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J.J. Watt agrees to two-year contract with Arizona Cardinals
"To begin right away with JJ want with with Judy here? Is that what you wanted to go? But it didn't go the way you thought I'm his little surprised He got 15.5 million And little surprised it was Arizona who, after all we'd heard was not one of the teams that was high on his list. Yeah, that came out of my field to me. The Arizona part of it. I wasn't sure how much he was going to get. I thought he would get paid pretty well, because I assumed that there would be multiple teams in it, and that would drive the price up. But I was certainly surprised it and being Arizona because, as you said, none of us heard, Arizona sort of whispered in the last few weeks. I kind of like it. Look, you know, I think for people who thought well, he's going to go to a place that has a good chance of winning a Super Bowl next year. This is maybe not what you expected. But you know, you'll have Chandler Jones on the other side that will draw some attention away. I go back to something our good friend John McClane from the Houston Chronicle said on the NFL Network yesterday, Right after JJ announced his selection, he made the point that he came back after his back injury and all of that, and had 16. Fax in a season when he had you, Debbie and Clowney opposite him to draw some attention from lockers, and he's gonna have that again in Arizona. I think that'll that'll work well for him, and also, I think it's clear it had run its course in Houston for him. His frustration this season was obvious when he walked off the field with Shawn Watson at the end of the season and said, I'm sorry we wasted one of your years. I thought that probably give us a pretty good insight into what change A walk was thinking all season long that a whole year's been wasted. And so I think he might have sort of the Tom Brady experience. Maybe not winning the Super Bowl, but where he'll be refreshed and revitalized and you know, and we'll play well there. I wonder,
Tom Brady is still motivated by his pre-draft scouting report
"Tom brady is still motivated by pre draft scouting report. Jesus christ of saying that because he might actually be. Jesus christ headline new orleans. Mayor makes pitch russell wilson mayor. Pretty certain you have more important things to do. And i'm also pretty certain. Drew brees told you to go. Bleep yourself
Inside The Russell Wilson-Seahawks Rift
"Years russell. Wilson has been wanting to throw the ball more and at the start of this year. It finally happened russell. Wilson was not good in the first half of the twenty twenty season. He was excellent deep cap touchdown. Seattle you run down there and set in his answer. Any better than that was fourth in yards per attempt. Weeks one through nine i. In passing. touchdown percentage was second in passer rating. Wilson keeps as default talk. He was legit. The best player in the league madden gave him a ninety nine overall rating during the season because he was cooking notion as he throws an accident. Edi feeds defensive player of the years like russell. Lula's legitimately the best guy in football games of the season then week nine arrived and they had this game against the buffalo bills that you recently wrote about. Can you tell us what happened in that game. And afterwards what happened is russell had to cook in the kitchen. Just kind of just caught on. Fire his paycheck wine with a sack at a takeaway from russell wilson. I actually watched that game with a former cr defensive and cliff april and teased talking me through it. And he's like russ's off he's trying to do too much and i think turned it over like four times. He threw a pick on the goal. Line throws for the jordan with tyco. I think that really turned the tables for the whole team. After that loss where they gave up forty four points and turned it over a bazillion times and got embarrassed in buffalo. Well what i would tell you that. I don't recognize that game. We haven't seen the look like that and it's a game that i don't have any place in my brain for. He told us he didn't even have any space in his brain for that game. That's very important subjects right like the fact that he considered that not seahawks. Football was influential the rest of the year. Well the following week against the rams things. I guess only got worse. Wilson throws and the other one four darius williams second game. I know that there are better days ahead. I'll use a baseball now but sometimes you go up to the plate you know and you don't have your way today mike. You and our colleagues. Mike sando jason jank's wrote about a meeting. That happened shortly after that loss to the rams can you take us inside that meeting room and just explain what went down russia's meeting with the coaches normal game planning type of meeting and he has suggestions he is giving input usually does and his suggestions just weren't dismissed. There were dismissed in a way that russell didn't feel appreciate it. And i think that is really important. I'm sure they disagree in every meeting ever but in this particular instance rust belt that he was not being appreciated so rushed stormed out was basically this idea that. How dare anyone in this building. Be dismissive of my ideas. I am of the quarterback was almost like kevin durant warriors when he was like no way up. I'm kevin durant russell wilson and he rustled perceives him to be someone who has succeeded. In spite of what's been around him not because of running for his life making the pro bowl with battle lines perceive that to be like the story of his career. And you get to week eleven. And it's like do. Just chill out. We got this no. You don't don't get it. I got it and that forced him out the door. Russell in the second half of the season was which is not himself like he was twenty eighth in yards per attempt in his final eight games he was sixteenth. In a touchdown percentage nineteenth in passer rating. These are bad numbers. These are not just like below average twenty nine yards per attempt man that was lower than the cincinnati bengals. Even when the circumstances are bad around russell he's been good enough to elevate situation still played inefficient level and twenty twenty was the first time it was like. Wow he's not able to elevate the lack of talent or execution of preparation around him and it produced like some of the worst numbers of his career certainly produced the worst playoff game of his career against the rams in the wild round sitting meeting big. Who's going into other sack four sacks two takeaways the interception return for the touchdown and floyd now all right. Let's fast forward a few weeks to the super bowl. The seahawks have been knocked out by the rams in the wildcard round and russell. Wilson is at super bowl. Fifty five in tampa bay sitting with none other than commissioner. Roger goodell mike. Tell us what you found in your reporting about russell. Wilson's experience at the super bowl. You know it's really interesting. Because i tweeted during the super bowl. That antonio brown caught a touchdown from tom brady in front of russell. Wilson there is the pass for the touchdown. What drive a super bowl. Winning drive that brady's only done throughout his whole career. I kind of just said it like star cast the as a joke. Not really thinking about how russell fell and then as our reporting i was like okay so i i was right like he is really upset. And it's so many factors. There is the fact that tom brady is in. The super bowl is the fact tom. Brady's they're playing pine. A good line is the fact that tom brady is playing in a system. That gives him some atonomy like got to pick players gronk. Antonio brown is the fact that mahomes is there again laying for again in a system that like essentially like his talents. The last time also played in the super bowl loss of tom brady seven years later prime many years. Tom brady's back. I suppose in a soup. Kitchen fuming so during the superbowl. He's texting his quarterback coach. And just close. Friend jake heaps. He's a local radio guy. Here jake to set it on the radio. He's talking about how russ was missed during the game texting him. They'll look the he had was in reflective of the text messages. I was receiving russell wilson. Just ultimately the overall sentiment was that he was mad that he was not lying in this thing and then russell spoke to the shortly after the game show. What's up with our line. You see that. Winning requires a good line and the gist of peace response. As far as i was told is about faith. And just you know we got this. And that just wasn't good enough for us
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Hangs Anti-Transgender Sign in Response to Rep. Marie Newman's Pride Flag
"Has adopted a New Equality Act of the measure Events, the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Which banned discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion and national origin. It now includes protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The bill now moves on to the Senate for a vote. As Congress debated the Equality Act of the disagreement spilled into the house hallways. Illinois Democrat Marine Newman, who has a transgender daughter posted a transgender pride flag just outside of her office to show her support for the bill. It's across the hall from the office of Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, who argued against the bill. After Newman put up the flag, Taylor Greene put up a sign reading. There are two genders, male and female trust the science. LGBT Q. Plus, advocates say it's a reminder of why the Equality Act is needed. Here is Myles Brady Davis with equality. Illinois Americans depends on all of us. Not just that one group. All of us like we all make up this great American story we need to keep on pushing forward and not fall. For these stunts.
