Boulder Attack; Mental Health & Guns; Ending FOID; 9th Says No to Carry

March 25, 2021

It's a look at state preemption laws and the attack in Boulder, the not-too-surprising decision from the Ninth Circuit regarding the right to carry, a bid to end the FOID card, examining the partnership between the gun industry and the mental health industry, a Senatorial hearing on the prevention of gun violence, and more, this week on Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio, the original nationally-syndicated radio talk show about guns and the shooting sports.

This week, join Tom Gresham as he unpacks a lot – the tragedy in Boulder and the misinformation and calls for gun control laws that were launched within minutes of the breaking news. What exactly did the Boulder “Assault Weapon” ban do, and what happened when it was lifted? Second Amendment Foundation’s Alan Gottlieb discusses state preemption and the reason a judge ended the Boulder city law. With random attacks always comes talk of mental health, and Walk the Talk America’s Michael Sodini joins this week with some information on mental health advocates and gun rights working hand in hand. Read his message here: calls for more gun control laws is exactly what Illinois State Senator Neil Anderson is fighting against, once again introducing legislation that would end the requirement for Illinois gun owners to have a Firearm Owners Identification Card in order to purchase or own a gun.

It’s also been a flurry of activity in Congress and the courts: Top Shot’s Chris Cheng testified in the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee Hearing on Gun Violence Prevention – He stops by to talk about the hearing. And journalist Emily Miller examines the Ninth Circuit’s latest decision regarding open carry.

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