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May 20, 2018

In this week's episode we talk about scapegoating and how not to do it, and Lloyd shares his thoughts on the Santa Fe (TX) school shooting and seven things we can to do make mass shootings less likely. Sgt. Bill shares a rant about the ridiculous prices for rusty CMP 1911s, Mia has an interview with Project Appleseed from the NRA Annual Meetings, and we give you a sneak peek at our monthly hangout with Aaron Israel.

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Commentary
This week's shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas destroyed cliches on both sides of the gun debate. Lloyd shares seven ideas that are worth discussing. What are your thoughts?

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
The Civilian Marksmanship Program will soon begin offering military surplus 1911 pistols to the public, but the prices have Sgt. Bill steamed.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
In a snippit from this month's Reformation Gun Club hangout, we talk about how Aaron Israel's training philosophy has changed in the years since he started teaching.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia shares an interview from the Project Appleseed booth at the NRA Annual Meetings.

Clinging to God and Guns 
Lloyd and Pastor Bennett review an a sermon from from a UCC pastor published at Patheos.com, which suggests that we need to stop scapegoating if we want to solve our gun violence problem…but then promptly scapegoats the evil AR-15.

Prayer of the Week
O God our merciful Father, who taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending to them the light of Your Holy Spirit, bring us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who with You and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.

May 15, 2018

Four of the Armed Lutheran Radio crew went to the 147th NRA Annual Meetings (NRAAM) in Dallas last week and today we share some interviews with the good folks at Lionheart Industries, Bergara Rifles, and SAR USA, plus a round-table discussion with Aaron and Sgt. Bill.

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Prayer of the Week
Almighty, everlasting God, cause us always to have a devout will toward You and to serve Your majesty with a pure heart; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.

May 8, 2018

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio Lloyd and Pastor Bennett look at a news story about a billboard campaign by the North Carolina Council of Churches which suggests you are idolizing your guns if you think owning guns for self-defense will keep you safe.

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Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron Israel shares his thoughts on the recent shooting at Waffle House.

Clinging to God and Guns 
Thanks to a listener for submitting a news story to us from the Raleigh (NC) News & Observer. The North Carolina Council of Churches has started a billboard campaign that says “You Shall Not Make for yourself an Idol,” suggesting that you are an idol worshiper if you have guns for self-protection.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill will be back with us next week.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia Anstine will be back with us next week.

Prayer of the Week
O God our Father, from whom all good things do come, grant to us, Your humble servants, that by Your holy inspiration we may think those things that be right and by Your merciful guiding may perform them; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Savior, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.

Apr 29, 2018

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, Lloyd returns after surgery and joins Pastor Bennett to review a news story from a listener about a group of churches that are “divesting” from police services by pledging never to call police, even in cases of violent crime. Sgt. Bill has an after-action report on the two-day Ben Stoeger class he just finished, and Mia discusses the importance of getting involved with and supporting the pro-freedom organizations in your state.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
On his way to the Texas State IDPA Championship, Sgt. Bill shares his thoughts on the two days he spent learning from IPSC World Champion Ben Stoeger.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
With NRAAM coming up and gun rights battles raging in every state, Mia talks about the need for all of us to get involved and to support pro-freedom organizations at the state and national levels.

Clinging to God and Guns 
A group of Protestant and Unitarian churches has decided that police departments are so corrupt, racist, and unfair that they refuse to call them anymore, even in cases of vandalism or violent crime. They claim it is their Christian duty to “divest” themselves of police protection and to call for the abolition of police departments nationally.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron Israel is recovering after Baker Mayfield was drafted by the Cleveland Browns. He will be back with us next week.

Prayer of the Week
Our merciful Father, the God who alone make minds of the faithful to be of one will, cause Your people to love what You command and to desire what You promise, that among the manifold changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.

Apr 26, 2018

Lloyd responds to a listener's review, using the Parable of the Good Shepherd.