Tom Brady expected to be sidelined until June after knee surgery
"Bruce Arians expect Tom Brady to be fine by June minicamp. Following that minor left knee procedure. Teammate Jason Pierre Paul had his own knee surgery yesterday. It was reportedly minor. He'll be fine by training camp. And she's right tackle Mitchell Schwartz finally had to have back surgery yesterday. They were hoping toe avoided. Schwarz only played six games last season. He should be fine for the next one. College hoops. Last night Number six Alabama
4 ERCOT board members to resign amid backlash over Texas storm
"Over power outages during last week's winter storm by the aircraft Board members have resigned. Correspondent Lisa Brady, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas has faced criticism from state and federal officials over its handling of the crisis, though there were other problems with the power supply. Some equipment that wasn't winterized froze, including natural gas, wellheads and wind turbines. The resigning ERCOT board directors all live outside Texas, noting concern about that in a letter to the state's Public Utilities Commission, also writing that their hearts go out to all Texans who continue to face the tragic consequences of this emergency. Lisa Brady
What Comes Next for Kim Kardashian as She Navigates Her Future Amid Kanye West Divorce
"Can we say who do we. Think is the gonna come out as the winner of the kim and kanye divorce. There's no real winners in divorce. Of course of course. That's what sad is a winner of the bill belichick. Tom brady divorce now. It's true that is true. There's clearly I think it is interesting because when when they started getting married like is one of the greatest artists of all time. These kim kardashian. And i do think like her star wrote so much. Yeah in his didn't over the time and that part of that is the kardashian. Pr machine keep themselves on top. That like. I do think she's coming out on here. I agree i agree. I think kim up on you down. Yeah she has the most support for sure like just like you say a pr wise. She's gonna flip this into some money in be. Yeah she's also it'd be at a write her book and tell her story about being married to kanye west and stuff so a lot of money coming that way but also. I'm very proud of congress. He had a pre-nup so you know he was able to protect themselves. Thirty -ironically probably move. Because now she has more money than him for sure for eight. I think he was like when they were buying stuff. He was spending the money out years but also like she's she's gone to the moon since they since they started. I asked to do a lot of research on this. I think they're both worth over a billion dollars So there's really they have like four forbes or fortune one of those magazines did like a deep dive in the county's finances and said he's not a billionaire recently but he has like seven hundred million. He doesn't need a handout. From the three of us you know will this divorce be a blow to his political career. had like no votes in the election really blew by like it was the big story for a day. We chester went over this on defense he got a shockingly low number of votes And he was losing to third. The third party candidates. You've never heard of a lot of states wasn't on the ballot. Is that if you're going in there. And you're like i hate trump but i i also managed to invite in like. Wouldn't you rather vote for kanye then. I don't think than anybody was thinking that. Yeah absolutely no. We'll nobody thought that because he didn't get more than like five thousand votes in almost any state It's a fair assessment. Considering our former president was a reality tv star as well so you know maybe that was brought out a new level of you know fandome for voting you know like all the tv stars are going to get behind the kardashians. Are they going to get behind trump.
Naomi Osaka beats Jennifer Brady to claim her 4th Grand Slam title
"And tennis star naomi osaka winning her fourth grand slam title. She defeated twenty five year. Old american jennifer brady in two straight sats. The australian open osaka is on a twenty one match winning streak including her championship. At last year's us open
Naomi Osaka routs American Jennifer Brady to win Australian Open, fourth Grand Slam title
"Naomi Osaka made quick work of American Jennifer Brady to claim her fourth career Grand Slam title. It's her second and Melbourne 6463. The 23 year old joins Monica Salis and Roger Federer as the only players to win their first four Grand Slam finals. Sock is now 12 and no. One she reaches the quarter finals of a major. The wind will move the former number one player in the world back up to number two in the world rankings. Brady settles for runner up But the 25 Year old is the first former college player to reach a Grand Slam finals since
Osaka wins Aussie Open for 4th Grand Slam title
"Naomi Osaka Cruise to a straight sets victory over Jennifer Brady to win the Australian Open title. It's Osaka's fourth Grand Slam title in four tries just the age Of 23. She's only the second woman to start her career foreign Oh and Grand Slam finals, joining Monica's Ellis 30 years
Naomi Osaka beats Jennifer Brady to claim her 4th Grand Slam title
"Open. Naomi osaka has won her fourth grand slam tennis title. She beat jennifer brady. Six four six three in the women's final today. Osaka is now the first woman to win the first of four grand slam finals of her career since monica seles in one thousand nine hundred one. This
Naomi Osaka Beats Jennifer Brady to Win Australian Open
"And in the Australian Open, Naomi Osaka winds and straight says defeating Jennifer Brady. It's her fourth
Osaka claims 4th Slam trophy by beating Brady in Australia
"Nail me soccer is kept intact her perfect record in grand slam finals now full full four after beating the American hope Jennifer Brady in the Australian Open women's final the first step was hard fought but the second more of a celebration for Osaka as she powered her way to a six four six three victory that took an hour and seventeen minutes to complete she slammed down sixteen big winners as she took control of the match and secured her second Australian title to go with her two US opens Brady only landed forty eight percent of the big first serves putting it behind on so many points I'm Graham like us
Naomi Osaka Beats Jennifer Brady to Claim Her 4th Grand Slam Title
"Naomi Osaka is now ofour time major champion. The 23 year old defeated 25 year old American Jennifer Brady 6463 in the Australian Open final. This was Osaka's fourth major title in less than three calendar years and Brady's first major final appearance. Afterwards, Osaka was very humble. We played in the same use of the U. S open so a couple months ago and I told everyone that would listen that you're gonna be a problem and I was right courtesy of Australian Open radio. Brady said Osaka is an inspiration. She also thanked many people, including the limited fans in attendance at Rod Laver. I mean, it was special to play in front of fans in my first Grand Slam finals, so hopefully You know, standing on this stage next time with this girl over here, But tonight, it wasn't meant to be, And hopefully there's many
Naomi Osaka seeks to claim her 4th Grand Slam title
"And Jennifer Brady facing each other in the Australian Open final this hour. The 23 year old Osaka is seeking her fourth Grand Slam title. The 25 year old Brady is making her debut in a title match at a major tournament in the first set. Osaka currently has a three games to one lead. This is
Jennifer Brady into 1st Grand Slam final at Australian Open
"Osaka will be heavily favored to win her fourth Grand Slam final in four tries when she plays number 23 see Jennifer Brady tomorrow at the Australian Open in Melbourne after beating the pretend Serena Williams 6364 in dominating fashion last night despite eight double faults. Osaka breaking Serena serve four times that seemed like you almost knew where it was going. At times. You were already moving into position before she even hit the shot. Is that instinct from you? Are you able to read a ball toss? How How are you doing that? Oh, I was just guessing like, I don't know. Um either going this way or that way. I just got to put my foot something. With Jim Courier on ESPN two. Yes, she will be heavily favored to beat Brady tomorrow but keep in mind at last fall's U. S open semis, Brady gave her all she could handle Osaka Prevailing 7636 and 63. The Philadelphia
Serena Williams loses to Naomi Osaka in Australian Open semifinals
"Serena Williams still on 23 major titles, losing her also open semifinal to Naomi Osaka last night, 6364. It's now been four years since Serena last Wanna slam, keeping her one away from Margaret Court's All time Mark Osaka now faces American Jennifer Brady in the final on Saturday. Novak Djokovic is safely in the men's final after a straight set win over Ruslan
Naomi Osaka beats Serena Williams in 2021 Australian Open
"Williams ousted in straight sets by Naomi Osaka in the semifinals of the Australian Open, Osaka admits that she had to overcome nerves early. Oh, she's really like nervous and scared. I think in the beginning and then I sort of East my way into it. Osaka faces American Jennifer Brady, the U. C L. A player Reaches her first Grand Slam final.
