Guns, Freedom, and the Second Ammendment
Maryland has some of the toughest gun restrictions in the country, but those who oppose tighter restrictions on registering and owning firearms point to the fact that tough gun laws have not decreased the tremendous spike in gun crimes that Baltimore has experienced in the last three months. The recent shootings in Lafayette, LA and Charlestown, SC, like the murders in Newtown, CT a few years ago, prompt a conversation about guns that eventually peters out, and leads to no substantive change in the status quo.
Firmin DeBrabander, a professor of philosophy at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and author of "Do Guns Make us Free?" joins Tom to discuss the culture of gun ownership in the United States, and his event at the Enoch Pratt Library.