Episode 482 – Willes Lee, Kerry Slone and Shayna Lopex-Rivas

Introduction

Rob: Welcome to the polite society podcast powered by the Firearms Policy Coalition recorded on Monday, February 4, 2019, I’m Rob Morse

John: I’m John Richardson, and we’ll talk about Constitutional carry coming to Paul’s homeland of South Dakota

Belle: I’m Belle McCormack, and Kerry Slone about the new Washington State gun laws..

Amy: I’m Amy Dillon and we’ll talk about how the Italian government is realizing the importance of their citizen’s right to keep and bear arms

Gary: I’m Gary Daugherty and we have a DGU at a food truck… so climb aboard

Belle: strap in

John: and hang on!

Rob:  episode 482 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- Shot my new Ace Firearms lower. I have a lot of gun friends, so when I had a question, I asked and got some answers. Thank you, Amy Dillon.

John- I spent most of the week catching up after having been at the SHOT Show. That and dealing with a cold which may or may not be the actual dreaded SHOT Shot crud. Other than that, nothing gun related.

Gary-

Amy – I just want to say thank you to Paul and the rest of my co-hosts and staff with Polite Society Podcast for covering the shows last month while I dealt with the passing of my Dad. I did attend the last few days of SHOT Show as well, so I have been recovering from that. One of the things I would like to share from that is, we got a lot accomplished for the DC Project while there and I do want to remind everyone of our upcoming fundraiser 3-Gun match June 7th-9th in Burnet, Texas at Reveille Peak Ranch. Details on how to sign up and more are shared on the “DC Project Team Match” facebook page as well as on https://www.pro3gunner.com/team-match/

Belle- I was finally able to get out and compete this year, shot 3 IDPA matches since i was on last. Taught out first Intro to Handguns class at FAS this year. 20 new students introduced to our

curriculum that I hope to see come back.

Grant- This week I took the 365 and the 320 out for another version of “precision has purpose” (thanks, Tracy – it’s now a hashtag) but single-handed. Working single handed with either hand should be an important part of everyone’s training and I want people to know that it isn’t as hard as they might think. I also taught a private NRA Basic Rifle class for a Father and Son, who had booked it as the son’s Christmas present – no pressure, right? – so I brought more rifles than I might normally do, and basically doubled the range portion. They had a great time, which is the most important thing. I’d also like to ask our Listeners, if you’re eligible to vote in the upcoming NRA election, please do.

Paul/Susan

Promo about upcoming training classes here.

Grant- National Train a Teacher day, July 20th!

Rob-

Ask listeners to listen to other shows on the network, name at least 2 shows.

Break

2- News

POLITE SOCIETY NEWS, February 04th 2019

Hi everyone. Please remember to send your comments on the news to “onair@politicsandguns.com”

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STORY ONE

John – CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY COMES TO SOUTH DAKOTA

In her first act as South Dakota Governor, Kristi Noem signed into law Senate Bill 47. The act was entitled “An Act to repeal and revise certain provisions regarding permits to carry a concealed pistol.” The bill passed the State Senate by 23-to-11 and the State House by 47-to-23.

The new Law extends the existing permitless *open* carry law to permitless *concealed* carry. So, South Dakota is now officially a full “Constitutional Carry” state, the fourteenth such state.

The law will take effect on July first. It will give SD residents the ability to determine what legal mechanism best suits their needs. Residents who need a permit for reciprocity with other states will still be able to get one. The new law will not alter previous restrictions on where a handgun may be taken.

Governor Noem said that she was proud that it was the first Bill she had signed as Governor and that it was “..special for her to be signing a bill into law that protects our Second Amendment rights,”

Speaking for the National Rifle Association, Cliff Cox said, “This law is a common-sense measure that allows law-abiding South Dakotans to exercise their fundamental right to self-protection in the manner that best suits their needs.”

Governor Noem concluded that “The Constitution has provided the framework for policies for more than 230 years and while things have changed since it was written, our American fundamental values have not,” Noem said.

Rob- CC

SOURCES:
https://www.ammoland.com/2019/01/south-dakota-senate-passes-constitutional-carry-legislation
https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2019/01/31/gov-kristi-noem-signs-constitutional-carry-into-law-south-dakota/2730395002/

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STORY TWO

Belle- IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES FOUND PLANTED AT THE EUGENE OR POLICE DEPARTMENT.

We often talk about the move to violence in the extreme fringes of the left. For example, one group, calling themselves the “Red Guard of Austin”, posted on their blog in 2018 that “antifascism must take on a paramilitary character”. This post accompanied others, entitled, “It will not fall unless you hit it” and “Everywhere is a battlefield.” This is in Austin, possibly the liberal left capital of Texas.

More recently, we have seen claims that the “Antifa” movement is staging for a Civil War.

Well, all of this is speculation. Many of us have ridiculed them and mocked their apparent weakness, compared to the conservative side of the political landscape. Perhaps this is a mistake.

Recently, a member of the Eugene, Oregon chapter of Antifa got into a squabble with the local police department at the school his child attends. His name isn’t  important. He belonged to an armed Antifa group. He drew his firearm on police officers who were attempting to arrest him, and they shot and killed him.

The gentleman appeared at his daughter’s Middle School, requesting to pick her up. However, the school know he had recently lost custody of the child, and refused to release her to him. He argued, and the school called the police.

The man argued with the officers and they manhandled him out of the building. The man resisted and in the altercation that followed, he drew and fired his handgun against the officers. As a consequence, the man died at the scene. It turned out that in addition to his handgun, the man had brought a backpack full of ammunition and loaded magazines to the school.

The following day, the Eugene Police Department found explosive devices planted outside their headquarters. While their source is unknown, the local Antifa group are prime suspects in this development.

