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GunBlog VarietyCast Radio Episode 173 – Too Many Acronyms

EP173 GunBlog VarietyCast Radio – Too Many Acronyms

GOA and NAGR tried to make HR38 DOA with FUD.

  • Self Defense with Kids and Dogs! No, not using your kids as shields or throwing dogs at intruders. Instead, Beth discusses the self-defense options that are available when you have small children and/or dogs.
  • In a story that hits a little too close to home, Sean knew the victim (but not the son) in “Friends, family grieve after Franklinton man killed, allegedly by his son.”
  • Barron is back with us this week to talk about why you should keep your cell phone number secure, safe, and private.
  • Miguel has a temper. The guy in that truck you just accidentally cut off has a temper. You have a temper. In this “Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” Miguel offers some tips for how to avoid having the worst part of you make the worst decisions possible.
  • In this week’s Main Topic, Sean and Erin discuss the “Fix NICS” half of HR38, and why you shouldn’t let the freakout by GOA and NAGR over NICS frighten you away from supporting this important bill.
  • Tiffany is attending a week-long Deadly Force Instructor course in Live Oak, FL. She has just enough time on a break to record  her thoughts on why you should attend… and stay tuned for a surprise cameo!
  • It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year for you to buy stocking stuffers for the preppers in your life. Erin makes a list, and you should check it twice.
  • There was so much anti-gun nuttery on the “Professor Puppet” video Weer’d did last week, he had to come back for more.
  • And our Plug of the Week is Contact Your Senators and ask them to support HR38 Concealed Carry Reciprocity.

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

Look for the show notes HERE!

GunBlog VarietyCast Radio Episode 172 – Vacuums Suck

EP172 GunBlog VarietyCast Radio – Vacuums Suck

But in a good way!

  • Beth has never done yoga because she’s not flexible. But that’s the whole point of yoga! Similarly, some people don’t get involved with firearms training because they aren’t proficient with firearms.
  • It’s a story with a happy ending, then a sad one: a robbery suspect is beaten with bat by Raleigh store clerk. Sean explains.
  • Barron is on assignment
  • Talk is cheap, and talk without the skills and knowledge to back it up is even cheaper. Miguel is tired of the fake outrage at those who didn’t help a woman and child shot by a gunman.
  • In this week’s Main Topic, Sean and Erin talk about HR38, the National Concealed Carry Reciprocity, which just passed the House Judiciary Committee.
  • Tiffany is on assignment.
  • Just because something sucks doesn’t mean it’s bad. Erin talks about vacuum sealers.
  • All through life,  one must seek intellectual guidance on complicated issues. Who better to seek knowledge from than a puppet,  especially a puppet that’s an anti-gun nut! Yes, Weer’d is about to Fisk a puppet.
  • And our Plug of the Week is the TOPOKO 25 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle.

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

Look for the show notes HERE!

GunBlog VarietyCast Radio Episode 171 – Talking Turkey

EP171 GunBlog VarietyCast Radio – Talking Turkey

We recorded this on Thanksgiving, between Erin’s lunch and Sean’s dinner. We apologize if listening makes you hungry.

  • Beth is on assignment.
  • A burglar is shot and captured. But what did he do just before that? And who were they, really? Sean takes a look.
  • Risk vs. Reward is as important a consideration in the Tech world as in real life. Barron is back to talk about doing a proper risk assessment.
  • Miguel is still on assignment.
  • In this week’s Main Topic, Sean and Erin the tackles the “Giffords! Courage to Fight Gun Violence!” new position paper “Legal and Lethal: 9 Products That Could be the Next Bump Stock.” <Dramatic Music>
  • Tiffany recently appeared on the Polite Society Podcast with fellow Rangemaster-certified instructor Aqil Qadir. She was so intrigued by his story that she asked if he would sit for an interview.
  • Erin spent the week shooting a gun in her back yard. Don’t worry, it was an air gun. She’s going to tell you about it and the heavy duty bullet trap she needed to make sure everything was safe.
  • Anti-Gun Researcher Tom Gabor is back, and he’s not any more factual than last week. Weer’d issues the appropriate corrective.
  • And our Plug of the Week is Silver Spoon, a really awesome Russian cop drama on Netflix.

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

Look for the show notes HERE!

GunBlog VarietyCast Radio Episode 170 – Weer’d Underpants

EP170 GunBlog VarietyCast Radio – Weer’d Underpants

Erin wanted to call this the “Zombie Miguel Episode” but figured that would just confuse people.

  • Beth feels that  RSO’s — Range Safety Officers — are basically the black belts of the gun world. She and her husband explain why.
  • Homeless guy beats another man to death in a trailer. Sean looks at his permanent record.
  • Barron is on assignment.
  • Miguel is not so much on assignment as “wandering about Southern Florida, looking for his brain.” His words, not ours.
  • In this week’s Main Topic, Sean and Erin discuss the dumbest GQ article ever: “Inside the Federal Bureau Of Way Too Many Guns”.
  • Pro-gun votes are good, but integrity is better. Tiffany weighs in with her opinion on the matter of Roy Moore.
  • Erin finally noticed that in 169 episodes, she’s never once talked about sharpening your knives.
  • Anti-Gun Researcher Tom Gabor speaks out against Stand Your Ground and whatever else comes to mind. Weer’d brings the facts.
  • And our Plug of the Week is the “Captain Underpants” series of books. Weer’d’s daughter LaWeer’da tells us more.

