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Is Texas Moving on Guns?
"So how many how many mass shootings have you covered God. I don't know so a lot. I've been doing this for forty years. Ross Ramsey is the executive editor of the Texas Tribune called him up because I wanted to talk about guns in Texas especially after last month are the Odessa Police Department confirms at least one suspect possibly to were driving around the region in there randomly shooting at individuals have confirmed at least twenty people have been killed at that mass shooting and I'll pass Texas Texas Greaves People People About Paso Today. She did a little bit cynical watching these and seeing a series of incidents a series of mass ask shootings and the conversation after each of them has maybe this is the one that will change the conversation and today eight. None of them has been the one that changed the conversation. Certainly in Texas Ross follows this conversation like he's predicting the weather watching politicians like he's tracking a storm so you watch what they say right after the event but then you develop a reflex for waiting and seeing what they say two weeks after the event you know after this the initial shock goes by and after this is not in the daily headlines then what are we talking about after El Paso and Odessa Texas Texas governor promised action status quo in Texas is unacceptable action is needed better. Roy began advocating for a mandatory gun buyback. Americans will own fifteen's. Ak Forty Sevens. We'll have to sell them to the government where we're not doc but russ rose focused on someone else. Dan Patrick is the one that surprised everybody. He's from the conservative end of the Republican Pool. He's the Lieutenant Governor her and I'm a strong supporter and there are a strong supporter of mine but I believe they are wrong in not expanding background checks to stopping strangers from selling guns to strangers we don't usually you know he's in lockstep with the NRA and other second amendment rights groups and said we should probably get rid of this loophole and began requiring background checks for people individuals selling guns to other individuals in what they call stranger or to strangers sales where the two individuals don't know each other. There is no need for a stranger to sell another gun stranger. That's irresponsible and the NRA needs to get behind that that's where Republican voters are star and I believe that can pass Congress just have to wrap this because I don't want you and it seems like a small thing but it's surreal breach of sort of what has been the Texas Republican political code for a long time you know don't make any laws that restrict what are perceived as second amendment rights earlier this year. Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick shepherded through laws that allowed guns churches that increase the number of armed guards in schools and there were shootings in El Paso and Odessa and the conversation has turned a little bit today on the show could Texas be at a tipping point when it comes to guns Ross Ramsey says it is we'll talk about why I'm Mary Harris. You're listening to what next stick with US Ken Burns. It's a name that's become synonymous with documentary filmmaking. He's a master of his craft a timeless storyteller and now he's featured on that made all the difference a new podcast from Bank of America join host Alicia Burke as she talks to achievers about the moments that inspired them to make an impact Their stories might just inspire you to what would you like the power to do you can find that made all the difference and where you get your podcasts to understand why. Ross is paying so much attention to Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. I need to explain a little bit about Texas politics works. Some observers said the Lieutenant Governor is actually in the most powerful office in the state. It controls the Texas Legislative Agenda so Dan Patrick says it matters. It also helps to know a little bit about who Dan Patrick is. He came up as a radio talk. Show host a firebrand rand. He was elected I to the Texas Senate and then became Lieutenant Governor. He's probably the most reliably conservative member of the of of the Republican hierarchy when you look to the Republican Party in Texas and say we have sort of this conservative Social Culture Republicans over here. That's kind of the Dan Patrick Wing and we have the styles that Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is one kind of republican the new kind rumors have swirled for months that he might join the trump administration the Governor Governor Greg Abbott he started hinting he might be open to some kind of gun control too but Abbott is Republican of the Old School Greg Abbott. It came up the sort of the slow dependable way in Texas politics so he's very very well positioned in the governor's office. He you know he pulls very well. Republicans particularly like him very few of them outright hate him. He's not a very controversial figure in that way. These are the two stalwarts right now of the Texas Republican Party and you know they've been pretty consistent. I should say very consistent on Second Amendment issues. When Texas was liberalizing its laws making open carry legal making closed carry legal doing all of those kinds of things they've been right there with everybody else moving those things along its particularly the unusual and for us newsworthy that either one of them is having second thoughts about any positions on the edges or in the middle of any of those issues. I WANNA get get into why when you look at the reaction to what happened in Odessa and El Paso you think that there's been a change and I'm wondering if you can talk a little bit particularly about the governor and the Lieutenant Governor and how you've watched their position on guns evolve you've ever so slightly and I guess to do that. We should start off by talking about the two thousand seventeen eighteen shootings the school shooting and the one one in Sutherland Springs Good morning everyone we're coming on the air with breaking news a school shooting with reports of multiple fatalities this time in Santa Fe Texas overnight the quiet town of Sutherland Springs Texas trying to come to grips with the nation's latest horrific mass shooting so tell me a little bit about twenty seventeen twenty eighteen in how that motivated the politicians you know they came out of those shootings one at a church one at a high school. I think you know properly mortified. They were you know everybody in Texas was shocked by those things and the first reactions were. We should get everybody together. The governor called together these roundtables tables and actually did you know fair enough job of getting a full spectrum of people from those who didn't want any more guns to ever be in. Texas assist to those who thought everybody in Texas should be always carrying a gun and listen to them and tried to find some some common ground and most of the common ground that they came out of therewith had to do with things like mental health issues recognizing people who were in trouble on one hand and then talking about architecture in the way that you've heard after other school shootings that was sort of the safe space they could all agree on and then the edge of that was this argument that the governor made for just a the minute that you know maybe we should consider red flag laws in Texas and these are the laws that say if you know of someone who has become either a danger to themselves or you're a danger to other people than there ought to be some way for a court to have a hearing and take away their guns for some period of time until you know they've stabilized things are under control again and the governor said we should talk about those laws in the Dan Patrick. The Lieutenant Governor said that's not gonNA go anywhere in the Senate that naturally that stopped and then you go through a legislative session then you come out and you have the shootings in El Paso and Odessa and now it is the lieutenant governor who's saying you know we need to Redo this law on background checks for stranger to stranger sales as they call them so they're both sort of edging toward it without edging urging. They're together right now. It's interesting to think of them. Worth like one is various stablishment sort of old school. GOP and the other one is new school and if both of them are moving in the the same direction than it really tells you something because it's both versions of being Republican right now well you have to look at you know the thing they have in common which is the Republican electorate Texas and you know those guys are both really good at politics and they can read a crowd and I think the crowds moving. It's hard to wrap my head around the idea of Texas changing. Its mind when it comes to guns because for me. The quintessential Texas gun story is what happened in Nineteen ninety-one after a gunman opened fire and killed twenty four people at Luby's cafeteria in Killeen Texas Police Department here in Kaleen is describing this entire massacre as very complicated jigsaw puzzle and they don't have all the pieces at the time this was the deadliest mass shooting shooting in the United States and it played a critical role in shaping Texas gun laws. That's because one of the survivors a woman whose parents were killed said she could have stopped the gunman but she left her gun in her car because back then carrying a pistol in public was illegal. You know every possible am I done. Could've Jansher is possible. I miss sure but I can tell you I've hit much smaller targets that much greater distances the person the woman who was at Luby's when her parents got shot was elected to the legislature shortly after that was one of the big gun advocates in the legislature for some time name is Susanna Gracia hup and and she carried that argument for a long time and said had we had a gun. We couldn't even throw Salt Shaker at this guy and you know he killed all these people in Luby's as I mentioned I'm not really mad at the guy that jobs here and I'm certainly not at the gun suggested this. They didn't walk in there by themselves from their own traders the guy that did it was a a lunatic. That's being mad at rabid dogs. I'm mad at my legislators for legislating miata right to protect myself from my family. I'm wondering how she ended up. Influencing local politicians changing the debate just by being part of the conversation at the local legislative level. I think the conversation at that time was really influenced by that. That was a notorious case for a while. It was a case where nobody could defend themselves and one legislative solution in which was a response frankly to public opinion. Was You know had anybody been able to defend themselves. In there that might have come out differently so the legislatures you know preference really and and the situation both argued for arming people and making sure they could defend themselves. If somebody crazy came in with a gun so this idea of liberalizing gun laws making it easier to defend yourself it became ingrained in the Texas legislature and anyone who's tried to change that bad make it a little harder to get a gun as been met with a lot of pushback. I found this video from years back of a gun rights supporter her who gone into the legislature to confront a state lawmaker he was an advocate for open carry laws and open carry in fact. I think without a license you don't WanNa vote yes. We're going to start off or something like that well. I don't want to vote go shopping. You'll have a great day uh-huh and he goes in and he he confronts this guy who's clearly a little scared and trying to kick him out of his office. You need to leave. I'm asking you to leave my office. I'm asking you to leave my state because you don't believe my office. Is that the tone of the gun debate when you're talking about getting something done legislatively yeah. I mean you've got very very strong. Advocates buried ardent and sometimes history onic arguments both for and against has gotten the the argument with puncher Nevada's that that kind of carry here is called constitutional carry and the idea is that because of the second amendment. That's the only license you need is the constitution and you should be able to carry any gun anyplace unless there's some distinct reason not to be able to do it. it's been a reliable wedge issue you in Texas. If you talk about gun rights you can pretty reliably counter. Republicans on one side of the room. You're Democrats on the other. So why do you think that now things are different. Don't I mean you wrote this essay where you said the reliable and lasting triangle of GOP wedge issues God guns and gays is coming to pieces this because gay rights are pretty established now in Texas and you say gun control is going to be on the rise but it seems optimistic to me. I wonder why you you think now is different. I've been around for a long time. This is one of those old people covering politics have been watching this for a long time. The God guns and gays argument isn't clever thing that I came up with. It's a thing that people used to actually say when you talk to Republican consultants as they were taking over what was then a democratic state of Texas axis. If you can imagine that that was sort of the three point mantra if you talked about those three issues in a particular way you could separate Republicans from Democrats and more usefully it those three issues tended to push independent voters to the Republican side. Republicans became the majority and that was a reliable able formula but the sodomy laws went down the laws against same sex marriage went down and attitudes have changed on LGBT. Oh Gee bt issues enough that that's no longer a reliable political issue that separate your voters in a useful way in an election raw says right now with guns. He can see the voters realigning themselves again. It's just happening really slowly. The most of the things that change change you know when you when you break an issue and say this is no longer one issue. This has component parts. Have this Monolithic Issues Second Amendment Rights. Don't touch it one side says leave it alone on the other side said you know this has gone too far and now you see even the ardent proponents of Second Amendment rights talking about well. Maybe we should have a law that limits this this and maybe we should have. Maybe we should rethink that. When you start to take an issue apart like that you know this is what the people want to hold the line. Call a slippery slope argument when when you when you begin to talk incrementally about an issue that's been monolithic kind of crumbles. Guns is not there yet but it's starting to be there. You know if you've gotTa Oughta Dan Patrick Moving on guns or you've got a Greg Abbott moving on guns away from the hardline Republican positions. You fuzz those those lines a little bit wedge. Issues and politics depend on really sharp lines that divide people on party on a party basis I wonder whether you think there other other elements at play here that might be impacting how politicians think about guns in more than just the shooting themselves. If you look at the elections in twenty only eighteen in Texas you see the Republican counties that have reliably elected people like Dan Patrick and Greg Abbott are sliding a little bit particularly suburban counties and on issues like you know if you if you ask people what they're thinking about you know thinking about education which classically is the democratic issue they're. They're starting to talk about gun control. The Republicans are looking in their rear view mirror at twenty eighteen and saying our voters are a little little bit restive. Maybe we get another sounding from them and I think based on their actions. The soundings that they're getting from their voters are in the direction of you should do something about he's gun laws. This can't continue like this. I think they're changing their positions because their voters are changing their positions and you know I think voters are changing interposition says because they've the steady drumbeat of shootings in Texas and elsewhere around the country finally has a place where they're alarmed about Ross Ramsey. Thank you so much for talking to me by for Ross. Ramsey is the executive editor of the Texas Tribune all right. That's the show if you're listening to this podcast in Texas of Got News for you. What next is recording a live show on stage in Austin on September twenty sixth. I it is part of the Texas Tribune Festival. I'm going to be talking to former Senator Jeff Flake and Wendy Davis. She's running for Congress right now but you remember her. Choose the Texas State Eight senator with the sneakers and the filibuster so come join us go find out how to do that at festival dot Texas Tribune Dot Org what next is produced by Jason Leone. Own Mary Wilson Morris Silvers and Daniel Hewitt and I Mary Harris Talk to you tomorrow.
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NPR News: 12-30-2019 3AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora Raum. A thirty seven year old man was arraigned. Yesterday on charges He stabbed five people at a rabbi's vice home. In Muncie New York Saturday night bail was set at five million dollars Newark Mayor Bill de Blasio says more police officers are being assigned to patrol old Jewish neighborhoods. We will stand together in solidarity with the Jewish community. We will show New York City. We will show the world who we are an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us and we will not let it stand. There have been several attacks directed at Jews in New York. In recent weeks a man opened fire on a church urge near Fort Worth Texas yesterday. Killing two people. Some congregants then returned fire. Killing the gunman authorities have released little information about the shooting and and what led to the attack two years ago. A gunman began firing at a church in Sutherland Springs. Texas killing more than two dozen people before taking his own life U. S. defense officials say the military carried out airstrikes in Iraq and Syria yesterday against an Iranian backed militia group in response to the killing killing of US civilian and on Iraqi military base. NPR's Tom Bowman has more. The Pentagon said among the targets in both Iraq and Syria include include weapons storage facilities and command and control locations that the Pentagon says the group Khattab his below us to execute attacks on US US and coalition forces no word yet on casualties from the strikes or whether they were carried out by US air strikes or tillery strikes or combination Shen but this has really been a long time coming the US has said. Iranian backed militias have been mounting rocket and mortar strikes for months months now including some against the Assad airbase in Iraq used by American forces. But Kirk Cook attack last week was the first that led the to the death of an American. NPR's Tom Bowman a top U. N. official says human rights around the world have declined in the past decade especially for women and LGBTQ individuals TERI Schultz as more populist authoritarian nationalists. have been praying on the most vulnerable groups of society in Europe North and South America and in Asia Asia says the. UN's outgoing assistant secretary. General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour he noted in particular poor treatment of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims Roma Mexican immigrants homosexuals. Oh sexual and women. Gilmore gave an exclusive interview to the Associated Press as he leaves a three decade career at the UN. He criticized national leaders who justify torture the killing killing of journalists and brutal repression of demonstrations as well as those who blocked discussion of human rights at the UN Security Council in New York mentioning China Russia and the US Gilmore says the pushback against human rights defenders now is worse than it was during the Cold War for NPR news. I'm Teri Schultz. This is NPR. The civil rights icon congressman. John Lewis says he has stage. Four pancreatic cancer from member station W. A. B. Susannah Kappa. BLUTO reports congressman. John Lewis said in a statement that he is clear eyed about the prognosis and doctors told him he has a fighting chance. He said he will return to Washington and in coming days and start treatment. which is expected to last for several weeks? He told his constituents that he may miss few votes but hopes to be quote back on the front frontline's soon he said while he has fought for freedom equality and human rights his entire life. He has never faced a fight like this one. Lewis has been representing wanting Georgia's congressional district since one thousand nine hundred ninety seven. He's seventy nine years old for NPR news. I'M SUSANNA EPA Lucho in Atlanta Tesla has delivered its first electric cars built his Shanghai factory just under a year since it began work on the two billion dollar plant. The factory is part of Tesla's plans lands to bolster its presence in the world's largest car market. Thousands of people have been told to leave Victoria. Australia's second most populous state because as of wildfires hot weather has returned to Australia adding to the fire. Danger temperatures are expected to hit one hundred nine Fahrenheit today more than a thousand thousand homes have burned in the past few months and at least nine people have died some people are urging that their traditional new years eve fireworks in Sydney be canceled canceled this year but so far officials say the fireworks display. We'll go forward. I'm Nora Raum N._P._R.. News in Washington.
NPR News: 06-03-2019 5PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Jack Speer Britain is welcoming President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, the pair meeting with Queen, Elizabeth who had a state dinner tonight, spoke of the special relationship between the two countries visits by American presidents. Always remind us of close and long-standing friendship between the United Kingdom and the United States that sentiment to some extent, echoed by President Trump or at the British banquet, noted, the upcoming seventy fifth anniversary of d day which turned the tide in World War Two this week, we commemorate, a mighty endeavor of righteous nations, and what are the greatest undertaken in all of history? Some of Trump's recent actions, including his views on Britain's exits from the EU have been more problematic. However, president also feuding with London's mayor who said the city should not be rolling out the red carpet. Trump calling him quote, eight stone cold loser. The house is. Slated to vote on more than nineteen billion dollar disaster aid package within hours and Peres Windsor. Johnston reports the Bill is expected to pass after numerous setbacks over the Memorial Day, recess house. Democrats were pushing for final passage last week, but were blocked by three Republicans who complained among other things that the Bill did not address immigration issues at the southern border the measure, which passed the Senate just before Memorial Day includes recovery aid, for states, hit by recent storms wildfires and hurricanes. It includes nearly eight hundred million dollars for the army corps of engineers, and more than five hundred million four the coast guard, it also provides six hundred million dollars in nutrition assistance for hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico House, Democrats expect to have enough votes to pass the legislation after the full chamber convenes for the week Windsor Johnston, NPR news, Washington, you is conflict, bishops are renewing their coffered legislation to address gun violence. NPR's. Tom Jones says the appeal. As a response to the shootings in Virginia Beach, Catholic bishops in the United States have repeatedly pressed for tougher gun control laws after the mass shootings in Las Vegas and Sutherland springs, Texas in two thousand seventeen the US bishops renewed their previous call for a total ban on a salt weapons and limitations on the purchase of handguns high capacity weapons and ammunition magazines among other measures in the aftermath of yet, another mass shooting. The bishops are speaking out, again, as Americans we must deeply examine why these horrific occurrences of gun violence continued to take place in our communities. The bishops said in an official statement action is needed to attempt to reduce the frequency of these abhorrent acts through legislation and training, Tom gjelten, NPR, news, Washington, makes close on Wall Street today, the Dow Jones industrial average was up for points. The NASDAQ however closed down one hundred and twenty points, the SNP was down seven points. This is NPR news. The rising Missouri and Mississippi rivers continue to cause problem for residents across much of the nation's midsection. The army corps of engineers says Missouri river levee that protects an area near the fourteen hundred person town of Winfield Missouri breached over the weekend, forcing evacuations there on Saturday. The Eleanor river overtop to levies. Medicaid expansion may limit one measure of racial disparities in cancer care. That's the finding of a new study from researchers at Yale University, NPR, Selena Simmons Duffin has more. This study, analyzed thirty thousand electric health records from flat iron health, which funded the research. The authors looked at whether a patient was in treatment thirty days after an advanced cancer diagnosis before Medicaid expansion, African American patients were about five percentage points, less likely than white patients to get that timely treatment thirty-three states in Washington DC have expanded Medicaid in those that did that racial disparity disc. Appeared according to the study, it was presented at the annual meeting of the American society of Clinical Oncology. The authors say more research is needed on the impact of the ACA on racial disparities in healthcare, Selena Simmons Duffin, NPR news. One hundred years. F TD has been synonymous with floral delivery, but after a tough Valentine's Day in a change in consumer buying habits company appears to be throwing in the towel of TD, which originally called itself, the florist telegraph delivery association. Nothing today, it's filed for chapter and Levert and bankruptcy protection. It's putting itself on the block for ninety five million dollars. I'm Jack Speer NPR news in Washington.
NPR News: 05-20-2019 7AM ET
"Support for NPR and the following message come from Dulles International Airport with the highest on time takeoff percentage of any airport on the east coast. I a d means I'm already departing more at fly dollars dot com slash fast. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. Iraqi officials say no one was heard over the weekend after a rocket landed in the heavily fortified green zone in Baghdad less than a mile from the US embassy last week. The State Department ordered all non-essential staff out of the embassy after the Trump administration warned of potential threats by Iran on Twitter on Sunday. President Trump warned Iran, not to fight or quote that will be the official end of Iran. Hundreds of demonstrators marched in Alabama's capital Montgomery on Sunday to protest the state's new law criminalizing abortion, the only exception is when a woman's health is endangered. Andy law, head of the group reproductive in gender equality, says, they'll fight overturn the new ban. This fight isn't over the governor signed this Bill, but we're going to continue to fight, and we want. Everybody's helping that fight. The new law makes no exception. For women who are victims of incest, or who have been raped Kierra satchel supports the new law. I'm not condoning rape. At the same time that doesn't make. A life less valuable because of how it got here similar marches protesting. The abortion ban were held and other Alabama cities including Birmingham, Huntsville and mobile democratic presidential contender Kamala Harris has announced a new plan aimed at closing the gender pay gap from member station. K. P C C. Mary Plummer has more. California's US Senator Kamala Harris, mentioned the plan during her first presidential campaign organizing event in Los Angeles in our American, nobody should have to work more than one job to put food on the table and have a roof over their head campaign is touting the proposal as the first of its kind it would require large corporations to receive an equal pay certification from the Equal Employment Opportunity commission, Harris wants to find companies that don't pay men and women equally. One percent of their profits for each one percent, wage gap violation. The California Senator is among twenty three Democrats currently seeking to win the Democratic Party. Nomination for NPR news. I'm Mary Plummer. A new report on foreign companies experiences in China finds many feel compelled to hand over technology in return for access to Chinese markets and bears. Rob Schmitz, reports this number has doubled over the past two years, feeling pressure to hand over sensitive technology to local Chinese partner companies was one of the primary issues that sparked President Trump's terrified with Beijing, and despite China's promises to end, such pressure. European chamber of commerce survey shows, the number of companies that have reported the practice has doubled in the past two years. The report gave no details of why companies felt compelled to hand over their technology. President Trump rate is tariffs on Chinese imports last July over complaints. Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology. One third of companies surveyed said they don't expect to ever see a meaningful opening of Chinese markets, rob Schmitz than knees Shanghai. You listening to NPR news from Washington. The national weather service is warning a severe storm system will strike central and southern US planes today. There are strong chances for large hail and flooding as well as a risk of tornadoes separately. Winter storm warnings are posted for parts of the rocky mountains that includes areas of Colorado and Wyoming, as well as parts of South Dakota, the weather services. There could be several rounds of heavy, wet snow and higher elevations could get as much as two feet of it. The members of First Baptist Church in Sutherland springs, Texas have dedicated new church building Texas public radio's Joey Palacios reports eighteen months ago, a gunman killed more than two dozen congregations the names of the twenty six victims and their ages were read aloud followed by a bell in the new sanctuary of First Baptist Church. Brooke Riyan ward five. Survivors county members comforted one another during the dedication service. Pastor Frank Pomeroy said the new church is a sign that evil did not win, which has been a mantra for Sutherland springs, though. There was tragedy. God brings roses out of the ashes since the shooting service has been held in a temporary building. The original church stands as a memorial, but church members will decide its future for NPR news. I'm joy Palacios in Sullivan springs, Texas, a billionaire businessman says he'll pay off the student debt for the entire graduating class of Morehouse college technology investor Robert F Smith made the announcement to the historically black male college during the university's commencement speech on Sunday. The Associated Press estimates the cost will be about forty million dollars. I'm korva Coleman. NPR news in Washington.
NPR News: 08-26-2019 1AM ET
"Support for this n._p._r. Podcast and the following message come from nature's way maker of winter remedies like sam bouquets elderberry dummies. It's not just our way. It's nature's way learn more at nature's way. Dot com live from n._p._r. News in washington. I'm nora raum. An unannounced visitor arrived at the site of the g seven summit summit in france sunday. Iran's foreign minister n._p._r.'s frank langfitt reports mohammad javad zarif flew in for talks with the french about the stalemate over iran's is nuclear program. The g seven host french president emmanuel macron seemed sprung visit on fellow world leaders french newspaper say president trump was only told about it on saturday day. Trump pulled out of the iran nuclear deal last year in the u._s. has iran into crippling sanctions for his part macron's reportedly trying to find a way to soften sanctions reduce the tensions tensions with the americans with german chancellor angela merkel on her way out in the united kingdom leaving the european union micro seems to be trying to fill a leadership vacuum in the west the iranian and say they had no plan to meet with the u._s. Delegation asked about cerise visit trump said no comment frank langfitt n._p._r. News be ritz at a summit. The french president said the leaders are nearing agreement on a plan to help brazil fight the fires in the amazon macro and said they planned to provide both technical and financial help. There's been a global the outcry over the destruction of the world's largest tropical rainforest home to many unique plants and animals. It's also considered vital to fighting global warming. Scientists scientists say fires in brazil have increased eighty five percent over last year with about half in the amazon protests in hong kong became violent over the weekend after a week of relative calm n._p._r.'s anthony kuhn reports. The unrest in the city is entering its third month after peaceful marches wrapped apt young demonstrators threw bricks and gasoline bombs and wielded clubs against police in several districts of kowloon in the new territories in one instance police retreat treated under a hail of blows from protesters clubs until they drew their service revolvers in fired. A warning shot the first gunshot so far in the unrest demonstrators fled the site of the weapons which were only used to clear away barricades. There were injuries on both sides. Police arrested more than two dozen protesters. Hong kong's government government condemned the violence anthony kuhn n._p._r. News soul senator and democratic presidential hopeful bernie sanders campaign sunday in louisville kentucky the hometown of senate majority leader mitch mcconnell he challenged the republican to allow the senate to vote on democratic proposals to end gun violence including including a ban on certain weapons function of military style assault weapons is to kill as many people as possible and more and more americans want to end the sale and distribution of those assault weapons after mass shootings in texas and ohio mcconnell mcconnell ask senate committee chairman to review possible gun bills for consideration when the lawmakers return next month from the summer recess. This is n._p._r. N._p._r. news from washington the texas pastor who lost his teenage daughter in a mass shooting in his church in two thousand seventeen says he's running for the state senate as a republican more than two dozen. People were killed in that attack. Frank pomeroy pastor of first baptist church in sutherland springs says he sees mental illness not guns as the problem joey palacios of texas public radio reports pumori made the announcement after sunday service survivors of the shooting were present. He says he's running because he felt civility and godliness were falling out of political conversations. We continually take it back to an ideology gee. That's not helping and we need to get back to having real discourse rather than the hot button voting issues. Hamarai and his wife are out of town during the november twenty seventeen seventeen shooting where their daughter and more than two dozen others were killed. He says he doesn't believe the recent shootings are a factor of gun ownership but of mental health and issues of the heart. He'll be running against a democrat who's been in the seat since nineteen eighty-seven for n._p._r. News i'm joy palacios in sutherland springs texas. A judge in oklahoma is expected expected to rule monday on whether johnson and johnson should be held liable in the opioid crisis. The state is suing the drug company for seventeen billion dollars saying it minimizes painkillers risk while promoting the benefits according to the centers for disease control and prevention opioids were involved in almost four one hundred thousand deaths from nineteen ninety nine to two thousand seventeen lawyers for johnson and johnson say that it's marketing claims were based on science. I'm nora raum n._p._r. News in washington.
NPR News: 05-19-2019 8PM ET
"Support for this podcast and the following message come from the almond board of California representing almond farmers and processors, dedicated to continuous improvement with targets across zero wastewater efficiency pest management and air quality, more at almondsustainability dot org. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Janine Herbst. The White House says it will hold a meeting of Mideast leaders and business people to discuss ideas for Palestinian economic investment, as NPR's Daniel estrin reports this is the first part of its long promised Mideast peace plan, President Trump's advisor Jared Kushner says the US will present proposals at a quote workshop in Bahrain late this month for Palestinian economic investment Kushner said in a statement that he wants to build a quote, solid economic vision and consensus around the best steps, the international community can take for the Palestinian people in the Middle East Palestinian officials accused the Trump team of advancing economic investment for Palestinians at the expense of their political demands for an independent state Kushner, promised to soon unveil the political aspects of the administration's peace plan, a Palestinian officials speaking on condition of anonymity said, the Palestinian Authority was not consulted about the Bahrain summit. Israeli officials did not immediately comment Daniel estrin, NPR news. Tel-aviv. The Italian government plans to intensify its anti-migrant policies with a new security decree that would change Italy's sailing code, and impose fines at every illegal, migrant, asylum-seeker and pure Sylvia, but Jolie has more. The hard-line interior minister Mateo Savini has seen his popularity soar, thanks to his crackdown on charity ships that rescue migrants at sea. His new degree would allow the minister to ban any ship considered a potential threat from entering Italy's territorial waters. It would also impose a fine of more than six thousand dollars for each migrant transported into Italy, UN human rights. Investigators have urged the decree, be withdrawn, saying, violates migrants human rights, and therefore violates international law. NPR Silvio Pohjola, members of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland springs, Texas, dedicated a new church building today comes eighteen months after a gunman killed more than two dozen people during Sunday service, Texas public radio's joy. Joey Palazzo has more the names of the twenty six victims and their ages were read aloud followed by a bell in the new sanctuary of First Baptist Church. Brooke Riyan ward five. Survivor is n council members comforted one another during the dedication service, pastor Frank Pomeroy said the new church is a sign that evil did not win, which has been a mantra of for Sutherland springs, though. There was tragedy. God brings roses out of the ashes since the shooting service has been held in a temporary building the original church stands as a memorial, but church members will decide its future for NPR news. I'm Joey Palacios in Sullivan springs, Texas, a billionaire Texan vet tech investor gave Morehouse grads today, quite the surprise, Robert Smith told him he would pay off their student loans that sesame to be around forty billion dollars Smith who received an honorary doctorate from the historically black men's college in Atlanta had already pledged one and a half million dollars to the school. He says he hopes the men will pay it forward. This is NPR. The end is nigh for game of thrones HBO's hit fantasy series wraps up its eight season, Ron tonight as NPR's, call Dwyer reports don't be surprised of the finale smashes, yet another viewership record. If there's one thing game with their own size. Well, it's destruction. Cross seventy two episodes, dragons have attacked cities of burned favorites at died, and its final season alone has broken HBO's viewership record three times to give you an idea more than eighteen million people tuned in last up. So thou just one more chapter remains and that means just one more chance to get this tune stuck squarely in your head. Happy humming. Everyone called wire NPR news New York at the weekend box office avengers, endgame has been knocked out of the top spot as kiono Reeves's violent film, John wick, chapter three para bellum debuted in first place with an estimated fifty seven million dollars in ticket sales. The film about an assassin who never seems to get a break to thirty five million dollars internationally of injuries endgame slid to second place in its fourth weekend with twenty nine million dollars. But domestically where the film has grossed seven hundred eleven million. It's now second only to Star Wars, the force awakens in third place. Pokey man detective Pika chew with twenty four million dollars in its second weekend. And even with the success of adventures, and John wick that we can was down about thirty one percent compared to last year. I'm Janine Herbst, NPR news.
