Buckets of stupid all around

It is often better to just be a good witness. Seriously, there is little benefit to be had by inserting yourself into a situation you otherwise have nothing to do with. As the saying goes, not my circus, not my monkeys.

Marwin Al-Aloosi, an Uber driver who recently immigrated from Iraq, had just picked up an unidentified passenger a Dallas-area apartment complex around 1 a.m. The passenger had a handgun in a case. Al-Aloosi and the passenger struck up a conversation about guns and Al-Aloosi wanted to take a selfie with the gun in hand.

Enter Don Quixote, I mean, John Mark Beaty. Beaty sees Al-Aloosi with a gun in hand it seemed obvious to Beaty that Al-Aloosi was an immediate theat. So the best thing he could do right then was shoot Al-Aloosi until he dropped the gun. Fifteen rounds later, Beaty apparently realized he’d had a serious error in judgement and began treating Al-Aloosi’s wounds until emergency responders arrived.

Lesson learned here? It is often far better to simply be a good witness. Not all you see is necessarily what it seems. You can honestly believe you’re doing everything “right” and still be dead wrong. Being an armed citizen (licensed or not) does not create a duty to right every wrong or get into every shitstorm you think you see. If Beaty is lucky, his lawyers will convince a jury that he acted reasonably given the totality of the circumstances. At the moment, it looks like his lawyers have a very hard job ahead of them. Choose wisely folks.


GOTR20170514 Podcast

More shenanigans from the Brotherhood of the Spiral Tube. This week, we’ve fondled and shot the new Sig P320 X-Five. A full review of the X-Five is forth coming. We also got into discussions of the different variations of “THAT GUY” we’ve all met on the range and elsewhere. That and more on this week’s episode of GOTR.


GOTR20170507 Podcast

This week, we’ve got a little more discussion about Springfield Armory’s situation in Illinois. We also had the chance to fondle and shoot Beretta’s new APX pistol. In other news, Steyr is suing Sig over the modular nature of the P320 alleging a patent violation…Seems Steyr wants a piece of the US Government pie Sig has earned for itself. And finally, it has been a busy week for armed Texans defending themselves and others. All of that and more of our usual shenanigans on this week’s podcast.


GOTR20170430 Podcast

Yes, we were MIA again for a couple weeks but, the boys are back together again this week. Two weeks ago, Jason and Jeff were off frolicking in the Hill Country at Mazunga Ranch with friend of the show and Comp-Tact founder, Gregg Garrett. They regale us with their miss-adventures this week. All three of us also got some trigger time with FN’s new 509 service pistol and share our thoughts. And Jeff, well, Jeff has a rant about Springfield-Armory apparently being turncoats in Illinois.

Without further delay, the latest podcast is up!

GOTR20170409 Podcast

Three podcasts in four weeks. We might finally be getting into a groove again. Unfortunately there are some audio quality issues that we’re working on. But, we think the iTunes issues might finally be fixed. You might need to resubscribe from the iTunes store as it seems the folks who run the iTunes store removed us. Hence, a bunch of you weren’t getting updates or able to see new podcasts.

You’ll find the latest podcast here —>https://gunsovertexasradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/GOTR20170409.mp3

The new iTunes URL for our podcast is https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/guns-over-texas-radio/id1223789102