This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series.
Is America destined to always be a violent nation? This sweeping history by Chris Murphy, U.S. senator from Connecticut, explores the origins of our violent impulses, the roots of our obsession with firearms, and the mythologies that prevent us from confronting our national crisis in The Violence Inside Us.
Murphy tells the story of his profound personal transformation in the wake of the mass murder at Newtown, and his subsequent immersion in the complicated web of influences that drive American violence. He takes on the familiar arguments, obliterates the stale talking points, and charts the way to a fresh, less polarized conversation about violence and the weapons that enable it—a conversation we urgently need in order to transform the national dialogue and save lives.
Murphy will be in conversation with former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, the co-founder Giffords organization, which has led the national gun safety movement. Also joining the converstion is Peter Ambler, the co-founder and executive director of Giffords.
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