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1- Open and Personal News Segment
2- News Segment
3- Paul’s Rant
4- Interview Segment 1: David Codrea
5- Interview Segment 2: Kimberly Corbin
6- DGU Segment:
7- Email and Show Close:
“An armed society is a polite society.. and this is the Polite Society Podcast where we support and report on civilian self-defense.”
Paul: Welcome to the polite society podcast sponsored by the Firearms Policy Coalition recorded on Thursday, February 4th, I’m Paul Lathrop
Rob: I’m Rob Morse and on tonight’s show we will talk with David Codrea about our violent cities.
John: I’m John Richardson, and we’ll talk with Kimberly Corban about her advocacy for rape victims.
Susan: I’m Susan Lathrop and we will talk about Facebook banning private sales of firearms.
Gary: I’m Gary Daugherty and in our DGU’s we have to additions to the Don’t torque off the old guy series, so climb aboard
Susan: strap in
John : and hang on!
Paul: episode 365 of the Polite Society Podcast starts right now.
Show intro music.
Personal news from each participant (when you are done with your segment please ask the next person what has been up with them)
Rob- Tried to register for a course in Baton Rouge. I’m wait-listed. Carry every day.
John – Just ordered the LASR App software, mini targets, and a webcam to use in practicing with my SIRT pistol. I watched how the software worked at the SHOT Show and am convinced that practice with it will enable me to detect and correct bad habits.
We are heading down tomorrow night to see our granddaughter Olivia. It has been a month since we’ve seen her and who knows how much she has grown in a month!
Rob- I have lasr. I like it.
Gary – What training do you have coming up?
Paul/Susan – Mini rant on driving in adverse weather conditions. Planning for MAG 40. Planning for Cornered Cat. Can’t shake SHOT crud that Kowalski gave me. Pics tomorrow for the newspaper article.
Promo about upcoming training classes here.
2- News 1
1 Facebook Bans Private Gun Sales
Facebook, the world’s largest social media website, has moved against America’s legal gun owners. In a surprise announcement, Facebook and Instagram immediately banned posts about guns offered for sale between private parties. The ban extended to gun parts and ammunition. Offers that were all completely legal. There was no explanation of what prompted the Facebook policy change, but Obama has long railed against the legal private sales of firearms via the Interwebs; objecting to the lack of a FBI background check. White House spokesperson Josh Earnest applauded Facebook’s action, but smugly would not say if Facebook’s decision was the result of any specific request from the administration.
The impact has been immediate, broad and severe. Facebook started pulling down gun sales posts instantly. Many gun or gun-rights oriented groups were banned outright, removed for what Facebook called violations of its terms of service. Facebook has unjustly equated firearms with marijuana, pharmaceuticals and illegal drugs and groups that are hateful, threatening or obscene. Members of the Bradys, Bloomberg’s Demanding Mommies and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, as well as many so-called Social Justice Warriors swarmed Facebook, reporting anything remotely gun related. Facebook’s notorious “Ban first – ask questions later” policy resulted in the wholesale elimination of a large swath of gun groups, many with no connection to gun sales.
Facebook gun group administrators fought back by tightening their rules, eliminating questionable posts, refusing new members and changing the groups names and keywords to limit notice by the SJWs. Often, those efforts were not enough. Many gun groups are going elsewhere, to private websites, forums and friendlier social media sites like GunDistrict, Myspace and MeWe. This fragmentation has already caused a negative impact to the effectiveness of the gun culture.
It should be noted that as a private company, Facebook has every right to regulate its business as it desires. Should they be limiting free speech about a lawful, enumerated right is an entirely different question. However, any government coercion aimed at chilling lawful conduct is at best unethical and certainly an abusive use of executive power. We must be on our guard.
This was a warning. Gun Culture 2.0 is in many ways a child of Al Gore’s internet. The new ability to find one another, organize and communicate significantly changed the game from when communication was largely controlled by a hostile mass-media. To illustrate: gun rights advocates have repeatedly frustrated the current administration by quickly distributing information and coordinating a response to their excesses. However, the new capabilities rely on an internet largely controlled by the left-leaning elite of Silicon Valley. Facebook CEO and majority stockholder Jeff Zuckerberg, recently anointed as the fourth richest man in the world, could indulge a whim or pressure and ban every mention of firearms, self-defense or rights on his site. Other social media sites could follow suit, effectively eliminating most firearm and rights related communication. The remaining sites and forums would also be at risk where the government controls the internet Off Switch and the UN has been given control of what goes on the world wide web. It could happen tomorrow. It’s in our best interest to begin to develop our own secure, gun and free speech rights friendly websites and communication channels.
