SUMMARY: Host Skye Jethani and columnist David French role model what it is like to have a conversation from a shared Christian background, but disagree on specific policies. The insightful conversation touches on red flag laws, suicide and guns, the right to self defense, and whether it is a good or bad thing to have concealed carry permits. With good faith arguments made on both sides, their conversation will make you think thoughtfully about the gun debate. Skip to 32:38 to get to the interview.
KEY QUOTE: “”Arguments about gun rights have become part of the culture war in the sense that they have become to the different combatants markers of who are good or bad people. Rather than, ‘This is a complicated public policy issue with competing interests at stake and here’s how I come down on it,’ instead it is, ‘Oh, you are not for universal background checks– you are a bad person.”‘ – David French
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