Theme: The Matter of Facts Hour #1 Guests: - Stephen Gutowski – is a writer at the Washington Free Beacon, and was recently awarded the Journalist of the Year Award at the GRPC and he is here to talk with us about a couple of his latest articles. - Todd Rathner - has twenty years experience lobbying Second Amendment issues. He is the president of the NFA Freedom Alliance and the current Director of Legislative Affairs for Knife Rights. He is an avid hunter, shooter, and NFA owner…and he is running for reelection to the NRA Board of Directors where he has proudly served for the past 17 years.

GunFreedomRadio EP75 Hr.1 The Matter of Facts

1:00pm, 4th February

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NFA Freedom Alliance an association dedicated to the owners, dealers and manufacturers of NFA weapons.

Mr. Rathner has served as a registered lobbyist at the federal level and in more than a dozen states. He is an avid hunter, shooter, and NFA owner.

A selection of Mr. Rathner’s most significant legislative accomplishments:

    • Developed the concept of CLEO ‘Shall Certify’ legislation and worked to pass it in Arizona, Kansas and Utah.
    • Drafted, filed, and worked to enact laws permitting hunting with suppressors, in at least four states.
    • Represented the silencer industry in meetings with the BATFE, regarding the efile system, federal regulation 41P, and other issues.
    • Served as one of the chief architects of Arizona’s Constitutional Carry law, which removed the requirement that a citizen obtain a license before carrying a gun for self-defense . Introduced, passed, and enacted Knife Law Preemption in seven states, thereby, repealing local knife laws and preventing new ones from being enacted.
    • Strengthened and improved Arizona’s firearms preemption law, which repealed dozens of local gun control ordinances and prohibits new local ordinances from being enacted.
    • Introduced, passed, and worked to enact Knife Law Preemption in seven states, thereby, repealing local knife laws and preventing new ones from being enacted.
    • Successfully worked to repeal the ban on switchblade knives and knives exceeding an arbitrary length, in seven states
    • Drafted and helped to enact numerous laws allowing shooters to utilize public and private lands and protecting public shooting ranges from closure.
    • Assisted in the drafting and introduction of the Knife Owners Protection act, which is still pending before the United States Congress.
    • Assisted in drafting national policies for the FAA and TSA to allow hunters to travel with firearms as checked baggage, in the wake of the 9/11 tragedy.
    • Defeated various anti-Second Amendment proposals in numerous states.
    • Has appeared on various programs on Fox News, National Public Radio, Huffpost Live, and many local television and radio outlets.

Theme: The Matter of Facts Hour #2 Guests: - Judd Bickel – is the Team Leader of AZFirearms – the Biggest Little Gun Shop in Arizona – he just recently trekked the annual SHOT Show – the biggest buying opportunity of the year - and we wanted to have him on to tell us about what new awesomeness is coming to AZF. - Dr John R Lott - the nation's preeminent expert on guns and the author of a number of books including "More Guns, Less Crime" and his latest "The War On Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies". John’s work gives those of us who are protecting our 2A Rights a solid foundation of sound research. Responsibly Armed Citizen Report Dan’s Calm-mentary

GunFreedomRadio EP75 Hr.2 The Matter of Facts

1:00pm, 4th February

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Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), which is a research and education organization dedicated to providing an objective and accurate scientific evaluation of both the costs and benefits of gun ownership as well as policing activities.

Lott has held research or teaching positions at various academic institutions including the University of Chicago, Yale University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, and Rice University, and was the chief economist at the United States Sentencing Commission during 1988-1989. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA.

Nobel laureate Milton Friedman noted: “John Lott has few equals as a perceptive analyst of controversial public policy issues.”


GunFreedomRadio EP75 The Matter of Facts – Originally Aired on 2.04.17

Theme:  The  Matter of Facts

Hour #1 Guests:

Stephen Gutowski – is a writer at the Washington Free Beacon, and was recently awarded the Journalist of the Year Award  at the GRPC and he is here to talk with us about a couple of his latest articles.

Todd Rathner – has twenty years experience lobbying Second Amendment issues. He is the president of the NFA Freedom Alliance and the current Director of Legislative Affairs for Knife Rights.  He is an avid hunter, shooter, and NFA owner…and he is running for reelection to the NRA Board of Directors where he has proudly served for the past 17 years.

Hour #2 Guests:

Judd Bickel – is the Team Leader of AZFirearms – the Biggest Little Gun Shop in Arizona – he just recently trekked the annual SHOT Show – the biggest buying opportunity of the year – and we wanted to have him on to tell us about what new awesomeness is coming to AZF.

Dr John R Lott – the nation’s preeminent expert on guns and the author of a number of books including “More Guns, Less Crime” and his latest “The War On Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies”.  John’s work gives those of us who are protecting our 2A Rights a solid foundation of sound research.

Responsibly Armed Citizen Report

Dan’s Calm-mentary

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