Igor Volsky is the director of Guns Down America and vice president at the Center for American Progress.
June 26, 2019
397 — 397: Teen Intimate Partner Violence, Irish Restaurant Pays For “Queer” Comments, Guest Igor Volsky
Why is UNTUCKit too much for Erin to handle? Find out on a hot new Throwing Shade! This week, Erin leads with a breakdown of a study by researcher Avanti Adhia revealing shockingly high rates of intimate-partner violence among teens, primarily directed at girls. Then, Bryan takes us through a story about an Irish restaurant that has been ordered to pay compensation to an employee who was subjected to homophobic comments from his bosses. Plus, founder of Guns Down America Igor Volsky joins to talk about his book “Guns Down: How to Defeat the NRA and Build a Safer Future with Fewer Guns,” the power of the NRA-branded identity, and how Australia managed to take steps to turn their gun problem around.
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