"brady" Discussed on Red, Blue, and Brady
"That again like it goes to show how important it is to be cautious and to know what you're doing these weapons. This week's news wrap up begins with a discussion that targets the many Americans that are shot and survived each and every day these individuals can be found out with long-term medical issues as you can imagine as well as high medical bills as I'm sure you can also Imagine recently Senator Bob Casey and US Representative Dwight Evans publicly stated that they may intend to introduce legislation to create a federal advisory Council that would be devoted to making the process of gaining a simpler for survivors of gun violence called the resources for victims of gun violence Act. Legislation intends to make it easier for those suffering to gain financial and medical support as well as assist with things like transportation and housing which is huge and in Hartford Connecticut off survivors continue to speak out and this this was really big news as well. So a survivor of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting which occurred on December 14th, 2012 came out publicly to address conspiracy theorists who denied the shooting which was many of us know resulted in the deaths of twenty students who are all between the ages of six and seven years old and six adults. This was the first time actually the Survivor had spoken publicly off and she did sort of video segments produced by the online site. Now this in particular Ashley stated quote, it is incredibly invalidating to everything our community has gone through to everything other communities have gone through I can give you proof except for my trauma except for the letters people wrote to us except for the fact that I actually went to that school. You know, I can't I can't even express how angry how emotional that makes me and quote and of course, I'll link to this video where she talks birth. Experience more broadly in the description of this episode. It's an appalling that actually had to make that video and that links to our final news update, which is that now this are at that video less than 24 hours after us house members voted to strip Georgia representative Marjorie Taylor green of her committee assignment which included a seat on the house education committee. You can listen to more about green who is supposed to conspiracy theories that the shootings at Sandy Hook and Parkland were staged and our most recent episode number 115. Hey, what a shirt the podcast let's just now going to touch with us here at red blue and green e via phone or text message simply call or text us at 480-744-3452 with your thoughts questions concerns ideas. Whatever Kelly I'm standing by. Thanks for listening as always Brady's life-saving work and Congress the cords and communities across the country is made possible. Thanks to U birth information on Brady or how to get involved in the fight against gun violence, please like And subscribe to the podcast get in touch with us at Brady united.org or on social at Grady bus be break and remember.
"brady" Discussed on Red, Blue, and Brady
"This is the legal disclaimer where I tell you that the views thoughts and opinions shared in this podcast belong solely to our guest house and not necessarily Brady or Braves Affiliates. Please note this podcast contains discussions of violence that some people may find disturbing. It's okay. We find it disturbing too long. Hey buddy, welcome back to another episode of red balloon Brady as always. This hasn't changed. I am your host station cianflone. And I'm also your host Kelly Samson. Yes. I am not Kelly and Kelly is not JJ. Anyway today Kelly and I were joined by two really phenomenal guess we've got David and Karen holder who are the owners and operators of raised hunting TV raised at full draw and raised outdoors in a particular we're talking about something that is really important in any gun violence how responsible gun owners like a lot of hunters are in a simple part of the solution. Yeah, and this episode. I'm really excited about because I thought about you Kelly, but I know like what I think about hunter's I tend to think about folks who are really dedicated to their craft. Like I tend to think of people who are into hunting is being really into hunting. It seems like something that you kind of go all into but also dead. Are people we don't hear enough about and so I think that they aren't asked enough about their opinions on gun violence prevention and I would love to see that change. So I'm really excited for this episode. I I don't think we could had gotten a better group of people to start this conversation off for the first hunting episode of your red balloon Brady then the holders. Yeah, I mean they were super kind and generous with their time and allowing us to understand the culture of hunting the ethics of it what it's like to bring children into it in a safe and responsible way and kind of demystifying hunting and gun ownership for folks like I think both of us who don't necessarily do that ourselves, but know that it has a huge relationship to gun violence, so I feel like I've learned so much already just from their blog and some of the content that they put out on the internet. Yeah. I know that for me personally, like I didn't have getting very much into oh hunting television show and watching all the back episodes like that wasn't on my bingo card for early twenty Twenty-One, but I know that that's definitely something that that I've started doing because yep, You like this is a whole world that I don't know nearly enough about and I should and so I think without further Ado we should go ahead and just jump right into the conversation itself. So that all of our listeners can get to know David and Carol as they talk about their work hunting as a family activity and how they safely engage with firearms..
"brady" Discussed on Red, Blue, and Brady
"Relationship between guns and suicides. And what happened was with that effort. Is that home too and Becky are bulldogs when when it comes to getting things done and they had meetings and invited the local mental health organizations, and we found out that as much as they do a good job. They were focusing on suicide in school, which is a really important issue, but we're missing missing that demographic of veterans and Rural men dead. Complete suicide at a far higher rate. And so as a result of that they got the Mental Health Community listen and kind of agree to work on their Grant process to get information into the hands not just of gun dealers, but also we have Flyers that are going into the the boxes are being put together for food banks and things like that. They've gone into our local politicians offices city council and put that brochure everywhere. So something that started as a group of women whose Hearts were broken because of another mass shooting was really kind of spread out but one thing we're trying to do now is work with other organizations within our community that are already doing some of this kind of work to work parallel with them to make a difference for gun buyers convention. There's so many different parts to this puzzle that when you you know, when you link it all together you like to think you're making a difference that when you see the numbers go up again kind of wonder what what time Do this. Well, I think in on the activism and what I what I think is so interesting about your group is that even before you're really a formal group, you know, even before your formula Cleveland remembers and you're doing all this work that you do now with so many survivors and in former teachers at the Cleveland school end up really fighting for gun violence prevention legislation, and I'm wondering maybe if you could talk a little bit about the local and federal assault weapons ban that you all help pass. Yeah, and it's because of the mass casualties are going to happen with an assault weapon or any military style weapon or or ammunition that allows something like this to happen. And so we had there was a teacher at our school who actually went and testified in Washington DC when there was conversation about having the way the federal assault weapons ban that Dianne Feinstein fostered through there. There was a local ban that still exists here in California, but it took a lot of a lot of work and a lot of hearings and I think it was a pretty cool. Was the vote was pretty close as far as passing the assault weapons ban the federal ban and then at sunset in 2004 and we haven't been able to get it back again in that we're working on it but the world on that assault weapons ban, I think the publicity that went with it brought a lot of attention to the issue and at the same time that it was supporting the need for this van the NRA was coming out to work against it as much as they could and they lost that time but since 2004 when the bill Sunset that they'd been able to make sure that another assault weapons ban hasn't been passed. And so we need to you need to work on that. It was it was interesting because then I don't think any of us before that had paid attention to things that happened in our lives being somehow connected to some kind of legislation because it was so long and so important for us. I think we learned then that you push hard enough and speak out loudly enough. Maybe it'll make a difference and and so we did learn that sometimes you need well-defined job. Has to identify an issue and try to make sure that what prompted it doesn't happen again because they will say the young for for listeners who who are unfamiliar with this the lady who did the shooting had had numerous arrests and what not and did not have very clear documentation, you know, he was found with a bunch of false papers and things like that, but he was able to walk into a store walk out with a with an assault weapon the same the same day in the same interaction. So there were a lot of things I highly recommend all Lincoln article that was done that sort of I think is a lot of good background what we talked about today, but that is a gun that she never been should have been sold to that. I agree. Yeah, and because there we didn't have well he did. I think he had to wait what fifteen days for one of his whole life guns or something like that? Yes, but not for what he used in the how to use what he used and you know, we still I know Nevada passed a bill but then dead You know, you go to Arizona or other nearby States and and go to Adventureland purchase any of these and then there's the issue of of Ghost dents and things like that and that that's for another discussion to be one of the things I find really interesting hearing your story at the school and then also your experience as an activist in a time when we still see school shootings is in recent years. So many of these shootings in that