Experts say banning high-capacity magazines would make mass shootings less deadly
"The daily to o two's big idea is supported by patel for ninety years. The employee of vitelle have solved the world's most challenging problems finding solutions and really big ideas epa. Tell tell it can be done. Learn more at battelle dot org slash ninety good morning. I'm james holman from the washington post host and this is the daily to oh to for monday august nineteenth. Today's news from the islamic state claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that killed sixty three during a wedding in afghanistan. Some of america's most prominent ceos say they'll abandon shareholder primacy theory and joe kennedy the third may primary primary a democratic senator but first the big idea it took a shooter all all of thirty two seconds to spray forty one rounds outside a popular bar in dayton ohio this month an attack that killed nine people and injured twenty seven a lightning fast asked response from nearby officers prevented a far higher toll when police shot him dead. The killer still had dozens of bullets to go in his double drum hundred round magazine. The use of such high capacity magazines was banned in ohio until twenty fifteen when a little notice change in state law legalized the devices. It's part of of an overall rollback in gun control measures that has been mirrored in states nationwide with the pace of mass shootings accelerating and their tolls dramatically increasing criminologists and reform advocates are more intently focused on limiting access to such accessories as one of the most potent ways to curb this epidemic restrictions. The capacity of bullet magazines won't stop mass shootings but they could make the attacks less deadly giving potential targets precious seconds to escape or to fight back while the shooter re loads. David shipman who served twenty five years is a special agent for the bureau of alcohol tobacco firearms and explosives told my colleague griff witte that the high capacity magazine zien is what takes these mass shootings two whole other level of carnage the odds that congress or state legislatures will act anytime soon still appear relatively remote powerful gun rights lobby groups including the national rifle association vigorously oppose high capacity magazines are limits arguing that criminals will find a way to obtain the devices prices regardless of the law just as they do with assault weapons still a growing body of evidence suggests that passed federal and current state level restrictions on magazine magazine capacity have been effective and with high capacity magazines becoming a staple of mass shootings experts unfortunately have an ever longer litany of case studies to bolster their argument magazines like the one used in dayton have little utility in hunting law enforcement or self defense but high capacity devices which are readily available on on the internet and in stores have been used in more than half of all mass shootings in recent years including the especially deadly attacks in las vegas sutherland springs texas in parkland florida taken together those three attacks from october two thousand seventeen to february twenty eighteen claimed one hundred and one lives and injured four hundred fifty nine people a high capacity magazine was also used in the twenty eleven tucson shooting of then congresswoman gabrielle giffords. She leads a gun control group now that chipman the former a._t._f. Agent works for magazines like the one used in dayton have little utility hunting law enforcement or self defense but high capacity devices which are readily early available online and in stores have been used in more than half of all mass shootings in recent years including especially deadly attacks in las vegas sutherland springs earnings texas and parkland florida taken together those three attacks from october twenty seventeen to february two thousand eighteen claimed one hundred and one lives and injured four hundred fifty nine people magazine with a capacity of more than ten bullets were prohibited from one thousand nine hundred four to two thousand four hundred federal law the same law that included a prohibition on assault weapons but since that law lapsed research shows gun crimes involving high-capacity semiautomatic weapons have increased markedly see missile thomas a twenty seven year veteran of the cincinnati police department said he had to worry as an officer that with a fifteen round clip in one in the chamber of his pistol criminals would outgun gun and he said his little nine millimeter would be useless against an a._r. Fifteen now he's a democrat in the ohio state senate and he's trying to do something something about it. The dayton rampage is only deepened. Thomas's conviction that the laws need to be toughened. He hopes republicans will be amenable to a change that wouldn't infringe on the legality galaxy of the guns themselves. Thomas says you have a constitutional right to bear arms but as he put it not the right to bear all the ammunition in the world the and that's the big idea here are three other headlines that should be on your radar as we start the week number one at least sixty three people were killed when a suicide bomber linked to the islamic state blew himself up in a crowded wedding hall in the afghan capital of kabul late saturday night and one of the most devastating attacks on civilians in years. The local affiliate of the islamic state claimed responsibility in a statement posted online city hospitals were overwhelmed. Relatives waited hours outside outside for news about their loved ones often. The news was bad. The unprecedented targeting of a wedding party attended by women and children struck at the heart of kabul's lively lively family oriented social scene a spokesman for the taliban insurgents denied any connection to the bombing in a tweet. He said the group condemns in the strongest terms. The taliban taliban is in peace negotiations with u._s. Officials who said they expect to reach a deal soon that would lead to most u._s. Troops leaving the country the taliban and afghan militia with extremist extremist sunni beliefs often tax military and governmental targets the islamic state an international suny terrorist group as well is notorious for for savage attacks on civilians views shiites as apostates. It's local affiliate has claimed numerous attacks in kabul many of them in the city's shiite-dominated manege districts number two a group representing the nation's most powerful ceos announced this morning then maximizing shareholder profits. It's should no longer be the primary goal of corporations the new statement released by the business roundtable suggest balancing the needs of companies various constituencies including customers and workers it comes at a time of widening income inequality rising expectations from the public for corporate behavior and proposals from democratic lawmakers that aimed a revamp or even restructure american capitalism. The organization is chaired by j. p. Morgan chase ceo jamie diamond and he orchestrated the statement. The concept of a corporation sole duty is to maximize shareholder value grew to prominence in the mid nineteen eighties since become become a widely accepted governance norm but it has led to a fixation on short-term quarterly results and helped balloon the size of c._e._o. Pay packages fueled by outsized stock awards. This new statement comes the gap between the compensation growth of ceos and rank and file workers has grown at staggering rates notably. A handful of big companies refused to sign onto the statement among the holdouts alcoa g._e. Kaiser permanente and state farm what matters now though is how much the companies that did sign actually change their practices in light of their new commitment number three congressman joe kennedy the third the democrat from massachusetts who delivered the state of the union response last year is very seriously considering a primary challenge next year against against senator ed markey the class would be epic and generational bobby. Kennedy's grandson is thirty eight. The incumbent is seventy three freshman german congresswoman ileana presley a member of the squad showed last year in the bay state that even popular incumbents can be felt as she slayed congressman michael capuano in a primary very he was popular but she was the insurgent on saturday spokeswoman for kennedy. Put out a statement saying that quote right now. The congressman is seeking reelection right now the operative words there markey said he won't be chased into retirement. He bragged yesterday at a protest for gun control in boston the c._b._s. four million dollars cash in his campaign account. The new york times reports that kennedy paid for an internal poll last month to test how he'd fare against marquis who's kept a low oh profile and isn't well known even in the state kennedy has also been calling top democrats in d._c. and in boston to say that he's serious about this even marquis strategist ignore that kennedy would likely start the race with the lead in the polls and there's a new draft kennedy group called jump in joe with a website and facebook page. Some some speculate that it's linked to kennedy loyalists elizabeth warren the state's senior senator had endorsed marquis about six months ago. She recorded a commercial for him. That's been in the can campaigning this weekend. In south carolina she did not recant her endorsement but also offered a few sieve praise for kennedy j._k. Three joseph kennedy the third is everyone in politics. Politics calls him. Jacob three went to stanford for undergrad and then harvard law school. That's working at warren who became a mentor. He also met his wife lauren. Their politico reports this morning owning the potential democratic candidates in kennedy's fourth congressional district are making calls behind the scenes and the expectation that he will vacate the seat to run for senate. The young kennedy is dreamed his whole life about serving in the senate where his great uncle's jack and teddy and his grandpa bobby served marquee himself offers a sort of cautionary tale for kennedy about the the perils of waiting around for a senate seat to open up as an ambitious young congressman in nineteen eighty-four marquee initially was running for the senate seat was left vacant by paul songas songas he withdrew from that race however and then he ended up needing to wait nearly thirty years before it opened up again when john kerry resigned to become secretary tori of state well massachusetts other senate seat would open up if warren wins the presidency next year a special election to fill the seat would likely feature a crowded open field field of democratic candidates though kennedy would likely be a top tier candidate other heavyweights would probably make a play as well beating the incumbent marquis might remarkably remarkably be easier than running for the open seat in twenty twenty one off and that's the daily to to for monday august nineteenth think thanks for listening and james hillman. 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Monday, August 5, 2019 - The Christian Science Monitor Daily
"<music> welcome to the monitor daily podcast. It's monday august fifth. Thanks for joining us. I'm amelia newcomb and i'm ken kaplan. A staff writer. Henry gas made his way to paso texas last night. He received sympathetic nods. When people heard he was a journalist a woman boarding same plane wished him good luck. The hotel attendant who checked henry in at at midnight shook his head. I can't believe it. He said adding that he had finally had to switch the channel on the t._v. In the deserted lobby this morning king henry went to the cielo vista mall and watched as people placed flowers candles and crosses agonizing questions hung in the air. What is is happening our our community strong. What can we do. These are among the toughest assignments for journalists henry also covered the two two thousand seventeen shooting at a church in sutherland springs texas which killed twenty six people part of me just really wants not to bother people he says but especially now i want to let the rest of the country know how people here are thinking and feeling those people whom he'll talking to in depth over the next couple of days include recent and generations old immigrants such as the woman handing out water bottles near the mall she tells henry her grandmother immigrated from mexico doing it right and building a good life in a nearby neighborhood for now. He takes hard in the signs. He's seeing el paso's strong forever nine. One five that's the city's area code and the small piece of cardboard on which it's the flags of mexico and texas sit side by side now to our five stories you first story minority communities have long said killings by white nationalist extremists should be called terrorism. There's now willingness among law enforcement and some conservatives to do just that this weekend's mass shootings including the twenty the two people murdered in el paso texas and the nine shot and killed in dayton ohio have led many americans to look more deeply at the troubling white supremacist subculture her that has become visible and violent in the past two years in particular both law enforcement and some republican leaders referred to the massacre read a walmart filled with back to school shoppers as white terrorism this generation of young white men don't simply dislike the other says juliet kyw. I am chair of the homeland security program at harvard university's kennedy school of government. They view america as zero sum game that the other is going going to replace them as she points out. Many young white men understand that they are the last generation in the u._s. In which white births outnumbered those of minorities awardees this sense of the great replacement is a core feature of what explains the violence says professor qaim a former assistant secretary at the department of homeland security. Essentially it's either them or me. This story was reported by patrick johnson in savannah georgia and harry brew aeneas in new york work for the monitor stories of harsh treatment of refugees who returned to syria or deterring most from making the journey the assad regime may be creating a potent pressure point for neighbors burdened by refugee populations with the syrian civil war winding down the arab world opened its arms to president bush sharla saad and syrian refugees jordan lebanon turkey made plans for a return in home but in recent months returning refugees have been detained or disappeared and the word is getting out to syrian refugee communities. Not all are welcome home. According to a survey by the u._n.'s refugee agency the vast majority seventy five point two percent of syrians v._r. Ins and jordan lebanon iraq and egypt say their desire to return one day however only five point nine percent expressed willingness to return within within the next year citing violence targeted reprisals and forced conscription into the syrian army with a refugee populations of burden to are there host countries observers say damascus's leveraging its position to return to the arab stage not only as an actor but as a major player it was always clear that the regime would try to use refugees as leverage as the regime has few cards in its hands says michael young senior editor at the beirut based carnegie negi middle east center but some hold out hope that the historically practical assad regime will return to reconciliation as the most profitable path forward. This story was reported by taylor luck in math rock and amman jordan for the monitor for many climate sceptics. It's not all about the science instead. The issue speaks to deeply held views of the relationship between in government and free enterprise after years of denying were deflecting mainstream climate science a growing number of g._o._p. Lawmakers from from lindsey graham to matt gaetz have begun to break ranks but one faction in the conservative movement continues to push against such calls. They maintain that the agenda for climate action is part of a socialist plot to undermine the american way of life what they're trying to do is destroy our way of life and they're succeeding said an attendee at the heartland institute's july conference in washington that the heartland institute calls itself a a free market think tank is telling climate denial in the u._s. is deeply rooted in an anti-government ideology that sees virtually all regulations including curbs on carbon emissions as leftist attacks on free enterprise climate skepticism is deeply rooted in the foundational priors on the right. This is jerry taylor. President of the centrist niskanen center in his former role as director of energy and environmental policy at the cato institute mister taylor took the skeptics side downplaying the risk of unchecked carbon emissions. He left after deciding that he was pushing week and misleading science science to buttress libertarian policies. This story was reported by simon montlake in washington for the monitor. It's more than a few people think the term happy camper is let's face it an oxymoron enter lamping where you inexperience nature all around you just from afar more comfortable vantage point then it's afternoon when our contributor michael hopkins in his wife arrive at there moab utah glancing location to find a winding gravel drive rolling land and scattered in the brush some forty safari tents the color of desert zor bone they park throw their luggage on a golf cart and are piloted to their tent a deluxe two hundred seventy four dollar night tent with private. I bet bath. There's a canopy shaded porch and two chairs they unzip the tent flaps and enter an interior designed as though teddy roosevelt might show show up glancing a mash up of glamorous and camping is a full on thing google searches for it just reached one hundred times their total a decade ago. Go there are some thirty five thousand glancing possibilities on glancing hub a kind of airbnb for the industry. The industry is forecast has to reach a billion dollars by two thousand twenty four. Everyone you talk to has a theory about why it's so popular the practicality of not owning camping camping gear the desire to escape devices the hunger for experiences the stress relief and then there's the sheer natural beauty. You can't across the american west without thinking how unconscionably inexpressible unfathomably beautiful this is when you're clamping the world is with you you and you feel it. This story was reported by michael hopkins in southern utah for the monitor nobelists. Kate axelsson doesn't shy away from confronting evil but her stories aren't in its thrall. She's more interested in the search for truth and kate atkinson's mysteries as well as her novel set during world war two such as life after life a god in ruins and transcription the focus is on intimate inner lives that includes the bad guys in her new mystery big sky she explores is the growing conscience of a human trafficking accomplice while still holding him accountable for his actions as for her detective jackson brodie the stoic oh eq yorkshireman understand his role in life is to protect the innocent she says what are the characteristics that make jackson the last good man standing. I understand that kind of harsh poverty that is in his background and the tragedy as well and so. I think a lot of his background is my father's whereas whereas his actual character is probably closer to mind in a way she says i try not to use them as a mouthpiece because that would be too tempting. This story story was reported by stephen humphries for the monitor now commentary on the weekends. It's mass shootings from the monitor's editorial board at vigils for those slain in dayton ohio and el paso texas local local leaders did for the crowds what should have been done for the two angry gunmen before they attacked or storing their connections to others whether it be through family family schools civic communities workplaces or faith groups to many recent mass killings have been by young men adrift in society diety often with mental or emotional disturbances. Many are easy prey for radical online groups that gives them a sense of belonging and a violent path asked to appear as martyred heroes new laws and tougher enforcement can do only so much to end mass killings even curbing being bigoted political rhetoric hardening security in public places or banning violent video games will not deal with the root cause disturbed lebed young people prone to kill. What's needed is a broader embrace by all of society to spot and then coach and council those dealing with loneliness depression anger and similar conditions. The urgent task is to reach a strange young men drawn to violent ideologies and help help them feel worthy of love and respect. That's a wrap for the news. You can find the full length versions of these stories in today's issue or at c._s. Monitor dot com slash daily and thanks for starting your week with us tomorrow tomorrow. We'll look at how in the wake of the mass shootings in texas and ohio. We're seeing more republicans condemn white supremacy in clear language washington reporters jessica mendoza and linda feldmann will look at what the shift represents today's christian science spiritual perspective columnist nist reminds us that we can find comfort and hope by understanding that inextinguishable divine light shines everyone eternally you can find the column in today's issue or c._s. Monitor dot com slash daily. We wanna give quick thanks to our staff including today's audio audio production team hannah harn rebecca swollen and jeff churton. This podcast odd cast is produced by the christian science monitor copyright twenty nineteen.
Monday, December 30, 2019
"Tonight the Hanukkah stabbing suspect now charged with federal hate crimes new clues what likely motivated the man who allegedly stormed into a rabbi's home and wounded five people with a machete knife antisemitic writings including Nazi references. Authorities say they found in his home as new details emerge about how worshippers back in Texas. The shooter now identified after a deadly attack inside a church what we know about the gunmen at how his attack unfolding as we speak to one of the churches volunteer security guards who became a hero. I don't feel like a human killed. An evil tens of millions early ends in the path of a dangerous winter storm. The snow sleet wind and ice. Already affecting a big part of the country. How it could impact your New Year's Eve and New Year's Day with a dramatic rise in measles cases the new ultimatum in one big city? No vaccine no school. The mystery in the sky. Dozens of drones swarming Ormond over Colorado. This is NBC. Nightly News. With Lester Holt. Good evening. I'm Peter Alexander in for laster tonight. We're learning new details details about what may have motivated armed men in two separate attacks to invade places of worship over the holidays in Texas the hero who stopped. The gunman inside a church is now speaking out about that terrifying confrontation and in New York federal prosecutors now filing hate crime charges against the man accused of bursting into a rabbi's home and stabbing five people during a Hannukah celebration so that authorities reveal the suspect's antisemitic messages. That is where we begin this evening with. NBC's Cathy Park tonight a chilly. Look at the moment. Police say Grafton. Tom Is armed with a machete. Launched his mission to attack a Jewish congregation celebrating Reading Hanukkah today core documents allege. He said no one is leaving as he charged through a pack rabbi's home in a suburb of New York. Joseph Glock uses table able to fight off the attack so there's look at smashed it in his face hours later. Police found Thomas in Manhattan in his car smelling of bleach authorities. Say he had a machete the and a knife both had traces of dried blood in his home. The FBI is they found handwritten journals which included references to Hitler and Nazi culture culture as well as drawings of a swastika and a star of David authorities say is phone show. Thomas had been searching for nearby temples. We're going to have patrols out of community members of different ethnic backgrounds working together to send a message. The heat won't be tolerated. Local officials promised increase security amid fears about rising anti-semitism. Awesome like the deadly attack earlier this month. On a Jersey City Delhi nationwide there are more than eighteen hundred antisemitic incidents last year. But today Thomas his mother and his attorney said he suffers from mental illness. My impression from speaking with him that needs serious serious psychiatric evaluation of the five Pacific men injured during the attack. One is still in critical condition and and Tom has pleaded not guilty to five counts of attempted murder. His attorney client undergo a mental health evaluation. Peter Cathy Park north of New York City for US tonight. Kathy thank you also tonight. The gunman in the church and the deadly church shooting in Fort Worth Texas has been identified as we hear for the first time from the hero. Security Guard who stopped the shooter her and likely prevented more violence. NBC's Blaine Alexander. As their tonight it took less than six seconds to shatter the peace at West freeway. Church of Christ. Christ police say forty three year old. Keith Thomas Kenan walked into the sanctuary and sat among the congregation. UC exchange words with someone. Then pull lot of shotgun and fire twice just seconds later. He is fatally shot by armed members of the Churches Volunteer Security Team of our one round. The subject went down. Jack Wilson. Trains that team here at his home gun range he says. The shooter immediately raised a Red Flag. The whig the bike beard food and he kept trying to adjust it. There was concerned that you know there was a possible threat. From the moment he walked in officials are not yet releasing a motive and tonight we are learning more about those in his path. Sixty seven year old Richard White a member of the volunteer security team from his grieving family. God placed you. Where are you were needed? You stood up against evil and sacrificed your life and sixty four year old. Tony Wallis a grandfather serving communion. His daughter says when he was shot he didn't have the picket innocent life. That was great. Man It comes two years after twenty six people were killed at first Baptist church in Sutherland Springs Texas soon after members here started their own security team a controversial concept with some critics but Wilson says he has no doubt his team saved lives. I don't feel like a killed in a human killed an evil and that's that's how I'm coping with the situation and tonight members are starting to gather here at the Church for a closed prayer service this evening as one member told me Peter here they are family and this is a place as of healing. Peter Blaine Alexander in Texas tonight. Blaine thank you also tonight. Twenty six million people are under winter. Weather alerts ahead of the New Year's holiday as a massive store door moves through the Midwest to the northeast producing dangerous conditions for travelers. We get more now from NBC. Stephanie Gos- Snow Sleet and is are bad enough. But at a whipping win and life quickly comes to a standstill which is exactly what has happened to millions. From the upper mid West to the east coast in the Dakotas a blizzard set cars skidding off the roads forcing officials there to actually shut down parts of the interstate in Minnesota icy conditions led to a head on collision between a car and a garbage truck. The danger of downed power lines on display just outside of Detroit high winds in. Oh Hi oh left. Tens of thousands without power in some places gusts surging to seventy miles per hour. While in the northeast the rain in freezing temperatures on the ground turning to a thick coating of ice combined with the wind tree branches and power lines didn't stand a chance in driving rain in New York. City didn't stop preparations for New Year's Eve. The annual test of the Times Square ball went off without a hitch. I have some good news for the estimated one point five million people who are expected out here in Times Square for New Year's Eve. This rain is going to clear out and the temperatures. I should be above freezing Peter. Stephanie Gospel already. Picking out a prime spot tonight. Stephanie thank you. We want to bring in meteorologist Dylan Dryer now Dylan. What can we expect as the storm? We're moves east. Good evening. Peter it has been a messy day for so many and the storm system is going to try to pull away but we'll still see the snow. Continue back through the Great Lakes also across Central Central and northern New England on the backside of it wins. We'll start to increase a bit so it is going to be gusty tomorrow. And those gusty winds could create some more lake effect snow especially across the eastern in Great Lakes so for your New Year's Eve day forecast. We are looking for chilly. Air To work back in across the northern plains a bit messy in the northwest with mountain snow and some heavier rain and some lingering. Snow showers then for midnight on New Year's Eve. We're looking at clear skies in New York City. The big ball drop that does start to cool off of the northern plains and still messy in the northwest Peter. All right tilling thanks so much tonight. A round of punishing airstrikes is raising the stakes in the standoff between the US and Iraq it comes president trump ahead of an impeachment. Trial is facing a new questions about the legacy was reportedly willing to go to pressure Ukraine to carry out his agenda. NBC's Kristen Welker has that story tonight. Eight new video of bombed-out weapons storage sites after the United States launched air strikes against targets in Iraq and Syria belonging to an iranian-backed militia That has taken aim at American forces. President trump's been pretty darn patient and he's made clear at the same time that when Americans lives were risk risk we would respond. It comes as president. Trump is intensifying his battle back home over impeachment and today new details about the central issue. The president's IT's decision to withhold military aid to Ukraine in exchange for investigations into the twenty sixteen election and the Biden's The New York Times reporting the president's demands dated back to June earlier than his July twenty fifth call with the President of Ukraine in which Mr Trump asked for those investigations chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney played a key role all and the threat sent shockwaves with one. White House. Adviser warning expect Congress to become unhinged the Times also reports on an Oval Office meeting in August. We're defense secretary. Mark Esper- secretary of State. Mike Pompeo and former national security adviser. John Bolton tried but failed to convince the president resident to release the aid. The White House declined to comment the Senate's top Democrat. Chuck Schumer saying it. All underscores the need for those officials to testify in Senate Trial Peter. Kristen Welker with the President and Florida tonight. Kristen thank you messages of support or pouring in this evening for the civil rights. Pioneer and longtime congressman. John Lewis who revealed that he is now battling an aggressive form of cancer and B. C.'s. Jeff Bennett reports in outpouring of support tonight for Democratic Congressman. I mean John Lewis an icon. who fought on the front lines of the civil rights movement now facing a faux like none before stage four pancreatic cancer former President Barack? The Obama tweeting. If there's one thing I love about John Lewis it's his incomparable. Will to fight. I know he's got a lot more of that left in him. Lewis in a statement saying I have been in some some kind of fight for freedom equality basic human rights for nearly my entire life. I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have. Now the seventy nine year old vowing to to fight the disease with the same tenacity with which he fought for racial equality joining sit INS and Freedom Rides challenging Jim Crow laws organizing and speaking at the march on in Washington alongside the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Junior and being brutally beaten by Alabama state troopers in nineteen sixty five while peacefully demonstrating for voting rights. It's Lewis now serving. His seventeenth term often called the conscience of Congress. The prognosis for his former. Cancer is grim. But Louis says he's undeterred. Heard Congressman Lewis. Says he'll remain in office and hopes to return to Washington to continue working as he undergoes treatment. Peter and we share our good wishes as well. Jeff thank you just ahead. How the threat of measles is prompting one big city to crack down on families with kids who are not vaccinated toughen requirements to go to school about to take effect act? Also a mystery in. The Sky Swarms of drones flying in formation in one state what authorities are now saying. Stay with us. The meet the press. Chuck Todd Cast. It's an insider's take on politics twenty twenty election and more candid conversations with some of my favorite reporters about things we usually discuss. off-camera listen for free wherever you get your podcast. We are back with a new crackdown to stop this year's record-setting spread of measles. Starting next week Seattle Seattle students who are not vaccinated cannot go back to school we get more from. ABC's Joe Fryer. Schools in Seattle are closed for winter. Break great except for the one. That's open for free. Vaccines for me is very important. The school district is hosting free immunization clinics because starting January any worry eighth students without today's vaccination records can't go to class right now. That's about two thousand kids. If a student arrives and they are not up to date they will of course have to be kept out of class this year saw the most measles cases in the US in twenty seven years with nearly thirteen hundred cases in thirty one states dates in Washington state to outbreaks prompted lawmakers to remove personal and philosophical exemptions for the back seat the goal get more kids kids immunized. The threat of measles was most recently felt in Samoa. Where an epidemic left at least eighty one dead mostly children now more American schools are taking taking action hoping to stop preventable disease Joe Fryer? NBC News next mystery in the sky. The swarms of giant drones lighting up the night and leaving authorities stumped back now with those strange sightings of the night sky that are unnerving homeowners. Mysterious Syria swarms of giant drones flying in formation and no one seems to know why gotta shorts reports tonight a growing mystery in the night sky over Colorado fleets of unidentified drones reportedly flying in grid patterns even spotted by law. Enforcement are had when I believe that their own hassle talking was headed some residents giving chase we got close to one and it descended I swear closer to his white shaw so for this video. Shot is the best evidence to emerge the sightings reported across five counties in Colorado as many as thirty drones flying in formation some some with wingspan estimated at six feet with the FAA saying they don't have any concrete information to act on on facebook some residents asking. Can we shoot them down. If over our property property but authorities warn shooting them is dangerous and unlawful and at this point while the drones may be mysterious they don't appear malicious Gotti Schwartz. NBC News. That is used for this Monday. I'm Peter Alexander we thank you for watching. Have a good night. Hi Everyone. It's Lester Holt. Thank you for listening. Now I want invite you to talk to us here at NBC News. We'd like to know more about you. And the topics you'd be interested in hearing about as we look to launch new podcasts casts text podcast two six six eight six six and we'll text you a link to a short survey again text. The word podcast asked to six six eight six six standard text messaging rates. Apply your input matters. We're looking forward to hearing from you.
