Jun 21, 2022
Episode 55: The NRA (re)Evolution and Wayne LaPierre Mind Melds with the Supreme Court Part II
Is the Second Amendment, a fraud? For this episode, we discuss how the Second Amendment has been distorted throughout the years. Also, we go through the NRA’s evolution and recall some of Wayne LaPierre's most memorable fraudster moves! Our guest is none other than writer, host and co-creator of Studio 360, and super New Yorker, Kurt Andersen, who shares with us how his book, Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, became a reality. Tune in as we address how America got armed, how it happened, and when exactly did we lose control.
(3:30) - What is the NRA? How did it go from a training program for young men at the wake of the civil war to having legislative affairs?
(9:07) - The 60’s, a decade where pivotal events for gun regulation occur.
(16:07) - People are afraid of armed people! So, what do they do? Buy more guns.
(18:22) - The beginnings of Wayne LaPierre.
(20:51) - The Cincinnati Revolt of 1977 at the NRA convention.
(26:17) - Kurt Andersen shares with us ho…