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Peaceful Treason is a show featuring discussion about socially relevant topics--such as: economics, political philosophy, pop culture, science & technology, and religion--from the anarchist perspective. Our intention is to inspire conversation and cross-cultural assimilation through social interaction.

Feb 23, 2018

In this episode, Jared incorrectly identifies "AR-15" as standing for "assault rifle".  This is a common misconception and needs to be corrected.  The "AR" stands for ArmaLite, which was the original manufacturer.  We'll post a couple of links in the show notes page, too:

In this episode, we take aim at the polarizing topic of gun ownership and gun violence, specifically regarding mass shootings. Another mass shooting has hit public schools; this time in Florida, and the shooter has claimed the lives of 17 students and faculty. Do the presence of guns in society make us more violent? Are guns to blame for these tragedies, or is there a more complicated explanation within the zeitgeist?

Gun control is a real threat to human freedom; and due to the fact that government is inherently a monopoly on force, banning firearms is just another step toward solidifying this monopoly. When this happens, dangers are on the horizon. You can resist this monopoly by exercising your right to firearm self-defense and by supporting gun advocacy organizations that raise awareness about gun safety and training. These are examples of Peaceful Treason.