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"The right to keep and bear arms" is considered a core American principle to some and a masterpiece of misinterpretation to others. View all of KALW's coverage of guns in our society. 

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California has some of the strictest gun regulations in the country — and a booming gun industry. More than 1 million firearms were purchased in the state in in 2016, or roughly one gun for every 30 residents.


On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the student led March for Our Lives rallies around the globe. How is this youth movement changing media coverage of gun control and the NRA?

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll speak with young people about what’s next in their fight against gun violence.

The March For Our Lives rallies brought hundreds of thousands of people to the streets to demand gun control and resources to prevent gun violence. From Washington DC to Los Angeles, gun violence disproportionately affects low-income communities of color. Young people living in those communities don’t get the attention they deserve when they speak out against gun violence. Now that they have a platform, what's next?

  

On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with local youth about the changes they want to see.

City Visions: Will Marching Make a Difference?

Mar 20, 2018
Lorie Shoull

On March 26, 2018: From walking out of Bay Area classrooms to marching in Washington D.C., millions of young people are protesting gun violence. The world is watching as American students demand that their schools be safe. But how effective can they be when many aren't even old enough to vote? Will marching make a difference to politicians beholden to the NRA? Find out how teenage activists are driving the debate over gun control.

Guests:

CE-LAI FONG, student activist and speaker at the San Francisco March for Our Lives rally.

Students in San Francisco walk out of class to protest gun violence

Mar 15, 2018
Kyle Trefny / Special to KALW News

 

Hundreds of San Francisco high school students left morning classes to join a rally outside City Hall to demand more gun control laws and an end to school shootings.

 

 

 

People in passing buses applauded the students as they marched from City Hall through downtown streets. Many students raised fists to the air and stood in silence while the names of Parkland victims were read through a megaphone.

 

Student voices on school safety: Nicole O.

Mar 15, 2018

Student voices on school safety: Ana S.

Mar 15, 2018

Student voices on school safety: Cristofer L.

Mar 15, 2018

San Quentin Radio: Reflecting on safety in schools

Mar 14, 2018
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We train inmates at San Quentin to report stories from inside the prison. Our conversations often turn to current events, and a few weeks this included the recent Parkland school shooting and the ongoing debate around gun control.

The men had many thoughts to share on the topic; KALW's Greg Eskridge recorded their ideas about what would help keep kids safe in schools.

Adam Zeek

  

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss threats to schools since the Parkland, Florida shooting. How can we get to the heart of the problem and help kids in distress?

 

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With over 300 mass shootings so far this year, you'd think we'd be having a new conversation about guns and gun control. 

Your Call: How should journalists cover mass shootings?

Jun 15, 2017
ABC News

This week we’ll talk about the shootings at a practice for a Republican Congressional baseball team outside of DC. We'll also look at media coverage of mass shootings in general, including yesterday’s shooting at a UPS facility here in San Francisco.

Angela Hennessy's complete poem, as delivered on the You're Going To Die stage at the 2016 Re:Imagine|End of Life Festival.

Photo courtesy of Jessica Jin/cropped from original

Jessica Jin led the protests last fall over the new campus carry gun law at her alma mater, University of Texas at Austin. Her weapon of choice?

California’s Proposition 63 is about gun and ammunition control. Most of the attention is focused on how Prop 63 requires a background check to buy ammunition and bans high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Your Call: Another day in the death of America

Oct 3, 2016

On the October 4th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with the Guardian columnist Gary Younge about his new book Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives.

Prop 63 takes aim at ammo sales

Sep 21, 2016
Photo by Lucy Kang

 

Boxes of ammunition are stacked on the shelves of Coyote Point Armory, a gun store in Burlingame. Owner John Parkin has been in business here for two years. On a Friday afternoon, a steady stream of customers comes in to look at handguns under the glass counters.

Your Call: Guns, Greed, and the NRA

Sep 20, 2016

On the September 21st edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the new documentary Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and The NRA.

Arming the LGBT community, one beginner shooter at a time

Aug 18, 2016
Marylee Williams

Note: We’ve changed one of the names in this story because it’s a sensitive subject.

Rex Johnson is sitting at a picnic table outside the San Jose Municipal Firing Range. He just finished a round of target practice shooting a rifle with a scope, and he’s pretty pleased with his accuracy.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Jun 29, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

944 Lost Guns // Mercury News

"Nine-hundred and forty-four guns. From Glocks, Sig Sauers and Remingtons to sniper and assault rifles… 

Daily news roundup for Thursday, June 23, 2016

Jun 23, 2016
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Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

 

House Democrats’ Gun-Control Sit-In Turns Into Chaotic Showdown With Republicans // New York Times

Your Call: Media coverage of the Orlando tragedy

Jun 17, 2016

On the June 18th edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the Orlando shootings.

Daily news roundup for Thursday, June 16, 2016

Jun 16, 2016
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Sandip Roy: Orlando

Jun 15, 2016
PBS

That most basic of human gestures of intimacy, a kiss, can still be deadly. 

Philosophy Talk asks about Gun Control

Mar 29, 2016

What kind of right is the right to bear arms, if it is a right at all? 

    

Daily News Roundup for Monday, February 22, 2016

Feb 22, 2016

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW News:

Troubled SF transit project puts public on hook to Goldman Sachs // SF Chronicle

The over-budget Transbay Transit Center is so stretched for cash that officials have been forced to take out a short-term loan from Goldman Sachs that puts the public on the hook for $37 million just in fees and other charges.

Daily news roundup for Monday, February 1, 2016

Feb 1, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Super Bowl 50’s crazy ticket prices drop slightly, but Niner fans still left out // Mercury News

Your Call: Working to reduce violence in the Bay Area

Jan 25, 2016
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On the January 25th edition of Your Call, we are going to be discussing these programs working to make a difference in the Bay Area to halt gun violence and provide victims of violence with resources to keep them from the revolving cycle of gang violence. 

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