Join Jim and Greg as they are encouraged that early voting numbers are up but mail-in ballots are down, meaning election results are likely to be more secure. They also discuss the horrific, racially-motivated mass shooting in Buffalo, how the shooter had once again been on the radar, and how the effort to turn the tragedy into political advantage was immediate once again. And they have fun with Vice President Kamala Harris once again getting stuck on a talking point she struggled to get out of.

 

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome even more data showing that criminals steer clear from people they suspect may have guns. They also discuss whether the increasing chatter about Russia being willing to use tactical nukes against Ukraine is based in reality. And they wonder why one of the shooters arrested as part of the probe into Saturday’s mass shooting in South Carolina was allowed to go home and might be permitted to go back to work with an ankle monitor.

Joe Biden Channels the Ghostbusters

 

Ghostbusters TC Ad If you only watch the Democratic Media Complex, then you know that “ghost guns” are a massive problem because anyone can just get any kind of firearm from the interwebs and then go commit any crime and no one can stop them because the gun is, literally, untraceable. In fact, it’s likely invisible to the naked eye and since its likely 3-D printed metal detectors cannot track them either. Who ya gonna call?

That’s right, you have to call the Ghostbusters. The Biden administration started the rule process last year and now is going final with their new interpretation of what is a “gun” to include what is called an 80% lower.

80% Lower for an AR-15

Note the lack of holes for the safety mechanism and trigger group.

Indiana Makes 24

 

Indiana’s governor signed a law making his state the 24th state to permit concealed carry of firearms without a permit. Law enforcement (meaning mostly police union bosses and police chiefs appointed by liberal Democrat mayors) objected to the legislation on the basis that they really liked being able to arrest people for having guns in their cars.

Ruszkowski used a recent example of a traffic stop in which an individual was found to have a gun without a license. He said the person was arrested and charged with carrying a gun without a permit, and the prosecutor’s office later found the person was on parole for attempted murder.

Join Jim and Greg as they roll their eyes at the overdue admission from the New York Times that the Hunter Biden laptop was not Russian misinformation, but a real story as the New York Post reported in October 2020. They shame the United Nations for being an expensive “Debate Society” that has proven itself completely useless in solving international issues. And despite its long record of evil, including the targeting and killing of American troops, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps may soon lose its “Foreign Terrorist Organization” tag as part of the ongoing nuclear negotiations.

Join Jim and Greg as they cover President Biden’s State of the Union address, its contradictions, and Biden’s insistence on doubling down on failed policies. They also discuss the problems at the pump many Americans are facing and how the White House’s current strategy to bring down costs doesn’t work. And Ukrainian forces have eliminated an elite Chechen assassination unit, keeping President Volodymyr Zelenesky alive in the face of the imminent Russian siege of Kiev.

Jim and Greg salute Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for yet again refusing to end or change the filibuster. They also roll their eyes as Democrats finally notice the surging crime rates in America’s cities and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has no idea where the lawlessness is coming from. And they get a kick out of Sen. Elizabeth Warren wanting to add four more justices to the U.S. Supreme Court just days after Biden’s judicial commission did not recommend doing that.

 

After a quick review of Thursday’s special podcast, Jim and Greg wince as the nation suffers the worst inflation crisis in nearly 40 years. They also applaud the Chicago jury that convicted actor Jussie Smollett of fabricating a hate crime and making false reports to police. And they throw up their hands as Dr. Fauci says you’ll soon need a third shot to be considered fully vaccinated and Pfizer’s CEO is already talking about a fourth shot.

Jim and Greg welcome hall of fame broadcaster Bob Costas as their first-ever guest on the podcast. Costas joins us to clarify his positions on issues we have scrutinized in the past and explain why he believes he has been unfairly painted as a progressive over his comments on guns and his call years ago for the Washington Redskins to drop their mascot – which they did in 2020.

They also discuss comments Costas made in calling out the International Olympic Committee for cozying up to China for the upcoming Winter Olympics and the problem of groupthink in the sports world, where only one position is often considered acceptable.

Annie Oakley Is Back!

