Episode 355 – Terrorists Strike Paris

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1- Open and Personal News Segment

2- Interview Segment 1: Guests Dan and Cheryl Todd Hosts of Gun Freedom Radio

3- Interview Segment 2: Guests Dan and Cheryl Todd Hosts of Gun Freedom Radio

4- News Segment: 

5- Texas Firearms Festival:

6- DGU Segment:

7- Email and Show Close:


1- Introduction

“An armed society is a polite society.. and this is the Polite Society Podcast where we support and report on civilian self-defense.”

Paul: Welcome to episode 355 sponsored by the Firearms Policy Coalition recorded on Sunday, November 15th, 2015, I’m Paul Lathrop

Rob: I’m Rob Morse and on tonight’s show we will talk with Dan and Cheryl Todd and their Gun Freedom Radio Show..

John: I’m John Richardson, and we’ll talk about the Paris terror attacks.

Rachel: I’m Rachel Malone, and in one of our DGU’s we’ll hear how an 88-year-old woman defended herself with a .25-caliber pistol

Gary: I’m Gary Daugherty and we’ll get a report from the Texas Firearms Festival with Rob and Rachel … so climb aboard

Rachel: strap in

John : and hang on!

Paul:  episode 355 of the Polite Society Podcast starts right now.

Show intro music.


Personal news from each participant (when you are done with your segment please ask the next person what has been up with them)


Rob- I was at the Texas Firearms Festival with Rachel.  I bought a thousand rounds for my beyond concealed carry advanced class next week  in San Antonio..  booked my hotel room there too.



  • Shield – rust in mag release
  • Austin Rifle Club – pistol drills


John – I hate to say it but I have no real gun-related news to report. OK, I did look online at a shotgun that I’ve been thinking of buying Barb – it’s a Mossberg 500 bantam with an extended mag tube and ghost ring sights. And something Charlie Foxtrot said to me this summer spurred me to start collecting parts for a Designated Marksman rifle. I got the handguard in this week. I’m trying to get the parts bit by bit when I find them on sale. Other than that, the end of the school and business year is fast approaching. Papers to grade and sales to make.


Gary – What training do you have coming up? I hosted what I thought was a great meeting of the ISRA Grassroots group we had a candidate for my districts state house rep the current rep is retiring. It was unfortunate that the candidate was uninformed on the issues…

I posted an article in the show notes entitled Does The World’s Worst Firearms Instructor Live In Fayetteville, NC? and I want to say if you are getting instruction and the rules of gun safety are being violated, get out and get your money back. Safe gun handling is fundamental and if they can’t teach that then you can’t trust anything else they teach.




On the road. Talking to you today from not so sunny Lodi California. Going to be on the road next weekend as well, but will be home for Thanksgiving.



2- News 1


Paris Terrorist Attack
Our thoughts and prayers are with the citizens of Paris. Mass violence has again come to a foreign country, despite the claims of our feckless President. Friday evening, France suffered a horrendous blow at the hands of Islamic terrorists. In a coordinated attack at six separate sites, ISIS terrorists with automatic AK-47s, grenades and suicide belts attacked diners, concert goers, soccer fans, and other innocents. 129 are dead, including at least one American, with some 350 wounded, 90 of those in serious condition. Paris is in lockdown, and France’s military is guarding the borders. One of the terrorist was a Frenchman already known as an ISIS sympathizer, another held a Syrian passport, and two were recently welcomed to France as Syrian refugees.  

There are many lessons to be learned by those wanting to. Europe’s leaders ignored the warnings of what the unrestrained immigration by the largely young, male Arab refugees would bring. The leaders choose to follow their leftist ideologies, to the obvious detriment and danger to their own citizens and country. Likewise, Obama continues in his plans to bring an ever increasing amount of the same invaders into the United States. France’s borders were open – allowing the same attacks that America’s deliberately wide-open borders invite. Most telling to us: the French citizens were completely defenseless before the merciless killers. They had no way to defend their lives from the killers their own government sent amongst them.


This is just one of the reasons we fought so hard and so long to keep our Second Amendment Rights. We fight to allow The People to defend their lives and way of life, even when their government will not. Even when the President claims Climate Change as the greatest threat to our future. Radical Islam is the real threat: ISIS is now bragging “The American Blood Is Best, and We Will Taste It Soon.”  The People will need their arms as this new way of foreign and domestic terror comes to their towns. However, ISIS should be warned, our enemies have found that American blood leaves a very, very bitter aftertaste.


Anyone-   French citizens are largely unarmed. However, there is an active contingent of SASS International competitors in France. I expect they are ready to play Cowboys and Terrorists.  


Rob- the attack at multiple sites overloads the security forces.  If you can smuggle tens of thousands of people across your borders, then weapons are easy to get.


John –

Anyone-  the paris police want better guns.


John – They have MAT 49 9mm submachine guns


Rob- Distributed defense

alice- http://www.alicetraining.com/


4- Interview 1

Dan and Cheryl Todd

Gun Freedom Radio- inform the general public in the Phoenix area.  

kknt 960- the patriot 1 to 3 on Saturday.  www.GunFreedomRadio.com to pickup the recorded show out of phoenix.


