Rachel: Everyone knows an armed society is a polite society. This is the Polite Society Podcast where we support and report on civilian self-defense.
Tom: Welcome to Episode 207 recorded on Wednesday, the 29th of January, 2014. I’m Sticks.
Rob: I’m Rob and on tonight’s show we have an interview with author, podcaster and firearms trainer George Hill.
Rachel: I’m guest-host Rachel Malone, instructor, writer, speaker, and gun-rights lobbyist from Austin, Texas. We also have an interview with Luke Wagner of the newly formed Colorado Second Amendment Association.
Tom: the Polite Society Podcast starts right now.
Catch up with each participant.
Rob: Setting up another new shooter’s night. Been too sick to dry practice.
Rachel: I was at the Gun Rights Across America (GRAA) rally at the Texas State Capitol January 19. I was honored to speak, encouraging participation in the legislative and elections process, and afterwards I got to carry my AR-15 in an Open Carry walk down 6th street in downtown Austin with Come And Take It Austin.
– taught a CHL class
– working with gun rights/open carry group leaders from across TX to prepare for legislation
– voted in an election for state representative in which, by 1;30 PM in my precinct, 30 people had voted. On the one hand, that’s depressing (low voter turnout). On the other hand, that’s encouraging (only takes a few people to make a difference). State Representative campaigns can be won by unknown people who know what they are about and who block walk and knock on doors during the entire campaign season.
-met with an A Girl And A Gun facilitator, also been working some with Julianna Crowder, the founder of the growing national organization A Girl And A Gun (fantastic organization!) and also the woman who first helped me shoot a gun (when I took her CHL class) and gave me a great first experience and started me on the path I’m now on
-been setting up Appleseed shoots at some new ranges
-LibertySeed events (history portion of the Appleseed)
Tom: Range time with my significant other.. and paying the bills?
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Seg 2- News
Rachel- a friend of mine, Kathy Perkins, was at the Come and Take It walk in Ft. Worth last weekend. The group stopped to buy Girl Scout cookies, snapped a picture, and sent it to one of the girl scout moms at her request. Well, that picture went viral, captured media attention, and garnered some rather negative response. I was so proud of Kathy, who is the founder of Moms With Guns Demand Action (a group she started in response to the gun-grabber group Moms Demand Action). Kathy did a great Fox news interview in which she explained that the CATI open carriers were friendly, just stopping for cookies, and in no way caused alarm to the Girl Scouts – as evidence by their huge smiles in the picture that started the whole controversy. http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/24560447/viral-picture-of-north-texas-girl-scouts-guns-draws-controversy http://www.myfoxdfw.com/video – “Girl Scouts, Guns Controversy” video inclues interview with Kathy
Rachel- Mississippi state Representative John Moore has introduced two Knife Rights bills, both aimed at passing Knife Law Preemption and removing from the list of weapons prohibited from being carried concealed specific knife types, namely “bowie knife, dirk knife, butcher knife, switchblade knife.” Mississippi is unique in allowing two bills from the same sponsor covering the same legislation. While each is worded differently, both HB 686 and HB 897 accomplish the same goals. This is the SEVENTH Knife Rights backed legislation introduced in 2014!
Tom- A bill before Arizona lawmakers would allow school districts to arm teachers and staff who pass an approved 24 hour training course. Supporters of House Bill 2412, including Attorney General Tom Horne, say the legislation would protect children and staff in the event of a mass shooting. The AG said he’d like to put armed police officers in schools full time, but knows that the Arizona budget won’t support that.
Rob- Mexico essentially legalized the country’s growing “self-defense” groups on Monday, while also announcing that security forces had captured one of the four top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel, which the vigilante groups have been fighting for the last year. The government said it had reached an agreement with vigilante leaders to incorporate the armed civilian groups into old and largely forgotten quasi-military units called the Rural Defense Corps. Vigilante groups estimate their numbers at 20,000 men under arms.
Rachel- An anti-gun pediatrician claims that 20 children are injured in firearms accidents each day. To reach that number, he had to include suicides and 20 year old drug dealers shooting each other. These numbers are far in excess of the medical statistics kept by the CDC.
