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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 026 Erin Isn’t Wrong

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In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss what’s going on with the merger between Operation Blazing Sword and the Pink Pistols;
  • Weer’d Shares and interview he did with Laura Carno about FASTER Colorado;
  • With all the talk about Judge Kavanaugh’s personal life, Weer’d wants to bring us back to his record on guns with a Fisk of an NPR report on his past rulings;
  • and on Yom Kippur, it’s traditional to think about the past. In this segment of Gun Lovers and Other Strangers, David reflects on some of his favorite firearms and how he got them.

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Show Notes

Main Topic:

FASTER Colorado:

Weer’d Audio Fisk:

Gun Lovers and Other Strangers

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 025: Drunk Monkey at GRPC

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In This Episode:

This episode was recorded live at the 2018 Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago Illinois. The audio quality isn’t as good as our standard shows, but it allowed us all to get together and talk.

  • On the show we have Weer’d and Erin, as well as the ACP House Dick Steve from Tales From the Trunk.
  • Also starring are our special guests Matt and Heinrich from the Geeks Gadgets and Guns Podcast.
  • We’ll be talking about the Conference, fine liquor, fake breasts, and whatever else crosses our minds.
  • We’ll also discuss the HUGE announcement Erin teased us with in Episode 024!

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Huge Press Release for Operation Blazing Sword and Pink Pistols

This was announce at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago last weekend, and it’s HUGE NEWS

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (Sept 23, 2018) – The 33rd Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC 2018) in Chicago became the site of a historic announcement for the LGBTQ community. The Pink Pistols – the nation’s first pro-gay, pro-gun group – is joining forces with Operation Blazing Sword, a program dedicated to firearm education, training and support for the LGBTQ community. This merger results in the creation of the single largest queer pro-gun group in history. In further news, Gwendolyn Patton, legendary First Speaker of the Pink Pistols, has been succeeded by Erin Palette, the Founder of Operation Blazing Sword. Ms. Palette will serve as Coordinator for both factions of the newly-formed LGBTQ Super Group.
Founded in 2000, Pink Pistols had a simple mission: “We teach queer people to shoot. Then we teach others that we have done so.” Beyond training, the Pistols also successfully filed numerous amicus briefs in high profile cases. Their membership at the time of merging was estimated to be 30,000 across North America.
Operation Blazing Sword was formed in response to the Pulse Massacre of June 12, 2016. Led by Erin Palette, this fresh platform provides members of the grossly under-served LGBTQ community with access to education in safe firearms handling as well as encouragement to obtain Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) permits where legal. At the time of its merger, Operation Blazing Sword was powered by 1,600 volunteer instructors from all walks of life – conservative, liberal, straight, queer, transgender, and cisgender.
During her acceptance speech, Ms. Palette recalled the early days of Pink Pistols, when being outed as queer often resulted in loss of one’s job or worse. It was for this reason, Palette explained, that national member lists were not maintained. By keeping Pink Pistol factions regional its members’ privacy was protected from subpoena, but this dramatically limited the scope of Pink Pistol chapters’ community outreach.
The announcements at GRPC 2018 herald in a new era of LGBTQ Second Amendment support and activism. On this topic, Palette passionately asserted that “the ability to connect…is crucial.” Since Operation Blazing Sword is a 501c3 tax deductible charity, funds can now be raised at a national level to help chapters in need, whether that is to rent a booth at a Pride Festival, buy ammunition for a range day, or hold a community seminar. “After all,” reminded Palette, “the most powerful sword is the one wielded by two hands.”

I’ve know Erin for a long time, first as just another gun-blogger, then she took a risk and revealed to me that she was transgender….which changed exactly nothing in my views of her. We later began to work directly together with the Gun Blog Variety Cast. Durring this time and in the wake of the Terrorist Attack on the Pulse Night Club in Florida Erin founded and launched Operation Blazing Sword, which was a herculean task not to be underestimated.

Now this merger is a HUGE step to help bring pro-Gun LGBTQ people into political power, and help break through the misinformation that seems to permeate that community.

I am bursting with pride!

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Assorted Calibers Policy Ep 024: GRPC Bound!

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In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss AMM-Con and the Gun Rights Policy Conference. Stay tuned for a BIG announcement by Erin!
  • Weer’d announces another Giveaway! On October 12th, four lucky Patrons at the $4 or higher level will receive a Hammond Cruiser folding knife by CRKT.
  • The General Purpose Egghead returns with some more gun physics,  this time crunching the numbers on unorthodox ammunition to see how they compare to mainstream ammo.
  • Weer’d finishes his series on 3D printed gun hysteria with Now This News‘ coverage on the issue.
  • David talks about the culture shock of going from a gun-unfriendly state to a gun-friendly one.
  • and Steve returns to talk about a mishap with his Ninja Wagon, and some of the troubles that happens when your replacement car is a rental.

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Show Notes

Main Topic:

General Purpose Egghead:

Weer’d Audio Fisk:

Tales from the Trunk

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 023: Unscripted

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In This Episode:

None of our regular ACP contributors had anything this week, so Erin and Weer’d called an audible and just had an unscripted episode. It’s like a mini-Mag Dump, only with less swearing by Erin. Enjoy!

We Discuss:

  • Frozen pad thai
  • Erin’s Cooking Escapades
  • Talk Boxes, and how sometimes Peter Frampton doesn’t use them
  • Michael Moore brings David Hogg to Canada
  • Paying too much for guns or knives
  • Weer’d talks about Handgun Radio
  • And we both talk about where we were and what we were doing on September 11th 2001

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More Anti-Gun Laws that Target the Law-Abiding

In California

Sold from vending machines in Pennsylvania, feed depots in Nevada, pharmacies in Georgia and jewelry stores in Texas, ammunition is in many states easier to buy than cold medicine. But in California, which already enforces some of the nation’s most restrictive gun laws, there is a movement underway against the unfettered sale of bullets.

