Seventy-one percent of Americans say mass shootings are a “significant source of stress,” according to a new poll from the American Psychological Association. Robyn Thomas, Executive Director of Giffords Law Center,and Peter Ambler, Executive Director of Giffords,join host Krys Boyd to talk about strategies for decreasing gun violence while balancing gun owners’ 2nd Amendment rights.
Robyn has served as executive director of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (formerly the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence) since 2006. Under her leadership, the Giffords Law Center has experienced a dramatic increase in the scope of its work—today, the attorneys at the Giffords Law Center represent the foremost experts in American gun policy in the nation.Her role is to advance the Giffords Law Center’s mission to bring smart gun laws and creative solutions to the nation's gun violence epidemic in every state. She oversees the development of state and local gun policy, and has testified at numerous public hearings in support of such laws. Robyn is also an expert on the Second Amendment and supervises the Giffords Law Center’s tracking and analysis of all Second Amendment litigation nationwide. She launched the Giffords Law Center's Impact Litigation Project, Urban Gun Violence Initiative and a number of other ground-breaking projects. Additionally, she authors op-eds and serves as a media spokesperson for the organization.
Robyn Thomas, Executive Director of the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence talks about gun control history in the United States, the 101 California shooting in San Francisco, and how California has been able to reduce gun violence through statewide legislation.