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Apr 22, 2018

Pastor Bennett is our first-ever guest host as Lloyd recovers from surgery. Lloyd dissects an article from a website called The Stream, Sgt. Bill shares his impressions of the new Gen 5 Glocks, Aaron has a self-defense tip about teaching to the test, and Mia warns about the dangers of the 12-20 split as she preps for turkey season.

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Special Thanks
Thank you to Pastor John Bennett for filling in as our guest host as Lloyd recovers from surgery.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Standardized testing is a joke, in schools and in your firearms training. Aaron warns about the dangers of training to the test.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill shares his initial impressions of his new Gen 5 Glock 19 pistol.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Hunting with multiple shotgun calibers can lead to disaster if you don't pay attention. Mia warns about the dreaded 12-20 split.

Clinging to God and Guns 
In a solo segment recorded before his surgery, Lloyd analyzes an article from a website called The Stream, which wonders how guns and Christianity became so intertwined in American culture.

Prayer of the Week
Almighty and everlasting God, the heavenly Father who shows the light of truth to those who are in error so that they may return into the way of righteousness, cause all who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's Church to avoid those things that are contrary to their profession and to follow all such things that are agreeable thereto; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.

Apr 15, 2018

Well, we did it. We found the worst sermon in the world. We thought we had found it back in Episode 88, but we were wrong. In this hideous homily, the “pastor” turns Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem into a protest march against the Roman Empire and it's weapons of war, and compares it to the fraudulent “March for Our Lives.” It's so bad, we had to do an entire show.

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Prayer of the Week
Merciful Father, who by the humiliation of Your Son raised up the fallen world, grant to Your faithful people perpetual gladness, and make those whom You have delivered from the danger of everlasting death to be partakers of eternal joys; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.

Apr 8, 2018

Recovering from Holy Week and my daughter's sleepover party, Armed Lutheran Radio is running short staff. Aaron Israel has a self-defense tip, Lloyd share's thoughts about a new movie coming in June and the hypocrisy of the anti-gun Left, and is again on his own in Clinging to God & Guns, looking at an anti-American rant from a “clumsy” Christian who claims that America is getting what it deserves because it's such an awful place, and that Rev. Jeremiah Wright predicted our school shooting “epidemic” when he said our chickens had come home to roost.

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Commentary: Lloyd shares thoughts about the trailer for the upcoming movie “Upgrade” and the hypocrisy of the Left.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron has a talks about how important your attitude is when carrying a defensive firearm and why you have to keep your ego in check.

Clinging to God and Guns 
Pastor Bennett is recovering from Holy Week so Lloyd is going it solo this week, taking on a nasty anti-American article from Red Letter Christians which blames school shootings on the evils of America, calls America a terrorist nation, and claims that Rev. Jeremiah Wright (of “God d**n America” fame) predicted our “epidemic” of school shootings when he said our chickens had come home to roost.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill will be back with us next week.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia Anstine will be back with us next week.

Prayer of the Week
Almighty and merciful God, as You have brought us to celebrate the festival of the Lord's resurrection, cause us by Your grace to bring forth the fruits thereof in our life and conduct; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.

Apr 1, 2018

He is risen! He is risen, indeed! Happy Easter! In this week's episode we talk about ignorance and fear and how it affects the current gun rights debate, we look at an article by a female pastor who decided to allow her irrational fear of guns and school shootings to affect her inquisitive five-year-old, and we have tips from Sgt. Bill, Aaron Israel, and Mia Anstine.

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Commentary
We're told that the kids leading the “March for Our Lives” have important opinions that need to be heard. Truth is that their opinions, like those of every other gun-banner are uninformed and based on irrational fear.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia talks about the fear that is driving the push for gun control and how we can counter it with facts and reason.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
This week Aaron shares a tip about what you should keep on your night stand.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill has a tip about hunting? Hunting for your sights, that is.

Clinging to God and Guns 
Lloyd is holding down the fort by himself this week, examining an article by a female pastor who opens up a proverbial can of worms with her inquisitive five-year-old. Rather than sharing the comfort of the Gospel she claims to preach, she decides to allow her irrational fear to cause her son to panic.