The police have stated that these were not hoax devices but were the “real deal, IED devices”.

Police lieutenant David Natt said  that “Incendiary devices were found….these were not hoax devices.” The local explosive disposal unit was able to defuse the explosive devices safely. Federal agencies are now involved.

Perhaps it’s time to stop mocking Antifa and take them much more seriously as a growing threat to our Republic

John – Michael Bane says take people at their word – if someone says they want to kill you, believe them.
Rob-

Amy- That’s domestic terrorism, isn’t it?!

SOURCES:
https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2019/01/john-boch/video-antifa-member-shot-to-death-after-drawing-down-on-eugene-or-cops-in-school/
https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2018/09/john-boch/the-violent-left-says-they-want-a-civil-war-antifa-forming-a-red-army/

https://redguardsaustin.wordpress.com/2018/08/19/oppose-the-counterfeit-antifascism-must-take-on-a-paramilitary-character/

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2019/01/john-boch/antifa-attacks-ieds-found-at-eugene-or-police-headquarters-after-shooting/

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STORY THREE

Rob- ITALY MOVES THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS

Recently, we reported on how in September last year, the Italian government loosened its gun laws. The new law doubled the number of weapons that licensed citizens could own. This includes some semiautomatic firearms, including as several models of AR-15. It also loosened the limits on magazine capacity.

Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said that he isn’t “arming Italy”, he is simply giving good Italians the chance to defend themselves. This follows public opinion – in 2015 only 26% of Italians said they were in favor of making it easier to get a gun for self defense, now it is 40%.

Approximately four-and-a-half million Italian homes have one or more firearms.

The government’s new bill on legitimate-self-defence will be approved by the end of February, the Deputy Prime Minister said.

The bill would introduce rules similar to the US stand-your-ground laws, where virtually all forms of self-defence on one’s property against intruders are deemed legitimate.

“Many people are asking me when parliament will approve the legitimate-defence law after years of chatter,” said League leader Salvini. “The answer is, by the end of February. The aim is to protect the sacrosanct right to legitimate defence of good citizens, shopkeepers, entrepreneurs and farmers.” This will be recognised by the Italian law by the end of February. He concluded, “The job of being a robber will be a little more difficult and a little more risky”

So, well done to the Italian government for recognizing its citizens’ rights!

John – If you think about it, a rise from 26 to 40% in 3-4 years is incredible.
Rob- EU
SOURCES
https://voiceofeurope.com/2019/01/after-loosening-gun-laws-italy-now-strengthens-its-self-defense-laws/

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/2019/01/18/self-defence-law-to-be-approved-by-end-of-feb-salvini_d357105b-1cf0-4a01-8d9b-c04e9a159cfd.html

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STORY FOUR

Amy- LIBERAL GUN CLUB READY TO FIGHT “DRACONIAN” OR GUN CONTROL BILL

We reported recently on the Oregon bill that was introduced recently, that would restrict firearm capacity to five rounds, and limit ammunition purchases to 20 rounds per month. If you remember, the Legislator sought the opinions of high school kids as to what should be in the bill.

Let’s not forget that this bill might well make many revolvers illegal if they have more than five-round cylinders.

So, even liberal gun owners have said this is “too much”.  The OR chapter of the Liberal Gun Club has said it will lobby against the bill. Spokesperson Lara Smith said the bill was “… just draconian. It’s crazy.”

Speaking at SHOT show, she said that the bill could make firearms owners *less* safe because it will limit how often people can train, and may make them less safe with their firearms.

She continued by saying that it was counterproductive to kick and scream about rights and the second amendment. It may be more productive to argue that, if the left is concerned about safety in the firearms owning community, why should they make it more difficult for these same people to maintain their firearms competency?

John – I had dinner with Lara at SHOT Show. She may be liberal on some things but she is very pro-2A.
Rob-

Gary-

SOURCES
https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2019/01/30/liberal-gun-club-ready-fight-draconian-oregon-gun-bill

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Gary- Gun Quotes

To ban guns because criminals use them is to tell the innocent and law-abiding that their rights and liberties depend not on their own conduct, but on the conduct of the guilty and the lawless, and that the law will permit them to have only such rights and liberties as the lawless will allow..by Jeff Snyder

Hang on everybody, we’ll be back with our guest Willes Lee

Kerry Slone

Shayna Rivas.

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3- Interview 1

Willes Lee

Amy- Willes, Why is this election so important this time around?

Amy- Even for those members that are not eligible to vote, there are still things we can do to help promote the importance of this vote, and shaping the direction of the NRA, by bringing attention to the members we would like to see elected, right? What can we do to help you?

Rob-

4- Interview 2

Kerry Slone

https://www.wethefemale.net/

“Domestic violence victims are being used as pawns in the political chess match over the Second Amendment by advocates of gun control laws. Their voices are virtually silenced or ignored if they make an attempt to speak out in support of their constitutional right to defend themselves with a firearm.

“Gun control advocates and legislators have no right to claim that they support women’s rights when they do not support a woman’s right to defend her own life.”

I’m a domestic violence survivor.
The legal system failed me.
My ability to defend myself is severely restricted by Washington’s gun-control laws.
That is true in other states, and more restrictions are coming to Washington.

Shayna Lopez-Rivas- Survivor, Advocate, Activist

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/shaynalopezrivas

Twitter @noleforjustice

Gary 5- DGUs (at beginning) These discussions are NOT legal advice. Some of us are trainers, but this is not formal training and YOU NEED formal training. The Defensive Gun Use segment is intended as information, NOT as training. As always the opinions of the hosts are only their own opinions and not those of any sponsors or other affiliations.