We have been warned.
Paul -(Getting my comments in the show planned out tonight while I have some time) Our main Facebook page has not been affected There was a time the day after this happened that I was having problems accessing a private group that the staff uses to discuss show topics and arrange schedules was unavailable to me, but it has returned to normal. I even belong to some “gun swap” groups that have yet to be pulled down. Has anyone personally seen anything happen on this?
Charlie Foxtrot – Yep, I been closely watching it happen. I’ve seen gun sale/ trade groups eliminated, as well as AR-15 and 1911 groups that allowed no gun sale posts. Facebook even took down a 10/22 group. Dan
John – I’m not going to name pages but gun sales are still there. That said, I prefer to go to places like GunDistrict.com or local type sites like Carolina Shooters Club.
Rob- I administer a few facebook pages. We are now very strict about who we let in as members. Facebook faces lots of government regulation. That means they have to toe the party line.
2 South Dakota Gun Permits Jump
Up there above the Arctic Circle, Paul and Susan’s South Dakota is shattering previous records for concealed carry permits. Secretary of State Shantel Krebs released a report showing the number of concealed carry permits issued in the state climbed from December’s record-breaking 2,968 to 3,879 in January.
Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead said the uptick is largely driven by people wanting to protect their families from violent crime and political discussion surrounding gun laws. He wouldn’t be surprised if permit number hovered around the high-side until November. “It seems like every time there is a national tragedy that sparks the gun discussion of adding additional restrictions on firearms or limiting firearms the result is a significant spike in gun sales… and people wanting to make sure they have their concealed carry permits,” Milstead said.
Congratulations to South Canada! A Minnehaha, indeed!
3 Austin bookstore offering 10 percent discount to open-carriers
In Rachel’s Texas, Austin’s Brave New Books offers a 10 percent discount to all customers open-carrying in their store. The bookstore has also hosted a symposium to help Texas residents learn more about open-carry legislation. There was also a panel of firearms freedoms activists who discussed Second Amendment activity in Texas.
Brave New Books joins Brooks Place, the Houston-area barbecue joint, who offer a 25 percent discount to customers who wear their weapons in the open.
Guns, books and barbeque make Texas – and ‘Murica! – great!
4 Connecticut Federal Legislators Ask Food Chain to Ban Open Carry
Three of Connecticut’s US legislators are asking the Connecticut Food Association to ban open carry in their stores. In Connecticut, carrying a handgun openly is legal if you have a carry permit, but businesses can ban the practice. The three lawmakers sent CFA a letter saying, “There is simply no reason someone would need to bring their gun with them in order to purchase milk, bread or other necessities at a grocery store. Customers should feel safe while shopping, and employees should not be fearful while doing their jobs. You have the opportunity to take a strong stance in support of creating a safe, welcoming environment in Connecticut’s food retailer.”
The legislators are conveniently ignoring all the times a concealed carry permit holder armed and willing to act made all the difference in a violent crime. It remains to be seen how Connecticut Food Association will respond to Blumenthal, Murphy, and Esty. We hope that CFA doesn’t ignore the lesson of Kroger Foods, who were similarly targeted by the Demanding Mommies for allowing open carry in their stores. Kroger took the principled stand of respecting the local area’s gun laws in the face of a threatened boycott. The boycott did not materialize, but the gun owner’s opposing buycott increase the chains profits by about 25%.
The politicians should know that gun owners vote, at the ballot box and with their wallets.
Rob- What did I just say? The power to regulate is the power to control. Stores who donated to conservative causes have been driven out of business.
john – I’ve always despised Blumenthal as he lied about being a Vietnam vet. He was a Vietnam ERA vet. If he’ll lie about that, he’ll lie about anything.
5 Iowa Caucus Chicanery
We’ll briefly note the narrow win of one anti-Constitution, anti-rights, anti-gun candidate over another in the Iowa presidential caucus. Worth examining, however, is the way that victory was earned – or not earned. It appears the Democrat caucus process is as nontransparent and questionable as Chicago elections — and no one seems to find that unusual.
By all indications the race between Bernie and Hillary was a very close one. It came down to six contested precincts that – improbably – had to be decided by a coin flip. A flip that Hillary won all six times. Statistically, that run of luck has only a 1 and a half percent probability of occurrence. That would be just one more in a long string of Clinton “miracles.” In addition, the Democrat National Committee is keeping the poll numbers secret. Bernie and the public will never know how he actually did in the very important first presidential voting. How is that acceptable?
