The Weekly Reload Podcast

A podcast featuring The Reload's Stephen Gutowski

About the show

A podcast from The Reload that offers sober, serious firearms reporting and analysis. It focuses on gun policy, politics, and culture. Tune in to hear from Reload Founder Stephen Gutowski and special guests from across the gun world each week.

Episodes

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    Forgotten Weapons' Ian McCollum on the Appeal of Collecting Firearms

    January 3rd, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins
    2nd amendment, forgotten weapons, gun collecting, gun news, gun politics, guns, ian mccollum, second amendment, stephen gutowski

    Host Stephen Gutowski and guest Ian McCollum talk about gun history and the appeal of firearms collecting.

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    Guns Out TV's Shermichael Singleton on the Changing Face of Gun Culture

    December 27th, 2021  |  40 mins 56 secs
    2nd amendment, black gun owners, gun news, gun politics, guns, guns out tv, second amendment, shermichael singleton, stephen gutowski, warrior poet society

    Host Stephen Gutowski and guest Shermichael Singleton talk about Guns Out TV and the increase in black gun owners.

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    Debating Gun Salesman Turned Gun-Control Activist Ryan Busse

    December 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins
    2nd amendment, gun news, gun politics, gun sales, guns, ryan busse, second amendment, stephen gutowski

    Host Stephen Gutowski and guest Ryan Busse discuss his new tell-all book that details his journey from gun-company executive to gun-control activist.

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    Professor Evan Bernick on Charges Against the Michigan School Shooter's Parents

    December 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins
    2nd amendment, evan bernick, gun crime, gun news, gun politics, guns, mass shooting, race, second amendment, stephen gutowski

    Host Stephen Gutowski and Northern Illinois University College of Law professor Evan Bernick talk about the unprecedented charges against the parents of the 15-year-old who allegedly murdered 4 of his classmates in Michigan late last month.

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    The Heritage Foundation's Amy Swearer On California's Magazine Confiscation Law Being Upheld

    December 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min
    2nd amendment, alec baldwin, amy swearer, gun news, gun politics, guns, joe biden, ninth circuit, second amendment

    The Heritage Foundation's Amy Swearer joins Stephen Gutowski to discuss her work as a Second Amendment policy wonk at one of the top conservative think tanks in D.C.. They discuss the Ninth Circuit upholding California's magazine ban and the Biden Administration's new suicide prevention plan.

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    Debating David French About Rittenhouse and Open Carry

    November 29th, 2021  |  1 hr 21 mins
    2nd amendment, david french, gun news, gun politics, guns, kyle rittenhouse, open carry, second amendment, stephen gutowski

    Host Stephen Gutowski and guest David French debate the merits of open carry and the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse.

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    Legal Expert John Monroe Explains Why Kyle Rittenhouse Was Acquitted

    November 22nd, 2021  |  1 hr 35 secs
    2nd amendment, gun news, gun politics, guns, john monroe, kenosha, kyle rittenhouse, second amendment, stephen gutowski, wisconsin

    Gun lawyer John Monroe joins host Stephen Gutowski to discuss Kyle Rittenhouse being found not guilty in his murder trial.

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    Meet the Former Green Beret Training Concealed Carriers in Emergency Medicine

    November 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 10 mins
    2nd amendment, gun news, gun politics, guns, kenny robertson, medical training, second amendment, stephen gutowski

    Host Stephen Gutowski talks with Kenny Robertson of Wex Training Group about his new emergency medical training program for concealed carriers

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    Investigative Reporter Tim Mak Explains How the NRA Ended Up at the Edge of Disaster

    November 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins
    2nd amendment, gun news, gun politics, guns, national rifle association, nra, second amendment, stephen gutowski

    On this episode, investigative reporter Tim Mak joins Stephen Gutowski to talk about his new book Misfire: Inside the Downfall of the NRA.

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    Movie Armorer Steve Wolf on Alec Baldwin's On-Set Shooting

    October 31st, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Guest Steve Wold explains the proper safety protocols on TV and movie sets for handling firearms in a wide-ranging discussion with host Stephen Gutowski about the Alec Baldwin shooting.

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    Cam Edwards on Virginia's Election Tightening as Guns Become Flashpoint

    October 25th, 2021  |  59 mins

    Host Stephen Gutowski and guest Cam Edwards talk about how Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin has closed the gap with Democrat Terry McAuliffe and how backlash to a power company's meddling on guns helped him do it.

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    A Deep Dive Into the NRA's 2020 Finances

    October 18th, 2021  |  1 hr 14 mins
    2nd amendment, gun news, gun politics, guns, mike willever, national rifle association, nra, second amendment, spending, stephen gutowski

    Host Stephen Gutowski and contributing writer Jake Fogelman discuss the spending cuts the NRA made to stay in the black while revenues fell and legal costs exploded. Plus, Active Self Protection's Mike Willever explains the most incredible self-defense stories his new podcast has explored so far.

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    The Atlantic's Adam Serwer on Guns and Race in America

    October 11th, 2021  |  59 mins 37 secs
    2nd amendment, apagoa, chris cheng, crypto, google, gun news, gun politics, guns, nfts, second amendment, stephen gutowski, supreme court, top shot

    Guest Adam Serwer and host Stephen Gutowski discuss how race and guns have interacted in American politics both historically and in the modern era.

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    Top Shot Champion Chris Cheng on Gun-Rights Activism and NFT Firearms

    October 4th, 2021  |  1 hr 11 mins
    2nd amendment, asian american, atf, chris cheng, david chipman, gun news, gun politics, guns, second amendment, stephen gutowski

    Guest Chris Cheng and host Stephen Gutowski talk about Asian-American gun ownership, his new gun-rights group, and how NFTs will impact the gun industry.

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    Gun Activism on the Local Level With the CEO of San Diego County Gun Owners

    September 27th, 2021  |  1 hr 9 mins
    2nd amendment, gun news, gun politics, guns, san diego county gun owners, second amendment, stephen gutowski, wendy hauffen

    Host Stephen Gutowski and San Diego County Gun Owners head Wendy Hauffen talk about the group's outreach to women and how it is able to be effective even deep in hostile territory.

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    National Review's Jim Geraghty on NRA Turmoil and Fallout From Biden's Failed ATF Nomination

    September 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Host Stephen Gutowski interviews National Review Senior Political Correspondent Jim Geraghty about President Biden's ATF nomination failing and the crisis at the NRA.