Ryan Moore on How Guns Save Lives
Radio Interview: 6 March 2013
I interviewed Ryan Moore on "How Guns Save Lives" on 6 March 2013. Listen to or download this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio below.
What does the right to self-defense mean – not just in theory but in practice too? What does that require of a person?
Ryan Moore is a lifelong firearms enthusiast, having grown up in Georgia to a gun-friendly family. In December of 2010, Ryan defended himself with his concealed carry firearm when two men attempted to rob and carjack him at knife point. Since this incident, he has become more involved with firearms and self-defense advocacy, including with Second Amendment groups like GeorgiaCarry.Org. He has also taught firearm safety, including at ATLOSCon 2012.
- Duration: 40:43
- Download: MP3 File (14.0 MB)
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- Growing up with guns
- The attempted carjacking
- The legal ramifications of the shooting
- Why carry concealed
- Why fight back
- Gun versus knife
- The reaction of friends and family
- Psychological effects of the shooting
- What Ryan carries now
- Criticisms of high-capacity magazines
- "Stand Your Ground" laws
- Training with firearms
- Training for carrying concealed
- Advice for people wishing to carry concealed
- Activism for gun rights
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I'm Dr. Diana Brickell (formerly Diana Hsieh). I'm a philosopher, and I've long specialized in the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. I completed my Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. I retired from work as a public intellectual in 2015.
From September 2009 to September 2015, I produced a radio show and podcast, Philosophy in Action Radio. In the primary show, my co-host Greg Perkins and I answered questions applying rational principles to the challenges of real life. We broadcast live over the internet on Sunday mornings.
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