Episode 189 – R.P. Ruggiero

Open: Hi and welcome to the Politics and Guns Podcast recorded Wednesday, the 11th of December, 2013. I’m Paul Lathrop.

Rob: I’m Rob Morse, and on tonight’s show we’ll talk with R. P. Ruggiero, author of the Brushfire Plague series of books.
Paul: We’ve got the latest gun news and DGUs to share with you, so climb aboard
Rob: Strap in
Paul: And hang on, episode 189 of the Politics and Guns Podcast starts right now.
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Seg 1 Catching up
Tom is shopping for Christmas – Pawnshop for guns?
Rob- Dry Practice from concealment, slow, fast, trigger reset, strong and weak handed slow fire, reloads and malfunctions.  My hoodie drawstrings got caught in the safety.
Paul – on the road, dry fire, figured out a way to do dry fire trigger reset on the glock.

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Seg 2- News
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Jersey City, New Jersey now includes civics questions along with its bids to purchase firearms for police.  The city asks vendors if the manufacturer allows images of its products to appear in video games and what the company does to combat illegal gun trafficking. Don’t you feel better now.  Let’s go ask the nice police officer if whale parts were used to manufacture his gun.

The New York City Police Department has sent out more than 500 letters demanding gun owners turn in their weapons, weapons made illegal by New York City’s preemptive gun laws.  These laws made long guns illegal if they hold over 5 rounds.  Gun owners can turn in their guns, leave New York City, or sell the guns outside New York City.  Have any of our listeners received a Bloomberg love letter yet?  Can anyone remember when registering a long gun prevented a crime?

Also from the big apple- The New York Police Department sent two detectives to Kenya to collect lessons learned from mass murders in the Nairobi Westgate mall.  They learned there were only four attackers.  The attackers never fired automatic weapons.  They had a few grenades. They killed 67, wounded over 200, and slipped out of the mall and escaped at night after 18 hours in the mall.  The responding Kenyan military shot two SWAT officers by mistake, killing the commander of the Nairobi SWAT unit.  The lessons learned for civilians are to leave the building rather than hide in place.. and carry your gun if you can and shoot on the move.
This could happen here!

The New Jersey Second Amendment Society sponsors a Home Defense seminar on Thursday evening, December 19th in Brick, New Jersey.  The seminar includes presentations on how to harden your home, prepare a safe room, alert the police, and how to apply for a New Jersey Firearms Identification Card.  The event is free, yes FREE!  But, registration is required and the event is expected to fill up quickly.  See the NJ2AS site or check our show notes for the link.
(Reminds me that best defense against an armed attacker is a locked door.)

In the next segment we have an interview with author RP Ruggiero.  RP wrote Brushfire Plague and Brushfire Plague Reckoning, available in paperback and Kindle.  It was an interesting interview, and we have links in the show notes if you want to buy his books for Christmas.

 Hang on everybody, we’ll be right back after the interview with our DGU segments and close out the show.

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RP Ruggiero interview.
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DGU1- From Toledo, Ohio- A burglar called 911 to ask for help after being shot. 21 year old Randy Estrada was charged with burglary after being shot by a homeowner while climbing in the homeowner’s window.  Estrada left the scene, but called 911 for help.  Getting shot and arrested is a tough way to learn a lesson.

DGU2- A 37 year old burglar was shot in the arm by a 76 year old homeowner in Hampton, Virginia.  The homeowner called police when he heard glass breaking downstairs.  The police searched the premises and left empty handed.  The homeowner found the burglar in a closet of the barbershop attached to his home.  The burglar was shot and fled, but then captured by police and taken to the hospital for treatment of minor wounds.  It has to hurt twice being shot by someone twice your age.

DGU3- Defensive gun use number 3 is reported in the Chicago Tribune.  A 25 year old man out on parole for a previous armed robbery tried to rob a cellphone store at gunpoint Tuesday evening.  The store owner drew his handgun and killed the thief.  Imagine that, a previously convicted criminal got a gun in the gun-control paradise of Chicago.  Times have changed now that honest Chicago citizens can legally own firearms for self-defense.