If the Progressives are willing to do that to one of their own, just what do you think they’d be willing to do to their self-described blood enemies? We must keep a sharp eye out for voting fraud.
3- News 2
The Trucker’s Rant
Yesterday marks 4 years since I flipped the switch and recorded the first episode of the Politics and Guns Podcast. A lot of things have changed in the 4 years that I have been doing this show, I have gone through several co-hosts, which must mean that I am difficult to work with. Susan, would you agree with that? We have changed the name of the show. We have positively exploded in downloads. My first week of podcasting I had 78 downloads. The first month was a staggering 487. Last month we had over 25,000 downloads. I believe that the quality of the show has gone WAY up. I went back recently and listened to some of my first few shows and positively shuddered. However one thing hasn’t changed.
There is a fairly good sized portion of our community that has something that I call “I don’t want to get on a list-itis”. If you aren’t one of our community that is inflicted with this awful affliction it’s probable that you know one or more people who are. Usually these people are preppers, or strongly identify with that segment of the population. You have almost for certain heard them say at One time or another “well, I would, but I don’t want to get on a list”. I have found 2 groups of these people, those who claim “op-sec” and are so certain that Obama and his ilk are coming for their guns that they want to keep everything on the “down low”. They figure if they keep quiet and try their hardest to stay off the radar that the government will pass them by and not bother them. The second type is the kind of person that doesn’t want to make waves. They like their hunting or target shooting guns and don’t really care about much in the community but may have a relative or even spouse that is anti gun and they don’t want to rock the boat.
I have heard of people going as far as to bury guns, and in the fine words of our own Charlie Foxtrot, “If you bury your head – and your guns – you’ve lost already. If things go as they fear – there will NEVER come a time to unbury them. Stand together, stand strong, stand firm – and the day our rights will be shattered nationwide will never come. We force the lawless administration to back down time and time again – just through expressing our concerns and anger.”
Let’s talk about why it is not only important to be on lists, but why we all need to be on more of them. First of all, in all levels of the government, from your home owners association (not actually a form of government usually) to towns and counties local boards to the federal government look at statistics and base their decisions on what will keep them in office rather than what is best for the people. So if they are considering something that hurts firearms owners and they don’t hear from anyone but Mayor Mike and the demanding mommies, they will think that that is their constituency, say goodbye to your rights However if they get a call from a few of Shannon’s mommies in support of further regulation, and calls from hundreds of regular people who tell them they are about to make a mistake by passing those regulations, say goodbye to Mrs Watts. Having contacted anything above the HOA (and maybe even them) you will be on their list of contacts. You will also make the “list” of contacts that they maintain. It’s quite common for my congresswoman’s staff to email me updates, this is not the re-election please send money email that everyone gets, including me, but an update on issues I have contacted her about before.
The next list I would love to see our listeners on is the list of campaign volunteers. I am more than a little tired of hearing “but my guy (usually the last name Paul is in there somewhere) doesn’t have a chance”. Where do you think that people like Rand Paul get votes? They don’t personally get on the phone or go knock on doors. They have campaign workers do that. You want to get a politician’s attention? Show up to their office as the election push is starting and talk to one of the volunteer coordinators. Tell them that you are willing to work the phone, knock on doors, stuff flyers, do whatever, but the reason that you are willing to do that is solely because candidate x is fighting for 2nd Amendment rights. You accomplish 2 things here, you help spread the word about your candidate and you get the message to that candidate that their work helping us is directly helping them. Also if they know that a large base of people working to get and keep them in office will work for someone else if they don’t tow the line does a good job of keeping our cause in the front of their minds. How is this list related? You will of course be on the volunteer list of that campaign and will get email and letters.
Let’s get on another list shall we? Everything I have said up till now won’t cost you a penny, but that changes here. Are you a member of a gun rights group? The NRA is about $ 35 To join for a 1 year full price membership. The cost of a few boxes of self defense ammo.
This is a list we need to be on. I can hear some of you now saying “But Paul, I don’t agree with everything that the NRA does!” I don’t either. I have had some fairly public dislike of the NRA and for about a year after Sandy Hook I would not promote them. I have come to realize that they are right more than 90% of the time. If they were a politician we would all be clamoring to get them into office. SO if you are like me, and some of the things that the NRA does rub you the wrong way get a 5 year membership. Get voting rights. We can change the NRA if there are enough of us.
