Nick is also the author of Team Reaper. Check it out here.
Nick is also the author of Team Reaper. Check it out here.
An ex team friend (ST5) of mine was going on a "hollywood job" (or whatever they call it) and I asked him what he was taking, he said my HK (handgun). So I said in my infinite wisdom "well, what are YOU going to do, if they have an AK, Uzi etc?, Huh? I mean you're going to lose." To which he replied " no, it's okay, I know how to use mine."
I support hand guns with limited magazines but I don't support military grade weapons in the hands of any dude who isn't active duty/ex operator, and by operator I don't mean this guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-E7G6yEjSQ)
@iceviking So you don't like the second amendment. Well, you're entitled to your opinion, but opinion doesn't trump the bill of rights.
@iceviking And what else about the U.S. Constitution don't you "support", besides the 2d Amendment?....6
@Recon6 I'm not getting into a heated debate. Anyone who has read it, knows (using common sense) what the spirit of law/article it is referencing (defending your shit from a future fascist government when at a time we didn't have an organized federal military). Which was valid when we needed militias n shit, but these weapons won't protect you from tanks, drones or special forces bsd's coming for you (http://www.upworthy.com/the-hilarious-flaw-in-a-gun-nuts-logic?c=ufb1) Even though the supreme court was narrowly split on it's original decision, I just don't see the need for anyone to own military grade style weapons.
My kids deserve to be as safe as possible and as a gun owner myself, if I'm ever in the shit where I need anything more than my Glock, either the Zombie Apocalypse has happened or I'm underway with the some serious dudes watching my six. Cheers.
@iceviking @Androus IV, apparently you assume you are the grownup, therefore, we won't delve into your premise. I will again turn you to the Constitution, surely someone as 'grownup' as you will understand it's meaning as determined twice by the S.C.....6
@Androus @Recon6 Dude, common, you're a smart guy, you have an internet connection!? :) The body of your argument is to draw an analogy between a war torn country, filled with religious extremists that are battle hardened over decades with cultural differences so far away from ours they might as well be martians (excluding the awesome display of humanism and heroism by the the small village that saved Marcuss Luttrell) and our United States? Down here on the Eastern Shore I've never had the need for anything more than a mean look and possibly a small fire arm.
Secondly: No you're wrong, times and needs change as do tactics. We don't conduct warfare in rigid single line formations marching against each other. And we don't need have the same civil needs as then.
Thirdly , there's no such language as "Canadian".
Fourthly , some civi's need to play bad ass in the woods does not supersede the risk of some dude doing way too much damage in a short time span.
Lastly; google; straw man argument and ad hominem arguments before you start playing with the grownups.
@iceviking @Recon6 "These weapons won't protect you from tanks, drones, or special forces beds"??? Well the Afghans fought off the US and the Russians for about 20 years combined, armed with nothing but Enfields and AKs, so history has proven you 100% wrong. Furthermore, if our forefathers in 1775 had thought your way, there would be a picture of the Queen on our currency and we'd be speaking Canadian.
Also, did it occur to you that there are plenty of civilians who make it a point to train pretty hard with our military-pattern weapons, on our own time and our own dime??
Boobs are the new 'assault weapon.' Ban the boobs! (and no, I don't mean a boob like Piers)
http://twitchy.com/2013/01/17/women-smothering-boyfriends-with-killer-boobs-time-for-an-assault-breast-ban/ (the Twitter comments listed are HILARIOUS
Great Show thats
thats a sweat fucking story with Chris Kyle
-When will the new inside the team room start coming out on Sofrep
@Ceilo who makes a 7 round mag? They did this so they could snatch up all the 10 round mags. Manufacturers aren't going to retool their shit to make 7 round mags. It basically outlaws all semi-auto handguns.
brandon, i would of paid a great deal of money if you would of throat punched pier morgan on his own show.
Enjoyed the podcast, but was very disappointed with the discussion on gun laws. VERY disappointed.
