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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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@bradybuzz

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English

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Episodes

124: Surviving Firearm Suicide

4/9/2021
In 2010, Christen McGinnes felt she had "hit rock bottom and kept going." On October 22, 2010, she pointed her long-owned .357 revolver at her head, and pulled the trigger. Thankfully, Christen survived, and now is a devoted volunteer and advocate fighting for gun violence prevention. Suicide by gun comprises the largest portion of gun deaths in America: over 23,000 Americans die from firearm suicide each year--which is about 63 a day. To talk about her story, her advocacy, and what myths...

Duration:00:46:51

123: the Haunting Problem of Ghost Guns

4/2/2021
When is a gun not a gun? Ghost guns are unserialized and untraceable firearms that can be bought online and assembled at home. They are often sold through "ghost gun kits," which include all of the parts and often the equipment necessary to build these weapons at home. These kits are widely available and can be purchased by anyone, including prohibited purchasers, domestic abusers, and gun traffickers — without a background check. As these kits and guns are sold at gun shows and online...

Duration:00:40:47

122: Military Veterans on So-Called "Militias"

3/26/2021
Armed extremists in so-called “militia” groups (from the organized Three Percenters to the more decentralized Boogaloo Bois movement) have gained increasing media attention in 2021, as they used firearms as tools of intimidation and violence in events across the US. And who better to comment on those who participate in these militias than those who served in the US military? As such, Brady is joined by a panel of veterans to comment on: what it’s like to see weapons of war in US streets and...

Duration:00:45:21

121: Reckoning with Gun Culture with American Totem

3/19/2021
Is a gun a tool, or is it something more? Documentarian Sue Hilderbrand addresses the national gun debate not by tackling statistics and talking points, but instead through compassionate and detailed dialogue with diverse communities of gun rights advocates, researchers, gunshot violence survivors, and gun violence prevention activists. Hosts Kelly and JJ are joined by Brady President, Kris Brown and Sue to discuss everything from what guns mean to people emotionally to how the role of guns...

Duration:00:48:12

120: Fighting for Expanded Brady Background Checks

3/12/2021
On March 11th, the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446, two bills designed to expand and strengthen Brady Background Checks. H.R. 8 specifically addresses the selling and transferring of firearms and private sales, whereas H.R. 1446 provides the background check system with additional time to make a final determination on a potential firearms purchaser before a licensed dealer can transfer a gun, addressing the often-called “Charleston loophole.” To discuss how these...

Duration:00:39:25

119: The Importance of Art-tism in the Fight for Gun Violence Prevention

3/5/2021
As gun violence has risen across the US, so too has art dedicated to ending gun violence. In this space are art-activists, who combine the creative power of artistic expression (be it dance, music, theater, painting, etc.) with the strategic planning of activism that is necessary to spark, and then shepherd, social change. Today, hosts Kelly and JJ are joined by two art-activists that detail just how important that intersection of art and activism is: Farooq Al- Said and Jason Sole. Farooq...

Duration:01:00:28

118: Why Survivors Must Lead in Gun Violence Prevention

2/22/2021
What roles should survivors play in gun violence prevention? What is it like to fight for justice, when justice has been denied to you? To find out, hosts Kelly and JJ are joined by Mattie Scott and Suzanne Kelley. Mattie and Suzanne both lost multiple family members to firearm homicide, and the murders that got them involved remain unsolved years later. Nevertheless, both of these women have worked tirelessly for gun violence prevention for years. No person should have to experience what...

Duration:00:47:39

117: 3 Years After Parkland -- "Once You Hear a Witness, You Become a Witness"

2/15/2021
Three years ago, on February 14th 2018, a gunman armed with an AR-15 attacked Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 14 children and three staff members. In the aftermath, survivors of that shooting have stood up for gun violence prevention, fighting daily for common-sense gun violence prevention laws. But what is it like for those survivors? What do they wish all people knew about the daily struggles of these survivors-turned-activists? And, what can we all be...

Duration:00:46:49

116: Everything You Wanted to Know About Guns at a Pawn Shop, But Were Afraid to Ask

2/8/2021
Wholesalers, big box retail chains, and local gun shops conduct the overwhelming majority of firearm sales in the U.S. each year, but collectors and enthusiasts know that wandering from this beaten path has its rewards. In cities and towns across the country, merchants of a more eclectic bent work the fringes of the firearms business, buying and selling everything from today's most modern handguns and rifles to the breech-loading Civil War rifles and Wild West six shooters of American myth...

Duration:00:42:53

115: The Danger of Hoaxers and "Alternate Truths": Rep. Greene, Alex Jones, and More

2/1/2021
So-called "gun truthers" — hoaxers — believe that mass killings such as the one at Sandy Hook are government-run plots designed to gin up support for restrictive gun laws, among other things. Some of these individuals even believe such massacres to be entirely fictitious productions in which no one involved is hurt, let alone killed; actors, they will tell you, masquerade as the victims, friends, and grieving kin the country sees in the news. This behavior is not only reprehensible, but...

Duration:00:44:33

113: Do Guns Make Us Free?

