TV: “How to Reduce Gun Violence”

Watch a 1-hour interview about “How to Reduce Gun Violence” and/or read a thorough summary of what we said during the interview.  See the links below.

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s TV program for September 2016 examines a persistent problem that more and more Americans want to solve: the epidemic of gun violence. A huge majority of the public wants Congress and state legislators to take strong action, but politicians keep failing to act.  During this hour we will learn more about the problems and consider some solutions. Although many people feel stymied, this TV interview takes a “can-do” attitude so we can make progress.

Three guests will help us explore this topic. All three are connected with the Alliance for Gun Responsibility (, which works throughout the State of Washington to reduce gun violence.

• Margaret Heldring is a retired clinical psychologist. She understands the links between mental illness and gun violence and works to dispel any misunderstandings. Margaret founded – and serves as the cur-rent President of – the organization Grandmothers Against Gun Violence.

• Winona Hollins-Hauge is a clinical therapist who is very active with a variety of non-profit organizations working for social justice and diversity. She is the Chair of the University of Washington’s School of Public Health’s Community Advisory Board. She is also a leader within the Washington State Association of Black Health Professionals, and she is active with several organizations working to reduce gun violence.

• Bud Nicola is a medical doctor who also has a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration. He is a Fellow in the American College of Preventive Medicine. He has worked as a public health physician in a number of public health agencies.

To watch the interview, CLICK HERE.

To read a thorough summary of what we said during the interview, CLICK HERE.

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093