Gary- Lithonia, Georgia

Not long after it opened for the morning, a man walked into a Family Dollar store in the Atlanta suburb of Lithonia.  He pulled out a gun and pointed it at the two clerks at the front counter, and demanded the money from the register. This was creating quite a commotion.

Not too far away, a shopper heard the commotion and made is way toward the front of the store.  This customer was armed. He pulled his gun and fired at the robber.

The robber was pronounced dead at the scene and the customer was pronounced a good Samaritan.

The entire incident was captured on the store’s security system.

Neither the name of the dead criminal nor the good Samaritan has been released.  The good Samaritan will not be charged.

https://www.ajc.com/news/crime–law/breaking-dead-shooting-dekalb-county-family-dollar/my0w2j6ZNfSHhivKX74EpO/?ref=hvper.com

Rob-

Gary-

John – Elizabeth City, North Carolina

It was 6:30 AM when the registered sex offender attempted to enter a home in Elizabeth City, NC.  He entered the home through the back door and that is where he was confronted by the homeowner.

The homeowner was armed and shot the invader, who then left the home.  The homeowner called 911 to report the break-in and shooting. The assailant was gone from the area of the home by the time police arrived but had driven himself to a local hospital seeking treatment.

The reports do not give the gender of the homeowner and only the criminal is named.  He was in fair condition and home invasion charges are pending. There is also no indication of whether the homeowner knew the invader.

http://www.dailyadvance.com/News/2019/02/01/EC-police-Homeowner-shoots-alleged-home-invader.html

John –

Rob-

Amy- Logan, Utah

A 23 year old man went to the home that his ex-girlfriend, Jordan Oakden, lived in with Jeremy Boyle and his mother.  The man arrived and started making threats, after texting with Jordan Oakden earlier in the morning.

Oakden offered to take the man to work in an attempt to defuse the situation, and she went outside to warm up the car.

The man entered the home and was shot by Boyle.

Both Oakden and Boyle’s mother attempted CPR but the man was pronounced dead a short time later.

There were 4 children in the home at the time including two that Oakden shared with the dead man.  He and Boyle had a contentious history that predated the relationship.

The investigation was ongoing and self-defense has still not been determined.

https://www.hjnews.com/news/crime_courts/update-no-arrest-made-immediately-after-fatal-shooting/article_43cee7a6-a1c6-5efd-ba3a-72977dd09412.html

Rob- Miami-Dade, Florida

It was 10 AM and the driver of a food truck and a female were started to get ready for the day.  The woman was approached by the suspect who pointed a gun at her and demanded that she hand over money and get on the ground.

The driver heard the commotion and went to find out what was happening.  He encountered the robber who pointed the gun at him. He handed over the money and somehow armed himself and shot at the robber.

His shot was on target and as the suspect attempted to flee, he was tackled by the driver and held down until officers arrived at the scene.

At the same time, two people were in a nearby car and fired at the truck.  The driver returned fire and hit one of the two. They drove to a nearby hospital where the injured man received treatment and both were questioned.

A connection between the car and the robbery suspect was trying to be determined.  The firearm dropped by the robbery suspect had been recovered at the scene.

Rob- Driver and employee should have been armed

Rob-

John – Bonner County, Idaho

Last October, Jamila Hall and her mother were outside her home when her neighbor approached them.  Just seconds earlier, he had chased Robert Johnson as he drove away from the home.

The man was shirtless and ran toward the two with fists clenched and threatening them.  “I’m going to get you,” he was reported as saying.

Hall armed herself with a handgun and a baseball bat.  As he got within 5 feet of her, she fired one shot and hit him in the chest.  They then began life-saving procedures but he later passed away from this injury.

Prior to his passing, police arrived and corroborated her story and the man told them he had multiple alcoholic beverages that day.  His blood-alcohol was found to be .233 at the time of his death.

Due to Hall’s attempts to get Cole to stop approaching her and her mother, Louis E. Marshall, Bonner County Prosecuting Attorney said “the act of using deadly force by Jimila Hall was, in this circumstance, reasonable.”

The coroner had confirmed that he had been shot in the back and his family claimed that showed that he was not the aggressor.

Detectives did determine that race was not a factor, Hall and her mother are black and the dead man was white.  They also discovered various charges of violent acts against women by the man.

This multiple time loser is listed in the gun control memorial site.

https://www.krem.com/article/news/prosecutor-says-woman-justified-in-killing-man-who-charged-her-near-spirit-lake/293-30838f26-437b-4743-acf0-d2c0a04d013c
http://gunmemorial.org/2018/10/12/joshua-matthew-cole

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6- E-mail, blog notes, and show close

Listener e-mail discussion

Email from Val (possibly taking Claytons’s place as our serial emailer)

The recent interview with Rory Miller (episode 479) brought up the discussion of the sheepdog analogy or mentality. As mentioned, we’re not the sheepdogs. Rather, we are sheep with fangs. This comes from an article written more than 20 years ago – the Parable of the Sheep. It’s long, so here’s a link to it, I’m sure those who’ve not seen this will get something from it.

Oh, and aren’t we happy in South Dakota to get a bit more freedom back with the passing of the Permitless Carry bill?

Val

Rapid City

Paul: Rob, do you have any new posts from your SlowFacts blog you want to mention?

Rob- Assault Speech and Hate Weapons- the media spin that would make Orwell proud

It is dangerous to let other people do our thinking for us. We seem certain we can define “hate speech”. We’re convinced that “assault weapons” are bad.  Both terms have been manipulated by politicians and the media to mean anything they want them to mean. We were sold such a twisted-logic of lies that it would be funny.. if it were not so dangerous.