For a second let’s think what membership in the NRA means. The NRA claims 4.5 million members. according to the most recent numbers that I could find in a quick internet search there are 3.5 million NFA items in the US as of 2012. Of course we know that there are a LOT more NON NFA firearms in the country, and since there is no national registration for non NFA items there is no real way to accurately see how many firearms owners there are. Estimates range from 35 to 45 percent of households. Now there is often more than one adult in a household, so we could see numbers as high as 125 million gun owners. That means that the largest lobbying organization in the US actually only counts about 3% of gun owners in its paid ranks.
This is an abomination, what do you think would happen if the NRA counted members and it were 15 million? 20 million? A little while ago there was a push happening on social media to buy a New York politician gift NRA memberships. While I do appreciate the attitude, I think that the action was not quite right. Instead of buying a membership for an Anti-Rights politician how about you buy a membership for a single mother who owns a gun and might benefit from the knowledge of the NRA publications? Or for your cousin who just got their first AR?
One side note here, lest you think that I am straying from my staunch support of the good folks over at the SAF. I am a proud life member of the SAF and I think that you should be a member as well. Many if not most of the recent victories that have put us back on track to regaining the full effectiveness of the 2nd Amendment have come directly as a result of lawsuits the SAF has brought.
Now I am going to spend some more of your money on lists. Do you REALLY want to strike fear into the Government? Buy an NFA item I said earlier that there were 3.6 million NFA items. What if we all went out and got suppressors? What if several hundred of us acquired a SBS or SBR? These NFA items can still be legally sold as new construction to the public, with the background check and tax stamp, while the full autos no longer can be sold as new manufacture. If you buy a suppressor, SBR, or SBS the numbers go up, and the Government knows that you are active.
Let’s be honest here folks. The government IS NOT GOING to come door to door to take your guns. There are too many out there and the logistics alone prove the impossibility. Could we lose our rights by apathy? You bet! If we all just crawl into a corner and stay off the lists and keep our mouths shut our rights will go away. Little by little, piece by piece, regulation by regulation, law by law, .. If we are active, if we are on not just one but MANY lists, so that when put together the numbers are so overwhelming that we dare not be touched, the rights that are secured by our 2nd Amendment can not only be held, but RESTORED to what they should be.
Finally I am going to mention the one list that we all MUST be on. The one that has been assumed up to this point in my talk that we all are. That is the list of registered voters. If you are not registered to vote and voting you are hurting us! When the show first started I used to mention a website a lot, I think that it is time that I begin to do so again the site is http://www.wallbuilders.com/vote/ If you go there you can make certain that you are registered to vote, and you can also check to see if your buddies from the range are registered as well. Four years ago we missed the chance to change the course of the leadership for our nation. If we miss the chance this time our rights could easily be in danger of eroding again.
Am I on all of the lists I described? No, I am not. I am working on getting on all of them, and more, but I am on most of those lists.
Rob- It sounds like we’re reading the same news.
John – The most important list I’m on is the voting list. I registered to vote on April 24, 1975. It was my 18th birthday. I went down to the Guilford County Courthouse to register.
Rob- Gun quote- They will never outlaw all of your guns at once. But every ‘reasonable’ control they can impose without your resistance gives them one more bit of leverage to make gun ownership for you and your children and your grandchildren as difficult as possible. ~ David Kopel
Hang on everybody, we’ll be back with our guests David Codrea and Kimberly Corban.
4- David Codrea about our Violent Cities
the war on guns
article at ammoland about the most violent cities in the world. Some of them are in the US.
Gun free countries
Gun free cities
Bloomberg mayors against illegal guns
government control vs gun control
5 Kimberly Corban about the gun ban bigots
You were raped in May of 2006. You suffered PTSD and had trouble staying in college.
You did an extraordinary job in helping convict your attacker. You’re another Sherlock Holmes. The Weld County District Attorney said you’re a role model for every rape victim.
You became an advocate for rape victims.
Defense attorneys don’t like seeing you. Some politicians don’t like seeing you either after you became an activist for armed self-defense.
How has your message been received.
Some listen. Some ignore.
Cheryl Todd about the anti-gun “but”ers
Dan and Cheryl Todd on Gun Freedom Radio- on the 960 the Patriot http://960thepatriot.com/ Saturdays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Their gun store- AZ Firearms http://azfirearms.com/
Spike in ammo sales, but not as crazy as 2013.
Don’t like panic buying, and we have not seen it.
Also Class 3 dealers. We don’t see a spike in class 3 sales.. not yet.
spike in NFA items?
