August 15, 2022
On June 23, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Assn. v. Bruen, finding that the Second Amendment guarantees not only the right to keep arms in the home but also to bear or carry them outside the home.
And in this special episode, we're going to listen to highlights from oral arguments in this landmark case that will affect gun rights for decades to come.
August 8, 2022
What force of law do no-gun signs actually have? Can an officer legally take your gun during a traffic stop? What's the difference between concealed carry and firearm transportation? Are there any laws at all for open carry? How can you remove convictions from your record to restore gun rights?
Attorney and firearm law expert Sean Maloney joins the podcast to answer these and other common questions.
August 1, 2022
The U.S. House Oversight Committee attacks gun makers for the acts of criminals. And Democrats are pushing laws to sue gun makers out of existence and ban common sporting rifles and standard capacity magazines. And some Republicans work alongside Mike Bloomberg to kill pro-gun and pro-sportsman funding.
Rob Sexton, BFA's Legislative Affairs Director, joins the podcast to help us make sense of all this madness in the federal government.
July 25, 2022
22-year-old Elisjsha Dicken used his concealed handgun to stop a mass murderer at an Indiana mall in about 15 seconds. And the media are hailing him as a superhuman hero.
Rob Morse, author of the SlowFacts blog and co-host of the Polite Society Podcast, talks about how armed citizens can stop a mass killer without being Superman, what the news media is getting wrong about this story, and why some people on the left are saying hateful things about this good Samaritan.
July 18, 2022
Why did Miami police conduct a "Guns 4 Ukraine" gun buyback when it was clearly illegal? Was the California release of personal gun owner data accidental or something more sinister? Why did the FBI and ATF send a Florida man to federal prison for a shoulder stock? And why is UPS seizing and destroying legal merchandise?
Lee Williams, chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation's Investigative Journalism Project, helps answer these and other questions.
July 11, 2022
Why are Republicans sponsoring a federal bill to gut funding for pro-gun programs? What's the fallout from the recent Supreme Court decision on carrying firearms? Can New York get away with making nearly every public place off limits for carry? And will the NYC bodega owner who used a knife to defend himself really be convicted of murder?
Rob Sexton, BFA's legislative affairs director, joins the podcast to discuss these and other questions.
July 4, 2022
If you ask the average person how a bill gets passed, they'll probably say it's all about the public hearings. But really, it's more about what happens behind the scenes. And having the right leadership to move a bill is key.
One of those leaders in Ohio is Shane Wilkin, Chair of the House Government Oversight Committee, who joins the podcast to discuss how he helped pass permitless carry, his campaign for the Ohio Senate, and what's next for gun rights in Ohio.
June 27, 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that New York's law requiring citizens to show "proper cause" to get a concealed carry license violates the Second Amendment. Not only does this landmark ruling confirm the right to "keep and bear" arms for self-defense, it sets the stage for overthrowing gun control laws in every state.
Attorney and firearm law expert Sean Maloney discusses this ruling, what it means, and what comes next for gun rights advocates in America.
June 20, 2022
Ohio Governor DeWine signs a bill for knife preemption and another to enable school staff to be armed. And surprisingly, that brings the count to 6 firearm bills, 2 knife bills, and 1 sportsman's bill signed under this administration.
Rob Sexton, BFA's Legislative Affairs Director, joins the podcast to discuss the bills we've passed and the one big bill we still hope to pass as we head into lame duck and the end of the legislative session.
June 13, 2022
After the Uvalde school massacre, Democrats have gone all in on gun control. Can it pass the Senate? Are they forgetting gun ownership is a constitutional right? Are they playing games with mass school shooting numbers? Can Mathew McConaughey end gun violence?
Well alright, alright, alright! Lee Williams, chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation's Investigative Journalism Project, helps answer these and other questions.