Elites with armed bodyguards tell us to give up our tools of self-defense. We’re called toxic-hateful-deplorable-clingers if we object. “Assault weapon” is a debating term and so is “hate speech”. An assault weapon is any firearm a politician wants to confiscate. “Hate speech” are any statements that criticize the politician’s latest voting block. The elites lie to us. Look at their record of hypocrisy to see the truth of that statement.

My articles are up at Clash Daily, at Ammoland and at my blog, slow facts dot wordpress dot com.  John, tell us what’s new at your blog no lawyers only guns and money.

John – I put up my annual round-up of endorsements for the NRA Board of Directors. If you are a Life Member or a 5-year continuous member, you should have received your ballot. Please vote! Turnout is usually in the 7-10% which is less than most municipal primaries. I also included how I plan to vote. I am bullet voting for Adam Kraut because I think the NRA needs to make changes and he is a start. The other people I support like Willes Lee I thought had enough clout to get on the board without my vote.

That and more is at only guns and money dot blogspot dot com.

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Rob: That wraps up another episode of the Polite Society Podcast.  I’d like to thank (willes lee, kerry sloan and shayna lopez rivas for joining us today.  So for Amy, Tracy, Belle, Dana, Douglas, Gary, John, Rachel, Susan, Grant and Rob,

(Paul, stop talking now)

Gary: Until the next time…

Rob: stay safe,

Amy: be aware,

John: and we’ll see you down the road.

Episode 481 – News and DGUs

Introduction

Paul : Welcome to the polite society podcast powered by the Firearms Policy Coalition recorded on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019, I’m Paul Lathrop

John: I’m John Richardson, and we’ll talk about the Supreme Court finally accepting another 2A case

Gary: I’m Gary Daugherty and we have a DGU over a parking spot… so climb aboard

Grant: strap in

John : and hang on!

Paul:  episode 481 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)

John – I had a great time at the SHOT Show and chatted with a lot of people who have been on the show in the past. They ranged from Brandon Combs to Yehuda Remer, Cheryl Todd, and Willes Lee plus everyone in between. The show was so busy that I didn’t even finally see Amy Dillon until Thursday! My roommate for the show was Prof. David Yamane who was there doing research for his book on Gun Culture 2.0. As for the show itself, many said it was characterized more by line extensions than really new stuff and I would agree.

Gary

Grant – well busy busy! I just finished the first USCCA class run from ScotShot, their Basic Pistol class. This is, as they say, not your grandfather’s Basic Pistol class. It is very much orientated to the defensive use of handguns rather than the more recreational use supported by the NRA in their basic classes, and the students enjoyed it a lot. I also took Tracy’s comments last week to heart and have inserted an “aim small, miss small” element into my regular training. This week’s episode on that front was a five-pointed star with a 0.75 inch target at each point, shot at five yards, which I managed with both my 365 and my p226. Like we said last week, it’s all about the trigger, and here’s a general question, what regular things to people include in their training?

Paul/Susan

Promo about upcoming training classes here.

Grant – I want to remind everyone out there that National Train a Teacher day is July 20th this year, anyone in the Chicago/Illinois area can reach out to Gary Daugherty from the show to find out what he is doing, or to me for our offering, or to your local trainer. I’m also pleased to say that our first USCCA Instructor class is full, and that we will be welcoming Klint Macro to lead the class at the beginning of February, with other classes coming up over the summer. You can contact me about all our classes at Grant at scotshot dot com.

Tracy?

Belle?

Gary?

Ask listeners to listen to other shows on the network, name at least 2 shows.

Grant – I like “Modern Self Protection” and “Mind4Survival”

Break

2- News

POLITE SOCIETY NEWS, January 28th 2019

Hi everyone. Please remember to send your comments on the news to “onair@politicsandguns.com”

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John – STORY ONE

SUPREME COURT ACCEPTS A SECOND AMENDMENT CASE

In the matter of Docket number 18-280, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v the City of New York, The Supreme Court of the United States has decided to hear the case on whether the City of New York can continue with its ban on New Yorkers taking their lawful handguns out of the City.

The case is expected to be heard in October of this year.

Current law is that legal gun owners may not transport their handguns outside of the city, even if the gun is licensed, locked and unloaded. The Association argues that this prevents owners from taking their guns to second homes, hunting trips and firing ranges for self-defense, recreational or competition purposes.

The plaintiffs claim that the ban violates the Second Amendment, the Commerce Clause of the Constitution, and the constitutional right to travel. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the City, saying the there were seven firing ranges in the city where the guns could be used.

The case is significant in that it is the first 2A case the Court has heard in almost 10 years. It is widely speculated that the acceptance of the case is indicative of the President’s influence on the Court.

The  case has raised great hope that if it succeeds, it will open the way for more open transportation of personal firearms generally.

SOURCES:

https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/426408-supreme-court-agrees-to-review-nyc-gun-restrictions
https://www.nraila.org/articles/20190124/illinois-bill-introduced-to-ban-many-firearms-accessories

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Gary – STORY TWO

ILLINOIS INTRODUCES BAN ON GUNS CAPABLE OF ACCEPTING MAGAZINES

In Illinois Senate Bill SB-107, Senator Julie Morrison has introduced a dramatic gun-ban proposal.

Her Bill will ban all semi-automatic handguns and rifles that are *capable* of accepting a magazine that holds over 10 rounds.

This is much more aggressive than banning the magazines themselves. It would mean that virtually every firearm that accepts a detachable magazine would be banned. So, every AR or AK, every Glock, Sig and HK handgun, every 1911, all would fall under the ban proposed in this new legislation. Every 10/22 rifle also.

The proposed legislation also bans semi-automatic shotguns that can hold 5 rounds.

The Bill would allow grandfathering of existing firearms, with a registration costing $25 per gun.