becoming like a one-word sort of signifier of the need to do something so Parkland Columbine then cook and I'm wondering if you could talk a little bit about why I'm Evelyn or you know Stockton and its Legacy have been somewhat left out of that conversation and has in many ways been forgotten despite the fact that there were young children who were shot and killed after school, I think because it was the first major shooting of modern times. I mean the first incident of of a school This way back in the 17000 s and they have happened we run the news for a while because because of the mashed cat Mass casualties and then it was a a few years until another shooting happened and it's like those are clumped together. I'm not really sure why Cleveland is kind of Forgotten except is it that we only lost five children? Is there a dog in front of that? And when you think about you can't put an an only with a number because these are these are our children. They were their parents children. They were a part of our community so long, you know every single one of them should still be remembered and it's it's something we think about every time that there is a list but it doesn't it doesn't really come up and I don't know why that's the case wage. But if you talk to us or if you talked to anybody else we've found that for example on our Facebook page as the post have been updated. We've had people comment on some of the poems. Because everybody who was here at that time remembers where they were and how they were impacted and it's something like this touches people for the rest of their lives. I don't know. We thought we wish that our kids were still part of the story, but they're definitely part of that long awful line of the mass shootings us. So I guess my point in telling you that is every time a child is filled at home school that that should be a part of the story and because we know that stories motivate people they move people to act I saw the look on Senator Joe manchin his face when summer Sandy Hook parents who walking in and talking to him about what had happened and wanted him to support a background check bill, you know, so people are really moved by that and our own Congressman when we were part of what the Brady meetings in Washington DC when we had a a Lobby day and we went into Congressman mcmurray's office and Judy put forward on his table with the pictures of our students. And he he had known what had happened. But he was We were supposed to get fifteen minutes of his time and he ended up talking to us for probably an hour, you know, so so it's I don't want to say that they need to use these children, but I think we do, you know, if they were killed in an incident like this then.
"brady" Discussed on Red, Blue, and Brady
"Everybody. Welcome back to red blue and Brady as always. I am your host JJ and of course, I'm joined by my co-host The Fabulous Kelly Samsung now today, we're talking about something really heartbreaking before there was Parkland or even Columbine there was the Cleveland Elementary School, but for many the name of the Stockton, California song Is is unfamiliar on January seventeenth? Nineteen eighty-nine a former student opened fire on the playground of Cleveland Elementary School within just 3 minutes, the gunman fired a hundred and six rounds from his recently purchased a 47 killing five students and injuring another thirty one. The youngest student victim was six the oldest Hein one teacher was also injured while trying to get students to safety mode while it was not the first school shooting in America. It was sadly one of the first to be featured during the twenty-four hour news cycle bringing the tragedy at Stockton into the living rooms of millions of horrified Americans both of those who died and and most of those wounded were Cambodian and Vietnamese immigrants who had arrived in the US as Asylum Seekers or refugees following the murders many wondered how a man with multiple legal effects says for things like selling weapons attempted robbery and drug possession could purchase an AK-47 and if his crimes were racially motivated outcry and activism after the shooting also home. Leads the passing of assault weapons laws state and federal level today Kelly and I are joined by Julie short a founding member of Cleveland remembers and Brady California chapter member and a former teachers Cleveland Elementary School. Julie was there that day and shares with us her memories of what happened the students that were lost and what drives her to still be engaged in gun violence prevention work to this day off Julie on behalf of Kelly and I want to welcome you. Do you want to go ahead and introduce yourself to our audience? Yes. I am Julie short. I live in Stockton California in the Central Valley and not I am a member of Cleveland School remembers Brady, which is a local Grassroots gun violence prevention organization. And thank you so much truly for for coming on. I think the first question we have to ask is often the hardest question that we have to ask folks who come on particularly when we're talking to survivors is you know, can you detail what I'm sure was one of the hardest days of your life. Can you tell us what happened that day? At Stockton Elementary School, what what happened that January 17th as a member of a close-knit group now because all the other members of Creedence do with members have become my my best friends my closest friends here and although we experience the same thing. We experienced it differently all of us. And so I I certainly respect that the shooting incident happened at Cleveland medicine here in Stockton on January 17th, as you said thirty-two years ago in nineteen eighty-nine and it was a cold crisp clear day and it was on a Tuesday. So we had just had a three-day weekend and it was during the lunch Recess Recess at the time. I was teaching second grade is my third year teaching and so my students were off recess all the first and third graders with their lunch recess the kindergarten children were up in the cafeteria eating and it started for me when I heard what I thought were firecrackers, which is kind of an odd. In January, but that loud sort of piercing but instantaneous sound you just associate with what you know, my classroom had one door to the outside and the other door faced off in it wasn't exactly a pod but we all kind of faced into a room. Where are reading specialist had her her table and I was right next to the kindergarten area and we shared a table near a telephone that was on the wall and my friends who Rosman who was teaching kindergarten at the time came around the corner and I was in the classroom with one of my students who is my monitor to stay in because she had a cold so I kept her inside with me and then sue Rosman came up and then she she ducked down behind the table. That was near the telephone just outside my classroom. Thought she said, oh my God, they're killing our kids and she had realized that what she had heard was gunfire because some of the gunshots were coming through the walls into her kindergarten classroom. So all the children from birth To build a riser on the playground or or at lunch and it was and it was then that I realized that something really different and anomalous had happened and it kind of and I think shock and transfer me to a different place because what I did was I grabbed the hand of my student Chandra who is 8 years old at the time and I just kind of stood there and I headed toward the door for the outside because I thought if she was going to come into the classroom into our building and then I thought wait I can't believe my other kids and I'm not sure exactly what the thought process was. But I took her over to the outside door and then holding her hand. I came back to the entryway into the pot and they went back to the door again. It was like I couldn't decide what to do now and you had an aide to write it wasn't just just you in the classroom to back up a little bit. My my bilingual aide savour killed had moved here as a refugee from Cambodia and when she skate Cambodia, she had to escape going through the Killing Fields trying to get to the refugee camps in Thailand dead. And she and her family had to travel through the jungle and she had a six month old baby at the time. She was traveling with her her family and she had to stay about a mile behind the rest of them because she had a baby and if the baby cried he could have brought the attention of the Khmer Rouge to them would have killed all them so she been through some horrible trauma already and she came back into the classroom just before the accident started coming coming back in and are you familiar with those little coat closets they have in classrooms where teachers can hang a person a coat? Yeah and things like that, you know, it's maybe five feet tall and about one foot square and she got into that closet and she pulled the door closed in front of her and I can remember seeing her her beautiful fingers in her fingernails holding the door closed because I thought she knew what it was even before I did. She knew what the sound of shooting was like, but then after the students came in, you know, she was you know, she was helping the students to get seated and so since the playground was bright outside dog. Your classrooms in the students and start coming back in after the shooting had ended or a student started coming into the building and it was absolutely silent after however long it took less than five minutes of the gunshots. It was absolutely silent and I didn't know until later what had happened but my my children started filing quietly into the classroom, which they need to do and went back into the the normal practice we had which was to sit down on the rug in front of my chair because I would always read to them when they came in but this is this is really a different circumstance Adrian Eglin who's a really good friend of mine stadiums a kindergarten teacher at the time and she actually was close to the door to the outside of the playground and she asked she had to do some triage with some students to decide, you know, can we move this student inside? So the students stay here. Can we help the student at all? And she did that because she slipped into that role having been in the Army for two years as an officer wage. Is part of her training and then my when my students came in and sat down I had an idea of what happened because one of my students from everybody come in and one of my students said came in and said Ur phone is dead and who knows one of my students and and I distinctly remember saying oh you don't know that and I don't I don't know what I was thinking about what happened. I couldn't even imagine it like all I can think about where the children in front of me. And then I sat there and read to the students and I I was reading.
