Should you own a gun? Matt and Jay discuss weapons and the founding fathers, tyranny vs freedom, the confusion over “a well regulated militia,” Red Flag laws, why you can’t own James Bond’s weapons, the definition of an Assault Weapon (paintball guns anyone?), killing Matt with a fridge, gun safety, the tremendous dangers of giving up our weapons and much more!
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Ep. 48 – Should You Own a Gun?
6:00 – Matt owns guns, Jay possesses guns and shoots them but does not own them
7:30 – Guys DO love shopping – that is, if it’s guns, cars and boats
9:30 – The history of weapons, rights, and the founding fathers of the United States
10:30 – The 2nd Amendment and the commas
12:00 – Weapons and Freedoms: The American colonies vs the British
14:30 – US v. Cruikshank (1876), the Supreme Court recognized that the right to arms pre-existed the Constitution
16:30 – Government of free men vs Communist Dictatorship/Monarchies
18:15 – Should you own a gun? Gun ownership is THE underlying right that enables all other freedoms – aka The right to protect yourself against tyranny
19:00 – What is a “militia” anyway?
23:30 – Restrictions for owning a gun under the 2nd Amendment: Age, Felon status, Mentally ill
26:30 – Controversial Red Flag Laws – Is it okay to remove someone’s guns from them by force?
29:30 – McDonald v. Chicago (2010), the Supreme Court extend the Second Amendment’s protections nationwide
30:30 – The National Firearms Act (1934)
33:30 – Sorry, you can’t legally own a James Bond-style weapon
36:30 – The differing gun restrictions of different states
40:00 – What is an “Assault Weapon”? / AR does NOT equal Assault Rifle
42:00 – The various states definitions of “Assault Weapons” – including paintball guns
45:00 – What is an “Assault Rifle”? There is no federal definition of an Assault Rifle
46:30 – California’s arbitrary definition of an Assault Rifle
48:30 – Are guns designed to kill people? YES!
49:00 – Killing Matt with a fridge / Definitions: Homicide, Murder and Manslaughter
52:30 – Statistics: Murders by firearm (2017) vs Gun deaths (2017)
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57:00 – Gun safety and accidents
59:30 – 5 ways you should implement gun safety into your household
63:00 – Should we get rid of all weapons? Won’t that make America safer?
65:30 – If guns become “illegal” HOW are we going to collect all these guns anyway?
67:30 – Mexican gun laws: Very stringent restrictions on citizens owning and carrying guns vs Drug Cartel activity w/weapons
69:00 – Should you own a gun? Yes! Giving up guns means giving up your rights and the opportunity to defend yourself
70:30 – Guns enable citizens to protect themselves from a tyrannical government
72:30 – Why it’s important that gun ownership is the 2nd Amendment and not the 9th or 10th
74:00 – Why EVERYONE needs to teach gun safety to children
76:30 – The dangers of knee-jerk laws
Stay Armed…Stay Safe…Stay Superior!