July 12, 2021
When it comes to armed self-defense, it's usually not the shooting itself that trips you up legally. More often than not, it's what you do afterward that gets you in hot water.
Sean Maloney, criminal defense attorney and co-founder of Second Call Defense, reveals common mistakes people make after defensive shootings that can get you arrested, prosecuted, and perhaps imprisoned.
July 5, 2021
In the previous podcast, Dick Heller, the man who saved the Second Amendment, talked about his victorious U.S. Supreme Court case, District of Columbia v. Heller.
So now it's time to hear from the late, great Justice Antonin Scalia, who wrote the 2008 majority opinion in that case and forcefully argued that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right.
June 28, 2021
Before 2008, some people argued that the Second Amendment was merely a collective right, an outmoded concept related only to old-fashioned militias.
Dick Heller, the respondent in District of Columbia v. Heller, talks about how his landmark case changed America's view of the Second Amendment from the red-headed stepchild of the Constitution to the cornerstone of modern gun rights.
June 21, 2021
We live in a never ending news cycle, swimming in a sea of fake news, agenda driven stories, and outright lies, especially when it comes to guns and gun rights.
Rob Morse, author of the SlowFacts blog and host of Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast, discusses how the media has changed and today uses lies as a business model.
June 14, 2021
BFA's Legislative Affairs Director Rob Sexton and NSSF Lobbyist Chris Lee present testimony on the most powerful emergency powers legislation in the U.S.
Plus victims tell their horrifying stories about how their firearms were confiscated or destroyed at gunpoint in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina back in 2005.
June 7, 2021
Governments have shown they are willing to infringe on Second Amendment rights during times of emergency, at the very times rights are most important.
In this special edition of the podcast, BFA joins Rep. Scott Wiggam and Sen. Tim Schaffer at a news conference to introduce legislation preventing abuse of emergency powers.
May 31, 2021
All across America, cities, counties, and states have been declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries in a desperate and determined effort to stop the unconstitutional onslaught from the left.
Attorney and BFA legal advisor, Ron Lemieux, discusses why interest in the sanctuary movement has exploded, what resolutions and laws can and can't do, and the potential legal risk to gun owners.
May 25, 2021
When the COVID crisis hit the U.S. in 2020, some government officials around the country reacted badly, abused their power, and infringed on Second Amendment rights.
Rob Sexton, BFA's Legislative Affairs Director, outlines landmark new legislation from BFA and its partners to prevent such abuses at times of declared emergency.
May 17, 2021
The financial sector has been discriminating against the firearms industry for decades. The Obama administration even weaponized this discrimination with Operation Choke Point.
Chris Lee, Director of Government Relations and State Affairs for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, talks about a new bill that seeks to fight back.
May 12, 2021
Would you be surprised if we told you President Biden was lying about gun laws? Probably not. Because he is. And he told some real whoppers recently.
Rob Sexton, BFA's Legislative Affairs Director, discusses this and other recent news, including weird gun control ideas from Rahm Emanuel, dumb Ohio mayors pushing smart guns, and a frightening proposal from the ATF. Plus some good news: the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear a Second Amendment case.