Prayer of the Week
We implore you, Almighty and merciful God, cause us who celebrate Your Pascal Feast, kindled with heavenly desires, ever to thirst for the Fountain of Life, Jesus Christ; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.

Mar 29, 2018

Lloyd compares the sham that is the "March for Our Lives" to the Children's Crusades of the 13th Century.  

Mar 25, 2018

It's Holy week and Lloyd and Pastor Bennett are tackling a mean-spirited heretic who compares Scripture to the Jesus in his head and all he can see is evil, conservative, white, male, privilege and power. Plus tips from Aaron, Mia, and Sgt. Bill.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill has tips to make your mags easier to insert, eject and to get them out of your mag pouches.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron discusses an article about how easy it is to bypass security.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia discusses teaching children about gun safety.

Clinging to God and Guns
Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dissect an article from an “LGBTQ-affirming pastor” who hates Trump and Evangelical Christians. And guns.

Prayer of the Week
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who sent Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon Him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross that all mankind should follow the example of His great humility, mercifully grant that we may both be guided by His patience in this life and also be made partakers of His resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.

Mar 18, 2018

In this week's episode, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett take on a pro-gun article that tries to make the case that God doesn't prevent school shootings because we don't have prayer or guns in our schools. Plus some listener emails, and tips from Sgt. Bill, Mia, and Aaron.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill shares his personal experience with tactical lights and gun-mounted lights and answers the question: how many lumens is enough? How many is too much?

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron shares tips for improving your grip for better recoil control.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia shares her thoughts about a new carry option her husband purchased.

Clinging to God and Guns
Why the increase in school shootings in the past five decades? While most of us would agree that something has changed for the worst in society, Ryan Fischer at the American Family Association has an answer. It's because God isn't around to protect our kids because they can't pray in school.

Prayer of the Week
We implore You, almighty God, merciful Father, look upon Your people that by Your great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore in body and soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.

Mar 15, 2018

Remember when people used to march and protest for civil rights? Lloyd shares his thoughts about the clueless kids who walked out of school to protest against your civil rights.

Mar 11, 2018

Back from a week of medical convalescence, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett are perplexed by an article from Patheos.com that tries to explain the Parkland shooting by delving into the idea of “mediated violence” and how as Christians we should be “in the world, but not of the world.” Plus tips from Aaron and Sgt. Bill.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill talks about the advantages and disadvantages of different ways to work your trigger: Pin & Reset vs. Trigger Sweep.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron shares his thoughts on the use of standards as part of your training routine.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia could not join us this week.

Clinging to God and Guns
Searching for something to say about the Parkland Shooting, author Matthew DiStephano decides to opine about what it means to be “in the world” but not “of the world.” It's a confusing piece and hilarity ensues as Lloyd and Pastor Bennett struggle to make sense of it.

Prayer of the Week
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we implore You that we, who do worthily deserve to be punished for our evil deeds, may mercifully be relieved by the comfort of Your grace; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.

Feb 26, 2018

Lloyd shares two thoughts on how Psalm 146 and Ash Wednesday relate to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Sgt. Bill shares lessons learned from a disqualification at his first sanctioned USPSA match. Mia shares a story of the dangers of being a good Samaritan. Aaron Israel shares some lessons we can learn from a Texas road rage incident. And Pastor Bennett answers some listener emails.

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Commentary: Psalm 146
“Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. When this breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.” Psalm 146 cautions us to be careful in whom we place our trust. We place our trust in government, in schools, in police, to keep our kids safe. In every way imaginable, they fail us.

Commentary: Ash Wednesday
Few in the media noticed or commented on the fact that the Parkland shooting took place on Ash Wednesday. A day when we are reminded of our mortality. We are but dust, and to dust we shall return.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill drove to Houston for his first sanctioned USPSA match and was disqualified after three stages. He shares the lessons he learned about how to avoid doing it yourself.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
A Travis County, Texas road rage incident serves as the basis for today's self-defense tip.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia shares a personal friend's horrifying Good Samaritan story gone wrong and asks “what would you do?”

