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A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.  Bearing Arms editor Cam Edwards provides a daily dose of 2nd Amendment news and commentary, alongside interviews with experts, newsmakers, and gun rights a…

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    Philly's Mayor Blames Everyone But Criminals For Record Homicides

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 27:47

    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is pointing the finger at gun makers, gun owners, and Republican lawmakers for the city's record-high homicide rate, without ever once talking about the criminals pulling the trigger and the city's D.A. who's prosecuting far fewer violent crimes.

    The Plan To Tax Away Your 2A Rights

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 25:01

    With gun control legislation stalled in Congress, the Left is looking for new ways to go after our 2A rights, and Forbes contributor Roxanne Bland thinks she's found one: using the tax code to target gun ownership.

    Will Rittenhouse Acquittal Change Gun Debate?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 23:18

    The Left isn't handling the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse well at all, but will their meltdown lead to changes in self-defense or gun laws in blue states under the political domination of Democrats?

    Did Surging Gun Sales Lead To An Increase In Suicides?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 31:34

    Cam sits down with Dr. Michael Anestis, executive director of the New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center for a surprising conversation about new gun owners, suicide, and finding collaborative approaches to helping those in crisis.

    New "Gun Violence" Study Ignores Impact, Aftermath of 2020 Riots

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 15:26

    A new study by two researchers at Penn State University attempted to show that rising gun sales were to blame for an increase in shootings and homicides, but the data shows something else entirely.

    You Don't Have To "Take A Beating" To Act In Self-Defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 26:15

    In their zeal to convict Kyle Rittenhouse on murder charges, prosecutors made a mess of Wisconsin self-defense laws, and many on the Left have embraced the misinformation.

    "Gun Ban Beto" Announces Run For Texas Governor

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 16:58

    Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke has made it official- he's running for governor of Texas and doubling down on his call to go after AR-15s and other legally owned firearms.

    Veteran Releases Perfect Anthem To Honor Those Who've Served

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 33:20

    We've actually got two big stories on this edition of Cam & Co: first, an update on the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and the dishonest coverage coving from some in the media, followed by a special interview with country music artist and veteran Ryan Weaver, who's out with a brand new song for Veterans Day called "Let's Talk About Heroes." A link to that video can be found here.

    Why This Parkland Dad Is Opposed To A Federal Red Flag Law

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 27:15

    Ryan Petty isn't opposed to red flag laws in theory, but he tells Cam that he can't support a new bill establishing a Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order, no matter how much the legislative language might be tweaked or revised.

    Why NY Public Defenders Are Siding With The Second Amendment

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 19:18

    One of the most compelling arguments in favor of overturning New York's subjective "may issue" system for carry permits has come from several public defenders in the state, who say the gun control regime is both unconstitutional and unconscionable in its scope and consequences.

    Gun Control Is Dooming Dems To Defeat In Rural America

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 17:43

    Last week's election losses should be all that's needed to convince Democrats that treating gun owners and the right to keep and bear arms with contempt isn't smart politically, but as Cam notes, the Left doesn't appear willing or ready to learn that lesson.

    Could The NY Carry Case Spell Doom For California Gun Control Laws?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 24:32

    California Rifle & Pistol Association head and Second Amendment attorney Chuck Michel says he's feeling pretty good after hearing Wednesday's Supreme Court oral arguments in a case challenging New York's subjective carry permitting laws, and he's hoping that the Court's upcoming opinion will open the door for major challenges to many of California's infringements on the right to keep and bear arms.

    SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments In Critical Right To Carry Case

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 31:24

    The nine justices on the Supreme Court had plenty of questions for attorneys representing individual gun owners, the state of New York, and the Biden administration in a case seeking to overturn the state's subjective and arbitrary standards for issuing concealed carry permits, and as Cam details, those defending the law didn't have many good answers.

    Are Guns The Hidden Issue In The Virginia Election?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 26:05

    Gun control didn't really emerge as a campaign issue for either Democrat Terry McAuliffe or Republican Glenn Youngkin in the Virginia governor's race, despite the fact that the Second Amendment Sanctuary movement swept across the commonwealth less than two years ago. As Cam explains, both campaigns may have downplayed their views for strategic reasons, but that doesn't mean that voters are ignoring the issue.

