Ep. 124: Examining White Nationalist Domestic Terrorism in El Paso

In the wake of the two mass shootings in El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH, we examine the roles both white nationalism and unregulated guns played in these tragedies.

We talk first with Heidi Beirich. She is the director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that tracks hate groups in America. She joins us to talk about the ways in which we may have moved into a new phase of hate, that of white nationalist domestic terrorism. She says what Trump has legitimized and even encouraged is a part of America’s heritage that we have been trying for decades to move past.

We’re also joined by the CEO of the Alliance for Gun Responsibility, Renee Hopkins, to talk about the fight for sensible gun laws in America, and to highlight some of the some of the legislation that got passed in Olympia in 2019.

Links: 
Southern Poverty Law Center: www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate

Jay Inslee’s 10-point plan to address the rise of white nationalism: 
jayinslee.com/issues/combatting-white-nationalism

Alliance for Gun Responsibility: gunresponsibility.org/

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