Igor Volsky: Building a Future With Fewer Guns

Former Thinking CAP co-host Igor Volsky joins the pod to discuss his debut book and his vision to reduce guns and gun violence in the United States.

If you’re a fan of this podcast, you probably recognize this week’s guest. Having just finished his debut book, Guns Down: How to Defeat the NRA and Build a Safer Future with Fewer Guns, Igor Volsky, former Thinking CAP co-host and current executive director of Guns Down America, joined the pod to discuss his new project and lay out his vision to reduce the number of guns in the United States by raising the standard of ownership. Volsky, a former journalist, breaks down the current state of the gun violence prevention movement; the National Rifle Association’s outsize influence on shaping the national debate; and why the movement to reduce guns and gun deaths is finally picking up momentum in all corners of the country.

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Daniella Gibbs Léger is the executive vice president for Communications and Strategy at the Center for American Progress. Ed Chung is the vice president for Criminal Justice Reform at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center. Kyle Epstein is the media relations manager at the Center. Chris Ford is the broadcast coordinator at the Center.

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Kyle Epstein

Manager, Media Relations

Ed Chung

Senior Fellow

Daniella Gibbs Léger

Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategy


Rachel Rosen

Senior Director, Broadcast Communications

Chris Ford

Broadcast Manager