We talk about riding motorcycles and driving Jeeps while Carrying Concealed. We also try out a revised format and new mics.
Lead News item:
Former mayor Bloomberg has decided to reimagine his gun control organisation Mayors Against Illegal Guns and their subsidiary “Moms Demand Action” into a new organisation called “Everytown for Gun Safety.” The new organisation is intended to pass itself off as a grassroots effort, although they do not hide the fact that Michael Bloomberg plans to spend more than fifty million dollars in the first year of operations. This would be two and a half times what the NRA spends in the same period. Interestingly enough they failed to create the facebook page with their name in advance of going public, which led to the facebook page being snatched up by a pro gun group but has since been deleted by facebook. Interestingly enough it became clear that Bloomberg plans to use his new group to instill terror when he said “We’ve got to make them afraid of us.”
So lets offer Michael Bloomberg some advice. You can not buy grassroots efforts, when you try to it’s called astroturfing. Incase you do not know what astroturf happens to be, it is a form of fake grass named after the Houston Astrodome. The Astrodome, like many astroturf groups, no longer sees any use and it cost less to build than bloomberg plans to spend (It cost $35 million to build). So our advice to Mr. Bloomberg is to save your money and perhaps spend it on something that would be more effective like teaching actual gun safety such as the National Rifle Association’s Eddie Eagle Program, or the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” or any other program that actually makes Americans safer instead of trying to take away their ability to defend themselves. But it really doesn’t matter what you do because those of us truly involved in grassroots efforts will be there to stop you and defend our rights. And Michael, we can call you Michael right? As the former mayor of New York City I would have thought you were above terrorizing people.
Story: We have confirmed with the Texas DPS that they have temporarily suspended their switch to Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm pistols. Texas State Troopers will continue, for the time being, to be trained with and issued the Sig Sauer P226 in .357 Sig. A hand full of weapons experienced sight movement of less than 10 microns after firing around 3000 rounds of ammo. Additional issues, but unrepeatable even after around 5000 rounds of fire, were failures with feeding and failures with ejection.
Story: James Franklin has sent us an update on the “Situation in Andrews” as we have come to call it on the ProGun Podcast. Essentially the situation in Andrews is two cases where the Andrews Texas Police Department arrested people who were carrying a long guns. The first arrest was that of Joey Posey which led to a march by Come And Take It Texas that was shut down by Andrews PD. After CATI got the required permits Michael Keoughan went to check the route of the planned march when he was also arrested. Michael is seeking assistance in raising funds for legal representation. The article does say the situation in Andrews is improving.
Story: A Manhattan church located on Wall Street has gone to court in an attempt to force Wal-Mart to give investors the power to end gun sales. Wal-Mart contends that it does not have to include this proposal in it’s proxy statement as gun sales are part of their normal business operations.
Story: In New Jersey a seventh grader was suspended after another student accused him of making gun motions with a pencil. The suspended student claims that the accuser had bullied him earlier in the day.
Story: The Director of the Federal Air Marshal Service is resigning as a result of an investigation into his role where he assisted officials in acquiring firearms for personal use. The investigation is a probe conducted by the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General.