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This episode of the Majority Villain podcast has some pretty adult themes. If you’re a sensitive listener, you may want to have a friend proof-listen the show. Otherwise, we feel the topics here need to be discussed again and again, and we welcome heartily your sincere feedback. As always, you can email me your thoughts, concerns and input: greg@majorityvillain.com.

 

Please consider following up with more of this content and the nationwide protests that have taken place around gun violence under the hashtag #Marchforourlives.

A look back at three horrific tragedies and the vastly different responses by governments following them:

  • Columbine, Colorado, United States, 1999
  • Hungerford, England, 1987
  • Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia, 1996

All music, art, and show clips were taken via the Free Music Archive, Flickr, and Youtube under Fair Use and Creative Commons Licensing. Today’s show image by sari_dennise, with music provided by Evil Bear Boris, Blue Dot Sessions, and Kai Engel.

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As usual, you can find us @MajorityVillain on Twitter and Facebook, and you can always send me an email: greg@majorityvillain.com. We read every single email we get, and promise you a thoughtful response.

Until next time… Status quos are for suckers. 

National Center for Health Statistics, -Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injury https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/suicide.htm

-Assault or Homicide https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/homicide.htm

-National Vital Statistics Reports https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr66/nvsr66_06.pdf

Open Secrets, Profile for 2016 Election Cycle: National Rifle Assn https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=D000000082&cycle=2016

https://www.factcheck.org/2017/10/gun-control-australia-updated/

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/10/03/did_gun_control_stop_mass_shootings_in_australia_probably.html

Mass shootings and gun control (6/2/2010) http://www.bbc.com/news/10216955

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firearms_policy_in_the_United_Kingdom#The_Firearms_(Amendment)_Act_1988

How Many Gun Bills Pass After Mass Shootings? (9/13/2013) https://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-09/how-many-gun-bills-actually-pass-after-mass-shootings 

Massacre Energized gun debate not lawmakers (Article from 2000) http://extras.denverpost.com/news/col0419g.htm 

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/world/americas/mass-shootings-us-international.html?action=click&contentCollection=U.S.&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article

Mass Shooters Are All Different. Except for One Thing: Most Are Men. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/17/us/mass-murderers.html

Australian Gun Stats “Statistics do not demonstrate that crime rates in Australia have increased substantially since the government instituted a gun buy-back program in 1997.” https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/australian-guns/

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/australian-guns/

Just 3% of Americans own more than half the country's guns

http://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/a-minority-of-americans-owns-most-of-the-guns-and-drives-gun-agenda-studies-showhttps://massshootingtracker.org/

United States — Gun Facts, Figures and the Law http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/united-states

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