Roll On: Guns, Liberty & Responsibility (+ Sen. Cory Booker)


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Welcome to another edition of ‘Roll On’, wherein Rich Roll and journalist & author Adam Skolnick riff on matters of interest across sports, culture, entertainment, and self-betterment.

Given the heartbreaking number of mass and school shootings this year—punctuated by the horrific events in Uvalde—today’s discussion centers on gun violence in America, culminating with a conversation with Senator Cory Booker, who joins via Zoom to help us understand why this problem is so intractable, and what we can do about it.

Specific topics discussed in today’s episode include:

  • Kristian Blummenfelt’s stunning Sub7 Project performance;
  • the downfall of legendary UC Berkeley swimming coach Teri McKeever;
  • the release of Robbie Balenger’s movie The Colorado Crush: 63 Days of Endurance;
  • American gun culture, alarming statistics behind mass shootings, and the political barriers that make it difficult to enact stricter gun laws; and
  • Senator Cory Booker’s take on what’s needed to change firearm legislation.

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