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Gunblog Variety Cast Ep 165

Something a little different this week. Due to a number of circumstances Sean and I decided to do one giant This Week in Anti-Gun Nuttery.

I assume if you’re grabbing the show here, you won’t mind that.


Thanks to LuckyGunner and Remington for their sponsorship. And a special thanks to Firearms Policy Coalition for their support.

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Gunblog Variety Cast Ep 164

EP164 GunBlog VarietyCast Radio – Will the Junk in Sean’s Trunk Crush a Crowd in a Hurricane?

Whatcha gonna do with all that junk,

All that junk inside that trunk?

I’m a get get get get a TrunkCratePro!

Beth is on assignment and will return soon.
The Charlotte police and fire departments have no plans to search for a Dilworth, NC carjacking suspect who may have drowned. Given what Sean found out about the suspect that they did capture, it’s not surprising that no one seems to care.
Barron is on assignment and will return soon.
Why would anyone live in Florida when it has all those hurricanes? Miguel explains.
Erin is back from Gun Rights Policy Conference, and she’s ready to tell us all about what she learned, who she met, and how her presentation went.
Tiffany is on assignment and will return soon.
When you’re in a crowd of 20,000 people and someone starts shooting at you, bullets are probably the only thing you’re thinking about. Erin teaches us about another less-known killer: Crowd Crush.
After the mass murder in Nevada, Jimmy Kimmel leaped onto the stage to give an anti-gun monologue. Weer’d takes it apart in his unique fashion.
And our Plug of the Week is for the TrunkCratePro Collapsible Trunk Organizer.

Thanks to LuckyGunner and Remington for their sponsorship. And a special thanks to Firearms Policy Coalition for their support.

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Gunblog Variety Cast Ep 163

P163 GunBlog VarietyCast Radio – Magic Carpet Ride
On a cloud of sound we drift in the night

Any place it goes is right

What happens when more than 350 gun-toting ladies get together? Beth travels to Utah to attend a conference by The Well-Armed Woman to find out!
Man Shot By Police After Holding Pregnant Woman Hostage. Sean and Erin love a happy ending.
Barron is on assignment and will return soon.
Miguel is NOT on assignment this week! He wants everyone to know that he’s “playing Mad Scientist with things nature never intended to be played with.”
We look deeper in the SHARE Act for our Main Topic.
Tiffany is on assignment and will return soon.
Florida is hot. And not “Swedish Bikini Team” hot; it’s “Dropped into pan of boiling water inside an oven” hot. So how do you keep cool when the power is out and the AC is off? Erin has some tips.
Weer’d finishes his Audio Fisk sendoff of former Brady Campaign president, Dan Gross.
And our Plug of the Week is for Magic Carpet Cruise Control, AKA Toyota Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

Thanks to LuckyGunner and Remington for their sponsorship. And a special thanks to Firearms Policy Coalition for their support.

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Some LOLz from the Onion

I was watching some old videos from the Onion, and they’ve really cut production cost as well as writing.

Too bad, but sometimes stuff is still funny


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Interesting Biology: Higher Nerve Function?

Ok if you’re still a reader of this blog (I’m trying to post more non podcast content), you’ve probably seen this video before.

I’m a marine biologist with some training in animal medical research, so the whole neurology of this is probably about as clear to me as it is to you.

Still I was always amused how rodents and such will thrash around when shot in the head. Also FYI there is a euthanasia technique for mice where you dislocate the neck vertebrae. I consider it the best and fastest way to end a mouse’s life, but DAMN do they thrash about when you do it right, and I KNEW the mouse couldn’t be suffering (If you do it right it’s essentially an immediate decapitation with just the skin and neck muscles holding the head on the body) but why all the trashing?

Well the above video explains why that is.

Now comes how my brain works….does this happen in humans?

I’m not going to link any, but uncensored video hosts like liveleak have DOZENS of videos of people getting shot in the heads.

Almost all are security camera footage, most are robberies and what I suspect are gangland executions.
There are some battlefield footage.

No matter the circumstances, these are videos of instant death by severe brain trauma.

Every last one the person drops like a rag doll. Zero twitching or thrashing.

Again, neurology isn’t my field, so I can’t tell you why that is….but I just watched this video:

They’re shooting vervet monkeys and Baboons, and weather they’re hitting them with a centerfire rifle or an air gun, a head shot and the monkey does its best impersonation of a rag doll, with maybe a few involuntary tensing of muscles (which could be caused by hydro-static shock).

Could this be a function of higher brain function?

Can’t be size as these guys whack some ground squirrels that are close in size to the vervets, and the squirrels go acrobatic when their brains get scrambled.