 

Well, the title is sort of true. My husband began calling me Annie Oakley after my early performance on the gun range, and my trainer enjoyed calling me Annie just to tease Jerry about my prowess. For some crazy reason, I’ve always had a certain level of skill. So, what’s the big deal for me? I hadn’t been to the gun range since the end of last year, after I received my cancer diagnosis.

Jerry has been very patient with preparing me to shoot again. We also both have concealed carry licenses here in Florida, and more than just the idea of getting ready to shoot the gun again, being prepared for the unexpected, has always made me a little anxious. And I knew I had to deal with the question of carrying all over again.

Since for a period I wasn’t very strong, Jerry took his time coaxing me back into shooting. He suggested eventually that I use the snap caps and just practice taking my weapon, a Glock 42, out of my purse properly. (I did not want to wear my gun on a belt.) You wouldn’t think that was a big deal, but there are so many steps to focus on when you carry: practicing situational awareness, putting my right hand on the gun in my purse, not drawing until I feel there is reason to use the gun, bringing the gun out, racking the gun to put a bullet in the chamber (yes, I know that some people always have one in the chamber), bringing the gun up to my chest and grasping it with both hands, leaning forward, putting my finger on the trigger when I’m prepared to actually shoot, aim, and pull the trigger, bring the gun back to my chest, look around both ways to see if anyone else might be a threat, and put the gun away.

Join Jim and Greg as they serve up three bad but important martinis today. First, they roll their eyes as the Biden administration suddenly blames energy companies for high gas prices and suggests the Congressional Budget Office cannot be trusted if it gives the reconciliation plan a bad score. And they shudder as a a former high-ranking Chinese tennis player disappears after accusing a top government official of raping her. And the latest evidence, supposedly suggesting she is alive and well, actually makes us think exactly the opposite.

 

Rioter’s Actions Are Worth Pointing Out

 

We’ve had some interesting discussions of various aspects of the Rittenhouse case, mostly focused on his actions. Those who were shot had provoked a confrontation with an armed man who protected himself. I see no provocation on Rittenhouse’s part and, had they not attacked him, they’d be alive. Thier own actions caused them harm.

Our basic rules have to be pretty straightforward. You have a right to defend yourself from serious bodily harm or death by whatever means keep you breathing, provided a reasonable person would agree that your life is in danger. Obviously, there’s a spectrum of threat. Can’t just shoot someone for giving you the stink eye. So what happened?

Join Jim and Greg as they relish a stunning Washington post poll showing Republicans with a 10-point advantage on the generic ballot and Republicans with a big edge in the suburbs.  Given those political conditions, they welcome the news that Beto O’Rourke thinks this is is the cycle that Democrats can win back the governor’s office in Texas.  And they fire back as Jen Psaki suggests rapidly rising energy prices are proof we need to move away from fossil fuels and left-leaning media suggest the real story in this economic mess is that we need to lower our expectations.

‘Guns Are Really Not Problematic’

 

“I think the best part about my job is just showing people who are normally kind of freaked out by guns how safe they can be and how they’re not really problematic unless put in the wrong hands.” — Hannah Gutierrez Reed, New York Post

Hannah Reed, the armorer on the Rust movie set, grew up around guns. She should have known that guns are never safe. They are always dangerous because of the enormous power within. Keeping guns out of the wrong hands doesn’t make them safe, but proper handling of guns mitigates their danger.

Prop Guns and Blanks

 

Words have meaning. Any firearm capable of pushing a projectile out of barrel is not a prop, even though it might be used as a prop. Blanks are capable of causing physical injury, serious physical injury, and death.

The investigation into the accidental shooting involving Alec Baldwin, the death of Director of Photography Halnya Hutchins, and the wounding of Director Joel Souza is ongoing. I’m not going to comment on what the result of that investigation will be. Two statements that have been made have caught my attention.

Welcome to the Party, Pal!

 

Polimath (and others) are feeling the same oppressive weight of the government boot on their necks that America’s gun owners have been feeling ever since the introduction of the Sullivan Act.

“Just give up a little bit of your rights, and you’ll make the rest of us feel safer” has been the motto of the gun control movement since day one. Now that same logic, (if you want to equate emotion of feeling safe as logic) is being applied to public health as a whole, and people aren’t liking what they’re hearing.

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