Politics of Gun Control, Part 1: NRA, Congress and America’s Social Capital

July 30, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Michael Shank, vice president of the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the politics of gun control in America with John Velleco, federal director of Gun Owners of America.  Shank highlights Congressional leadership vis-a-vis gun safety, the cost of violence in America, the implications of the National Rifle Association lobby, […]

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Politics of Gun Control, Part 2: NRA, Congress and America’s Social Capital

July 30, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Michael Shank, vice president of the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the politics of gun control in America with John Velleco, federal director of Gun Owners of America.  Shank highlights Congressional leadership vis-a-vis gun safety, the cost of violence in America, the implications of the National Rifle Association lobby, […]

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A Volatile Mix: Mental Illness, Lax Gun Laws and Violence’s Socio-Economic Fixation

July 24, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Michael Shank, vice president at the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses Colorado’s gun laws, gun safety in society, early warning systems for mental illness, health insurance coverage for preventative care and services, rigorous background checks that better assess mental health, and the socio-economic factors that strongly correlate with more […]

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Newsy Features Shank’s Article on Colorado Shooting and Gun Control

July 21, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Newsy Anchor Jim Flink features article by Michael Shank, vice president at the Institute for Economics and Peace, wherein Shank talks about how to prevent violence by addressing socio-economic factors.  Video courtesy of Newsy.

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Beyond the Aurora Theater Shooting, How to Prevent Gun Violence in America

July 20, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Michael Shank, vice president at the Institute for Economics and Peace, talks with CCTV hosts in Beijing regarding the absence of gun control laws in the state of Colorado and discusses the socio-economic indicators that strongly correlate with violence levels in US states and cities.  Video courtesy of CCTV News.

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