Some commentators are speculating that this is redundant, because they are anticipating a separate magazine capacity law, that new Governor Pritzker will sign, however we hope that everyone will see the difference.

We expect that this bill, if passed into Law, will be subject to litigation, where the State will doubtless argue that it is not a ban, because existing firearms can be registered (but no new guns will be available).

This sweeping gun-grab comes hard on the heels of a Bill introduced into the IL house, House Bill 0888, which amends the conditions of the “FOID” card to require the State Police to search  a purchasers social media accounts to.

“… determine if there is any information that would disqualify the person from obtaining or require revocation of a currently valid Firearm Owner’s Identification Card…”

Of course that means that FOID card holders need to turn in the names of all such accounts.

Is there no end to how Illinois is taking control of the citizens? How far behind is the Federal House, under Pelosi?

PAUL – SOUTH DAKOTA!!!

John – HB 888 might better have been numbered 666! The Mass AG is trying to use that same wording “capable” to ban new ARs.

Gary –

SOURCES

https://ussanews.com/News1/2019/01/25/illinois-bills-hb-0888-sb-107-full-court-press-for-your-guns/

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Grant – STORY THREE

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG FAVORS MORE GUNS

Businessman, benefactor, one-time NYC mayor, and likely 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg came out in favor of more guns on the street recently, but not in the way we normally think of this concept.

No, the man who wants to disarm all of us is now proposing a little private army to patrol Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he is a major funding benefactor. He said bluntly that it is “ridiculous” that the University doesn’t have an armed police force.

He said, “When you have a city that has the murder rate that Baltimore has, I think it’s ridiculous to think that they shouldn’t be armed.”, discussing the Hopkins security force.

Bloomberg spoke to reporters after a closed-door meeting with Democrat lawmakers and the state Attorney General. The University is seeking approval from the General Assembly for a private police force to patrol, the campus, the hospital campus and the Peabody Institute.

The proposal has the support of the Senate President. Others are concerned that a private police force won’t be properly accountable to the public.

Previously, the idea of a private place force for Johns Hopkins was rejected following public disagreement. Now, Mr Bloomberg is proposing it again. A group called “Students Against Private Police” – SAPP for short – say this move runs counter to Mr Bloomberg’s well known stance on gun control. However, he says it is “irrational” for the school and hospital not to have armed security.

SOURCES:

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-bloomberg-hopkins-police-20190122-story.html

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Paul….STORY FOUR

NO ARMED POLICE IN BALTIMORE SCHOOLS WHILE KIDS ARE PRESENT

It is interesting how, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, some lawmakers persist with the idea that schools are saver when those in charge are unable to respond rapidly to an armed attack, such as we have seen in Parkland almost a year ago.

Maryland legislator Cheryl Glenn sponsored House Bill 31. This bill would have allowed the Baltimore city police officers who are on duty at city schools, to be armed while students and staff were present.

The matter came before the school board where it was rejected unanimously, 10-to-zero, after a vigorous debate, with arguments being presented on both sides. Ms Glenn said that as a result, she was going to withdraw the Bill because it would have no chance given the total opposition of the school board, and the Mayor.

Ironically, those same police officers *do* carry their firearms while at the school, but only before and after teaching hours. Baltimore is the only part of Maryland where the schools are patrolled by Police officers. Elsewhere, the duty falls to local sheriff departments, and these officers *are* armed.

Grant –

SOURCES:

https://tribunist.com/news/baltimore-votes-to-disarm-school-police-officers
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/28/baltimore-school-board-votes-disarm-police-schools

Gary –

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John STORY FIVE

NRA FOUNDATION PROVIDES GRANTS TO PA ORGANIZATIONS

While we often hear about the political activities of the NRA, usually in a bad light from the mainstream media, we hear less about what it does to promote the shooting and outdoor sports at a grass-roots level.

One thing it does do is sponsor the “Great American Outdoor Show” every year in the PA State capital of Harrisburg. This year, the NRA announced $50,000 in grants, in advance of the Show. This brings the total grants to almost $250,000 in the last five years.

This year, grants go to six organizations.

The Susquehanna Township Police Department will get money to purchase on-body cameras for their police officers.

The Pennsylvania American Legion in Wormleysburg will get help to support their State Police Youth Week firearms training course for high school juniors and seniors.

The York Rifle Range Association will get money to supports its youth air rifle program.

The South Mountain YMCA Camps will get important dollars to support archery, air rifle, trap shooting and 22 rifle for children age six to seventeen.

The Pennsylvania Rifle and Pistol association will receive a grant to expand junior shooting programs across the state, and finally,

The Palmyra Sportsmen’s Association will receive a grant to promote national programs in competitive shotgun, in the Harrisburg area

Like any large organization there are things to like and things to dislike about the NRA, but let’s not forget about the good that they do for us, and the next generation.

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Gun Quotes

(suggestion by Grant: “I didn’t serve 20 years to come home and have politicians trash the Bill of Rights”, and that’s from retired Air Force Colonel Val Finnel, speaking in Pittsburgh recently.)

More: http://www.catb.org/esr/fortunes/rkba.html

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Grant  – Sumter, South Carolina

The truth will always come out.

Police were called out to the Manchester Road area recently to investigate a report of shots fired.  They talked to two women who were robbed at gunpoint by a man who pulled up behind their vehicle as they were parked in the driveway of a residence.  He told them to hand over their purses and jewelry.

After complying, but still fearing for her safety, one of the women retrieved a handgun from inside the vehicle and fired in the direction of the robber, who then drove off.

About 30 minutes later, Police went to an area hospital to check on a man who had come in with a gunshot wound.  The man told police that he had been shot in the Manning and Atlantic Avenues area. They investigated and found no evidence that shots had been fired in that area.