Tom -Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis says she is pro-gun and wants to remove restrictions on where gun owners are allowed to carry. This should surprise any Texas voters who’ve been paying attention. Davis received an F-rating from the NRA based on her voting record in the Texas Senate. Davis voted against and then blocked reconsideration of bills allowing license holders to bring their firearms on college and university campuses. Hmmm.
Rob- from the same stuff, different day file, The half dozen bad gun bills vetoed by California Governor Jerry Brown are back for reconsideration. That included ammunition magazine and BB gun registration. The current bill proposes that all new long guns require a serial number and registration. That leaves police being unable to tell an illegal gun from an old gun that never required registration. California gun owners need to monitor their civil rights groups like Gun Owners of California and the Firearms Policy Coalition. Here it comes again.
Rachel: Closing quote- “Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom.” Said on this date in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy.
Tom: We have to go to break, then we have an interview with George Hamilton Hill (also known as the Mad Ogre). George is an author, podcaster, radio commentator and firearms instructor. Hang on, everybody. After George we have an interview with Luke Wagner of the newly formed Colorado Second Amendment Association. We’ll be back after the interview and close out the show.
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Segment 3 Interview with George Hill.
Segment 4- Interview with Luke Wagner of the newly formed Colorado Second Amendment Association.
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Segment 5 DGUs
Tom DGU1 Four idiots found out that invading a San Antonio home can be dangerous and is harder than it appears in TV crime dramas. The four fools attempted to break into an occupied apartment. The resident told them to go away or he’d shoot. They wouldn’t. He did, hitting one of the intruders in the face. The wounded man was dropped off at the hospital.. which was where the other three were arrested.
Rachel DGU2 A robber was found on the roof of a Tulsa home where he was held at gunpoint until police arrived. According to the police report, a small bag of methamphetamine was found on the suspect. Ya think!?
Rob DGU3 From the Bad Cop file. A grand jury has indicted a Charlotte police officer for voluntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed former Florida A&M football player. The indictment was handed down Monday hours after a judge ruled the North Carolina Attorney General’s office could resubmit the case to a grand jury. Investigators say Officer Randall Kerrick shot 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell ten times on Sept. 14 as Ferrell looked for help after a car crash.
No donut for you, Officer Kerrick.
Tom DGU4 It’s cold outside. A man entered a Sonoco gas station in Knoxville Tennessee Sunday night wearing a white facemask. The masked man then claimed he had a gun and demanded cash. The clerk then proved he had a weapon as he drew and pointed his weapon at the thief. The thief was last seen running southbound at a high rate of speed from the store at 600 Ebenezer Road.
Rachel- You can contact the show by e-mail. Paul@politics and guns.com, Sticks, Rob, Susan, or Onair to reach all of us. Call 605-215-1438 to hear your voice on the air!
Tom: That’s 605- 215- 1438. Rachel, you have a nice voice. Can you answer the phone for a while?
Rob- Roadgunner’s Mag 40 class in Conway, Arkansas at Shoot House USA is scheduled for May 15th thru 18th 2014 you can register here.
Tom- Also please check out Kathy Jackson’s Cornered Cat training. Her next class is at Nighthawk Custom Training Academy in early March.
Rachel: Battle Road USA is having a Zombie Run ‘n’ Gun biathlon on April 26 in Central Texas. This is a company I work with and I’ve participated and worked the Zombie Run. It’s a super-cool and fun event for testing out gear.. on, and also for shooting zombies. http://battleroadusa.com/
Rob- Also check out the shooters club by Bob Mayne and Ben Branam. For $75.00 a year you get 24/7 access to some fantastic training and audio podcasts that you can’t get anywhere else. Listen to other podcasts on the Gun Rights Radio Network, the Crusader Podcast Network, and Please go over and check out http://www.ahib.us/ Almost Heaven Internet Broadcasting is running the Polite Society Podcast from 7 to 9 am weekdays!
Tom: Join the National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of America and Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. Joining two makes you a hero. Supporting all four makes you a super hero. Not belonging to any of them means you’re a chump.
Rob: Join your local civil rights group like the New Jersey Second Amendment Society, Arizona Citizens Defense League,Connecticut Citizens Defense League, Illinois Carry, Michigan Gun Owners , Michigan Open Carry, and Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners, Minnesota Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance,
Tom, That wraps up another episode of the Polite Society Podcast. Until the weekend show…
Rob, stay safe,
Rachel, be aware,
Tom, and we’ll see you down the road.