A couple of weeks ago, an old friend from Airesape contacted me out of the blue. He proposed something quite interesting. He asked if I would participate in an experiment on his podcast. The experiment was to see if two friends on opposite sides of a highly emotional, divisive issue could have a civil conversation on that topic. The topic, as I gave it away in the blog title, is gun control.
My friend, Gene Yoon, is a very intelligent and articulate man. He also advocates for stronger gun control. I met him when he was our general counsel at Airespace. He provided invaluable legal advice. Gene was also a key person negotiating the acquisition of Airespace by Cisco. Lastly, but not least, he is also a really nice guy.
The conversation was, honestly, difficult for me. You will hear that for yourself. Holding a civil conversation, where you actually listen to the other person, consider their points and respond to those points, is hard work
If you want to read some other things I have had to say on the topic of gun control, there is this post I wrote after the Newtown shooting.