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    The NRA vs America’s Youth, The Gun Control Struggle

    A new group is leading the charge against America's gun policies. The NRA vs. US Youth, who wins?

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    A new group is leading the charge against America’s gun policies. NRA vs. US Youth, who wins? Now that we’ve heard the young people’s voices that are outraged over the most recent gun violence, will they be able to make political change in Washington DC? It’s the power of the young person on social media taking on the most powerful lobby in the country, the National Rifle Association.

    In this episode of Behind the Media with Dan Lothian and Jimmy Young, the two veteran broadcast journalists give their perspective. Is this the beginning of a new protest era in US History? Our hosts compare this movement to what happened in the 1960’s when the USA was involved with an unpopular war in Vietnam.  Young people led that protest that eventually got the US out of the war. Will the power of the young people overcome the might and financial resources of the NRA?

    Only time will tell.  Dan and Jimmy set the table.

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    Jimmy Young

    Jimmy Young is the host of In the Weeds as well as the founder of the Pro Cannabis Media network, available at procannabismedia.com. A native New Englander, Jimmy is a product of the Newton, MA public schools. In 1979 he graduated from Tufts University where he started his 40 year career as sports producer at WBZ TV4 at the age 20. Hired by the CBS affiliate in Portland Maine in 1981 as a sports anchor/reporter, Jimmy worked at WGME TV13 for 11 years hosting shows, reporting from major sports events, and doing play by play for area colleges and high schools. In 1992, he returned to his hometown of Newton, MA where he joined the original team of New England Cable News. He hosted "Jimmy Young's Sports World" at NECN from 1992-98. He also won a regional Emmy Award for the nation's first TV sports talk show for kids, Kid Company's Sportworld with Drew Bledsoe as special guest. He currently lives in Needham, MA.