They were able to link a vehicle seen in the area of the earlier robbery, and the description of the robber, back to the man being treated.  He was arrested and booked on various charges, after being treated and released by the hospital.

https://www.theitem.com/stories/alleged-fibber-arrested-after-robbery-shooting-in-sumter,321680

John – Inkster, Michigan

Parking spots are not really to die for.

What started as a dispute over a parking spot ended up with the death of one of two men.  The 34 year old Dearborn, Michigan man got into an argument over a spot with a 25 year old man at an Inkster gas station.  The younger man punched the other man but didn’t knock him down. He then backed off.

The Dearborn man then pulled his gun and chased and confronted the younger man.  He pointed his gun, but the younger man pulled out his own weapon and fired shots at Dearborn man

He remained at the scene and surrendered his firearm to police.  Although he was originally the aggressor in the altercation, he had broken off the engagement and was aggressor no longer.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said, “The 25-year-old had the right to use deadly force to defend himself because he had a reasonable belief that imminent death or great bodily harm would occur. For this reason the warrant for his arrest has been denied.”

The incident had been captured on video surveillance.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2019/01/23/inkster-gas-station-shooting/2661261002/
http://gunmemorial.org/2019/01/19/ali-al-tameeni

Gary – Festus, Missouri

Nothing good happens after midnight.

Police were called to a home at 3:45 AM and found couple with their son dead from a gunshot wound.

The father told police that his son has been drinking earlier and he found him on top of his mother with his hands around her neck.  The father hit his son in the back of his head with the butt of a revolver.

The son got off his mother and threw the father across the room.  He made threats to his life. He told him, “Now you have messed up, and advanced towards the older man.

The disparity in age between the 63 year old father and the 29 year old son left the man fearing his son.  He fired several shots.

Police arrested and booked the man on suspicion of murder but released him pending application of warrants.  The mother did have minor injuries.

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/festus-man-tells-police-he-shot-and-killed-son-after/article_57c1289f-6e79-56e6-bbda-62c91a0118df.html

John – Jefferson County, MO has a bad problem with meth and opioids. I’m wondering if either was involved in this incident.

Paul – Lulling, Louisiana

A man tried to rob a Thrift Village drug store on a Monday at 6PM.  He forced the clerk and pharmacist behind the counter and demanded drugs.

A scuffle started before the POGO practicing pharmacist pulled his weapon and fired at the masked man.  The criminal ran out of the store and went about 100 yards before collapsing behind the store.

He died where he lay.

https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/crime_police/article_11e3a712-1df3-11e9-8817-bb49c9a66bca.html

John – Georgetown, South Carolina

What started with a carjacking, ended with the suspect in the hospital.

Two cars were stolen then one of the carjackers went to a Boost Mobile where he entered the store dressed as a woman and wearing a wig.  When he tried to rob the store at gunpoint, the clerk pulled his own weapon and a shootout broke out between the two. The suspect was shot and fled the scene.

He drove to a Sunoco station where he was picked up by a woman in a car that had  also been carjacked. She drove him to a hospital where his condition was found to be “stable”.

The woman was identified.  Both cars were tracked to their owners,  and carjacking warrants had been obtained for both suspects.

https://www.wltx.com/article/news/local/man-dressed-as-woman-tried-to-rob-columbia-store-gunfight-ensued-with-clerk-police-say/101-617352498

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Paul: Rob, do you have any new posts from your SlowFacts blog you want to mention?

Rob- Disarming the Defenders- Socialist Politicians Sacrifice our Children in “Gun-Free” Zones

My articles are up at Clash Daily, at Ammoland and at my blog, slow facts dot wordpress dot com.  John, tell us what’s new at your blog no lawyers only guns and money.

As I said in personal news, I attended the SHOT Show. I put up a longer post with my reflections on the show. In essence, there was little really new stuff released and a lot of line extensions. Mossberg and Stoeger introduced handguns for the first time in years and some AR manufacturers are adding bolt action rifles. Ultimately, for me, the SHOT Show is about the people and I was able to catch up with a lot of old friends.

That and more is at only guns and money dot blogspot dot com.

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Grant: Until the next time…

Gary: stay safe,

Grant: be aware,

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Episode 480 – Kevin Sona and Derek LeBlanc

Introduction

Paul: Welcome to the polite society podcast powered by the Firearms Policy Coalition recorded on Monday, January 21, 2019, I’m Paul Lathrop

Rob: I’m Rob Morse, and we’ll talk with Kevin Sona about what Florida Carry is up to next month.

Grant: I’m Grant Gallagher, and we’ll talk to Derek Leblanc about real pro safety legislation in Oregon.

Tracy: I’m Tracy Thronburg, and we’ll learn about how the state of Iowa is upsetting the Brady Campaign.

Gary: I’m Gary Daugherty and we have a DGU over pancakes… so climb aboard

Tracy: strap in

Grant : and hang on!

Paul: episode 480 of the Polite Society Podcast starts right now.

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Personal news from each participant (when you are done with your segment please ask the next person what has been up with them)

Rob- Talked with Brett Grayson of Tactical Pay Radio, and I carried every day.

Gary-

Tracy – Yesterday, I was a student in Hock Hockheim’s hand, stick, knife, and gun class, held at KR Training. I spent the better part of yesterday using my training knife and sparring with Karl Rehn, practicing elasticity drills, blocks, punches, and all kinds of other fun self-defense stuff that you hope you’ll never have to use. I taught some private lessons last week, and carried every day.

Grant – it’s been a quiet week here. I had my sixty-first birthday this week. The usual Thursday night range time was themed “Aim Small, Miss Small” where we were shooting 1 inch dots with three different guns the 365, the 320 and the 229.  PAUL TURNS 50 THIS YEAR!!!!!

