In this episode, Professor of Economics Matthew Lang talks with a student from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about gun violence and gun control.
About Matthew Lang:
Professor Lang is an Associate Professor of Teaching at the University of California, Riverside. His research focuses on a variety of areas, including Applied Microeconomics, Mental Health, and Firearms sales.
Learn more about Matthew Lang via https://sites.google.com/site/matthewdlang18/home
“The relationship between firearm access and suicide is significantly stronger in the research than firearm access and homicide.”
- Matthew Lang on the topic of the role mental health plays in gun violence.
“COVID increased uncertainty...everyone was fearful and uncertain.”
- Matthew Lang on the topic of COVID and firearm sales.
“As much as we talk about firearms as a polarizing topic in policy...we think there's a massive partisan divide when it comes to firearms; I don't believe that. I don't think the overlap between gun rights and gun control is that far off. I think there's more overlap than media in general wants to admit.”
- Matthew Lang on the role media plays in the gun debate.
Matthew Lang (Professor of Economics)
Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador)
This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/
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