) can better help us fight back against gun...

Duration:00:32:23

169: The Dangerous Intersection of White Women, White Nationalism, and Gun Violence

1/28/2022
While discussions of white supremacy (the belief that the United States was, and should, remain a mostly white country) have been increasingly discussed, there has been a part of the equation we haven't really touched on: the role white women have played in protecting and perpetuating white supremacist hatred. While white nationalist groups may be dominated by hypermasculine, misogynist rhetoric, they nevertheless hold many women in their ranks, from the Ku Klux Klan to the Aryan Nation to...

Duration:00:32:51

168: Rising Anti-Semitic Gun Violence, Its Causes and Effects, and Where We Go From Here

1/21/2022
This week, an armed man, making anti-Semitic statements, entered the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, while members celebrated Shabbat morning services. What followed was a ten-hour hostage crisis that thankfully ended when Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker threw a chair at the gunman, and the congregants were able to run to safety. But this terrifying attack isn't the first act of violence based in antisemitism; and, as many experts warn, it might not be the last. To...

Duration:00:33:11

167: QAnon — The Violence, the Guns, and the Threat Posed by This Popular Conspiracy Theory

1/14/2022
For the last few years, the term "QAnon" has been trending , and for a frightening reason: the conspiracy theory has been tied to increasingly violent acts. As we've seen in the news, QAnon tears apart families, impacts governmental processes, and is a danger to public safety. While those in gun violence prevention may be familiar with QAnon due to its adherents belief in so-called "false flags," QAnon's attachment to violent extremism and firearms goes far deeper. To break it all down,...

Duration:00:35:29

166: One Year After an Insurrection — Trauma and Truth With Rep. Jamie Raskin

1/7/2022
The first month and a half of 2021 was heartbreaking for Jamie Raskin, U.S. Representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district.. On December 31st, 2020, his son Tommy Raskin tragically died by suicide after a long battle with depression. Only seven days later, Tommy's father arrived at the Capitol to play his part in certifying the results of the recent presidential election; with him came his daughter, Tabitha, and her husband, Hank. Instead of witnessing a testament to democratic...

Duration:00:28:32

165: The Origins and Implications of the Insurrection

1/6/2022
On January 6, 2021, the United States Capitol was attacked by supporters of Donald Trump, who sought to overturn his loss in the 2020 American presidential election. The mob assaulted police officers, vandalized property, and looted the building. But to think that the January 6 U.S. Capitol attack was just an one-off peculiarity would be a grave mistake. The forces that gave rise to January 6 are still here, and are still dangerous. To discuss what truly led to the insurrection, what the 1/6...

Duration:00:36:10

164: How To Turn Outrage Over Gun Violence Into Action

12/24/2021
Senator Chris Murphy and Team Enough Executive Council member Simone Paradis have very different lives: To start with, she's a college student, and he's a member of one of the most powerful bodies in the United States. What they have in common, though, is that both were drafted into the gun violence prevention movement on December 14, 2012, when an armed gunman killed 26 students and staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Today, Chris and Simone use their platforms and activism to...

Duration:00:33:40