61 episodes

An honest and comprehensive discussion about guns and mental health. Two highly stigmatized cultures that have long stood across from each other, refusing to collaborate whenever tragedy strikes. That trend ends now. For firearms owners, clinicians, and the curious public.

Guns and Mental Health by Walk the Talk America Walk the Talk America

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 15 Ratings

An honest and comprehensive discussion about guns and mental health. Two highly stigmatized cultures that have long stood across from each other, refusing to collaborate whenever tragedy strikes. That trend ends now. For firearms owners, clinicians, and the curious public.

    Episode 61: Sandy Richardson (Part II)

    Episode 61: Sandy Richardson (Part II)

    Sandy Richardson, a victim of the New York SAFE Act, is back to update us on her absurd and blood-boiling experience with getting falsely reported and having her rights restricted. She has since pursued multiple Freedom of Information Law requests and obtained overwhelming information that suggests the NY SAFE Act not only doesn't help people, but it actually keeps hundreds of thousands from seeking care. 

    Please share this episode as widely as you can, and particularly with healthcare workers.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 60: Rob Pincus & GunPRO

    Episode 60: Rob Pincus & GunPRO

    For more than two decades Rob Pincus has taught all aspects of firearms across the globe. Since 2018 he has served as a board member for Walk the Talk America and in 2022 he launched GunPRO, a Pledge of Responsible Ownership, to invite firearms owners to take an affirmative step toward even more mindfulness regarding their involvment with the guns that they own. 

    This is his pitch to gun owners to engage in this totally voluntary and competely decentralized accountability mechanism with their friends and colleagues. This is the gun community "doing something" to curb unnecessary negative outcomes with firearms and Walk the Talk America is proud to support the effort.

    • 44 min
    Episode 59: Isaac Richey

    Episode 59: Isaac Richey

    Isaac is a former infantryman in the US Army and, due to seeking help at the right time when he needed it, is now no longer allowed to own firearms.

    But the story gets nuttier: after discharge from the hospital and completing his care, he was returned to duty and used all kinds of firearms for quite a while longer while working for the Army. Yet now, as a civilian, he has had his career opportunities limited, all because of an activist hospital staffer in New York. 

    Born and raised in Oregon and grew up shooting, hiking, fishing and all other sorts of outdoorsy stuff, he is pursing a cybersecurity degree in Texas. He has long-term goals of working in federal cyber security/federal law enforcement, as he believes that would be the best way to use his skills to help people. 

    This is his testimony.

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Episode 58: Brandon Covey

    Episode 58: Brandon Covey

    Brandon Covey is a licensed mental health counselor, professional musician, and avid shooter.  
    In his counseling work, Brandon specializes in dealing with anxiety and depressive disorders, as well as helping his clients find meaning and purpose through life's most challenging circumstances.  Brandon takes a cognitive behavioral approach to correct negative thinking patterns, combined with reality and existential therapies to promote sound choices and decision making.  Brandon believes healing and resilience can be found by anyone with desire, an open mind, and a willingness to learn.  

    Outside of counseling, Brandon works as a freelance bassist in various settings; church, rock bands, recording sessions, etc.  In addition to playing professionally, Brandon has a passion for composing his own music; finding personal meaning in turning his personal struggles into art that can be appreciated by others.    

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 57: John McClain

    Episode 57: John McClain

    John McClain is a member of Team Armscor as a Pistol/MultiGun Competitor. He also worked 8 years in Las Vegas as an EMT responding to all kinds of 911 calls. He credits firearms, and the 2A community for being one of the main reasons why he was able to fight though one of the darkest times in his life.

    In this episode he offers insight into what he witnessed and experienced in the world of medicine and discusses some of the issues that we all are facing in the battle for those that need/want help when it comes to mental health.

    Also, he feels "elevator sexy" after listening to our intro music.

    Thank you to our Platinum sponsors, Armscor and Ruger, for their incredible support.

    • 2 hr 3 min
    Episode 56: Locked & Loaded Latinos

    Episode 56: Locked & Loaded Latinos

    Rolo and Jo are a husband-and-wife team working to expand and normalize the fiream and freedom movements through education, entertainment, and exposure After Florida's Republican-led government enacted gun control laws in 2018, they knew they needed to become advocates for their rights and the Locked & Loaded Latinos came to fruition.

    Each week on their live podcast they discuss topics from the 2nd Amendment advocacy, politics, pop culture, gaming, current events, and also have bilingual discussions about our rights and Founding Documents.

    Find Rolo and Jo on YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as wherever podcasts are found.

    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

glenn boies ,

Rational voices

Thank you for the varied, and passionate stories and observations.
Im trying to catch up and listen to all the past episodes

Glenn Boies

Michael Sodini ,

Something different!

An honest and comprehensive discussion about guns and mental health. Two highly stigmatized cultures that have long stood across from each other, refusing to collaborate whenever tragedy strikes. That trend ends now. For firearms owners, clinicians, and the curious public.

SlowFacts ,

Get your head on straight

Perspective and context are everything. WTTA brings so many voices to the table that it has sharpened my thinking.

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