Aaron and Austin discuss Kamala Harris’s recent statements about gun control, as well as the Left’s reaction to her owning a gun, which some believe disqualifies her from running as a Democratic Candidate (after all, come on guys, it’ll be 2020!). Austin discusses the problems with executive attempts to change gun laws, as well as the issues with trusting that the Supreme Court will take care of it. Aaron discusses the psychological theories of authoritarianism, social dominance, and the ideological conflict hypothesis, all of which help to explain both Harris’s attempts to use her gun ownership to establish credence with the gun-owning community, as well as the backlash she’s experienced from that effort.
A Buzzfeed article (yes, we know, don’t hate us) on Kamala Harris’s plan for executive action: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/kamala-harris-guns-executive-action?fbclid=IwAR3TQ_YIITcssz-BdCcpy8wuWWXzPxptHsfvCVwSNBlWq1c8j1VPaL-9JO0
The opinion piece saying why Harris’s gun ownership disqualifies her from running as a democrat: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/04/26/kamala-harris-owns-handgun-unacceptable-2020-democratic-race-column/3567371002/
Robert Altemeyer’s “The Authoritarians” PDF: https://theauthoritarians.org/Downloads/TheAuthoritarians.pdf
An Amazon link to Massad Ayoob’s “Deadly Force,” mentioned by Austin in the show: https://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Force-Understanding-Right-Defense/dp/1440240612
A Breitbart article (again, yes, we know, PLEASE don’t hate us) on Eric Swalwell’s proposed gun ban and buyback: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/23/eric-swalwell-digs-in-assault-weapons-ban-buyback-plan-non-negotiable/?fbclid=IwAR1o_i0ttq6Z4JBUiKK4QlmFy27P90KIy6NXguoNojivrnEi1KDz4kXS30k
Unrelated, but because we mentioned it, the National Review’s piece on how Franklin Graham and the Evangelical Movement have sold out for the sake of Trump: https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/franklin-graham-and-the-high-cost-of-the-lost-evangelical-witness/?fbclid=IwAR2N82tgY3vsIB_-4TH6M1RBBHkXTUf3PGYq1RaYX5PG9aKW7WV9rVR49sA