Category Archives: Firearms and Explosives

Hanks, LaMaster Interview – Podcast June 6, 2022

America’s Growing Gun Violence Crisis. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Stephen Hanks and Gary LaMaster to the show. After Hanks provides details for the July 9th golf fundraiser for Democrats of the Red Rocks (DORR), they address the most … Continue reading

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Year In Review – Podcast December 27, 2021

Putting 2021 In The Rearview Mirror. As always, at the end of the year, our hosts and contributors review the major events and news stories of the past year. In 2021, there were many to choose from: The continuing pandemic, … Continue reading

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Austin Replay – Podcast April 13, 2020

Another Show Worth Revisiting. Democratic Perspective replays one of our favorite shows July 21, 2014. The guest is Michael Austin discussing his books That’s Not What They Meant: Reclaiming the Founding Fathers from America’s Right Wing and Rereading Job: Understanding … Continue reading

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Bordewich Interview – Podcast May 6, 2019

What Were The Founders Thinking? Democratic Perspective welcomes constitutional scholar and author Fergus Bordewich. To understand how we got to where we are, he says it’s important to understand the historical context of the constitutional convention and the First Congress. … Continue reading

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America’s Gun Addiction – March 12, 2018

Why Does The US Lead The World With 108,000 Shootings Per Year? Democratic Perspective contributor Gary LaMaster joins hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino to analyze gun violence in the United States. After listing the jaw-dropping statistics, they discuss the … Continue reading

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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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