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Kristin And Mike Song Made 'Ethan's Law' Happen Against All Odds

Oct 10, 2019

On January 31, 2018, Kristin and Mike Song's 15-year-old son Ethan Song, accidentally shot and killed himself at his friend's house. They were handling a gun they knew was kept in a bedroom closet. The gun was one of three guns owned by the friend's father. They were in a cardboard box inside a tupperware container that was hidden in a bedroom closet. The guns had locks but the keys and ammunition were in the same box. 

The son was charged with manslaughter. The dad was not charged. There was a loophole in Connecticut's law. The Song's channeled their grief into political action that led to "Ethan's Law."

Today, we talk about how citizens can use their power of self-government to make change happen at a time when so many of us feel powerless. 

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.