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"Those need to be the priorities that we have and we as an organization along with CSG and a whole host of others in the movement need to make sure we don't take no for an answer in this Congress to the actual enactment of this agenda and executive action is a good enough. We want to ensure that Congress takes action and Bravo dog. We have rev Warnock and Jon ossoff as two senators joining the US Senate that gives us not a perfect opportunity because we still have the filibuster off and that needs to go to but we have an opportunity to make real change that we wouldn't have before with leader Schumer who needs to make sure that these bills actually come to the floor for a job. JJ I'm sure you need to get us going at some point but I'll just add on that public health approach Chris I know you know this is believe this as well but we need to bring Suicide Prevention to the Forefront as well like that's part of the month old model we've talked a lot about different things but I want to make sure that we bring that to the Forefront and I'm just you know there's public health model that Chris mentioned is something that we've embraced Dave Brady's embraced and it's something that should get great results because we're looking at gun violence and all of us forms and to go back to what a lot of the people are saying in the chat is like how can I get involved like what can I do to help in one thing you can do is you can donate to groups like gradient to know if you can donate to our lobbying Collective and we had lobbyists especially Virginia who had to stay overnight and high-wage does the order to express their opinion to legislators the next day we have the most resilient and courageous lobbyists who don't like when people No to us and we've had great successes over the past few years of us being able to push the ball forward on a lot of these things but donations and being able to fund trips to the hospital fund people who might not typically have access to our legislators and give them an opportunity to tell their stories of surviving gun violence and gun violence in their neighborhood is a huge thing in tackling that issue. So yeah, I think we're wrapping up an SL. I'll pass it over to JJ see this song. This is the danger of it being a week after an attempted like a week of an attempted coup in in after a year of a pandemic is that part of me is just like time is a contract we can just sit here and talk all night, but I understand people have lives. So unfortunately a much longer conversation, I think needs to happen down the road, but I like all of you so maybe we can meet up again and and have a second one. I think what would be wonderful dog? And on a lot of folks have asked me fantastic questions about I think sort of specific actions. So for example, you know, how can you keep guns out of your local legislator? And so I think the best way to answer those specific questions or four folks continue sending in questions that I think this podcast raised is I think that you know, you should seek out it's even if the.
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"I do like Josh M A Virginia and I was participating in various of the public fora along with a lot of other people on both sides around Virginia's potential action following the horrific shooting in Virginia Beach. I was standing sort of on the field flanking the capital am talking to some other people and one of the team actually Christian Jaime who worked at C S TV and is it Brady has been involved in the movement for a long time came over to me and said I want you to move you need to move away from where you are and I looked over and there were two men standing next to me with AR-15s. And the minute I saw it. I felt like I was going to vomit and they looked very hostile and it was terrifying to me and let's face it for a lot of us who were involved in the gun violence prevention movement. I personally have not experienced gun violence in my life. It is sad to me that we have so many people in our country who either have been victims of gun violence or have lost people who they're very close to family members to gun violence who are having to advocate in this environment and I think Wednesday members of Capitol Hill regardless of the party affiliation the terror that you see on their faces isn't because they were afraid that they would get beaten up. They were afraid that people had concealed guns and breached the capital and knock on through the magnetometers and they were afraid for their lives. This is America off. And it doesn't have to be this way. And I think everyone needs to put themselves in that situation and understand what's really at stake for people to come out and exercise their first amendment rights to say things and fully participate in our society and it should not be that someone second amendment rights in any way Trump those thoughts and that's the balance that truly has been lost that we need to reinvigorate and and now back into our public discourse and use this opportunity to act meaningfully reform our gun violence laws across this nation.
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"We haven't taken it seriously and but the president realizes this is private Army and he put the pieces together and that's why we saw that this crisis I'll echo of Josh's comments obviously and to someone who worked on Capitol Hill for 7 years. I'm very familiar with the building with the sense of security you have within the capital because I am Order to gain entrance there magnetometers and it is gun-free zone. It's intended to be and so I can only imagine I thought watching as I did Donald Trump jr. Speech followed by the president's speech to this group and we'd been following this as as anyone at Team Brady knows to know how much chatter was going back and forth among those planning to attend the rally for potentially violent actions. And if you looked at the final count just what I see so far as of 4 p.m. On Wednesday afternoon there about a hundred thirty thousand different folks who had seen or responded to commentary around potential violence leading to the the March over to the capital and so I'm just incredulous as someone who used to work on the hill and understands how things are supposed to work and home. Much effort is typically put into protecting our nation's capital our lawmakers that there was not more of an effort made here. And I do think we we see notable examples of officers who really did put their lives on the line and I want to note that one of them has tragically lost his life and it fills me with despair as an American that he lost his life at the hands not of terrorists from somewhere else of domestic terrorists inspired by the president of the United States and that's in stark contrast. And sorry. It just makes me so angry as an American. Although we shouldn't be surprised as Josh well knows and as you said has predicted all of this is culminating from hate-filled rhetoric and a an increasing sense in this country fueled by the NRA. That the way to solve disputes is to arm ourselves and that's identified with a perverted notion of what the Second Amendment stands for office space it the way that Trump has been talking about and lying about a stolen election and that individuals basically have to go tell Congress to do the right thing here..