Clinging to God and Guns
Pastor Bennett answers some listener emails about specific Bible verses and how they relate the the gun-rights debate.

Prayer of the Week
O God, our heavenly Father, seeing that of ourselves we have no strength, keep us both outwardly and inwardly that we may be defended from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.

Feb 19, 2018

As Pastor Bennett prepares for the start of Lent, Lloyd takes on Rev. Rob Schenck and another article filled with bad application of Scripture, lack of context and complete nonsense. Plus tips for getting started in competitive shooting from Sgt. Bill, a gun safety story from Mia, and tips for surviving a

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill shares tips for getting started in IDPA and USPSA.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
In the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, Aaron provides tips for surviving an active shooter attack.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Familiarity breeds contempt, they say, and Mia shares an example

Clinging to God and Guns
Rev. Rob Schenck like to say he's a gun guy who has seen the light. But he's just another gun banner who wraps his arguments in Scripture. Scripture misinterpreted, twisted, and taken out of context. In today's article he presents ten reasons why he thinks Christians should not own guns.

Prayer of the Week
O Lord, mercifully hear our prayer and stretch forth the right hand of Your majesty to defend us from those who rise up against us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.

Feb 15, 2018

Lloyd shares his thoughts on the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and why protecting our kids isn't a priority in Congress.

So, this week, we saw another school shooting. this time in Parkland, Florida, about 50 miles north of Miami.
A disturbed 19-yr-old, who had been expelled for disciplinary reasons, was not allowed on campus with a backpack because of concerns, had a history of mental illness, who was apparently angry about being bullied, and who flew massive red flags on social media took a rifle and lots of magazines to his old school, pulled the fire alarms to get everyone out into the halls, and began opening fire.

He killed 17, and wounded another 15 in the 15 minutes it took police to respond.

In the end, he was too big a coward to eat a bullet himself, and was arrested without being injured himself.

At age 19, the shooter was prohibited from owning a handgun. Unlike Trayvon martin, who posed with real guns he was not allowed to own, this week’s shooter posed with airsoft and pellet guns. But, in one photo which he captioned his “arsenal”, he did have two shotguns, two hunting rifles, and an AR-15 pattern rifle.

Where he acquired his rifles, we do not yet know. The minimum age to purchase or possess a long gun in Florida is 18.
Students at his former school say they all knew he was a time bomb. That they all saw it coming.

He was angry. He was weird. He was always getting into trouble. Ultimately, he was expelled and staff was warned not to allow him on campus with a backpack. So, the school saw it coming, too.

It’s not legal to open carry in Florida. Yet he did openly carry the rifle to the school. It’s illegal to carry a firearm onto school property. And yet he did.

It’s not legal to shoot people unless it’s an act of self-defense. He did that as well.

Chelsea handler and other leftist harpies immediately blamed the NRA. Which shows you what a moronic broken record the left has become when it comes to violence in America.

The Left has their mantras. Background checks. Gun bans. Magazine capacity bans. Blame the NRA. All of it bullshit.
But the Right has their own mantras, as well. It’s a mental health issue. You can’t legislate evil. Good guys with guns. Background checks are an infringement of muh rights.

Much of the right’s favorite catch-phrases are bullshit too.

In this case, it was a mental health issue. As was the case in aurora, Tucson, and Newtown.
But in all those cases, like this one, the killers were not in the system. Not because the system failed. But because there was no reason for them to be there.

You must be committed to a mental institution, or be a felon, or a domestic abuser or have a protective order against you to be denied your 2A rights. None of those applied to the shooter this week.

He had apparently seen a mental health therapist, but had never been adjudicated mentally ill or committed to a mental institution. So, how do we stop it? What could have stopped this?

Ignore the idiotic ideas on the left about bans and background checks.

Like the killers at columbine, this kid was apparently bullied. combined with mental illness, and the recent death of his mother, the fuse for this kid was lit. and it was short.

At what point could this have been stopped?

