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Fresh update on "gun" discussed on Weekend Edition Saturday
"Where I'm sitting now of course it was not the right decision It was the wrong decision Period There's no excuse for that All told it took around an hour and 20 minutes from when the gunman entered the school to when officers killed him And during that time children in the classroom repeatedly called 9-1-1 begging the police to come in giving updates on how many of their classmates had died Ultimately officers opened the classroom door with a key from the gender and killed the shooter Governor Abbott of Texas was in uvalde yesterday and what did he have to say about this Yeah the governor canceled his trip to Houston for the National Rifle Association convention He spoke with them by video instead And he came in person to you valdi Well he had first praised the officers for their quick response He now says he was quote unquote misled I am livid about what happened As everybody has learned the information that I was given turned out in part to be inaccurate Now the governor offered resources he talked about money for funeral costs a fund for victims And he pushed back against background checks for gun owners and focused again on mental health which health experts say is not the only problem when it comes to gun violence Abbott was interrupted by state senator Roland Gutierrez a Democrat representing you valdi outside the venue Gutierrez said that the governor should consider gun restrictions like raising the age limit for buying the type of gun the shooter used If you wanted to show any.
NRA speakers unshaken on gun rights after school massacre
"Speakers at the National Rifle Association's convention in Houston lament the Yuval di school shooting while also call for more guns and tighter school security Former president Donald Trump calls a shooting in which 19 students in their two teachers died pure evil saying people bent on killing others need to be in mental hospitals and schools have to become security bastions From this day forward every school in America should have a police officer or an armed resource officer on duty at all times Texas Republican senator Ted Cruz dismisses the calls for banning semi-automatic weapons or initiating gun restrictions Taking guns away from these responsible Americans will not make them safer Nor will it make our nation more secure The NRA says attendees will also reflect on the shooting and pray for the victims I'm Tim
Fresh update on "gun" discussed on Weekend Edition Saturday
"The forces are not the right decision It was the wrong decision Period There's no excuse for that And later is there any agreement possible on gun laws after so many years in mass shootings Also can the Indy 500 attractor broader range of fans and scientists brings the sounds of space to earthling ears First we have our newscast It's Saturday May 28th 2022 Live from NPR news I'm Charles Snyder Outside rob elementary school and you've all taxes 21 crosses now stand They represent each victim of this week's mass shooting 19 children and two teachers including Irma Garcia Regina miles traveled from out of town to visit the site as a former teacher at rob elementary she knew Garcia.
Gov. Abbott: No Laws I Signed Had Any Intersection With Shooting
"You talked about the rollback of any of the legislation that I signed this past session Let's be clear about one thing None of the laws that I signed this past session had any intersection with this crime at all No law that is not allowed him to get a gun The gun that he did get and so again there was nothing about the laws from this past session that has any relevancy to the crime that did occur here With regard to special session let me just say this and that is first of all all options are on the table Second most importantly to your point do we expect laws to come out of this devastating crime The answer is absolutely yes And there will be laws in multiple different subject areas For example I do fully expect to have every law that we pass in the aftermath of the Santa Fe shooting to be completely revisited and first we need to gain the information about exactly what happened at the school to find out the extent to which those laws were complied with to the extent that they were not complied with to find out what shortcomings allowed the city to occur And right there is what I said in the first hour which your Congress refuses to do Which your major media refused to do He wants to look at everything and anything Once we get the facts Schumer said no Waltman said no at the post My liberal friend who wrote me said no Guns That's it
Fresh update on "gun" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek
"Memorial fund will help stitch back together Everyone affected by the attack There is no overhead cost 100% of the money that you donate is going to be going directly to victims of this horrible crime The funds are being administered through the one star foundation 19 students and two teachers were killed Tuesday inside a classroom the shooter was killed by border patrol over an hour after getting inside the school Harry Styles is donating over a $1 million in hopes of ending gun violence The pop star said on social media he's heartbroken over the Texas school shooting In response he said he's partnering with a nonprofit every town for gun safety for his upcoming North American tour which kicks off in August Former president Trump claims Democrats are using the Texas shooting for their advantage Jim Forbes has more While addressing the NRA convention in Houston former president Trump claimed President Biden said Republicans are okay with school shootings Every time a disturbed or a demented person commits such a hideous crime there's always a grotesque effort by summoning our society to use the suffering of others to advance their own extreme political agenda He also pressed for more cops at schools and more security measures at schools as well including teachers with guns I'm Jim Forbes A huge shipment of baby formulas headed to the U.S. from Australia The FDA announced Friday Australian company bubs is preparing to send over 27 million 8 ounce bottles of formula to the U.S. some are ready for transport while some will be produced in the coming weeks and months The shipment comes as part of operation fly formula a massive effort to fly in formula from different parts of the world to solve America's baby formula shortage I'm Brad Siegel Jury deliberations are set to resume next week for the case of a former lawyer for Hillary Clinton's campaign charged with lying to the FBI Brian shook reports Michael sussman allegedly lied to the FBI in hopes of planning an October surprise against now former president Donald Trump during the 2016 election Sussman faces one felony count of making a false statement to the FBI with prosecutors claiming he lied while passing a tip about connections between Trump and a Kremlin linked bank This Memorial Day weekend expected to be the busiest since the start of the pandemic consumer travel expert Lindsey schwimmer says anyone looking for plans last minute should consider a local trip or a staycation Oftentimes hotels will offer special lower rates to local guests So you can find some great last minute hotel deals if you're still trying to get away for the long weekend Despite gas prices being historically high over 39 million people plan to travel by car that's up almost 5% from last year Medicare premiums are being lowered for 2023 After officials overestimated the cost of a new Alzheimer's medication a report by the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services found that spending was lower than expected for the drug out of helm the health and human service department said premiums won't be adjusted this year due to legal and operational hurdles It comes after President Biden announced that the price of the Alzheimer's medication was going to be cut in half Sellers are rushing to.
The 2nd Amendment Protects ALL Other Amendments
"All the other amendments. Now, if we are not clear about why that is the intent of the Second Amendment, then it becomes nothing more than just a self defense argument. And then they'll say, well, then why do you need an AR-15 just to protect yourself? Now, there is a good argument for that. If you know about the LA riots and the kind of legendary Korean storekeepers that went on their roof and protected themselves using AR-15s against the rioters, there is a good reason for self defense. But that's not the intent of it, and it will make us profoundly less free as a country. If we're not clear about why we have the Second Amendment. So right now, about 26 million people in Shanghai, China, are locked down. They can not leave their apartment buildings. What would Shanghai look like right now? If they had a Second Amendment in China, what would Hong Kong have looked like a couple years ago, when China just annexed Hong Kong, if every one of the Hong Kong freedom protesters had an AR-15, slung around their back. Now, this means they had to use it, but as soon as the people have weapons, it becomes a negotiation, and it no longer is a hostage situation. If you do not have a Second Amendment, the government can take you hostage at any time. If only one side has the guns, then one side gets the determine whether or not you are free. Now, if you
Fresh update on "gun" discussed on Bloomberg Law
"Update officials say the tactical team that killed the Yuval shooter ignored local police orders not to enter the school two senior federal law enforcement officials said federal agents were told to wait to enter the rob elementary school while the shooter was in the classroom After about half an hour the agents decided to ignore that order and find the gunman the shooter killed 19 children and two adults A Texas lawmaker is urging the governor to call a special legislative session following Tuesday's shooting Democratic state senator Roland Gutierrez says the victims deserve for their lives to not have been lost in vain We need to cut the crap on all of the other stuff just to placate your NRA donors enough is enough He said he doesn't want to take away anybody's guns but there should be age limits and red flag laws House minority leader Kevin McCarthy is refusing to comply with a subpoena from the House committee investigating the January 6th attack His lawyer says while all valid and lawfully issued subpoenas must be respected.
COVID Lockdowns Would Have Been FAR WORSE Without 2nd Amendment
"Than what you saw the last couple of years with COVID of how important it is? That people are able to defend themselves against a potentially tyrannical government. COVID lockdowns would have been far worse if it wasn't for the Second Amendment. We would have been closer to New Zealand or Australia because if only one side has the guns, they get to call all the shots. James Madison, we have a picture of James Madison here. In our studio. The father of the United States Constitution said quote always remember that an armed and trained militia is the firmest bulwark of republics that without standing armies, their liberty can never be in danger. Nor with large ones safe. Now what is a militia? You see militia gets misrepresented by the media saying, oh, that's a trained force and only people in the military. Nope, George Mason, who inspired the Second Amendment said, I ask, sir, what is the militia? Quote, it is the whole people to disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them. The founding fathers were clear that if you disarm a people, you enslave them. The purpose of the Second Amendment is to be able to protect all the other amendments. The purpose of the Second Amendment protects your right to privacy, the Fourth Amendment protects your right to sell against self incrimination, the Fifth Amendment protects your right to due process 6 7th Eighth Amendment. Protects your right, the speech and to assembly. A free people must have leverage against tyrants. One of the reasons why America has a tradition of the many ruling the few, not the few ruling the many. It's because we've been armed. And for some people, they just don't like hearing this. It's an uncomfortable truth while it's what it is.
Fresh "GUN" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Talking about the state's gun laws following the mass shooting at rob elementary school in Yuval You can expect robust discussion and my hope is laws passed that I will sign addressing healthcare in this state There is an array of healthcare issues that we face as a state in general but there are an array of healthcare issues that relate to those who commit gun crimes in particular Those need to be addressed Teacher Nicole ogburn was three doors away from the classroom with a mass shooting occurred I want the blame to stop Like the only person here to blame is that person that came into my school and hurt my Friends and hurt the students that I saw every day and I loved 19 children and two teachers were killed in the attack several students injured Police response to the mass shooting has been called into question CBS.
