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Episode 68 - The 2nd Amendment & Gun Control with Eugene Volokh (Encore Edition)

Constitutional Law Professor Eugene Volokh goes toe-to-toe with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Ed Larson and host Bill Curtis as they argue what the framers meant when they crafted the second amendment on this encore edition of Politics: Meet Me in the Middle.

Nowadays there's not much that enflames passions more than a conversation about gun safety, the NRA, and the "right to bear arms." In this episode, Constitutional Law Professor Eugene Volokh goes toe-to-toe with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Ed Larson and host Bill Curtis as they discuss the original intentions of the Second Amendment, background checks, and defining assault weapons on this encore edition of Politics: Meet Me in the Middle.

 

Episode Timestamps:

2:10 2nd Amendment Lesson 
4:06 Deeper Dive into the 2nd Amendment 
5:39 What is the militia? 
6:25 Individual Rights 
7:40 The right to bear arms 

8:07 break 1 

8:32 The Changing View of the 2nd Amendment 
10:05 Types of Arms Allowed 
13:00 Cars as Weapons vs Guns and background checks 

16:10 break 2 

16:54 The NRA Influence and reasonable purpose 
18:20 Defining Assault weapons 
21:20 Protecting rights strategy 
22:36 Do we need protection from our government 
24:00 Is it really a 2nd Amendment issue? 
27:32 Closing Remarks

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