Lubbock's own world-renowned sculptor Eddie Dixon joined guest host Paul R. Beane on Tuesday's edition of The Chad Hasty Show to talk about Dixon's latest sculpture in progress, some of his life experiences, and much more.

Dixon, who has three sculptures on display in the Smithsonian Institute, share details about his new work commissioned by West Point, of Staff Sergeant Sanders Matthews, who was chief instructor of horsemanship for the 9th Cavalry. "Once you do a piece for the military and they like it, they call you all the time," Dixon said while discussing the many commissioned sculptures he has done for the U.S. military.

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Beane and Dixon also discussed upcoming works that he has been commissioned to create, as well as current events and their mutual love of shooting sports. During the discussion about the violence occurring in so many U.S. cities, and speaking in reference to the wave of of anti-gun sentiment sweeping Washington, D.C. and the media, Beane asked Dixon whether or not he believes that the Second Amendment and gun rights will survive. Dixon replied,

I think it has to survive...The second you set these rules, you take the guns, and criminals don't worry about that, the criminals have guns, they have access to guns any time they want them. It's just the poor man who's trying to protect his home that they want to regulate. No, the Second Amendment, it has to survive. We can't afford to live in this country with murder and mayhem, and not have a way to protect yourself.

Listen to the entire interview with Eddie Dixon in the player above. 

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