Full Episode: Monday, November 26, 2018
"Good evening. Thank you for joining a mass shooting bombing any kind of mass casualty of band is chaotic by nature impossible to -ticipant with thousands of variables. But the one thing first responders can count on is each other knowing how to act and how to communicate during disaster can be the difference between lives lost and lives saved tonight. ABC's gutten enjoys rescuers in Texas in a full on dress rehearsal for their worst nightmare. A reminder. What you're about to see is a drill. These first responders San Antonio, Texas, every second counts. Her every move on the scene every decision at these trauma centers. Is the difference between life and death? So we're going to need some computing pressure on the neck, the trauma may look disturbing. The real this is a drill. What is happening today is one of the largest mass casualty drills in the nation. It's a nightmare scenario reactive shooters opening fire and detonating a bomb during the high school graduation at the Freeman Coliseum. The details may be different. But the aftermath is created to look usually similar to the we shouldn't mass shootings Las Vegas Pittsburgh Thousand Oaks and just one year ago here in Texas church shooting in southern springs is not a question of if something's going to happen in this city. It's only question of win. And so how prepared to respond to that is critical. The drill starts before. Sunrise. On a lesser Asian aren't professional makeup artists are lodging volunteers who are playing victims. It's important to make realistic because when our actual medical personnel come into these situations where they were in something that is gruesome, then they'll be better prepared to deal with each of the actors has been assigned a specific Trump, or do, you know, what you're supposed to do as as a person with an arterial, gunshot wound? It's as I'm supposed to scream in pain shortly before nine AM first responders begin to take their places, and they should guide you in from their tenant. Josh Franson the fire department preps his teeth. We're going to run it. Like, we're going to run really been as the muck shootings into full dispatching right now by forum eighteen ladder nine engine nine thirty French and he gives us an site. Look very first moments of fire departments response where we don't want to send all of our assets to one location and then via conflicts coordinated. Attack. Again, this is just a drill, but every detail manners is the best practice. They will get four wheel like Trump's and here can get a sense of the chaos of this helicopters up in the air, ambulances on the ground, medical supplies, everywhere. Mid the mass hysteria is methodically planned carefully toward dated response. Say right now is swat fire rescue. These are the specially trained power medics who actually swapped trained as well. And they're trying to do this as quickly as possible get the people who need immediate treatment out first, and the people who can survive out here for longer just leave them for the end because they don't need the help as immediately as the others in a mesh casualty of figuring out who goes where and how they're going to get there with the biggest hurdles for first responders. Next ES, w is a gunshot wound. This young lady has one as this. What lead Medicare's made the decision that these two patients need to go next. They need immediate treatment. Join the casualties in one of these ambulances going in and we're right out to the helipad. The most severe victims are airlifted to local hospitals wounded officers being driven by ambulance to a nearby helipad because he's got a significant wound to the head gunshot thick one hand. Just getting out that how rocky it is just an ambulance like this moving around as paramedics after work under these conditions stuff. Falling down everywhere. It's not easy. Meanwhile, patients from the Coliseum begin flooding. The ers of civil of San Antonio level one trauma centers, Brooke Army Medical Center and university hospital. It's chaotic but it's controlled chaos. We have three open rooms upstairs. Now, Dr Ramone hysteria is the trauma surgeon on call today. Coming to you. We'll since the purpose of today's drill just to run through the medical treatment. What are you? We'd get experts, but also to streamline more basic things like communication between different wings of the hospital. So a patient can get critical care faster. Every recall. Basically, the call the OB. Yes communications a big piece of what we do. So trying to figure out how they were vantage level. Optimizing his key goals today. He ready twenty four seven three sixty five to receive mass casualty incident, it could be a two in the morning on a Saturday or three in the afternoon or Wednesday or Soviet doctors know all too well could be quite Sunday at eleven twenty AM. That's when a gunman armed with an AR fifteen walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland springs, Texas and opened fire. Killing twenty six injuring dozens Dr Ronald Stewart was one of the trauma surgeons working at university hospital that day treated nine patients here is patients that all them survive. One did not. When did not small child. I think the average person would probably not understand really how difficult it is to take care of patients with these types of high-velocity wounds. What you about to see might be disturbing. Basically, this is really the very similar types of ones that we saw to Sutherland springs, Dr east rich uses snapshots from a real war zone. As an example. This here is actually we'll be typical wound from high-velocity round. Basically creates wave a blast wave. Just like if you throw a pebble in upon this is why addition to practicing how they respond to a mass shooting, both Dr east rich, and Dr Stewart believe that their medical community must also get involved in curbing firearm violence, we really have put our heart and soul into reducing these injuries for recurring the first place, but unsurprisingly this view is. Controversial when the American college of physicians recently published this paper on the topic of gun violence. The NRA responded by telling doctors to stay in their lane. Then medical professionals across the country bang using the viral hashtag this is our lane sharing gruesome images of their first hand experiences with gun violence. Dr eastward says that his own experience with gun violence from the Sutherland springs shooting took emotional toll on his hospital. Everybody really collapsed sort of later that afternoon. Remember that moment for you. I made it to my truck. Then I probably didn't leave for about an hour. I mean that illustrates how we compartmentalize it we all shed a lot of tears later that day and they subsequent for everyone involved in today's drill. This is personal because they've already faced tragedy before fear that they may have to they know that what they're learning today will save lives. You have all of these resources available is going to help us when the real deal happens for Nightline gunman in San Antonio, Texas. Our thanks to Matt. And next a grudge match more than three decades the making Michael Jordan on becoming a new type of underdog for new generation. So you just woke up your phone is lighting up with headlines and push notifications. And text from your mom saying, how do I click this? Okay. Maybe that's just me. But if you wanna get up to speed, check out the new podcast from ABC news start here. Literally the ground was shaking. I'm Brad milkey. And every morning, we're going to take you to the stories that matter with fast, fresh, insight, low robber mower. Michael Cohen calling all in twenty minutes start here. Listen for free on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app. The heart of the rocky films has always been the triumph of the underdog and the Cree franchise sticking to the script with a relatively low budget and low expectations. The first installment shocked critics with the box office knockout now some heavy hitters in his corner. Michael Jordan's characters facing down his toughest opponent yet. Gum kid with all the settle t of a haymaker do this and the emotional impact of a hook to the kidneys began this. Ami Michael Jordan is back in his star making role as Donna's creed. And this time this Puget Listrik bromance is personal revenge. Served cold as in knockout KO, this guy stagers, but you don't think I could beat crate to reunite semesters to loans rocky Balboa with his protege the son of the franchises beloved Apollo cre-. Got everything to lose. This guy's got enough to loose. I ain't got a choice. That's the. Died right here in my hands is the second installment of the reinvented rocky films seeing the opportunity for a new underdog a new hero for different generation Tessa Thompson returns as the woman in his life. It's a movie about relationships. This movie is movie about family, and it happens to take place in the world of boxing Crete to borrows from the past centering on one of the most tragic events in rocky history. Apollo cre- dying in the ring after being pummeled by Ivan Drago in rocky fool. Over thirty years later cre- to offers a rematch by proxy, two sons, picking up where they're fathers left off Drago, then Jaakko infamously kill free with down still living in his father's shadow. He's been trying to heal during during the course of the two films dolph Lundgren one of the silver screen. Most famous bag is returns give a favorite line from rocky four hundred three lies of think. Like, I'm as break you. Guy. She dies. I felt really bad about Apollo by the way who say that. And I was twenty seven Swedish kid knows a big fan of the rocky franchise the script like what I have to kill this guy. Right. He's the all time favorite characters and always feel bad this time, he's not a vicious fighting. But a father what do you want the audience, especially guys to get from that dynamic, father and son in this in this movie? I think the big thing about this film's about redemption and forgiveness. You know, about, you know, relationships before the sons, and the fact that you don't have to go on hitting each other forever. Making a comeback of own incre- to Brigitte. Nielsen professional not a Killa start alongside lumbering in rocky four remaining in boxer and acting newcomer floria Muntianu plays their son. I was the new guy on set. And I would never ask flank, you know, to to go training to rehearsals and stuff, but he initiated that he wanted to create this Fata sunk which helped me a lot. I think you can see don't scream six four almost two hundred fifty pounds Muntianu is a formidable opponent. Once you start. It's like in my head. It was real lack. I am Drago. He's creed. I want to literally destroy this guy. You know? So you kind of forget at some points that it's not a real boxing match for a real fighter. You know us gaining that trust with one another learning the choreography, it's like a violent dance big ask dance partner, so big dance partner and we step on each other's toes from time to time he hit each other quite quite a bunch. Oh, those months in the gym paid off PECS. Get bigger is the franchise goes on. Pecs back to more of a bad guy. Pecs? Impressive still. I'm like, I'm a sucker. Just when they move independent like the moves. Yeah. I love that. Tap dancer, entertainer outside the ring George characters also mature to gets engaged and becomes a father. We want to give honest family, which is the thing that he's been longing for a long time and all the obstacles in the struggles that comes along with that Bianca, our our our couple insofar as a couple of really want to see each other flourish and succeed, and I think we are that way as as friends to each other. And so that's you know, really wouldn't be good. Anybody will hand with his two right way. I need. I'll be. Better as you're playing a father now, but you're someone who has a relationship with his own dad that helped this certain moments from own life father that I would substitute. You know that oh this is something that Don would do. But creed released rehears ago was an unexpected him made for thirty five million dollars egregious more than a hundred seventy million worldwide and earned an astronaut well, versed alone. Maybe did exactly what he wanted. Whether it be. Talk with you create. You is on track to do just as well. The box office grossing over fifty five million thanksgiving weekend director Steve capable took over the franchise from Ryan Kubat. There was lots about the first creed. This talion story now toll with a black man leading role black director. Let's talk about the race element this time. Yes. SAU this progression. Regression in the movement. Man. You know, people are listening people are watching their accepting this, and I think our movie on our storytelling also Varsovie computer, many capable joins a growing list of black directors and actors for making movies with mass appeal lifeblood path with the cable global phenomena. Repel Jordan to superstar. How did that change your life? I mean on all levels took things two different level impact on community and generations to come. We can't really calculate right now. But what you can bet on more from Jordan Thomas in the fighters from Cree. So creek during the word hope, so. I would hope creed three four five, you know, as long as we can keep things fresh and as long as the fans are still happy as long as I can get this. I can afford and come back. No. Something that you know, we have opportunity to on and make something new version one up. And finally tonight there may not be life on Mars. But now there is a camera. Here's ABC's Clayton. Send out. Catch down confirmed. Tonight a touchdown worthy of an interplanetary Super Bowl. Moments later, this image from Nasice insight mission proving it stuck the first Mars landing in six years. Insight survive, the seven minutes of terror and autopilot plunge from space to ground twelve thousand miles per hour to full stop and every step flawless. You made it through that seven minutes of terror. Yeah. I still have a few fingernails left, but they're mostly gone now inside begins a two year mission for the first time peering inside the red planet, and they'll do that. Using these sensors that the team hopes will unlock some ancient mysteries about how our solar system was formed Clayton. Sandell ABC news at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. It was over Wimpy. Who said the biggest venture you can take is to live the life of your dreams. That's nightline. And remember you can always catch. Our full episode Hulu, thanks for the company America. Goodnight. We are really strong women people need to hear what women have to say. And that's us. That's what makes the show so good ABC's view now available as a podcast with Berg, Abby Huntsman, joy, ehar son house and Megan McCain who's anybody who wants to make it to the next level in CASA come on the show. 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Stabbings, Shootings, and the Sabbath
"It's Monday December thirtieth and houses of worship. Seem less safe as because they are. We start here in a span of barely. Twelve hours to American congregations witnessed savage acts of violence. It is an American cancer. Two very different crimes here while cops get the same warning mink. Faith communities are increasingly in the crosshairs. Meanwhile everyone's getting ready for a presidential trial. Even the former vice president Iran obey any subpoena that into Asia was sent to me. There could be a hitch in when this all plays out North Korea threatened fire and fury the US just unleashed some. This is really I think the. US likes to call a proportional response. These missiles were aimed at Balk and Syria but they were targeting someone else from ABC News. This is start here. I'm Brad Milkey. Good Morning Hope. You had a good weekend. Perhaps you had an extended holiday. Perhaps you didn't either way. Welcome back. Let's get into it and let's get started with the story that continues to reverberate out of New York. It started at ten pm it on Saturday. Night the seventy nine Hannukah in the home of a local rabbi. WHO's having people over to bite? The minora sitting just finished a candlelight ceremony. That's that's when another person barged in with a machete took out his knife. Schwartz from Holden started hitting people back and forth suspect stabbing and wounding several people before taking off in a vehicle. The script when it came out ahead is to me. Hey You I'll get you the extra scary thing. Officials say it was just how an isolated this sort of incident seems was to be. I wish I could say that. This was an isolated situation. Unfortunately it's not we've had thirteen acts of anti-semitism since December very in New York state straight to ABC's chief investigative reporter. Josh Margolin in Josh. What was this do? We know it was a terror attack a hate crime. Like what do we know about what happened this weekend while Brad first of all just before ten pm Saturday night in a leafy suburb just north of New York City in Rockland. County New York. You know there's Religious and Ultra Orthodox enclave in that area in the area called Muncie and rabbi. WHO's fairly well known in the New York area? He has his little synagogue next door to his home. He's in his home with his family. Couple of dozen followers and friends and family members they're going to light the Hanukkah candles have a bit of a Hanukkah Party as the holiday is ending. I walk in the door. I ask who is coming in and in bars somebody with a machete who started attacking. The suspect took out a large knife from a case and then began swinging it a stabbing people. People people started throwing objects tried to stop that attack of the suspect and tried to go into a synagogue. Next door of the doors were locked. He gets in there he attacks we. We know that there are five people who are injured. Fortunately no-one died estimate. Come out to the leading so so just come up and going to the table. He's old week. Man To were immediately rushed out. In critical condition. Three others retreated among the injured was the son of the rabbi. The suspect backed he winds up in New York City and he gets pulled over the NYPD. Later apprehending Thomas in Harlem and say he was covered in blood back in the area. Of Muncie police are trying to figure out. Was this an isolated incident. That's the first thing. Is it part of a broader thing. You need to secure the area. Are there going the other attacks quickly. They determined that whatever this was it was by itself it was alone. It is mass violence and I consider this an act of domestic terrorism. Then in the early hours of the next morning governor Cuomo visits the neighborhood up there and he says very very clearly when when he's asked by our. Our correspondent is an American cancer that is spreading in the body politic. anti-semitism is an American American cancer and leaders. He included himself in this but leaders need to get together and deal with it but it is exploding exploding. In what way Josh Well We. He had a shootout in Jersey City. Just a couple of weeks hours long barrage of gunfire in Jersey City Kosher supermarket that was targeting. A Jewish grocery store and the Mayor Jersey City has said that he believed from the investigation that the actual ultimate target was the Jewish day school. That was next door to the grocery store. Governor Cuomo talked about on Sunday morning at a press conference thirteen antisemitic attacks just in the recent weeks surrounding the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. which this year coincides? Yeah you're not saying over twenty thousand. You're saying thirteen in the last few weeks. L. Governor Cuomo talked about when he says thirteen incidents. This is not necessarily fatal. These are not necessarily you no gun shots or machete attacks but these are things that that interfere with the quality of life with people security. There's some sort of an exchange there and you see the suspect punch the victim in the face and then take off its rabbis or older folks on the street at night getting costed by people. boozy night's attack caught on camera a man walking down the sidewalk when he's chased by a group of guys and punch in the back of the head just three blocks away on the same day. Another man's John's chased by a group of people making antisemitic. Slurs the through a drink atom. It's people that are unable to go about their lives. Swastikas painted on places. Its buildings that are vandalized allies. It's threats it's people trying to gain. Entry is the rest of the man accused of setting three separate fires to achieve a university dorm while students were sleeping inside if you crunch crunch the numbers and found antisemitic hate crimes increased by fifty three percent so far this year that's compared to the same period last year. We know the statistics say this is worse. Now this is not an imaginary kind of thing and Brad the the situation really is is just that much. More delicate delicate and dangerous in places like New York New Jersey parts of California other parts of the country where you have a community like the ultra-orthodox Jewish community that's just so visible circumstances in these attacks are quite similar where the victim police say walks down the sidewalk and is approached by one person or a group route book people. Look they dress in certain traditional clothing they send their children to specific schools. They walked to synagogue on the Sabbath breath on Saturdays. It's impossible for these people to hide him. What ends up happening is that they become targets for just simply living their lives and being visible? Look Brad it's not just New York New Jersey thing. It's not just a Jewish thing just a few years ago. We had attacks against the sick community. I was at an F. B. I.. Event that with D H S and FBI people earlier this year and these are law enforcement leaders who know this subject matter and the only message they had for this gathering of faith leaders from all different religions in this country. The only message was it seems to be happening more. It is is going to continue happening more. You need to secure your facilities. We do not know how to get this under control officials officials in Rockland county even saying that they might start tracking license plates of people going in and out of that community to get a sense of whether there is potential threats in the meantime this threat on this weekend and neutralize Josh. More thanks so much thank you And so as local leaders are being told hey attacks are on the rise. Protect your flock you've had had more congregations of various face. Invest in armed security guards will yesterday at another house of worship this time in a town called White Settlement Texas Christian service was interrupted by a man with a gun. This time there were desk. There were other people with weapons here and it all played out live for the world to see it's go now up to Texas. ABC's Jim Ryan is on the scene in white settlements just outside Dallas and Jim. This just happened to be playing out live on Youtube. Well yeah this. This church like so many across the country now streams it services online so that people who can't make it to service that day can watch. They can log onto their computers and see what's happening. Unfortunately about an hour and a half into yesterday service here at West Freeway Church of Christ they saw on van stand up on the left side off to the side of where the pulpit is a reach into his coat. pull out a shotgun and start shooting. The Dan shots sparking panic in the pews worshippers seem ducking for cover. One man covering his wife with his own own body he got off two shots. There was a third shot at third shot though came from one of the petitioners. This church had its own security team. They were well trained well trained. This is a volunteer security force of parishioners who are licensed and trained to carry concealed shield handguns and in this case they used the Brat will what stuck out to me. Jim was you had this armed security personnel. This volunteer a few but also a ton of people in the congregation seem to have guns. Well yes less at four months ago on September first a new state law way to effect. This was in an absolute response response to what happened at Sutherland Springs. Texas remember a couple of years ago twenty. Six people were killed in that Short. The mass gunmen opening fire outside the church during a morning worship session witnesses living nearby say he unloaded at least three clips before making his way inside after that the legislature got together decided that it would be okay. In fact advisable for Church members to carry handguns in Church and Danny House of worship and that law remove all the fees that private institutions charge are charged when when they formed their own security for us so just four months ago the law went into effect the citizens who are inside that church undoubtedly saved two hundred and forty two other your personal and yesterday the law was actually put to the test here in white settlement Texas will and so what we're sort of the takeaways you got from law enforcement was was this motivated by religion ideology anything. Well they're still looking for precisely what the motive might have been but it doesn't seem to be going in that direction which it seems as though this this this person was shooting specifically unclearly at one person and wasn't just shooting randomly. Yes we saw in Sutherland Springs. And as we've seen so many of these things this appears to have been targeted although they are still looking for the motive anything is still on the table Brat. We like to say we're replace you and your family can call home. Today are homeless invaded. By said thing. Is it happens all the time. As far as I'm concerned it was really disseminate. See on the slide stream where everyone ducks in a lot of people poke their heads up with with guns and hand. Meanwhile that knife attack in New York everyone survived here in Texas to congregants dead as well as the shooter Jim Ryan in White Settlement Texas. Thank you thanks Brad. Next time on start start here. Joe Biden said he would not testify in an impeachment trial. So what just made him changes to the last time. We talked about impeachment. The state of play was yes. The president has been impeached by the House of Representatives. But the articles of impeachment the actual written down things had actually been sent to the Senate without those written articles. You can't start a trial. which was kind of Nancy? Pelosi's idea losy says until Democrats no kind of trial. The Senate will conduct. The House could not choose. Choose impeachment managers. Well here we are about to start the new year and nothing has changed at least not on that front. That uncertainty has infuriated president trump. Who spent the holidays? Criticizing Nancy Pelosi for delaying trial. He believes would exonerate him but in other corners of the political world. Lots of machinery has been churning for when that trial does start. Let's head to one of those spots now. ABC's Rachel Scott is at mar-a-lago the president's Club were president. Trump has been spending the holidays and Rachel. The plan was always as you know like impeachment in December trial January right. Is that timeline seriously in jeopardy at this point. Yeah there's a big question mark on win. This trial L.. is going to start Brad primarily because as you mentioned the articles of impeachment have not been handed over to the Senate and that is a necessary step before this trial can even even begin. Lawmakers are now on a holiday recess. They are not back until after the beginning of the year and McConnell has basically said enjoy the holidays everybody whether the House Democrats ever want to work up the courage to actually take their accusations to trial. I can't do anything until house speaker. Nancy Pelosi locie. Send those articles of impeachment over so things are at a standstill right now. The Senate should hear testimony under oath from four key. Witnesses Democrats will. Witnesses is a testify at this trial. They want to hear the president's top aides and they want documents turned over so house speaker. Nancy Pelosi is not budging. She is standing firm. She says she will not not take that next. Step sending the articles of impeachment over until the Senate Republicans reveal how the structure of the trial is going to play out here and Republicans are making no guarantees in tease out the job of the Senate to make the case that the house should have made in their impeachment claws many key Republicans have said they do not want witnesses at the trial. They wanted to be short. They wanted to be quick quick. They want it to be over but they're also saying listen. You're handing US something that we don't really want to take your time if you're not going to hand over these articles of impeachment then keep it because we're really don't want to do with this trial anyway. We'll end when we talk about witnesses. Rachel me and one of the key questions has been you know. Not just the witnesses that Democrats want to hear from Mick Mulvaney who holds the purse strings to Ukrainian aid need not just John Bolton who allegedly call this all a drug deal but Republicans say they want to hear from Vice President Biden whose name was really involved at the beginnings of this whole thing. So could that happened. Could the vice president testify. Yeah and president trump has said it to. He has insisted that he wants to hear from both Jo. Anne Hunter Biden former vice president. Joe Biden has been a little bit all all over the map on this issue. You stand by your earlier statements that you wouldn't comply if you're subpoenaed to testify impeachment. Trial percent awesome correct. And the reason I wouldn't I he said that he would not comply with a congressional subpoena from Republicans if it was issued and then he stood by it. This this is all about a diversion. And we play his game all the time his whole career and then after getting some heat and getting some more questions about it he decided to issue a clarification clarification so then he came back and said I will cooperate with legitimate congressional oversight requests that prompted even more questions. People are asking. Okay well are you the in or out here. And so finally after twenty four hours the former vice president says listen. Bottom line on any subpoena. That was it was sent to me. I will obey any subpoenas issue to me but he insisted that the focus should be on president. Trump's conduct not his and he says all of this would just be a distraction. Distraction for him if there's a witness requests by Anybody I'm going to say no I want this and quickly now Biden. Hiden may have been thinking. There is a very low probability to him actually being called as a witness. If they're resisting the idea of top aides testifying in the Senate impeachment trial of folks folks like Lindsey Graham or not even committing to having witnesses at all there is a very low probability that someone like Joe Biden would even be at a trial when Republicans have made it clear. They want us to be quick. They want it to be fast and many of them say they want it to be without witnesses. Yeah perhaps realizing the optics then went to work in the Republicans favor so they won't call them at all and and the president was tweeting about about this. Throughout the weekend and one draw dropping moment one of his re tweets actually contained the name of the alleged whistle blower who began all these proceedings whose identity is protected under federal federal law and ABC's not been reporting that name we will not repeat it here. The tweets been taken down but critics of the president continued to say that initial tweet will discourage future whistleblowers from coming forward. Rachel Scott from the Winter White House in West Palm Beach Florida. Thank you thanks Brad. Going into last week we all thought the big military Tory story to keep an eye on North Korea the United States is on high alert for provocation from Kim Jong Hoon North Korea initially threatened a quote Christmas this gift for the United States. That may now be a New Year's surprise but Christmas came and went without any significant gifts from North Korea raptor otherwise well then. Yesterday we heard the American military had launched actual bombs into Iraq and Syria. ABC's Elizabeth Laughlin covers the Pentagon and Elizabeth. Whenever we've talked talked about strikes like this in the past? It's been all about Isis. What was that the case here? Yeah this was actually a different target. This was an iranian-backed group called Qatar. Hi Hasbollah They are believed to have strong links to Iran's COOTS force and they've actually been around in Iraq for for decades now. So what has happened really the over the last couple of months has there been a string of attacks by iranian-backed groups the US says against Iraqi military bases where there are us us and coalition troops. Now like you said. Those troops are there to support the Iraqi military into fight Isis. But they're getting attacked by what the US says says is this Iranian backed group. We have told the Islamic Republic of Iran that using a proxy force to attack in American interest will not prevent us from responding against against the prime actor and secretary of State. Mike pompeo warned earlier this month. If these attacks continued in Iran continued to be behind them that the US would be forced to respond so what happened last week. On Friday was there was an attack at K.. One which is an Iraqi military base outside of Kerr Cook in the north north of the country and it actually killed a US civilian contractor vacuous. We reported earlier today. The Department defense took offensive actions in in defense of our personnel and interest in Iraq. And we were all wondering would there be your response. As Secretary Pond Pale had warned. And that's what happened over the weekend. Also I mean it sounds like the. US pretty sure that these groups are very much backed by Iran. But if they I mean. Is that a big deal Elizabeth. I know there are iranian-backed groups. In places like Yemen and Syria. I mean how powerful are they in a place like Iraq yet rather. It's been a long history of Iranian involvement with these types of militia groups in Iraq Tab Hezbollah has been around like I said for decades and they actually were one of the groups that were planting those roadside bombs. Those ideas that were killing a lot of western lesson coalition forces early in the Iraq war. But really the tension here with Iran has been building for some time now dating back to the summer. You had the the attacks on the ships in the Persian Gulf. Smoke billowed hundreds of feet high from one of the crippled oil tankers and explosion at see the attack on the Saudi oil facility one by one drones flying into the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil kingdom and so this is really I think what the. US likes to call a proportional response today What we did was take a decisive response? That makes clear what president trump has said for months and months and months. which is that? We will not stand for the Islamic Republican run to take actions that put American men and women can jeopardy the attacks that happened over the weekend. Were five what they call defensive strikes they targeted a weapons storage facilities command and control locations To send a warning that if you continue to attack these military bases and you continue to threaten U. S. and coalition interests that the United States will respond of course Iran saying that the US is violated Iraqi sovereignty. Yes when attack on forces believed to be sponsored by Iran on rather than Iran itself a big distinction but still questions about how high up the leadership in Iran is directing these groups as they attack American soldiers Elizabeth mcglaughlin covering the Pentagon. Thank you. Thanks man and we'll last thing. It is a dire moment for a lot of ecosystems around the world right now. Koalas already becoming an endangered species. But now while FIS off threatening to wipe them out altogether whether natural disasters or climate change or land development scientists scientists say thousands of species are at risk of extinction. You knew that but in two thousand nineteen several species actually came back on the radar animals that scientists thought we're long gone take the Fernandina giant tortoise named for the island in the Galapagos where it lives it's been listed as critically endangered but even that was kind of optimistic. It hasn't been spotted in a hundred and twelve years. Will this past February. An adult female was found. She's estimated to be more than one hundred years old. The Story Night Harlequin toad was thought ought to either be extinct or at best on. Its way out well. This past April scientists in Columbia found not just one but thirty making little colony for themselves in the mountains. Don't lease rediscoveries have ramped up as monitoring equipment improves as funding gets higher. In fact some of it moves too quickly for conservation groups. The Tasmanian tiger is still listed extinct on websites despite a spate of photographs. This last year the creepiest one we heard about was the silverback Chevrotain in Vietnam literally looks like a rabbit head and then like a d your body until the size of a little dog. I am glad you're around though buddy start here tomorrow. It'll the last part of the decade. Hit subscribe if you haven't already as always more all these stories at ABC News Dot Com or the ABC News App. Brad milkey tomorrow
The Art of the Last-Minute Deal
"It's Monday June tenth. Is it really hard ball? If the hardest pitches were thrown months ago, we start here. President Trump says crisis averted with Mexico, but part of this deal were being hammered out in March secret meeting, where they talked about deploying the national guard with the weekends twists and turns mean for the border, and our economy, going forward, everyone's waiting to see twenty candidate's debate. But we son nineteen last night. In fact, I got a lot of plan. So let me just mention a few our team caught up with him at you might be surprised by who they're trying to catch up with in the polls. You don't see protests in China. Beijing is not going to want to Chinese population to see these pictures. What just drove a million people into the streets from ABC news? This is start here. I'm Brad milkey? Brought to you by deed used by over three million businesses for hiring, where business owners and HR professionals can post job openings with screener questions, then soared review and communicate with candidates from an online dashboard. Learn more at indeed dot com slash start here. This was supposed to be the day. This was supposed to be the terror of kicked it on Mexico, but day, the US drew this really hard line on immigration. And the, the stock market took a dive for a week. President Trump had been threatening via tweet to impose a five percents tax on everything we import from Mexico, if they did not take steps to curb the flow of migrants in the US. No one knew exactly what those steps were. It's difficult to evaluate what the position of device persons or two sectors states about, but on Friday just a few hours after he touched down back on home soil. President Trump tweeted there aren't going to be any tariffs. He tweeted a deal has been reached to suspend the tariffs indefinitely, saying that Mexico is taking, quote, strong measures to stop the flow of migrants through Mexico to the US southern border that was all Friday. But it was over the weekend that the story really took off, as reports surface, a lot of this drama had been ironed out months ago, ABC's White House. Correspondent Tara Palmeri is in the west wing right now. And Tara, wait. So what is the? Final deal, like what had Mexico actually do to avoid these tariffs next to agree to send six thousand of its national guardsmen to their border with quantum? All it southern border to try to stop the flow of migrants, Mexico. We take on precedent steps to increase enforcement to curb it regular migration. They also agreed to expand the migrant protection protocol, which essentially requires that migrants. Stay in Mexico wall. They apply for Silom in the US those crossing the US out and border to seek asylum. We'd be rapidly returned to Mexico were day may await their to the of their asylum claims they all said, they'll crackdown on human trafficking in the actual written agreement. There was talk of investing more into Central America to try to stop the root causes of this mass migration, set up these caravans in many cases, they put their worst people in the caravan as we know just months ago. President Trump and now that he was freezing all aids three countries ended payments to Guatemala, Honduras, Adele, Salvador or no money goes there anymore. So I asked the administration does this mean that those funds are now unfrozen. Are we investing even war into these countries because there isn't a dollar figure in the agreement and I wasn't able to get any answers? And so a lot of that those sounds straightforward, as far as what Mexico's commitments, are, what was the issue, then, like, what was the controversy over the next few days over the next few days. There was a report in the New York Times that said that cure Ston Nielsen. The former homeland security secretary had a meeting with one of the Mexican officials in Miami, a secret meeting where they talked about deploying the national guard, you know, this report and the in the New York Times suggests that this is something that they've already agreed on. And in fact, the Mexican embassador to the US said that they had already started in the past few weeks to get these guards ready, but not at the levels that they agreed to and then in December. At a hearing on homeland security. Nielsen also announced that Mexico had agreed to the migra protection protocols individuals arriving in or entering the United States from Mexico illegally, or without proper documentation may be returned to Mexico. Nielsen announces during her testimony that they had agreed to this. And that is what President Trump is now touting as a win. So sounds like a lot of these things were agreed to principal. It was just the numbers that got cemented, finally negotiations on the other thing terror the caught my eye was President Trump tweeted Mexico's going to buy more agricultural products. So I mean it was this all about immigration or not. Well, it appears from his tweets that he was trying to sweeten the deal that a senior White House, official told me that during negotiations and Mexicans agreed to buy more agricultural products. But it would never made it into the written part of the agreement. They already are the second largest importer of US, or cultural products at this point, but neither of the White House or Mexico would comment on this claim. Of a new agricultural trade deal. As part of this. We have this ridiculous catch and release program, where you catch him. And then you're supposed to release them and you release them into our country. One thing that the president didn't get that he did want was the safe third countries agreement, and this would mean migrants would have to apply for asylum in the first country. They stepped foot in. So if you're coming, north from Honduras than you would have to stop and apply for asylum in Guatemala. Exactly. And if they're in Tamala that they have to apply for asylum in Mexico. So that's what's not being enacted. Then another thing you know, the White House must be keeping its ion is this weaker than usual jobs report on Friday, along with a spate of business leaders, saying, we can't just threaten tariffs whenever we disagree with another country. It's too tough on the economy. Tara Palmeri at the White House? Thanks for catching us up. Thanks. So that's the current president. But as we know there are about two dozen people right now, campaigning to be the next president. We still not seen Democrats debate each other yet, that is happening at the end of this month. But yesterday one at a time, we have a lot of lot of presidential candidates here this afternoon. The vast majority of these Democrats all stepped onto the same stage. Democrats this was the largest single event in the democratic race so far. But because there were nineteen Democrats speaking, the each only got five minutes to speak. We are going to wrap it up for you even faster than that ABC. Stephanie, Ramos, and ABC's, Adam Kelsey are on the road in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. You guys got five minutes starting now. Stephanie, what do you say? When someone tells you that like, how do these candidates differentiate themselves in that format? Well, a lot of the candidates like Senator Kirsten gillibrand, for instance she wanted to focus on issues that she believes it. I was the first presidential candidate to pledge that I will only nominate justices and judges who see Roe v. Wait as a precedent, and then he claims to be the best president, we've seen in a generation. Well, I'd say, left, call Barack Obama because that's identity fraud. Senator Kamala Harris, for instance. She says she was happy to be back in Iowa. So nineteen out of the twenty three democratic presidential contenders. Speaking at this democratic party's hall. Hall of fame celebration. They gave these rapid fire speeches in front of about fourteen hundred guests basically pitching themselves and show, Adam, you basically been on one long Isla road trip the last several days and weeks. And how important was this weekend? How important is this moment? I think it was really important because voters are getting a chance to make those direct comparisons. And what we're seeing from our vantage point is that some of these candidates are obviously a little bit more polished than others. They have their stump speeches down. Create a nation, where all people, regardless of their income have health care, and if somebody like Senator Bernie Sanders, who's basically been running for president since two thousand sixteen. He gets up there, and he knows exactly how to whip this Iowa crowd into a frenzy somebody else like, Elizabeth Warren. Who's now a national name at the forefront of the progressive movement. How about a wealth tax on the top one tenth of one percent. And I think that college that I'm talking about is reflecting itself in some of the. Most recent polls, where Warren and Sanders, and of course, former vice president, Joe Biden, at the very top, let me ask you, then about Elizabeth Warren, because this poll from the Des Moines Register CNN basically said Joe Biden twenty four percent. Bernie Sanders sixteen percent like we've seen that before. But then Elizabeth Warren fifteen percent, right there with Biden and Pete Buddha. Judge guy. Nobody knew his name a year ago. He's at fourteen percent. So are these two candidates worn and judge cemented themselves up there on the top tier while they're definitely getting some momentum right now? Brad with Elizabeth Warren were basically seeing her hard work off. She's been in the race for quite some time. It was kind of slow built for her slowly creeping into the polls, they're ready for change. And I got a plan for that. Now, we're seeing that she's consistently putting out policy after policy an idea for how she's going to tap a one issue. In fact, I got a lot of plan. So let me just mention a few. Buddha says no one really knew who he was initially. But now he is on this elevator going up. And yes here in Iowa where you turn heads around the nation. Ten years ago. We know that you're not free. If some county clerk gets to tell you, who you ought to marry based on their idea of their religion. Name recognition here in Cedar Rapids. He really got the rock star treatment, and I spoke with mayor Pete Buddha, judge. And he said, the poll numbers were very encouraging. But again, it is very early. He tells us that they have a lot of ground game to work on organization, but they are very hopeful to see how many people have been activated by his message. We'll talk about polling it translates into votes at the ballot box sometime. And as you keep pointing out, not only is it two hundred days to the caucus, but in Iowa, you don't even really have a ballot box. Yeah. It's a little bit complicated. And if, if our listeners don't live in caucus states, let me just quickly run through how it works y'all go into a room and then you're allowed to advocate on behalf of your candidate. Your, your first choice to the rest of the room and then they can come join you the undecided voters they can come join you in your corner of the room they can change their minds. They can walk to literally stand there with you. Yeah. They physically join you an corner of a room and, and at the end of the night, once everybody's decided, that's when they start tallying things up. So, for now it's not so much about who's leading the polls, but who's being considered amongst the candidates. So somebody like Senator Cory Booker didn't look so great net CNN, Des Moines. Register poll but he had a huge number of respondents said that they were actively considering him same goes for Beddoe, or work, and Amy klobuchar kind of that third tier level of candidate. They might not be anybody's. First or second choice at this point, but there are a lot of voters caucus-goers I should say out here in Iowa who say that they're willing to consider those candidates. And that was a victory in itself for Lisbeth worn. In that poll got a lot of first place votes. Also, a lot of second place votes as well. Which is so important in that format. Adam, Stephanie in Cedar, Rapids, Iowa, your time is up. Thanks a lot guys. Thanks. 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I mean, Hong Kong, whatever, I don't think I've seen a million people protest anything anywhere in China lately. This was one out of seven people in Hong Kong on the streets. What sparked this broad the scenes in Hong Kong of the weekend was stunning? Through these huge aerial photos, and they would just flooded with people. Covering six lane highways, as far as the I can see. It was a mass demonstration the people home goal one to protect, I'll freedom our freedom of speech. Now. What took all these guys out to the streets was this new Bill. That is highly controversial. It is an extradition Bill that is currently being pushed through parliament, this Bill would allow China to extradite suspects from Hong Kong as well as Taiwan and Macau and China US all sorts of way, so exercise so, so potato ship and Hong Kong. Now, critics say that the Chinese going to abuse, this Bill in order to target political and religious dissidents to the people, they treat us enemy and to bring them back onto the mainland, whether they would be subjected to that Julius judicial system in mainland China. Erin Hong Kong where it is. Now, Tuesday morning, six and a half million people are just waking up in a Chinese city. The British has gone on the homeys reason they'd be worried, right? Is when Hong Kong got handed back from Britain to China, China promised, you know, they'll be part of our country, but we'll get them a separate government. So people have been saying a lot of things about Beijing. You would not get away with on the mainland. So if that goes away, Julie, I get it's bad news for these people. What would it mean for China? If these protesters went out that's a bad look. Right. Well, you can be pretty clear that those images oversee of people with placards saying things like China, hands off a home nineteen Eighty-four is happening in Hong Kong. None of those pages going to be shown back on mainland. China Beijing is not going to want the Chinese population to see these pictures of civil disobedience and people demanding democracy. And for them to get any ideas of their own a lot of nervousness around the world about China right now. There were already fears about tariffs. We don't know if they'll go away easily as Mexico's. Hong Kong is this financial hub in just this week in a skirmish between American and Russian boats. Those Russian seemed to be on China side. This Bill progresses on Wednesday. Julia, we'll see what happens. Thanks so much. Thanks. Brad. This weekend insensitive Simmons across America LGBTQ communities held pride parades. Some of the biggest were in Los Angeles, New Orleans in Washington DC air to support, you know, gay rights, but suddenly in DC, people were screaming and running. Just all the sudden you heard these three or four very, very loud pops. And I mean loud turned out to be false alarm AMAN was spotted with a fake gun but here the two trends that have been on a lot of people's minds lately. One is even as violent crime has declined nationwide. We've seen the steady increase in mass shootings and two again despite this drop-off in violent crime, hate crime, specifically have risen sharply in two thousand sixteen twenty seventeen and again in twenty eighteen on Saturday, we saw several injuries in DC, not because of gunshots, but because of the people who thought they might be next recently ABC's chief Justice correspondent, Pierre Thomas had a chance to talk to people who've seen hate of close people from three different houses of worship ultra forever by mass shootings. He's with us now in peer you actually got these people in the same room together. Right. Right. They were in Washington to work with district of Columbia homeland security, and police officials to talk. About lessons learned also to meet with members of the faith community and share what they'd been through. We talked to the current pastor of the AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. Nine church. Members died right before God another wounded, I do believe this was a hate crime. We also talk with the senior leader with the tree of life, synagogue in Pittsburgh baby naming ceremony about to get underway. Now a gunman had entered the house of worship and then the horrific attack in Sutherland springs, Texas, the gunman walked in during Sunday services and opened fire on the congregation twenty-seven death, including the pastor's fourteen year old daughter, the aftermath hurt almost as much as what the shooter did in our church. They were remarkably candid how this one he'll house one forgive. You really can't. It's not until you choose to let the let the love of God within you. You to manifest through you. It wasn't a situation where the described falling on her knees praying getting up and suddenly feeling better so K to tell everyone, you're not okay. And it's okay to ask for help. It's been a process, their faith has brought them through it. But it's still a process that's ongoing. So then what do you do? Is there a common thread that they think the response should be what, what struck me about this is that we have to trends, sort of corresponding number one as you said? Mass shootings are now chronic houses of worship have been the targets. So we're seeing houses of worship do things that they probably never would have thought of years ago. Well, of course, I things that we, we did was supported Bank of cameras. Cured cameras are the doors were locked. You can only access to church if their security there, or if you have an appointment he'll searches armed security, any type of special event, we have uniform police officers there. If. People come in the we don't recognize the bags or or search we barriers some of these facilities. That's what each one of these houses of worship did they're saying to their fellow religious leaders around the country. If you had not been thinking about security, you should be oh, so that's interesting. Then if the FBI saying, yeah, there were more mass shootings, but specifically churches are becoming more of a target than they ever have been. But I mean even with these measures even with these people's advocacy peer. How do you get through this just as a person who's part of these communities that are rocked forever? One of the people that we talked to is Sherry Palmer would and she is the wife of the pastor of the southern springs, First Baptist Church and she lost a daughter. Sorry. That said it had had a collared teller. Hello by phone that Bill was gone, just recently beginning to say, I'm okay, while there, she wouldn't get out bed wouldn't eat. When she talked about being inspired by others in the congregation now here's a woman who lost her own daughter. The pointed out there was another woman in the congregation who lost a eighteen month old toddler. The fact that that woman still comes to church. And the fact that, that woman, still worships and is trying to move forward. She said, how could she not attempt to move forward actually covered that shooting in Sutherland springs, and there was this other family that lost members of three generations, including an unborn child, which I it's so easy to imagine having your faith shaken by that these people, you spoke to saying, that's what kept them going just powerful reporting peer. Thanks a lot. Okay. Thank you. And one last thing that Tony awards can seem a little old sometimes. My show, we when James corden hosted last night, the whole theme of the night was you can't use your phone in a theater, you can't do feeder for the Graham. That's what makes it great. But last night, something happened at the Tonys that hadn't happened in the previous seventy two years. Volunteer. The. But Wenham with the filler. I forget. Allie, stroke of a long, thirty one year old who belts high notes in Oklahoma, one, best featured actress in a musical will make alley different from every actress before her if she can't walk. You might see actors in wheelchairs for roles, but stroke, her who was paralyzed at two became the first actor who actually uses a wheelchair today view on Broadway, a few years ago in this gritty revival of the normally campy Oklahoma. She became the first to be nominated for a Tony remember actor sale the time, how hard it is sing when you're sitting down said of standing a lot of buildings in New York have a hard time getting disabled people through their doors last night in a yellow gown and the Tony award goes to. Eilly straw. Entered stage left. It became the first actor in a wheelchair to accept a Tony war. And as she raised it above her head, you could tell for her the stakes of the speech were higher than any live performance in her life. This award is for every kid, who is watching tonight, who has a disability who has a limitation, or challenge who has been waiting to see themselves represented in this arena. You are. Doing that speech among took this video and posted it on Twitter. She says that is her six year old son who uses a wheelchair and immediately, as he saw alley win said, that's me. Congratulate and thank you. Okay. Everyone. Get your Monday to go and get back in the groove. As always hit us up on Twitter at start here. ABC for more on all these stories had to ABC news dot com for the news app. I'm Brad milking Simone. Brought to you by indeed used by over three million businesses for hiring, where business owners and HR professionals can post job openings with screener questions, than sort review and communicate with candidates from an online dashboard. Learn more and indeed dot com slash start here.