22 long rifle is the gateway drug for new gun owners.
Every gun owner who brought friends shooting slurped up the 22?
22 magnum is hard to get
Don’t be a “but” http://gunfreedomradio.com/2016/02/01/138/
Texas CCW Holder Saves Texas Deputy
Armed with a weapons-grade mustache and a concealed carry weapon, a Texas Marine veteran stopped a suspect trying to use a deputy’s gun against him. “I’m alive today because of him,” deputy Dylan Dorris, 23, said.
“Freeze!” yelled Scott Perkins as he pulled out his concealed handgun. The thug stopped the attack and fled. No shots were fired. Kenton Desean Fryer, 32, of Arkansas was captured shortly after and charged with aggravated assault of a public servant, taking an officer’s weapon, evading arrest or detention with a vehicle and driving while under the influence with a child under 15. He sits in jail on $50,000 bail.
Sgt. James Davenport, the supervising officer of the incident said <quote>“This day and time, a lot of people would just drive by and keep going. To see someone that will stop and help is special. This is a situation where being a license to carry holder truly did save a life.” <unquote> Perkins, who served two tours in Iraq as a Marine, doesn’t see himself as a hero. The Bastrop County Sheriff disagrees; the department plans to honor Perkins with a sheriff’s commendation for his efforts to help Deputy Dorris.
Well done, Marine. Well done, indeed!
CCP Holder Uses Gun to Stop Three Robbers
A Virginia Beach, Virginia McDonald’s parking lot erupted in gunfire when a victim was knocked to the ground and robbed by three men. They had met in the night to transfer a cell-phone. During the purchase, one of the three sellers hit the victim in the head, sent him to the ground, then robbed him of the phone. The victim, drew his legally carried gun and fired, driving the three away. No one was hit, and the trio was later arrested during a traffic stop and have been charged with a host of felonies and are held without bond.
A Gun and Domestic Violence
A woman shot and killed her boyfriend who was armed with a weapon. Police responded to a shots-fired call at an El Mirage, Arizona home. There they found a dead man and the woman who had shot and killed him after some kind of domestic violence. She was questioned and released. Police say her adult daughter saw what happened and backed her mother’s story. Two other children were also in the home and were fortunately not hurt. Police aren’t saying exactly why the woman fired in self-defense, but they say the man had some sort of weapon.
Neighbors say it was obvious the couple was having trouble. The mother and the boyfriend used to argue a lot, they said, and there was a history of domestic violence at the home. “She’s a very sweet lady as far as I know–and her kids”, said a neighbor, who let her children play with the woman’s.
Police had been called to the residence several times. Despite the official’s becoming aware of an ongoing problem, there was no resolution to the issue. Unfortunately, it seems a gun was necessary in this sad case. However, we wish things could have been resolved long before gun play was required.
There’s Self Defense Even in Chicago
Even on the South Side of Chicago the undeniable right to self-defense remains. A woman enduring a beating was able to defend herself against the man who had broken into her home. She used a gun to save her life.
Reginald Brown, 30, died assaulting the homeowner, whom he knew. The case has been classified as domestic related. Brown was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:35 a.m. from a gunshot wound to the chest.
The woman has a valid FOID card, although that trivial fact should not matter. No charges were expected to be filed in the shooting. If so, her actions will be seen as a lawful homicide, by far the most important fact. Especially to the woman now alive because she had the ability to use a gun to defend her life.
John – Fortunately the lady was in Chicago and not Denmark.
Don’t Torque-Off The Old Guy — With a .45!
And finally, we bring you another two in our continuing Don’t Torque-Off the Old Guy series.
Joe Milspa was enjoying his golden years in his San Jacinto, California home. Then some scum-bucket interrupted his lazy Sunday morning by using an axe to try to bust through his door. The 92-year-old man grabbed his 1911 and was approaching the door when a window was smashed in by the burglar getting into the house. Ol’ Joe reacted with all the courage and skills honed while defending this nation during World War II. “I could have shot the [insert colorful description] right in the head between the eyes. But I didn’t want to do that. I would have been in trouble.” Instead, the old guy blew a .45 caliber bullet past the intruder.
The axeman (see what we did there?) got the rather pointed message, and realizing there were seven even more pointed messages behind the first, beat a very hasty retreat. He left his axe and several other items behind. Police continue to search for the dark complexioned 20 to 30-year-old, who so far has avoided all the local donut shops. Old Guy Joe is fixing his house, then he’s off to the shooting range where he’s gone for decades.
