March 25th, 2013
Full Broadcast: Bob McLain, W.O.R.D., News Radio
Paton talks to Congressman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina. Paton asks Trey Congressman Gowdy if he supports a bill by Senator Lindsey Graham to help plug loopholes in firearm background checks. Congressman Trey responds that he does supports the bill to prevent the criminally mentally ill from accessing guns. Congressman Gowdy stresses the point to not link those with mental illness to criminals who also deal with mental illness–being mentally ill does not automatically mean that you should not have access to firearms. Senator Graham and Congressman Gowdy support the idea of right restoration program for former criminals who have mental illness to regain their rights to purchase firearms.