The Brian Lehrer Show

Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC Studios cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events and what matters most in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others. © WNYC Studios

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Why Do You Own an Assault Weapon?


Following up on a debate between two callers earlier in this week, we wanted to hear the reasons people own assault rifles and other guns with large magazines and high caliber bullets. Listeners call in to discuss why they own an assault rifle.Caller Quentin owns AR-15 bc "There's so much feeling that America is on the brink of collapse...The 2nd amendment is not about hunting." — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) June 16, 2016Caller Nick on why the AR-15 is used in so many shootings: "It's iconic." — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) June 16, 2016


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 2016-06-16  14m