April 19, 2018
We're on vacation this week, but since this week is the anniversary of the Columbine shooting, we are rebroadcasting our episode with Sarah Walker Caron. Since we first aired this, there has been some movement forward - Dick's Sporting Goods (and other stores) have implemented new sales policies, the governor of Vermont, with an A rating from the NRA has signed new policies into law, and even Florida has had some movement on the legislation front, signing new policies into law as well. We'll be back next week with an all new episode!
Sarah Walker Caron is the mother of a survivor of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. She joins us and shares her experiences from that day, and in the years after. You also hear from Gretchen's daughters - one who was in 1st grade when Sandy Hook happened, and one who is in 2nd grade now, the same age that Sarah's son was when Sandy Hook happened - about lockdown drills. (Heads up, this one is definitely a heavy subject.)
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Mentioned on the podcast
Sandy Hook School Shootings
My son survived Sandy Hook. I want to tell him it won’t happen again, but I can’t.
School starts at new building for Sandy Hook kids
Sandy Hook Elementary School design finds safety, security in openness
PD: Man arrested for making threat at Sandy Hook Elementary School
Sandy Hook Elementary Students Return Day After Bomb Threat
Parkland Student Emma González Opens Up About Her Fight for Gun Control
Diane Alston's Twitter thread on 'remember, they are teenagers.'
Pennsylvania church plans a ceremony with AR-15 rifles — and a local school is getting students out of the way
Police: Ellsworth student who made threat had access to weapons
Oregon passes gun control bill aimed at domestic abusers
Ex-Maine police officers claim law enforcement failed in its duty to confiscate Lake’s guns
Kate Braestrup on The Moth: The Blessing
We’re used to experiencing mass shootings online. But Parkland brought us into the classroom.
March for Our Lives
The Briar Patch's teacher portrait project: "We are already armed."
Our Favorite Things
Kelley: Harvard Injury Control Research Center
Americans Widely Support Tighter Regulations on Gun Sales
Gretchen: Everytown for Gun Safety
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Giffords Courage to Fight Gun Violence
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Sandy Hook Promise