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Locked Down and Loaded: The 2020 Gun Surge and Violence Prevention (Encore)
Jul28

Locked Down and Loaded: The 2020 Gun Surge and Violence Prevention (Encore)

Making Contact · Locked Down and Loaded: The 2020 Gun Surge and Violence Prevention (Encore) Image Caption: Tom Nguyen, founder of L.A. Progressive Shooters, at the Route 66 Shooting Park in San Bernardino, CA. March 27, 2021. Image Credit: Monica Lopez Regardless of race, gender, or political affiliation, Americans in 2020 bought guns, and many, for the first time. Before 2020, events like hurricanes and changes to gun laws were...

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Locked Down and Loaded: The 2020 Gun Surge and Violence Prevention
May26

Locked Down and Loaded: The 2020 Gun Surge and Violence Prevention

Making Contact · Locked Down and Loaded: The 2020 Gun Surge and Violence Prevention Image Caption: Tom Nguyen, founder of L.A. Progressive Shooters, at the Route 66 Shooting Park in San Bernardino, CA. March 27, 2021. Image Credit: Monica Lopez 2020 and the first few months of 2021 are shaping up to be some of the biggest periods ever for U.S.  firearms sales. In California, however, gun sales last year decreased slightly. For the...

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Men, Women, and Guns: Toxic Masculinity in Mass Shootings
Jan04

Men, Women, and Guns: Toxic Masculinity in Mass Shootings

When a mass shooting erupts in our town or city, two common and reasonable responses are to re-examine gun laws and mental health services. But if mass shootings were solely about the shooter’s mental health, why are they primarily committed by men? In this episode of Making Contact we revisit the tragedy in Isla Vista and one survivor who’s using his experience as a way to talk about toxic masculinity, mass shootings, and...

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