Herein lies the second episode of the Politerian podcast: a new podcast dedicated to intelligent discussion of political issues. In this episode, Josh Carr, Jon Ruth, and Andy Ottoson discuss Gun Control in the United States and how it may or may not help prevent mass shootings like the Navy Shipyard Shootings. We also discuss some of the statistics involved in the guns per capita argument.
Our hosts, Josh, Jon and Andy, are very opinionated realists that love to debate politics. While none of them are politicians, they still keep up with the current issues and never get tired of chowing down on the latest political drama. Jon is our resident liberal and Andy is our resident conservative. Josh gets to play moderator and sifts through the trash to come up with intelligent topics for our listeners. We will never talk stupidly about a link-bait topic. We are here to be your filter from the biased stupidity in the world of politics.
As we move forward with the podcast, we will cover the most important topics each week, have interviews with analysts and politicians alike, Q&A from our listeners, etc. We want your feedback. Sure, we’re doing this show because we love the attention, but we’re also doing it for you. If we mess up, we expect you to tell us. If you want us to answer a question, ask it. Feel free to leave a comment and we’ll get back to you.
Episode 2 – Gun Control Part 1 Show Notes
Japanese School Stabbing – Coverage of the Japanese school stabbing that Jon mentions in the show.
Guns to Gun Deaths Comparison – According to a recent study, the US has more guns and gun deaths than any other country (numbers).
Should the world intervene? – An article that speculates on the US “gun problem” and what can be done to fix it.
Transformation of Gun Laws – President Obama calls for a transformation of gun laws; an improvement to background checks.
Mental Health – An article about mental health questions in the gun control discussion.
Guns Make Danger – Another article from The Guardian about high guns per hundred people statistics.