1.3.20 Culture Friday and The Aeronauts
"The world and everything in it is made possible by listeners like us my name is rob. Norman I live in Hebron Kentucky. I'm a husband my wife Kathy. A father to my three grown children and a design engineer. I hope you enjoy today's program. Good Morning Today on Culture Friday. We'll talk about armed guards in church in the aftermath. The other attack on a house of worship and we'll talk about Hollywood's cultural edginess except when there's money to be made in less edgy international markets. Also today. Megan will have a review of the Arrow noughts twenty three thousand hundred famous. She's expanding. We should think assuming serving the aging process and a Christmas him to mark Epiphany. It's Friday January third this is the world and and everything in it from listener supported world. Radio I'm Megan Basham and on Nick Eicher. Good morning now. Here's Ken Covington with today's news the US air strike at Baghdad's international airport has killed. Iran's top military commander General Qassim Sulejmani was head of Iran's elite force. It was also the architect of Tehran's proxy wars in the Middle East. Iran carries out many attacks through proxy militia groups and the Pentagon says it was one such group that attacked the US embassy in Baghdad on New Year's eve and that came after a December twenty seventh rocket attack that killed one American. Those acts prompted defense secretary. Mark Esper- to make this declaration on Thursday. The game has changed and we're prepared to do what is necessary to defend. Our personnel are our interests at our partners in the region. The nighttime attack followed hours later. The Pentagon said it killed Sola Mani because does he was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and servicemembers in Iraq and throughout the region and had said Sola Mani approved the attacks on the US embassy embassy in Baghdad. The strike also killed multiple leaders of Iran backed militias in Iraq Iran. Foreign Minister Mohammad. Javad Zarif called the strike a a foolish escalation and an act of terrorism. He added quote the. US bears responsibility for all consequences. Former Obama Housing Secretary Hooghly on Castro is dropping out of the presidential race with only a month until the Iowa caucuses and given the circumstances of this campaign season. The five determined simply isn't Arturo Castro. Her dare video announcement on Thursday. The former San Antonio Mayor was the only Latino and on the twenty thousand field and his campaign had pushed the Democratic field on immigration charging that many of his rivals were to moderate on the issue but his message did not resonate nate with enough voters to climb from the back of the pack and he failed to qualify. For recent presidential debates. Castro had not yet released his end of year fundraising numbers but by October. He had raised less than eight million dollars. Total and contrast Bernie Sanders announced Thursday that he brought in thirty five million dollars and the previous three months alone alone. The trump administration on Thursday filled in the details of new bands on most flavored e cigarettes health and Human Services Secretary Alec like Cesar said the Federal Government will soon block sales of fruit candy meant and dessert flavors from small cartridge based e cigarettes that means all flavored bird cartridge based e cigarettes except for tobacco and menthol youth overwhelmingly prefer cartridge based e cigarette products and the two flavors that we are not prioritizing tobacco and menthol are much less likely to be used by kids. The flavor band will also entirely exempt large tank based vaping devices those are mainly sold vape shops that cater to adult smokers. The administration said the move will help to curb under-age vaping without gutting the multibillion dollar alert vaping industry and president trump suggested ahead of the announcement that the flavor bands might be temporary aid. Texas judge has ruled that a hospital title can remove and eleven month old girl from life support against her mother's wishes. Role Radio's Kristen. Flavin reports doctors at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth I'd say little Tinsley Lewis is in pain and there's nothing more they can do for her. After the hospital decided to remove the girl from life support her mother Trinity Lewis pleaded with the Texas fourth quarter of appeals to step in but on Thursday judge Sandy Bryan Marian cited with the hospital Tinsley was born prematurely in February with a rare heart the fact and and has never left the hospital. She stopped breathing in early. July doctors. Then sedated her and placed her on a ventilator. Her mother said that despite fight her sedation Tinsley smiles stares and squeezes her hand. Her Care Team does not think those actions are purposeful and says Tinsley is suffering. The hospital said it would wait seven days to do anything. Giving the girl's mother time to appeal reporting for world radio I'm Kristen. Flahavan Interpol issued a wanted notice Thursday. For former Nissan chairman. Carlos gone after he jumped bail Japan and fled to Lebanon. Gone was facing trial on financial misconduct. Charges and his escape has baffled in embarrassed. Authorities Lebanon Justice Minister. Albert Surono said Thursday that Lebanon quote will carry out its duties suggesting for the first time that authorities there may bring going in for questioning but he said the former auto execs did enter the country on a legal passport and he appeared to cast doubt on the possibility. Sibility that Lebanon would extradite him to Japan. Don Larsen the only man ever to pitch a perfect game in the world series has died Larson. Larsen was never an all-star was an unlikely hero in the nineteen fifty six fall. Classic for the Yankees Larson started game. Two against the crosstown rival Brooklyn dodgers dodgers but failed to make it through the second inning of that game and just assumed after that that he would not get another chance but on the morning of October eighth he found a baseball in his shoe. The signal for manager. Casey Stengel that he would start game five. I knew I'd be in the Vo Penn which all of us are going to be used somewhat fashioned. But I didn't think I had to start start again so I was very surprised when I start a fifth game. He pitched a perfect game meaning. No opposing hitters reached base. The Yanks went on to win the series in seven games and and Larsson was named World Series. MVP pitched a total of fourteen years in the big leagues for six different teams. Larson died esophageal cancer while in hospice hospice. Care in Idaho he was ninety years old cat. COVINGTON and straight ahead the debate over armed security thirty teams at places of worship plus a new movie about two Victorian era. Pioneers this is the world and everything in it it it. It is Friday January third twenty twenty glad to have you along for the world and everything in it. Good Morning. I'm Nick I'm here and and I'm Megan Basham and too familiar story. A gunman opened fire in a church. Last Sunday killing two parishoners something a little different about this case however was that thanks story recently passed Law West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement Texas had armed volunteer security on site seventy one year old. Deacon Jack Wilson owns a gun on range and trained other church members and firearm safety he was standing near the back of the sanctuary carrying a concealed weapon. He returned fire and in less than six seconds. Took took down the shooter. Here's regional director of Texas Public Safety. Jeff Williams praising the actions of Wilson and the rest of the security team the citizens who are inside that church undoubtedly saved two hundred and forty two other Persian. And here's West Freeways Pastor Brit farmer. We lost two great men today but it could have been a lot worse. Well this attack followed on the heels the night before of machete-wielding man breaking into a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi's House. In Muncie New York. He wounded five people. Will John. STONESTREET joins us now for Culture Friday. He's president end of the Colson Center for Christian worldview. John Good Morning Good Morning. I think it is accurate to say this is a sole sickening discussion to have to have have but it seems like one That we just can't avoid anymore. I mean a little more than a year ago. We saw eleven worshippers killed at tree of life. Synagogue in Pittsburgh Pittsburgh a couple of years prior to that twenty six people died at first Baptist church in Sutherland Springs Texas nine people at Mother Emmanuel Church. That was a manual Ame in Charleston in two thousand fifteen and yet there are a lot of mixed feelings among Christians about whether firearms have any place. Place in Church One of our listeners in particular road in a about this Fritz long ago is his name and let me quote a bit of what he had to say imagine. He said if early early Christians fearing persecution by the state had armed themselves. The stoning of Stephen might have been a brawl instead of powerful witness. The early church might have have become an armed revolution. Instead of a world changing spirit force the cross might have been emptied of its power. Now he goes on to say he doesn't blame Jack Wilson. Listen at all for neutralizing This possible massacre but he also worries about believers contributing to what he says is a national arms. I'm sorry what what do you say to that well. I appreciate the idea that the stoning of Stephen was a powerful witness. But I also think that the response we've seen in in many of these church shootings has has also been a very powerful witness including the actions of so many people in this congregation to protect so many others. Look I mean we're talking about the difference difference between you know defending one's self and defending the lives of dozens and dozens and dozens of others This was something that was stopped in a in a very short amount of time and still to individuals were were killed from a person person that according to all reports was suspicious from the very beginning and they were keeping an eye on I I mean they did not remove this guy from from the church which is something that they could have done. It did not disinvite him from sitting even though many of the congregants that they felt themselves to be uncomfortable and If you see in the video the I two individuals that were Shot were individuals that themselves were trying to reason with the guy. There's nothing here that diminishes the Church's witness at any level. It's unfortunately a reality that we're in. You know John Argument that Kinda gained a lot of traction on social media it was considerably less measured in Fritz's but because so many people sort of reacted to it. I'd like to ask you to engage with it. An Account called at Gospel Panacea. Yeah tweeted out unpopular opinion. Killing an armed intruder at church was the practical thing to do but if we are honest it was most certainly not the Christ like thing to do. The followers King Jesus are called to imitate him not to be necessarily pragmatic so that was that tweet. This person went on to say that even though Jim Elliot and his fellow missionaries were armed they chose to die rather than return fire on the Ecuadorians. Who killed them? So what's your response to that. Well my response is. I'm not sure that there's M- mm anything. Quite as Jesus like as laying down one's life for their friends which is what these two initial individuals who lost their lives did and what the security guard put with his own life at risk. Doing which is exactly what Jesus would do again. This wasn't self defense. This wasn't the security guard protecting himself. He was in the back of the room. He would have been safe Ten fifteen other people would have been killed before him So for him to engage and to do it with such skill and such excellence. Excellence I think is pretty impressive and putting his own life at risk seems pretty. Christ like to me I get pretty wearied of this Jesus was Nice reductionism that comes from you know the peanut gallery on twitter after someone finds themselves in a situation -Tuation like this and shows great heroism self sacrifice and skill If any of those three ingredients by the way we're not in place ace Heroism self sacrifice or snow A whole lot more people would be being buried this week and This this kind of Jesus would never do anything like that I I just I don't understand it and I think it's I think it's an easy thing to say. Decided decided twitter right and sometimes we also have a Jesus who carried a whip into the temple at one point. So I'd like to turn a far less important topic now but you. It was still culturally significant. One as most people have probably heard the latest star wars movie. The rise of skywalker included a very brief same sex kiss in a background. Shot as part of the films. Promotion Director J.J. Abrams Stars Disney execs. The all went on this domestic and European press tour hailing it as a historic moment. Let's listen to J.J. Dave Abrams doing just that I felt like in this one scene of celebration. It felt like an opportunity to show without it being handed or or you know making two out of it was sort of a a part of the whole experience was to see a same sex couple. Have a moment you know Together that was explicitly at least saying in this galaxy. You know everyone is is is there and is welcome. Doesn't matter what your sexual preference doesn't matter. What your raceway your species? Whether you're organic whether you're synthetic star wars is for all of us now. John I point out the brevity of the scene because I think it highlights highlights this dirty little secret in Hollywood last week. It came out that Disney cut that scene to appease censors in Singapore and Dubai so LGBT values at home home family values overseas. This is hardly a first about eight months ago we saw the same scenario play out with the vendors and game big parade of padding cells on backs for inclusivity acivity yet on the quiet Disney altered a few lines of dialogue to erase a minor gay character in the Russian version. Now I could cite a bunch more examples but my question beyond the obvious hypocrisy. Does this suggest it. Maybe we should be viewing Hollywood more as appeasers than Crusaders. Yeah I I mean beyond the obvious hypocrisy. Let's let's stay at the obvious hypocrisy. Just I mean look. This is what we need to talk about the hypocrisy a little bit because it isn't and appeasing if there wasn't a price to pay for not working You know LGBT characters in where they make no sense. I mean let's be clear even the Star Wars Universe whenever you have a survival sort of universe we've seen through history you don't have an lgbt movement and lgbt movement is the luxury of a wealthy society you don't find it anywhere on the planet That is one. That's working working at or in history. That's working for survival. which is of course what we're talking about in this fictional star wars universe so it's completely an an out of place thing and they put it in such a way That they could easily write it out so as not to lose the enormous amounts of international dollars That are coming their way it. It is a hypocritical. And and I think you're lying that it's appeasement rather than crusading I mean. Look I think I think they crusade. When when there's a financial benefit fit and they appeased when there's a financial benefit but it's not courage? Whatever it is well obviously money was the the motivator for making those cuts? So I guess guess mark question would be who's more to blame if If we get it in the United States the studios or the public willing to buy the tickets. Yes we both listen. It's the New Year. Let's blame everyone. Let's also say we need a whole new crop of Really good storytellers. Who Do have The skill and the courage to not be appeasers John. Stonestreet is president of the Colson Center for Christian worldview. Its Culture Friday Friday. It's also a new year and we're feeling very charitable spreading all of the blame around. Everybody I love it John. Thank you so much. Thanks Nicki Meghan. Additional support comes from reasons to believe and it's Hawaii crews conference spiritually enriching week to experience. God is both artists and engineer. More at reasons dot Org Slash Hawaii crews in the South Carolina Man. Battling cancer had one dying. Wish he wanted to be baptized jenness. James Grind staff now in his eighties is as a hospice patient. He told television station W. D. S. U. that he's lived a full life. He's a father and a navy veteran. How is in Cuba on Komo? And he said he's been a Christian as long as he can remember. I've always loved Jesus but he'd never been baptized and for grind staff. This was one way to display his faith in Christ before he leaves this world so the Spartanburg regional healthcare system moved him to a local assisted living facility they are a special sixty gallon tub and the chaplain were waiting. I get over here a uh the Holy Ghost. A video of his baptism has gone viral online with hundreds of thousands of us. If I reach one person person grind staff says it's a great deal. It's the world and everything and Today is Friday January third. You're listening to the world and everything in it and we are very glad you good good morning. I'm nickel and dime. Megan Basham coming next. A holiday pallet cleanser now if you're a parent of school age children and anything like me. You're just just coming out of a Christmas season too. Many sweet treats and way too much syrupy family entertainment you want something bracing and intellectual to wake up. Those sugars occurs shocked little brains before sending them off for a new school semester. Amazon's original movie. The aeronautics offers pleasing family viewing that most ages can enjoy it traces. The True Ish story heavy emphasis on the ish of how to victorians nearly lost their lives breaking the French altitude record and how they did it in a basket dangling under inflated cloth bag at a height that jets typically store at today twenty three thousand nine hundred feet with rising even more quickly. And Uh you tell as she's expanding we should think slowing Is Aiding are says real society astronomer. James Glacier cleaned by Eddie Redman isn't particularly interested in indulging in the latest nineteenth century craze taking an aerial pleasure cruise armed with gauges and instruments of his own design. He says sites on the Wild Blue Yonder in the cause of science France. The problem is no reputable male balloon. Pilot is willing to take him as high as he needs to go for his measurements. So he turns to renowned female Aero Rinat Amelia Ren played by Felicity Jones. Thank you for the dogs. I didn't realize it here. I'm sorry about assist his tennis shoes. You wack having your line to me. You'll be your balloon. All aisles is given the freedom to undertake experiments good for because I'm looking for a fellow scientist to understand whether this is to understand how to make ships and say safer safer more productive so we can prepare ourselves and our worlds floods droughts famines we could save thousands of lives. I want to rewrite booze of the add on each. This brings up the weakest point in an otherwise fine and voyage. While James Glacier was a very real person Amelia ran was not `aeronautics was considered enough of a theatrical pseudoscience. It offered a haven to nineteenth century women of an adventurous nature screenwriter. Jack Thorne says these are the historical figures that inspired him to create Amelia. Unfortunately too often. When filmmakers talk about composite characters it plays out on the screen as generic characters and? That's the case here a quick. Google search brings up a host of fascinating tidbits about the real women and they're buried approaches to their field. You can see some magpie bits. Let's turn up and Amelia. But they don't hang together to create a uniquely compelling individual worse Amelia deprives viewers of some golden opportunities to discover truly fascinating background on the birth of modern weather science. Read more about this around rounded than at any moment in history and yet still Sylvia Limited by all ignorance of what is truly above us. Read the progress that we have made lead balloon ascent here at the society pioneered by Charles Green and weekly to meet you WanNa you. By decades analysis magnetic field disorder spectrum knowledge of the viewpoint understanding of the atmosphere on the spiritual blue. I ask for funding for my I own expedition into gathering enough data. I believe that we will be able to uncover packers and correlations a fortune tellers. You're talking about whether predict glaciers achievement. That clear Blue Day in eighteen sixty to help develop meteorological tools still dylan use today. Likable Jones's performance is quite glaciers. Actual pilot a dashing figure named Henry Cox well need to be supplanted by a fictional fictional jill of all trades why Passover a terrific tale of two death defying brothers in arms in favor of the same old free-spirited lady teaches. Stodgy man how to embrace life trope. I'm not sure women needed greater representation in the story but if they did. Why couldn't thorn have have invented scenes that highlighted the real women who actually were inspirations to cox well famed balloonist Margaret? Graham would have been a great addition. The aeronautics this is not only unfair to write cocktail out of history but also to paint a rather inaccurate portrait of glacier. This was a man known to wax poetic about the sky as a boundless e of inquiry to describe a common road is seen from the air as a line of brilliant fire. He shouldn't be reduced is to a Sheldon Cooper style. Cold Fish is the glacier airborne for the first time in your life. I suggest you spend less time. Frowning at me taking taking this beautiful wild we've just left a senior But I don't WanNa come off to negative. It is a shame that thorne fails to follow glacier and cocktails example of defying convention. Still the aero nuts does do a good job working. Within the stereotypes the daredevils redel the scenery staggers in the science inspires for children in that eight to twelve range who are just beginning to appreciate thrilling tales. That don't star animated characters. The aeronautics is a clear winner it's rated pg thirteen for realistic peril alone and what it lacks original storytelling. It makes up for an exuberance. Not just over. What an incredible incredible world God has created for us to explore but the joy to be found in applying our minds to its mysterious workings Today is Friday January third. Good morning this is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio. I'm Megan Basham and and I'm Nick Eicher well. The Christmas season has come to an end for most of us. As you drive through your neighborhood you probably notice the the annual migration of the Christmas trees from the living room to the curb but for many Christians around the world. Christmas doesn't end December twenty fifth. It's just the beginning. Beginning Christmas celebrations will go on two weeks ending with the arrival of the Majoi on a penny so well our culture is putting Christmas away. We're going to keep keep celebrating a little longer by ending. Today's program with a great epiphany him arranged by John Rutter. Go tell it on the mountain performed here. By the Bob Jones University combined combined choirs and Symphony Orchestra. It was recorded in two thousand eighteen ooh ooh it breath Yeah Oh UH Ah uh-huh Hello well the first week of the New Year is already in the history books. We'd like to thank the people who helped to put the program together. Therefore this week Joel Bells Paul Butler Janey Cheney Cans Covington Kristen Flabby. Kim Henderson Anna Joe Hansen Lee Jones own Seo. He Kerry. Mary Reicher Jenny Rough. Sarah Weinsberg less fillers and cal. Thomas our audio engineers Johnny Franklin Insulin. And Carl Pete's stay up late to get the program to you early. JC Derek is managing editor and. Marvin Alaska is editor in chief. I Corinthians tells us there are varieties a riot of service at the same Lord and there are varieties of activities. 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We'll tell you about it. Over the course of the show never settled sports family and the american soul all it will be available tomorrow but i just learned just learned that marty smith is a coffee aficionado but has never had cuban coffee has never like he's got all of these commercial. No no. I got it for them right here. I got cuban coffee for him to try for the very first time. I'm not certain i wanna see more tianchi. This shoot dislike so you can shoot it or you could sip it either way. Most people just shoot it but i think your recommendation if you haven't tried before sip it and see if you like it. It's <hes> it's pretty strong wrong sugary. It's delightful. It's cocaine right sip it and then see if your hands start shaking and if it doesn't then you can sip some more. I always love <hes> always love fabulous. Wait a minute is that the ho is this. The entire says yes. You can't get a cup of that. Marty you will face explodes shop tape. You're not going to be able to sleep for three months of you not watching on television. You need to understand you know the little creamer container that you get down there to hop in when you buy your coffee. That's what it looks like. It comes in this little plastic. Shot apparently is going to have me shaking all day long man. It's delicious. It is very good. Yes senator we'll give you energy all day and anyone who has not had it should have it because you'll become addicted in your life will fall apart but i feel like a real loser about my commercial coffee addiction. I will stop thank you. Did you just call it an l. do shea. I thought that's what you just say that if you didn't you should in so many words okay very good. I want to get to some of the things that happened in sports this weekend and i know many of you are choosing us as as an escape from the horrors of the weekend <hes> somebody did something interesting at a philadelphia union game local kid at kid here from <hes> from weston <hes> grabbed a microphone was on the field and told everybody this. Hey congress do something something and gun violence now. He went to the corner mike on the field olive. Did i don't know how knowledgeable i dunno story. Sorry alejandro bedoya. I'm not he's. He's an american. He's an american by way of columbia and he is in m._l._s. He plays for the philadelphia union in and he's got a <hes> you know he's got a microphone that he grabs on the field after scoring a goal and it sounded like this shot at a you take the third minute. The captain comes up with a very big something that's courtesy of f s one will get to that over the course of the show. I know many of you are heartbroken. I think without getting into any of the dangerous waters that were supposed to avoid here. Everyone can agree like not the senseless stuff. That's innocent people will we can all agree that we need to be better than that. I don't think anyone would disagree with we need to be better than what just happened this weekend and <hes> in this country but before we get to that <hes> i wanna talk about ed reads hall of fame bust whether it's the greatest bust in the history of the hall of fame. I don't even know how to explain it to a radio audience except to say imagine that somebody with <hes> hair and a beard appeared <hes> just everything was frozen that had icicles on it and was sort of like his face is <hes> cutting wind burn burn rosenfield to it and it's an amazing bus because he he looks like something harper hero yeah look look i guess he was. He looks like he looks like a superhero and i don't know what would be the greatest bust as rinaldo gets that terrible bust in an airport the worst boston the history history of bus the tough one man as a telephone sorry christiane i mean it's the most beautiful man on the planet and yet that artist the the you know artistic freedoms and whatnot that was a little bit off center. It's gotta be david carr wrong kind of bus. Oh rinaldo izzy cross eyed in the bus that <hes> is in the airport. He's he's got a wandering. I put that on the poll antonio the boston austin airport of rinaldo does it have a wandering i <hes> but mike ryan's beloved brown's always interesting and usually it's interesting interesting because we laugh at them but it's not just baker mayfield chugging a beer at you know antiseptic baseball game. It's the cleveland. Indians ends account making fun of colin cowherd because their quarterback like it's not even called chugging beer right did he go from the bottom of this was a world class shotgun shotgun because most people key the beer open shotgun it acre bid it open like neanderthal yeah. It was the most awesome display of of frat rat boy chugging i've ever seen and from bite until that beer was completely down. His throat in his stomach seemed like two and a half seconds. I mean he has good mike. You have a quarterback. You're back a quarterback who behaves that way. We're all here for but this while odell beckham is riding the streets and sees somebody. That's got a cleveland browns license plate and gets out of the car and autographs it. Put it on the poll antonio. Would you like odell beckham to sign your license plate uh-huh yes or no. I don't know i'm guessing most people in new york. Don't at this point right. Do you think new york like odell beckham to get out and sign the license plate. Don't do you think the the anger directed at the odell situations really more on cattlemen insure shurmur out there. Yeah i think if given the choice giant fans if they could have eli on their license plate or oh down. I think they still go adele really value of it. What would happen. Would there be a road road road rage incident. If gettleman tried decide license plate got out of the car and i just i don't forget i live in charlotte north carolina so we had gettleman for a long time as well so so he's to to do you have any good stories. Marty smith is a kind man and optimistic fountain of positivity and sunshine. He just dragged dave again. It felt like knowing felt like it felt like a drag by itself but even better coming from mardi. When does mardi drag anybody. I don't know that i drug him. I just know that he was in charlotte to calm down and now he's not so. It's a bit of a no comment from martin smith immediately things. No one will never settled sports family. 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He'll be with us all show <hes> but we got a local kid here from miami. Who's an m._l._s. player. He's played internationally <hes> he's on the philadelphia union and he did this <music> at a with an open microphone after scoring a goal this week and the sound is courtesy of f s one in the third minute the captain comes up with the very big something now and gotten so that <hes> that sound is courtesy of f s one and his manager backed him up as i'm <hes> on allah hundreds team the philadelphia union and i'm on a hundred team in support out of his comments on on gun control <hes> again <hes> two hundred fifty shootings this year i'm on his side so <hes> it's outrageous things need to change in this country country for sure and support anyone who speaks their mind and is intelligent and informed on it every time so that's all hundred is <hes> he's passionate. He cares <hes> <hes> and again. It's a real issue in our country. Now that needs changed again. <hes> a lot of people will tell me now and they'll tell us to shut up you know stick to sports and all the stupid lines come up but <hes> it's crazy. It's crazy in our country right now and i think it needs to change as well now but <hes> in weston was very close. I all the things that happened in parkland. <hes> and the parkland kids have been leaders nationwide <hes> on some of the arguments and the politics politics and the side taking that happens around this stuff that shouldn't happen but when you are grieving and you feel helpless and you've lost control you wanna sort of lash out out anywhere. That's what this that's what he's doing. He's grabbing an open microphone and screaming because many of you spent the weekend wanting to scream. You're like what the hell is this. I am now on safe here. I'm now on safe in america. I think what at least the people and parkland and i went through that as well and live in parkland and i live a hundred yards after so from stoneman douglas and after stoneman douglas it was this is going to be the final one. This is going to be the final one in everyone says that after a mass shooting this is this is going to be the final one. This is the straw. This is gonna make government and congress. Do something and it's just not the case. It's really sad that we continue to go through these continue to see these things happen and we have people in positions of power who could do something to make it stop to minimize it and that has not yet happened happened that said the thing that i was thinking about this morning as i watch the coverage is it saddens me so so greatly that in so many ways americans have become desensitized to this in so many ways americans here it. They consume consume it. It's another one we have a bit of sorrow and we go about our day the shock of it and the guttural sorrow of it is not where it should be and i'll tell you guys i had the opportunity right after sandy hook i went to that town and i sat with a pair of parents who who lost their little boy. There little boy was murdered in school and i watch those parents try to rationalize that and i watch it's those parents walk listlessly through their days trying so desperately to make some semblance of sense of it and there is no damn sense and to see the sorrow within them to walk in that sweet little souls bedroom and see the lines lines on his closet wall where they had shown his growth with a pencil it just disgusts asked me <hes> adam schefter was on twitter and he just sent out some simple facts that are not in dispute <hes> dayton nine paso twenty virginia beach twelve aurora illinois five thousand oaks twelve pittsburgh eleven and apple is five santa fe texas ten parkland seventeen sutherland springs texas twenty six. They love their guns. In texas las vegas fifty eight orlando five fort lauderdale five burlington washington five only the sites and numbers change change nothing else does <hes>. This isn't the worst of it. The worst of it is that parental pain the grieving the death of of innocence but the part the part to to me that makes it a somehow even worse than the worst is. It's only happening here this. This ain't happening anywhere else. It's it is and i understand people people like i actually understand the people who fight for their guns because i don't know anything about guns nothing. I've never held a gun. I don't i don't get into gun control arguments. I don't like these things happening and then all of a sudden it becomes becomes a political debate or people arguing about gun control. I like i am someone who simply does not understand gun usage usage however coming from exiles coming from a family that saw its freedom taken away by communism the way that it started with civil unrest and then the government takes your guns and then you don't have power so i understand the idea of i need to be armed in the event of the apocalypse or if the guy i mean have not having guns and is making the government have more power over me like i get that part of the argument but there is no arguing win. This is what you're seeing happening. It's not happening anywhere else like we don't need the arguments right now. We just need help. I get it as well and again. This happened in the town that i live in it so i get it as well. Now i don't own a gun but families that do and are using them for the right reasons to protect their families or they like to go to the range. I understand that it's the fact that these guns are getting in the wrong people's hands ads and that they're too easy to come by. It should not be that easy to purchase a firearm so here is alejandro alejandro bedoya in his own words words after he did what he did sir. I'm not gonna sit. Idly and lots of stuff better not say something before the former soccer player. I is stuff excellent. Yeah i got kids. I mean i can't be the only one that you know. All you guys feel the same way this day and age our society. I'm dropping my kids off at school and i'm i'm looking around thinking about exit strategy but at the mall movie theater when i'm at a concert and festival street big gathering when you know something's got to be done. It's it's gotten to the point where it's almost become numb to it and that's a big problem. Go ahead. No no. I'm just i'm just expressing my thought so when you asked me. Why did i decide. I was going to have a child with my best friends from south florida. He deduct our best friends split. You know a little bit damp. I would say most of those are pretty down the middle but more left wing some more whatever it is if feud between that group show partisan effort that we realized that something's gotta be done in one of my friends back goes for one hundred years you combine them then you know you can maybe if you do something and have more strengthened. Some of us and i said okay all right. I wanna use my kid something this morning. I said looking but just came cost. He has screamed that during play grabbed a microphone on the field would not allow it to be something that was not on the field that sounds courtesy of m._l._s. and the philadelphia union transition time for some ads. We will try to be a reprieve for you. The rest of the way we understand that sports sometimes exists to be the an escape from this stuff and you don't want to think about it. I feel like we all need to think about it right now but i understand if you have play. I was at the jim this weekend. It was three televisions shooting shooting shooting and then to television sports off to the side and that's all that was on the telephone. I want to say though our listeners. I am one of them. I listen to you guys every single day and so fortunate to have the kind of perspective in the kind of voice that you have and the <hes> the ability to be so direct and so thoughtful about the very important topics in our country but <hes> while also bringing that levity that you guys have this amazing ability to do <hes> it's it's this wonderful mailed and i know the listeners feel that way. I'll speak for <hes>. Thank you marty. His his new book. Never settled sports family in the american. Soul will be available tomorrow. I paid him to say that -tising his books ouch. That's his third travel of the night. Normally i on his case for being a complete numskull but tonight. I'm chilly stephen. What's gotten into you. I know usually i'd be off ramp right now but i got hey. This vivid seats thing has got me completely changed one hundred percent authentic and i got these great seats yesterday on the vivid seats at stress frigging wait. What are you doing you mayo and my hotdog was a matter the old stephen we know e._s._p._n. Radio is presented by progressive insurance. The dan lebatardshow is brought to you by pennzoil synthetics taking synthetic motor order oil performance to a whole new level. Make the switch to pennzoil synthetics today guests on the dan lebatardshow appear via the shell pennzoil performance line. Here's your sportscenter update. Tom brady he is finalizing a two year extension with the patriots that will pay him twenty three million dollars this season that would make him. The sixth highest paid quarterback in the league. The move would free up five point five million dollars in cab space whoever they use that money on is going to make it to the whole tape. I'm so tired of them around long. They keep extending or tom pay. It manning's on e._s._p._n. Radio is our old was joe montana the end <hes> when he was playing for the chiefs because tom brady league is presently aging like no one in the history of that sport or the position because joe montana wasn't any good at the end now that one a._f._c. championship run with the the chiefs but you're right he was pretty. It was pretty average he wasn't he wasn't this wasn't still better than everyone else. Jordy nelson signed a one day deal l. so he could retire a green bay packer. His retirement will be announced tomorrow and finally a customer at a kansas gas pump captured video of a bizarre site a snake slithering behind the gas ponts touchscreen horrifying for all the latest headlines and information tune into sports center on e._s._p._n. Radio all throughout the day. Mike was montana in his forties yet when he was running around broken for the chiefs at the end no he he was in and in in fact his numbers plummeted relatively young after nine hundred ninety leonard marshall yep. There's your answer ladies and gentlemen when leonard marshall knocked the fire out of montana cobweb city at the meadowlands right. Oh man nasty hit. The thing that tom brady is done in a violent sport is he. He is protected. I mean it is a master class. In sculpting he has perfected the art of playing that sport without being in any substantive danger at least in part because they changed change the rules whenever he gets hurt to protect the quarterback the last seven seasons brady and i think you pronounce them done at right around around i did not i said the way that a quarterback ages you could see the accuracy leave on the deep ball and <hes> that was about twenty years ago yeah well. The last seven seasons brady has has thrown for two hundred and fifty six touchdowns montana for his career threw for two hundred and seventy three. It's unbelievable in in in the most impressive part about it with brady is exactly what he just did with the salary cap thing whatever you whatever you would've took took more money he makes the eighteen gives a team more cap room and to your point. He does it with this these guys that we've hardly ever heard of and turn them into household names. It's remarkable easier to do though when your wife is the primary breadwinner in the house. What is it eighty million a year a little easier for tom brady to say hey you know and still i understand why he'd be mad at belcher for not getting more receivers. How about all this money. Keep giving back. Do you guys give me some receivers <hes> over here. Every single receiver he's ever had was like a quarterback in college right. I think separating speaking of quarterbacks. I want to ask you guys this question because we've fallen in love with with <hes> denver broncos coach vic bleeping fangio i passing kidney stones before his first game is really really the only kind of passing that denver's been any good at and i want to ask you guys this question in all seriousness about john elway now john elway champion john elway is somebody that is universally respected as great at his job but when it comes to both evaluating oh you waiting talent and teaching talent usually the ones who do it. The greatest aren't very good at teaching it because they expect others to see and do the things that they saw so did and so. I'm genuinely curious when john elway's measuring quarterbacks if he thinks to himself well if you're just hugely athletic and in could have played baseball you can run out of the pocket and complete that pass over there. Let me go get joe flacco who cannot possibly do that or paxton lynch or who are our case keenum or whatever it is that like where's the proof that john elway knows how to evaluate quarterback play that is good the and not in his mirror layer. There's zero proof. I mean zero. I guess the only thing i would say is he didn't match the offer that the texans made the brock osweiler he tried he did try that is true that is true. This is always been the conversation about michael jordan as an executive to write because michael owns the hornets in charlotte where i live in the greatest of all time he's the greatest basketball player of all time but people often wonder wait. Why did he get biz mackey biondo. What what was that. Take what i can convince magni ombo donkey from the free throw line. Maybe that's sort of been the narrative about my. You're forgetting my friend that one one playoff run that bismarck bianco whatever biondo excellent pronunciation and what you're forgetting didn't have a playoff run in a contract year beyond certainly bolland depends on that one series. He was a double double machine earned a big time con- that's a good name to throw out there though even though i didn't pronounce it well when you say michael jordan wire we signing blank like i don't know that you could do a lot better comedic heatedly then the phrase biz mac biamba proud of me right now. Aren't you pretty good but these guys. These guys don't see in others. I can't imagine right if they're better than anyone who's ever done it. What is to say i remember. I think i've told you guys this story. One time barry bonds at the height of being barry bonds a walk through the locker room and richard was over twenty one slump and was like really struggling and barry bonds like walk by him on the shoulder and he just on his way out the room. He's like you're still studying all that. All you're doing is you're pulling your hip and your left shoulder under out like and and really looks at him and he's like. I can't do this the way you do. I don't i don't know how to do it that way and so so barry bonds was not helpful at all and saying do this what and you'll hit everything he was bond spent two years as a batting coach for the marlins woods right like i'm guessing that that was his approach with all the even last last year though lasted like a year and a half <hes> you've shared isn't that wasn't that part of the problem boom with magic. Johnson's failed coaching stint after he resigned after a few extinct game yeah he was just frustrated. No one could do anything guys be the greatest ever the way. I am just take ball enthralled binder head to green. What's the matter with you. So who's who who are the folks that were world-class legendary talent and could act chew and larry larry bird was pretty good about as high as as we go there but you got like lenny wilkins pretty good <hes> but how about tim duncan going to the bench of the spurs like i did not have. Did any of you guys have that one superstars. Don't choose the path of an assistant coach and assistant coach <hes>. I'd be interesting to see how that one plays out because if you guys heard the story each and thomas tells the story of playing against tim duncan and he's like young n._f._l. If you wanna get a foul in that spot you gotta lean in a little more you gotta get into my chest and and i thought he was screwing with him he wasn't he was just trying to help him while they played the game during the game. He was just trying to help him say no. You don't do it that way. You gotta do it this way but it screwed up each towns mind because he's like back. He's just doing that so that. He knows what i'm gonna do next right. He's not actually just being buddha out here where he's dabbling altruism. I can't believe i just went lenny wilkins and that was pretty good over larry bird. I can't believe dan when e tonton so we have a big mac biondo andy tan thomas eleni wilkins run row. Oh lovey larry bird. We got weekend. Observations coming up here a- at eleven easterns to god's every weekend spends a lot of time laughing at sports and his television and then in fifteen minutes he produces one of our mo- more popular segments of one of our more popular friends. Marty smith is in with us and he's got a new book. Never settled sports family emily and the american soul it will be available to mar tomorrow. I did not know that you were a writer. I did not know that you enjoyed right much like you. You iowa studied print journalism. I was a sports writer for for many years before i fell in a television and all that so <hes> i love the written word. I think it's wonderful and appreciate my publisher. Give me the opportunity to tell some of these stories that i've been able to go all over the globe and produce some of them for e._s._p._n. Some of them not discuss my my wife and my children and my grandfather who was in patents third army etc and i discuss you guys i wrote a whole chapter about you'll find folks and i will tell you why why wait a minute hold up entire chapter. I think it's an entire three three pages. We get a whole chapter three pages. They'll not gonna read it so you have to tell me about <music> out and maybe we should do this as a marksman. Should i just do it in a minute. Mike don't because you like marty smith's voice and because he just makes you happy and because he's very good at television and radio. Why don't we just do marty. Smith self involved narcissism about our show audio book for the audience that might not necessarily want it but is going to get it anyone. You're going to get it anyway. That's right chapter is called. It's chapter three. We're not gonna do that when college football fans give me grief for spending extensive time in towns other than their home and they do that often. I have a standard explanation. I go where they're good. They're damn good. Clemson south carolina home of the tigers steeped in tradition and since two thousand fifteen. I've spent as much time in clemson as anywhere on earth a joke often. I need an apartment there because i need an apartment there. After the tigers won the two thousand sixteen national championship president donald well trump invited clemson head coach dabo sweeney boys to the white house the celebrate and be acknowledged for the accomplishment as many championship teams customarily do e._s._p._n. In turn sent my team in me to washington d._c. To cover this landmark day it was a landmark day for us to for very different reasons. It was a monday and it was hard enough to make the devil side before clemson arrived. I was on site at the white house previewing the tigers visit on various e._s._p._n. Platforms one of those programs was the dan le batard show irreverent e._s._p._n. Radio extravaganza the show is simulcast on television live from the cleveland or hotel in south beach and features hosts. Dan libertad and jon wiener owner jal even know stugtoz last name whom the world knows a stugatz stugatz which dan tells me is an italian word that translates into english as bull testicles or something like that. I adore both men the main reason being that they're giving dams broke they. They never take themselves too seriously. That reminds listeners that it's okay to laugh and it's important to wonder aloud about things that inspire wonder their show inspires me to think and be unafraid to create and be weird. Most of us are weird own your weird publicly. They have very distinct personalities. Day is classic skeptic unafraid to ask any question of anyone. Stoop plays the village idiot. Who's in fact smarter than you are together other. They're brilliant together. They beat the system. I don't know about you know about this book. My audio book is just ruin now ah together they're brilliant together. They beat the system. They built a sports radio empire by mocking traditional sports radio. She e._s._p._n. Is very fortunate to have have them. They are the antithesis of the standard e._s._p._n. Model away from the mayhem both are caring people who open their hearts to friends. I once saw dan in telling the moment of compassion towards his father. I was a guest host on dan's daily television program highly questionable which features his father poppy as a co host. That's the dream right. Get you pay to hang out with your old man and talk. All we were sitting on a desk set. Taping the program and papi was to read some jokes teleprompter. He got a bit frustrated trying to read one in particular line. He tried several times and grew more frustrated each time. Dan took him by the hand and said sweetly poppy. It's okay take as much time as you need. We're not in a hurry. You'll get it it was. It's quite a moment. Don't go thinking it was cheeses or some sort of put on either cheesy or some sort of put on either. It was genuinely sweet and dan might junk punch me for telling it because that moment was the polar opposite of his brand. Never seen dan in loving son mowed my respect for him. Professionally was already lofty but just in that restrict respect transition from professional to personal. I'm his daddy terribly so to see a man appreciate and respect and care for his own father moved me on the lebatardshow set a glass partition separates the studio joe from the control room in which a group of young producers named billion roy and chris and mike hang out. They all play pivotal roles other than mike. I'm not sure what the hell any of them do but their collective sense sense of humor is infectious. Another producer alison is a shows conductor charged with keeping the south beach yard sale on the rails. I'm going to fast forward because we have like fifty seconds. Here's the deal you love us. I'm doing i'm doing this live shot with these guys. On this place pebble beach where all the national reporters do their live shots and you can see the white house in the background and and you find folks said marty send somebody out for a pass so i send my audio man corey herald check a former minor league baseball player out for a post pattern on the white house lawn thirty yards boom. I hit him right in the chest. I think we've won the lottery. Some guy peeks his head around the corner and goes if you do that again. You're going to get shot. Meanwhile all of these guys are like doing again again. Thank god the secret service has since i love you guys weekend observations next.
