Not since District of Columbia v. Heller has there been a more important Second Amendment case than one currently coming out of the state of New York. With us today is Jacob Sullum (reason.com), Senior Editor at Reason Magazine, to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court case and its implications. The question centers around the 'bear arms' portion of the Second Amendment and whether that extends outside of the home. He looks at the history of 2A and the precedents that could be looked at in this case. He and John also examines gun control measures and the battle between states and the federal government as far as jurisdiction is concerned.
Some new rules and mandates, infringing on our freedom, have popped up but are they legal? Twila Brase (www.cchfreedom.org), President and Co-Founder of Citizens' Council for Health Freedom joins us to discuss the case of a Kentucky couple who tested positive for the virus but didn't want to sign an agreement forcing them to self-quarantine – so the authorities fitted them with ankle monitors. These controversial rights-impeding acts are excitedly written up but then politicians shelve them until a crisis happens and then it's introduced at the precise moment when people are scared enough to accept it. John finishes out today's podcast looking at government criteria for future vaccine use and the ethical and legal implications in vaccine development and implementation.