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"That question less. Oh we can take a new media wing twenty minutes. But it's it's creating that time. I think that is so important to get us all all through this and also to have time where it's okay to talk about howard yelling so when my children were growing up i would say to. You could have two positives for one native statement because i always great that fleet just have negatives that becomes complainers. Were weiner's so as always too hazardous for my negatives and make it into a joke. Humor tipping in in a now. It's time to be creative. Quick that i have to say this if you don't mind that's where i desperately asked us all to be mindful of how much time mar on our screens. And what are we actually doing when we're on our screens. It's just a lot is bad. And i think we have to remember. Is that there are some basic things. We can do terms of lockdowns that yeah might take a little effort to get educated and advocate near school district by parents cope board members. Just do a little more reach out on here to help you know college royal. Make sure it's under ten minutes. All those different things sped you can do in to go through the list. But they're make sure there's more funding goes for teacher training to talk about the emotion on mental health of our children. It's it's silly to think that this isn't traumatic and it's silly to think that we just have to keep doing the lockdown drills the way we were because the If you're a year ago the the who is broken it was silly who is making these decisions. What i found were their word. The people like me from the mental health perspective didn't come up with the protocol that millions of american children go through so now your year later. This is my call to action. We can't pretend that it's not. It's not okay. We're bearing witness to it and we can do something about it. You know if if folks came to your right now or came to your website. And we're like dr kis lyn helped me. What is what is the one thing that i need to be discussing with my family discussing with my school district discussing with the local lawmakers that are involved in setting these policies. You know about about these drills What what would it be a wine thin. That's hard for me. It could be multiple things at be multiple transparency. Tau conversation on happen open community conversation about. Why are we doing the drills right now. Where's the wiggle room because for example on new jersey new jersey people. Some school district still believe that. Have actually jude physical lockdown drill with the but like the example. It's okay a lot actually around that you can just had a discussion about the lockdown jail. You don't have to have the children middle. Have covid hiding smushed in a closet. So that's where transparency open Conversations energy focus on educating parents. Because it's rare that i'll get pushback from parents ones. I take them through the journey like we just went through today. knowledge is power. Oh i didn't know that. Or even the ones who like my kids not bothered by august follow-up emails. Hey my kids said. They're not father but their friend cries during the lockdown drill exactly one is this transparency communication and. Don't be afraid to ask for help there. Every community has wonderful resources right now. A lot of people just don't know how to ask whether it be people within school counselors. Religious organizations services really are resources out there. It's it's always better to ask for help. There's also box things. And i don't know if i even put the last thing. I did on the website. But i've done workshops for the national association of social workers on this topic. People come more. I recently did a workshop for new jersey. School board association. Rethinking lockdown drills in kobe era. We thinking lockdown drills in cogan error. You can look bucket bad. Most obvious hot to your talk to the children in your lives using stories has always been my best tips if i even if your kids roll their eyes who cares. You're doing great role The better you're doing us yourself. Martin is also it takes courage to be that parent to show up to have those comfortable conversations. And i feel for you because you have so much harder than i did just in these last ten fifteen ten years sticking years because the amount of material out there is is so challenging. But that doesn't mean you can give up as our kids are coming on us. Well thank you so much for your time. Thank you great so much. You're a wonderful that you do this so important that parents educators feel empowered. We can do better for our kids. We have to do better for kids now. Podcast listeners can be in touch with us here at red blue and brady be a phone or text message simply text us at four eight zero seven four four three four five two with your thoughts questions concerns ideas whatever. Thanks for listening as always. Brady's life saving work in congress. The courts in communities across the country is made possible. Thanks to you for more information on brady or how to get involved in fight against gun violence. Please like subscribe to the podcast. Get in touch with sobriety. No you don work or on social upgrade buzz be brave and remember take action not seconds..
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"That is so important to make sure that we are unpacking those and making sure that you can make a difference and there's things that we can do with Brady's resources to make a difference in our communities on crime against work and that we're really doing it just to save lives and that we belong At these intersections are important and We Takin count for all of them in every aspect of our confidence work as well and less education aspect, right but that's deaf and brings up is just so important thing to work because frankly the supply-side approach is really not talked about that much, you know at the national level or or really so much even at the the state and local level. And I think there's a lot of reasons for that. Right? We can unpack those and later episodes or or some have been unpacked before right? There's not a lot of transparency about the sources of guns because of things like the T art Amendment which I really clamped down on data coming out from the ATF about the sources of crime guns. And as everyone else has said before is that this is a difficult and tough conversation to have because we're talking about in a sense proving a negative that that a supply-side approach will cut back on gun crime in particular communities, which we believe to be true. So, you know this education component of of educating communities about the supply side approach about the importance of the supply-side approach is such an important and critical first step to then be able to identify the problems in the sources of crime guns and ultimately reform them so that they that guns are not sold in a in a know legally responsible manner that leads to them being recovered in crime wage. And in this case the I mean it took years after but the The Man Who Sold it in this case he he did end up getting charged for selling it also incredibly rare. Yeah, that's a tragic story and you know, it sounds like from what you're describing it really egregious and and.
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"Everybody this is the legal disclaimer where I tell you the views thoughts opinions shared in this podcast blink slowly to our guests in house and not necessarily Brady or Brady's Affiliates. Please note this podcast contains descriptions of violence that some people may find disturbing. It's okay. We find it disturbing too long. Dead body welcome back to another episode of Red Bull and Brady today. I'm flying solo, but I am excited to be able to share Brady's combating crime guns initiative and some of the amazing work the crime guns team does but first, of course, you know, we need to unpack what a crime gun is and what this work is about in the first place now to do so, I'm joined by a fantastic group of people. We've got Josh Scharf Eric Rice on a on a stickman and Steve Lindley all of the Brady combating crime guns team and stuff in Abraham's of Team enough together were all talking about what everyone needs to know about crime guns. What a supply-side truck and gun violence has and why gun dealers need to be involved in the conversation then an unbelievable blood segment. I'm explaining why you should never sleep with a gun finally in our news wrap up birth. I'm covering CDC funding and a Baltimore artist who paints portraits of those lost again violence and I'm.
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"I'm interested to learn more and one of the places where I wanted to ask you guys about is there's this myth that we see that quote unquote violent video games cost gun violence and it down, Doubt sometimes after you'll see some of these public mass shootings. And so number one. I was just wondering you know, why do you think people especially lawmakers in media sees on that narrative and they you know, it's interesting that video games and other forms of media have been used as a scapegoat. When as you said video games are so diverse. There's so many different types of them. And then is it even true? Oh, I want to jump on this one. That's an easy one. You just said, you said the magic word scapegoat. It's like hey, this isn't really what's going on. This is just something that we can use to focus away from the actual conversation, which is you know, the availability and wage laws pertaining guns in this country and America's love affair with guns. That's a pretty easy one. I mean it's and that doesn't work. It's literally you can almost feel like the NRA marketing people just spinning a giant wheel over there. All right. What are we going to blame it on this time? All right. It's violent video games. It's like all right. Now on the other side of that fence. I have definitely had that feeling a couple of times like off. Remember once upon a time. I got really hardcore into this game called Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, which is an Amazing Race game where you are playing as a racer and you're being chased by the police took this high-speed high-intensity racing game and I'm not much of a racer guy. But I remember leaving the house getting in my car and having this feeling like I really want to stomp on the gas right now. It's like no wait. It was like it was a brief half second. Like I'm totally just going to go for it and it's like no no no, no, no calm down. Now I can see why some people get into that like maybe but again wage in the context of legislative individuals trying, you know, trying to blame violent video games for much of anything. It's just like it's it's the Dungeons and Dragons Panic of the 80s. It's the rock and roll panic and 60s. It's it's different. It's new. It's dangerous. We have to contain it. And that's all it is. Yeah. I couldn't agree more with like with all of that. I mean, I think even your Need for Speed example is is pig. Fake because it's kind of intellectually lazy of people to be like this is you know, there's it's violence and you can shoot guns. So people are going to shoot more guns because on the surface level that makes sense like oh, yeah, I could see that happens, but then I mean there's been tons of studies done and you actually look is there any causal relationship behind it? And it just doesn't hold water. So it's an easy one to repeat and I think for a lot of lawmakers again just deflecting away from the the harder issues and the things that that's really their job to pay attention to it's easy to deflect to do something like video games and historically you don't lose votes. If you blame video games as opposed to, you know, blaming gun manufacturers or gun laws or whatever. It may be it's so much less risk for them. And and for me that was one of the important reasons of doing the campaign is to try and kind of rally The Gaming Community to understand And that they are being used as scapegoats and that like hopefully it does start costing them votes because then it gets harder for a lawmakers to Pivot to that excuse because then there's repercussions for them because that's really what they understand more than anything else is is the power of the people there like to vote and and and make their voice
