American Gun Violence: How We Got Here

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Why can’t America escape gun violence?

Gun violence in America has become a depressingly predictable phenomenon. But what makes this country such an outlier when it comes to guns? Is America inherently more violent than other developed nations? Let’s explore in this Wisecrack Deep Dive: Was America’s Gun Violence Inevitable?

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National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233

Works Cited:
-Confronting Gun Violence in America, Thomas Gabor, 2016
-From a Taller Tower: The Rise of the American Mass Shooter, Seamus McGraw, 2021
-Gunfight: My Battle Against the Industry that Radicalized America, Ryan Busse, 2021
-The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture, Pamela Haag, 2016
-The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy, Chris Murphy, 2020
-Stand Your Ground: A History of -America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense, Caroline Light, 2017
-Guns in America, The Washington Post, 2013
-Private Guns, Public Health, David Hemenway, 2017

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Written by Amanda Scherker
Hosted by Michael Burns
Directed by Michael Luxemburg
Editing and Motion Graphics by Jackson Maher
Produced by Olivia Redden and Griffin Davis

Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound

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