The fact is, criminal record or mental illness or none, someone evil enough to consider killing their former classmates at school will find a way to do it.

At one of the schools in a system where my wife once worked, a student was found to be plotting a mass-casualty attack. The most detailed plan local law enforcement had ever seen. It didn’t involve knives, or guns. it involved blocking the school’s exits and releasing an airborne toxin, a gas made from household chemicals, fed into the school’s air handling systems. This disturbed student didn’t plan to shoot up the school. That student planned to exterminate every person on the campus like the gas chambers at Auschwitz.

She didn’t need a gun. You heard me right…she didn’t need a gun. Her sick plan did not include one.
Fortunately, someone discovered her plan and reported it to authorities.

Evil will find a way.

But our answer can’t stop there. It can’t be to throw up our hands and say, “you can’t legislate evil,” or “we live in a wicked world.” Those things are true. evil exists and it will find a way. The sin in the heart of man is the reason men and women do such terrible things to each other. So, what do we do?

Taking away guns from people who do not abuse their rights is not the answer. Killers steal, make and find weapons whether you ban them or not.

Magazine capacity bans? The shooter had “countless magazines” according to the local sheriff. Although they have counted them so it’s not like he had a bag of holding from D&D with a warehouse full of mags inside. But clearly, he had a bunch. Like the shooter at VA tech or the one at Sutherland springs. Since he had time to reload multiple times, it doesn’t matter.

So, again, what can we do? The sad truth is that acts of evil cannot be prevented. And in this sick society we have created, it should not be surprising. It should be expected.

No, children should never feel unsafe in an American school. or any school for that matter. but from Beslan, to Bath Township, to Columbine, to Monash University, to Kauhajoki, Finland, or Emsdetten, Germany, or Dunblane, Scotland, children have been killed in the places they should have been safe. at school. Why? because schools are easy targets for mass killers.

There are never armed citizens, thanks to the gun free school zones act. There’s almost never an armed guard or resource officer. The targets, students and teachers, have limited ability to escape. The hallways make it easy to funnel targets into fields of fire. And police will not arrive in time to prevent you from killing lots of people. At this Florida school, it was 15 minutes. By that time, the shooter killed 17, wounded 15, then blended in with his intended victims as they were evacuating.

What law would stop this evil? Nothing.

You could raise the minimum age to purchase a long gun to 21. Except for members of the military or law enforcement who are under 21, I have no problem with this.

But more importantly, we could secure our schools.

How did this guy get into the school? Were exterior doors locked? If the school told staff to prevent him from coming on campus, how were they supposed to do that? What plans or precautions were in place to prevent him, or anyone else, from coming into that school with a weapon? He was wearing a gas mask, so maybe they didn’t realize it was him.
According to the national center for education statistics, there are over 98,000 public schools in the united states, elementary and secondary schools.

NCES stats for 2015-2016 show that 69% of schools had at least one violent incident on campus. 15% had at least one serious violent incident – rape, sexual assault, physical attacks or fights with weapons. 8% reported threats of physical attacks with weapons.

But despite those threats, just 72% of public schools has full or part time security on campus at least once a week. not every day. once a week. You may think, hey 72% is higher than I thought. That sounds high, right? Only 52% are sworn law enforcement. And of those, close to 20% are not armed. Only 43% of carry a firearm. Only 48% are full time. This means that over 23,000 schools don’t even have a part time, unarmed security guard.

After the Newtown massacre in 2012, the NRA proposed a solution called national school shield. Because the idea didn’t involve gun control and it was proposed by the eeeevil NRA, it was lampooned and ignored. In the six years since, what have we done? Not much. During that time, we have had numerous school shootings and the democrats continue to tilt at windmills, hoping just one more tragedy will move public opinion on gun control. the politics are the important thing. not your kids.

School Shield trained its first school three years after Newtown and has apparently done nothing since. either the program is dead, or it was never serious and was just a publicity stunt to divert attention from the gun control debate. From what I can see, it just withered on the vine. There’s no indication, aside from a video and a place to donate money, that the program is even active anymore. My guess is that nobody, not even the NRA, took it seriously.

