Episode 60: What This Election Means For Guns


Topic: What This Election Means For Guns

This presidential election is one for history…it is unprecedented on so many levels. But what does it mean in terms of the 2nd Amendment? For gun rights? For gun control? Listen in to find out!!…

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About Riley Bowman

Riley Bowman is the Director of Training at ConcealedCarry.com and the Host of the Concealed Carry Podcast. He came up in this world initially through his 8-year experience with a state-level law enforcement agency in Colorado. Riley has trained extensively under instructors such as: Rob Leatham, Mike Seeklander, Tim Herron, Scott Jedlinski, Matt Little, Kyle Lamb, Dave Spaulding, Jeff Gonzales, Bill Blowers, Chuck Pressburg, and others, amassing many hundreds of hours of formal shooting and tactics training. He is an NRA Pistol Instructor, a Colorado P.O.S.T. Handgun and Patrol Rifle Instructor, a graduate of Trident Concepts Concealed Carry Instructor course, and a Modern Samurai Project Endorsed Instructor. He also competes in USPSA and 3-gun competitions including numerous top-10 finishes at major matches and championships. He is the current USPSA Carry Optics Colorado State Champion and most recently won 3rd place in Master Class at the 2022 USPSA Carry Optics National Championship.


  1. Tim White on October 13, 2016 at 1:24 am

    What do you think of states passing constitutional carry, should all states follow, and should we carry in public with no training, with out any background checks of local state and federal background checks because it infringes on Americans rights. Thank You

    • Jacob Paulsen on October 13, 2016 at 7:04 am

      Tim, more detailed thoughts in Episode 50 of our podcast but here is my short reply: As a country, we now have over 20 states that allow gun owners to carry a concealed firearm without obtaining any training at all. Some of those states have “Constitutional Carry” and others still require a permit but don’t have any training requirement for the permit. This list of states is growing larger. There is no data or evidence to suggest that these gun owners are less capable or more reckless than the gun owners in any other state that do have some sort of training requirement. So, despite making a living from the selling of gun training, I’m inclined to believe that it should not be required to exercise the right. Related to background checks that is a more difficult question for sure…. I would have to put some more thought into my response.

  2. Rich on October 13, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Thanks for the great discussion and our 2nd Amendment rights. If someone is a collector of older (antique firearms) guns, pistols, rifles etc. Is there a law or other edict for retaining these? Is there a form of some sort that insures your possession if the 2nd Amendment is changed or altered, or abolished? Thanks, Rich

    • Jacob Paulsen on October 13, 2016 at 8:02 am

      Rich, I’m not aware of such a thing. I doubt there is some formal process to protect oneself in the event that an amendment to the constitution is abolished but best to check with an attorney.

  3. SAWBLADE SILVER on October 13, 2016 at 7:54 am

    I live in Florida, I believe the 2nd Amendment is my right to carry open or concealed without such said permit. As I believe our Constitution is our GOD given rights and no one can change that as to how it is written. What is you’r view as to how I feel ??

    • Jacob Paulsen on October 13, 2016 at 8:05 am

      I think you are entitled to your opinion and my opinion is the same. Sadly there are Americans who feel differently and have different opinions. The 2nd Amendment doesn’t explicitly state that it is the right to carry open or concealed in public and so we are dependent on a judicial system to interpret that part of our Constitution. The Heller case came the closest where the decision was given by the Supreme Court that we do have the right to lawful self-defense with a firearm in our own homes.

  4. dan on October 13, 2016 at 9:37 am

    back in the day, your daddy taught you shooting skills….way back when the militia was a trained and regulated bunch of gun owners….IF we had a trained militia today ..which in of itself requires ALL citizens to be armed and trained…the problems presented to us would not exist…AND the guaranteed right of being arms would not be infringed in ANY way…background checks ARE un constitutional infringements….imho

  5. PatrioticInfidelInPA on October 13, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Yes, great discussion. You didn’t mention the globalists who want us disarmed so we can be their slaves/serf’s. Any type of firearm confiscation WILL be met with a determined resistance and if things come to that, we are done as a nation. Admiral Yamamoto even said that “invading the United States would be a disaster because behind every blade of grass would be an American with a rifle.” It didn’t work too well for the British on 4/19/1775 when they tried to take our firearms. Our Constitution was founded by the most intelligent people put together at one point in time. Unfortunately, we are now run by idiots. I think of the following quote by Francis Scott Key “they would rather die on their feet, than live on their knees” when he was talking to the British Admiral as to why the flag was still standing (the flag pole was still up because the bodies of Patriot’s were keeping it up.

  6. Debs on October 15, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks, guys, this podcast was wonderful. Answered a lot of my questions, gave me a lot of good information.

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