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"Online shopping is easy and convenient. And the gun deal. Smartphone app makes it inexpensive to deals on guns ammunition holsters optics lasers and more available day and night. Load the gun deal apple or android app today at gun. Deleo dot com all right. Welcome back to gun talk. I'm tom gresham members wilkes-barre easy eight six six. Talk gun or just dial. Tom com talk gun. Talk about anything that has to do with guns. One of the things that's really taken off. I mean it's been going on for a long time but it's like a whole new thing a much bigger thing now as long range shooting competitive long range shooting. I mean people think oh six hundred yards piece of cake. I was high parachuting thirty forty fifty years ago or thousand yards. Yeah fifteen hundred to two thousand. Yeah shooting at a mile. Yeah really it's crazy. What's going on but if you're going to do that it's look it's not easy it's not holding over it's a whole different deal and there's a lot of stuff you need to know and one of the companies. It's been at the core of this and helping people pull that off for quite a while now as kestrel ballistics pretty cool outfit and joining us right now to tell us what's going on there the new things katie god for joins us. Hey katie thank you so much for spending some time with us today. Come thanks so much i appreciate it. You bet i guess we ought to start off. Tell people a little bit about castro ballistics and where it came from an alan. You've been around. Yeah sure so. Castro itself Actually started the company started in the seventies as a rowing china's companies. So nothing to do shooting. They kind of figured out how they transition some water speed stuff into making animators and wind meters and then as we grew with our weather division. The shooting market kind of found us. We didn't actually go to us so Since then i've been there for twenty almost twenty two years and yeah so i've got to watch and be a part of this whole transition and now i'm excited because i only work in the ballistics division of kestrel because it's grown that much that that is Our biggest division. And that's where. I'm focused okay for those who don't know your basic kestrel. I'm holding my hand here. Fifty seven hundred. It is an animator. It's got a wind speed device on it and it twirls around and it tells you how fast the winds blowing people. Okay that's cool. That'd be helpful in i. I fear that there are people who look at that and go. Okay tells me what the winds doing. But so what. I say you don't understand. I didn't understand honestly before i got one and i went to the f. T. w. ranch. They started experiencing this computer even more than that. It's a computer and a weather station and and even more things. I don't even know what it does. Yeah it is. it's everything in one. So it does all your environmental conditions and you in your gun data and then it takes all those conditions in and it does do that. Wind speed You know we have a lot of people come up to us and they let their fingers and say this is how i do the wins. Well obviously the castro makes it a little more precise than that now even when you get into those long range like you were talking about it. It's factoring in the earth spinning underneath you. It's accurate in that curvature of the earth. All of those kind of things that you really don't consider immediately when you're when you're sitting down to take a shot and you literally tell us which direction you're you're shooting at knows which way the earth is rotating the coriolis effect and can take into effect spin drift and things that you may not even know. Are there humidity bear metric pressure. What's your altitude where you are at the moment things that don't make a difference at three hundred yards but when you start shooting at thirteen hundred yards. It makes a huge difference huge difference. Yeah yeah and the kaushal makes all those changes for you so you know i love t. w. and those guys down there are so fantastic They they really really are and and they do a great job. Teaching the castro. And what's great about everything that you learned. When you're down with w you can then take that same kestrel anywhere else in the world and it's going to update the environmentals. It's going to give you a different hold for that same distance. But it's the correct hold because of the environmental changes like you said the density altitude all of the things that you don't know how to measure the castro does all of that for you so you put all that and you say go and then it says okay for that bullet at that velocity at this elevation with this win. This is where you need to hold. Because it's got all the ballistic tables everything built in electrically. Yeah yeah and We have applied ballistics solver on the majority of our castrol so it has Brand litz has tested hundreds and hundreds of rounds and his bullet library has over nine hundred custom rounds on it now. So it's not just you know putting in that. I'm shooting a three await. You're putting in the exact bullet that you're using and if you one of bryan's custom drag models you get all this extra science kinda jammed in there Just right at your fingertips okay. That's all very cool. And there are a lot of people who know about the castro and a lot of people have the kestrel and now you got this hud heads up display that you actually put on your rifle now. Can't imagine people. I don't know maybe people will do that for hunting but for competition. This looks huge. What is this. Yeah so the heads up display with our next step and basically as a repeater for the kestrel. So you know a lot of times when you're getting ready to take a shot you get all your data from your castrol layer down and you focus on your gun and your weapons and everything leaves your mind. Typically especially in like you said in the competition So the hud keeps all that fresh and right in your vision. So it's it's mounted right on your rail It's you don't have to leave the scope at all so that you can keep your sight picture and you can get all of your information and and it's gonna give you what you're holds our and you can even build it out or you can put your phone dope card in there so all your ranges the whole way out. It's going to be giving you what you're what you're holds. Our is getting a real time feed so that if something changes would have that or is it the feed you when you first do. The get. Read on the castro. It's your choice. But yes it can absolutely do a real time feed which is is really helpful. The other nice thing. Is that if you have a spotter that you're working with The spotter can be worked with one of the laser range. Finders that connects to the kestrel. They can be holding the castrol and they can be sending updated. Rages as you know if you are hunting and you're going on one of the longer you can be getting updated. Hold right on your hud without ever leaving the glass so you don't have worry about losing sight of that animal as it moves to a different range to a different distance. You're getting those updated. Holds right from your spotter would be. I mean for people say well. I don't want to hot out. A hundred yards okay. cool there's woodwork at three hundred and fifty yards just as well and you just get real time information of what's going on. This is very cool so to use the hood though makes her understand this. You have to have a kestrel ballistics. Whether i'm gonna what do you call a customer. I just call it a kestrel people daily. It's kind of like a kleenex at this point. It's okay so you got your kestrel and you have to have that to feed information into your head. Yeah you have to be connected. it's it's connected with bluetooth. The hud actually doesn't have a lot of smart senate. All the smarts are in that castro. And now you got. I'm looking here. You got a whole kit. You can buy kestrel and the hood and the whole deal. Put it all together as a kid that makes sense as well. I mean i'm looking at this and thinking okay for first of all somebody who's okay. I'd like to get into this. They may not be ready for the hud because they may not even have a kestrel but there are there are different levels of kestrels right. There are for sure so we have the catch twenty seven hundred which it. It is our load and go product. It's has a beach late in it. it's limited out to eight hundred yards so For a lot of people that are getting into long range. These calibers that you get now. I mean six five create more changed the plainfield for everybody. All of sudden you could get an affordable rifle and shoot accurately over a thousand yards So the kestrel fifty. Seven hundred is kind of our Our entry into that fifty seven hundred world so what it does is it has basic information in it. it has a g one and g seven solvers. And it's a single target but you can feel upgraded up to the elite so a lot of times people get kind of a basic unit. You know they get they get more basic scope because they think well. I'm going to grow in and i'm going to get next. Go up. you can do that with castro. but it's field upgradable so you don't have this useless piece of thing that you have to now subtle a buddy you upgrade your actual unit. Does it hurt it. If i blow into this little wheel all the time no not at all not at all so it's calibrating to go. It's the one thing that we've had the warn people as they tested out of their car. They drive around geez that that impaler is a because it's moving part it's It's interchangeable so it is calibrated at a low and high speed. You just push it out with your thumb and it's a nineteen dollars replacement okay so so oh design it for fools like me who will go play with them like that break. Serious mind curious. I liked that curious minds. Well gee. I wonder what would happen if i did this. This is cool. Well the company's kestrel ballistics a- castro for those who don't know us like the tiny little hawk k. e. s. t. r. e. l. castro ballistics dot com. Get all the information this mike. I'm sticking this. Make a really good stocking stuffer for a shooter in your family. Oh for sure absolutely Especially about fifty seven hundred. It's a great one for you. Know shooters at art technology. And it's also really good for people that really like to geek out on technology side. There's almost limit how far you start diving into it. And you're going. Oh my gosh looking all this stuff it does and then you actually on this when you really do need to read the manual. I'm sorry but you just do to learn how to take advantage of it. Yeah that's true talking. We actually have we do live. I zoom classes every two weeks. Her do classes pretty frequently where we run for free. We have an hour and a half class. Anybody can sign up for it and we talk we take you through those basic steps of using the castrol so that we can help people get familiar with it. I am so in. i'm going to sign up for one of those. Yeah we'd love to see you okay. Sounds good thank you so much. Katie i really appreciate castro a really cool company neat products. Thanks something i really appreciate. I i love that you had us on the show. Thank you so much. They're absolutely take care appreciate that. Yeah guys if you gals throwing look it up. Kestrel ballistics k. e. s. t. r. e. l. ballistic dot com once. You look at it. You're going that's cool. 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Church in sutherland springs texas. You remember that guy goes into the church shoot. Whole bunch of people killing people left and right. Cb wilford heard shooting was pair foot live nearby grabbed his ar fifteen ran barefoot to the church. When this guy comes out of the church. Stephen shoots him guy jumps in a car takes off. Stephen grabs another guy. Says let's go jumped in their car. They chased him down. Good guy with a gun. Stop this guy from killing. More people in a church did of course. There's jack wilson at the west freeway. Church of christ near fort worth texas. This is twenty twenty. We actually saw the video that they were doing. Video of the church guy comes in with a shotgun shoot one person jack environments instructor one of the church security team not a law enforcement guy but he knew what he was doing dak pistol out made one shot big. The distance was right like twenty five. Twenty seven yards. Shot this guy in head because he's well that's only shot ahead because there was somebody in my way one shot drop this guy as he was swinging the muzzle of his shotgun toward the congregation. He'd already shot and killed one person. Good guys with guns belong everywhere good guys good gals good people with guns. Who know what they're doing and can shoot a bad guy and stop a mass shooting as has happened many many times. Because i mean as obvious sounds okay. The bad guys. Don't obey the no gun thing when you say well you're not supposed to have a gun in church really really. He came here to murder people. And your solution to that is to put a sign on the door. That's gonna make him go away. No he's going to come in no matter what period crazy people murderers people maniacal people psychopaths. Sociopaths are going to do what they're going to do it if they start shooting people. The solution is simple. It's right there for you. You shoot them. You don't with them you don't ask them. What's wrong with them. You don't try to fix their medication. You don't wonder about their social background. You don't wonder about their upbringing. You don't wonder if they hate their mother they're killing people by the second you shoot them and kill them actually. I don't care if they die. You don't have to kill him. You just shoot him to stop if they had a die in the process. That's what's called an occupational hazard of being a mass murderer. So many people have figured this out so many people are buying guns for self defense so many people are going to classes that a lot of the places that are teaching. This are swamped in. Yeah it's back in office chance at earliest backing off during the christmas holiday season. But it'll start again. It's an interesting thing to watch people like this fella. He's a democrat. He is a pro gun. Confiscation pro gun ban democrat which unfortunately the reality is if you get elected to congress as a democrat. You become one of those by design because you're required to you pretty much have to follow the pelosi schumer orders or else which means honestly i mean and look i. Was you out this way. It didn't use to be this way but the lines are drawn very clearly and we're stuck with a situation where and and don't get me wrong i have no particular love for the republicans but they're just better on this issue will not vote to take away. Your guns. generally democrats will always vote and not only vote. Here's the other part not only vote. They will help the agencies like the change the regulations to make your felon without anybody ever casting a voter changing law. We talked about this earlier in the show has to do and they've done it already with the bump stocks exchange regulation and the things that they told you was legal last year now becomes illegal and the thing that they said you could last year. Now if you own it you become a felon and nobody passed along. Nobody cast a single vote on it. Simply an agency that change deregulation which has the force of law and the ability to put you in prison. Federal prison for ten years. That's what you get with an administration. That's what you get particularly if the democrats have the white house and the house and the senate for all of us who are saying well you know. I lost all my guns at about the accident. Aw gimme a freaking break. What you're telling me you're not willing to fight. I'm willing to fight. If they come up. No no no. I'm not saying that we are you willing to fight today in the fight involves spend money. What got all the guns and ammo. I'm ready to fight. Yeah that's not talking about about fighting so we don't have to use those talking about writing a check. Are clicking on something and using your credit card giving money to the candidates in georgia so the republicans can maintain control of the senate so we can stop joe biden. Camera harris gun ban efforts fights not next year after they get in fighters right now this week this coming week. There's a website you can go to co-winner w. i n. r. e. d. win as winning red as in republicans win red dot com. And it'll set up it'll pop up. Let's say you can donate to the georgia election. We had a guy earlier. Who said said he went into his gun room and pulled out guns. He hadn't used when solar many sit five hundred dollars the candidates. It's a great idea. I love that idea. i get money. I'm going to give some more. Why because i can and because it's that important and if you think it's important you want to be a second amendment warrior. That war is right now today win. Red dot com spend time with the reloading last few days up from reduce load skucool or some other way if you want to reduce loads quickly and rifles you. Don't just take your loaded start reducing at you have to have low data for specific powders which are safe to use with reduce lows. Not all powders are safe to use with greatly reduced loads so there are some specific powers so basically. Here's the rule. Same rules always right if it's not in a published reloading manual. Don't use it if you're not getting it from a known quantity don't use it with my buddy. Did that year right. Not good enough for me and it should be good enough for you. Just passed a law all right. Let's go to the phones line. Five ran with us out of mount pleasant iowa rate. What happened at your local store there. Well you know. I just wanted to call and reader into story. You were talking earlier about local thousand. Make sure you patronize local guys. Front we gotta look at that guy out here man. I gotta tell you just nothing but a fantastic process from start to finish I was looking for a six three fifty five. Probably wanna be difficult to find in this whole deal. Were now this guy. I mean he. He looks for the gun for for months. I mean i didn't really want to boxster store. I wanted to stay with the guy. And i gotta tell you from start to finish. It was just a fantastic experience. Great communication You know good prices. I could probably get anywhere else. Fantastic all the way around. Couldn't stand up if things about the guy. Well let's give him a shout-out or what's the name of the store It's keta arms. He's right here about pleasant Just a fantastic guy. All the way round i in ata firearms at g. Mail dot com if anybody wants to spell. I can't recommend enough. Just a fantastic guy. There you go. I love doing anybody's free to give a shout out to local gun stores. Who are doing right by. Thank you so much now. Are you already ready for your next gun randy. Well i got him looking for me for a petri sixty five. Xl with the romeo zero am also in the market for a couple of other guns that fifteenth. And i'm sure are going to be another long drawn out process right track them down but i somehow i thought that might be the case. We're good luck. I appreciate that and thank you for the call. That's a great shout. Half of those guys arthur's with us out of brownwood texas on. Hey arthur what you got there. What do you have. We're we're we're back and forth here. We're we're we're jumping on each other so go ahead you go ahead now. Okay i live right in the geographical center of texas and we have Brandon johnson gun works and he is an excellent digger. He is a policeman and has a gun shop on the side. Stocks tremendous amount of guns and ammo. I've been buying like twenty two magnum from fernando fifty rounds and the one thing i called about. I've been listening to your recording nearly all day. I'm in a rehab center right now. rehabbing from open heart surgery. I'm only six years old or are you getting better. I hope i'm doing fine good. It was sergey perfect and just turned eighty six whenever they did the surgery. And no problems in and you were talking about rubers one of your recordings. I don't remember what it was right and you said river Didn't make lever action. Guns i don't know whether i'm missed it are are but i think that's a mistake because i have a ninety six model ninety six ruger lever action right and i have model ninety six rigor automatic with a bottom load end. No guttridge shotgun. And i'm trying to. I'd have to look. I don't know if they're still making those. I was thinking for some reason they were not making those anymore l. They don't make the lever action in more at all right. That's are saying when i said that they. They don't make lever action. I mean they don't currently make it the they used to have that of course but they don't deliver accent anymore. It was actually. It's kind of similar to the old winchester model eighty. It looked a little bit like that which was a really nice lever action to well i have i have a t in twenty two and when you lay all three of them together. It's hard to tell the difference. You can really see the family resemblance exactly right so yeah but no. Yeah the rigor ninety six if you get a hold of one of those That's a nice lever action. They actually made us for a few years and then like our. Why did they stop making. There's only one reason generally because it stopped selling they just didn't sell enough of them or it costs too much which ends up being cost too much to make him didn't ends up being not selling enough so there it is. I'm glad you got one and those are very nice rifles. I appreciate the call sir. And i hope you get better. I hope you continue to improve. Also have marlin lever action. shoots thirty caliber carbine. Shell and need art stroke. Only ancient course shark stroke. Well that's cool. I have to admit. I did not know that. They made the lever action. Marlin in a thirty caliber carving. That is very cool. Never found anybody else. But i've found this known gun brokers two years ago and i had a. Am one car being and a tremendous amount of shells. And i found that about it could burn up some of my cartridges. Here's bad as me. I look go look. I've got all this ammo. I need a gun for this. I do that exact. Same thing right now i got all this forty four mag ammo. I got. I'm gonna get me a lever action for that arthur. Thank you so much for the call. I wish you the best and hope. Get a lot better and you live a lot more great productive years and shoot knows cool guns you got all right. Eight six talk gun. We'll get you here. i'm tom gresham. We'll be right back with more gun. Talk raise your firearms. To a better way of buying your silencer. We are silencer. Central creators of a revolutionary process. In which headaches and hassles are forever silenced by simplicity and common sense. It's a process that begins with paperwork without the word and ends with delivery right to your front door. Learn more about silence or central's easy process at silence or central dot com or call. 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There are many really good long range bullets available but we wanted to load would combine the long range accuracy and external ballistics the six five creed mar with the terminal performance of a heavily constructed. Tough game something that can do the job even when hitting large bones at tough angles the new black hills load featuring one hundred twenty grain hornets next bullet does just that. Black yells ammunition the power of performance. You've seen this story. Donald trump junior may the new head of the nra got floated out there this week and the anti gun media which is to say the media went crazy because you gotta understand. It's really a toss up. They're not quite sure who they hate. Or the trumps hate them both with a vial viciousness that cannot actually be comprehended and the very idea that donald trump junior who they hate will be the head of the nra who they hate was just delicious so they ran with it and they tweeted about it and they ran stories about well. Only one problem actually not a problem for them. Because that chris he's not running high on their list wouldn't true it's totally fake news. Trump says no. But there's this massive uproar and don jr. said like you said my support the way. I've been a member for many many years. You know i'm not going to be the head of it and kind of basically told people know and then same time this really interesting story. David kodori was writing about this and pretty much. Anything david rights. I'm interested in because he's a really good reporter on this charles heller. Who i've worked with before he's always been at the the gun. Rights policy conference has handled the media there for many years. He just podcast. He does a lot of other things. He was interviewed by someone and the paper. He was interviewed by. They said that he said lives lost. A suicide or not as important as the public's right to purchase firearms promptly. Let me say that again. They reported charleston. Said lives lost. A suicide are not as important as the public's right to purchase firearms promptly. According to charles miller co founder and spokesman for the arizona citizens defense league that was cording to the arizona daily star. Is there reporter. Should've known better. Because charles really smart guy and charles m. media guy so charles recorded the interview. There's on daily star reporter. Carol and alamo hail a imo made up the quote charles is totally at hoc. Khokhlov he says quote is a lie. I never said it or said anything close to it. What i said verbatim was and this is exactly what he said because he's got the tape recording. There isn't any excuse for infringing a right. He says you don't say well. You know a few more people might not kill themselves so we're going to infringe everybody else's rights who don't kill themselves the other words he was saying you don't infringe on rights because people misuse products or in this case they use guns to kill themselves. He continued he says what the reporter did there was not a misquote is tributing to me. Something i never said is an outright fabrication. And of course they'd love to say well that's a. He said she said no. No no no. Because charles has the audio recording worse mazing the worst part. He told her on the front. I am recording this call and she still went out there and do this now. What's interesting about it and think about this there. Get away with it. Why who's going to tell their readers that she made it up. They're not going to let charles have access to their paper. Joel's a he's telling all of us gun world that they made it up but the readers of that paper. We'll look at that. Say well those gun people are monsters. They're saying it's more important for them to get their guns property that it is to try to help people who are suicidal. What horrible people. Everybody who reads the article comes away with that and the reporter made it up and there's really nothing you can do about it if you're the subject of the story. It's what they do now. You can try to shame them. You could go to the publisher editor seafood. Get something done. You might have some success there. I caught cnn. Making up quotes twenty six years ago now. Nineteen ninety-four assault weapons ban. The clinton gunman they were running stories about semiautomatic firearms. Except every time they talked about this all weapons ban. They showed video of machine guns. They knew better. We've kept telling them. They knew better they were they were just doing purpose. And they're they made a statement that i thought was very interesting. They said well. According to so. And so i don't remember the gentleman's name at the atf. These assault weapons are used in the majority of murders in the united states. And where they said. Here's one up. With what i know. That's not true. But why would somebody at the atf. Say that fortunately they actually named the guy. It took me about a week to find this guy attracting down call of his office. Talk to him. The guy who'd been quoted by cnn a direct quote that semiautomatic rifles are using the majority of murders in the us. He said well. I never told them that. That's really what do you mean. You didn't tell me he says is it. I never talked to anybody at cnn. Nobody has ever interviewed me. I've never had a conversation with them. They just looked up who was in charge of some department at atf and they made the quota further he said and if they had talked to me i would've told them exactly the opposite. These things are almost never used for murders that still the case today. Twenty five twenty. Six years later i contacted cnn. They said oh well that was a somebody was new. That was a temporary employee. We'll get that corrected on the air. Yeah i'm still waiting for that. One they literally make this stuff up because they think it will help. Move an agenda forward. They working on their narrative. They don't care about facts they don't care about what's real. They only want to massage public opinion. And they're willing to do whatever it takes whether it's somebody working for this little paper in arizona or cnn careful what you read the here for what she believes. Yeah they really are out to get you know. Sometimes you just see story. That makes you smile. Even if it's somebody's going to jail grandmaster jay you may have heard of him. Probably haven't the leader of nfc which is not effing around crew militia group. Black guys scared her guns to the riots. he has his crew around him. I'll carry their guns of them. The start looking enclosed. Go oh wait. That's twenty two rim fire. Oh okay but supposedly. They're really trying to really know what they're doing. Except that in this case not so much. The oh yeah. He's arrested grandmaster jays been arrested. His name is really john johnson. What did he do well. He's one of these riots. He points his ar at several police officers including an fbi agent and secret service agent and they were up on the roof. And i don't know if he was looking at them through a scope probably. I mentioned that to a friend of mine. Used to be the sniper swat team. He said i wanna just shot him on the spot if he did that. You know what's interesting is that they start looking into it if he was in the military and he was demoted in rank and then he was given a lesson honorable discharge as a way to avoid a court martial and weirdly enough. I don't know how it happened. Everybody's trying to figure out how this happened. He got back into the military a few years later which you shouldn't be able to do and then ran a foul of the authorities in demoted. Got a less than honorable discharge in lieu of a court martial israel. Stand up kind of guy. You'd probably be going to club fed now pay bills online one at liberty mo. Hey bill started to purchase a new gun. What's going on here. Well i was going to. But i've talked to some guys gun and they've had some problems with it so i was just thinking that way. They're running twenty four hour shift. You know I think the quality is just not there. I think i'm just gonna buy us and pay the new new price for us go. We're done where you're going to buy. What new gun. Well i'm just wanting a specimen west she'll Ac but one guy told me to hear some problems with it. So i thought. I'll just wait by years one but i wanted that new one will let me ask you a question. Do you ever know anybody who had a problem with ford truck with that. Make you by ford truck. Oh yeah i know. Yeah i know what you mean. Okay like i said. They're they're running you know they're trying to make them as fast as they can. And i know this is kind of off. Subject tom but another thing. I bought a sidesaddle for my shock. Noon and i've had i've got about four lasers crimson trace but i'm gonna have to call them 'cause i've been having problems with this thing and i've seen on the internet but other people are having problems with and you heard anything about that. Well i don't know. I mean we were going to talk about The quality of guns being made and then you switch dominate. So we're not gonna have time to talk about all of it. But i just i can tell you this yes. They're making guns as fast as they can. That doesn't mean they're not doing quality control on their guns. Also all the guns come with a lifetime warranty so they're all covered by a lifetime warranty and yes by the way people do if anybody has the shield easy need to check. There's just a recall on those. They had a vendor who had a promise in parts needed check on that and smith has a website for that just goes smith dash western dot com. But no it doesn't bother me in the slightest about gun is being made today however if you wanna go by us gun not a problem. I am a big fan of guns and generally represented pretty good value although prices are up of course. Hey if you want to be part of the show call me right now. Eight six six talk gun. In the meantime go out and do some shooting this week. Take somebody with you introduce him to this great sport.
