Why Americans Are So Passionate About Guns

Oct 25, 2017

Guns are more controversial in America than abortion, marijuana, and same-sex marriage. Many of the opinions surrounding guns come from what we hear and see through the media. And yet, our passions about weapons reflect deeper psychological values. We talk about the emotion of gun culture with Katherine White, Professor of Psychology at Kennesaw State University. And we discuss how the media plays its part in perpetuating stereotypes, or even violence, with Ben Hallman, Deputy Editor for The Trace, a nonprofit journalism outlet focused on gun reporting.