Paul/Susan

I carried every day!  Happy Birthday Grant

Promo about upcoming training classes here.

Tracy – KR Training assistant instructor, Becky Dolgener, and I will be teaching two ladies’ only classes on Saturday, March 30. Basic Pistol 1 will run from 9-12. We will break for an on-site lunch, and then basic pistol 2 will run from 1-5. John Murphy will be at KR Training on February 16-17, teaching Concealed Carry: Two person tactics and Concealed Carry: Vehicle Environment Skills. I’ll be taking those classes as a student, so if you’ve wanted to come shoot down in Texas, here is your chance. Visit www.krtraining.com to see a listing of upcoming classes or to sign up for a class. I will be teaching a MAG-20 range later on in the year, probably in late September or in October; so, if you’ve had the MAG-20 classroom but not the range portion, this will be your opportunity to come take the MAG-20 range. Upon successful completion of the MAG-20 classroom and MAG-20 range, you are eligible to take the written test and earn your MAG-40 certificate. Stay tuned for more updates on this.

Paul –

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Paul – IOWA MIDDLE SCHOOLS BEGIN TEACHING GUN SAFETY

Middle schools in Butler County, Iowa, will introduce two-week long gun safety courses for their students this spring. The demand for the courses was driven by the popularity of hunting and other outdoor activities. A recent tragic accident involving a local student also moved the training forward. The course will be delivered to all 7th and 8th grade students.

An advocate for the course said that educating children in school was a lot better than having them find out on the street, and that with the number of local gun owners, it was important that schools do their part.

The course will be overseen by the local Conservation Board. They will address it from a hunting perspective and will cover general Hunter Ed, how firearms work, and safe gun handling.  The firearms used will be non-functioning training guns, incapable of firing live or blank ammunition. All the middle school parents have approved.

A spokesperson for the Brady Campaign disagreed with the course saying that Middle schoolers don’t have the cognitive abilities of adults and likely will not distinguish between loaded and unloaded guns. Butler County School Superintendent Foster disagreed however, saying that this decision was not political, “we just felt it was the right thing to do,” he said.

SOURCES:

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/18/iowa-middle-schools-teaching-students-gun-safety-course/
https://www.foxnews.com/us/iowa-middle-schools-to-begin-gun-safety-program
https://wcfcourier.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/update-teen-dies-in-gun-accident-in-rural-clarksville/article_8c767453-f274-5472-924b-fe2e57449a9e.html

Rob- Brady campaign offers us their fantasy rather than offering facts.

Grant – this is an excellent idea. 7th and 8th graders are well capable of understanding this. It’s time schools stopped treating our kids as if they are infants

Paul – I think the brady campaign thinks that a 70 year old general who has been around weapons their entire career would be unable to distinguish the diff

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Gary-VIRGINIA STRIKES BACK AGAINST ANTI-GUN GOVERNOR

We recently described a call for “Common Sense Gun Control” by Virginia Governor Northam. Well, we can happily report that things are *not* going his way.

Republicans on a House “Militia, Police and Public Safety” subcommittee used their 4-2 majority and systematically voted down more than a dozen Democratic gun control bills, including the governor’s red-flag proposal. The Virginia Senate version of the red flag bill was also defeated. That makes a total of eleven bills stopped in committee.

In addition to the red-flag bill, other defeated bills would have: let localities ban guns in libraries and government buildings, banned magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, required universal background checks for gun buyers, restored the state’s former one-handgun-a-month policy, and let localities ban guns at permitted events such as demonstrations and gatherings.

The hearing opened to a packed room, including representatives from the Bloomberg Red-Shirt moms. The Virginia Citizens’ Defense League representative Philip Van Cleave stayed to the end and called the outcome “incremental progress”, warning that numerous gun control bills remained active in the VA Senate and House of Delegates.

Others were more hopeful, predicting that none of the Bills would come to the floor of either House for a vote. Lower House Speaker Kirk Cox said the the Virginia house GOP will fight  steadfastly to defend the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens from far-left gun control proposals.

SOURCES:

https://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/general-assembly/virginia-house-panel-votes-down-more-than-a-dozen-gun/article_024d41de-4c3e-5d58-b3f5-dc4d6aa295ee.html

Rob- As of this afternoon, the total number of stopped gun control bills is up to 26.

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Tracy-TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL STRIKES BACK AGAINST AUSTIN

The city of Austin is not only the Live Music Capital of the world, but it is probably the home for the largest number of California transplants to Texas. These immigrants have brought their California anti-gun ideals with them.

The city outlawed concealed firearm carry in city hall. This led to six Texans being charged for violating these regulations. That’s when the city was sued over the rule, and the city lost.

The local Travis County District Court ruled that Austin could not ban guns inside the City Hall, and that they should pay a fine of $1,500 dollars for each of the previously convicted violations.

The lawsuit was brought in 2016, by the Texas Attorney General, who argued that the ban contravened the State’s Open Carry Law.

Attorney General Paxton said that the city of Austin cannot violate Texas law simply because they disagree with it. He added that if the City of Austin appealed the decision, his office would continue to defend the right of law-abiding Texans. Activists intend to use this decision against other cities who have enacted similar laws as Austin.

The city is considering an appeal.

Rob- fines accumulate at the rate of 1500 dollars a day, and are at about 800 thousand dollars..and counting.

