11/27/18 George Joseph on the Rise in Federal Gun Prosecutions

11/27/18 George Joseph on the Rise in Federal Gun Prosecutions

Journalist George Joseph talks to Scott about the significant ramp up in federal gun prosecutions during Jeff Sessions’ tenure, and continuing even now that he’s gone. The idea behind his program was to target the “trigger-pulling” criminals, but in reality it targets a lot of people with previous drug possession charges, who might normally be able to own a gun, but are now forbidden from doing so because of their records. Many of the cases have even already been adjudicated at the state level, and are simply being brought up again at the federal. Scott and Joseph think this is probably unconstitutional, but it seems unlikely that any judges will care enough to stop it.

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George Joseph is a staff writer for The Appeal. Follow him on Twitter @georgejoseph94.

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About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 5,800 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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