What I heard: "If you own a gun and someone gets their hands on and uses it, that's a crime"
My problem with that: REALLY? Have you really thought this through? You are now making it a criminal activity to be the victim of a crime (i.e. someone stealing your guns). To show you how misguided this idea is, try rephrasing it like this and see how much sense it makes: "If you dress like a slut, and someone rapes you, and then rapes someone else too, then dressing like a slut is a crime".
What I heard: "The people in the industry need to take a leadership position for legislation that makes sense."
My problem with that: The NRA tried that in 1968 and 1994, and it got us nowhere. Giving up ground only encourages the opposition. As someone who has an FFL, I am intimately familiar with gun laws. When I first got the FFL, the ATF sent me a book with every single piece of gun legislation in the US. It is a book that is about an inch and a half thick and printed single-space in very small type. If gun laws were going to fix the problem, they would have fixed it by now. 50 years ago you could order guns through the mail, and kids in rural areas brought rifles to school with them regularly. We had no problems back then, and yet now we have a thousand pages of laws on the books and THE PROBLEM HAS GOTTEN WORSE. This is a cultural problem, not a legal problem.
Please take 10 steps back and look at what is happening from a completely objective viewpoint. There are political forces that are using these active-shooter events as a way to whip up emotions and create hysteria, then leveraging that hysteria to disarm law-abiding americans, while doing nothing to actually address the crimes in the first place. If this wasn't true, why is this happening so fast? It took the 9/11 commission ALMOST 3 YEARS to report its conclusions... and yet they are moving on guns mere weeks after the latest mass shooting? There is an agenda here and it isn't a good one... in fact, it is an evil one. It is difficult to acknowledge that there are evil forces at work here but we have to face the obvious.
Civilians are counting on military professionals like yourselves to defend our God-given rights, and the most important God-given right is the right to defend our lives. We are counting on you to look beyond the hysteria and see what is really going on here. If you guys, who risked your lives to preserve our God-given rights can't do that, the rest of us freedom-loving americans are sunk.
@Androus Androus, I finally did listen to this broadcast and I concur - VERY disappointed with discussion on gun laws (actually I was shocked). The piece missing is that if gov't gets one little toehold, it is just the first grab. Calming speaking, this admin. is out to remove guns completely (does that sound better than they want to take away our guns and means to protect ourselves from tyranny). I agree there must be a way to improve the system but, a rush to judgement is ridiculous in this short time frame. I shudder to think of the implications of mental testing to own a gun. If opposing sides could truly work together for an answer to this issue of mass shootings we would all be better for it, however, that's not what's happening. It's political gain and strike while emotions are high. Mark my words, emotions are going to get hot before it's all over with, much more so than most ppl think. A gut feeling tells me things are going to get really nasty. I'm hoping to see the States counter such laws as passed by New York which was a sly and done in the dark deed.
This morning I read where Bill Clinton gave a speech telling the Dems to respect gun rights and culture (Don't look down your noses at them) which was excellent. Bottom line is American socioculture needs the fix as we are on a slippery slope.
ps: I did enjoy the rest of the program with your guest Nick Irving and BW, your story on Castor was outstanding. Look forward to hearing what happens with your new dog.
@Androus How bout that. Just received this article in my email. Here is what the Dems proposed in New York in the dead of night. Surprise surprise.
This bill was an attack on the 2nd amendment and the Democrats clearly wanted to dismantle the work of the Founding Fathers. None of these amendments were included in the final bill thanks to us fighting back. I will not stand silent while these unpatriotic proposals are pathetically thrown at us a 11 o’clock at night:
1. Confiscation of “assault weapons”
2. Confiscation o ten round clips
3. Statewide database for ALL Guns
4. Continue to allow pistol permit holder’s information to be replaced to the public
5. Label semiautomatic shotguns with more than 5 rounds or pistol grips as “assault weapons”
6. Limit the number of rounds in a magazine to 5 and confiscation and forfeiture of banned magazines
7. Limit possession to no more than two (2) magazines
8. Limit purchase of guns to one gun per person per month
9. Require re-licensing of all pistol permit owners
10. Require renewal of all pistol permits every five years
11. State issued pistol permits
12. Micro-stamping of all guns in New York State
13. Require licensing of all gun ammo dealers
14. Mandatory locking of guns at home
15. Fee for licensing, registering weapons
@Txazz "As NBC put it in its article headlined “Are You Too Sick to Own a Gun,” this includes everything “from gun owners avoiding mental health treatment to therapists feeling compelled to report every patient who expresses a violent thought.”