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"All right by having you two gentlemen introduce yourselves. Sure. My name is TJ Arch. I am a creative director at a advertising agency called Juniper Park tbwa. We're a global advertising agency based in Toronto and I lead a some creative teams there and you know, we we kind of harness the power of of narrative often and and so we've had the opportunity to speak with Brady on a league of legislators Campaign, which was like a great a great thrill because we do a lot of work with all sorts of Industries, but there's nothing better than when we get to work on wage. And causes and things that we believe in though. It's been a really a pleasure to work with Grady. All right. My name is Steven. Machuca. I run military charity Stack Up. Org. We're a charity that supports you took us and Allied veterans through gaming and geek culture. We send video game care packages two units deployed to combat zones folks recovering a military hospitals and individuals that are just struggling way back home. We have a 24/7 Suicide Prevention Hotline through a gaming chat client called Discord that's available for veterans primarily, but I'm a team of volunteers that are there any our the day at night to help out where where they can as far as that goes. So those are our two main programs right now, and we've got a couple other ones as well like volunteerism and Palm Terrace L programme, which is where we fly disabled the deserving veterans to various gaming events or conventions. Like Comic-Con game Studio tours, things like that, but obviously all that's been on hold. Thanks to God. the magic of covid-19 Very official badge. So I'm hoping you did you get a media badge the matter now sure now that you're on the list. I mean when they you know, cuz they're saying hey they're looking to do PAX East in June ish next year, which is exciting. It's nice to be in be nice to be in Boston in the summer for a change issue February. Yeah. Well fingers crossed on that that we can we can all see each other person then. Yes, ma'am. Well and then I think we can just jump right in and this is going to be a weird question probably for all of you and as Kelly and I were talking earlier from folks who grew up with like Super Mario Brothers, maybe a little weird but why why video games as a is a job focus in in what both of you do so both in sort of doing these like direct Veterans Services and then I'm doing the sort of narrative Outreach to sort of change outlooks on how folks can interact with the lawmakers and their country like why video games. Is that ankle? Why not crochet birth? Dance, you know why why video games why the interest so gaming has been a huge part of my life growing up like I mean it was one of the one of my first memories is my dad taking me to Arcade Putt-Putt course back in my hometown and it was just ever since I could hold the controller in my hand. I was Off to the Races and that's always been the through line of my life. And so why would it be any different when I went into the military or deployed overseas? It was all about gaining when I went over there is like a thing to do to keep me from going crazy.
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"Well. Thank you all for joining. I am really excited to talk to each of you because this conversation is really important especially as we move into the holidays and to start JJ often talks about how one of the things we do is often sort of a school house rock just defining our terms and sort of getting on the same page. So to that and I was wondering if we could talk about what suicide is it's mainly what is something that every American should know about that's quite a question. Yeah, right. Well, it's interesting. I I found myself sort of stunned by the question frankly because it's such a question. Yeah. It's such a huge sort of waited question. But I guess I would say first and foremost suicides an epidemic. I mean, I think it's a massive public health problem in our country and log Those of us that care greatly about veterans and about the military connected Community. It is a major and and really important problem in in those communities and one that people smartest people in the world have been trying to figure this out for a while and I think we're finally starting with all these conversations coming together. I think we're finally starting to potentially knock on some wood here. We're potentially maybe getting to this point where we're going to be able to crack this a little bit. I'm feeling thoughtful about it about about our ability to potentially make make a dent in that sat at last and in my comments are really a follow-on to this, you know, my my answer to talk to Americans need to know about suicide is how complex it is that it is massively complex and we haven't figured it out, which is essentially what Heidi just said and I agree. There's there's reason Hope we're really bad at predicting it right we could we can list off 12 or 16 warning signs. And then we can acknowledge that there are hundreds and thousands and innumerable warning signs that there's no definitive list. There are a lot of warning signs and none of them accurately predict who will die by Suicide. So that's one piece that that needs to be said, it's really complicated and we haven't fully figured it out yet. The other thing that needs to be said is we are getting closer to how to knowing how to treat it that we do know that we do have methods that prevent suicide that treat suicide and that's that's just as important as figuring out how to predict it right? I mean, even if we can't predict it we can prevent it. I mean both of those things actually can go together and one of the ways that song We know we can prevent it is through I mean, I'm kind of jumping to the chase here, but you know, lethal means safety and how to store Firearms is a reliable valid way to prevent suicide so I don't need to mean to blow past these other important more general questions, but that's a really important thing that I think we need to say up front. I don't know that we saved up front all the time. One thing. I think a lot of people don't know is that if you do limit access to a a method that someone was planning to use them and does not go on to find a different way. This is I think I teach this when I teach it and I I am baffled by the number of people in my audience have no idea about that. I think that is a that is a math out there that people will find a way if this is where they are and that's just the literature just doesn't back that up. So yeah, just just kind of reinforcing what Ted just said Thursday. To take a related but a little bit similarly different track. I think something that's often a misnomer is that suicide isn't a individual problem or a just a mental problem or just a clinical problem either? I think we need to this goes I think to some of what he was talking about it being an epidemic in a Public Health crisis and that way that it is a it's an American problem and it needs American Solutions in that in terms of like it's a public problem that needs public Solutions and both in the fact that suicide doesn't just impact the individual who has taken their life it you know, I think readers shows that for every every time an individual takes their life. It's your there are a hundred plus people who are directly impacted by wage loss of that individual and I think when we were talking about some communities in particular that makes it even more of a, you know, bigger bigger ripple effect of communities like the military Community, for example It's so important what you just said because another myth is that suicide is just about depression and therefore the domain of psychologists or the mental health field, but we know that that's not true. There are different studies and research and populations and etc. Etc. And anywhere between 50 and 90% We don't need to get into a specific statistic other than to say about half of at least about half of the people that died by Suicide do not have a diagnosable mental illness, which means it's about something besides mental illness suicide remains a problem. It doesn't mean that mental health professionals can't help those people also, but we have to look elsewhere besides just professional Mental Health Providers to solve this problem. It's a much bigger problem than I mean we know this that if you treat if you just give people treatment for depression, we don't address the issue. Problem of suicide the suicide numbers don't go down. So we have to look at other ways to address the problem of
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"Exact thoughts and opinions should on this podcast belong solely to our guests and hosts and not necessarily Brady or Brady's Affiliates. Please note this podcast contains discussions of violence that some people may find disturbing. It's okay, you find it disturbing thoughts off. Hey everybody, welcome back to red blue and Brady today Kelly and I are joined by three grade experts who also happen to be great friends. Dr. Kyle and Hunter took a Heidi craft. And dr. Ted Bedard were talking about how to handle tough topics like the heightened risk of suicide that may come with people being physically isolated increased gun sales research has shown that having access to a firearm trip home. No one's risk of death by Suicide. And so we're discussing everything from how to reach out to people that we love two ways to store Firearms safely then and are unbelievable. But segment Kelly and I talked about guns hidden in discount bins finally in our news rep. I cover everything from the tragic murder of John Lennon 40 years ago to the tragic murder of a one-year-old and DC just this weekend..
