Host Kai Wright speaks with Nina Vinik, Founder and Executive Director of Project Unloaded about the culture of gun violence in our country and why that must change to make any political progress on gun control. How can we reduce gun violence, and has there been progress on that front since the shooting in Sandy Hook? Plus, Marie Delus, New York State Survivor Lead of Moms Demand Action, redefines what it means to be a survivor of gun violence.Marie Delus, New York State Survivor Lead for Moms Demand Action, with a photograph of her nephew, Pierre-Paul Jean-Paul Jr., who was shot and killed in the Cambria Heights neighborhood of Queens, NY. (Marie Delus/Moms Demand Action)
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Companion listening for this episode:
The Wolf Pack of White Nationalism (5/23/2022)
There are no “lone wolves” in the terrorist violence of white identity politics. So what’s that mean for white people who want to confront it?
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