Open: Hi and welcome to the Politics and Guns Podcast for Wednesday, October 9th. I’m Paul Lathrop
Rob: I’m Rob Morse, and on tonight’s show we talk bout the new state Senators in Colorado, and talk with Brian Aitken about his legal battle in New Jersey!
Paul: We’ll also cover the government slowdown, and several armed citizens in the news from around the world,
so climb aboard,
Rob: Strap in
Paul: And hang on, episode 170 of the Politics and Guns Podcast starts right now.
Show read and intro music.
Topic 1 Brian Aitken interview
Brian, when did you begin your adventure with New Jersey’s gun laws?
Brian moved from Colorado to New Jersey. He asked the police for instructions on transportation of firearms and ammunition. He was pressured by the police for a search of his loaded car. The police threatened to put him in a psychiatric hospital on a 72 hour hold so they could search his car. He was falsely arrested and prosecuted. (Mirandized after two hours!) He wouldn’t accept a plea deal. Before trial, a New Jersey family court declared him a dangerous person, so he had his visitation rights revoked and he can’t see his son. Brian was tried, convicted, and served time in a New Jersey prison on felony firearms violations.
Brian’s sentence was commuted, but not overturned. The appeals court reversed two of the three charges, but upheld the third. There is no legal way to transport ammunition in NJ when you move from house to houlse.
Brian wrote a book and started an indegogo project. www.bannedbykickstarter.com Brian Aitken said, “I want the conviction overturned so I can see my son!”
Help him, because if it could happen to him then it can happen to anyone.
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New Colorado senators take office. Bernie Herpin of Colorado Springs and George Rivera of Pueblo were sworn in last Thursday. There are now three republican candidates running against Hickenlooper. Democrats are looking for a new senate president after Senator Morse was recalled.
US Senate has time to declare national chess week, but no time to ratify a budget.
Lots of CCW news
NFL bans off duty cops from carrying at football games. That seems stuck on stupid to me. The NFL is ignoring evidence from the last 20 years of public violence in “gun-free zones”.
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more CCW news
We talked about licensed carriers last week. Some of the first responders in the Nairobi Mall attack were described as “Members of a local gun club” and as “off duty police”. Perhaps they are both. One was wearing an IDPA patch on his vest as well as shooting glasses. My guess is that he heard gunfire and grabbed his gear from his car. Click on the picture for a larger image.
The gun-control crowd says guns are dangerous. Now we have data from the last three years that shows gun owners are much SAFER than the general public. We already knew that gun owners are more law abiding than the police. Dean Weingarten looked at domestic homicides in Florida. He found that people with carry licenses are 10 times safer than the general public, and three times safer than police.
Emily Miller exposed how the DC police would allow Diane Feinstein to parade “Assault weapons” in front of the TV cameras, but the NRA couldn’t bring a hunting rifle to a congressional hearing to point out that is was NOT an assault weapon. Laws for them and laws for us.
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extra love to-
-Sticks Appleseed, orange hat Instructor-trainee.
-California, there is time to call Governor Brown about the bad bills on his desk and give the Left Coast some gun-love.
Listener e-mail discussion- Grovel for gear. Praise for patches. Slander for swag. Your call.
List emails to contact us
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Rob’s blog- a satire comparing the middle east to Washington DC
Listen to other podcasts on the Gun Rights Radio Network. Listen to the other shows on the Crusader podcasts network. Give the Roadgunner podcast a listen.
You need to multiply your voice to protect our civil rights. Join the NRA, SAF, GOA, and JPFO, at least two of them.
Also join your local civil rights group like NJ2AS, Illinois carry, Illinois rifle association, Gun owners of California, Arizona citizens defense league, Texas rifle association, Buckeye Firearms. (And if we left your group out, that means you didn’t e-mail us yet.) but join a local group even if they are in an adjacent state.
Paul, That wraps up another episode of Politics and Guns. Until the weekend show…
Rob, stay safe,
Paul, be aware,
Rob, and we’ll see you down the road.
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