Handgun Radio #176

I’m a little late promoting this one, but Ryan and I sit down and talk about my experience at the NRA Annual Meeting

It was a good time, and a fun show!

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The Dishonesty of the Anti-Gun Lobby

So Joan Peterson of Protect Minnesota and the Brady Campaign has a post up where she alleges one of her Grand Children’s classmates threatened to bring a gun to school for the purposes of murder.

Overall the story isn’t unbelievable, but given that Joan is such a practiced liar, and has been well documented in manipulating the truth to suit her political agenda of banning guns, I must make note every time she tells a story without documentation.

Of course the post quickly dissolves to anti-gun boilerplate, and somehow all her agenda points could have prevented this “Tragedy”.

What isn’t mentioned is Did the offending kid have a gun, or access to guns? As I said, Joan’s story isn’t unbelievable, and I suspect it happens rather frequently in this country. That is, Joan’s story as it’s written. If Joan has said the kid had guns, ammo, and a plan to carry out those murders….well that would be national news, as those events are as rare as school spree shootings are. In this modern world, calling in a “Gun Threat” is likely as common as calling in a Bomb Threat. I was evacuated twice from my High School due to bomb threats. I wasn’t particularly concerned, as I knew the only thing you needed to make a bomb threat in the 90s was a telephone and the ability to say “I planted a bomb in the school”. We had bomb threats, we didn’t have any actual bombs. Actually we did, one kid I went to school with did some jail time for robbing a science lab in school to pilfer bomb making chemicals. I knew several other kids (one went on to go to college in MIT) who made bombs as a hobby. So while we had kids with explosives (illegal explosives I may add) and bomb threats, there was never any actual danger. I’m sure these gun threats are about the same, its an easy “Cry for help” behavior.

So if this event happened at all, likely it wasn’t more than an empty threat, but Joan has solutions, and some of them might even make sense in her mind.

Still in the comments section there was an interesting comment:

he NRA teaches safe storage to thousands of gun owners every year and the gun industry has distributed over 35 million free gun locks to gun owners in partnership with local police departments through its safe storage program called Project Childsafe.

Interesting as Joan let it through. He’s right of course, the NRA, and industry groups like the NSSF are working VERY hard to keep guns out of the wrong hands, and eliminate accidental deaths from firearms. I think Joan let the comment through so she could respond:

If the gun lobby truly cared they would support universal background checks, mandatory reporting of lost and stolen guns, safe storage laws, child access prevention laws, gun violence protection orders and other such laws to stop guns from getting into the hands of kids and others who should not have them. But such has not been the case. Instead the gun lobby supports arm everyone to carry guns everywhere laws that will clearly not do one thing for public safety and will, in fact, make it worse. Their gun safety training for hunting is a great program. But Eddie Eagle just doesn’t do the job as documented in many videos and what kids actually do when they find a loaded gun. Facts matter.

Hilarious, huh? A kid called in a threat, and likely had no plans to act on that threat, and that’s justification to push universal background checks, mandatory reporting of lost and stolen guns, safe storage laws, gun violence protection orders. Even if this kid was ready to rampage (and he wasn’t, otherwise it would be on the news RIGHT NOW) how would ANY of that crap have changed anything.

Meanwhile pro gun groups DO teach quality safety programs….and yes Eddie Eagle Works, the crap the antis push to discredit it is nothing more than propaganda.

Of course I would respond: “If the anti-gun lobby cared at all about public safety rather than banning guns they would back away from FFL based Universal Background checks with the expressed goal to show they don’t want want a backdoor gun registry for confiscation purposes. They would back away from “Gun Violence Protection Orders” because they are so easily abused to strip the rights from people who have done nothing wrong. They would back away from Lost and Stolen laws because they simply blame and entrap victims of crimes under the guise that it will stop black market arms dealers and straw buyers….two things that are not only already crimes, but more severe crimes than lost-and-stolen. And of course they would back away from mandatory safe storage laws because THOSE LAWS HAVE BEEN RULED IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF THE 2ND AMENDMENT. You know, that part of the constitution Joan claims to support…of course this is the same Joan who says “Nobody is cumming for your guns” while openly supporting door-to-door confiscation!

