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Take A Deep Breath. Don't Buy A Gun

People wait outside Martin B. Retting, Inc. guns store, Culver City (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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COVID-19 has transformed our way of life overnight. And understandably, people are scared about what that means for society going forward.

You may have see images like the one above — long lines of at gun shops around the region.

I was familar with the instinct from the reporting I did when I hosted a podcast called The Big One: Your Survival Guide and people asked me over and over again: Should I buy a gun?

At the core of that argument is the belief that society is going to fail. Law enforcement is going to be ineffective. That your neighbors are going to turn against you. And that it's you and only you that can save yourself and that you need a weapon to do it.

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I talked to Robyn Gershon, Clinical Professor at NYU school of public health, when I reported on the podcast and I checked in with her again this week. She told me:

"It doesn't make sense. We're not going to fall apart."

You should listen — especially to Episode 7 — if you're invested in this prepping debate.

Take a deep breath. We're going to make it through this together.


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