Author: Stephen Gutowski

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Stephen Gutowski

Analysis: Complacency Was Deadly in the Alec Baldwin Shooting [Member Exclusive]

There are a lot of things that had to go wrong on the set of Alec Baldwin’s latest movie for a crew member to end up shot dead. Live ammunition had to make its way into the gun and it had to be pointed at Halyna Hutchins when it fired. And, nobody had to step in to stop either of those steps along the way. But, there’s one factor that underlies all of those mistakes: complacency. As with all safety protocols, those designed to keep the crew safe on a movie set while guns are being handled only provide protection

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Stephen Gutowski

Podcast: The Heritage Foundation’s Amy Swearer On California’s Magazine Confiscation Law Being Upheld

The Heritage Foundation’s Amy Swearer joins us this week on the podcast. As a Second Amendment policy wonk at one of the top conservative think tanks in D.C., she provides some salient critiques of the logic behind many of the most prominent gun-control policies. We talked about the reasoning in the Ninth Circuit’s majority opinion upholding California’s magazine confiscation law as an example of that logic. Amy explains why she believes arguments for restricted “assault weapons” or magazines that hold more than ten rounds based on the idea they are “designed for the battlefield” don’t hold water. She points to

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