Attendees Cancel NRA Convention Appearances After Uvalde Shooting
"That's starting for a moment of the NRA because they're having their convention. I noticed that there are some people who have who are going to be there who have canceled apparently who's the guy who's sang American pie. He was supposed to perform. Play Greenwood. Barely even add but is not habits going to do a tape message, but he's not going to be there. Now, the NRA might have considered, I mean, if I were the NRA I would not cancel the convention and my reasoning would be to do that is to concede the point. The left's point that somehow the NRA is responsible for this. I responsible gun ownership is somehow responsible for what happened in uvalde and the opposite is true. In fact, if there was responsible gun possession among some of the people at the school, this would not have happened. Right, and I am a member of the NRA, I a card carrying member. I'm going to actually I need to re sign up. You need to renew. I need to renew my membership, but see the NRA is made up of responsible gun owners across the country. And so I think that you made a point because I said, well, you know, maybe they should have canceled given the circumstances and you said, yeah, but to do that would be to give it to the left, saying that, you know, we are in fact guilty. The problem is the gun. The gun. And that a convention about guns is somehow to blame. Exactly. Of course, this is what the left doesn't really like to accept human evil as residing in
Why Did It Take the Police a Full Hour to Stop the Shooter in Uvalde?
"W and I both saw a short video of uvalde, the parents imploring these law enforcement officials like go in there. There's a massacre underway. We are the parents. We'll go in without guns. And the cops are basically like, you're not helping, step back, and obviously your heart goes with the parents. Yes. Yes. And they had apparently called for back up and back up arrived and as you made the point, the law enforcement officials on the scene were they didn't have tactical gear. Maybe they weren't equipped to be able to kind of go in. Well, and I also made the point that you were like, well, how is it that it takes so long to get these tactical people in there and et cetera, et cetera. This is oval is a very, very sleepy town in South Texas. A lot, a whole lot doesn't go happen every day around there. So people aren't just waiting around to go into a situation like this. Things like this don't happen in little sleepy towns like this, right? So unfortunately, you know, people leave their doors on locked, their cars unlocked. The school left the door unlocked. You know, that kind of thing happens. And so of course, parents were just mortified because number one, apparently this kid was making all kinds of ruckus. For a long period of time, before he even went in the school, apparently he was shooting at some funeral home, I don't know if you heard about this. No. But he was apparently shooting at some people in a funeral home. And then he wrecked his car in some ditch or something. Got out of it, starts shooting just randomly for 12 to 15 minutes before he even went in the school. So I think what the parents were upset about is that listen. This is one guy, one person doing this. Why couldn't you have stopped him before he even went into the school,
The Timeline of the Uvalde Massacre
"He crashed the truck at 1128. 9-1-1 was called at 1130 with reports of a man carrying a gun around the school. At 1140, he entered the school, so by the time I'm talking, he crashed the truck at about the time. I started talking to you and he will enter the school at the time I go to commercial break, to give you a sense of how long it is. He's walking around the school. He shoots at the funeral home. At 1142, after he entered the school, a Facebook notice comes from the school that there's an active shooter. At 1143, they say the school's locked down, excuse me, 1143. One report says that 1144 shots are exchanged between law enforcement and the killer. At noon, kids are breaking out and getting out of windows and running from various parts of the school.
NRA says it is "committed to making schools secure" and Texas convention will still go on
"Three days after the horrific school shooting and you've all been Texas former president Donald Trump will headline at the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Houston It's a memorial weekend event build as a Texas sized celebration of freedom firearms in the NRA with 14 acres of guns and gear Leaders say attendees will reflect on the school shooting and pledged to redouble their commitment to making schools secure Texas senator Ted Cruz and South Dakota governor Kristi Noem are expected to speak Texas governor Greg Abbott who was slated to attend will instead address the convention by pre recorded video Democrat beto o'rourke who's running for governor says he'll be attending protests outside the convention center Some speakers and performers have dropped out Texas senator John cornyn and congressman Dan Crenshaw are no longer attending and country singer Larry gatlin said he's come to believe background checks would be a step in the right direction NRA member Gary Francis traveled from Wisconsin to attend the meeting He said he opposes any gun control regulations in response to the shooting what happened there is obviously tragic
A Few Thoughts on the Horrific Tragedy in Uvalde, Texas
"Touch on this more to later date tragedy in Texas this week at a school in which a deranged young man killed kids in an elementary school, killed a teacher in elementary school, my heart is broken for those families, those who have lost lives. But again, this politicalization has already started even from Joe Biden who comes out in an Iran basically says, you know, we got to pass my political agenda on gun control to stop these things, realizing good and well that what they will pass does not affect and would not affect a legal gun owner in this country is sad and using those events to do so are not going to help anybody and they're definitely not going to help those who've lost their loved ones. We've got to do better at protecting our schools, protecting these targets in which these tragedies happen. And that is something I'll
Biden to console families in Uvalde, press for action
"President Biden will visit Texas on Sunday following a horrific school shooting and you've all the Texas White House spokeswoman karine Jean Pierre says President Biden in the First Lady will travel there on Sunday and meet with community leaders religious leaders and victims families To show their support for the community during this devastating time and to be there for the families of the victims The visit comes on the day the National Rifle Association wraps up a three day annual meeting in Houston 80% of NRA members support background checks And remarks on Wednesday the president called on lawmakers to come together to address gun violence and tighten gun laws in response to the shooting When in God's name will we do what needs to be done to if not completely stop fundamentally change the amount of the carnage that goes on in this country Jennifer King Washington
America Is Missing Love and Happiness
"I really wish that we could get back to having a large beat of forefront of our lives in this country. Not just individuals y'all listening probably most of y'all are Christians y'all know what I'm talking about, but as a country. Wouldn't it be beautiful? If we could just have God at the forefront of our country again, we could pray the prey over these politics when the politicians are going to draft bills or whatever they do. They pray over it. Like, why can't we have a country like that? Why can't we pray in our schools? I'm sick of, you know, anyway. Let me not get worked up, I'm supposed to be in the zen in a zen situation right now with love and happiness. But what's really making me even more upset and the reason why I feel like we'll never get to love and happiness outside of, you know, not retaining God in our consciousness or as a country, is that sports were, the sports world. Does sports world has failed us by and large. They have gone woke. I don't care about your politics. I don't care what the Arizona Cardinals think about Black Lives Matter. Throw the football to the number 85 and him running the touchdown is all I care about. I want to see that that guard pool like he was supposed to pull. Did he pick up the linebacker and did the running back run through the hole like he was supposed to in school touchdown?
Former Police Officer Suggests Armed SROs in Schools
"Give us our help me give Tom a warm welcome to the ocelot show. How are you doing, Tom? How you doing? I'm doing well. I'm very interested to hear your take on all of this stuff, man. You're a law enforcement experience. I had 7 years on the police department and you've had several decades on the police department. What's your take on this shooting? What do you think this means for Democrats and the left and what tactical things do you believe could have been done differently based on the information that you have? Well, I did a Fox show today and I got 20 irritated because right away they're asking me about New York Times and their story about the officers moved fast enough. They were outside too long. I'm sick and tired of people that want a second gas police officers when they're in middle of a tragedy like this. Look, how many how many people in The New York Times have been pushed out? But going through the hip and running too fire, running the gunfire, and I run away from that run towards it. So here's what I think. First of all, we talk about schools. I've said this for the last three months. The schools need to be hard. Look, we got armed officers protecting our banks, protecting our money. We got armed officers protecting politicians. We had armed officers that shopping malls and movie theaters. I don't think that we got the greatest trench on earth. You got a lot of retired police officers. They're mandatory. Many departments like the feds were mandatory 57. I see a lot of retired friendly agents. I would love to keep doing something, but the rules prevent it. We allow the target military to serve their community still. So I think there's enough retired police retired military that would be glad to act as an school resource officer. And that does a lot of things. Number one, you know, a lot of high schools have much I think it's time for elementary schools have and I think the parents would feel safer being their kids off to school. I think the kids would be safe. And I also think it will help rebuild the relationships between the community and the police departments at the left, the progressives have destroyed in the last several years. I call them for defunding the police because what happened Ferguson, because you got one to two bad cops, they want to call the whole institution
First Responders Will Never Be the Same After Uvalde Shooting
"I know some people that were there and I've had communication with people that were there, some of which were a part of the situation, they ain't never going to be the same. You can't go into a situation to see children in that condition and you recover from that. It's not going to happen. And so when our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the lost loved ones, we should also pray for the first responders that had to see some of the things that they will never ever get out of their mind. Their image would never disappear. But I want to give a little bit of comfort with some stats, because stats matter facts matter. And these lunatics on the left, they want to make this all a political thing and they want to throw out lies and scare you in fear monger. Now, if your child was a part of a shooting at a school or your child was a part of a deadly mass shooting, numbers may not matter to you, it hurts. It feels like one is too many. But for the rest of the people that live in the United States of America, it is fair that you should not live in this endless fear that you can't even take your children to school.
More Details Emerge From Uvalde Shooting
"According to the information I have when bortac and tactical teams got there, they want the work. That's it. It was very difficult to get to the guy at a barricaded himself in a room. I don't know if this is validated. I haven't been able to confirm, but they couldn't even get into the building. They couldn't even get into the room where he was in. They couldn't even advance unless they had shields. Because the guy was firing right around. And it would have been no way in the world for them to combat that kind of firepower. If it wasn't for them being able to have shields and bore tech going in and heroic man took a shot to the head, I mean, they like they weren't getting shot. One of the officers took a shot to the head, he grazed him, one of the tactical tactical guys, I believe from bortac, and he ended up being a better man that day. He ended up landing the shots where they supposed to be, and the shooter couldn't get out shots because they were behind shields.