    Sales Soaring After Gun, Ammo Tax Struck Down

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 16:59

    Dan Eldridge, the owner of Maxon Shooting Supplies in Cook County, Illinois, says business is booming since the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the county's tax on firearms and ammunition. But will the county let the issue drop, or will anti-gun lawmakers try to revive the anti-2A tax in a slightly revised form?

    Is The Media Playing Favorites When It Comes To Gun Owners?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 24:13

    An upcoming documentary from CBS News on "the new pro-gun generation" is surprisingly positive, but is that because of the politics of the gun owners the network chose to profile?

    Police Chief Busted In Bribes For Badges Operation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 22:48

    A tribal police chief in California's pled guilty to selling badges to wealthy Los Angeles County residents for as much as $100,000 so that they could legally carry firearms; the latest incident with police and issuing authorities in "may issue" states selling access to a constitutionally-protected right.

    Can "Gun Ban" Biden Woo Virginia Voters To McAuliffe?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 22:45

    Joe Biden's not exactly the most popular politician in Virginia these days, but Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe can't exactly tell him to stay home. So, the president is campaigning in Virginia today, even though his presence could very well backfire by reminding voters of both Biden and McAuliffe's embrace of sweeping gun and magazine bans.

    Washington Post Praises "Shoot To Incapacitate" Policy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 19:44

    Should police be trained to aim for center pass when they have to use their firearm on duty, or should they be told to aim for arms, legs, the abdomen, or the pelvis? One Georgia police chief's drawing praise from the Post for his policy, but he's getting even more criticism from fellow officers.

    IL Supreme Court Tosses Cook County Gun & Ammo Tax

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 19:36

    Gun owners in the Chicago area have been forced to pay extra taxes on firearms and ammunition for years now, but a new decision from the Illinois Supreme Court has now brought the Cook County cash grab to a screeching halt.

    A 2A Win From The PA Supreme Court

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 20:54

    Gun owners and Second Amendment advocates received a big assist in their quest to challenge local gun laws around Pennsylvania, after the state Supreme Court declared that gun owners don't have to be arrested for violating the laws before they can sue over their constitutionality.

    Gunmaker Faces Backlash After Vaccine Rant

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 22:22

    The CEO of North American Arms said he enjoyed "no small measure of schadenfreude" reading about unvaccinated Americans stricken with COVID, which he labeled a "Darwinian effect, helping to cleanse our gene pool," but now Sandy Chisholm is apologizing for the "unnecessarily inflammatory words" he used in his rant about unvaccinated Americans.

    Have Red Flag Laws Hit A Red State Wall?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 25:36

    Gun control activists are chomping at the bit to put more "red flag" gun seizure laws in place around the country, but (thankfully for 2A supporters) they're growing increasingly frustrated at the wall of opposition they're finding in red states and divided legislatures.

    Self-Defense Is A Human Right

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 23:48

    But not according to Amnesty International, which is weighing in on the Supreme Court challenge to New York's subjective permit laws for carrying firearms. The organization claims that in a court filing that recognizing the right to bear arms is itself a violation of human rights, and that international law should trump the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

    Taking On The 2A Lie That Just Won't Die

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 24:04

    Was the Second Amendment really put in place to protect the power of slave owners instead of the right to own and carry firearms? Nope, though anti-gun scholars are once again promoting that baseless theory. Second Amendment attorney and scholar Stephen Halbrook joins Cam to talk about the real history of the right to keep and bear arms, and why this particular 2A lie just won't die.

    Mexico Ignoring Its Online Arms Marketplace

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 19:18

    Guns, grenades, and more weaponry available for sale are easily found on social media networks. So why isn't the government of Mexico suing Facebook like it's suing US gun makers?

