Category Archives: Firearms and Explosives

A Not-So-Magnificent Obsession: The History, Psychology, and Politics of Gun Ownership in America — Podcast November 9, 2015

Unfinished Business: The Second Amendment, the NRA, the Arms Industry, and 30,000+ Shooting Deaths per Year in the U.S.: Is Anyone EVER Going to Connect These Dots?  Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson try to make some sense of the controversy over … Continue reading

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The Founding Fathers, Revisited.

April 1, 2013, Democratic Perspective once again hosted Michael Austin, Provost, VP for Academic Affairs, Professor at Newman University and author of That’s Not What They Meant! Reclaiming The Founding Fathers from America’s Right Wing. Austin explains that, far from … Continue reading

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What The NRA Doesn’t Want You To Know.

There were 34 mass shootings in the US in 2012 and more than 70 since Representative Gabby Giffords was shot in the head and 6 people killed at a Congress on Your Corner event in Tucson. On average, there are … Continue reading

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Mass Shootings and Gun Control — Podcast January 7, 2013

Gun Control: Will It Ever Be Possible? In the wake of the Newtown massacre, Gary LaMaster and Bill Timberman join Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson for a discussion of the rise in mass shootings in the United States. … Continue reading

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Daryl Johnson Interview, Part 2 — Podcast December 24, 2012

Domestic Extremists: Who Are They, Why Are They So Angry, and How Do We Assess Their Potential for Violence? Daryl Johnson, a former senior analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, who now heads his own consulting firm, DT Analytics, returns to … Continue reading

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Fast And Furious Lies.

In the wake of the House vote to find Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress, Democratic Perspective addressed the many misconceptions and lies surrounding the ATF operation known as Fast and Furious. Of course, the Congressman Darrell Issa and … Continue reading

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