We hear the same question from most customers.  Maybe the general public has those same questions.  We’re inviting the public onto our show and into our store.




affiliated with local trainers.

activism- church


Rob- How does your audience contact you?  

Has your audience surprised you?


NEWS 1.0 Demanding Mommies Fail at Politicising Gun Control

Gary- Bloomberg’s paid consort Shannon Watts and those Demanding Mommies immediately took to Twitter to politicize the Paris massacre. And they fell flat on their cupcakes. They blamed France’s lax gun control policies for allowing the AK-47s into the hands of the terrorist. Except… any half-wit could have easily found out that France bans most guns from its citizens. It is difficult for a Frenchman to own a high powered rifle, and the next thing to impossible to legally own a fully automatic AK-47. Those terrorists got their weapons into Paris despite France’s draconian gun laws. Those laws failed every bit as much as Watts and her Mommies. Back to the kitchen, toots.     


John – I have more on this which I’ll discuss at the end of the show.

Rob- Everything is regulated in France.  France also has a secure border.. in theory.. but not in practice.

John – France is a remarkably regimented society.

Paul – I would like to hear from ony of our listeners that have been to France. Please email Onair@politesocietypodcast.com


rob-  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bernie-sanders-doubles-down-climate-change-terrorism-link/


Rachel- Greensboro Police Ask Residents to Turn in Their Guns and Sign a Peace Pledge

In what can only be seen as incredibly ironic twist, the day after the Paris massacre Greensboro, NC police are asking for their citizens to make themselves defenseless by turning in their guns. The first 1000 signing the Pledge of Nonviolence will receive a small gift. The pledge is available at the police website. We couldn’t find it, but it’s sure to be full of all sorts of kumbayaish goodness. It is not known if the pledge will be translated into Arabic.  


John – This almost makes me ashamed to say that Greensboro was the town in which I grew up and spent my college years.


John – Looking into this a bit more, I’d have to say it is aimed at the African-American community. All the local news media played up the event in advance but only the local cable provider gave any “after-action” reports. It looks like a lot of people signed the pledge but only stuff like BB guns and hunting knives were turned in.


Paul – Small gift…. A free small coffee at Mickey D’s?


Rob – http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=36&recordid=7481&returnURL=%2findex.aspx%3fpage%3d1045


John- Hillary Clinton to Receive Gun Control Award
Speaking of insanity, Hillary will receive a gun-control award from the Brady Bunch. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence will present Hillary Clinton the inaugural Governor Mario M. Cuomo Leadership Award at the Bear Awards. The awards, named after Jim “Bear” Brady, will take place in New York City on Nov. 19. Tickets to the event are priced at $1,000 a piece. It is not known which of Hillary’s many non-accomplishments qualified her for this award.  


John – If you want to be a bronze-level table sponsor be prepared to kick in $15 grand. It goes to show you that these gun grabber organizations are top-down. A real grassroots organization would want to get as many people there as possible. Maybe people in Hillary’s circle can afford $1K at a pop but most of us can’t.


Rob- John, that is some expensive dead chicken.  Hillary relates so well with us poor folk.


Rob- LA to Start Enforcing Mag Ban

Los Angeles will start enforcing its new standard capacity magazine ban beginning Nov. 19th. The LA City Council had voted to ban sales and possession of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. This includes magazines that had previously been grandfathered in.

On Thursday, a LA Superior Court judge refused to grant an injunction on the ban while a lawsuit brought by the California Rifle and Pistol Association and other gun rights groups goes forward. This case centers on whether the LA mag ban violates California’s preemption laws.

Backers of the ban say it will help curb the bloodshed of mass shootings by forcing attackers to stop sooner to reload. LA City Attorney Mike Feuer said, “The use of these magazines has so often led to tragedy,”This law will help prevent those horrible events in the future.”


John – The ignorance in that last statement is astounding. Perhaps he should go to either a 3-gun event or a IDPA event.


Rob- the magazine capacity limit didn’t slow down the Santa Barbara murderer.  Police can have standard cap mags, but we can’t.


Paul- Lawmakers in Brazil are Getting Smart

Brazilian lawmakers are considering American-style gun ownership laws that would allow Brazilians to arm and defend themselves. The country has a murder problem. Despite having over a 100 million less residents than the US, they have approximately four times the murders. They had 58,497 murders in Brazil during 2014.

“Brazil is an extremely violent country and the state has failed to resolve this problem,” the law’s author Laudivio Carvalho of the powerful Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, says in a telephone interview. “The population needs the right to defend themselves, their family and their property as they are the ones being attacked. Ninety percent of assaults are being carried out with illegal weapons.”

The bill introduces a right for people to own firearms for self-defense and for protection of property. It also reduces the age for firearms ownership to 21 and would allow citizens the right to buy up to 9 firearms and 600 rounds of ammo yearly.


