Episode 14: How to Shoot a Gun
Women overwhelmingly buy guns for self-defense, but statistics show guns escalate violence across the board. Cristen and Caroline talk with two firearms fans to find out how much that feeling of safety is worth -- and what's at the root of women's fear.
More from our guests
- Trigger Warning Queer and Trans Gun Club ATL: Twitter // Facebook
- Trigger Happy Firearm Instruction: Twitter // Facebook // Site
- Wear Orange: June 1 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline
- The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
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