Humorous photograph- Obama gets all gaga over Danish Prime Minister, Michelle is nearly drawn on by the secret service just from the looks she is giving the Prez. She then MAKES HIM SWITCH SEATS!

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Email from listener Jeff
Couple holsters with tlr laser light attachments.  Blade Tech, Safariland

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Paul, We have another Glen Tate interview on the weekend. 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.
Outro and disclaimer

Episode 165 – Training, News, and Listener Feedback

On the show we talked about the Kathy Jackson class : Thanks to Shelly at Gunup.com for all the help

GRPC: Coming up the end of the week. If you can get to Houston you need to go to the Gun Rights Policy Conference.  It’s free for attendees, and they even feed you twice!  (If you attend, ask one of the regulars so you don’t get hammered by parking.)

Washington Shootings

The ultimate gun free zone take down.We trust the police so we should trust military officers?
Emily Miller’s book
Kickstart: Infringed : http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/infringedthemovie/infringed-second-amendment-in-the-crosshairs?ref=search


Kenya murders http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2427892/Nairobi-mall-Gunmen-massacred-22-Kenyan-shopping-centre-targeted-non-Islamics.html
50 percent of American households have a gun
1 person in 5000 in Kenya.

McDonald’s and Dunkin Donuts take on Open Carry post Starbucks

Illinois wins in court
McDonald v Chicago (2010) is the 7th circuit court decision that said the state had failed to demonstrate the benefit of the states prohibition of public carry.
Moore v Madigan (2012) said the Illinois laws were unconstitutional and Illinois decided not to appeal the case to the US supreme court.
Illinois continued to drag its feet.  The Illinois supreme court (2013) said that a misdemeanor battery conviction did not prevent getting a FOID card.  It also reconfirmed the 7th circuit ruling that the Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons statute was not a reasonable regulation but with a comprehensive ban and therefore unconstitutional.
Illinois withdrew charges, and in some cases released prisoners convicted of public carry after the Illinois supreme court ruling.  That is a big event because people were behind bars for exercising a constitutional right.
This is politically fascinating.  The previous law was unconstitutional.  There is no way to carry legally at this time. Local prosecutors said they could not charge you for carrying, but they would find some other way to harass and arrest honest citizens found carrying in public.  Prosecutors are saying they own the public streets and will prosecute you anyway because they have more money and lawyers than you do.  Hmm.  That sounds like tyranny to me.
There are now several court decisions on both sides.  One obvious example is the fourth circuit’s reversal of Woollard v Gallagher.  The Palmer case in Washington D.C. has been waiting for years now.  I suspect the controllists are waiting for one of the conservative members of the US Supreme Court to die so that Obama will nominate an anti-gun liberal to replace him.

Listener mail from Marc
Oberlin city forced to comply with state preemption law.
Letter from William
Love you show. Here are some thoughts I’ve had listening to the last few episodes.
Re: blind and licenses
Most states allow legally blind to have driver licenses. Check it out for details. Very scary but then there are times I wish I couldn’t see what was going on around me. What’s it they say, ignorance is bliss.
For 3 gun battery.
Gun 1 – Mossberg 500; same reason
Gun 2 – 6″ barrel .357. GP100 preferred. Very rugged. Good for small game with light .38 target loads. Good for hunting med game out to 100 yards, even work for small bear if needed. Perhaps larger ones in a pinch. Good for 2 legged predators and really not that slow to reload and still conceals albeit a hit more work needed.
Gun 3 – bolt gun in .308, perhaps in scout config.
Don’t feel the need for AR class weapon because I really don’t believe it will be as dog eat dog as many think, at least in rural areas. If so I figure if 1st encounter is survived then I can do a battle field pickup.
If 4th is allowed, don’t want a gun. A 40 to 50 lb long bow with arrows. Very very quite, excellent at night – who needs sights. Nothing to repair except string and I can make one of those if needed. A recurve would be OK but not quite as quite. Forget bows with training wheels.  Too noisy and prone to break. 50 lbs is plenty with proper arrow choice. Also heavier bows are harder to improvise strings and arrows if necessary.
If limited to only one, I agree with Sticks(?),10/22 for same reasons.