October 7, 2023

Episode 114

Being Necessary?: California’s Dishonest War on Guns with Special Guest C.D. “Chuck” Michel

California is trying everything they can to restrict the rights of gun owners, and Chuck Michel of the California Rifle & Pistol Association talks about what he and his colleagues are doing to stop them.

Mark Twain, allegedly quoting Disraeli, once said “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” California politicians led by Gavin Newsom seem determined to apply all three in their crusade against firearms and those who own them. They’re using traditional strategies like the demonization of so-called “assault weapons” and bans of upsized magazines, but are also employing bizarre legal maneuvers such as environmental policy and exploiting stereotypes surrounding mental illness and cannabis use to crack down on what they falsely claim is the nations leading cause of death for children.

C.D. “Chuck” Michel is leading the charge as the President and General Counsel for the California Rifle & Pistol Association. Today, he joins the program to talk about Newsom’s recent legislative actions against gun rights and why the secret weapon to defeat them may lie within, of all places, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.