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Those stories tonight on sixty minutes. The mass murder last week at the Pittsburgh synagogue has something in common with the deadliest massacres the AARP fifteen semi automatic rifle variations of the AARP fifteen. We're used to kill at a Texas church Alonso Vegas concert Marjory stoneman Douglas, high school in Florida and sandy hook elementary school. The a fifteen style rifle is the most popular rifle in America. There are well over eleven million, and they are rarely used in crime handguns kill far more people. But the fifteen is the choice of our worst mass murderers AR fifteen amunition travels up to three times the speed of sound. And tonight, we're going to slow that down. So you can see why the a r fifteen high-velocity ammo is the fear of every American emergency room. Mass shootings were once so shocking. They were impossible to forget. After. Now they've become so frequent. It's hard to remember the mole. Don't believe that they're gonna. Last Saturday in the Pittsburgh synagogue, eleven were killed six wounded, this is the most Riddick crime scene. I've seen in twenty two years with thorough investigation. Members of the tree of life synagogue, conducting a peaceful service in their place of worship were brutally murdered by gunmen targeting them, simply because of their faith Jost eleven months before it was a church in Sutherland springs, Texas. Assistant fire chief rusty Dunkin was among the first to arrive ninety percent of the people when they were in recognizable. Yeah. The the blood everywhere. I mean, it just covered from head to toe. They were shot, and so many different places. He just couldn't make out who they were the church is now a memorial to the twenty six who were murdered. I've never had the experience not with any kind of weapon. Like this for me to see the damage that it did was unbelievable. It was shattering concrete. I cannot heal. You imagine what it does to human body the police estimate that he fired about four hundred and fifty rounds? I believe I saw the damage it did. All the holes in the church from one side to the other accused the concrete carpet. Thought all a gunshot wound is potentially fatal. No matter what kind of ammunition is used, but Cynthia Bursch showed us the difference in an AR fifteen round against gelatin targets in her ballistics lab at the university of southern California years of research have gone into kind of what the makeup should be of this ordinance gelatin to really represent what damage you would see in your soft issues. So this is a pretty accurate representation of what would happen to human beings. This is currently considered the kind of the state of the art. This is a nine millimeter bullet from a handgun, which we captured in slow motion the handgun bullet traveled about eight hundred miles an hour. It's sliced nearly straight all the way through the gel a little bit louder. Now look at the AARP fifteen round. The difference. It's three times faster and struck with more than twice the force. The shock wave of the a r fifteen bullet blasted a large cavity in the jail. Unlike the bullet from the handgun while there's enormous difference. You can see what exactly there's fragments in. Here. There's cutter took a curving came out. You can see a much larger area in terms of the fractures that are inside. Now watch from above on top the handgun at bottom. The a or fifteen. It's just exploded exploded tumbling. So what happens is this particular round is designed to tumble and break apart today, the nine millimeter handgun round has a larger bullet, but this fifteen round has more gun powder, accelerating its velocity both around and the rifle where designed in the nineteen fifties for the military. The result was the insects teen for our troops and the AARP fifteen for civilians as a lot more damage to tissues, both bow and Oregon's whatever that gets kind of even near this bullet path the bones aren't going to just break. They're going to shatter our aren't just going to kind of tear are are have breezes on. They're going to be parts of them are going to be destroyed that fairly describes the wounds suffered by twenty nine year old JoAnn ward that Sutherland springs Baptist church. She was shot more than twenty times while covering her children. Ward was dead her daughters. Mortally wounded as assistant fire chief rusty Dunkin made his way from the back of the sanctuary as I got a couple rows up. Rylance hand reached out from under his step, mom and grandma pan league. I wouldn't even know he was alive until he did that I didn't even see him under her. That's where we and who made eye contact for the first time, JoAnne wards five year old stepson Ryland ward was hit five times and was nearly gone when he reached trauma surgeon Lillian Leo at San Antonio university hospital how much Rylance blood. Do you think was lost before he came to you at least half? This is right Ryan's e r x Ray s you see the two bullet fragments that are in him. The x Ray shows you the solid fragments of the shrapnel in the bullets, but it doesn't tell you much about the damage to the soft tissue now. And it doesn't tell you. What's on the inside? I mean, a bomb went off on the inside. And our job is to go in there and clean it up a bomb went off on the inside because of the shock wave. These high velocity rounds cracked Ryland, endured twenty four surgeries to repair his arm leg pelvis, intestines kidney, bladder and hip at some point. It's like putting Humpty Dumpty back together. Again, what do you mean? Well, his organs are now in different pieces, and you have to reconstruct them the arm was missing soft tissue skin muscle. And part of the nerves were damaged Aboul has to be put back together some of the areas of injury has to heal itself. So you can see that he can walk around like a normal child and behave as normal as possible with the a or fifteen it's not just the speed of the bullet. But also how quickly hundreds of bullets can be fired. The AR fifteen is not a fully automatic machine gun. Fires only one round with each pull of the trigger. But in Las Vegas last year, it sounded like a machine gun. Special add on device called a bump stock allowed the killer to pull the trigger rapidly enough to kill fifty eight and wound four hundred eighty nine. In other mass killing cer fifteen was fired without a bump stock, but even then it can fire about sixty rounds of minute. Munition magazines that hold up to one hundred rounds can be changed in about five seconds. Remember hearing the gunshots. Go off in. Thanks nervous. And scared and all of a sudden, I felt something hit me you've been shot. How many times for a times how many surgeries three? For my arm. My stomach and my ruse in lung. Last February seventeen year old Mattie Wilford was at school Marjory stoneman Douglas high school in parkland, Florida. Shippen teen were murdered seventeen wounded. And just remember thinking to myself. There's no way like not me. Please not me. I don't want to go yet. Her vital signs were almost nonexistent. She looked like all the blood head gone out of our body. She was in a state of deep shot paramedic Laszlo Hedo save Mattie Wilford in part because Broward County EMS recently quipped itself for the battlefield wounds that the AARP fifteen in flicks. We carry active killer kids in our in our rescues active killer kit. Yes, what is that? That is a kit that has five turn it gets five the compression needles. Five Hema static ages five emergency trauma, dressings Dr Peter and tivi Broward County medical director told us today's wounds, demand, a new kind of training taking through one of his or take you through our protocols almost everything we do is based on. What the military has taught us. We never used to carry Turner kits. We never used to carry chess heels. These are things that were done in the military for many many years win do all of that change. It really changed. I think after sandy hook after sandy hook elementary school where twenty first graders and six educators were killed where they are fifteen rounds a campaign called stop the bleed began nationwide that really tight and to in doctors, including Lillian Lau in San Antonio, make this tight or training civilians, who are truly the first responders. There have been nearly thirty thousand classes like this in the last three years you have to go the second route that she stopped the bleeding here. Does it hurt her face it? You can do it the day after the shooting. My kids are waking up and their school. And my son heard kind of heard what had happened the night before when I was on the scene any looked at me. With the fear of God that he had to go to school that day. My first instinct was he needs a bleeding kit. My son today has a bleeding kit on his person, how old is she twelve years old here, it is this is we we I've given him this. And I've taught him how to use it. You believe that these mass casualty events have become so common that it is important for everyone in this country to be prepared everyone. That's where we are in America. Rheinland wards survived the church massacre because firefighter, rusty Dunkin used his belt as attorney it. You're going over the last year Ryland has worked often six days a weeks, but control learning to sit listening all your muscles stand and walk against. Very strong. You're very strong. This actually goes in hospital yet. Did you meet some new people in the hospital? You were there for a long time. Had you know. They told me I talked to some of the people who helped you. There was a doctor. Out Dr Lau. Yes. How are you? Good. Yeah. How's your arm? Good. I may see he has his strength back. It's remarkable. Really? But healing from the loss of his stepmother and sisters won't be as quick. How's it? Mattie Wilford is also moving forward like many who suffer physical trauma her interests have turned to medicine. And internship medic where she's studying the kind of surgeries that saved her. Not long ago. Many communities Sumed mass murder would never come to them. Today all Americans are being asked to prepare for the grievous wounds. Of high velocity rounds. Thirty six hours from now polls will open for the midterm elections in four hundred seventy congressional seats will be up for grabs. One of the most surprisingly competitive races has been unfolding in Texas. The Senate election, they're pitting incumbent Ted Cruz in the red corner against challenger to a roar. In the blue corner represents more than just gripping political theater. A clash of big personalities and record-setting fundraising on the surface. The candidates have plenty in common to Texans Europe part at age who left the state for Ivy league schools before returning their even elected to congress the same day six years ago, but in this divided cultural and political moment cruise o roar has become a national barometer for American politics in the unlikeliest of places as goes, Texas. So we'll go the future of the United States of America. Eight forty seven Senator Ted Cruz has gone from key party disruptor to Republican party stalwart. In my good friend, your Senator Ted. A recent Sunday. He shared the stage with Texas governor, Greg Abbott in a roadhouse in his hometown of Houston, Texas. Is equally familiar with the levers of power in the art of politics. Now, why is it that people come to Texas because Texas is where the opportunity is because Texas is where the freedom is. We sat down with the incumbent at a Houston barbecue joint. We've had our cameras following for weeks. You're you're working out there. One of the central principles. You're trying to get across. When I ran six years ago. I told the people Texas I'd fight every day for low taxes low regulations and lots of jobs, my twin passions in life have been the American Fran process them and the US constitution. We will stand together in this solidly red state. Cruise comes to battle armed with a loyal base gun. Rights advocates verb nights of Angelica lls in big business. He also has the support of the sitting president Ted's opponent in this race. Is a stone cold phony named Robert Francis. Orrock sometime. We heard to as Beethoven actually it's pronounce bento nickname for Robert that he picked up in his hometown of El Paso sorta. He's a three term US congressman from the west Texas border. Bass player in a punk band. A war is finally at age forty six achieved rockstar status. We are the defining immigrant story and experience a border state that understands the bilateral relationship with Mexico who were counts on the vote of Texas of millennials minorities in urban professionals. He spent months threading his way through Texas while his small team live streams, everything even the most Monday moments. So we're going to eat these after dinner. When we met him in Waco, recently booth is dominant and his voice were tapped. I don't know that there could be much more on the line than than there is today. I don't know the choices could be any more clear. The contrast any greater why do you think so many people both inside Texas but beyond texts or so captivated by this race? I think the way in which we are running it without packs without special interests without pollsters without consultants. Go into every county all two hundred fifty four at this really divided moment. Everybody knowing that they're invited to be part of this. And the fact that some of your stereotypes. But what you think Texas is. Aren't necessarily true. He's right. The state's longtime slogan says it all Texas, it's like a whole other country. But no more forget, the image of Texas as this outsized outlier right now, it's actually a strikingly accurate reflection of the United States as a whole. Like america. The state is more diverse than ever four ten Texans or Hispanic. In crews, his hometown of Houston is set to overtake Chicago as the third largest American city after New York in LA, Texas is growing like crazy. There's no state like Texas. I think we've got a over a thousand people day moving to Texas. Texas may be carpeted with flatlands and prairies, but the open skies are being pierced with skyscrapers, Texas is an urban state three of the most populous top ten cities are in Texas and number eleven Austin Lawrence right is a longtime resident of Austin in the author of the book. God, save Texas. He characterizes the state in terms of two different radio frequencies, you divided Texas into what you call AM, Texas in FM, Texas. Explain it. Well, I think a Texas is what most people outside of Texas think the state is AM, Texas is, you know, Rush Limbaugh social conservative very evangelical 's and so on and yet there's a site of Texas that many people don't really understand. And that's the FM, Texas, which is more urban progressive more like other cities in the country the big question, which freak. Will have the greater signal strength on Tuesday. I think that a lot of the tea party. Political figures in power ride now see over the horizon, and what they see is a big change coming their way, and that changes Brown in changes young and that change is not so conservative. That's the way this coming into Texas. Like, all the midterm raises. The specter of Donald Trump of hers over the campaign in the case of cruise his newfound coziness with the president strikes. Many as hypocritical. Given how bitterly they opposed each other in the last presidential election in two thousand sixteen you're running against President Trump, and he disparages your father and your wife your accepting his support reconcile that. Listen, twenty sixteen was a hard-fought campaign. And there were hard blows thrown all around. Now. I could have said, you know, I've got hurt feelings. I don't like the things he said on the campaign. So I'm gonna take my marbles and go home, frankly, I think that would have been a really selfish decision. Marbles implies this schoolyard stuff. What about your father at the end of the day? It's not about me. It's not about being selfish and worrying about my hurt feeling. And so listen, I don't apologize for not being self centered. And pat. Pounding my foot and refusing to work with the president. I'm going to do my job for the people of Texas to what extent are you running against Ted Cruz to what extent are you running against Donald Trump? I'm not running against anyone really mean, I want to make sure that we are aware of the choice before us. It's it's walls. It's Muslim bans presses the enemy of the people. We know where that road takes us we've seen that movie before. But given the stakes if we're only organized against those things than we demean our opportunity to to define this country in the most positive ambitious way possible. Here's an old Texas Saint there's nothing in the middle of the road, but yellow stripes and dead armadillos in this case both candidates are squarely in their lanes. He wants to abolish ice. I want to abolish the IRS. What have we ended up war on drugs into the prohibition on marijuana? Texans. Gonna have a choice between a person who's seen as being too far. Right and another who seen as being too far left. I think betta is elected. You can then say Texas is no longer read as purple if Texas is in play if it's no longer deal reliable read that it's been for such a long time. Then the politics of the country are going to change right now. The politics of the country are split in two with Americans taking unyielding positions on climate change guns, healthcare and immigration, a topic that has pertain. Residents in Texas in maybe the biggest divide between the candidate. Although I'll tell you live almost my entire life. Forty six years on this planet in El Paso, one half of the largest national community in the hemisphere. Also happens to be one of the safest cities in the United States of America, not inspite because we are a city of immigrants. He wants to make it no longer a crime to cross the border illegally. That would be the very definition of open borders. I just think that the politics of trying to scare you about me is politics that all of us are sick of he'll tell you that. I want open borders his mischaracterization his dishonesty his lies. He employs those tactics. Because in the past they've been shown to be affected. Cruise his practice traditional retail, politics, and relies on his party's infrastructure pack, money and traditional media. Roy Moore is kept his party's establishment at arm's length. We've noticed you haven't had a lot of the stars of the Democratic Party was before. And Bernie Sanders for President Obama. They haven't come to Texas. Are you trying to distance yourself from the party not distancing myself? But I don't want anyone coming in from the outside. I want the people of Texas to decide this on their own terms. This election may not come down to ideas personalities or even money so much as who shows up early voting in Texas shattered expectations up more than five hundred percent among young voters from the previous mid-term, we keep hearing about the importance of turnout. Yes. On election day for this election. If you look at the dynamics we've got numbers on our side. There are a lot more conservative than there are liberals with the Aurora campaign has had on their side is intensity. The liberals who are in Texas are really really mad. They hate president tr. That anger is dangerous. I mean that anger is mobilising. It means they're gonna show up. No matter. What is I've said the crawl over broken broken glass show up. Another good thing. Look intensity is always potent intensity. Turns people out at that. And the polls you working on the assumption that the more people that show up the better your odds of winning. Yeah. I I think the more people that show up the better we do. Why? Because the people who are fired up right now are fired up to do something great for this country. That's that's my sense. I don't have a pollster. So I can't quantify this assumption for you. But the turn out that we're seeing is already off the charts. You mentioned no posters, no pack money. And from the looks of it, you're running this campaign out of the front senior minivan idea. Yes. The great idea. It's fun. It's the most direct way to connect with people a love being on the road every day going to one community after the next. It's it's the only way to really get to know the state in the people that you want to serve when we decide that we're going to invest in people great things happen. If you. Regulations and lots of jobs, if you believe in defending the constitution to polish politicians both in their forties sending stars and their parties. There Centene Texas the stakes are really high in this race. Yeah. Because you know, we already have one who ran for president. And but for Donald Trump might have gotten the nomination. And and then we have won this already been talked about as a future presidential contender. Without regard to whether he wins this race or not they each have a core constituency that wants to be heard that's something they have in common and it runs very deep. If we lose our freedom here, where do we go? And so look, I believe this when I was ten I believe this when I was in college. I believe this now that freedom works freedom matters, this this is going to be a defining moment for us. I'm confident that people in the future. We'll look back on two thousand eighteen. The look back on this state specifically and say that Texas decided all. Every once in a while, we come across the story of people trying to push the limits of what human beings can do athletes competing against each other against mother nature herself. When we first met a surfer and Gary McNamara six years ago, he just said a world record for riding. The biggest wave anyone ever had surfers? Some around the world have been trying to break McNamara's record ever since as you're about to see someone finally has each winter big wave surfers bring their boards and their bravery to an unlikely spot where the waves can get as tall as buildings. It's not in Hawaii or Australia. It's off the coast of Portugal in an ancient town called Naza Ray Garrett McNamara. I had the ride of his life. The joint waves appear up Nausori every winter just as they have for thousands of years. Few surfers knew about this place until two thousand eleven Garrett. Mcnamara was towed into the seventy eight foot wave by jet ski. He had a camera mounted on his surfboard and one on the shore reporting him as he got into place. Go of the tow rope. And begin his record-setting rhyme. I didn't realize that big of a wave until it came down from above just reading my shoulder. Almost squash me almost claps. Schwartz people who have not ridden a seventy eighth away to understand what it feels like the power of that way. How do you describe it a lot of snowboarded or skied imagine going as fast as you go down a mountain, and then imagine hitting some ice maybe some mogul. And then imagine. An avalanche coming down after you. Than imagine not trying to run away from it. Trying to stay as close as possible to the whole time. Chasing you and now the mountains moving and not just avalanche. The whole mountain is moving. That's what it's like riding shine. It waves. It sounds terrifying. For the average person. Could easily be hell. If you haven't figured it out by now, Garrett McNamara is not your average person started focusing them big waves in the mid ninety s attracted by the challenge. And the rush of adrenaline. He got writing them. Before setting the world record. It already made a name for himself with some incredible rides. Got and some epic wipeouts. Broke briggs. Three different times broke feet. Hurt this knee back stitches from head to toe times you've been stitched up. I don't know at least one hundred if not more, and I stopped going the doctor. He's crazy glue now. So I. Yeah. Crazy, everything if I can crazy glue. It is getting crazy glued if you put it perfectly back together and put a crazy. And back into water that day. Mcnamara for surf the waters over Nausori Portugal in two thousand and ten. What do people think either? I know in the beginning. They thought it was absolutely crazy because local resident had emailed him. This picture of a wave hooping to attract surfers and boost the local economy. Generation's Nausori was known as a sleepy fishing village. It was only the town's fishermen who braved these treacherous waters. Hundreds have drowned within sight of their loved ones on shore. When we first came here in two thousand and twelve there weren't many surfers riding these monster waves. Today things Lord court Garrett McNamara. The water is now crowded with them. Sure. Throngs of spectators gather around a one hundred year old White House to watch the credible rides. And dangerous falls. It's like Waterworld then they're like God for waves. Now, it's really funny competing for wave. Yeah. Competed fighting full-on. Surfer's wanna challenge themselves here in Nassir, it this is the proving ground when it comes to a team much more about teamwork here. The need somebody with jetski to watch over you. And once it gets over sixty feet. Yeah. Everybody's challenging themself and their skills here. It's dangerous even for the jet skiers. It's almost more dangerous because you got this big machine. All of a sudden the wave lands on you, and you're stuck with the machine. Last November McNamara was riding jet skiing towing his friend, British surfer. Andrew cotton into this massive wave Naza Ray. Didn't go as planned. The bull. This thing literally explode like a bomb and he flew into mid air like a cannonball. He was a human cannonball cotton was in the wrong. Spot on the wave had to jump off his board disappeared momentarily before being thrown forward. Like a rag doll landed poured on the water and broke his back. The shook when three my back is it was like hitting concrete. Couldn't was rescued and brought onto the beach. He's been months recovering, but is already back in Nanri surfing once again. As what guy wasn't really that bad, dude. You broke your back. Yeah. I mean, it was it was an impact. The thing is amazing about Naasi. Is you never know when you're gonna get this would make Nausori so exciting seem day in through cutting gut hurt a Brazilian surfer named Rodriguez Kosheh caught the ride of his life in this wave that some observers thought might have broken Garrett McNamara's record. My you all officially amazing. Just a few months later another Brazilian surfer. Maya Cabrera said a new women's will record on a wave that measured sixty eight feet. Anything will be the next surfer world record. Capable people to set the record. We wanted to see these world famous waves up close. So we rig McNamara's jet ski with three minutes. On the whole time attached another to the end of the stick. I could easily carry. Also plays three cameras with high powered zoom lenses on the cliffs overlooking where the waves break and hired another cameraman, George Leo to follow us. Eight cameras rolling into jetskis. We took off from the horror in Nassir. Yeah. We to see for sills just how powerful in dangerous the waves here or good tonight on that. We had no idea while we were in for. That McNamara considered these waves relatively tamed. They were only twenty to thirty feet high. Hold on. It's not just the wind and the current that makes the waves here. So massive if the existence of an underwater canyon at keep his point the Kenyan is nearly three times the depth of the Grand Canyon starts about hundred miles offshore and runs nearly all the way onto shore. All energy funnels like a V. So all his energy comes down to Ken in a series of hits a shallow point. Getting hit with all that energy is according to McNamara part of the joy of big wave surfing this wave in Nausori ditched, his board to prevent it from hitting see McNamara is a little spec on the lip of the wave. This is the view from the camera on his board. Lip lands on me. I get a. I'm under forever. And I would just loving every bit. It was amazing the way use obliterated in sort of blissful. It's a little weird. What's the enjoyment of getting a blitz of getting wiped out? I think it's just out. There's out of control like when you're riding the wave you still in control somewhat. You're at the mercy of the way, but you can choose your path and your destiny when you're underwater getting pounded you are at the mercy of the ocean, you're like a grain of sand in the washing machine on spin cycle going all different directions. And and that loss control is feel alive feel alive. But two years ago McNamara's desire to feel alive nearly cost him his life. It was in the northern California's spot known as Mavericks when he attempted to catch this wave which he thinks was fifty to sixty feet high. I was a perfect spot. Paddled stood a thought I had it. Oh my God. And right when I hit I'll going so fast, just broke. My shattered. My head the humorous head in nine pieces and broke the shaft off the head where it lodged itself in my pet. Wait a minute. The bone lodged in your pack McNamara was rescued by a rider on a jet ski and looted into an ambulance. When you went to see Dr what did they say? The doctor said I made my never surfing in at home in Hawaii. His recovery was slow and excruciating McNamara's shoulder had to be surgically reconstructed with nine screws and a middle plate. He was bedridden for months. I wanted to die. That's how bad the pain. His wife Nicole helped him through his rehabilitation which took more than a year. Neck Namara is fifty one now and he Nicole live in Portugal during the winter with their son. He still feels the pain in his shoulder when he had but he's back on the water. Says he's a different person than he was before the accident. You know, the main thing it did is took the monkey off my back. I used to have to ride every single swallow everywhere in the world, if I had the ability to get there or I was on suicide watch you always looking for the biggest wave biggest best perfect. And now the monkey jumped off I can I can be sitting at home in Hawaii and see the biggest of the year coming here and be so happy and just say, no, I'm happy right here. It sounds like at fifty one of the biggest dare-devils out. There is growing up. I don't wanna say I'm growing up, but I definitely feel content. That may be just as well. Remember that wave Brazilian Rodrigue Kosheh caught last November after the world surf league analyze video and photographs Vegas. Wave award is a good question cleared. It was eighty feet tall two feet taller Garrett. Mcnamara's records. Being wave. Mapombere says he couldn't be happier for Kosheh and for Nausori which remains in the record books. He may have lost his world record. But that seem month he gained something much more important a baby daughter her middle. Name is not suray. In the mail this week viewers commented on the story. We called inside the secret archive. The former executive assistant to the Catholic Bishop of buffalo leaked the names of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse names that were withheld by the Bishop Bill Whitaker interviewed whistle blower, Chevron O'Connor about her decision. Please tell the courageous young woman who released the material that she is a heroin. Our clergy's seem not interested in doing any house cleaning, even those who did not commit abuse themselves allowed it to continue by their silence. Why is def- rocking or banishment? I e early retirement the worst fate for so many of these criminals. I'm Scott Pelley. We'll be back next week with another edition of sixty minutes.
