Can Gun Victims and Gun Advocates Ever Really Understand Each Other? A Social Experiment That Tests the Boundaries of Empathy


New York Magazine partnered with nonprofit Narrative 4 for an experiment in shared empathy. The idea was simple: Pair up people on opposite sides of the gun debate to share their stories and see whether they can come to common ground. But there was nothing simple about the emotional exchanges that ensued.

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An Experiment in Empathy Between Gun Victims and Advocates