GOTR20170402 Podcast

Shockingly, we managed another podcast in less than a month. I’ll apologize now for the technical issues we seem to be having with iTunes. I am admittedly not a big “mac” or iTunes user but, the problem seems to center around the issuance of a new SSL cert for the site. I’ll get it figured it out as soon as possible.

Anyway, this week get into two dissimilar defensive shootings. One, as good as it can be. A textbook example of doing it right. The son of a homeowner defends himself, makes a perfect 911 call, and goes no further than necessary and the law allows. The other, well, it’s a “fuster-cluck.” Just about everything that could be done wrong is wrong and it ends with the “hero” in jail.

/GM

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Turning a good shooting into a bad one…

Two masked men ran up to a woman at her home in the Legends Trace subdivision Friday and tried to abduct her while one of her children were still in the car.

Source: Man arrested after shooting at fiancée’s attempted abduction

What we have here is a failure to understand when and where you’ve crossed the line from defender to aggressor and reckless idiot with a gun.

Force and deadly force can be justified ,”…to prevent aggravated kidnapping, murder, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, robbery, or aggravated robbery.” But there’s a clause in the penal code that reads, “when and to the degree…necessary.

Our “hero” exceeded that standard. Once he’d stopped the threat, he could and should have tended to his fiancée. Instead, he continued to pursue the suspects and became the aggressor as they tried to break contact. Worse, he became reckless in his actions and graduated to deadly conduct. And now Jeremiah Morin has gotten himself arrested for “defending” his fiancée.

If you’re going to make the decision to use force or deadly force, you have a responsibility to be sure you understand where your rights begin and end. Another problem we have in discussing these incidents is people, especially guys, tend to suffer diarrhea of the mouth, bragging about what they’d do in this situation or that with zero regard to the very real legalities that might arise. Folks, check that crap. Don’t let your ego and emotions take you over the edge into moronic misdemeanors and felony stupid.

/GM

GOTR20170312 Podcast

What? You thought we were joking? Yes, it’s real. We really did get the gang together again. And we actually recorded a podcast!

Yes, it has been six months since the last podcast. It was no easy task to get everyone together. Seems like every time we thought we might record, something went wrong. But today, all the stars were aligned and managed to bang out a new episode.

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Where did the podcasts go?

We’ve been asked a great many times over the last few months, “Where did the podcasts go?” Well, to be honest, life happened.

A wide variety of personal and professional commitments have had us spread in all different directions. Jeff’s got a range to run. Jason is a grandfather now. And me, well, my father’s sudden passing at the end of 2015 was just the beginning of a variety of challenges. The good news is we’re finally getting back on track. To that end, expect a new podcast in the next 24hrs.

Yes. Seriously. There’s a new podcast. We reunited in the infamous “closet” at Shiloh to bang out a new episode. We can’t promise one for next week just yet but, we’re working to get things rolling again. We never intended to be gone this long but, as I said, life happened and you get what you pay for, right? In summary, Jeff, Jason, and I thank you all for your continued support, interest, and understanding.

/GM

GOTR20160828 Podcast

Yes, we finally got together for another podcast. That said, we managed to get right back into the groove discussing things that turn money into noise. Among today’s topics: finding a handgun for elderly shooters; the new LWRC-DI M6IC, direct impingement rifle; Trijicon’s Accupoint 1-6×24 scope; Sig’s ROMEO red-dot; and the Taurus Curve that Jeff can’t give away.