I would openly say this in her comment section, but my comments are banned. I wonder why…..

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You Had Me At Cloaca!

Too Funny!!!

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Gunblog Variety Cast Ep 143

EP143 GunBlog VarietyCast – Fungi Aren’t Fun, Guys

Soothe that itching and burning for knowledge with the cool, creamy salve of GunBlog VarietyCast Radio.

Following up on last week’s “Career Day” segment, Beth brings her son on the show to talk about the unfairness of the school letting a police officer talk about guns, but not his mommy.
A father of three was shot and killed in Raleigh. Why? Sean looks to see if there’s more to this story.
Barron is on assignment this week.
Miguel looks at the vast difference in the size of pro-gun and anti-gun organizations, which prompts him to ask his legislators “Why are you so afraid of Mom’s Demand?”
In the Main Topic we welcome Special Guest Keith Pantaleon, who also got to be a special guest of the State of New Jersey for the high crime of possessing a firearm while black.
Tiffany ran into Maj Toure of Black Guns Matter at the NRA Annual Meeting. Thinking quickly, she whipped out her cell phone and interviewed him on the spot.
Of all the fun things you can do in ROTC, no one ever told Erin that fungal infections were on the agenda. Luckily for us, she uses this terrible experience to bring you some practical strategies for getting rid of them.
What happens when Protect Minnesota’s Joan Peterson stands up and gives her anti-gun talking points at a town hall meeting? Weer’d will let you listen in.
And our plug of the week is for the NSSF-AFSP Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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

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Another Notch against Magazine Disconnects

Old post on my dislike of Magazine Disconnects. I consider them a “Safety Device” that makes your gun MORE dangerous, and potentially something that could disable your gun when you need it most.

The idea that dropping the magazine on a gun makes it “Safe” encourages lax gun handling, and adds the bizarre scenario where one would take a “Safe” gun and insert an empty magazine (A step I might add is necessary in many guns equipped with this feature for things like disassembly and dry fire) and if you have not properly cleared the firearm (the whole argued reason why a Magazine Disconnect is a rational idea) your “Safe” gun will now fire a single round when you pull the trigger.

That and having your mag not properly seated, or bumped loose will now make your defensive gun a brick until you remedy that.

Now this:

YIKES!!! I haven’t spent much time rooting around in the guts of a hi-point, so I don’t know how easy it is to induce this malfunction in less extreme conditions. I have monkeyed around with the disconnect on an M&P and I will say that the disconnect is pretty protected from pocket lint and random debris….but if the gun was dripping with mud or grit (or snow in a cold environment) and the action is cycling I certainly could see sand, grit, or some ice gumming up that device….tho thinking about it, on the M&P it might be more likely to jam the safety OFF….that’s really what I did to disable mine, I removed the cam track that engages the trigger bar when the disconnect arm is moved by an inserted magazine, and jammed it closed with a sufficient spring.

Either way, we as gun nuts need to be sharing our knowledge about these “Safety Features” so that people can start thinking about them as terrible ideas, rather than good ones.

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Gunblog Variety Cast Ep 142

EP142 GunBlog VarietyCast – Cameron Diaz and Chocolate Godzilla at NRAAM 2017

That’s a movie I’d go see!

Join Sean, Erin, Beth, Tiffany, Weer’d, and Co-host Emeritus Adam as we record LIVE in the Media Room at the NRA Annual Meeting 2017. Subjects of discussion include

SIG pistols
Grayguns
Airforce Airguns
Bribery Vodka from Covington
C-Products Magazines
Next Level Training’s SIRT Pistol
Infiltrating the Mom’s Demand Action protest
The derpiest holster EVAR!
Mike Seeklander
The NRA Women’s Luncheon
Safer Faster Defense’s SFD Responder
Second Amendment Foundation
10K for 2A
Korth Revolvers
Cabot Guns

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 141

EP141 GunBlog VarietyCast – Be Yourself… No, Not Like That!

I look forward to the day when being a gun owner no longer carries a social stigma.

