Speaking with MSNBC’s Katy Tur about the geography of gun violence


Colin discussed the latest American Nations-powered work he’s doing at Nationhood Lab with Katy Tur on MSNBC’s Katy Tur Reports Monday afternoon.

In the live segment — available in its entirety here at the Internet Archive — Colin described his Pell Center project’s new research showing massive regional differences in the per capita rates of gun homicides and suicides, which persist when segmented by urbanity and race of victim. “It’s almost like we’re looking at separate countries,” he told Tur.

The research, published Sunday, received prompt national attention via his magazine-length article on its findings in Politico, which also published Sunday.

Tur’s show — currently the tenth most-watched in MSNBC’s lineup ahead of Morning Joe, Inside with Jenn Psaki, and Andrea Mitchell Reportshad an average viewership of 978,000 Monday, according to ratings compiling portal US TVDB.

Nationhood Lab, a project Colin founded at Salve Regina University’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, delivers more effective tools with which to describe and defend the American liberal democratic tradition and better understand the forces undermining it.