The axeman learned, just like the Axis Powers did 70 years ago, you just don’t torque-off the old guy.
Rob- If you’re life is in danger then you don’t need a warning shot.
Don’t Torque-Off The Other Old Guy
Finishing his lawn work, a 70-year-old Northern California homeowner tried to get into his front door, but found it locked. The on-the-ball old guy remembered leaving it open, so he drew his pocketed handgun and entered his own house through a window. Inside, he found Enrique Garza, 54, and subdued him at gunpoint. He order the gang and prison tattooed invader to <quote> “put his hands up, go outside and sit down in the front yard until police arrived.” <unquote>
The Fresno Sheriff’s helicopter videoed the criminal meekly sitting on the ground under guard, while the old guy waved his free arm to flag down arriving officers.
The thug should have learned you never, ever torque-off the old guy. And you get off of his lawn!
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7- E-mail, blog notes, and show close
Voice mail –
Beg for emails, threaten to start sharing MY recipes.
Listener e-mail discussion
Terry wrote in and said that in editing his email last week we changed the meaning of the email, so here is the original unedited email
Could Joe Biden’s advice, “Jill, if there’s ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here, walk out and put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house,” have more validity than we have given credit?
Let’s start with the reckless endangerment myth. Below is a photo of a group of dove hunters, there are probably hunters surrounding this field all armed with loaded shotguns. But why are none of them hunkered down behind sandbags or wearing body armor for protection. The only protections they have are safety glasses, ball caps and possibly ear plugs and yet they are safe. First they are shooting small pellet bird shot, then there are field safety rules you never fire on a horizontal plane always fire up into the air. So why is it that in the city these same procedures are a hazard to everyone within 20 miles even if they are in the basement of a 2 story home? It is easy to push this line of reasoning over an urban populace that has no experience hunting with a shotgun but why would the hunting community let this go unchallenged in court.
Photo from Google search
The next shouting fit from the tactical experts you would hear is never fire warning shots if you are really in danger. But let’s look at human nature, I can’t quote figures but I think it was Lt. Dave Grossman that researched the low percentage of people in the military and law enforcement that could not shoot another human even with training and a mindset to take a life. Why would we expect an untrained civilian man or woman to overcome this natural instinct? Now I know there is a special class of men who are proven in combat but how many trainers have never fired a shot in anger but speak like they have. What makes them think that firing at a target for a few moments at the range can overcome their constant training to insure that they never point a gun at someone else because they are protecting the lives of others.
Paul: Rob, do you have any new posts from your SlowFacts blog you want to mention?
Rob- We have a million new gun owners each month. Welcome, but there is more to being a gun owner than buying ammunition. Spend some of your money on political ammunition rather than lead and brass. Join the groups who defend your right of self-defense.
Clash Daily. Ammoland. Slowfacts. That is at slow facts dot wordpress dot com. John, tell us what’s new at your blog no lawyers only guns and money
I want to point out some good news that came in a bit late for our news segment. In an important ruling today, the 4th Circuit Ct of Appeals said the District Court for Maryland made a mistake when it used intermediate scrutiny to decide a case involving Maryland’s ban on ARs and AKs along with standard cap magazines. The District Court said Maryland could ban them. Now the 4th Circuit is saying that since it involved the Second Amendment the judge should have used strict scrutiny – that is Maryland has to have an overwhelmingly compelling reason to ban those common firearms. They have send the case back to be reheard and redecided using strict scrutiny. What they didn’t do was say the Maryland ban was null and void. It is still in effect. Bummer.
And because Paul insisted, I blogged about a Masterpiece Arms carbine in 9mm that is a frankenrifle. It combines a FAL lower with a MAC-10 upper, throws in a Finnish SMG 71 round drum, and finishes with a AR style handguard. I think they were made in the mid 2000s.
That and more is at only guns and money dot blogspot dot com.
We would like to thank Charlie Foxtrot for writing up show notes for us. Even though you don’t hear him on the air he is certainly part of what you do hear. Look at his blog at not one more gun law dot blogspot dot com
Paul: That wraps up another episode of the Polite Society Podcast. I’d like to thank David Codrea and Kimberly Corban for joining us today. Next week we have Cheryl and Dan Todd, and Phil Van Cleave with us. So for Charlie Foxtrot, Gary, Rob, John, Rachel and Susan,
(Paul, stop talking now)
Rob: Until the next time…
Gary: stay safe,
Rachel: be aware,
John: and we’ll see you down the road.
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