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"That's what happens to public figures that you have people who try to harm you and so i think we start to see this this very violent shift involving involving public figures in firearms and so i to make them this sort of ramble into a two part question chris. I'm i'm wondering what it's like for you to sit in go and then just a few months after we have this public outcry we then see jim brady shot and when he does pass his death is ruled a homicide from that Initial shooting and then on of your end michael. You know what. What do you think if. I don't want to ask you to speak for john lennon because that's an incredibly unkind thing to do anybody. But what do you think you know. Even sort of his reflection might have been based on just a lot of the writing that he did so really unfair questions to both of you. I know but i have a microphone. So i feel like i have power in forty years. Obviously all of us remember who were alive which means that some of on this program are excluded where we were at. The seminal history. I remember like michael exactly wrong. When i learned that john lennon shot and i remember exactly why i learned that ronald reagan angiography and others whose names are often. Okay we're author shot and those kinds of summation resonate in public consciousness here. erica globally. We have people on the you remember where they were in italy. Learn and all kinds of places because we haven't uniquely american epidemic and it persists today. The only thing that i can say about that. I hope get some people hope about wearing tom. And the commitment of many pack suffered the worst. And not gonna inspired me is that we have eagle among us in this movement. Who suffered grievous injury. Her riddick loss of people they love and they will never get them back but just like sarah every day and they try to make it to the german. They're currently. I'm elected individual. Who committed their. Why give the enactment of a law benefit people they never met and i think when you look at the call the gun mile like so many other while like many other causes out there there is no one as a dealer solution is solution. It's a multiple pronged. The lucia the fact that the public health and it needs to be treated the same way when we have carpet holiday right and people were dying. We didn't look to say well. It will work or is it airbag or not wearing as rail on the highway or make people wake crossing lane. They yeah let's do all of those because the point did we want to say as many lives as possible and a thing is true. Here we accomplish right thing. We still have a real problem. There's no doubt that he helped at the federal and with your mind in offense are really where better position on a number of things including and they different but we everyone's you a fair and he leaders in steakhouses. Thank you senator road for what you've done to really push us because a huge amount of work will happen in a state and is happening in the early nineteen were about here that revenue humna working those in last two years that pretty amazing and in a number of state where we had republican wanted and republican governor. Hope for the future of florida's one of those states chris and nationally if we can get a law to provide federal grant money to the states to encourage incentivized passing this law and give them some resources to promote it. The way carl spoke about it. They don't have the money in hawaii..
"brady" Discussed on Red, Blue, and Brady
"I was wondering if you wouldn't mind talking a little bit about your book which is entitled guns and suicide an american epidemic and wondering why you defined it as an epidemic and why that public health frame as necessary. Yeah sure and that's a word. I chose really carefully and also thank you for the kind words. I really appreciate that Epidemic is a word that i think a lot of may be pushed pushed back on for a number of reasons when you talk about social media guidelines talking about suicide one of the things people will will mention his it. You don't wanna sensationalize things you don't want to create the headline. And just to get people revved up without a sense of a solution and mindful that but like you said suicide is something need to talk about. We need to handle it head on. And so i also didn't want to beat around the bush. And so what i was looking for was a word that highlighted the scope of an issue. That people quite. Frankly just don't realize is such a big issue right and so you have to use a big enough to get their attention. And i also think that people think about apodaca especially in in a pandemic moment brand right now as as a really scary term but just like the marin right now is is scary it also comes with an end right like people were conspiring hard to come up with vaccine to get us on the other side of this right like epidemics caused a lot of harm and a lot of tragedy. But they're also things you can solve if you're willing to figure out how to do it right. And so. I looked epidemic as an appropriately strong term to says it say this is causing untold harm in our country and we can probably solve it but not if we keep on the same path. We've been on. I think the using framing epidemic too. I think goes back to what you mentioned earlier with idea of firearms culture and firearms culture and people's comfortableness with firearms in type of firearms. They're comfortable with. I think that's so different across the us. And i think we have a lot of international listeners. And i think that's something that it's sometimes hard to explain that the us is huge and it is very different. Regionally and folks relationship with firearms are different but everyone interacts with nepotistic. Everyone interacts with public health. Although cova has shown us that that itself is very regional and in very different. So i i think it's important to flag to sorta pellets universalize. Is that experience. I wonder if a there's a few times i'm going to do this to you. And i hate to ask you to to speak for all americans. But why do you think that americans in general don't now or or appear. You'll very uncomfortable talking about suicide especially firearm suicide. When we know that the majority of gun deaths are suicides and we know that the majority of suicide deaths are gun. Deaths you know. Why is there this strange separation happening from reality. So i don't think there's one answer i think there's a few things that sorta stand out e. n. The obvious one would be things like stigma right to. There are a lot of sort of cultural norms around talking about feelings and and demonstrating what someone might think of as weakness or inability to solve problems. Right you think of america very individualist society or culture is very much about pull yourself up by your bootstraps and find your way to a solution. And the way i think people think about suicide is that it's something that we people do. They call it the easy way out. Even though it's exceedingly difficult to do right and so no one wants to be identified as that and so i think there are a lot of cultural norms that that caused people to not seek help under report their thoughts of suicide and because of this that that impacts the conversation how people think about right so that's one aspect of it is that it's sort of this secret duty to stigma. I think the other part of it though. That is maybe less obvious. Most important i think particularly in terms of firearm suicide is is this idea of salience right at and so most people just feel like that's something that happens to someone else. Even though the great scientists like julie cyril shown how many of us are are considered lost survivors and who have been impacted by suicide. One way or another in still tends to be something. I think that people think about something happens to someone else. And so if you think about that from the firearm owners perspective right they understand. The accidents are problem. And so you want to make sure that you keep the fire out of reach of your child. Maybe in nets salient. But the idea that you should take firearm and stored out at home or make it more difficult to access well. That doesn't make sense. Because what salient to that individuals that somebody might break into their home in the middle night threatened. Them and their family sent to reach the firearm. And here i am telling them no lock it up. Sort unloaded in fact. Get it out of the home and that sounds like lunacy to them because suicide is something happens to someone else and so because i don't think we've done a very good job of helping folks connect with the idea. That suicide isn't a sign of weakness and it doesn't something that happens to some other person happens to everybody across all walks of life in fact if you close your eyes and picture out of person i bet what you picture as very little do a reality of day to day american suicide. We've done such a poor job getting that message across that people haven't connected with the idea that would motivate change and when motivate the conversation to map
"brady" Discussed on Red, Blue, and Brady
"And then the brady bill and the ban on us all weapons in the mid nineteen ninety s and so we have this evidence that is sort of lay out in detail in his book that when we pursue an enact change it matters and it doesn't just matter for handgun violence it sends a moral signal to the nation that the highest levels of leadership in this country are taking the issue violence seriously and that legislation in the late thirties in the mid nineties helps to reset norms for behavior. And so i. I just want people to understand how impactful it's going to be when we finally get this next major anti gun. Violence bill passed. But as you mentioned you know the nra just built up a political juggernaut from the sort of mid nineteen seventies when these sort of radical anti government right-wingers. Take over the nra until sandy hook. And you know for much of that time brady had gotten some big wins but it was basically brady brady alone and we now have all of these partners Working with brady. Everybody feels a little bit different lane. Everybody's sort of works together on big projects we've now been able to build a political infrastructure. That's justice powerful. Probably more powerful right now than the gun lobby is. And that's why we're starting to win in state legislatures were The precipice of winning at the congressional level but we just had to build up a big enough political movement that we could rival the gun lobby and we can talk more in depth about how we all did that. But we're we're at that point. I think now. I can't say that are than my friend chris just to answer that question really except to say that i think what happens in the states is equally important because that builds momentum overtime as virginia. I feel this acutely because you couldn't have predicted five. Six seven years ago that we would have a general assembly elected. That is a gun. Violence prevention majority general assembly. And that you would have a governor having been elected in twenty seventeen that exit polls show in the commonwealth of virginia..