AR-15 Podcast 161 –  Politics and Legislation Affecting the Modern Sporting Rifle

DeKalb, Illinois – J.W. and J.D. team up for Episode 161 of the AR-15 Podcast! For those attending the NRA event, Jake Chaland of Firearms Radio Network will be there for a listener meetup. Jake has even offered to buy a drink for any of the FRN listeners that can meet his challenge–tune in to find out what it is.

This week, the pair discuss politics and legislation that affect (or can affect) the modern sporting rifle. They begin with some of the modern history of gun control in the United States, starting with the Gun Control Act of 1968. This Act is what established the FFL system and required serial numbers for all firearms. Naturally, discussion turns next to the the 1986 Firearm Owners’ Protection Act which revised many key provisions of the ‘68 statutes. Finally, they bring us current with the last major anti-gun legislation with the Clinton-era Assault Weapons Ban. In closing, they offer ponder recent attempts to revive the AWB and the political climate on guns in America.

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Check out the show notes for links on all products and information in the show. Listen to the entire episode at for the tip of the week and as always listener feedback. The hosts at the AR-15 Podcast, want to hear what you, the listener, think so be sure to tune in and let us know what you’d like to hear, what we’re doing right, and how we can improve!

About the AR-15 Podcast:

The AR-15 Podcast is the show about your favorite black rifle. Whether you're building your first AR or you’ve been building ARs for years. There is something we can all do to take our black rifle to the next level. The episodes range from AR construction and reloading, to interviews and accessories. The AR-15 Podcast is found on the Firearms Radio Network and releases every Saturday at 4:00 am central time. Subscribe to the show via AR-15 Podcast on iTunes,or  Stitcher Radio.


Jake Challand


Firearms Radio Network

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