A six-year-old little boy brought a loaded gun to school and shot a teacher just this last Friday. I’m sure you heard or read about this on the news. Like probably all of you, I am in shock at how this could happen. That teacher, Abby Zwerner, age 25, is still in the hospital in serious, but stable, condition. I think we all hope for Abby’s swift and complete recovery.
How the hell could this happen? What drives a six-year-old child to take a loaded gun to school and shoot a teacher with it? I know, people are crying out for the blood of the parents, and I get it. We’re going to talk about that. We didn’t have this kind of thing happening when I was in school, and I’m not that old. It wasn’t that long ago. What is happening today where that kind of thing–A SIX YEAR OLD–could do this??
There are also calls for increased “Red Flag” laws in the wake of this horrible event. I’ve been looking up Red Flag laws…and while we need to solve the problems that lead to shootings, this is not a good “solution”. We’re going to discuss why, specifically. Yeah, we’re going to go into some detail.
We remember the “Great Ammo Rush of 2009”, four years ago? Well, it seems we’re in a repeat of it, the “Great Ammo Rush of 2013”. Just try finding any .223 Remington, for example. Good luck! What do we do?
That’s where hand-loading comes in. We talk about the benefits of, and the reasons for, doing it. There are several, and you all would do well to consider the hobby, for all of these reasons. This is a right, folks, and we don’t have to ask permission from government to do it. Demonstration videos on how to do this are available at my Web site, http://www.sanfranciscoliberalwithagun.com/.
We also finish “story time”. It’s a warning to us all what happens when we let our rights gradually slip away. We conclude “Sundown at Coffin Rock”, written by Raymond K. Paden, and which first appeared in Dillon’s “Blue Press” in the 1990’s. It’s a warning that we all would do very well to heed.
Every time there’s a shooting of some sort that makes the news, there’s this call for “closing down” something that the Bradys and their allies call, “the gun show loophole”. What they’re really talking about has nothing whatsoever to do with gun shows, but it does have everything to do with something called the “private, face-to-face, intra-state transaction” of firearms, better known as the “private sale”. They want to shut that down and require “background checks” for every gun sale, including the private ones.
“It won’t be a big burden!”, they claim. “It’ll stop criminals while respecting the Second Amendment!”, they claim.
This entire episode is my case for why that is a terrible idea. Contrary to what they say, it would indeed prove a HUGE burden on not only just government, but everyone else involved. It certainly won’t stop crime-related injuries or deaths. It might even itself get people killed. And it would be a major blow to the defense of liberty.
The forces against the Second Amendment–the “antis”–like to refer to something called, “The Evil Gun Lobby“. They try to give the impression that the Big, Bad NRA is THE “special interest” behind the pro-2A movement. The antis do this to try to demonize what we, as citizens who care about freedom, do to preserve that freedom. We’re going to talk about the Evil Gun Lobby and just what it is. You may be surprised.
In the second half, we do a slice ‘n’ dice job on the idea that bigotry and religious/racial discrimination are somehow “OK”. Of course, they’re not. To do this, we dissect a call-in that I made into a Conservative talking-head’s show, and we show just how and why arguing for a repeat of Jim Crow is just plain wrong…and un-American.
Bigotry has no place in a civilized society. Whatever happened to “the content of one’s character”?
This time, we discuss three separate subjects, but all three relate to freedom. It’s really a talk about defending liberty from “all enemies, foreign and domestic.” The first subject is an example of a First Amendment violation and the dangers of abusing authority. The second subject consists of two real-world examples of the Second Amendment in action here in the United States. The third subject discusses the need of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms for defending a nation against an invading army, with, again, a real-world, practical example–Finland.
It’s not about hunting or sport, folks. It’s about the Defense of Liberty.
This being a Liberal’s Gun Corner, we’re going to talk about that. The description, “Liberal” can mean several things to different sets of people. To some, it means the Democrats and their platform. To others, it means fiscal and moral irresponsibility, socialism, and not taking responsibility for one’s own life. To yet others, it means other things.
In this podcast, our very first, we tackle that very question, and you may be surprised by what you hear. This is my statement of what Liberalism is and my case for it. We won’t always agree on this show, perhaps most of all in this first one. But it’s irresponsible to attempt to go forward if we don’t define our basic concept of what Liberalism is. Here, we basically set the tone for what this Liberal’s Gun Corner is going to be about. Hopefully you’ll consider the case we make here, with an open mind.
Update:Must be record time but Apple has already added the show into the iTunes marketplace. Link to it is available on the right.
Some of you maybe have already listened to this pilot of the show from the Gun Rights Radio Network’s main website. But we are reporting this episode here on the new home for the Liberal Gun Corner so that we can get the iTunes feed up and running. Once we have the feed up and running we will make an announcement here so that you can subscribe directly to that feed. We will also have a Microsoft Zune feed and just a generic RSS feed.
Received an update the other day from the host (Cowboy T) in which he stated he has now acquired some better recording equipment and has started planning out the first several episodes of the show. Now I just need to get this website completed so the show has a home.
Thank you for all of you that left us feedback about the new show. It was almost all positive and we are very pleased with the response. We are now both pretty excited about bring the show to you. But please continue to leave us feedback and constructive criticism. So that we can continue to improve.