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

Look for the show notes HERE!

GunBlog VarietyCast Radio Episode 169 – The Personification of the Firearm

 

EP169 GunBlog VarietyCast Radio – The Personification of the Firearm

“The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.” ― Col. Jeff Cooper, “Art of the Rifle”

  • Beth detests the phrase “gun violence”. She’s talked about that before, so if she brings it up again, it must mean it’s important! She has more examples and details.
  • A cop walks into a gas station just in time to interrupt an armed robbery. Sean tells us how this story ends.
  • Barron is on assignment.
  • In this week’s Mental Flea Market, Miguel reminds us that some SOB won’t try to murder you just because you’re worshiping God.
  • David Yamane, sociologist and new member of the Gun Culture, has been saying it for a while now, but it bears repeating: the laser focus of gun control advocates on the criminal use of firearms ignores the REAL gun culture, which is the average gun-owning citizen.
  • Tiffany is on assignment.
  • Avoid that sedative! Erin explains how sleeping too soon after trauma can negatively affect your ability to recover from it.
  • A lone anti-gun crusader has proposed a “national gun buyback day”.  Weer’d looks at the lies and delusions of grandeur as this nut promotes his little pipe dream.
  • And our Plug of the Week is MAG-20 / Classroom – Armed Citizen’s Rules of Engagement.

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

Look for the show notes HERE!

GunBlog VarietyCast Radio Episode 168 – The “I Can’t Think of a Good Title” Episode

EP168 GunBlog VarietyCast Radio – The “I Can’t Think of a Good Title” Episode

Erin is back, Miguel hurts, Tiffany pops bubbles and Beth loves socks.

  • What do flashlights, tourniquets, and socks have in common? Beth answers that question as she tells us about attending a class taught by The Complete Combatant.
  • The suspect in a Halifax quadruple murder was out on bond at the time of the killings. What had he been charged with? Sean looks a little deeper
  • Barron is on assignment.
  • The past is catching up with Miguel. The bills from his past misdeeds are coming due, and it’s all because he lived by the mantra “No Pain, No Gain”.
  • The anti-gun podcast Loaded Conversations had what they billed as a “Constitutional Scholar” on episode 16 who made all sorts of untrue statements about guns, the law, and the Constitution. We asked noted gun law expert Alan Korwin to weigh in on what this 3rd Year law student had to say.
  • What can Second Amendment advocates learn from lefty liberal lifelong democrat and former NPR CEO, Ken Stern? Tiffany explains in this week’s episode of The Bridge.
  • After every emergency, good preppers evaluate what they did wrong and what needs to change so things go right next time. Erin lists the lessons learned from her dog attack.
  • To bring light to the misinformation on the 2nd Amendment Debate, a Progressive host invites a bunch of Bloomberg stooges to spout their propaganda in response to softball straw-man questions!  Weer’d brings the voice of reason they intentionally excluded in.
  • And out Plug of the Week is the Dirty John podcast.

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

Look for the show notes HERE!

GunBlog VarietyCast Radio Episode 167 – Dog Bites and Murder Insurance

EP167 GunBlog VarietyCast Radio – Dog Bites and Murder Insurance

Weer’d is still pulling Stunt Cohost duty (no word on what kind of dress he’s wearing this week).

  • MURDER INSURANCE!!! That’s what some anti-gun people are calling paid self-defense plans. Our own Beth Alcazar, who works for a company which offers such plans, talks about her encounter with the media on this issue.
  • Police chase a teen driver after a drive-by shooting,and his mom hits every trope in the interview. Sean tells us more.
  • Barron, Miguel, and Tiffany are on assignment.
  • Erin is back… sort of. She’s not up to hosting just yet, but she did record a lengthy segment about her incident and her recovery so far.
  • Michael Bloomberg is pushing hard against the SHARE act and Concealed Carry Reciprocity using “Celebrities” and virtually no production values! You know that Weer’d couldn’t pass that up.
  • And out Plug of the Week is The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook.

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

Find the show notes HERE!

GunBlog VarietyCast Radio Episode 166 – The Tiffany Challenge

EP165 GunBlog VarietyCast Radio – The Tiffany Challenge

Erin is at a plastic surgeon for suture removal, so Weer’d is once again our Stunt Erin. He may or may not be wearing a dress. (This is radio, use your imagination.)

  • A gas station shootout! Have the claims that concealed carry leads to blood in the streets finally been vindicated?… well, no.
  • Beth, Miguel, and Barron are still on assignment.
  • In the Main Topic, Tiffany talks about her experiences on the Resolutions Committee at GRPC. Will you take the Tiffany Challenge?
  • Anti-gun billionaire and nasty little fascist Michael Bloomberg wants a Gun DNA Database, which means that his mouthpiece “The Trace” wants it as well. Weer’d explains how it’s a waste of time and money.

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

Find the show notes HERE!

GunBlog VarietyCast Radio Episode 165 – The Mega Anti-Gun Nuttery Show

EP165 GunBlog VarietyCast Radio – The Mega Anti-Gun Nuttery Show

Erin’s hurt and everyone else is on vacation or assignment, so Sean and Weer’d talk about the Las Vegas shooting and how Hillary Clinton and Diane Feinstein rushed to the nearest camera to call for more gun control.

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

Look for the show notes HERE!

Episode 164 – Will the Junk in Sean’s Trunk Crush a Crowd in a Hurricane?

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.

Look for the show notes HERE!