1/20/2021
Gun rights groups, headed by the National Rifle Association, have argued since the early 1990s that the spread of firearms is essential to maintaining freedom in America, making a very wide interpretation of the Second Amendment necessary to protect all other rights . But is this argument true? Do guns indeed make us free? To find out, hosts Kelly and JJ are joined by Brady President Kris Brown and political philosopher Dr. Firmin DeBrabander. Together, they discuss the myth that guns equal...

Duration:00:35:23

114: How To Be (Safely) Raised Hunting

1/18/2021
How do you teach a child about gun safety? About hunting? And how young is too young? In today's episode, you'll find out. Hosts Kelly and JJ are joined by David and Karin Holder of Raised Hunting, Raised At Full Draw, and Raised Outdoors. Together, they run Raised Hunting, a television show all about how American families can use hunting as a platform to teach ethics and values to their family. They also are devoted to teaching adults and children about archery, hunting, and outdoor...

Duration:00:53:51

112: Remembering the Cleveland Elementary School Shooting

1/18/2021
Before there was Parkland or even Columbine, there was Cleveland Elementary School. But for many, the name of the Stockton, California school is unfamiliar. On January 17, 1989, a former student opened fire on the playground of Cleveland Elementary School. Within 3 minutes the gunman fired 106 rounds from his recently-purchased AK-47, killing 5 students and injuring another 31. The youngest student victim was 6; the oldest, 9. Today, hosts Kelly and JJ are joined by Julie Schardt, a...

Duration:00:47:38

111: The Danger of "Stand Your Ground" Laws

1/18/2021
More than 37 states in the US allow a person to use deadly force against an intruder or attacker under the guise that they are defending themselves or their property. This is due to what are called “Stand Your Ground'' laws-- but those laws are highly controversial. In this episode, hosts Kelly and JJ are joined by three amazing guests: Alyssa Ackbar, the legislative coordinator for Team ENOUGH’s Florida Lobbying Collective and a state director with March For Our Lives, as well as part of...

Duration:00:56:12

110: Insurrection at the Capitol: What’s Broken and How to Fix It

1/11/2021
Season two of "Red, Blue, and Brady" kicks off with an in-depth discussion of the January 6th attack on the Capitol, when insurrectionists illegally entered the US Capitol building while violently objecting to the certification of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' electoral victory as the incumbent President and Vice President of the United States. In doing so, this mob directly attacked not just the Capitol and those inside, but the democratic process itself. Hosts Kelly and JJ are joined by the...

Duration:01:01:56

109: A Lockdown During a Lockdown

12/28/2020
With COVID-19, many schools are still offering--or requiring-- virtual instruction. But what many people don't realize is, even remote students are participating in active shooter drills. Why? Well, at least 40 states require schools to hold them, even if they’re using blended or hybrid instruction. How should parents be speaking to their children about these drills? And, what do these drills even do--virtual or otherwise? To tackle these questions, and many more, host JJ is joined by...

Duration:00:40:17

108: A Crime Guns 101

12/21/2020
So, what exactly is a crime gun anyway? In this episode, host JJ chats with some members of the Brady crime gun initiative team on what everyone needs to know about crime guns, what a supply-side approach to ending gun violence is, and why gun dealers need to be involved in the conversation. Joining JJ is Josh Scharff, Erica Rice, Anneliese Dickman, and Steve Lindley of the Brady combating crime guns team, and Stephan Abrams of Team Enough; together, we break down statistics like why only 5%...

Duration:00:37:26

107: The Truth about Video Games and Guns

12/21/2020
We're sure you've heard this false claim before--that video games are linked to gun violence. But how did video games become scapegoats for gun violence? To help hosts Kelly and JJ navigate these confusing waters, they're joined by Stephen Machuga (Founder and CEO of the nonprofit StackUp.Org, which supports the mental health of military and veteran communities through the power of gaming), and TJ Arch, the Creative Director at Juniper Park/TBWA, who helped create the computer game “League...

Duration:00:38:40

106: Suicide and Gun Violence and the Coronavirus Pandemic and...Holidays

12/21/2020
In this episode, hosts Kelly and JJ take on another number of firearm suicide myths--including the one that states that suicide rates increase during the holiday season. To do so, they're joined by three great experts--who also happen to be great friends—Sarah Brady Fellow Dr. Kyleanne Hunter, PsychArmor's Dr. Heidi Kraft, and clinical psychologist Dr. Ted Bonar. Together, they talk about how to handle tough topics like the heightened risk of suicide that may come with people being...

Duration:00:45:30

105: 40 Years On: John Lennon, Extreme Risk Protection Orders, and Gun Violence

12/7/2020
On the evening of 8 December 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed in the front entrance of his home in NYC. His murderer was a one-time Beatles fan who had traveled from Hawaii to New York with a .38 special revolver that he had purchased six weeks prior from a shop in Honolulu, Hawaii for 169 dollars. However, the shooter had planned the killing over several months, and had shared his plans with his wife. Had an Extreme Risk Law (sometimes called a “red flag” law) been in place at that...

Duration:01:07:58