Episode Ferguson, MO Gun Culture Jack Russell Weinstein Michael Brown Open Carry Police Militarization Second Amendment Stand Your Ground WSUM

TMI 08/23/2014 – Jack Russell Weinstein on Open Carry, Police Outfitted as Soldiers in a War on Whom? and much more!

Jack Russell Weinstein, Professor at University of North Dakota and host of the Why? radio program, authored a blog post this summer that set many folks on both sides of the gun ownership debate abuzz, called, “How Should People Respond to Open-Carry Gun-Rights Activists?” He joins us on TMI to discuss this, and what exactly is driving the great divide in gun culture here in America. To that end, are laws like Stand Your Ground and movements like Open Carry rationale for the marked increase in the militarization of our police officers? As seen not only in Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri, more and more police and sheriff departments are becoming equipped not like the officers of the peace we need them to be, but as soldiers fighting a war – but who is the enemy? Us?

We’ll explore all that and much more on TMI for Saturday, August 23, 2014, airing live at noon Central on WSUM FM 91.7 and – tune in for your Cure for the Common Media!