    TX Dem Thinks Gun Control's A Winning Issue

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 24:37

    Are residents of the Lone Star State fed up with laws like Constitutional Carry and other protections on the right to keep and bear arms? I wouldn't bet on it, but Matthew Dowd, a former speechwriter for George W. Bush who's now hoping to become the Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor in 2022, seems to think restricting people's Second Amendment rights will be a winning message on the campaign trail.

    Exclusive: Gun Owner At Heart Of NY Carry Case Speaks Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 14:57

    Cam speaks with one of the plaintiffs in the NY carry case heading to Supreme Court of the United States.

    Can NFT's Aid Defense Of The 2nd Amendment?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 27:25

    Top Shot champion, 2A activist, competitive shooter, and fan of new technology Chris Cheng joins Cam to talk about the first online auction to benefit several Second Amendment organizations that features non-fungible tokens (also known as NFTs) as part of the items up for grabs.

    Florida Fight For Constitutional Carry Heating Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 19:06

    While Constitutional Carry bills have been introduced in Florida in recent years, they haven't gotten much traction. Next year's legislative session could be a very different story, however, with several key GOP figures signaling support for the measure.

    Concealed Carry Expo A Hit With TX Gun Owners

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 18:43

    Thousands of gun owners and those interested in exercising their 2A rights flocked to Fort Worth, Texas this past weekend for the US Concealed Carry Association's Concealed Carry & Home Defense Expo, and USCCA's Kevin Michalowski says despite fears by anti-gun activists that the state's new Constitutional Carry law would lead to untrained folks toting guns, its clear that there's a strong demand for education and training.

    PA Town Refuses To Turn Gun Giveaway Into Controversy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 22:10

    When the booster club for the Cedar Cliff High School football team decided to raffle off several firearms as a fundraiser for the team, there was one lonely voice in the community who tried their best to turn the good deed into a controversy. But as the Washington Examiner's Salena Zito explains to Cam, the folks in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania weren't about to let one bad apple spoil the community's support for their team or the Second Amendment.

    New California Law Shows Why Gun Registration Must Be Opposed

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 25:07

    Armed American Radio's Mark Walters joins Cam to talk about California's AB 173, a new law that utterly obliterates the right to privacy for gun owners. As Walters explains, even gun owners who don't live in the state should be gravely concerned about the new law and how the gun control lobby will try to expand on it at the state and federal level.

    Dems Try To Depress Gun Owner Turnout in VA Elections

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 22:04

    With polls showing a neck-and-neck race for governor in Virginia, anti-gun Democrats are pulling out all the stops to depress turnout among Republicans and conservatives, including running ads portraying GOP candidate Glenn Youngkin as soft in his support for the Second Amendment.

    Detroit Residents Arming Up For Self-Defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 19:51

    Detroit's new police chief says there are "too many guns on the streets," but with many residents choosing to obtain their concealed carry licenses, the real issue isn't how many guns are out there but how many individuals are illegally using guns in the commission of violent crimes.

    Dems Slip Red Flag Provision Into Military Spending Bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 19:06

    Democrats have tucked away a "red flag" law aimed at military members inside the 1300-page National Defense Authorization Act, and the proposal suffers from the same lack of due process and Constitutional concerns that we've seen with Extreme Risk Protection Order legislation targeting civilians.

    Virginia AG Leans In To Gun Control Ahead Of Election

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 19:52

    Democrat Mark Herring, who's up for re-election in the commonwealth of Virginia this November, isn't shying away from promoting his extreme anti-gun views even as early voting begins. The AG is hoping to expand the state's "red flag" gun seizure law, and has also signed on to a Supreme Court brief arguing that the Second Amendment doesn't protect the right of the average citizen to bear arms in public spaces.

    Beto Not The Biggest Political Threat To TX Gun Owners

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 21:42

    While Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke is expected to announce a run for governor in the near future, polls in Texas show that actor and gun control supporter Matthew McConaughey would pose a more serious challenge to Gov. Greg Abbott's re-relection.

    Former Prosecutor Says We Can't Ban Our Way To Safety

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 21:54

    Former Arapahoe County, Colorado District Attorney George Brauchler has prosecuted several high profile cases, including the Aurora theater shooter. But unlike gun control activists who've pointed to that shooting and others as reasons to restrict the Second Amendment, Brauchler says that in his experience these gun control laws do far more harm to the rights of citizens than to the violent criminals they're supposed to stop.

