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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 host JJ 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 host JJ 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 host JJ 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

104: Does Buying a Gun During Lockdown Increase Your Risk of Suicide?

11/30/2020
In 2020 so far, nearly 2.5 million Americans bought a firearm for the first time. Meanwhile, as COVID-19 continues--as does physical isolation, unemployment, concerns about domestic violence, and more--many have worried that suicide rates may increase as well. So, does buying a gun during COVID increase your risk of suicide? Well, new research does show that those who bought firearms during the pandemic are more likely to deal with suicidal ideation than pre-existing gun owners. To break...

Duration:00:45:06

103: Can You Police the Second Amendment?

11/24/2020
How does structural racism intersect with gun violence? Does the Second Amendment apply to all individuals in the same way? And, when it comes to policing, how does the law view gun owners of different ethnic groups? To discuss all this and more, hosts Kelly and JJ are joined by Dr. Jennifer Carlson, an Associate Professor of Sociology and Government & Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Mentioned in this podcast: Policing the Second Amendment: Guns, Law Enforcement, and the...

Duration:00:49:02

102: What the Biden-Harris Administration Means for Gun Violence Prevention

11/16/2020
Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States, and with his election comes the obvious question: what does his Presidency mean for gun violence prevention? To find out, hosts Kelly and JJ are joined by Dr. Richard Spitzer, author and distinguished political science professor at the State University of New York Cortland; Chelsea Parsons, the Vice President of Gun Violence Prevention at the Center for American Progress; and Christian Heyne, frequent podcast guest and VP of...

Duration:00:50:00

101: How to Talk about Veteran's Day, Moral Injury, and Preventing Firearm Suicide

11/11/2020
Timothy "TJ" Ryan served just under 13 years in the US Army as an Airborne Ranger, from 2005 to 2017. He had 8 combat deployments to countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan, suffered moral injury, and was later diagnosed with PTSD--and then became an advocate and artist dedicated to eliminating the stigma of mental health care and gun violence. Today, he joins hosts Kelly and JJ, and Ted Bonar, a clinical psychologist specializing in military-related behavioral healthcare concerns,...

Duration:00:54:06

100: Finding Hope, and Helpers, in Gun Violence Prevention

11/10/2020
Mr. Rogers said: "Always look for the helpers." In this live episode, hosts Kelly and JJ speak with Brady President Kris Brown, Parkland father and author Fred Guttenberg, Dr. Dana Winters of the Fred Rogers Center, and Clayton Rosenberg of the Alliance of Concerned Men, to talk about how we can all "find the helpers" in the face of violence and uncertain times. Together we’re bringing you something a little bit different for our 100th episode--a conversation not just on gun violence, but on...

Duration:01:07:19

99: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Domestic Terrorism, the 2nd Amendment, and Democracy

10/30/2020
In this very special minisode, hosts Kelly and JJ discuss are joined by Brady President Kris Brown, Brady VP of Policy (and frequent podcast guest) Christian Heyne, and special guest the Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer. Together, we're talking all about the violent plot launched against the Governor, the increasing risk of armed insurrection, and why voter intimidation at polling places from those with firearms is a major concern. Mentioned in this podcast: The Plot to Kidnap Me...

Duration:00:36:28

98: Indigenous Populations, Gun Violence, and Public Awareness

10/29/2020
Native and Indigenous communities in the US have long borne the pain of gun violence, from mass shootings to high rates of suicide, firearms used in gender-based violence, and police violence. Yet, many in these communities find themselves cut off from the democratic processes and a larger public awareness that would allow them to bring about changes necessary for basic public safety. To unpack a long history of mistreatment, firearms, and disenfranchisement, hosts Kelly and JJ are joined by...

Duration:00:43:10

97: White Supremacy, "the Great Replacement," and Gun Violence

10/28/2020
Tragedies in places like El Paso, Charleston, Charlottesville, Oak Creek, Pittsburgh, Louisville, and many others, have led many to the same conclusion: that in many cases, gun violence and white supremacy are tied together. To begin to untie that knot, hosts Kelly and JJ are joined by two individuals who know supremacy groups inside and out: Seth Daire and Corinna Olsen. Seth was once a member of the Christian Identity movement, and now is a researcher on extremism and the far right....

Duration:00:50:40

96: SCOTUS, Gun Violence Prevention, and What it All Means

10/28/2020
What does Judge Amy Coney Barrett's appointment on the Supreme Court mean for gun violence prevention? To discuss, hosts Kelly and JJ are joined by Brady's Vice President of Legal Jon Lowy, Brady President Kris Brown, Team Enough Executive Council member and Fellow Stephan Abrams, and the Legal Director at Democracy Forward Sean Lev. Together, we all discuss how the Supreme Court confirmation process actually works, what's happening right now, and where the Supreme Court may go in the...

Duration:00:49:34

94: Trying to End an Epidemic

10/12/2020
In this episode, hosts Kelly and JJ present to you audio from our live event, “Brady Book Club--the Violence Inside Us.” As we covered in episode 90, “the Violence Inside Us” is a wonderful book written by Senator Chris Murphy. Joined as well by Brady President Kris Brown and Brady VP of Policy (and frequent podcast guest) Christian Heyne, we get deeper into the book, discussing why it needed to be written, why it matters, and where we go from here. Mentioned in this podcast: The Violence...

