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Seattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week.

Brian Callanan is a five-time Emmy winner who currently serves as a host, producer, and moderator for the Seattle Channel, where he's worked since 2011. His career in broadcast journalism began in 1995, and includes an 11-year stint as a reporter and anchor for Q13 News. Brian won the Seattle Municipal League's Civic Award for Government News Reporting in 2016. He lives with his wife and two daughters in West Seattle.

City Inside/Out: Seattle Gun Tax
City Inside/Out: Seattle Gun Tax

Gun rights activists are up in arms over a new Seattle tax on firearms and ammunition. City leaders say the money will help pay for gun violence research and prevention, but critics say the tax is a violation of the Second Amendment. Does the new tax preempt the state's gun law? What are the public health implications for the city?

On the show:
Tim Burgess, Seattle City Council
Margy Heldring, Founder, Grandmothers Against Gun Violence
Dr. Ali Rowhani, Professor, UW School of Public Health
Sergey Solyanik, Owner, Precise Shooter
Phil Watson, Second Amendment Foundation
Dr. Tim Wheeler, Director, Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership