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.