Matthew Larosiere is the policy director for the Firearms Policy Coalition. He writes on the subject of the 2nd Amendment, gun law, taxation and gun violence. His work has been featured in National Review, Cato Blog, Fox Nation, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and more. Matthew graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama with a J.D. and Master of Laws in Taxation. During law school, he served as the president of the Federalist Society and the ethics opinion editor of the Journal of the Legal Profession. He holds a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Central Florida.
Matthew Larosiere is a contributor to Young Voices & nominee for the 2019 Young Voices Award! He joins the podcast to discuss his work with Young Voices, an epic publication about 3D printed guns in Playboy and more on the 2nd Amendment.    Follow Matt on Twitter @MattLaAtLaw 
Matthew Larosiere joins Underscored today to weigh in on political forgiveness. What is it? How should forgiveness work in politics? This past week VA Governor Ralph Northam (D) endured a nasty scandal involving the wearing of blackface in his 20's. Democrats have united around calling for him to resign.    Larosiere wrote It’s Time to Rediscover Political Forgiveness and is concerned about the politics of personal destruction we live under today. He offers his views on Northam and some political scandals of the last year.    Follow Matt on Twitter @MattLaAtLaw  
Why is 2018 a punchline but 2017 is not? Matt Larosiere and Kayla Stetzel of Young Voices join the podcast to discuss some absurd stories from 2018. We touch on Tesla, Elon Musk, A Florida Man, Trump, Kevin Hart and much more.  Larosiere stays on for an extra segment to get into gun policy and the Trump administrations move to ban bump stocks. 
Matthew Larosiere joins us to discuss how his interest in the design and development of weapons is controversial. Larosiere argues that most people agree that everyone should be able to defend themselves. However, most people do not understand that “aimed fire” is actually more effective than peppering bullets hoping to hit your target. The “aimed fire” technique is actually the most utilized military tactic because it results in a higher level of precision and accuracy. Larosiere also touches on how 3D-printed guns have been in the spotlight in recent news. The outrage about 3D-printed guns arose because many people did not understand that, in the United States, there is no law against manufacturing your own gun, in your home, for personal use. There are, of course, laws that prevent the sale and exportation of homemade guns, but it is not illegal to have a hobby, need, or want to manufacture your own gun.Why would anyone own a gun? What is the most effective mechanism to defend yourself? What is the difference between an automatic and semiautomatic weapon? What is a bump stock? Does magazine capacity matter at all? Is there something wrong with collecting things that inflict harm on others?Further Reading:The fight over 3D-printed gun plans has nothing to do with the Second Amendment, written by Matthew LarosiereYes, Washington, The First Amendment Even Protects Firearm Blueprints, written by Ilya Shapiro and Matthew LarosiereLosing Count: The Empty Case for “High-Capacity” Magazine Restrictions, written by Matthew LarosiereRelated Content:Rigth to Print Arms, Building Tomorrow EpisodeGuns and Mass Shootings, Free Thoughts Episode See for privacy and opt-out information.
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