#1139 In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting
Air Date: 10/13/2017 Today we look at the usual pattern of political and media theatre that occur after every major shooting incident and some of the facts that explain why we shouldn't continue in this pattern any longer Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Join the Best of the Left Social Network! Donate or become a Member to support the show! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/BestOfTheLeft Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: The usual pattern of how mass shootings are covered - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 10-6-17 Ch. 3: Song 1: Transmutation (ft. Spinningmerkaba) - Kara Square Ch. 4: Act 2: Mass shootings continue but what can we do about it? - @RingOfFireRadio - Air Date 10-6-17 Ch. 5: Song 2: Who We Are (ft. MissJudged and Fireproof Babies) - Hans Atom Ch. 6: Act 3: Gun nuts are aggressively childish - Ideas from CBC - Air Date 10-1-17 Ch. 7: Song 3: Planting Flags - K4 Ch. 8: Act 4: The evidence is in, gun control laws reduce gun deaths - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 10-2-17 Ch. 9: Song 4: Shift of Currents - Aeronaut Ch. 10: Act 5: "Mental Health Gun Databases" Are Very Racial - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 08-27-16 Ch. 11: Song 5: Paper Planes - Durden ft. Airtone (ft. Airtone) - DURDEN Ch. 12: Act 6: Beware carceral gun control laws - The Dig - Air Date 10-6-17 Ch. 13: Song 6: Blind Love Dub (ft. Kara Square (mindmapthat)) - Jeris Ch. 14: Act 7: Tell Congress: DON’T GUT OUR GUN LAWS via @Everytown - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 15: Song 7: These Times - The Pine Barrens Ch. 16: Act 8: Prayers Cannot Stop Guns - Intercepted - 10-4-2017 Ch. 17: Final comments on why I rarely tackle gun control on this show Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone (Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions) Activism: TAKE ACTION Tell Congress you oppose lifting restrictions on gun silencers and want the measure removed from the SHARE Act. Tell Congress that you oppose the concealed carry reciprocity bill. Take part in the Everytown postcards to Congress campaign and use the letter as a call script. Find an Everytown for Gun Safety action or meeting near you Sing up for Everytown action alerts via text EDUCATE YOURSELF S.446 - Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (Congress.gov) H.R.38 - Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (Congress.gov) H.R.3668 - SHARE Act of 2017 (see Sections 1502-1507) (Congress.gov) Everytown for Gun Safety - Concealed Carry Reciprocity (S. 446) Overriding State Public Safety Laws (Everytown.org) Mass Shooting Since Sandy Hook, in One Map (Vox) Gun violence in America, explained in 17 maps and charts (Vox) Republicans want to pass a gun bill that critics say will make mass shootings more deadly (Vox) Why a Congressional Ban on Bump Stocks Is Unlikely (The Atlantic) ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens (The Onion) NRA says 'nothing could have been done' to prevent Las Vegas shooting (Yahoo) Struggling Gun Industry Looks To Congress To Make Silencers The Next Big Thing (Huffington Post) How I Got Licensed to Carry a Concealed Gun in 32 States by Barely Trying (Mother Jones, 2013) Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Support the show via Patreon Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!