Friday Mar 01, 2024

It's Time We Figure Out How We Can Love Our Kids *and* Our Guns

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Episode 3 Description:

Rodney Govens, Democratic nominee for U.S. House of Representatives (Arkansas-01), and podcast co-host Steve Grappe talk about guns, the 2nd Amendment, mass shootings, and the need for common sense and compromise to stem gun violence.

Americans' avoidance of hard conversations and compromise on gun regulation is equivalent to choosing weapons over our own children, Rodney says – and he's a gun-rights advocate.

But, Rodney, asks, at what point does the #savethechildren movement actually inspire gun-rights activists to come to the table and work with anti-violence activists to create solutions and finally address the culture of mass shootings and the unmitigated access to weapons that has become the norm in the United States?

Why do the loudest #prolife voices stop caring so much about kids' lives when guns enter the conversation — or, tragically, the classroom?

Rodney and Steve talk about their own experiences with and ownership of guns, growing up with guns in the home, gun safety training they completed both as kids and in the military, and managing gun safety as adults.

Rodney says he does NOT believe the government should start taking individuals' personal weapons away — but he does believe that weapons made for war should be more regulated, referring to the Constitution's phrase a "well-regulated militia."

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