It's one of the most controversial bills in Congress. After House passage earlier this month, it's up to the Senate whether federal concealed carry reciprocity will become the law of the land. If so, any state that lets licensed owners carry concealed guns — like Massachusetts — would also have to honor the concealed carry licenses of any other state, including those with far less-strict firearm rules. Last week on Boston Public Radio, Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans said that this bill is “ridiculous” and is “the last thing [we] should be doing.” Adam Reilly was joined by John Rosenthal, co-founder of Stop Handgun Violence, and Pierre Roberto Salomon, founder of Salomon Firearms Training to discuss the issue.

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which passed the House earlier this month, is stirring up controversy among constitutional scholars. The bill would require states to recognize the concealed-carry standards of all other states. Although the second amendment lays out "the right of the people to keep and bear arms," some argue the bill runs afoul of the tenth amendment, which deals with states’ rights. Another constitutional concern here in Boston is the new ban on single-use plastic bags, signed into law last week by Mayor Marty Walsh. Supporters say the ban will cut down on the amount of plastic that ends up in the environment, but others are worried about the cost to consumers. Former state senator Jack Hart, now a representative for the packaging company Novolex, argues the fee is not only burdensome, but unconstitutional. Adam Reilly was joined by Suffolk University Law professor, Renée Landers to discuss the legal issues.

A recent New York Times investigation uncovered the Department of Defense program that was tasked with investigating UFO sightings and encounters by military aircraft between 2007-2012. The investigation detailed one such sighting in 2004, where pilots flying off the coast of San Diego spotted an oval-shaped object, which appeared to have a glowing aura and traveled at incredibly fast speeds. Adam Reilly was joined by Senior Editor of Sky and Telescope Magazine, Kelly Beatty to discuss the reports.