Episode 446 – Greg Hopkins and Yehuda Remer

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1- Open and Personal News Segment

2- Interview Segment 1: Guest Greg Hopkins

3- Interview Segment 2: Guest Yehuda Remer

4- DGU Segment 1:

5 DGU Segment 2:

6- Email and Show Close:

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1- Introduction

Paul: Welcome to the polite society podcast powered by the Firearms Policy Coalition recorded on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018, I’m Paul Lathrop

John: I’m John Richardson, and we’ll talk about an attempted carjacking in Florida that ended badly… for the carjacker.

Paul – We will also talk with Greg Hopkins and Yehuda Remer, so Climb aboard

John:  strap in

John : and hang on!

Paul:  episode 446 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)


John – I arrived home late Sunday from Dallas where I attended the NRA Annual Meeting. Unlike the SHOT Show, the Annual Meeting is more about people than product. I saw a lot of old friends who I’ve met over the years and I made some new ones. Liston Matthews – he has been on the show before – and I roomed together. On Saturday night, we attended Cinco de Bane-O or Michael Bane’s birthday party. I met more than one person there who was a listener of the show! Finally, I’d like to thank Gila and Marty Hayes of ACLDN for their kindness in letting me store my luggage in their booth on Sunday before I had to leave for the airport.


Paul/Susan – news segment  gone – medical issues


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GRANT – would like to remind all our listeners to log into www.nationaltrainateacherday.com and spread the word amongst all teachers, youth leaders, places of worship of all faiths and so on, to ask whether what’s being offered in their area is useful to them.


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2- News


Gun Quotes

From Donald J Trump, President:

In America, we trust the people to be wise and good. We trust them to take responsibility for themselves, their families, and their communities. And that is why in America, we have always trusted the people to bear arms.”


(from his NRA speech, 2018)


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Hang on everybody, we’ll be back with our guest (Name).



3- Interview 1


4- Interview 2


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.



SOURCE: http://concealednation.org/2018/05/concealed-carrier-shoots-and-kills-carjacker-in-orlando-parking-lot/


A Florida man used his concealed firearm to protect himself from a late-night car-jacker. Witnesses say that the CCW holder used his firearm after the attacker punched him in the face. The attack took place in a parking lot in Orlando. The victim was about to enter the premises when he was approached and attacked by the car-jacker. When police arrived, they found the attacker unresponsive at the scene. They have not disclosed whether the victim will face charges for defending himself.





Memphis police are searching for a man who attempted an armed robbery in broad daylight outside their home, after a woman used her firearm to stop the incident. The victims reported that a man asked them if he could use their phone, and then asked for a ride, before pulling a gun on them. The woman observed the incident and came from her home with her handgun, firing a warning shot. The video shows all too well how confusing and spontaneous these situations can be. Police are using the family’s home surveillance video to identify the attacker.





When two men tried to rob his store Friday morning, a pawn shop clerk in Bountiful, Utah,  hid for a moment before shooting and killing one of the suspects who pointed a gun at him, authorities said. Bountiful Police reviewed the store’s video footage and then said that the clerk was “obviously defending himself”. When the two armed robbers entered the store, the clerk retreated to a small room, drawing his concealed firearm. When one of the attackers followed him there, the clerk used the firearm to defend himself. The attacker was still able to grapple with the clerk, before succumbing to the defensive gunshots.





When a home invasion took place at 4.30 in the morning, a 70-year grandmother Maxine Thompson used her late mother’s handgun to chase the intruder out of her home. Despite security lights and alarms, and shouted warnings, the invader broke a window and entered the home. It was then that the grandmother Thompson, who lives alone, opened fire. She said, “At first I thought I was dreaming, but the banging continues.. I yelled ‘get off my door’..’when I shot at him, he turned and ran, so I ran down the stairs after him and shot some more..I hope I sent him and the rest of them a lesson  ‘get the hell out of peoples’ houses’ “. The 43 year old intruder is in hospital. To quote The Freshmen from 1968: “Go granny, GO!”



San Antonio, Texas

A 33-year-old woman called 911 at 4:30 AM telling them that she had just shot a man in a room at a San Antonio Motel 6.

By the time officers arrived, he was gone.

She told them that her ex-boyfriend had recently gotten out of prison and had shown up earlier in the evening and caused a disturbance.

She had thought he had left, but when she opened the door to go do laundry, he suddenly forced his way in.

He pulled a knife and attempted to sexually assault her.  She responded by shooting him.

A few minutes later, another 911 call was received directing them to a nearby 7-Eleven.

They found the man suffering from two gunshot wounds in the back seat of a SUV.

They detailed and questioned the woman who had driven him to the store and meanwhile at the motel the woman who shot him was questioned.

It was too early to tell if her self-defense claim will hold up.


Limestone County, Texas

Laura Williams was awakened by the ringing of the doorbell.  Williams went to the door and answered it. The man at the door had a shovel and asked for a lady’s name to which she replied that he had the wrong address, there was no one there by that name.

He left but Williams felt uncomfortable.

She looked out her window and could see him standing at the opening to the woods with the shovel and looking back at her home.

She woke her daughter and rounded up the dogs and went to her bedroom.

As soon as she got the door shut, he was back, kicking in the front door and hitting it with the shovel.

Williams pulled her revolver out of the nightstand and confronted the man in the living room.  At the same time, her daughter was calling 911.

She took aim and told him, “if you take one more step I’ll kill you.”

He mumbled something then turned to leave.  As he walked through the door, he stopped and told her, “Well, all y’all need to know is y’all need to leave me the F alone.”

Deputies arrived 14 minutes later and found the man in a nearby trailer park.


Maple Valley, Washington

It was 8:30 PM when 2 cars pulled into the Maple Valley, Washington driveway.  The homeowner noticed them while checking on the animals he owns.

He walked up to them and asked if he could help them.  They said, “Well, I think we have the wrong house.” The homeowner replied, “OK. I could help you.  But I’m sorry, nothing personal, I’m gonna have to take some pictures of you guys.”

He pulled out his cellphone and did just that.  One of the guys took his hat off for the picture.  He also saw one holding a shotgun and cocking it getting ready to shoot.

He tells them, “Don’t do it.  Don’t be stupid.” And starts backing up.  He is also practicing POGO.

As the shotgun wielder opened fire, he ran with his face toward the gunman because he wanted to keep himself between them and his house where his kids were. He exchanged fire with them at the same time.

He credited the trees with saving his life and keeping him uninjured.

His wife called 911 as the cars sped off.

He provided the pictures he took to detectives.


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


Listener e-mail discussion


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


I have some posts up and will have more from the NRA Annual Meeting. Look for these in the next few days. I would like to point out the NPR interview with Liston Matthews. Liston has been on the show before. He did a great job and refused to be suckered into the gotcha questions.


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


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Paul: That wraps up another episode of the Polite Society Podcast.  I’d like to thank (Guests) for joining us today. So for Amy, Tracy, Belle, Jae, Dana, Douglas, Gary, John, Rachel, Susan, Craig, Grant and Rob,

(Paul, stop talking now)


Paul: Until the next time…

John: stay safe,

Paul: be aware,

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