Federal Action To Address Gun Control / Gun Violence During Pandemic, How Media Is Covering Mass Shootings / Psychological Impact Of Severe Violence
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Area leaders speak out against gun violence in Sacramento at an event in Cesar Chavez Park on Monday Oct. 5, 2020.
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Following the Boulder, Colorado mass shooting that left 10 dead, how is President Biden and Congress responding? We learn more, including how gun violence has unfolded during the pandemic, how the media is covering it, and what the issue looks like in California after the state attorney general cut off researchers’ access to gun violence data.
- The Washington Post National Politics Reporter Colby Itkowitz with the latest on President Biden’s call to ban assault weapons, institute thorough background checks, and how Congress is responding
- UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Center Director and Emergency Medicine Physician Dr. Garen Wintemute navigates the statistics of gun violence during the pandemic, the overall dearth in research on gun violence, and the issue of the California attorney general cutting off researchers’ access to gun violence data
- Colorado Public Radio Public Affairs Reporter Andrew Kenney on how he and the newsroom went about covering the mass shooting in Boulder and navigated the sensitive information
- Wayne State University School of Medicine Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Arash Javanbakht on the trauma, PTSD, and psychological impact of violent events on people