Rashida Tlaib via Pro-Hamas Newspaper: Attack Israel
"Within days representative Rashida Tlaib and this hasn't gotten any attention except again from the free Beacon She spoke at a rally this month Reports chuck Ross and Adam credo With a pro Hamas newspaper publisher who urged Palestinians to attack Israel In other words the Jews That's what they mean Now this is 2022 2022 and this is spreading ladies and gentlemen This is stuff is spreading The culture rot is spreading Talib shared the stage with Osama The publisher the Dearborn based Arab American news At the second annual metro Detroit march for Jerusalem Palestine on May 15 Whose newspaper co sponsored the event urged Arabs and Michigan and elsewhere to quote fight within their means Against Israel whether it be with stones or guns or their hands
Senators voting on Domestic Terrorism Prevention Bill
"To the back to back mass shootings in Buffalo and uvalde Texas failed in the Senate Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on hate crimes and gun safety Majority leader Chuck Schumer says he'll give bipartisan negotiators in the Senate about two weeks while Congress is away for a break to try to forge a compromise Texas Republican John cornyn says this must make a difference One thing we should not do is try to pass something that will have absolutely no impact on incidents like this just to score political points or make ourselves feel good Connecticut Democrat Chris Murphy is optimistic I am hopeful there is growing momentum but I have had
The Left's Version of Gun Control Results in Doing Nothing
"Nearly ten years after sandy hook, and ten days after buffalo, our country is paralyzed, he wrote on Twitter, not by fear, but by a gun lobby and a political party that have shown no willingness to act in any way that might help prevent these tragedies. Well, there it is. And as The Wall Street Journal then puts it, leave it to the former president to demonize his political opponents in the wake of an act of madness. It's long past time for action any kind of action. He ended his tweet. Note his default to action any kind of action. It's a very intelligent point made by The Wall Street Journal. Anything apparently will do, as long as it offers the self satisfaction that we are doing something. Even if it turns out to be futile, or counterproductive. Do something. Do something. I would like to do many things, actually, in this regard, as I spoke yesterday, at length. Under the heading of, do we need more gun laws or more fathers?
Gun Laws Should Be Reasonable, Not Politically Convenient
"Telling you about the difference between The Wall Street Journal editorial and those of the others Washington Post New York Times LA times doesn't matter. Theirs is all about guns. By the way, I am receptive to the idea that guns would be available only when you're 21 years of age. Or at least some restrictions, but there is a problem. It is a constitutional problem. The constitution says that the right to bear arms shall not be infringed. We have people want to pass an amendment, saying that in that case, it's 21, the danger with that, however, is that there is no instance in the history of the left, that they stop, then it's like civil rights, it all began with the completely morally correct law of not discriminating on the basis of race. The idea that human being because of his or her skin color can not stay at a hotel, is obscene.
"gun" Discussed on Gun Talk
"Right, back ready Tom Gresham. We're at the shot show. I'm getting beat up here by Clark a potions wife. She's working me over pretty hard here. I can do it, man. Hey, I am just, I am well. I am well, my feet are a little sore, but I am still well. All right, so to be fair, we should just tell people your lovely wife was saying, okay, in this opening, you guys do, it says this question to this role is that more women are buying guns. Is that smart? And I said, well, yeah, well, the obvious answer is, of course, it's smart. Well, it doesn't sound that way. Okay, maybe we got to fix that. So, well, no, but for Casey Jane, she's my KJ. You okay? You have a KJ I have a KJ. And we boom gun talk through the house on Sundays. It's true the whole house. So no matter where I go, I can hear it. Okay. And every and I crank it up even louder when that comes up. Just to drive a crisis, you should drive it right. Because Casey Jane, she's a shooter. She shoots my machine gun, she shoots. We just gotta suppress her and she says, oh, I just got a new suppression. So anyway, so you're going to her guns. Yeah, well, that's the first thing she said when we got married. So yeah. All right, back it up. We got car compulsion here. You've heard him on the show before many times. He's farms trainer, you're an activist, you are a lobbyist. You work on gun right stuff. You host a radio show about guns. You know, you kind of do it all. Everything to do with guns, yeah. Yeah. So how'd you get started doing all this? I grew up in a house that had three guns, and they were all rifles. A 22. Really? A 32 Winchester special and a three O 8 and they were all kept downstairs to the basement and a little Cedar chest. And so you know, I don't know. I found something I found something I like to do that doesn't seem like work. I like to shoot guns. I like to collect guns. I like to lobby for gun rights. Tell me about the Utah shooting sports council. You touched in sports councils, Utah's gun lobby. And we work, we work closely with the national gun rights groups, Second Amendment foundation is probably our favorite. I'm just being just beyond we work with the NRA as well. Comes in and they do some they do some great work there. But we submit the good bills and we fight the bad bills, and we do that every year. And there are people who are thinking, but it's Utah. You can't be having any bad bills introduced there. Oh, we do. We have a background check Bill this year coming up. And we've had it before. We've had magazine ban restriction. It really doesn't matter where you are. I don't care how read the places you are. There are always those that are doing that. And what a lot of people may not know, and you know the inside of this is there are legislators that the gun ban lobby, they're in every legislature and they are going to these individual legislators and they're handing them the bills that have already written the gun control bills, and they introduce this. And these people were introduced it. Year after year after year. And if you don't beat it back every year, it will grow. After a while, and this is the plan is they want to have other legislators saying, well, we've been hearing about that for years. Maybe it's time to go ahead and do this. And that's how they beat you down. That you hit it right on the head. That's exactly what is every year. And they bring them, I don't have a checkbook for you till shooting sports council. I do not write checks. We do not give money. We don't get lunches. We don't get everything. If they don't like our ideas for legislation with free of charge and then fine, don't vote for it. Don't carry the bill. Right. And it's got to stand on its own without me writing a check for your campaign or something like that. Right. But we do have a huge following, and that means a lot of emails, a lot of phone calls, a lot of votes. And the legislators know this. But it's not about money, but the other side brings a lot of money. And we're a small state. We have three and a half million people in the whole state. And they have Bloomberg money. And that's that can go a long way in a tiny little state like that. That's the whole deal. And people say, you know, what this led him to spend a $1 million. You don't understand. In a state like Utah, you could spread a $1 million out with legislators and help them with their ad campaigns, whatever. And that may dwarf anything that's ever happened before, and to Bloomberg, that's probably about 60 seconds of income. I mean, and I'm serious about that. That's probably it may be less than 60 seconds of income, a million bucks. For Michael Bloomberg, because he's worth what, $60 billion, something like that now. It's incredible. So how do you fight that? Well, we educate. As a lobbyist, I think it's our job to educate and inform we know we know the ramifications of certain legislation. We know that. And we built up good ethical trust relationship with legislators and we continue to do that. Right. And so when a bill comes up, they'll give us a call. They'll give us a call if they get if they say hey, this has come up. What do you think of this? And it is our job to educate. Inherent in that, and this is one of the things that people need to understand if they're going to start doing lobbying, is you can never lie, they have to be able to count on you to tell them the truth. So if they say, what do you think about this? And you say, you know, I think it's a bad deal because of this. Or you can say, you know, that's not the worst Bill we've ever seen. Honestly, there may be a way we can work with that. But if they come to depend upon you to always give them the real skinny on stuff, they will in fact call you an ask. Exactly. What do you think about that? And that's exactly right. In fact, you know, oddly enough, you know, we see a lot of these lobbyists come in for a year or two. The anti gun lobby, so come in for a year or two, and they will flat out pants on fire lie in the legislature. I think I'm not kidding you. And so ridiculous. We write right into our lobbyists..
"gun" Discussed on Gun Talk
"You out. Our number here is 8, 6, 6 talk gun, easier to remember as Tom. That's me. Tom talk gun. That'll get you in here. Now, I've been traveling and I am now actually kind of glad not to be up in home based naito where it's snowing like crazy. I'm down here in the not quite steamy south, but beautiful area. I'm at gun talk world headquarters in Louisiana doing the show from here. It's going to be almost like a almost like a three hour after show. We're going to have a whole bunch of the gun talk regulars here. Joining me right now is the president's CEO of gun type world headquarters. Ryan Gresham joins us. How are you doing, man? I'm doing wonderful. Good deal. So I guess we ought to start off with what you have been up to, which occupied a 142% of your time for the last year. We just went out to the site there where, as we say, year 90% finished and only have 50% more to go. That's it, yeah. Because construction projects usually finish on time and under budget, right? Not in my world. No. So evidently not in your world either, right? No, I didn't want to break the mold. So I kept with what we all know is, it takes longer and costs more than you want. Yeah, exactly. So tell them people what we're talking about, what you're doing there. So we have a new you mentioned we're at the world headquarters of gun talk. And we wanted to expand that. We're all headquarters light. That's right. But you're building the big deal. Yeah, we have some office space that we ran and we've turned part of it into a studio and that kind of thing. But as we continue to grow and do more things, we are, we need to grow, right? We need more space. So we found a space that was a bit more than what we were looking for, but it was too perfect to pass up. Right. Or too ugly to pass up. It was an old slaughterhouse that had not been in use in about a dozen years sitting there vacant, but it's a nice sized building on the waterhouse. You mean really a slaughterhouse where they would butcher cows. Yeah, I think of the peak of it. They were butchering about 400 cows per day. But what's neat about it, it's a nice sized building 17,000 ft². It enables us to have, of course, our offices, bigger studio, for filming content, TV content, online video content, all that stuff. But it's also on ten acres. So we said, wow, and it's just outside of town enough. Where we can build a shooting range. And so that's what we've done. We were building out more than just, okay, here are some offices for us to do our gun talk thing. Right, where your vision is much larger than that now. Yes. I mean, we've always wanted to find more ways to connect with our audience, whether it's radio or TV or online. And yeah, we've done some we do some merch things and sell some books and DVDs and that kind of thing. That's a tiny part of what you do. It's a really tiny part of what we do. And we said, well, gosh, we're reaching a few million people each month, what if we invited them to come to our place? Well, what if they all came? But what if we offered classes events and that type of thing? So we are expanding from just the media side of it to a shooting facility, training facility, events facility, where we have three different outdoor ranges from a hundred yards to some shorter pistol range, big bays. And then we also have classroom, pro shop, and a shoot house. Not a live fire shoot house, but a shoot house. Indoor shoot house with lots of rooms. I mean, this was a there was a slaughterhouse, so the rooms have thick walls. They're not thick solid concrete. They're actually insulated. It's like you're in a massive cooler, meat cooler everywhere you go. Yeah, there's several parts of the building that used to be cold storage for doing this processing of cows and whatever. Which is kind of neat because it's pretty energy efficient. And it also is pretty good for keeping sound out. So yeah, if you're down from the highway or you've got a full blown TV studio, which, by the way, you're building in there. It's one of those deals of you started you're paying for your education as you go along on this one, aren't you? Yes. Because you can't really, just a TV studio is a special type of building a special type of construction. Right. And we need to keep sound out from trucks and rain and that kind of thing. We also need to make the interior of the room pretty dead, so we don't have echoes. Right, right. And so, and then special electric special things for light. Grids for lights and the whole deal. You might just talk about just, I mean, people would never even imagine you got a metal roof on this building. Right. So when it rains, rain on a metal roof is allowed. Yes. So what do you have to do about that? Well, you just spend money. You actually buy a special what I've bought is a special coating that they spray. You can spray it or roll it on. It's basically a paint that is a deadening, a sound deadening kind of almost a rubberized surface that you can spray onto the underside of a metal roof and it produces vibration. And then you have to put in insulation, not just regular R 30 or whatever insulation, but soundproof insulation. So it's not just heat thermal insulation, it's something else. And just to give people a bucket of this special paint stuff, you spread or like each bucket is a very nice sig pistol, right? Yes. 5 gallons is, I don't know, $500 or something like that. Crazy. Yeah. So, and you can't just have one. You got to have a watch. Oh no. So there's a lot of specialized things that we're putting into this. But we're very excited about it. People say, where is it? It's in Robert Louisiana, which is basically 45 minutes from New Orleans, right? Or 45 minutes from Baton Rouge. 45 minutes from Baton Rouge and an hour from the Gulf Coast in Mississippi. Right. And then of course, a short plane ride from anywhere..