BINGO. Notice how this angle fits hand-in-glove with the Obamacare laws? If you've been to the doctor lately, you may have noticed some new questions have been added to the usual paperwork you fill out-- Questions like, Do you own a gun? And, Is it kept locked up in a safe place? Funny questions for a doctor to be asking, out of the blue, and apropos of nothing. If they were REALLY concerned about mental health, you'd start asking these questions AFTER the patient has been diagnosed... and NOT before. On the other hand, if your agenda was to identify targets for disqualification, you'd obviously ask the gun question first, wouldn't you??
People need to start connecting the dots. This fucker is positively evil.
@Androus Another timely article today.
As the debate over gun control continues, so too does discussion about the role mental illness plays in it. NBC News reports experts saying the weight of adding mental illness into the mix might carry some unintended consequences. As NBC put it in its article headlined “Are You Too Sick to Own a Gun,” this includes everything “from gun owners avoiding mental health treatment to therapists feeling compelled to report every patient who expresses a violent thought.”
NBC pointed out that Obama has cited the need for improved reporting of mental health to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Given that only seven states account for 98 percent of those prevented from owning guns for mental health reasons, it’s clear there are holes in reporting.
here’s a Slight Problem With NY’s Hastily-Made New Gun Laws: They Forgot to Exempt Cops!
In their rush to push through tough new gun control laws, the New York State Legislature made a huge mistake: They failed to exempt police officers from the regulations regarding “high-capacity magazines.”
This means that when the new laws take effect in March, it will be illegal for any law enforcement official to carry a magazine that holds more than seven rounds. For point of reference, almost every law enforcement agency in the state uses handguns that carry 15 rounds.
@Androus I look forward to Nick's book coming out as an ebook and more on the 75th Rangers.
Under present laws in place at this time. If you own a firearm legally or not ( not registered) and your home is broken into and the firearm is stolen. If you do not report it to the proper authorities and it is used in a violent crime you can be charged as an accomplice. It doesn't happen often but it is there for a reason.
@AME1 MJH @Androus Bullshit. Yes, in a few jurisdictions the law is written that way, but in most states that is NOT the law. And, when you think about , it's a bullshit, cowardly law. The job of law enforcement is to go after criminals. By turning law-abiding victims of crime into criminals, they take the easy way out. Always remember: any law enforcement officer who would rather go after a law-abiding citizen instead of a criminal is a useless coward.
You have some good points. As the guys were saying most of these laws were put into place just to give the politicians the warm fuzzes. So most of the laws that get enacted are BS. The bad thing about laws like this one is that law enforcement personnel don't arrest you for but the Lawyers and the Courts dumps on the individual so they have someone to blame.
Good talking to you.
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@ChupaCabra The problem with "discussions", is that liberals use that as a code word for, "I don't give a shit what you have to say, I'm taking away your guns." Dont believe me? Then why has the last 50 years of "discussions" resulted in a continuous erosion of gun rights? It's been a one-way trip every step of the way, and it's time to say ENOUGH.
@ChupaCabra @Androus I def don't have the answers, but I have no problem with a background check provided I'm not dinged for it (like if I apply for a credit card, I don't have to pay for the credit check). As long as someone has not been convicted of a violent crime, that person should have no problem getting approved.
Just ordered Nick's book. Sorry Castor didn't work out for you Brandon. I was a K-9 handler in Nam, my dogs name was Bruno. He was bad ass. If you ran from him he would chase you and hit you in the small of your back and as soon as you were on the ground he went straight to the throat. Most dogs we called nibblers, not Bruno, he was all business. That was 40 years ago and I still think of him regularly. These war dogs are incredible. Also have Mike's book on pre-order. Thanks guys for what you do and thanks for your service.