John – This could sell a lot of Taureses!
Rachel- incrementalism


John- Gun Quote-

Gun bans don’t disarm criminals, gun bans attract them. Walter Mondale as U.S. Ambassador to Japan, April 20, 1994


Rachel- Hang on everybody, we’ll be back right after this



5- Interview 2

Rachel- Texas Firearms Festival-

I visited with our own Rachel Malone.  We practiced together with a SIRT pistol.  So we know that dry practice away from the range is good.  Practice with a laser pistol is good.  Practice with video recording software is good.  Doing all that while an instructor watches and corrects you is even better.


Is SIRT and blue gun training the way to learn presentation?


We were at Texas Firearms Freedom in Liberty Hill Texas.  http://www.texasgunfest.com

full sized Sig 45 suppressed

sig 9mm carbine with red dot, suppressed

1911 suppressed w red dot,

internally supressed blackout AR from Zion Armament

KelTec shotgun

and those are only the guns.


I met up with some friends from Houston, Hi again, Scott and Mandy

I saw a shoulder holster series called Kangaroo Carry- KangarooCarry.com

I spoke with Christopher Onufrak who is the general manager for a new Range being designed in Austin.  It is a big and expensive guntryclub they want to build just outside the Austin city limits.  http://therangeaustin.com/

I sat in the SAF booth and talked with Phil Watson.



  • Rob – SIRT pistol, Jordan
  • Lone Star Gun Rights booth
  • Scott & Mandy Gibbons
  • conversations with those who agreed…..and those who didn’t
  • SAF
  • AG&AG

Whenever you wrap throw to break with DGU’s coming up next

6- DGUs


Rachel Chattanooga Couple Stops Second Home Invasion in One Week

Late Sunday night, the Buckland family woke to the sound of shattering glass. The next day, they bought a security system — and a gun. Thursday night, the wisdom of those choices was confirmed in spades.


Two suspects used a tire iron to break through a rear door. Once inside, they ran to the master bedroom, spraying mace into the face of Andrew Buckland while demanding money. Jessica Buckland stalled, knowing her daughter was asleep in the next room and her husband was searching for the handgun. “My only thought was to get the gun and protect my family. Even being directly Maced in the face, my adrenaline was going so hard that I could see for about three minutes before it took effect,” he says. Andrew was able to find his gun and point it at the thugs, who took off empty-handed. That’s a successful defensive gun use, even without shots being fired.

The security camera recorded the two white teenagers. However, as of yet, police have not made any arrests. Officer Mark Frazer said; “Every person has the right to defend themselves. I think in these circumstances, there is absolute justification in feeling in fear for your life.” We join the police in complementing the Buckland’s coolness in a dangerous situation.


Rob- Chatanooga, TN.

Gary –

John – As an aside, this story also shows that less-than-lethal things don’t always work.

Paul- Elderly Miami woman shoots at attempted burglars (last story)

Our last story comes out of Florida. An elderly woman shot and killed her door in order to stop a home invasion. 88-year-old Arlene Orms fired her .25 caliber Beretta pistol into the door from inside, frightening the burglars away. This is the second time Dead-eye Arlene has been burglarized, the first time the crooks took another gun and several other items.


Police and neighbors worked together to restore the door. Their task was easier because the bullet did not go completely through. Neighbor Gladys Betancourt thought “It was awesome though.” Gladys also said “You have to do something, you have to protect yourself.”  Criminals should be aware that this is obviously a very tough neighborhood full of door shooters. After all, it’s Florida.  Hi, Miggy!


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7- E-mail, blog notes, and show close


Listener e-mail discussion


John – survey regarding patches and coins


Paul: Rob, do you have any new posts from your SlowFacts blog you want to mention?


Rob- Non gun issues this week.  The next article will be about the lies and propaganda we get from the news media.  That will go up at Clash Daily.  Ammoland.  Slowfacts. That is at slow facts dot wordpress dot com.  John, tell us what’s new at your blog no lawyers only guns and money


John- I have a couple of posts I want to point out. First, I came across an old Swedish rifle that was intended for training high school students in marksmanship. It was called the “School Shooting Rifle”. Imagine if you had named a rifle that nowadays. The second post deals with Twitter post from Moms Demand Action that referred to the terrorist attack in Paris as a “mass shooting” as to imply that if only France had universal background checks none of this would have happened. France – and Belgium for that matter – has extremely restrictive gun laws which license both gun owners and guns themselves. The full-auto AKs used by the terrorists are forbidden in both countries. I mention Belgium because some of the terrorists are thought to have crossed from there. The Moms, by the way, deleted that tweet having realized how stupid it sounded.


That and more is at only guns and money dot blogspot dot com.


We would like to thank Charlie Foxtrot for writing up show notes for us. Even though you don’t hear him on the air he is certainly part of what you do hear. Look at his blog at not one more gun law dot blogspot dot com


Paul: That wraps up another episode of the Polite Society Podcast.  I’d like to thank (Dan and Cheryl Todd) for joining us today.  co-hosts, will you be with us next time?  I’m looking forward to it.  

Rob: Until the next time…

Gary: stay safe,

Rachel: be aware,

John: and we’ll see you down the road.


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