Just interesting stuff.

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A Little Anti-Gun Inside Baseball

So Sebastian was the first on our side to report this:

Does this winning smart holster really put a bar through the trigger guard? Seriously? That’s not how retention should work. Leave this stuff to gun people!

And here’s the image, just in case you doubt it’s that dangerous.

Sebastian points out that the people designing this crap are electrical engineers/Computer nerds, not gun people with engineering backgrounds, so they might overlook a fundamental bit on gun safety….like rule #3.

But I think more embarrassing is that a very similar “Safety” Mechanism caused a negligent discharge in an airplane cockpit.

Here’s a video on how that went down:

Of course the people running the competition aren’t just anti-gun nuts who know nothing about guns.

Mike “The Gun Guy” Weisser was one of the judges!

In the interests of full disclosure, as they say, Mike the Gun Guy was a member of the panel that chose the recipient student team which received the award. But it was a tough choice because all the submissions were serious, contained multiple technologies, and most of all indicated a great deal of thought and hard work.

Of course we know Mike is insanely anti-gun, and likely insane, and has some serious issues with his gun-knowledge, and some SERIOUS issues on gun safety.

My favorite carry gun. Glock 19. But only if I’m wearing a coat with a nice pocket or cargo pants with a large pocket because I never wear a holster. It’s such a great gun. Fits perfectly in my hand and lets off with much less snap than the sub-compact 26 which I have to carry when I’m wearing pants with smaller pockets.

Yep, this guy owns a gun shop, is an NRA instructor, and the king of the anti-gun “You aren’t qualified enough to own or carry a gun!” mode of attack.

Last I’d like to talk about this holster. Not only is the retention bar completely dangerous, but the holster technology is garbage too!

The winning design includes three security options.

First, the gun owner’s fingerprints must match before the weapon can be removed from the holster.

If that doesn’t happen a key card like sensor worn on the owner’s lapel can release the weapon.

Finally, a voice recognition device can also be used to match the authorized owner and free the gun.

So I can start with agreeing with Sebastian, making it a holster is a GREAT idea, as that doesn’t require you to put stuff in a gun that likely wasn’t designed to have room for this stuff. Battery life will always be an issue, as will simply not using it. Much like your carry permit will do you no good if you aren’t carrying, whatever your tamper-resistant solution is it isn’t worth crap if you just toss your gun in a desk drawer.

So let’s talk about these technologies.

Fingerprint reader: Great system IF, your hands are dry, clean. and you aren’t wearing gloves.

Really this is the least flawed technology here, but that’s a low bar to clear here. I’m sure this technology can improve….still if your hands are muddy,dirty, bloody, sandy, or wet this shit will likely not work no matter how good the technology gets. Further Gloves will 100% prevent this technology.

Now onto the voice recognition software. Let’s go back to the news:

Testifying for the defense during a pre-trial hearing Thursday, an FBI voice-recognition scientist said that he didn’t believe it was possible to identify who was screaming in the background of a 911 call placed the night George Zimmerman shot and killed Florida teen Trayvon Martin….

…He said because the screaming voice was affected by distress or emotion, there was no way to compare it to “reasonable, natural speech and come up with correct answers.”

So in other words, you can program this holster to recognize your voice, and even if it is 100% accurate (it won’t be), that’s great if you’re going to the range, or running your police qualification.

But if your life is on the line, and adrenaline is in your system, your voice very likely won’t sound the same, and the computer probably won’t recognize your voice.

So when you’re under attack, and need your gun RIGHT NOW to defend your life. your gun will not leave the holster.

Also I suspect there might be some issues if you’re woken up at 3am to the sound of broken glass, and you have adrenaline, plus sleep on the old vocal cords.

But at least the retention bar might shoot you in the leg while you struggle with it.

But this gun has a final fallback: The RFID.

This is JUST a key that fits a lock. Hey but since it takes battery power it’s “SMART”.

This is the crux of my hatred of this “Smart Gun” hype. We already have guns that have integrated key locks. I don’t like them, and I have intentionally spent more money for guns that don’t have an internal lock.

But this technology is essentially identical, and has the same problems. Then key can be lost or stolen, you can do the simple and sloppy thing of leaving the key next to the locked gun which is almost as bad as doing nothing at all, and it likely complicates the draw stroke, or depending on where the person keeps the key, make it impossible to draw the gun if you only have one free hand.

I’ll close to say I’m not opposed to smart guns, but all “Smart Gun” action right now is being conducted by the anti-gunners, and everything being presented is total garbage that will get good people killed.

No thanks!

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