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"One of the cool products coming out lately is the rig from crimson trace, the rapid illumination grip. 500 peak lumen weapon light. It's absolutely ambi. And it mounts to any M lock or picatinny rail. And it's kind of a if you think of it as a grip for grip on your AR, but it has a light built into it, which is very, very cool. It's backed up by the crimson trace. Crimson protect lifetime warranty, and you can see more at crimson trace dot com. Okay, so let's talk about this is just one that'll get people going. I don't know why, but if you talk about gun cleaning, people all have these very strong opinions about cleaning their guns. And I'm looking at where to use a brush, where to use a cleaning rod, and a cleaning cable. And talking about the different ways to do this. I mean, things that can be picked up by. Figuring out, especially certain different types of guns because it's one thing if it's a lever action or a bolt gun. Bull guns, to me, are like stone simple. You take the bolt out and there's the barrel right there. But what if you do have an AR? What do you do have a pump shotgun? How does that all work? Because you're not shoving a rod down, you don't just open up the action of a pump shotgun and shove a body in here. It's not going to go well. No. No, and cleaning is a complicated module. I think our cleaning module right now is pretty basic. Just because there are so many types of firearms, it's very complicated to explain all of that in one fell swoop without someone paying for a lot of content filming time. And that's one of the struggles that I think that we have as an organization is just getting partners on board sometimes to fill in those gaps for safe firearms ownership and we've been really blessed because we do have some really great partners for the farm fundamentals course and 6 hour and muzzle stick, but there's always room for a company to get behind something like this and be able to reach into the public with their products. And their messaging that, hey, we care about you, we care about you and your safe experience with guns. Yeah. What happens if somebody goes through this and I mean, is there a test at the end or how does that work? There is a test at the end. You get a certificate of completion. There's something speculation that some states may use that for additional opportunities like concealed carrier, things like that. But right now this program is really in a pilot stage. The promotion of it this year will be through grant funding from the fish and wildlife agencies. So our hope is that by the end of this year and the 11 states that we're really promoting piloting it and take it anywhere. But we'll have a best practices book for all the other states to be able to promote it and see success in their states as well. That's great. So what are the 11 states you guys are focusing on? You said it's not necessarily all over. Well, you can take it in any state. There are some states the southeastern fish and wildlife agencies have a $275,000 grant from the fish and wildlife. That will allow us to advertise this program in their states. And those states are that their choice to participate, too. So we have Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Wow. So it's a big, big part of the country to be focusing on and but there's a lot of gun shows in that area too. So we feel pretty good about being able to get to consumers that might be new. Or just having purchased a firearm in those areas. That's fantastic. Yeah. It's funny because we're seeing it. I mean, we're seeing it all over the place. More people wanting to take gun courses..
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"No, no, no, don't touch the gun. We're going downrange to switch targets out. We're trying to sideways or some stupid thing that you just don't know. And the problem is, depending on where you go, like you said, that the range officer may be helpful or he may be just irritated with you. Yeah. I mean, I was thinking about how I got started. And I got started probably like most people with a BB gun. And it was a very simple little lever action pump BB gun and shooting clay targets sitting on the ground. Going with my dad to duck camp and that kind of thing. And then I remember I got to start shooting at 22, which I thought was the coolest thing in the whole world. And one of the ways he challenged me was taping a quarter to the target after I was starting to get good. And it was surprising with a quarter how hard it was to hit, even at, I don't know, we were probably ten or 15 yards away. Just sitting down on the ground. Just trying to be precise and learning just getting familiar, learning those lessons, but it's not, I don't think gun safety is natural to a lot of people. I think it's something that you have to get used to because especially if you're an adult, you have to untrain yourself from all the dumb stuff you've seen on movies and TV shows. I mean, how did you get started and what was your experience? I mean, I'm not positive the exact age that I pulled the trigger, but I know I was under 5. Because my dad reloaded. And so I would help him cast bullets and he would load light rounds for me. And I would go out to the BLM land with him and sit on the hood of the truck and shoot pop cans probably. I'm thinking it was probably. And we would do that every weekend. And I don't remember a lot of the fundamental roles of firearm safety. I don't remember him really lecturing me on it, but I think it was just learned the behavior like you don't point this, you don't pull this unless you're ready to shoot. All of those kinds of things, right? So it just came really naturally. And then from there we went out and shot small animals and stuff like that. But you're a 100% right. I think in some ways, it almost causes us to take it for granted. I think I was in the firearms industry for a number of years. And we would all carry. And I had a friend whose daughter was killed from an accidental discharge. And that was a real awakening moment for me, not that I handled firearms dangerously, but it really, really reinforced. The gut and anything you don't attend destroy do not pull the trigger unless you're aiming it at your target. All of those types of really basic things that we all should own so that accidents don't happen. Come alive real fast. It has to become a part of who you are. It can't be, I think about it I have a little kids and they're learning how to spell words. And for them spelling words, they're having to remember rules and stuff. You and I can just spell separate and we know how to spell that word. It's just there. And I think that's kind of when you think about gun safety, it just has to become a part of who you are. Hey, we'll be right back after this quick message. Silencer central delivers your suppressor right to your door. That's right. I said it. They're doing it. And now you have E forms, which means we're not talking about 9 to 12 month wait times. These are wait times to get maybe 90 days to get your silencer. So that's a big deal. Check them out at silence for central dot com. They make it super easy. They do it all.
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"Hey, we're talking about Ryan collector I'm probably going to the third big space for just a minute if you would. What is the gun university? Oh, well, thanks for that, Tom. Can university is an attempt. I hope it works. To educate people about all things firearms, including our truth about gun reviews. I say our truth meaning it's hard for the new gun owners sometimes to look online about a review for a gun and the best then it got ahead was two days ago, somebody gave us a compliment like that university and they had said, up until recently, they thought the Taurus judge was the end all be all concealed carry weapon because that's what they read on all these blog posts. And you're right, if you go, if you go Google that, you'll have two full pages of Google results of every article saying how this gun is the best thing ever and how it's the best platform ever. Yeah, they hadn't listened to the radio show here because I've said for years that this is the goofiest gun. It's a solution in search of a problem. And yeah, I mean, it's a cool concept, but I can't find any utility for it. Literally none. But unfortunately, even though a lot of friends in the industry, I don't want to speak ill of anyone or make anyone too upset, but you seem to find that our industry, the trend seems to be that every new gun that comes out with a press release is the newest greatest thing ever. How is someone supposed to decide in that scenario? It's actually the truth. So we give grades on guns and by the way, sometimes get bad grades. And if I get it wrong, I kind of like Rotten Tomatoes for guns. I allow every reader to put their own grade with the report card for a gun. And I say in my experience, this gun does junk. I'm sorry. That was. And so that's what got university is. And I appreciate it. Yeah, gun university dot com. People want to look at. Okay, so at shot show, I grabbed you, we're talking a little bit, and I asked, would you like to come on and talk about long-range shooting? And he said, what do you want to talk about long range hunting? And you looked at be a little funny. And I said, well, you know, I'm not a real fan of that. You said, you know, I'm not a real fan of that either. I thought that was interesting because of all people, you're a guy who has the skills to do that. What's your take on that? Well, my take is, first and foremost, if you're out there hunting, I don't want to tell you what to do or how to do what you're doing. That's my first take. But I'll give you my opinion, which I think is going to be the same as yours, Tom. For me, in my family, I try to get as close as I possibly can to the animal when I'm hunting. That's because I like the challenge of hunting. And I also one of the big reasons I hunt is for the ethics towards the animal. Now, I love I live two hunt, but if I see a mouse caught in a mouse trap that suffering, it will ruin my day. I can't stand any animal suffering the needlessly. So because of that, I feel like I owe it to the animal to give it the most clean ethical humane kill possible. And I did a really neat series with the warrior poet society. The second series of long range shooting for them. And the last episode, I did a culmination video where we talked about everything that we learned so far in the series and I put it all together and I have the rifle up on the tripod and we shoot the mile long target. And it was a great mic drop moment because I shoot a couple seconds go by. You see the target move. I look back at the camera and say like a closing piece and I point at my year and hear the gong finally come in like 8 seconds later and it completely was a show show off move. The reason I bring that up is to remind people even in a Magnum major big long-range caliber like I was shooting. It still takes seconds to get to the target sometimes. If you had the perfect shot and the perfect wind and the perfect everything, who's to say that the animal doesn't decide to start walking within those couple seconds the bullets in the air when you're shooting that far away. You now have a thing in the button wounded it and heard it or the ball it doesn't have the energy it needs to actually do its job. Or I suggest how about another animal steps in front of that one and you shoot the wrong animal. I mean, all sorts of things happen for sure. All for sure, yeah. So I was hunting Elk again in November of last year. My 11 year old daughter got her second Elk, which is very super proud of her. She shot her Elk at 70 yards. It was a cow Elk. She shot the Elk with a 6 5 creed more, which most people would say is too small for Elk, but.