Grant- cities have the ability to spent local taxes to defend their partisan rulings.. And Texas is using taxpayer $$ to sue them.. So all of this is being paid for by taxpayers…

Rob-

SOURCES

https://cbsaustin.com/news/local/district-court-rules-austin-city-hall-gun-ban-against-the-law
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2016/07/28/texas-ag-ken-paxton-sues-austin-gun-ban-city-hall
https://www.texastribune.org/2019/01/17/austin-city-hall-must-allow-guns-judge-rules/

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Gun Quotes- Gun Control is the theory that people who are willing to ignore laws against rape, torture, kidnapping, theft and murder will obey a law which prohibits them from owning a firearm. Source unknown.

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Kevin Sona- open carry when camping evolved into a gun conference under canvas. GRPC light. We now need a larger campground.

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Derek Leblanc

https://www.facebook.com/KidsSAFEFoundation

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Paul – Richmond, Virginia

In what appears to have been another in a series of robberies at knife point, this time the police believe they have their man, or rather two brothers and a female friend.  The robberies have been taking place over the last couple weeks around Richmond.

Included in the string is an attempted robbery at the Cary Street Mini-Mart by a man with a knife.  Elias Haddad had bad memories brought back from the incident. His dad got hit before and stabbed in the neck.

Haddad’s wife was at the register when a knife-wielding robber stormed in.  Haddad acted as though we was complying with the man’s demand for money but pulls his gun and fires.

The would-be robber ducked and ran.

Police believe he is the same man who robbed a 7-Eleven a few hours later.  Undercover officers were soon on the suspects’ trail. After a traffic stop and a short foot chase, the two brothers and the female were all arrested.

They are charged with several felonies and investigators are sorting out more than another dozen robberies to see which other ones the trio might be connected with.

https://wtvr.com/2019/01/16/clerk-who-shot-knife-carrying-robber-relieved-by-arrests-of-suspects/

Tracy – Pueblo, Colorado

A group of armed teens broke into a home through the back door at about 2:30 PM.  The suspects arrived at the victim’s home in a stolen car, broke in and took several items including a gun, jewelry and the keys to the homeowner’s car.

The robbery was caught on surveillance video and even shows one of them looking in the refrigerator.  You see them gather at the front window. They noticed a woman coming toward the house.

She had noticed the door ajar and went back for her pistol.  The woman was the homeowner’s mother and lived just across the street.

She approached slowly and warned the crooks that she was armed.  The three took off running out the back of the house.

Police have taken a 14-year-old boy into custody.  They are hoping for help to identify the other two.

Police found the homeowner’s car about a mile away.

Grant- why did she not call the police rather than fetching her gun?

Paul – POGO Good on her for not just blindly going toward the house

https://www.kktv.com/content/news/Pueblo-elementary-school-placed-on-secure-perimeter-for-police-activity-504454051.html

Huntsville, Alabama

A bad stack of pancakes at IHOP is no reason for a gun fight.  About 10 PM on a Wednesday night, Huntsville police received a call about a shooting at an IHOP.

A customer who was upset with service went to his car and came back into the restaurant with a gun.  He had come to pick up a carry out order. He became loud and disruptive regarding the service which escalated to a verbal then a physical altercation.  After the physical altercation, the customer pulled out a gun and started firing at employees. He struck two. One was killed and the other injured. The injured employee was carrying and returned fire, killing the attacker.  Both the employee and the gunman died at the scene and the injured employee was in stable condition.

The dead employee and the injured employee were father and son.

This criminal has been included in the gun memorial site for hoodlums turned martyrs.

https://www.rocketcitynow.com/news/huntsville-police-release-more-information-on-ihop-shooting/1708288482
https://www.rocketcitynow.com/news/two-dead-in-ihop-shooting-in-huntsville/1707157119

Rob- The defender may have shot mass murder.

Grant – Indianapolis, Indiana

A 59 year old woman reported a burglary at a home she owns on the southeast side of Indianapolis.  The home has been recently sold and the closing was scheduled for Friday.

The homeowner’s son was watching the house prior to closing.  When the criminal pried open the front door just after sunset, he was shot and killed by that man.

“It’s important to see how much the homeowner did before he shot.  He had a friend call 911. He yelled out warnings. He told them to go away and only all that, he resorted to lethal force.  It’s exactly how stand your ground should work,” said attorney John Tompkins.

Attorney Tompkins is not connected with the case but agrees with the decision not to charge the son.

Two other suspects survived the shooting and the brothers are facing two counts of burglary and one count of felony murder.  One of the two confessed to breaking into the home a day earlier and were returning to steal a water heater at the time they were confronted by the son.

Two of the criminals killed in these DGUs are found in the gun control memorial site.

https://gunmemorial.org/2019/01/10/rickey-cartmel-jr
http://gunmemorial.org/2019/01/16/roderick-turner

Paul – I

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Rob- I wrote four articles this week. The latest is called “Learning Armed Defense is All of These”. We teach safety, marksmanship, concealed carry, and eventually, self-defense. We talk about education, instruction, practice, training and testing as if everyone used these terms correctly. We talk about one piece of armed-defense at a time and make it sound simple. That doesn’t mean it is easy. When it comes to self-defense, the entire body of knowledge is much more powerful than the sum of its parts.

My articles are up at Clash Daily, Ammoland, Full 30, and at my blog, slow facts dot wordpress dot com.

John, tell us what’s new at your blog no lawyers only guns and money.

Key Provisions Of Feinstein’s New AWB (Updated)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) reintroduced her assault weapon ban yesterday. It is S. 66 and has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill has 28 co-sponsors – 27 Democrats and one Independent (Bernie Sanders).

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Paul: That wraps up another episode of the Polite Society Podcast.  I’d like to thank Kevin Sona and Derick Leblanc for joining us today.  So for Amy, Tracy, Belle, Dana, Gary, John, Rachel, Susan, Grant and Rob,

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Rob: Until the next time…

Gary: stay safe,

Tracy: be aware,

Grant: and we’ll see you down the road.