All Downhill

February 13th, 2016

Gun Control Part 1: School Shootings and Militias

Download: 20160213.mp3 (33:44, 31.3 MB)

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Be sure to check out the second half of our discussion on gun control.

After a brief apology by Patrick for missing a few weeks of episodes due to starting a new job, All Downhill picks back up with the first two of three segments making up our two part episode on gun control in America, in which we discuss first school shootings and the so-called “Columbine Effect,” and second the concept of a well-regulated militia and what people mean by that phrase. Doing their best to avoid political siding, Mike and Patrick try to instead focus on discussing the actual perception of guns and gun violence in America - when it took a few weeks to edit a mere 30 minutes of content, we hope it is all uphill from here.

Episode Sources

  1. Thresholds of Violence - The New Yorker
  2. ’Columbine effect’: Alarm is rising over copycats - The Star Tribune
  3. Violence In Schools: How Big A Problem Is It? -
  4. Mass Shootings Aren’t On the Rise - Science of Us/New York Magazine
  5. What IS a well-regulated militia? - Daily Kos
  6. The Meaning of the Words in the Second Amendment - GunCite
  7. House Votes to Authorize Aid to Syrian Rebels in ISIS Fight - The New York Times
  8. House approves plan to assist Syrian rebels; Senate votes Thursday - CNN
  9. Will Arming Syrian Rebels Lead to Disaster? - Brookings
  10. The Churches - Telepathic Teddy Bear - © 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.
  11. Gun Show - M&R Glasgow - © 2007 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) license.


This episode contains some strong language.

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