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"If you want to join us, give me a call, 8, 6, 6 talk, gun. What are easy? One of the things we've seen over the last two years now, lots of people buying guns. Lots of people buying their first gun over the last two years probably ten to 12 million people bought the first gun they've ever owned in their lives. The interesting part of that is the breakdown demographically of that. We have probably half of those people looks like they're coming in as women. On awful lot of minorities, a lot of black people, a lot of people who previously may not have owned guns and looked at the situation, looked at the news, looked at their neighborhoods, and just said, yo, honey. We might want to get a gun to protect ourselves. While we applaud that and that it's good that people are taking responsibility for their own safety, it also is a place where you say, okay, well, these people need training these people need some information at least. One of the groups that's basically popped up with that in mind and doing some really interesting things are the national African American gun association. We're joined by the president, Phillip Smith, Philip, thank you so much for being with us. Hey, thanks for being here. I'm really excited about you today. You bet. Okay, well, I mean, you heard the intro, we've got all these new people in an awful lot of black people buying their first gun. I mean, clearly, an awful lot of black people have had guns for years and experience with guns and hunting and sacrifice and all the rest of it. I guess the big open ended question is, you know, what is the national African American gun association? What do you guys do? We really focus on really two issues. We take our folks and most of them are newbies to your point, your intro, 70% of our folks that are joining are what we call newbies never shot a gun, first time even putting a gun in their hand. And we train them over safety, training, safety, back and forth and we really just focus on that as the 90% of our focus. Secondly, we have them learn about their local and national gun laws. We think it's very, very important if you have a gun at home, you need to know what your local laws are. Can you carry a gun in your car? Can you open carry versus concealed carry? If someone breaks in your house, do you have the right to defend yourself? All those good things. So those are the two areas we really, really focus on with our membership. The obvious comment is, well, that's no different from what you're teaching anybody else, is it? When it comes to training, there is no real difference training is training, fundamentals are fundamental versus all that good stuff is exactly the same. Okay. Having said that, it would be, it would be sophomoric, it would be silly to pretend that there's no difference here. And I mean, we have the drive you right into it, the philando Castile issue, if you will, a black man with a concealed carry permit who gets stopped by a police officer. He's reaching to show him his permit, the policeman shoots him 7 times and kills him. And now it's that whole deal. Okay, and look, I've done this for 20 years. What do you do during a traffic stop? And it doesn't matter whether you're black or white. But maybe it does. Where do you come in on that? Well, if you look at the data, the conversations, what you see visually, and what you're feeling your gut, but all that together, and I'm 63. And everyone has a different experience. I want to say that first and foremost. But my experience has been that there is a slight difference in terms of how I am received when it comes to law enforcement. Not all the time, but some of the time. And I think for some of those cases, law enforcement might have and let me say this, we have a lot of law enforcement that's in our organization. We have over 2000 policemen that are chapter presidents or regional directors. I mean, the whole 9 yards. So no one thinks I'm trying to beat up on the palawan part of an officer because they'll come and beat me up here myself because they know where I live. But having said that, there are some issues out there that we need to be honest with as a community, not to demonize anyone or not to lay blame, so to speak on one side or the other. But we just need to make sure that stuff like that doesn't happen again. Unfortunately with philando cuisine, he was a good guy. We're like his folks around his neighborhood. Well liked it his job. Good Family Guy, a father. All those things that you want to have somebody like that live in next door to you. But he was he was shot and killed. And in our view, we can never let that happen again. So we need to have some honest discussions on how can we prevent that happening with anybody, regardless of their color and moving forward. And we have both conversations. I've been doing that conversation for a long time of, you know, in a traffic stop, what do you do? Don't do the things that you would normally do. Don't be reaching for your wallet..
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"Drug you are going back. Dirty. You look both ways. If anybody's watching the guy at 7 11 is like, what? He got fired? Hey guys, here's a hundred primers. You never saw us. Right. Right. We were never here. Oh gosh. He says, that's cool, but it's got to be like a thousand primers a month from now. Right. Yeah. So like the progressive loaders, just keep feeding it primers. It's funny. And I know you know this because you've got competitive shooters in your family, but a lot of times you get people who are shooting competitively in like three of them will go in and buy a high production machine and make lots of ammo. And when you're really going to town, you need one to operate the machine and two to keep feet. We can put cases. We're going to just pour it in the hopper. Spilling them up the whole time. Right. I mean, we had a friend that had the Dylan presses set up for 38, three 57, one set up for 45 and you just kind of rotated back and forth with what you were, what you were working on. Yeah, I got a friend. Their laundry room has 6 presses in it. No room for the Worcester and dryer in there. Good luck finding the place to wash your clothes. Yeah, like at that point, why are you calling it a washroom? Well, that's right. It's exactly. Because the amount of money it saves a wash, you shoot more. Yeah, it's kind of crazy. But I think if you might think about getting into it, hitting the yard sales looking on Craigslist, where you can, this mee is, that was a great idea and I had forgotten about that. Like I said, I joined a long time ago and had completely forgotten I had this thing going there. I'm looking here. Our CVS carbide pistol dies. There you go. Now, it doesn't mean the prices are going to be, oh, wow. Here's some by selling. Some B2B in one 70 powder. See? Okay. So yeah, miui. Which is just checking that out. Me like I me. Mike echo whisky echo. Dot com. Yeah. And I think they've got an app like Facebook does for your phone, that kind of a thing, but I was looking at it on the computer too. I'm looking at ten millimeter fan club, bicep firearms. And then they have these localized and this might be something interesting. It's like you've got Idaho gun club, Idaho, guns. I'm sure he'd state as that, so you could find people who are local to your area where you're not shipping things. You can actually go buy components and things. And do a meet. At the convenience store. That's right. You get you some gas and some ammo, you're good to go, you know? Meet outside the parking lot at Dick's Sporting Goods. That's right. It's time your nose, Adam. These are proven people out.
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"From the liberal gun club. It could check out on Facebook also be liberal gun club dot com. Larry, I mentioned that we went into the break. I took a look at your make it safe, series of videos. What are those? So those are videos for non gun owners or non shooters. To understand how to render a firearm safe. So how to unload and render a different kinds of firearms safe because there are times where people who don't want to learn to shoot who has chosen not to be environments? They need to make a gun safe. Their child brought one home. They have a family member in crisis. If you live in certain neighborhoods, you might find one in your yard and you don't want to call the police. You know, and so these videos are just the basics of how to do that because we realized a lot of the fear around firearms is I'm going to hurt myself or someone else unintentionally. And this is to help remove that level of fear. Well, most of our fears are fears of the unknown, but I'm going to make a suggestion that there might be another use for these videos. And you say it's for people who don't own guns, I'm going to say that actually this might be useful to some people who do own guns, but for instance, don't know how to unload or make safe an AK-47. Don't know how to unload or make safe a double action revolver. They may think they do, but just look at it and go, oh, okay, I got it. Understand that. And they're short and the other easy to understand, but I would suggest this may have a wider audience than you're thinking here. Yeah, I mean, that was how we started them. That was that was the purpose of them, right? When we started them. But certainly they're for everyone who says, you know what? I've got a friend. I'm going to the range. My friend has a firearm, I don't know. Let me go look at it. Let me go see this because I don't know this or I'm, you know, I just thought of revolver. I don't know what I'm doing. And I'm going to take a class this way, I know, you know, just the basic. I'm going to jump on my preacher mode here right now. And that is simply this. People are listening to this right now. They're hearing you and they're going, well, she would be fun to go out to the range with. We go shoot. Go, yeah, fine. Accept that. Sometimes when people go out to the range, or in their guns tour, they hear discussions about, well, those damn liberals are those freaking blankety blanks and they're using words that denote, let's see. Gay shooters, black shooters, pick a group. You need to find a group. And what they're doing without thinking about it, perhaps, is alienating someone who number one might be fun to go shoot with. Number two certainly can be useful in the fight to support the Second Amendment. And then like you're pointing out in your case, people who, if the media goes and talks to them, they're going to be listened to in a way that perhaps I'm not. Fair enough. Fair. It's part of the firearms world is, I mean, look at what happened to Chris Chang with the recoil cover, you know? And the pushback recoil got in. I have to say, you know, there was a picture of me and we were in the issue before that. You know, recoil does great work and the more people we can get out in the firearms world who decide and in my world is called othering. Making somebody observe things. Yes. Oh, yes. Pointing out the other, the more we don't do that. And the more we are, we are shooters. We are gun owners. Instead of, oh, well. But they are. Well, this is that whole those people thing. Yes. That is kind of a human condition. And people have done that for centuries. Those people. But it is a way, as you say, if someone up as the other, and that has always been necessary before you can do horrible things to a section of the population. You have to set up those people as the other or less than or whatever. And then just what we do as humans. It's one of the unfortunate parts then it sets up the stage to be able to do things. Question for you, when you're talking to people about the liberal gun club. It's like when I was surprised to find out there was a Microsoft gun club. When you're talking to liberals, what do they say about the gun community? So the stereotype of the gun community is the conservative white Christian male and maybe his wife. But not. There's a big surprise if you own guns? Really? And what I get a lot? I'll tell you the talk I have most. That's the talk I have. How? Because I have a 13 year old. How are you keeping your guns safe? How are you with safe firearms that are not talking about that a lot? And I talk about safety and safe and gun walks and what it means to go to the range of how do I transport my firearms? And what's my kid allowed access to? And.