    NYTimes Columnist Not Happy With 2A Victories

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 22:11

    New York Times columnist Gail Collins is deeply unhappy over the defeat of David Chipman and Joe Biden's inability to ram his anti-gun agenda through Congress, but as Cam points out, there are good reasons why the kinds of policies Collins supports aren't being enacted.

    It Shouldn't Take A Lawsuit To Exercise A Constitutional Right

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 16:32

    After the city of Bridgeport was sued by the Connecticut Citizens Defense League over delays in accepting gun permit applications (a permit is required before anyone can legally possess a handgun in the state), police officials suddenly discovered that they could make some changes that will result in a much speedier application process. As Cam points out, this type of bureaucratic B.S. shouldn't be allowed to stand between you and your civil rights.

    The Name And Blame Games Making Philly Unsafe

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 28:06

    Does Philadelphia have a "gun violence" problem, or a murder, attempted murder, and aggravated assault problem? Former police officer and public safety expert Benjamin Maness joins Cam to discuss the name and blame games being played by Philly officials, and why their refusal to call a murder a murder is making the city unsafe.

    Chicago Mayor Wants To Sue Gang Members Over Violence

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 21:35

    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has a new plan to tackle gang violence: sue gangs in civil court and take their assets. As Cam details, there are a lot of problems with the mayor's proposal, including the fact that the city should be bringing violent offenders to criminal, not civil, courtrooms.

    After Chipman Disaster, What's Left For Biden's Anti-Gun Agenda?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 31:32

    The decision by the White House to pull gun control activist David Chipman's nomination as ATF director doesn't mean that the Biden administration is done pushing gun control, but as The Reload's Stephen Gutowski tells Cam, Joe Biden and his anti-gun allies have been dealt a serious setback, and gun owners can celebrate a significant win.

    Is Texas' New Anti-Abortion Law Bad News For Gun Owners?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 18:05

    Could the new anti-abortion law in Texas lead to anti-gun states to put similar restrictions in place that allow for civil suits against gun store owners or manufacturers? As Cam explains, the gun control lobby's already been working to put laws like that on the books long before the Texas law took effect.

    Houston Mayor Misleads On Constitutional Carry

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 27:16

    Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is entitled to his own opinion about Texas' new Constitutional Carry law, but he's not entitled to make up his own facts.

    Gun Control Activists Downplay Chicago Gang Violence

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 22:51

    A new report from Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun news site The Trace claims that data shows gang violence isn't nearly as prevalent in Chicago as you might think, though there are some fundamental flaws with the figures.

    Can California Require Mandatory Psych Evals For Gun Owners?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 22:02

    Apparently so, though not every county sheriff and police chief take that dystopian step before signing off on permits to carry a handgun. As Second Amendment reporter John Petrolino details, however, in Murietta, California, the police chief's policy is to force every applicant to fork over $150 and undergo evaluation by a psychiatrist before they can be approved.

    Home-Built Guns Get Boost With New Documentary

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 26:56

    Earlier this summer, the inaugural Gun Makers Match was held in St. Augustine, Florida, and a reporter from the typically anti-gun news site Vice was on hand to not only cover the event, but participate as well. Now Vice's documentary is online, and as match organizer and 2A activist Rob Pincus tells Cam, the result is a surprisingly fair and positive piece on the gun-making community.

    Los Angeles City Council Moves To Ban "Ghost Guns"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 17:08

    With shootings and homicides on the rise in Los Angeles, local politicians want to show they're "doing something" to address the concerns of residents, but as Cam reports, their big idea will do absolutely nothing to stop criminals.

    Gun Owners Still Engaged Against Biden's 2A Threat

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 17:26

    The Second Amendment Foundation's Alan Gottlieb says Joe Biden's recent comments about wanting to ban 9mm handguns have gun owners fired up and engaged, giving him hope that the grassroots army of 2A activists can block the president's anti-gun agenda in both Congress and the courts.

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