Beth received a letter asking for speakers for Career Day at her son’s school, but when she told them she was a firearms instructor, they said “Thanks, but No Thanks.”
A man attempted to give girlfriend a ballistic abortion. Sean looks at his permanent record.
Barron is on assignment this week.
What’s worse than a rabid gun grabber running an anti-gun organization on Daddy Bloomberg’s money? A rabid gun grabber running a political campaign on Daddy Bloomberg’s money
In the Main Topic we welcome Special Guest Rob Morse of the Self Defense Gun Stories podcast.
Tiffany is headed off to NRAAM. Will she once again be the only black woman at a gun rights event? Or is there truly a place for people that look like her?
Convention season is upon us. Erin gives you tips on how to comfortably survive what she calls “kindergarten for grownups.”
ABC goes Full Gun Grab with “Designated Survivor”. Weer’d has the audio and the facts.
And our plug of the week is Magpul PMAG Glock magazines.

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

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Geeks Gadgets And Guns

I can’t say no to these guys when they invite me on!

We didn’t even have a topic for this show because we didn’t need one!

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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Awesome News On The Arm Brace

The idea that the pistol brace is NOT a shoulder stock and the BATFE has NEVER considered it as one….but you could MAKE it a shoulder stock by shouldering it is insane.

Using the blade of a knife to tighten a screw does NOT make your knife a screw-driver….and conversely putting a key ring on a switchblade doesn’t protect you from places that ban such things because your spring-activated knife isn’t a “Switchblade” its a “Novelty Key chain!”.

Also let’s talk about the elephant in the room. People have been shouldering these things no matter what the ATF has said. People are using these as a work-around for Short barreled rifle builds….and there should be nothing wrong with that because there is SO much wrong with the definition and regulation of Short Barreled rifles and shotguns.

The only reason this crap exists is because the NFA originally controlled ALL firearms but conventional rifles and shotguns. Yep, if the anti-rights forces had their way it would cost you $200 and 6+ months of your life to buy a REVOLVER!!! And everything but what we now consider a standard “Rifle” or “Shotgun” would be registered by the NFA.

That foolish idea died the death it deserved, but when the antis were trying to ban all handguns by cost (Remember back then a decent revolver was around $25), they needed to define handguns from rifles and shotguns, so the idea of a “Concealable” rifle or shotgun became a restricted weapon.

It DOES make sense if handguns are heavily restricted….but in a world where your carry gun can be a .460 S&W Magnum, or an AR-15 Pistol, or a Taurus Judge loaded with buckshot, it is VERY VERY stupid.

Also paired with a good suppressor, a short AR-15 (no matter how it’s classified) makes for an AMAZING home defense weapon, as 5.56 bullets are prone to tumble and fragment when it hits any resistance, meaning it penetrates building materials less than the ubiquitous 12 gauge buckshot.

Of course the idea that suppressors are also restricted is also foolish, and anybody who tries to claim that noise moderators should be restricted or illegal, suggest to them that car horns should be set at a legal minimum of 150 dB.

The idea that “Guns should be loud” makes sense until you realize that they are so loud that you can damage your hearing for life if you accidentally are near a gunshot in close proximity with no ear protection.

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Gunblog Variety Cast Ep 140

EP140 GunBlog VarietyCast – Going to NRAAM 2017

There’s no yellow brick road, but be sure to follow the GBVC cast at NRAAM!

Beth is still going to NRAAM… but the USCCA is not. Beth tells us how the NRA dis-invited them.
Some relationships are fiery; this one ends in arson. Who lit the fire? Sean takes a look.
Barron is on assignment this week.
Discretion is the better part of valor, and so Miguel reminds you to pick your fights lest you get in over your head.
In the Main Topic, Sean and Erin talk about concealed carry handguns as Personal Protective Equipment.
Tiffany is on assignment this week.
Friend of the show Sarah Cade asked Erin, “How do you find your family members in an emergency?” Erin has some ideas.
For some reason, family members seem to get upset when their criminal spawn get shot! Weer’d brings us the grandfather of one of the home invaders killed in Oklahoma.
And our plug of the week is NRAAM 2017. Follow us on Instagram!

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

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