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"Also you're going to have pretty much no failures to feed. Are you problems? Because you're working at the way it's supposed to work. You're racking it back, you're getting that empty out, you're putting the fresh load in there. Do that every time. Then it will be automatic for you to put a fresh round in. And when we come back, let's talk about liberal gun owners. Yeah, there are actually a bunch of them. That could be of course it's Black Friday weekend, if you will, if you want to know where the good deals are on guns and ammo and all that. We put a team together in about a whole bunch of them. If you go over to gun dealio dot com, it's GUN DEA, like we're finding the deals. Gun dealio to eel IO dot com gonna dot com. You'll see all the Black Friday deals, a lot of cool things there. And some really surprising deals. I'm looking at one spring full armory ten millimeter compact regular 8 9 9 7 69. Good deals. All right, good deal. For, I don't know, decades now. I have alienated some of the folks on our side of the aisle of the gun control movement, if you will. I remember at the gun rights posse conference, some 20 years ago, when I got up in front of the group, we were speaking and I said, you know, we've got to quit talk about liberals and conservatives. That's it because there are liberals out there who support gun rights. And I went on detailed it. And after I was done, I had a couple of people in the crowd. Gun rights policy conference came out to me and said, Tom. I'm really appreciate you saying that, you know, I'm liberal. I support guns, but I just don't feel comfortable letting people know my politics around here because they're always talking about those darned liberals. Yeah, we can not afford to throw away support from anybody. Well, somebody who really understands that and actually did something about it joins me right now. Lara Smith from the liberal gun club. Thank you so much for joining us. How are you? I'm good. Thank you for having me. You bet, I mean, I've been saying this for many many years. You can not throw away support from people who you may not agree with on other issues. And people say, yeah, but what about they think this? They think that, you know, look, and my answer is always the same. I don't care. I don't care how you are on abortion. I don't care how you are on immigration. I don't care how you are on anything else. If you are supporting gun rights and helping me with that, you are now my friend. And I realize that makes me fairly narrow minded, but I am laser focused on it. I guess the question is, why does you feel the need for there to be a liberal gun club? Well, a lot of what you talked about, the liberal gun club started because a lot of our members started getting forced out of online and social gun spaces as soon as people found out our politics and of course they get talked about a lot. You've been on the forums. We would get forced out. And so we needed, I mean, you know, we joke about being a safe space. But we started so that we had somewhere where we could talk about guns without the distraction. And as we grew, we know we've become now kind of this all encompassing organization we have instruction. We have certified farms instructors. Grant Cunningham, has worked with us in written some great programs and some other trainers. We do politics, you and I have met at gun rights policy conference and at show before, you know, we do all of that now, but that's really how we started because guns are for everyone. And we believe in every single civil right for every single person. I know. It was 25, maybe close to 30 years ago. I was the first person I'm aware of in the gun world to write about the pink pistols. The LB GT community of shooters. And I wrote about that in guns and ammo and internally. I didn't know it at the time. The editors were taking bets of how many readers we would lose over that. Of course, my response is, I don't care. I mean, because we are in this case, I would tell them, understand that when it comes to working with the media, it turns it upside down, no longer can they say, oh, well, those old conservative white guys. Wait, wait, wait. We're talking about the LB GT community. And you're doing much the same thing because you're appearing on media. A lot of places these days. And, you know, I just vice just put up an article this morning, put up a video this morning that had the liberal gun club in it. I did slate. I'm thinking you know, I did slate last week about the verdicts. And you know, I mean, that I'm going in outlets that other people are either willing or aren't getting asked to because I'm willing to talk to the readers of those of those publications and say, hey, guns are normal. You know, guns are guns are part of our world and like the slate interview was really interesting. He's like, well, 50% of gun owners are Republicans. And I said, no, that's not right. I said, you know, if you pull in Democrats and independence, we win outnumber Republican gun owners. If you're just looking at political affiliation, you know, if you just look at that number, we bet, it's a way higher number. And certainly surprised. But it's true. And so to get out there and so a lot of my job is to talk to my liberal Friends and to talk to liberals and say, hey, this is a constitutional right too. Let's go talk about it, but I tend to talk about it in a different way. I don't only talk about self defense. I talk about the fact that it's fun to go to the gun range. You know, there's I think we do that is the gun world, right? We get so focused on our thoughts about it, especially those of us who do the political side of it, right? Right, right. Because that's a lot of that is self defense and a lot of that is dealing with a different side of it. We forget to talk about that it's fun, you know? It's taking my shotgun out and shooting clays. And that's not self defense. That's fun. I've always said that that is our secret weapon that we don't use nearly enough, the fact that shooting is fun. And I invented the phrase of vaccination for gun owners. When you take someone out to the range, and you guys do this very well. When you take someone out of the range, it hasn't shot before. And she shoots and she enjoys it. She turns around and has a big smile on her face. You have absolutely vaccinated that person because no one can ever tell her well, those gun owners, those shooters are bad people because he's been there as you see it with their own eyes.
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"Their genetics. Yeah. Oh, they're born just selling stuff. They are protecting our rights. And that's what's cool about it. Podcast. Is to sit there and watch Tom be able to voice his voice what is right over the radio waves and to do it for 27 years is absolutely amazing. And when Ryan started up with Tom, it was phenomenal. To see how those two married this gun talk radio show into now over these different platforms. There are social media outstanding. We do a lot of branded content around the industry. We work with hundreds of companies. Lots of big brands. Yeah. And just to see how it's all come together. And it really is a family focused community within our small company. I think we've got only 8 employees, but we do so much. It's similar to facts that you don't realize. It really is. You don't realize that. Yeah, you walk in the doors and you naturally feel at home here. And that's one thing that walking through the doors because this is the first time I've been here. It won't be the last because this is a phenomenal place. But it's actually a beautiful facility that you guys got it going on here and it is. I mean, it's a lot like there's a lot of similarities between facts and gun talk because it is family photos. And we started a family focused. Yeah, I think that's a big mention of staff sizing and I mean granted. There is some stuff where it's like everybody's dealing with labor shortages and supplies and change shortages. But I think one thing that gun talk is doing and that the factions do for all their businesses is they want a players. And I think you're able to put out the amount and quality and things like that, not by burning people out, but finding the right people. To take part of it. And it's generational for the greshams, right? It is. Gunther might as well be their surname. So, you know, having the people that are going to represent it in the correct light. And that's something that I think is a benefit for us here at facts and some people might see it as like, oh, well, you know, it's family name. It's like, well, once upon a time, you know, so with the western. And so, you know, all those things. But you know, we have that to kind of shine a light through. We get to work off of these two brothers, crazy vision. It's a banana thing. And we feel really fortunate to have it. And like you said, as far as and something we mentioned on the podcast because it is a message I want to propagate is sometimes people don't realize what goes into the media and marketing side of the firearms industry. Absolutely. A lot of tricky parts of that. It's so tricky because there are things that you can and can't do as any company related to firearms. You know, we can't pay for Google ads. We can't pay for social media ads. You can't do Facebook shopping. You know, you can't do those sorts of things that a lot of other companies based their whole entire business plan around. So when we do stuff like this, whether it's you coming to answer us coming to you or us doing giveaways with all these different companies across the spectrum, that is our marketing. We have to partner with like minded people and like minded individuals. And you are getting suppressed on social media. Oh my gosh. It's unbelievable. And Emily and I were running numbers last week looking at last year's numbers versus this year's numbers. And even though our audience is bigger, you could literally watch the shadow banning. On the graph. So first of all, I say for all listeners and watchers of both got on talking and the facts of blocking podcasts. Please continue to like share and subscribe because we don't get the same benefit of the doubt when it comes to algorithms. As some of your other favorites, I think a lot of it is engagement because you guys are a lot like us. We do a lot with our comment section of stuff like that. We interact with these folks. Yeah. And that's a huge part of the algorithm is just engaging and asking questions, you know, because I have never known gun talk or facts in the back down from comments or criticisms. And that's one thing that you guys are open to change. And we try to craft our in product in our deliverables to the people who take in our content. Or that shoot the fire. Yeah, absolutely. Yeah. It is a whole big thing. But to jump a little bit about part of why you guys came down here today, this also marries well with a little trip you guys are taking after you're done here heading out north to my old stuff. Yeah. And so you guys are headed up to NASGW. What type of stuff are you guys going to be collecting and doing there? What are you going to look good? Ryan, you look beautiful. But no, we're really going up there to have a media presence. And to give folks that are watching and viewing our podcasts in our lives, a look at what's coming down the pipe. You know, because this is our show in a while. This is our first trade show in like a year. Let me ask you for those of you listening. National association of sporting goods wholesalers. Yeah. So really pretty. Pretty much. But there's a lot of people going because like you said, it's our first show. Right. Everything keeps getting canceled. I got canceled, and then I moved back to Houston. But we really wanted man we just want to get together. We just wanna see you. Yeah. We've got to come up here and see you guys. And we don't get that a lot anymore because you know, companies start pulling out because they're like, oh, we don't want to take the risk, but this is where business happens at these shows. And this is where relationships are built and maintained. And we want to do that. And we're going to be going live all week and hopefully you guys are able to go over there and watch. I'll be there. I'll be there for sure. Okay. That's good. You can go live, kitchen. Yeah, Emily. That's all the sales staff is going to be up at up at the show this week. And in hgw, it's unlike shot show in NRA, whereas the NRA is more of a consumer base. You're getting a lot of users end users that are out there in hgw really is based on sales. And it's really insider, but us media types that actually get the opportunity to go get to it's almost like a peak through the back window. Yeah. You know? And that's what we're there for and hopefully we're able to do. Yeah, I think that's a big thing. I think people are just interested in the ins and outs. Of some of the things that, you know, sometimes a job's a job is a job. And so there are days that work is tough and you're like, oh, man. Never. Our jobs are never tough. Don't you put them juju on? The man who pointed out gun at a centipede. That thing was dangerous..