Cracks in GOP support for Trump gives Democratic agenda hope
"The way matters show. We at nine eastern on MSNBC. Thanks for joining us this hour, very happy to have you with us. So the great state of Kansas is a red state has been for a long while now in the twenty sixteen presidential election. Kansas went for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton by something like twenty points, twenty one points just a blowout in two thousand sixteen but two years after that blow out in the twenty eighteen election, which just happened in November Kansas voters elected a democrat as their governor name is Laura Kelly on that same night that Laura Kelly was elected Kansas governor, an incumbent Republican congressman from Kansas. Kevin yoder. He also lost his seat to a democrat. He lost his congressional seat to a native American gay democratic woman named cherise David's and amid all of the glass ceilings that David's sh- mashed through in order to get that seat off. Kevin yoder. It's also just sort of a part. Zain wonder that there is a democrat in the Kansas congressional delegation. But cherise David's is that. And then it just kind of didn't stop on election night since midterm election night in November. There's been a little mini landslide of incumbent Republican members of the state legislature. Switching parties in Kansas since election night, four different members of the Kansas state legislature ditched, the Republican party and proclaimed that henceforth they are Democrats. And I mean, no still nobody's going to argue that Kansas should be called a blue state, even with the defections of all those state legislators since election night, both the state house and the state Senate are still really bright red in Kansas. But with cherise David's taking that Republican incumbent congressional seat and with Laura Kelly taking the governorship and with these four members of the state legislature flipping from Republican to democrat Kansas is still red. But it is starting to take a sort of light purple tinge around the edges. And here's another thing that has just happened in Kansas. You might remember that before the midterm elections. This this year our show actually spent a pretty good amount of time in Kansas specifically in a famous and historic town called dodge city, which is fan gunsmoke tastic. Jacqueline. You take Bulow. Then you take the rest of your men. And you get out of dodge. He'll get out of dodge Dodd city of gunsmoke fame dodge city is in southwest Kansas. They do still celebrate the old gunsmoke vibe. There is a gun fighters wax museum there in coincident with the Kansas teachers hall of fame, it's an awkward pairing. But you know, they both pay rent. These days dodge city's industrial base is meat packing. And that meatpacking industry has attracted a lot of Hispanic workers. And their families dodge City Kansas has now a majority minority town, it's majority Hispanic, and the reason we ended up spending some time there before the midterm elections. This past year is because Republican elected officials in red state Kansas made some striking decisions when it came to voting in dodge city, which is the largest majority minority community in that entire state. When Laura Kelly the democrat was running for governor in Kansas this past November the Republican candidate. She was up against was named Chris co back. He's known nationally as someone of a national profile in part because he was the head of President Trump's sort of bogus and now disbanded voter fraud commission. Crisco Bach has also made somewhat of a national name for himself in recent years. Trying to sell other states besides Kansas on policies that are designed to make it as hard as possible for likely democratic voters to cast their vote and get it counted. But while he was running for Kansas governor this past November. He was simultaneously serving as the secretary of state in Kansas as the top elections official in that state and under his leadership. It was decided that dodge city, the largest majority minority town in the whole state. It was decided that they would be relieved of their one voting place there. One polling location. There's like thirteen thousand ish registered voters dodge city. They were already in pretty bad shape. In terms of access to the polls before this past election for those thirteen thousand voters there was precisely one voting place in all of dodge city before this last election, but then for the midterms for the November elections in which Chris Kovac was going to be a top of the ballot is the Republican candidate for governor for the midterms. Republican officials in Kansas decided that that one polling place in dodge city was one polling place too many. And so that polling place would be shut they said it was because construction was going to make that one polling place in dodge city inaccessible, so they closed that one voting place for the whole town and instead opened up another one way outside the city limits. So that's why we sent a staffer there. We sent a producer from the show to go to dodge to see if there was any observable ground truth here, right? If there was any rhyme or reason to this this claim from Republican elected officials in the state who decided that thirteen thousand mostly Hispanic voters in dodge City, Kansas should be afforded precisely zero places to vote in their town. The first thing we learned when we got to dodge is that the new polling place that they opened outside the city. Limits was hard to get to with a car. It was impossible to get to without one. The second thing we learned by visiting dodge city was that the extensible reason for closing the one polling place in town. The supposed construction at the traditional polling place did not really seem to be much of anything that was directly impinging on access to that polling place. There were plenty of other events being staged at that location where the polling place had been there was no kind of mass disruption that might justify what they were trying to get away with. The whole thing seemed even more suspicious when we learned that county election officials had sent notices to new voters in dodge city that contained the wrong address for their new outside city limits polling place, the situation seemed to get even worse than that. When the ACLU of Kansas wrote to the local elections officials the county county official who had who had moved the polling place outside of town. And who had sent out the wrong address for at the ACLU wrote to that county election official asking for her help in publicizing voter helpline that would contain the correct polling place information that top county elections, official forwarded that Email from the ACLU, she forwarded it forwarded it to crisco back to the office of the Republican secretary of state, adding her own caption to this help that the ACLU had asked for which she added to that Email was her own commentary. And it was I quote LOL. This is what I got in the mail from the U L. Which in this case means, of course, no, I'm not going to give you any help publicizing the truth. Dress. After all that the ACLU sued. They argued what was happening in dodge city was illegal. It was for one thing disenfranchising Hispanic voters in that town, one of the named plaintiffs in that case was a very impressive young man named Alejandro Rangel. Lopez eighteen years old local high school senior he told us that for his eighteenth birthday last year. He was super psyched to be able to vote for the first time, but he really wanted to be able to vote in the town where he lives, and so he thought that was worth fighting for. Families immigrants. My friends are immigrants. This community is made up of immigrants and many of those are undocumented or docket, DACA recipients or are dreamers, and they don't have the right to lower have any other rights that citizens like myself have and as instilled by my parents, it's very important that people who have the opportunity to vote exercise that right to though and do anything possible to make it easier or to make their voice heard about issues that are important to them in the end all one hundred did not get to vote inside city limits in dodge city in the two thousand eighteen election, despite the lawsuit a judge ruled that it was too close to election day to make any changes to the planned polling places for November's midterm elections. So everybody wanted to vote in dodge city had to figure out some way to get to this out of town location. But now tonight we can tell you that the next time. There's an election in dodge city, which is going to be primary elections in August of this year for the next election in dodge city, people will be actually allowed to vote inside city limits because that lawsuit worked all that pressure. All of that fight caused the Republican county election clerk to finally given. They've now announced okay fine. They will announce and open to new polling places inside the city limits in dodge city, and they will be ready for this year's primaries. Alejandro and Lou lock which is the league of United Latin American citizens and the ACLU they filed a voluntary motion to dismiss their lawsuit. Once that announcement was made by the county because they got what they were after. And so you know, it they didn't get it in time for the midterms. But they got it. Sometimes when you fight you win sometimes when you are fighting in an environment that seems absolutely unforgiving an impossible. Sometimes the environment changes around you, and it allows you to win one of the places that democrat Laura Kelly campaign for governor when she was on her way to winning the state house, one of the places she campaigned was in dodge city what she campaigned on their improving voters access to the pulse. Well, now voters access to the polls is improved in dodge city, and she's in charge of state government and crisco back is unemployed. But again ground truth in dodge city this next time you will no longer have to leave town devote like you did before. I mean, there's still there's still a couple of things to watch. Here. The case was dismissed without prejudice. Which means that case can come back to life pretty much instantly. If the plaintiffs come to believe that they need to do that in order to hold the county and hold the state to account right to make sure that Hispanic voters are getting equal treatment in that town and in Kansas. It can come back. That's what dismissing it without prejudice means. And if you think about it, it is still a little bit nuts that for thirteen thousand voters. There's only two plan to polling places in dodge city. But it's better. I mean, at least two polling places is to more than what they had which is zero. So it's not like that fight is permanently over, but they did win what they were trying to get a win is a win for one hundred and for the and for the voters in that town who are not gonna take it lying down. And it does show you that things change even in places where it seems like they cannot ever change things change. Kansas voted for Trump. I twenty points two years later. They voted for Laura Kelly to become the democratic governor of that state that same night that Laura Kelly became the democratic governor of Kansas. That's the same night. Of course that Democrats won control of the house of representatives in Washington. And over these last few days, we have started to see the substance of what that is going to mean in terms of how your federal government works how congress works how it spends its time. What it works on the first Bill of the Democrats brought up and held hearings on is what they call HR one. It's a big omnibus Bill on voting rights and anti-corruption measures. This is legislation that sorta hits all the high points on small d democratic reform. It would stop a partisan gerrymandering for congressional districts. So instead of having state legislatures draw the congressional districts to maximally benefit their own party. Instead, it would be independent nonpartisan redistricting in every state. So you don't have all these guaranteed Republican seats or guaranteed democratic seats, and it would be all across the country. It would make election day a federal holiday, so nobody has to skip voting because they can't get time off work to do it. It would guarantee early voting days for every federal election in every state in the country right now some states offer early. Devoting? Some don't it would established nationwide voter registration where you have the opportunity to opt out if you don't want to be registered. But otherwise, you're registered it would stop states from dumping registered voters off their roles in purges, like the ones that are advocated nationwide by Chris co back it would make the president and the supreme court subject to the same ethics and anticorruption rules as everybody else in government. Imagine that it would force dark money groups and super PACS to have to disclose their donors. So we'd have no more anonymous money flooding into election campaigns. When when the Democrats I introduced this legislation you always pick something to be HR one right to show. This is our first priority. This is what we want to be known for us. We take the gavel when the Democrats I put forward this legislation. I don't think the Republicans worried too much about it or even thought too much about it at first when the Democrats held their first hearings on HR one this week and the Republican witnesses just got roasted and Republican members of congress had a very hard time. Mounting sober sounding arguments against many of the elements of this Bill, particularly the anti-corruption stuff. I I think the Republicans started to take the threat and the potential appeal of this legislation more seriously. This is a house Bill, but in response to this house Bill Senator Mitch McConnell got up on the floor of the Senate and called it a power grab. Democratic Senator Bryan shots of Hawaii. Clapped back at him. Yes. Voting is a power grab by citizens. One of the other elements of HR one that that never would have been controversial, let alone a partisan issue as recently as just a few years ago is a provision that would require candidates for vice president and candidates for president to disclose their tax returns to the public or they wouldn't be allowed to run. The Donald Trump presidential candidacy was the first time since Nixon that a presidential candidate hasn't disclosed his or her tax returns, let alone an actual sitting president not disclosing his or her tax returns. But despite that stark break from bipartisan precedent and ongoing questions about what it is about his tax returns that he did not want to disclose Republicans absolutely decided not to care at least they decided not to do anything about that. When they held unified control of congress for the first two years of the Trump presidency today, we learned that will change under the new democratic leadership in this congress next week on Thursday, the subcommittee led by congressman John Lewis subcommittee in ways, and means will convene the first hearing that has ever happened on candidate tax returns the first tax returns hearings since Donald Trump became the first major party candidate to refuse to release. His the hearing will be called legislative. Puzzles and tax law related to presidential and vice presidential tax returns. Again, this is in the context of proposed democratic legislation that would make it a requirement that all vice presidential and presidential candidates. Have to disclose them. If they want to run that hearing will be a week from today to o'clock, they're live livestream. It. Already in the few days that they have been up and running in congress since the shutdown ended Democrats have convened hearings on drug companies hiking the price of prescription drugs. You might remember the polling around the election time that showed that healthcare and healthcare costs were the single greatest motivating factor for Americans who turned out to vote in this year's elections. Those voters when they turned out elected Democrats by historic margin. They flipped forty Republican seats to the Democratic Party Democrats know that they know anger and fear and concern about healthcare costs is a big part of what drove voters to pick them and put them in office. And so the first full day of hearings under the democratic into the Democratic Congress included aggressive hearings on drug companies hiking the price of their drugs. Democrats have also convened hearings on the president's remarkable. And as yet explicitly unjustified decision to send thousands of US troops to the border right before the. Midterm elections was that a presidential stunt that was designed to have a political impact in for no other substantive reason. It's at least worth asking Democrats have started already next week on Wednesday for the first time in eight years. There will be a house hearing on climate change. Actually, there's going to be two one of the energy committee in one of the natural resources committee. The chairs of those committees are Democrats now Raul Grijalva and Frank Pallone. Both Democrats neither of whom believe that climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese that is easily disproven by the continued existence of winter. Next week for the first time in eight years. There will also be a congressional hearing on gun violence. I think about that for a second. Eight years. There has not been a house hearing on gun violence in eight years that means through sandy hook and through Aurora Colorado and through the navy yard shootings. And what happened in San Bernardino and Orlando the pulse nightclub shooting in Las Vegas and Sutherland springs, Texas, which one thousand seven people were shot and killed and the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre and parkland Florida through all of these and those are just like off the top of my head. I mean, those are just some of them, right? I mean, the house has held zero hearings. They've had zero response they have paid zero attention to anything having to do with all of these gun massacres in the country. They actually thought about having hearing on gun violence in two thousand seventeen they got close. But then it was called off because of the congressional baseball game shooting. In two thousand sixteen after what happened at the pulse nightclub in Orlando. We're fifty people were killed another fifty three were shot and wounded after that one that was when congressman John Lewis led democratic members of the house in a sit in on the floor of congress. They sat it remember that they sat in overnight for twenty five hours demanding that the Republicans allow some kind of haute on some kind of gun reform, some kind of response anything. Republicans did nothing in response. Nothing. Not a hearing not even a hearing to talk about it in eight years. Well, now next week with the Democrats in charge. There will be a gun violence hearing. It'll be in the judiciary committee. California. Congressman Ted lieu is on that committee. When that hearing was announced he said online, quote, the American people delivered control of the house to Democrats. What does that mean? No more stupid hearings about Hillary's emails instead next Wednesday. House Judiciary will hold a hearing on gun violence next Thursday. We will pass a Bill on background checks. And the house will hold all of these hearings. And they will in all likelihood pass a ton of stuff. Nancy Pelosi is very good at managing her caucus. So that when stuff comes to the floor. It comes to the floor because they knew know who's going to vote for it. And they bring stuff to the floor because they wanted to pass. And then they pass it now when they pass stuff in the house will any of that go anywhere. We'll any of this pressure from congress change anything the attention that they can bring to stuff through hearings will it change. Anything will make new policy. I know they'll be able to pass bills in the house does that mean they'll be able to pass new laws. There's the Senate there's the White House. I don't know. But the prospect of what they are doing already all of a sudden makes congress way more relevant than it has been in a long time. Democrats and some observers who do not want to be quoted. Are are already suggesting that even looking at some of that stuff. That's in the Democrats big big HR one Bill some of the anti-corruption measures in that Bill if they're broken out alone. Some of those might be too hard for Republicans to resist some of those might get sufficient Republicans support they could potentially become law. We'll we'll see. There are real signs that things could actually change and maybe in short order on issues related to foreign policy where even Republicans in the Senate appear willing to break with the president from time to time the number of Republican senators who crossed over and voted with Democrats to try to stop the Trump administration from lifting Russian sanctions on Oleg der Pasqua that number of Republican crossovers was not sufficient to stop the administration. They needed a couple more votes, but it did hit double digits and in the house that was well over one hundred Republicans who joined with Democrats to try to stop the Trump administration on that too. Today. Senate Republicans got behind the legislative rebuke of the president on Syria and Afghantistan the president has tweeted stuff that looks like potentially. He's ordering US troops out of Syria and Afghanistan, it's really just his Twitter feed. And it's not quite clear what he's trying to do. And what he might actually be doing. But Senate Republican show today, they're they're willing at least two to rebuke him on issues like that. And that dynamic will be fascinating to watch regardless of what you think about whether there ought to be more American troops in Syria and Afghantistan and for how long I mean, the idea that congress. Even the Republican controlled side of the congress in the Senate that they might get up on their hind legs on issues like that and express themselves and take back some of their power on an issue like that that would be a huge thing. War Powers and decisions about authorizing the use of American military force have accrued increasingly to the presidency. For a couple of generations now for every president since Vietnam, increasingly and inexorably, it has been this one way swing of US military power being consolidated within the presidency decision making power and authority over US military force being consolidated in the executive. I read a book about it and twenty twelve a cult called drift in which I did not intimidate that the thing that might ever turn that drift around would be the election of a president who was so widely perceived on a bipartisan basis to be manifestly, unfit to wield, those kinds of concentrated powers when it comes to use force. But that's where we're at. It has taken a Trump presidency to swing the pendulum now back in the other direction to the point where congress now maybe wants to assert that just like the constitution says actually war and the use of military force is something that congress is supposed to decide not just the president alone. And so we will see the realm of what is possible the realm of what you might be able to achieve if you fight for it is something that is in flux right now in America. I mean, just just asked dodge City Kansas and their two new polling places and their democratic governor and their deep red blood Slater that get slightly bluer every day every time a new legislator jumps out of the Republican party, and declares herself to be a democrat. I mean, we will see things are in flux, and some of the things people have been fighting for that seemed like hopeless causes all of a sudden are going to be causes that win this year. We are in that kind of an inflection moment. But the one place in national politics where we don't have to wait and see where the change is already happening where there has been a passing of the gavel in terms of who is in powered to make things happen. And to say how things will end that is in the realm of oversight. And we broke the news here last night about the democrat who has just now newly been empowered as of now to take that gavel Republicans delete it as long as they could. But he has finally now being allowed to start his work his about to become one of the most powerful figures in Washington and one of the most powerful Democrats in the country, and he joins us live next. Congratulations america. We finally got a committee a whole committee. It's not totally clear. Why took this long? But Republicans yesterday finally named the Republican members who will sit on the house intelligence committee, this congress, they waited two weeks over the course of that two weeks. All they did was swap out one, dude and just leave in place. Everybody else they used to have on that committee. So nobody quite knows why it took them this long. But regardless here they are. And the important thing about those Republican members being named to the intelligence committee is that now that those Republicans are in place now that the membership is known and intact. Now that committee can finally start working under their new democratic chairman congressman Adam Schiff now congressman Schiff has said the first act of business on this newly constituted committee will concern the transcripts from interviews of more than fifty witnesses who testified behind closed doors in the committee's Russia investigation. Congressman Schiff says under his leadership the first thing house until will do is official copies of those transcripts into the hands of special counsel, Robert Muller. In his prosecutors and Muller, of course, has shown that he will bring charges for lying to congress. Just ask Michael Cohen or Roger stone. Joining us now is intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff, Mr Chairman, thank you so much for making time making time for a slam. But really appreciate you being here. Good to be with you. So can you explain to us? What is the importance of these these transcripts the transcripts from witness testimony? That's happened behind closed doors to your committee. What's the importance of those transcripts and they're being conveyed to the special counsel now? Well, it's important for a couple of reasons it's important because if the special council wants to bring perjury charges they need to have access to those transcripts that need to be able to compare the testimony with the facts they're aware of otherwise they can't use those transcripts into court proceeding. It also may be important in terms of the report that Bob Muller makes to the congress or to the attorney general that he be able to use the fact that we've been able to uncover as part of his. Analysis in his report. So this is something we've been looking forward to do that we wanna do frankly long before now. But now that we do have that final Republican member appointed a we can finally get underway. Are you frustrated that it took this long? And are you worried about the reasons why there may have been this long delay in getting your Republican colleagues seated it does concern me because clearly they weren't gonna make changes to the committee. They merely added a new member where one of the termed out members was leaving the committee that doesn't take weeks and weeks, and even if it did they had all that time to prepare for it. So it looks like this was an effort to delay the investigation. I think it's pretty pointless effort. But if it's an indication of what's to come that, they tend to play an obstructionist role or continue the role they played for the last two years of acting like an extension of Giuliani's defense team that would be deeply regrettable. We'll go forward anyway. But I'd much rather go forward in a bipartisan basis if they're willing to work with us on the issue of witness. Moni one of the things that's interesting here is that the Republican majority in the last congress essentially declared the Russia investigation over they put out a report that could be I think briefly summarized as all caps. No, collusion and said, it was done you and your democratic colleagues indicated at the time that you did not think that that investigation was done and clearly under your leadership that investigation is going to be reconstituted in this significant way. But despite all of that there are these fifty witnesses who have come before your committee as you say there's this issue with the transcripts in conveying. The special counsel. Can I ask if your committee has the ability to or has considered or has indeed made any criminal referrals to the Justice department? In referenced any witnesses who you do believe lied to you and you're in their testimony, but we have not made criminal referrals. What we have wanted to do is really provide the evidence the special counsel and let him make a judgment about who thinks violated the law. Particularly as pertains to false testimony before our committee. I will tell you though, in terms of that report that you mentioned that the Republicans put out about nine months ago, essentially, the support saying we believe every denial we heard in our committee. So we completely believe everything. Michael Cohen had to say, we completely believe everything. Roger stone had to say we don't need to go any further. We don't need to get documents. We don't need to get records. We're going to take everything we heard it face value. You can't conduct a credible investigation that way we had wanted to look into for example, the issue of the use of the NRA is a potential back channel people like Maria Boutin ah, but you know, their view was there's nothing to see here. Well, apparently there was something this year. This was a Russian asset working trying to infiltrate the NRA. So we are determined to get to the truth of this. They were also many witness Rachel who came in. And simply said, we're not going to answer questions. Steve. Bannon refused to answer whole categories of questions. Don, jR, refused to answer a whole categories of. Questions among others. And you can't conduct an investigation. If you let the witnesses pick and choose what they're going to answer, congressman CNN and ABC report tonight. That's on the Senate side investigators have obtained it's sort of vague language, and I don't wanna be try to be any more specific than they're saying in their reporting. This is not reporting and NBC hasn't confirmed this, but they're saying that. Senate investigators have obtained information about something that you have asked about in the past concerning Donald Trump junior in the lead up to the 2016 Trump Tower meeting during the campaign he had made a couple of calls to blocked numbers. And you had suggested that that was one of the things that was important for your committee to figure out whether those block numbers might have indicated or might have been an indication that Mr. Trump junior was actually calling his father potentially talking to Donald Trump the candidate about that Trump Tower meeting with all those Russians what do you make of this new reporting? And what do you think about the importance of that that incident now overall? Well, the problem is that we are not in a position to be able to confirm the reporting because the Republicans would let us get the phone records. It was such an obvious investigative step, and is an obvious investigative step and one that we will take very early on now that we are underway. And that is find out who done junior was talking to about that meeting at Trump Tower of those conversations could've. Taken place over the phone or they could have taken place by Don, jR, walking down the hall to talk to dad, but it's key to understanding the president's involvement in all of this. And if we look at what we already know we already know that the president and his son misled the country about meetings that campaign was having with Russians they deny they even took place. And then when they were confronted with meetings like the meeting in Trump Tower, they misled the country again about what took place in that meeting, the president and his son. It is reported helped fabricate together this false statement that the meeting was about adoptions that wasn't about getting dirt on Hillary Clinton or an effort by the Russian government to help the Trump campaign when in fact, that's apparently what that meeting was supposed to be about. So we're going to get to the bottom of this. Why all the lies why the cover up a what more was going on here. And I think a key part of that is to find out what the president's role was in all of this. Congressman Adam Schiff, the chairman of the house intelligence committee, sir. I know that your life is about to get very very busy. Thanks for taking time to talk to us tonight. Thank you have lots more to get to tonight. Stay with us. Now that Democrats have control of half of congress, and they're about to hold the first hearing on American gun violence in eight years one tree that might shake a little bit is the National Rifle Association, which congressman Adam Schiff, chairman of the intelligence committee just mentioned moments ago, the NRA, of course, is a legendary organization it's like, the classic modern American case study in terms of political power money and lobbying force. But it turns out if you shake the NRA's tree these days, it kind of just falls over on top of you timber whatever's going on with the NRA right now, it is not what it used to be. I mean, their finances apparently collapsed in the last couple of years. They had started an NRA TV network, which was a very high profile thing that apparently is imploding. There have been reports that they are trying to save some money at headquarters by even taking away the free coffee machine for their employees. They're spending on the last election was absolutely upside down from previous history in all previous elections. The NRA absolutely dominated spending for anybody. He was donating money on on issues of gun reform and gun rights this year, they were vastly outspent by people on the other side of their issue. Then there's this quote an IRA seeks distance from Russia as investigations heat up from the New York Times this week, quote when a delegation of high profile donors boosters and board members from the NRA traveled to Russia in two thousand fifteen they've visited a gun factory in Moscow took in a ballet and met with members of Ladimir, Putin's inner circle. But now the NRA is seeking to distance itself from that trip after revelations that a Russian woman who helped arrange it rea- Tina was conspiring to infiltrate the organization the RA's lawyer telling the times this week that the NRA's chief executive Wayne LaPierre was opposed to that trip. He forbade RA staff. Members to go to Russia says his lawyer now. The NRA president at the time of the trip. Now says oh, I was also also opposed to the Russia trip. Just like Wayne was yes, we both knew it was a terrible idea. The times rather dryly notes, quote, giving Mr. LaPierre's power within the organization it's unclear how such a trip would have proceeded at all despite his opposition to it. I mean, you can understand why the RA might now want to disavow that 2015 Moscow trip. The public narrative of why they took the trip was what was weird enough mean the narrative about this trip was that the NRA guys went to Moscow to make connections with a Russian gun rights group that mysteriously had been blessed by Vladimir Putin's political party now in reality here on earth one. There is no gun right's movement in Russia, certainly not one sanctioned by the powers that be right. Not one that would be headed up by high-ranking members of Putin's political party like the people who hosted the NRA delegation in Russia. So the cover story never made sense in the first place. And of course, now, we know for certain that the trip was a Russian intelligence operation because the woman who ran that supposed gun rights organization has pled guilty in the United States to acting as a secret agent of the Russian government using gun rights as. A pretense to infiltrate American conservative circles through the NRA patina has pled guilty. She is now cooperating with federal prosecutors court filings would seem to indicate that she has testified multiple times before at least one grinned jury. Ms McKenna's American boyfriend who is essentially her unnamed co conspirator and her indictment. He is also reportedly in prosecutor sites and has received a target letter from prosecutors, there are inquiries into the NRA's ties to Russia from congress and from the FBI and from special counsel, Robert Muller. And you know, it is it's one thing. And it might explain explain the little freakout happening right now at the NRA if all of these innocent NRA folks who just wanted a tour of a Russian gun factory and a trip with this nice Russian lady, if it turns out, they were all duped by Russian intelligence, and they had no idea what this is all about. But the more we learn and what we have just learned today shows us that. Actually, there's really no chance they were duped at all. And the more we see about what happened in that relationship. The more. We can see about whatever was going on with America's great gun rights group and the Russian government. It is weirder than they've ever admitted to before. We've got that story next. Stay with us. Today. Some new breadcrumbs were dropped in the mystery case that has been winding its way through the federal courts in DC since last August, it's a case that is very intriguing. In part because what we don't know about it. We note involves Robert Muller in the special counsel. We know it's being handled with alacrity in the federal court system. But we otherwise really don't know what it's about it involves a corporation. We don't know which one a corporation that is wholly owned by a foreign country. We don't know what country it appears this mystery corporation has been fighting a subpoena from Muller, and we think we know now that a federal judge is finding this corporation fifty thousand dollars a day for every day that they refuse to comply with that Muller subpoena. Well, late last night, we got a few more breadcrumbs in this case when the court unsealed redacted version of the docket for this case from that we can now see that if you weeks ago, the mystery corporation filed a motion asking the court to find that it's prior order saying that the corporation was in contempt for not responding to the subpoena that order was quote unenforceable and that blank property is immune from execution or attachment. What we think this means is that because this mystery corporation has been skipping out on paying their fifty thousand dollars a day in fines for not complying with the subpoena. We think that the Justice department is special counsel's office may be entitled to go get that money. Some other way, for instance, by seizing the mystery corporations property here in the United States. So this part of the docket is the mystery corporation telling the judge, hey, don't let Muller take our stuff are redacted property is immune from execution or attachment. On January twenty four th we can they'll see the judge denied that request and basically told the special counsel's office. He's more than welcome to go sees stuff from this mystery corporation, we can see that ever since the judge gave Muller the green light to seize their stuff. The mystery corporation has not tried to pump the brakes they have not filed an appeal. So it looks like from this docket that Muller and the Justice department still have the judges blessing to go take stuff to account for the fifty grand a day that this corporation apparently isn't paying. Now, we still don't know who the corporation is or what country owns them, but they apparently have property or assets in the US that appear to be fair game for the Justice department to seize to cover these fifty thousand dollars a day penalties. The court has imposed. What this means for you? You know, if anybody has seen federal marshalls carting off the gold doorknobs from some only foreign owned corporations somewhere in the United States police snap a picture of that for us WWW dot send it to Rachel dot com. We'd love to know that does it for us tonight. See again tomorrow. The show. Eastern on MSNBC. Thanks for listening to Rachel maddow's show podcast. You can listen to MSNBC twenty four hours a day seven days a week on tune in or subscribed today to tune in premium for a specially curated experience.
NRA IS NOT A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION EPISODE 56
"Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. It's time for the gun guy. TV podcast hi. This is Joel persinger. I'm the gun guy. Thank you very much for listening to the gun guide TV podcast and for all of your support and all the things you do to support Gun Guy TV. I'm very very grateful Foale. I WanNa make sure that you know how grateful I am by the way this podcast is one hour long. Although the first half hour is free and it can be heard on your favorite podcast on cash player the second half an hour is on Patriot only so if you'd like to hear the entire podcast please subscribed patriotic. We'll find the Lincoln the description. If you can't can't find it there you can go to our website at gun guide. Dot TV and you'll find an entire page. I think dedicated to Patriot on you can go help us out. There does help us keep the podcast going all right the first half of the PODCAST. I want to address something. The San Francisco City officials did in designating the array array a domestic terrorist organization and then in the second half of the podcast. I'm going to talk about something less political and hopefully very encouraging and that is why is hunting which is something I love to do. Why is hunting important for us to do or for our kids to do or rush to know at least something about in our American can culture. We'll talk about that in the second half but the first half again is dedicated to this article about what the San Francisco officials did and designated designating the National Rifle Association and as a domestic terrorist group and of course. It's hypocritical as all get out. We'll talk about that in a minute but the story which I'll put a link to in the description of the podcast says the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday declaring the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization and urging other municipalities state and the federal government to do the same the resolution calls out the NRA for inciting acts of violence and spreading quote misinformation and propaganda propaganda unquote and encourages the city to assess and limit contracts with vendors affiliated with the NRA that stopped short though of putting in place any enforcement enforcement mechanisms or new regulations of course because if they tried to do that they'd get sued by NRA. They don't WanNa do that. The article goes on to say and I quote the NRA conspires to limit gun violence research restrict gun violence data sharing and most importantly aggressively tries to block every piece of sensible danceable gun violence prevention legislation proposed on any level local state or federal said this Gal Supervisor Catherine Stefani who apparently is one who sponsored the measure so essentially what Katherine Stefani Reset is saying is that because the NRA disagrees with her fundamentally and fights her for every attempt to rob us of our constitutional rights they are a terrorist organization and by George. She's GonNa make sure that the city declares them as such okay okay now look. I WanNa just take a few minutes here and talk about how incredibly silly that whole declaration is so first of all there there are five plus million American gun owners who are members of the National Rifle Association. I happened to be one of them. I'm a life member of the NRA. My wife is a life member of the NRA. Are we terrorists if we are. I didn't know that we're we're honest. Law Abiding Americans. My wife is a speech and language language pathology. She works with little kids. She has for almost thirty years. We own a small business. We're small business owners. I have this little podcast I we're. NRA members numbers does that make us terrorists now because we happen to belong to the National Rifle Association by the way the NRA has over one hundred twenty five thousand instructor certified by the National Rifle Association as firearms instructors. I happen to be one of those so does my wife so does my son by the way and those sure civilian instructors. I don't know if that counts the law enforcement certified instructors the ones that teach and train police officers and security officers throughout the United States. I happen to be one of those. Are we terrorist because we're firearms instructor certified by the National Rifle Association which by the way in order to be a certified. NRA member yet AH instructor rather you sort of have to be an remember. Oh I should also mention the eight thousand some odd generate coaches who are certified coaches just to coach competitive shooting teams some of the host compete at the Olympic level. I happen to be a certified shotgun coach with the National National Rifle Association and I rather enjoy coaching shotgun sports trap and skeet and that kind of stuff does that make me a terrorist. Did you know that there are two thousand two hundred training counselors actually more than that that are certified by the National Rifle Association. These are the instructors instructors of instructors. These are the folks that teach and train. NRA instructors so that they can teach students effectively early on shooting disciplines. Ra is absolutely outstanding at doing this. I got you know it's kind of curious about this and I looked up the NRA website in the about section. There's a little blurb there. I thought was very interesting and I'll read it to you. It says this is a quote from their website while widely recognized today is a major political medical force and as America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights the NRA has since its inception been the premier firearms education organization in the world but our successes would not be possible without the tireless efforts and countless hours of service are nearly five million members have given to champion Second Amendment Rights and support and are a programs as former Clinton spokesman George Stephanopoulos once said quote let me make one small vote for the NRA. They're good citizens. They call their congressmen. They right they vote. They contribute and they get what they they want over time unquote that doesn't sound like a terrorist group to me. I know it's not a terrorist group. I've been an remember forever and a day. It's ridiculous regular to think that the NRA is a terrorist organization. That's the nuttiest thing anybody's ever accused. NRA being and by the way so does she know the NRA is not an organization station in and of itself all by itself some loan thing the NRA's made up of five some odd million American gun owners who happen to be members of the NRA array. I happen to as I mentioned to be one of them now. If you want to accuse someone of belonging to a terrorist group you would assume that that group promotes silence which the NRA obviously does not and that the members of that group carry out the violence that group promotes and yet rush limbaugh not too long ago made the statement not a single mass murder has been committed by an NRA member unquote. Do you know as far as I know Mr Limbaugh is right. Not a single mass murders ever been committed binary member. Wouldn't you think if they were territory innovation. They would be doing terrorist things but they're not however this is interesting to note. NRA members have stopped mash shooters. Stephen Wolford heard a plumber and NRA certified destructor stopped the mass shooter at the Sutherland Springs Texas Church and he was instantly famous having done now my understanding is that he still struggles goals emotionally with having to do what he did with the violence. He had to bring in order to stop the violence. Is that sound like a terrorist to you. I gotTa tell you it doesn't sound like a terrorist to me. Sounds like an honest law-abiding American citizen who saw a heinous act being committed committed by a lunatic and stepped up to try to save as many people as he could in the process. He had to shoot another human being and that's not something nothing. That's sitting well with him. Shouldn't I'm glad it's not he would probably a Christian think less of himself if if it were if it didn't bother him apparently it does and I'm proud of him. He is a member of the NRA was an NRA certified at instructor at one time certainly not a terrorist and certainly not a member of a terrorist organization. You know there are roughly flee estimated to be over eighty million gun owners in the United States eighty million over eighty million. That's an amazing statement. That's a lot of gun owners. That's about one third of the population eighty million gun owners are they terrorists what about them now not not all of them belong to the NRA. That's true but many of them a lot of them identify by themselves as members even though to not and that's a fact when surveyed a lot of them will say I'm NRA member because they support the the Second Amendment and in their minds the number one defender of the Second Amendment is the National Rifle Association so they associate themselves with it even though they haven't paid dues and become a member. Are they terrorists to. I don't think so how about America's hunters by the way I happened to be one of those according to the CNN news which is the this is the latest figure I could find in two thousand eleven there were thirteen point seven million hunters in the United States and that number went down for awhile seems to be coming coming back up and oddly enough a lot of the folks that are getting involved in hunting. Now are women a lot of the new gun owners in the United States are women a lot of the new concealed carry permit holders in the United States which without question are among the most law abiding people in the country and that has been proven over and over and over again concealed carry permit holders there gun owners obviously many of them members of the National Rifle Association. Are they terrorist to I don't think so and you know you don't think so and the truth. Earth is the city of San Francisco doesn't think so either this is just an effort to try to bankrupt the NRA. They WANNA make sure that they're taking every step they can to see that bids for contracting or that companies had happened to do business in San Francisco where there might be affected by the city refused. I used to do business with the National Rifle Association if they can possibly take the money away that will hurt the National Rifle Association in a big way and they know it. That's why they're going to do. This is not about declaring them a terrorist organization. They know full well. They're not instead. It's about the money follow the money. I'll give you some specific perfect examples of what I'm talking about. In just a minute I wanNA point out the fact that with Walmart making the decision that they made recently to not sell guns anymore not sell amunition all those things that they're doing that. We we might as gun owners want to start supporting retailers who actually support us and not the retailers who you don't so if we're going to buy ammunition. 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GonNa put ads there but you can put the content up if you want. They figured out they can't make you go away one way so they'll starve to death and make go away another. That's exactly what this attempt by. The City Council of San Francisco is because look at it logically. What about Antiga for that matter look. Let's face it if you unless you live in a cave and you don't look at the news you know that Antifa riots and commits violence on a regular basis they call him protests but I can't tell you how many Antigua riots I've seen and and how much footage I've seen of them beating up people and abusing people and attacking cars and all kinds of things as the city of San Francisco declared Antifa a terrorist group. I don't think thanks Oh not that. I'm aware of and you gotta ask why not in fact the San Francisco Chronicle published a pro ANTIFA OP ED in September of two thousand thousand six seventeen entitled. We are all ANTIFA that was the title we are all ANTIFA seriously that was in the San Francisco Chronicle. This is the same city that has now declared you if you're an NRA member or you if you're a gun owner. Are you if you simply disagree with them a terrorist that's nuts. I don't see an array members committing terrorist actor causing violence or even calling for violence but of course you know the left never calls for violent. They never do that right well. How about that time. Eric swallow well well. Democrat from California running for the presidency of the United States threatened to go nuclear on gun owners literally how about Maxine Maxine Waters Democrat from California Representative in the House of Representatives. She said this anybody that Cabinet Iraq department store gas station. You yeah ask to my knowledge. The city of San Francisco is not labeled either of them terrorists nor should they. I don't think they are terrorists but they certainly have espoused violence. They certainly have called for violence. Both of them not something. NRA does not something NRA members do that. I'm aware of maybe there might be an individual remember. That's done it but I know an awful lot of NRA members. There's an I've been a member a long time and certainly the National Rifle Association as an organization does not call for violence the anti-freedom Anti Anti Second Amendment anti-constitution American hating left are constantly blaming others for the very things they regularly do and I think sometimes we lose track of that. We lose sight of that but here's some examples that I've already given you. I'm just going to work a different way. NRA members are not rioting in the streets. They're not beating up people. Who Disagree did you notice that. Butt Antifa does it all the time remember not threatening to use nuclear weapons against fellow Americans skins but Eric Swale welded it. He's a Democrat from California. NRA members are not calling for people to Harass Casto's with whom they disagree chasing them out of public places and terrorizing them in their homes but Democratic Congressional Representative maxine seen waters not only did it but she does it in a later speech. He said and I quote I threatened trump's supporters all the time. She's proud of it. These folks are completely totally utterly hypocritical and there without shame in their own hypocrisy they accuse you and I are doing things they themselves do and things they know. We don't do why the general public false for that scam. I don't don't know but a lot of them. Do It's important that you don't. They're not the only ones by the way I really get a kick out of the Hollywood types who do it. They do it all the time. It's not just the politicians gosh that I mentioned. I mean the Hollywood types. Do this stuff all the time you just all. You have to watch the news for day. You're going to come up with a great example of how outlandish and totally hypocritical they can be and the statements that they can make about gun owners the second amendment that make no sense at one guy. WHO's really that way silvester stallone now? I have not heard Mr. Stallone alone make such statements lately but he's really made some crazy statements in the past and when you look at what he does for a living and you hear what he says. Is that Dude Dude. You're a hypocrite your hypocrite. I I think it was back in nineteen ninety eight or ninety nine or two thousand or something he was in an interview is referring to criminal action talking about some personal experience. He's had of some sort or other and criminals using firearms and this is what he said. It's ending talking about the Second Amendment right to own firearms. It's ending its over. All bets are off. It's not two hundred years ago. We don't need the second amendment anymore and the rest of the world doesn't have it. WHY SHOULD WE UNTIL AMERICA DOOR TO DOOR TAKES EVERY HANDGUN. This is what you're GONNA GET UNQUOTE. That's Silvester. Stallone wait a minute. Isn't this the same guy who has made an entire multimillion dollar career out of using violence and guns in movie after movie after movie after movie after movie am I am I missing thank something or is it just the same dude now. He's just an example but I mean come on we could come up with myriad examples from Hollywood to these people who make their money in promoting violence and and on violent things on television movies and then go out and decry gun violence when that's all they do for a living. Isn't this the same rich dude who is surrounded by security everywhere he goes. Oh and you can you can absolutely bet security. Guards are what armed but he doesn't want you to be. It doesn't matter that you might live in a bad neighborhood or that. You don't mega rich and you can't afford that kind of security. No what's important. Silvester stallone is that you shouldn't have a gun because you might just be violent. This gets into that whole elite ISM of the elite only get to do these things. The maxine waters the Eric swale wells the governor. Gavin nuisances are Gavin newsom. I know I call him. Gavin nuisance the Silvester Stallone's. These are the folks that get to do those things so you you average citizen me. I'm an average citizen. I'm not particularly special yeah. I got a podcast and a youtube channel but that doesn't make me special. I'm just some guy who's got you know over time. I built a little bit of a following and I've got a platform to talk about the Second Amendment but I'm not a celebrity. I'm just a regular average working stiff. That's all I am and they figure I shouldn't have a gun. No that's something they get to do because because they are the elite you and I don't get to do this but then I look at stallone and I have to ask isn't this the same guy who lives behind a giant fence and a gate and a mansion protected by his personal security but like I said he's got security everywhere he goes. I mean if you if you believe it just watch video of him going someplace place somewhere and you'll see the guards standing around him all the time. He doesn't have to worry about his personal. Safety pays people to worry about that. What's the difference between him and a politician who when they're at work in the House of Representatives or the Senate are surrounded by Capitol Police. Are you surrounded by police officers protecting you when you're at work. Are you surrounded by security everywhere you go. Are you like Nancy Pelosi one of the richest people pulling the United States Congress who can afford to live in a mansion and have personal security. Are you for that matter. Nancy Pelosi is the speaker of the House. She's third in line to the presidency. Are you like like Nancy Pelosi. You have secret service protection any of that or maybe you do. I don't know but I know I don't and I know the average American simply does not not we have to live every day in what is for the most part a wonderful country in a safe country but that doesn't mean we're always safe. That's obvious when you look at what happens in the streets periodically that's obvious when you see the mass shooters come along or these terrible crazy people that do these is horrible things and innocent. Sti- who might otherwise be able to protect themselves but they can't because elitists it increasingly WanNa make sure that they can't when you you get into states like California. It's very difficult to get a concealed carry permit to take it with you in most parts of California so you've got to leave the home. You can't take the gun with you now. What I had a guy contact me the other day it was a viewer and subscriber of the video channel on Youtube asked me that very question. What do I do them. In California. I've tried to get a concealed carry permit and they won't issue unto me because they don't issue. How do I defend myself like I said stallone is surrounded by people with guns to protect him and he makes X.'s money exploiting violence in motion pictures he has become a multimillionaire by virtue of the number of people he had shot and killed on the movie screen as the city of San Francisco declared Sylvester Stallone terrorist or any of these Hollywood types of terrorist. No I don't think so they absolutely haven't now in reality the fact that the city of San Francisco did this really means nothing but if it were to happen all over the country in other her cities or in states that could be a problem. We'll talk about that in just a second one way that you can support gun guy. 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This is a gun guy he podcasts as I mentioned this kind of approach of declaring the National Rifle Association or gun owners in general or other organizations nations gun owners of America or whatever declaring them terrorist groups for the purpose of frightening companies away from dealing with them or doing business with them could be extended beyond the National Rifle Association. Certainly it could hurt the National Rifle Association certainly it could hurt gun owners in general but at the same time it works with the National Rifle Association simply because these politicians and left leaning folks disagree with them. Wouldn't it work with anybody else. They disagree with what about the contractors who are helping build the wall at some point you declare. ABC contracting a terrorist group because you don't want them to build the wall but they are building the wall and the next thing you know they can't get a contract from any government agency and the next thing you know other companies don't want to do business with them because they're afraid of being designated terrorist groups can you can see right where this is going. California has already tried this. If memory serves me correctly the wall is concerned again. It's a strategy energy of trying to starve out the companies and organizations with whom left leaning anti constitutional anti-american politicians nations and groups disagree if they disagree with you. You're a terrorist you're a racist. You're a white supremacist. I don't don't care what color you are. You are a homophobic your whatever label they can throw at you. They're going to throw at you and if it can possibly cause you to lose money in your business dealings or lose money in your organization. They're gonNA make that happen. That's why the race been attacked by in good grief. How many times have financial institutions been threatened if they don't stop processing credit card transactions for firearms retailers or firearms manufacturers for that matter everybody does business on credit cards. I mean that could cripple a business certainly would cripple ours if we couldn't take credit cards in our online learning system it would be very difficult for us to stay in business so yeah could that cripple us and put us out of business sure small it would they could do that to me if they could get. The company should stop dealing with me. We'd have trouble that we'd have trouble making a living. That's what they're trying to do and that's what they're trying to do with ray right now. NRA's doing itself enough harm it. It doesn't need any help from the city of San Francisco but I think that's the other thing is these folks are like sharks they they smell the blood in the water of all the issues going on with Wayne Lapierre and the NRA board and the NRA and all the troubles that they have and they're seeking to do every bit of damage they can do in hopes of destroying the National Rifle Association Association so having discussed this a little bit and before we move onto the next topic. I do want to make a plea if you WANNA call it that as I said my wife and I are both NRA life members. My son is an NRA member and so on right now. I'm not sending money to the NRA because I'm I'm not sure that I can trust at the money's going to go to what I intended to go to and that is fighting for the Second Amendment defending the Second Amendment Constitutional Rights when I hear about John Wayne Lapierre's twenty thousand dollar business suits and and junkets here and there on private airplanes and some chick put up an supposedly in a condo somewhere and else other stuff now. I don't know if he's guilty of any of that but I do know he's been accused of it and he has not addressed those accusations publicly and he needs to so. I don't know we're I don't trust where the money's going but the one thing I won't do is dropped my membership. The one thing I won't do is say I'm not going to associate with any more I am a national rifle association life member and I'm proud to be an NRA member the NRA and Wayne Lapierre not synonymous Wayne Lapierre's the guy who has come and he will go the an arrangement around for a long long time and many people who have worked there have lived and died because the organization has outlived them and my hope is that it will outlive Wayne Lapierre and the board and the people there in me and my son a bunch of other people in for the next two or three hundred years however Berlanga last show over-long this country less. I hope the National Rifle Association is their strong and fighting to defend the second amendment to the Constitution and the firearms arms rights of law abiding Americans in order to do that. It has to have members and so I'm not gonNA ditch the NRA. I urge you not to do so either. Even though they have caused themselves a lot of trouble and they have caused a lot a big mess internally there are also being heavily attacked from the outside right now and it's important that we as gun owners don't pile on that's my opinion. Now you may disagree with me and I get it. We'll have to agree to disagree and I respect your your right to your opinion but that is my opinion. It's my show so I'm GONNA. I'm GONNA feel free to send me an email of you disagree. I'm happy to read your opinion as well and we can agree to disagree and still move forward and fight the battle well that is about it for this podcast or Lisa's first half hour of it. If you are with me on Patriot I want you to stick with me. WE'RE GONNA launch into the next part of the PODCAST. We're GONNA talk about why why hunting is a very important part of American Society American history and American culture not just in the past but in the future and currently as well and I'll explain why and why it's such a great thing to be part of in this next part of the podcast you're again. If you're on Patriot. I want you to stick with me if you're listening to this on a public podcast the player and you're just going to listen to the first half three. I thank you very much for all of your support. I hope you have a wonderful week and wherever you go whatever you do please be safe. You've been listening to the Gun Guy T._d. PODCAST.