Duration:00:52:36

95: Finally, A PLCAA Victory

10/12/2020
Recently, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania has held that the federal gun industry protection law, the Protection of the Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (“PLCAA”) as unconstitutional in its entirety, the first appeals court to do so. What does it mean, and where do we go from here? This is exactly what hosts Kelly and JJ discuss with Team Enough Fairfax member Aaryan Rawal, Dr. Griffin Dix, father of Kenzo Dix and President, Oakland Brady Chapter, Brady Senior Counsel and Vice President of...

Duration:00:47:37

93: Looking for the Helpers with Fred Guttenberg

10/2/2020
Fred Guttenberg loved watching Mr. Rogers with his daughter and his son when they were little. Their favorite piece of wisdom was: In the midst of tragedy and catastrophe, find the helpers. He has carried this life lesson with him, and is now sharing it in his new book, Find the Helpers: What 9/11 and Parkland Taught Me About Recovery, Purpose, and Hope. Fred is the father of 14-year-old Jaime Guttenberg, who was killed when thirty-four people were shot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...

Duration:00:35:26

92: Law Enforcement, Suicide, and Blue Help

9/30/2020
Few know that police officers are at a higher risk of suicide than any other profession, with the number of police officers who die by suicide greater than three times the number of those that were injured in the line of duty. Additionally, the vast majority of officers and soldiers who take their lives do so at home, using their service weapons. To discuss why these rates are so high amongst law enforcement, and what people can do to decrease rates of firearm suicide, host JJ is joined by...

Duration:00:41:39

91: Why We Need to Talk about Suicide

9/28/2020
63 Americans die every day due to firearm suicide. These people are not mere statistics, but are beloved family members, friends, and loved ones. Today, hosts Kelly and JJ talk to two people who lost ones they love--Adam Friedman, a Team Enough Executive Council member, and Khary Penebaker, a DNC member and Board Member at Everytown. Adam lost his grandfather, and Khary lost his mother. Together, we discuss what everyone should know about firearm suicide, what it's like to be a survivor left...

Duration:00:39:07

89: Suicide, Gender, and Firearms

9/23/2020
Firearms are the most common means of suicide in the United States, and Brady's End Family Fire program addresses the heartbreaking facts that: 90% of suicide attempts with a gun are fatal90% -- don’t go on to die by suicideYet, too few Americans know this--or are comfortable talking about it. To discuss firearm suicide in general, and to get into the data on how and why gender matters, JJ and Kelly are joined by Dr. Kyleanne Hunter, Sarah Brady Fellow at Brady, and Dr. Eric Mankowski, a...

Duration:00:41:28

90: Senator Chris Murphy on "the Violence Inside Us."

9/21/2020
Is America destined to be, and remain, a violent nation? Why does the US have such high rates of gun violence? To discuss, JJ and Kelly are joined by Jon Lowy, Chief Counsel and Vice President of Legal at Brady, and Senator Chris Murphy, a United States Senator for Connecticut. While Senator Murphy devotes himself to public service, he has been very outspoken about fighting for gun violence prevention. Today, we're discussing his new book, “the Violence Inside Us,” and the role the gun lobby...

Duration:00:45:58

88: Prisons, Punishment, Policing--and Guns

9/14/2020
On September 9, 1971, 1,281 of Attica prison's approximately 2,200 inmates rioted and took control of the prison, taking 42 staff hostage. That riot--and the following four days of negotiations, followed by a massacre--had a major impact on prisons and policing in the United States. In particular, it changed how people thought about the rights of currently and formerly incarcerated and firearms. To discuss this all, and how it relates to 2020, Kelly and JJ are joined by the Pulitzer-prize...

Duration:00:55:49

87: Decolonizing the Vote with Christine Nobiss

9/9/2020
Native and Indigenous communities in the US have long borne the pain of gun violence, from mass shootings to high rates of suicide, firearms used in gender-based violence, and police violence. Yet, many in these communities find themselves cut off from the democratic processes that would allow them to bring about changes necessary for basic public safety. To unpack a long history of mistreatment, firearms, and disenfranchisement--and the fight to get out the vote--Kelly and JJ are joined by...

Duration:00:42:59

86: Voting Across Communities with Latinos for Democracy

9/7/2020
It needs to be said: communities cannot simply vote their way out of oppression. Too many citizens have been denied access to fair and safe elections due to economic barriers, burdensome new laws, a prior conviction, voter purges, inaccessible polling locations, or a host of other reasons. These stories are common, and dismissing them fails to recognize the heart of the problem. So, how do we solve these problems? And, why do communities impacted by gun violence need access to the ballot...

Duration:00:49:31

85: The Tale of Two Americas--Eyes on Kenosha

9/2/2020
The events unfolding in Kenosha, WI, are drawing national attention. We are living in two Americas — one where intimidation by armed, white vigilantes is glorified and where protesters decrying police violence are vilified. And the other where Black lives matter and police violence is gun violence. Our legal and grassroots advocacy experts convened to discuss the threats posed and the solutions to protect our communities. JJ and Kelly are joined by President of Brady Kris Brown and...

Duration:00:40:24