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"Oh so it's so. The gun coaches it. You know it was just me. I started at years ago when i was with Was still with the firearms museum. They were very Great to me. They let me continue to do consulting around the country You know it was one of those things it helps you kind of bolster mutation but then it also helps the museums reputation as well because we were kind of all over the country Helping out people. And so. When i moved to arizona i got a new. Llc's still use the name gun code. And i added mark to it because you starting to do a little bit of industry consulting in addition to his job with president of sales. Emma wink and so i brought him into it. I'm not going to steal it from you introduce you tell people who your husband is. So my husband's mark hanish He is president of fails or ammo incorporated Which is a company that started out pretty small in arizona and they were known for the really known for their streak ammunition which is a fun way. One way photo luminescent the tracer would know fire and I always describe it. Like a glowing. Kind of how it how. It works but They really they'd grown They actually ended up acquiring broker I think back in the spring and so they went from the small kind of needs company to a very very lovers situation. And then he's also he's a pro shooter pro three gunner And would probably bring nation and he's also the guy who started the whole concept of the country club when he created the scottsdale gun club that is true to see him better than me we. We've done an awful lot video with mark over the last twenty years or so so when you guys got together and got married. I'm thinking this is like the greatest combination of gun people. I know we'll see that's why we decided to put our heads together and you know we can ultimately right now. You know i'm doing you know ninety five percent of the consulting right now but you know you as he kind of we're different companies and that kind of thing he's available for them so i do the history side of everything and he can handle the. What is the future of gun museum. Because i know there's always that pressure from somewhere of saying we shouldn't be glorifying guns this future of gun you. That's a good question. i mean they. What's interesting about the museum. Field in general is that they tend to not have a lot of people are focused in firearms. So you get weird kind of either. Someone who joins is true. You go to a lot of museums janitor or volunteer. That's a retired veteran or law enforcement working more with a gun collection than actual museum professionals. Because there's there's just like you're either museum professional. That doesn't know about guns or again i don't know about museums. And so we try to encourage more and more people to get to get both sides of it. but what's interesting about guns in museums. In general as they tend to be the most popular exhibits within larger museums. And that's the met in me or colonially for a lot of the curator's will tell you that especially when they do some survey work that it's incredibly popular despite the fact that really nobody you know other than maybe a few people know about it within the organizations and so as far as the popularity with the public goes. I think that they're still be come. Immensely popular I think it's just kind of an interesting changing point. If you guys have been the new goaty virus museum we very much straddle the world between the enthusiasts and someone who doesn't know anything. I think that it would benefit a lotta guys museums to be able to tailor to people who don't know about guns that are maybe being dragged along You know someone who who wants to go. See it again museum but being able to be area after dialogue and provide contact to provide education and safety. I think it's really important for museums moving in to get you know not just the current gun people interested in the museum but then also you know people who may never encounter guns in their lives or what they know from tv. Exactly right actually. Thank you for bringing us up to speed with what you're doing. Is there anything else we need to know before we hit our break here. Okay i will look forward to seeing you guys whenever the next thing is possibly maybe probably at the shot show in vegas. When you're all righty take care. All right ashley levinsky app you can see why she is so good at what. She does lots of energy.
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"Rights goes on. We'll never end because there seems to be An endless supply of people willing to take away our rights and remember that. There's an order. Bill of rights first amendment second etc and for those of us who strongly believe in the right to keep and bear arms. We believe the second amendment is absolutely as important if not more so than the first amendment. We always put it to people as look anything you're willing to do to gun owners and the second amendment you should be willing to do. The first amendment licensing shear prior restraint share. Go ahead rationing. Yeah you can only have free speech occasionally just like you could only by a gun so long. Fbi background checks before you can publish anything people say. Well that's ridiculous i agree. It's ridiculous that we have to put up with that stuff. It's a constant battle and there was a time some no thirty years ago when i was thinking man. I don't know how we're going to get out of this thing. It's just looking downhill but things that continually gotten better and better primarily through actions in the courts because it's only in the courts that we are really winning legislatively. It's difficult although we are making some progress in states but we look at the joe biden administration and his constant calls for gun bans or restrictions on legal gun owners will equip the talabeh with hundreds of billions of dollars worth of guns at the same time in the same breath in the same week. He says yeah but we're going to stop the importation of ammunition for russia. That's used by legal responsible gun owners in the us. It's it's a crazy world. But i tell you the courtroom where it's all happening right now at least seems to be and the guy we go to for that with updates and you know give us what's going on because it's complex. You gotta work hard to keep up with his alan gottlieb founder of the second amendment foundation and the citizens committee for the right to keep and bear arms and welcome. It has been Quite a couple of weeks some decisions. Coming our way yeah. We had a great week or so last week on gun. Rights dot very often tom. We win three major cases in a week. Want you let me start with hawaii if i can And hawaii extremely lockdown gun state very restrictive. We were cases that were won. By attorney alan beck and one of them. Basically stop the honolulu. Police department from disqualifying people cited for nana criminal violations of law from ever again being able to own or possess a firearm. And that got struck down and then the one that i liked the best of course. It's one Texts the whole state of hawaii. They had this crazy registration system that obviously unconstitutional and the judge finally said it was that registered firearms owners I mean it's it's really wild And i took about three years to get this case to court but the process onerous one to be able to purchase a handgun. Which you have to take your safety course. You have to visit the gun shop. Of course you have to get details of the gun. You wanna purchase. Then you have to play in person for purchase permit. Then you go through a fourteen day waiting period you had to return back to the police department to get the permit Because they don't mail it Within ten days to finally be able to get the gun when you buy the you gotta bring a gun into be inspected within five days to complete the registration process. Obviously that's done in putting in place. Many roadblocks as possible menu. Nixon impossible for people to be able to to go buy a gun because it's too complicated takes too much time and it's real crazy. Judge struck down as unconstitutional. And i'd like to point in. Hawaii is the only state in the country that had a system like that. While a and i want to go back to that honolulu situation. I wanna make sure people understood what you said because it went by quickly. What they were doing is they were saying. Not because you committed a crime got convicted of it but because you committed an offence. That's not even a crime that would go on your permanent record and you would not be able to buy a gun and that they thought it on that before i even went to court. Didn't they Well they knew the court the judge ruled against him and so they they folded but of course is a permanent agreement that that the judges signed off on bars them from every putting back in place again. Excellent all right. So that's what happened there. And then you got this case. It has been taken awhile out in pennsylvania. You talk about the gun. Rains case out there. Yeah this is another really big. This is a great second pollination victory This been going on. Let me get some back onto there. Was that used to be cynical. The greater pittsburgh gun club. Two hundred sixty five acre zoned area that you can have a gun ranges on. They had a gun store there. And the and the nonprofit club went out of business but you know ten years or so ago and a gentleman boarded all wanted to put it back back in place again and the city pass zoning. Ordinance made it impossible for him to be able to have the range and are and a gun shop there We went to court. With this case it was known as drummond. Mr who who bought the facility to try to resurrect it and The the judge ruled against us. Basically that we didn't really have standing bring the suit on the grounds you're bringing it on. We went to the appeals court. The appeals court ruled that we did have standing and put it back in front of her. Then she ruled that quote unquote. We didn't have the case because it really isn't in her fridge. Minute second amendment rights. We had to go back to the appeals court again And we did and the be judge panel ruled in our favor last week unanimously than needed to violations amendment rights to flat out. Say you can't have a gun club gun range and gun store And chastised the judge very heavily on basic remanded it For her to look at our preliminary injunction motion to rule on it one way or the other That we that we do have standing in that. It is in fact an issue. Second rights are being violated so now the judge has i guess two choices once you can just grant plenary injunction and we win or she can try to do something again. That appeals won't be happy with and we'll be back appeals court and at which time the appeals court. Then we'll just what would your favorite period period but there's also really chance now that the city or the township they're has robinson township has a few of the council members of changed. So it's really possible that a couple of ardent anti gun people that are on the council not being there they may just decide to hold their tent and give us give us the victory without appealing it or without having to go back to the trial court and also they have an insurance company that got them there attorneys to battle for them and they're not so ideologically you know anti gun per se. They're looking at the bottom line and the more they battle this more legal fees. They're gonna pay us when we finally get the victory. This is a really important case. Tom because i got to try to push restrictive zoning on gun clubs branches and gun stores in an effort to make sure that gun ranges cannot operate and amounts the second violations and business discrimination under color of law. And so this case really is gonna have an impact on on gun. Stores gun raised in gun clubs nationwide. So what they're doing is they're not passing regulations that you can't a gun they say. Oh we don't have any anti-gun regulations it's just ours. Zoning code here doesn't allow for gun stores to be there and it's a very transparent but is just a dodge of a way to not have shooting ranges or gun clubs and do it through zoning rather than passing laws against it yeah. I wanna point out that. They've admitted that they've said that's what their intent was. But also it's interesting that the brady center and the giffords e group both falls on me briefs on behalf of the township. It'd be on the ban gun. Stores gun ranges and You know and and in gun clubs in the city. Of course their argument to the court was well..
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"And sometimes we'll have a legislates layer legislator who is really good on gun but occasionally i say like this is what i can't help you with you. Okay we're not gonna destroy you on this one because we know we're going to need your vote later. That's the smart way to play this but this group goes out and tries to destroy them runs ads against them and we have seen several times. These people who are generally good on gun rights and help us turn around and say. Oh if you guys are going to do that to me. And i'm not going to support your gun rights stuff right if they really dumb place. Choose your say. Choose your groups wisely. Do your investigation particularly the n. a. I just. I'm sorry. I hate to do it. But i just label them not helpful. And that's the kindest thing i can say about in a so association for gun rights. Yeah they they're kind of a weird problem group that we we don't recommend now. Obviously the nra has their their issues right now. They're still the big one and they're still in washington doing their part. Then you've got second amendment foundation. You've got firearms policy coalition and and then of course the state groups and there are certain state groups who are really working their butts off. You've got Cal guns you've got the buckeye firearms you've got. Every state has a group pretty much michigan gunners best good job obviously gold massachusetts in louisiana. The louisiana senior association does really great work. very quietly. didn't make a lot of splash. It just gets things done in the legislature and all of a sudden things get done. They go out. That was kinda cool. So yeah you know sometimes you can do things out drawing attention to yourself rather than rather than stand up and become a target stay low and get it done and sometimes that's more effective if you're trying to get politicians on your side to do it in a meeting and talking as opposed to yelling through social media or through media outlets out there right they'll actually have a conversation with you. I wanted to take a second. We have some companies that make this show possible..
