Originally we had hoped to get someone from OCT on to talk about Open Carry. Charles Cotton(Link goes to Forum Profile) from TexasCHLforum.com, and others, was kind enough to join us after OCT stood us up and saved us from continuing to blab aimlessly. For those who don’t know who Charles is I would like to invite you to listen to the podcast and you will learn that he truly has his finger on the pulse of gun rights politics in Texas. Also a previous in studio guest, Steven, joined us just before Charles came on. We learned a lot from this episode on Texas Politics, Planning, podcasting, and general technical issues. With an unplanned interview and a little news we have a decent podcast. The audio quality isn’t what we wanted but we will work on tweaking the call in service and the live software to make it work better for the next episode we do live. In spite of technical problems that plagued us from the start the recorded show is actually better than the live show. more work will be done to fix the live show for the future.
Story: The so called “knockout game” is once again making news. It seems that at least seven deaths have been attributed to it.
Story: Looks like another case of registration leads to confiscation. This time it’s in the United States, well actually New York City. It seems that people who own firearms that were registered in NYC that exceed the capabilities set by the NY SAFE act are getting letters to turn them in or provide proof that they were transferred out of state or otherwise disposed off.
Story: The family of an armed robber who forced a Dollar General employee to his knees and pointed a gun at the employee’s head says that the suspect should not have been shot by an armed witness. The armed witness shouted at the suspect and shot him when the suspect turned and pointed his gun at the witness. Fortunately the witness and the victim were not injured and the suspect survived his injuries.
Story: According to the news George Zimmerman had five guns and more than 100 rounds of ammo when he was most recently arrested. So basically he had less ammo than what I plan to use for a range session. Speaking of Zimmerman’s arrest it seems that his girlfriend was shopping for interviews weeks before calling 911. According to one TV Station she had not appeared on national TV because no one was willing to pay what she wanted.
****The episode audio was originally released to TexasCHLforum earlier than it was released here. I (G.A. Heath) also challenged members to a little game
On a Side note Charles mentioned a famous figure in civil rights, The first person who can tell me who he mentioned AND the added significance of that person being mentioned on the day we recorded the episode will be mentioned will get their username mentioned/added in the show notes.
The winner was Robert*PPS with the following:
He mentioned Rosa Parks by name, and it is significant because the podcast was recorded on December 1st; the same day in which she famously refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus when ordered to do so by the bus driver.