So first up, yes, in most of the United States it is easier to buy a box of ammo than a box of Nasal Decongestant. In Massachusetts, where I need to show my permit when I score a box of ammo, it’s really the same, technically there’s some sort of database that records how often I get a stuffy nose, so maybe it’s still harder here.

What isn’t mentioned is that is that restriction on pseudoephedrine done us any good? Nope, its a pain in the ass (especially when you have a splitting sinus headache and the 24 Hour Drug store is open, but the pharmacy counter is closed!) and has had ZERO benefit to society. Actually it can be argued that it actually made things worse, because people were cooking the medicine into Meth, not that they can’t bulk buy their ingredients, the small home-labs shut down….but people still wanted Meth, so now the Mexican Cartels aren’t competing with American Drug Dealers, so they just buy the raw chemicals by the truckload and cook it up in FACTORIES.

End result, more Meth, and more crime! Yayyy!!!

But back to the stupid ammo law.

Gun control advocates here have pushed to limit internet sales, ban large-capacity magazines, require sellers to have licenses, raise taxes on bullets, and mandate serial numbers or other traceable markings on ammunition so that the police can more easily track them.

Such regulations, several of which have been enacted and take effect this year and next, are inspired by the view that the best way to limit gun violence is to approach it as a “bullet control” problem. As Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a Democrat from New York, told the Senate 25 years ago, when he introduced legislation that would have imposed a 10,000-percent tax on hollow-tip ammunition, “guns don’t kill people; bullets do.”

All crap that is PROVEN not to work, but the point I want to make also includes this.

Beginning next year, ammunition dealers across the state will be required to maintain logs of all sales — one of many steps California has taken to limit access to bullets. The efforts come as federal lawmakers fail to break the stalemate that for decades has blocked any new major gun control measures, despite a nationwide groundswell from students pushing for more restrictions in the wake of multiple massacres on high school and college campuses.

Under federal law, those who are not legally allowed to buy firearms are also forbidden from purchasing bullets, but there is no effective system in place for enforcing that rule. There are minimum ages for buying ammunition, but many sellers do not check identification. So cities and states are leading the way instead, with California at the forefront, said Ari Freilich, a lawyer with the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

So essentially the anti-gunners, having run roughshod over the gun market in their “Progressive” Crime-Sanctuary, and finding that crime is still a major problem in the Gang-Infested streets, so the solution is to restrict AMMO!

Except let’s talk a little about ammo. The other day I hit the range, and it was 90 degrees and humid, and I was SOAKED in sweat by the time I was heading home. Really I just wanted to log a little trigger time and work on improving my skills, this was NOT a pleasure trip. I had fun, but man I was happy to go home. In this trip I used up two 50-round boxes of .22, one 50-round box of .45 ACP, and a few magazines of old carry ammo that had been cycled into a chamber more than I was comfortable with. So it was about 160 rounds, and I wasn’t shooting fast, I was working on my sight picture, my grip and stance, and my trigger pull. I was also downloading my magazines so I could practice more reloads. Either way, it was about an hour.

I think we all know that 160 rounds is a pretty light day for the average gun nut. I know there are days when I’ve burned more than 1,000 rounds without the aid of full-auto. And then there are the full-auto days….

Now let’s look at the other side of the fence to the criminal world. They have guns, but they’re generally prohibited people long before they get the taste for blood, so they don’t want to draw a lot of attention to their gun collection. They might go to a public range, but honestly there are enough cops that are shooters that do they REALLY want to show up at the range and be unpacking their gun and have a cop recognize their mug shot? Really how often does a criminal fire a gun in practice? For some, like drug dealers or robbers, who just want a gun and really aren’t interested in killing another person, they might NEVER shoot their gun. For a gang enforcer who might be asked to carry out a hit, they might want to know more of how their gun shoots, but maybe that’s just popping a few rounds into the dirt or a dumpster to make sure the gun works.

Really I bet most of the repeat offenders in jail probably haven’t shot more than 50 rounds of ammo, and from my readings, they aren’t terribly concerned with quality of the ammo, they don’t have a preferred hollow point, maybe they would PREFER to get HP ammo, but if all they have is ball, they wouldn’t be as concerned about that as you or I would be.

Also where do criminals get their guns? There was a study conducted on that they mostly get them from friends, family, and criminal associates. So one might assume the person selling, lending, or trading the gun might also have ammo for it. When it comes to theft, couldn’t the robber also cop some ammo boxes? Same with people who legally have guns, but also have an ILLEGAL problem with substance abuse, how often do drug dealers get a gun in trade for drugs? Couldn’t they also request ammo?

At WORST, this law would put a premium on ammo in the underworld, meaning that criminals will seek it out to meet the demand, and the “Demand” isn’t going to be very high.

But it’s going to make us lawful gunnies who actually shoot up ammo, so frequently need to hit the gun shop between range trips….and the added infrastructure will cost money that EVERYBODY pays for….well not the criminals, they don’t pay taxes either!

And the end result will be more of the same on the streets of California! They will never learn because they don’t WANT to learn.

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 022: Don’t Mess With Floridians, Goofball

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In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss the NPR Report that shows that the majority of school shootings actually didn’t happen;
  • they also share a video of Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd who details what happens in Florida when you threaten an armed Uber driver;
  • Weer’d fisks the alleged leadership of March For Our Lives Boston in a PBS puff piece on their protest march on Smith & Wesson;
  • in Gun Lovers and Other Strangers, David explains how the gun market responds to gun bans;
  • and in Tales From The Trunk, the House Dick has had a rough week and he shares it with us.

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Main Topic:

 

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