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"Have to be involved but you know ryan to your point if you are doing things maybe get involved in your state gun rights organization. It gives you a feeling of accomplishing something. And you don't so beat down. Oh jeez they're coming after so jeeze. What are we going to do. I'm gonna go in the backyard. Well first of all. That's stupid because if you're bearing guns in the backyard. You've already lost absolutely one of the things that canada did this past year year. And a half. I guess is they didn't ban a ar fifteen's air fifteen's you could own them with special licensing. Yes they're harder to get harder to own up there but you can own them and semiautomatic. Handguns what they did is all they said was. You're not allowed to let them leave your house. Hey win banham. We can't let them leave your house you. You can't shoot them. You can't take them the range you can't take them out into the woods. No it'd be facto ban without a ban. Yeah we don't. We're not trying to take your guns. Well that's it's accurate. They didn't take the guns income knocking on doors. And i think people in the us need to when we talk about some of those things. Well i'm not trying to ban your guns or i'm not trying to take your guns. They don't have to. And and the whole burying them in the in the back forty. Well guess what they have confiscated your guns because you're not using them anymore you know and fortunately in the us we do have the second amendment. They don't have that in canada where we could challenge that they said you can't pick it out of your house that we would challenge that as being a regulation that you can't do that the taking if you will because we have keep and bear and keeping you bear me carry it which means you can go shoot it so in of course that's under discussion and a lot of courts right now. People say well you know we're not taking away from you. You can own them that you can't bear on it's keep an bears both right continuous fight and you know people say okay. So what do you still believe in the lead in the fight kinda yes and no the. Nra's islay institute for legislative action is actually still doing a lot of good work. Even though itself is imploding. Do the malfeasance my mouth lease wayne lapierre's and about half a dozen folks around him who have been sucking money out of that thing with a gargantuan size hoover vacuum cleaner. It's a great bureau in their own personal use. It's a great point because you're right and the state groups are doing their part and nra. I l. a. They have reps in all the states or most places and there's still working their butts off trying to get stuff done in. It's like. I don't know what's going on up there at the home office with wayne but we're still trying to fight for gun rights around the country right and you know everybody. I mean every single gun. Owner needs to belong to one or more state organizations. Let me throw this out. They're gonna throw out a warning here. There are some brand new state groups that have popped up and unfortunately there are a lot of them are affiliated with the national association for gun rights group out of colorado which i think are a bunch of balloons We have witnessed firsthand. Do a lot of damage to gun rights the state groups. That are with this group and the national group where they target the wrong. Legislators there is if you're not a hundred percent with us you're one hundred percent against us.
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"Hold up. Boogeyman might be legislator or a congress person it may be somebody who's good on gun rights but you don't know and then he said oh. Wait oh i forgot. The best part can't do this. I forgot the bestmark. These no compromise guys sent out a flyer with a picture of a good republican. Second amendment legislator in superposed. His picture with joe biden a camel harris saying he doesn't support gun rights only because he supported the constitutional carry bill. There was not the one they wanted. That's crazy assault people who are on your side and expect to win so i guess maybe one of the teaching points of all this however is that when you hear these people when you see them when you see the flyers would you get the emails people are saying oh yeah national association for gun rights and their stay groups. Florida gun rights. He's anti gun rights a pop up everywhere. Go and check out. See if it's one of these groups that's affiliated with this outfit naggar seat real. Okay check it out. Go to vicky on four out of louis tonight. Hey what's on sir. I we listen to gun. Talk radio on nine fifty three but unfortunately You are preempted by local sports almost every weekend. I think we've gotten to listen to you three times this year and so i have tried to find other avenues to be able to listen and it says that you're you're supposed to be heard on their nineteen ninety six point five fm station but that isn't true. So how long are we able to hear you. You're let me help. Well first of all you can hear me live. You can string stream the show live if you go to gun. Talk dot com. We have a list of station to stream it live. But let's go back to the local stations. This happens local stations. Sometimes preempt radio shows they do that because revenue if you get two or three local companies businesses to come in and say hey. We want to sponsor gun talk. They don't have to be gun. Store gun stores. That can be good if they are. It could be a florist. It could be anybody you know. He's got a local store who's advertised somewhere if they walk in and talk to the station manager are the advertising sales manager. We want to sponsor gun talk. You know what gun talk aired and then that's just supply and demand salah economics. How advertising work. Just how broadcasting works. It's how everything works. Frankly so.
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"Is an work and firearms. Because i'm like you. I'm kind of gear junkie. So any of the new stuff that he's not kind of gear. Junkie is a boozy gun. War is appropriate description of. I'll take take So try and keep up with you know all the neutrons all the new stuff. That's coming out and watch all that. Because i love it So went from that to you. Know what if. I can really do what i love. It's not gonna be like working at all so Applied to a ton of different places went on a ton of different interviews and wound up choosing a ob because mostly because of the people right. Yeah like i'm on a trip right now or a gun talk and I think that if you choose the firearms people are. I have never met anybody in the firearms industry. Where i'm like. This is not a good person. everybody is like salted. the earth would bend over backwards for you. Just really good people but I found that the people at american outdoor brands were. It was more than that it was. It was like a family. You guys have a good group. Let's say it's a good dynamic a good culture there. We have some great people on the team. The brand managers are awesome the marketing coordinated the man. You know executive team everybody is just. It's it's an awesome company. Hey gun talk. Nations brought to you by tim. Knee triggers timmy. Triggers is celebrating their seventy fifth anniversary this year with the introduction of the alpha competition series handgun trigger the first company. They never made a handgun before this one is designed for glocks glocks jin three gen four gen five models and it's easy.
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"Getting into three gun and being the buddhist gun nerd. I know it's ryan donahue with american outdoor brands right now. Hey welcome in this gun talk. Nation is brought to you by crossbreed. Holsters tim triggers the world's finest triggers armscor and safari land. Today on the show. We have a guy who liked guns and shooting so much he basically was like f. this job and i'm gonna figure out a way to get into the gun industry. That's about right right. Right right ryan donahue with american outdoor brands slash all the brands underneath there. No one knows who a. o. b. is we don't we don't tell but crimson trays caldwell wheeler and tips dealer frankford bog. Yeah bubba of a blade. There's quite a few powerhouses. Under the lockdown lockdown run al smith west and having performance center accessories accessories so so this is a true. This is a true story so you just liked guns and shooting and just got into it well so going way back here. The whole what's your. What's your origin story origin star. I was bit by spider instead of turning into spiderman at said. Play with guns So no i started out where i was doing a lot of competition so a lot of three gun which we have a fun story that you know you and i were talking about about traveling with firearms. So i'll tell you that story later on but Competition shooting and three gun. And all the stuff i i was a person who you know you started out and you know. Parents weren't cuge into hunting huge into shooting. But it was always there. You know we'd go shock on shooting. We go shoot clays go hunting every once in a while so it wasn't like a die hard. You know family into firearms. But i for some reason. You know maybe playing. With algeria jobs as a kid loved fire. Yeah so Got my first pistol right like this question. Since you didn't grow up in it get your first pistol as an adult. Yep was it something. Crappy was it was like a one one of those first guns. Tell you what it was. Yeah it's the only well this. Is it a gun. you regretted. that was dumb. It's the only well. I've only two guns in my entire life. I mean you know. I have a problem. I have the believe it or not. The first pistol that i ever owned i have. I sold really. Don't have it anymore. Because of a manufacturer defect in the picks pistol but Kept on going back. And they kept on getting worse. So i was like. Oh gadoe this thing. What was the first gun you bought. You want to know what it is It's maybe i very awesome company. I mean we're not any. This is my thing with gun stuff like oh i broke will. They are mechanical devices under percent. It's possible for stuff to break hundred percent so first pistol was a baretta okay. it was the px for storm okay So got it super excited. Remember the rotating barrel whatever all that that whole thing that it was doing and took it to the range first couple shots great right pretty good group and then as was shooting it more and more the group would like shooting at the paper and it's spreading out like you're getting like an eighteen inch group. What the heck is going on here and My i grew up my family half of them on my father's side. We're all police officer. So bruce different sewing so into the ranger the my uncle. He's you know pretty high level state trooper and i'm like. Hey you should this gun and you know see what's going on here and he shoots it and his group is crazy huge right and i've seen my uncle shoot all my life and he's very good shooter. Yeah shot so he's like it's gonna take this thing apart. Can't figure it out right all right. Maybe i don't know what's wrong with this thing so go back home. Come to the range and other time at another buddy who was Special forces guy. And i'm like hey dude shoot this gun shooting. Tell me what we got and he takes you know i shot drills. It figures out what it is second. Shot like flyer off the paper. That's not correct. Yeah and he's like so he first thing he does unloads the gun everything safe he takes his finger and he goes up front and touches the front sight and sure enough. The frontside is is wobbly. Walking back and forth so hard to be accurately. I guess when they made those guns way. If you've ever seen one before the front of it they they cut out a a channel and then run the doug l. dovetail. Yeah so i guess. They had cut the channel a little bit too wide on my gun and the front sight was walking all over the place. It was a self adjustable front sight. Yes decided where you needed to be aiming so stories. Shot story goes which. I have to send out an apology. Because maybe somebody on this This podcast is actually listening to it. So story goes Sent it back to baretta. They decided in their ultimate wisdom. Instead of giving me a new slide to stake down send it back superglue. Shot it for you know. Couple of hundred rounds came came on done again. Probably would just superglued it. Yeah no because it's if if you look at it. I mean people who have px for storm no if you take the slide off and look from underneath the channel goes through and you can see the underside. There's no there's no nothing really to superglue at two so sent it back for a second time. They fixed it again. But i was just like okay. I'm kind of. I'm not going to shoot this. I'm is not really excited. Yeah brought a gun shop and sold it so sorry to anybody out there who has my px for storm. That had the same problem. Maybe they were a hobbyist gunsmith. Maybe they figured it out. They figured it out. They fixed to the gun shop sold to the gun shop. You know i did that with a car. Once that i just kept breaking it was like i. I can't. I can't bring myself to sell this to some individual right. Yeah but a dealer. That's their problem shop. Figured if somebody..