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Why Are Some People Afraid of Guns, While Others Feel Safer When They’re Around?

As the Texas Legislature takes on open carry and campus carry bills, psychologist Michael Winters joins us to contemplate what goes on in our minds when we enter a room, and we know someone there has a gun — and why some among us feel safer, while others feel threatened. We also discuss what’s happening […]

As the Texas Legislature takes on open carry and campus carry bills, psychologist Michael Winters
joins us to contemplate what goes on in our minds when we enter a room, and we know someone there has a gun — and why some among us feel safer, while others feel threatened.

We also discuss what’s happening psychologically when we’re the ones carrying the weapon.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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