March 15, 2019: Hour 2
"Hi here now podcast listeners. It's Jeremy Hobson with a favor to ask. Please go to here now dot org slash survey. That's here now dot org slash survey. All one word and tell us more about yourself or survey takes less than five minutes. And your feedback helps us improve the podcast. So go to here now dot org slash survey. An answer a few questions that's here now dot org slash survey. Thanks from NPR and WB. You are I'm Peter O'Dowd. I'm Jeremy Hobson it's here. Now, we are following today's top story the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand at least forty nine people were killed dozens more wounded in what the country's prime minister called a terrorist attack. I spoke earlier with Ben Strang reporter with Radio New Zealand. He's in Christ Church. You will it's it's about one. I ain't hear them. So obviously that the city quiet, but it has been basically sincere tech. I mean in the city on. Friday night, usually have stab wounds of people out having done a celebrating the start of the weekend out drinking, they'd be music plying. But when you go through the main to a school to tear us with his of Bosnian, it was absolutely silent this afternoon, they was it was a nobody the so it's a bit of a ghost town at the moment in the central city. And that's just a reflection of the fact that people don't wanna be out. They want to be at home would they families and reflect on what's basically another tragedy for cross-stitch f two we had the earthquake which killed one hundred and eighty five people nine years ago. I know you've been out speaking to people what are they saying to you about what happened? I think everyone is just in shock. It's no summing anybody. New Zealand would ever think could happen in New Zealand. We we watched the news and see these things happen and in Europe and in the state. It's and we feel completely off leaded from that is so far from from that sort of violence, so. Yeah. People just in shock. Everybody off Tokes to is is stunned lost woods. So. Yeah. That's the that's the over of well-meaning sort of feeling of people is is how could this have happened? Does it seem to you? As though this attack had something to do with New Zealand or that this was really more. Somebody tried to make a statement to the world know, it seems like somebody's trying to make a statement to the wheels. The limited information we have is one of the people involved as Australian and is on lived here for a couple of years, but as clearly a far right extremist as issues with immigration and whatnot. So this is not an attack on Zealand. It's clearly an attack on Muslim people. On his limit people, and and any immigrants essentially and in a predominantly what country and in New Zealand. It was such a multicultural society. It really really hits home hard for people here because we also integrated we also did vis large Muslim population in New Zealand not allowed Muslim population. I mean there are Muslims. One of them is famous All Blacks rugby player Sonny Bill Williams as a Muslim. But we have a large population. We have nice of moldy population Pacific, all and population. We were one of the one of the most diverse countries in the world when it comes to that sort of thing. So so while not not not many Muslims here. There are Sidley a a low hip, but but yeah, it it still. It's it's hard. When there are so many different types of people here. How? Difficult was it for police to respond to this as it was happening? We've heard reports that many of the police there are not even armed. So if they were up against somebody who had a weapon, obviously, it might have been more difficult. It's and you don't place daren't routinely carry a firearm, and the police caused there is a firearm and saw the the vehicle and there's also a firearm in the booth. So that's the only way they can get hold of a firearm. But in an incident like this there is what we have an on defendants squad who can be and and police do have the ability to themselves when there's a high risk situation like this. So the police survey in prized for Bain incredibly brave, but it has been a little toll care about where the police should beyond and we have very resistant to it here because the sort of thing doesn't happen. And I know we're already talk. About with a you know, how can somebody get a semi automatic weapon like this and use deal, and we've got to look into this is something that we've been talking about in the past couple of years. And I think it's something we're going to be talking about a lot more Ben there's a video that the shooter posted live on on social media while this was happening. The media here in this country have been very careful not to show that what about in New Zealand are people seeing the images of this shooting as it was happening. Look at situation on social media. And and that sort of thing the media is not playing any of it, or although I understand I mean Radio New Zealand hasn't hasn't shown any of that that we haven't described inevitable though. I understand some other media may have showed still or something from from some of those videos, but a lot of people are trying to make sure that that doesn't happen. And I understand all the social media companies a wiccan very hard to prevent that video from being online for long stop. People from seeing it. Finally, what is this been like for you personally over the last twelve hours or so? It's been a bit of a will tweet like I say New Zealand, you do not expect anything like this. So when the news broke that it Bena firearms incident, and at a mosque, it just seems surreal you just it's hard to describe with such a peaceful country. So for something like this to happen. You know, you're talking about I saw something today to to put it into to tempt. You know, we're a country four and a half million people for something to be on the same scale in the states, you'd have to two thousand six hundred people go, I think it has the scale of this New Zealand is absolutely huge. And we hooked nothing. Like, we'll see if it happens again. This is your nine eleven. Absolutely. Yeah. That has been straying a journalist with Radio New Zealand. Joining us from Christ Church. Ben. Thank you so much for joining us now. Probably okay. Let's put some of what we just heard about the shoot. After into deeper context, Seth Jones is director of the transnational threats project at the center for strategic and international studies. He joins us now in Seth before the shooting. The suspect put out a seventy four page document that outlined his extreme beliefs. What are you taking away from that? Well, it does appear that the individual and possibly broader network was motivated at least in part by white nationalism. This appears to be part of a growing trend. We're seeing in North America, Europe and other places, and it is triggered higher levels of violence across now, multiple continents. In fact, other terror experts are saying that there seem themes in his writing that are reminiscent of other killers like the men who who murdered sixty nine people at a summer camp outside of Oslo a few years back. In fact, it seems like they are inspiring one another well, actually, even this particular attack itself seems to be at least partly inspired by an attack. We. Aw. In the UK where Darren Osborne conducted a terrorist attack is a white nationalist in the UK against a mosque outside of London. And it was also inspired by the sort of white nationalist vision. A concern about a rising tide of immigration. I mean things were starting to see no on multiple continents, and multiple countries is so from counter terrorism perspective, what are we to do about that? Because these cases get such, publicity and being inspired by them in some ways. If you want to be is simple in a way. Well, one of the issues that I think a number of different law enforcement agencies need to start doing is focusing on the far right threat. There has been such a focus over the past two decades on religious extremists. Particularly slumming extremists that the number of plots and attacks in countries like the United States. And now we see New Zealand from. Far-right extremists is starting to catch up, which means focusing resources on penetrating. These groups keeping an eye on what they're writing about. And so brought her committed a resources and time and dealing with with. What is clearly now a growing problem? Do you think that some of the references in this document were designed in a way to catch fire and to help spread the message across the globe? For instance, President Trump's name was invoked. Now, the president has come out very strongly and condemned these attacks he's offered as much help as needed for New Zealand. But does it feel like a strategy to you just by using his name? There's no question that we're seeing a number of different far-right extremist groups, invoke similar themes, some of the rise above movement, which is a white supremacist group based out of California called themselves Trump in creatures that is fighters for Trump. So. So they have used various themes that used them on social media. So I think part of what we're seeing with attacks in North America in Europe. And now in New Zealand is people attempting to inspire additional attacks using social media and violent acts like this as as their instruments for doing what questions do you still have that are unanswered? Well, certainly one of them is how active were individuals from these networks on social media. How much if any information did New Zealand or other intelligence services have on them, and why are people like this getting through broader, law enforcement and intelligence nets? If they were on no one's radar screen. There's a collective responsibility to focus on these kinds of violent actors and police have said that he apparently was not on any watch list. Seth Jones director of the transnational threats project at the center for strategic and international studies. Thanks for your time next year. British Prime Minister Theresa may will spend the weekend trying to sell her Brexit deal to lawmakers who have already rejected it twice after months of political deadlock parliament voted yesterday to delay. The UK's departure from the European Union which was supposed to happen March twenty ninth if the delays approved by the EU it would extend the period for getting a final deal done to June thirtieth. But e you leaders are contemplating the possibility of an even longer delay. Joining us now is Alex hall hall. She is the United Kingdom's Brexit counselor at the British embassy in Washington DC. Welcome to here now. Thank you. It's a pleasure to be on the show will. And maybe you can help us understand where Briggs it stands right now. After what we saw yesterday and the series of votes in the house of Commons. Thank you before. I start I just like to express on behalf of the UK that we all deeply saddened by pulling attacks in New Zealand. A New Zealand is a very close partner of the U K. So. We all very distressed about. What's happened there on Brexit? I know it will look very convoluted to your listeners, but what has happened is that off to two years of negotiations with the EU since the referendum in which we decided to leave the EU. The prime minister has secured a deal, and she needs to get that through the house of Commons before it is ratified the European level and becomes becomes into effect. So that went to the house earlier this week and for a second time that was not a majority in favour of hood deal. So on Wednesday. She put a motion before the house off king. If the house would prefer to leave the EU without a deal toll, and that was comprehensively rejected. So yesterday that was a debate in the house of Commons an emotion that was finally supported that. Agreed that. We should now. Seek a delay from the EU to allow more time to find a solution, and you up to mystic that that delay will be accepted by the EU. I am to mistake. But the EU has said on the prime minister hustle acknowledges. We have to make clear what that extra time will be used to achieve. It can't be used simply for more augments in the British parliament. So what the prime minister has said, and what will now take place next week is she will intend to bring another vote before the house next week to see if the house of Commons will adopt head Dale if they adopted Dale she will go and all the European Council for a short extension up to no later than the thirtieth of June to pass the necessary legistlation to turn that into effect. If they don't accept a deal. She has warned the house that it is likely that a longer extension will be. Need possibly for as long as two years, which also raises the possibility of a second referendum, and we'll also require the UK to take part in the European parliament elections, which would be a very difficult thing to do given the fact that the UK had actually voted to leave the EU, right? President Trump spoke about Brexit yesterday. Let's listen to what he said I gave. The prime minister, my ideas on how to negotiate it. And I think you would have been successful. She didn't listen to that. And that's fine. I mean, she's got to do what she's got to do. But I think it could have been negotiated in a different manner. Frankly, I don't know if you wanna comment specifically about what the president said. But how are you trying to assure Americans that Brexit, whatever happens will not hurt the relationship between the UK and the US? So we're very confident that the UK US relationship will remain strong. No matter what happens on Bragg said. The prime minister has been very clear and consistent. All three core principles have guided our approach the negotiations. One is she is committed to leaving the EU in a way that guarantees stability for citizens and businesses and allows for an older lay departure Secondly that she finds a way to deliver Brexit in a way that preserves the Good Friday agreement in all and an- avoids any return to a halt border in Allah. And given the importance of the peace process and Thirdly that it allows space for an independent trade policy. One of the key goals that we have as soon as we have left. The EU is that we start negotiations with the US on a free trade agreement, and the US has been fully supportive of all three elements of that approach. And do you think there will be a trade deal in new trade deal between the UK and the US? Well, we have to leave the EU I, but we have held five rounds of scoping discussions with US all that have been incredibly productive and have given both sides. Very good sense of what the opportunities are out there. And I don't think we would have got this fall. Unless though was confidence on both sides that that was a deal to be done as you're talking to Americans. What's the biggest question that you have to answer about Brexit right now? How's it going to end? The one question. I don't get is any doubt about the continuing value of the UK as America's most trusted ally, and friend and Palma, and in fact, that's quite a lot of interest in where we go. Once we have left Bronx left, the EU. That is Alexandra whole whole who is the UK's Brexit counselor at the u k embassy in Washington, thanks for joining us. And thanks again for saying what you did about the situation in New Zealand. You'll welcome. Thank you very much. We'll here in this country one hundred thirty people die each day from opioid overdoses. That's according to the National Institute on drug abuse. And as we've reported states are trying various strategies to respond to the crisis one is to create databases to keep track of prescription. So people can't go from doctor to doctor for more drugs. Every state, but Missouri has a comprehensive drug monitoring program and now their efforts to change that Sylvester. John Martinez Valdivia of member station. K BI in Columbia, Missouri reports. About fifteen miles southwest of Saint Louis is Fenton city park. There are picnic shelters softball fields and flags waving gently from a memorial to fallen soldiers. This is where Kevin Mullane sought refuge as he struggled with an opioid addiction. Anybody that knew Kevin new heat loves them park, Kevin's mom. Kathy are beanie struggles to hold back tears as she describes how he became increasingly isolated Mullane turned to prescription opioids to deal with depression. He eventually started stealing medications from friends and family members and doctor shopping for more. He went to this doctor for a back ache. And then he went to this doctor for footwork. And then he went to this doctor because he was depressed. And so he had all these doctors working against each other in November of two thousand nine at the age of twenty one Mullane died of a heroin overdose. In a friend's basement are beanie says at the time he had nine prescriptions from different doctors. But there was no statewide program to keep track of those prescriptions and the deaths continue in two thousand seventeen nine hundred fifty one Missouri and died from opioid overdoses. Absolutely concerned that it might not make it through this year. But I'm more hopeful than ever Republican state Representative Holly raider is sponsoring a Bill to create a program to track. Opioids and other prescription drugs across Missouri. It's her sixth attempt in the past the main opposition has come from within raiders own party. And one Senator who filibustered the bills saying they infringed on patients privacy rights that sentiment. Still lingers. Here's Dadi Bailey. A Republican Representative from Saint Louis county speaking at a recent hearing she's against the Bill we cannot put everybody's information at risk. I don't care if Nasr's going to encrypt this thing at some point if it gets in the wrong hands. It's going to be weaponized against us. Again, Representative Holly raider, I'm someone who's very concerned about privacy as well. And I don't like government databases, but this is very much different than that. It's a medical tool. The bill's supporters also hope to get some leverage from. A drug monitoring program started in the Saint Louis area in two thousand seventeen it was largely created to sidestep the years of gridlock in the state legislature, more than seventy cities and counties have joined, but it doesn't reach more than fifty others. Sam's health mart is a family owned pharmacy in Randolph county in northern Missouri. The county hasn't joined the Saint Louis program, which means pharmacist any Isan Bice has to take matters into her own hands. So if I suspect that potentially somebody is abusing misusing the medication I will call all of the neighboring pharmacies. So in Moberly, specifically, we have five other pharmacies. But then we'll call different counties just to double check is in by says a statewide program won't singlehandedly solve miseries opioid problem. But it would help she says someone came to her recently with almost identical prescriptions from two different doctors. Luckily, he handed them both to me at the pharmacy. And I was like these are the same thing if you take both of them you're going to overdose. Some diction specialists have raised concerns that monitoring can have a chilling effect on providers leading them to prescribe opioids and pushing people toward more dangerous options like heroin and a 2017 study out of the. University of Texas San Antonio found that the impact of state prescription drug monitoring programs is mixed. Still Kathy are beanie remains a supporter after Kevin died. She became an activist and testified before the legislature on the database bills. I was so nervous. I remember being so nervous. But so proud because I told Kevin story she'd like to open a treatment clinic and has a reason to keep pushing for a solution heavens nine year old son her grandson, he looks like our sun psych, and I'll be honest. It scares me too. But his mom is aware of it. We're very close. So we watch him in. Hopefully, he woke go down that same path for here. And now, I'm so SDN Martinez. Dear in now is supported by legalzoom want you to know that if you wanna make twenty nineteen year you finally start a business or secure your family's future. Legalzoom can help with their network of independent attorneys. Licensed in all fifty states legalzoom can help you navigate your legal needs from wills and trusts to LLC's trademarks contract, reviews and more. And the best part is legalzoom is not a law firm. So they don't charge by the hour. More legalzoom dot com slash now. Security at mosques in the United States is tighter today in response to the attacks in Christ Church imam. Mohammed Medina is with the American Muslim center in Dearborn Michigan city with the largest and most diverse Arab communities in the country. Ema thanks for joining us. The attack happened thousands of miles from where you are. But how are you doing? Visit humans wedges. Happens though. Because if it happens, he'll all in usually all funds all one of them. You don't want to hear about the story that somebody came in for whatever the on those you can have to innocent people. That's just what it's you know, it's why she's before human. It's not just only for Muslims. Christians Jews, or you know, native American or Buddhists Hindus, or you know, it's all over can you help us understand the significance that this attack happened at a time when people were gathering at their mosques for Friday prayer. Yes. And that's someone I have Friday today. I have six seven hundred people so we will leave from phone about those safety, and as well as the hill, they'll place the guy to make them better oppose them. So some some of his family's it's come through. And didn't do do people in your community feel safe today? I mean, are you adding? Purity or locking doors. How are you approaching that in all I don't know? I'm a chaplain. I'm a police chaplain within twenty one does chopped off Michigan. And most of the, you know, claiming I'm gonna say if you're planning to action we have it would say the measures. We let the people know the, you know, physical exits of the mosque, and we have people or the safety tomb the those. They know exactly what to do in terms of any actions. And you know, this is what we've been planned since two thousand. I'm five nine eleven was in one, you know, when you talk about that might come something most of the people who come the video the second third generation, they all, you know, active and all professional among them. Then there's a policeman along. I'm you know, people they were in the military among them people that work for the dumb. Government. So we think all the stumps on all the measures. We can this is yet another attack on a on a place of worship, and it's not just against Muslims. We know in this country. There was Pittsburgh at the tree of life synagogue last year. There was a church in Sutherland springs, Texas in two thousand seventeen we feel sold that house from people going to worship, and we'll shoot you'll. Hey of that was you that I should've comes in, and, you know, and we'll shoot or kill unacceptable type of at this is a very dangerous, and it's just not what. So what will you be telling people today at Friday prayers as you try to bring peace to them. I told them to be vigilant. I thought was I'm tool, you know, for the first time and be you know, really a will of what's going on. I'm today I going to hold additional repeal five Il going to have a fail for those. They lost. You know, this to as you'd be up the mosque imam Mohammad MARTINI with the American Muslim center in Dearborn Michigan. Thank you very much for speaking with us today. Thank you so much supposedly went up us. She'll input duct few on. You'll have peaceful. You listen to that. Thank you. Aviation experts in France or set to begin their analysis of the black boxes from the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed just minutes after takeoff on Sunday killing all one hundred fifty seven passengers on board all Boeing seven thirty-seven. Max jets around the world have been grounded out of caution that there may be a link between Sunday's crash and the lion air disaster. In the Java. Sea five months ago information from the black boxes could help us. Get one step closer to figuring that out. And joining us now is Jeff Zeti former NTSB investigator and F A A safety manager. Welcome to here now. Thank you. It's good to be here. Well, let's start with the investigation. That's underway. Right now. Aviation experts in France are supposed to begin their work today. It appears they haven't even begun. What do you make of the delay in the start of it? I think the delay is inexcusable the international standards for accident investigation calls for getting those. Black boxes read out as soon as possible and a three day three to four day delay is simply inexcusable they should have been downloaded either that day or the third day. What do you think of the reason is for the delay? I not too sure I think that the the opium civil aviation authority just didn't act promptly perhaps because they didn't know which country would be politically expedient to allow the download I don't think Ethiopia has the laboratory facilities to do such modern flight data recorder downloads. So they they needed to find another country, but still those talks should have occurred. As soon as the accident happened, even before they found the recorders, and there's plenty of good labs around the French B J, the British agent accident investigation board the NTSB the Australian so they had our smorgasbord to choose from. And they should have made that choice and got those recorders on their way to that choice. And what's the process now? What is so difficult about downloading the information off of the recorders? Well, it's not really difficult as long as the solid state circuit chips inside of the protected case are intact. And usually they are. And in fact, I think in this case, they are even though there's photographs of damaged cases in my view. The recorders looked pretty good with regards to the protection. Because in the core of those recorders are just a thumb nail sized circuit board, which has all of the data in it. So it's just a matter of cracking open all the damage pieces and protective areas around that getting access to the protected chip the cleaning off the leads and hooking it up to the chip in downloading the ones and zeros. And then once you download it, which is pretty quick it takes time to analyze and to make sure you're looking at the proper. Ramadorai, and then you've got the right thing. So it's tedious, but it's not difficult. And once you have it you've got both the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder, which as I understand it has the last two hours of cockpit conversation. That's correct. It's like a continuous loop. And that is recorded on another solid state chip. So what do you think investigators will learn when they see that data and hear that recording? They're going to learn a lot. So the flight data recorder will have over a thousand different parameters at varying sample rate, you'll have ailerons elevators the rudder. You know, what the radio was tuned to certain switch positions. It's just voluminous amount of data that half the battles picking which parameters you want to concentrate on and then turn into a graph. And then you marry that up with the cockpit voice recorder. So there's like four channels of sound. Being recorded on that cockpit voice recorder, and it can tell you what the pilots were worried about any grunts or groans by the crew if they were struggling with flight controls, those kinds of things and as a former NTSB investigator. What would you be listening for looking for in this specific case of the European airlines flight that crashed the first thing I would do is look at the primary flight controls and the and the secondary trim flight controls specifically the pitch. In other words, any of the flight controls that make the airplane go nose up or nose down? I'd also zero in on which mode the autopilot was in. And then I would listen to what the crew was discussing just before the takeoff. And then right at the take off and during the climb out to see what checklist they perhaps were referring to that would really zero in on the systems that may have been giving the flight crew a problem. The crash has being compared to the crash of the lion air flight that crashed into the Java sea last October. It's the same kind of airplane, the seven thirty seven max eight and in that case as in this case, it sounds like the nose of the plane was going up and down. I in the early minutes of the flight. What does that tell you? Well, I guess I'm a little bit hesitant to speculate. We know a lot about the lion air accident because the Indonesians put out a a public. Preliminary report, and it mirrors a issue that has been discovered with regards to this automatic trim system to help the pilot keep the nose down instead of going up. So that the pilot doesn't era dynamically stall the airplane that system is opposed to really fire just once to give the pilot a little reminder, it appears in the line air accident it fired again, and again, and again which confused the crew, but still mirrored a typical stabiliser trim pitch. Trim runaway that has a checklist that says you just shuttle all of your systems off. I don't know if that's what happened in this case, it may have been related to that. Or might be a completely different type of malfunction. The there's reports that the airplane began to pitch up and down as soon as it took off from Ethiopia. So there might be perhaps a completely different problem with the flight controls and with the crew than there was in the Indonesian accident. Well, and the thing about this plane, and again, you're right. Not to speculate on this because we don't know we haven't they haven't gone through all the data yet. But the thing about this plane that people are looking at is that the engine is bigger than on other planes, and that may have played a role in both of these crashes. It may have certainly the engines are bigger, they're more powerful and not only that they're under slung in a different manner in a different location, relative to the wing and the fuselage as their predecessor models, and that provides a different type of lever action or moment arm whenever the thrust is coming from that different position. That's why Boeing appears to have. Added. This this flight control, computer software, augmentation, and perhaps that could explain Ethiopia. We don't know as a former FAA safety manager. Do you think that the FAA waited too long to ground these planes in the United States? I do not think that they made the right decision. I know the optics of it might not look good. But the US did it for good reason because they had additional data. They they had synthesized newly analyzed satellite data that apparently is very similar has some similarities to the lion air flight data recorder. And then they observed physical settings of the configuration of the airplane in the wreckage. So those two things is our new information that gave them the confidence that say, you know, what we have to ground the airplane absent that I think that they should not. Have grounded the airplane at the same time as the other countries and the FAA was sticking to its robust risk assessment processes, but to have a national airworthiness authority the government make a decision like that based on no evidence. From purely earn article engineering standpoint is wrong. It's bad precedent it. You roads the confidence in our system, and it actually I think could create a hazard because it distracts the investigators from looking into the immediate problem because now they're racing all around giving briefings to politicians and talking to the press and trying to explain when they don't have any evidence to do it. How long do you think it will take for us to get a comprehensive report about the GOP and airlines crash? The international rules indicate that a country has to put out what they call a preliminary report that will be published in two or three weeks. And then I'll final report which will be at least a year if not more that is Jeff Gazeta who's a former NTSB investigator and FAA safety manager. Jeff. Thank you so much for joining us. You're welcome good to be with you. Amazon will start streaming the fourth and final season of the British comedy catastrophe today. The show follows the relationship of an Irish woman and an American man who get married because she gets pregnant after a one night stand NPR TV critic, Eric Duggan says the show is good. And it's been overlooked, Eric. Thanks for joining us. How are you? I'm doing great. So the show starts as something like a sex comedy. But then evolves into a family drama about the challenges of middle age. Let's listen to an early scene in here. You're going to hear the two main characters, rob. And Sharon talk about getting married. It's supposed to fall in love. I well, my mom sent me an article about a study on arranged marriages versus love marriages. And they found that fewer arranged marriages and divorce than real ones step because they end insouciant. I I don't know. I didn't read the whole article often you'll need to marry me. So I can stay in the country. Those are the first season, Eric I love the premise of this show. What about you? Yeah. This is a show that's been a gym since its debut. So features rob Delaney, insure and Horgan, and people may know these stars from other things rob has a great presence on social media. And he had a great cameo in the deadpool two movie, he was the guy with the mustache with no powers and Sharon created a divorce, which is the HBO comedy that Sarah Parker stars in. But this is a show that they have done together. And when I love about it is not only are these folks middle age, but it's also about two people who are very flawed, but they know their own flaws still and yet when they come together, and they build a relationship there surprised by how much they went up needing each other. And I think every season is about these circumstances that kinda pull them apart and make them think why am I with this person? And I ended up with them by accident. This is a catastrophe. Quote, unquote. But then they realize they're better off together. And they actually enjoy being together which is kind of what love is like autumn, especially when you're of a certain age. Sure. And speaking of flaws last season ends with rob admitting that he was an alcoholic. And that's something that the actor who plays him, rob Delaney says that in real life. He's struggled with. I mean, how does that personal experience play on the screen? Well, I mean, you can tell from the fact that the characters share the actors names that there is a lot of personality a lot of the performers. Actual lives are kinda poured into these characters the fourth season sort of deals with the aftermath of this. You know, he revealed that he had been secretly drinking at the end of the third season. He gets in a car accident. He loses his license it's incredibly inconvenient for the family. You know, they have a young child, and you know, dealing with him not being able to drive and he has to do community service to it. So it's this whole pylon circumstances, and we're going to see in the course of this. Season. How they struggle to deal with it how they figure out how to deal with it. And how Sharon the her. Character can be somewhat self centered. The has to learn how to make space for him to handle a problem that could threaten their their family again real life right there on the screen. How about Carrie Fisher? Who started this show before she died in two thousand sixteen she played Rob's mother, and we have seen here when she's cooped up with her daughter-in-law. Sharon. Do you have an Oprah Winfrey network? Mea there's like seven hundred channels might be in their honed. Oh. Oh, wait, never blind. I just felt like favorite show. Why children schizophrenic? So great. Can you imagine you if the warrant kid it's gets a frenetic, and you say, well, let's roll the dice and have another kid like a fried for that one. And then that one's good also. So they buy the apartment or the house next door to me from a lot of money with disability and everything is Ray team. So it's good to hear Carrie Fisher's voice. They're barely she ad-lib that scene. What do you make the acting on the show? Well, yeah. Obviously, she sets a high bar, and you know, the show wraps up with this season and the final episode sort of nods to Carrie Fisher's passing. It's a nice bit of closure. They don't just pretend that the mom suddenly isn't in the show anymore in. It's an impactful thing for the character rob to deal with and in fact, again, the real life rob lost his child to an illness. Right before they started shooting the the final season. And so the fact that there's a power. Sense of grief and sadness makes all kinds of sense. And you know, what I love about shows where the performers are. Also, the creative force is that they have to pour themselves into this show. And so there's just an extra level of material that's going on because you know, that this performer is also taking what they're experiencing in life and infusing it in the stores at your seeing Eric you spent the past few minutes of laying out the arguments about why this show is still relatable to so many people's lives. Why has it flown under the radar so much? Well, you know, and that's that's my take. But it seems to me that number one. It hasn't been a big priority for Amazon, and then the other thing is that it's it's a very specific comedy. Again, if you're someone of a certain age, and you know, what it's like to sort of fall into a relationship when you're older, it will press a lot of buttons for you. But it's not the kind of sort of broad comedy that friends was or something like that. It's like a fine book that sitting on. Your shelf. You know, and it's well worth spending a little time with it. Enjoy. All right NPR. Tv critic Eric Diggins things. I'm going to check it out. All right. Got one convert. Thanks. All right. I was pleasant. Now's the production of NPR and WBU our association with the BBC World Service. I'm Peter O'Dowd. I'm Jeremy Hobson. This is here now.