If you want to save lives, we need to secure our schools. Hiring 98,000 officers at let’s say 35000 per year would be a 3.4 billion dollar a year program. That’s a lot of money, I can hear you say. Well, consider that federal agencies waste over 100 billion a year in erroneous tax refunds, Medicare payments and unemployment benefits to people who have jobs. The us government spends nearly 7 million dollars every minute. The department of veteran’s affairs spends nearly 200 million a year on buildings they don’t use. We spent 2 million dollars apiece to train 145 moderate Syrian rebels during the Obama admin. The DOD spent 2 million to develop robots that can play jazz.

With the money we wasted on the F-35 joint strike fighter, we could have funded armed schools resource officers for every school in America for 130,000 years.

The point is, we would rather waste money on studying world of Warcraft, or cow farts, or studying male prostitutes in Vietnam, or genital washing programs in South Africa or to help Pakistani mango farmers…than we would to protect our children.

Because if we protected our kids, where would Democrats get the dead kids they need to push for gun control?

Feb 12, 2018

Catholic author and speaker Mark Shea hates Trump and totally thinks you're a member of the “Gun Cult” because you won't accept meaningless gun control legislation. According to him, those who say “you can't outlaw evil” are a bunch of Antinomian heretics.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill talks about tools you can use to make your dry-fire practice more productive.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron could not be with us this week.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia could not be with us this week.

Clinging to God and Guns
Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dive back into Patheos.com for a post by a Trump-hating Catholic writer who thinks we're all a bunch of heretical Antinomians because we oppose new gun laws.

Prayer of the Week
O Lord, we implore You, mercifully hear our prayers, and, having set us free from the bonds of sin, defend us from all evil; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Feb 5, 2018

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dive back into Patheos.com to look at a 2013 article by Ellen Painter Dollar who suggests that fear is what motivates gun owners and as Christians we should have no fear…so we don’t need guns. Plus tips from Sgt. Bill and Aaron Israel.

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Ballistic Minute with Sgt. Bill
Sgt. Bill talks about the relationship between dry fire and live fire and how improvement doesn’t mean you can afford to slack off.

Fundamentals of Defense
Aaron shares some additional lessons learned when he revisits a self-defense shooting in Arlington, Texas.

Mia’s Motivations
Mia has the week off after joining us Friday night for our Reformation Gun Club hangout.

Clinging to God & Guns
Ellen Painter Dollar is a progressive Christian who writes about faith, parenting, and disability. She sprinkles Jesus on her political views to justify her political positions (except for her “nuanced” views on abortion). When it comes to guns, she’s knows all the anti-gun cliches and lies, and she thinks the only reason we own guns is because we have fear in our hearts. And according to the Gospel of John, we should have no fear. Or is it 1 John? Not sure.

Prayer for the Week
O God, because You know that we dare not put our trust in anything that we do, mercifully grant that by Your power we may be defended against all adversity; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.

 

 

Jan 29, 2018

Michigan native and North Carolina transplant Lucas Apps hosts one of the most informative competitive shooting podcasts on the net. He joins Lloyd in today's show to talk about podcasting, competitive shooting, and has advice for newbies who want to get into the shooting sports. Plus a self-defense tip from Aaron Israel, a new Ballistic Minute from Sgt. Bill, and a report from SHOT Show from Mia Anstine.

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Special Guest: Lucas Apps
We are joined today by Lucas Apps, the host of the Triangle Tactical Podcast to talk about competitive shooting, his favorite gun, and how to build a better shooting sport.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill has tips for changing guns between seasons as he switches to 1911s from Glocks this year.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron Israel talks about how to be safe at a public gun range.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia stopped by the Colt booth at SHOT Show to talk to Darren Scott and look at the new Night Cobra revolver.

Prayer of the Week
O Lord, we implore You favorably to hear the prayers of Your people that we, who are justly punished for our offenses, may be mercifully delivered by Your goodness, for the glory of Your name; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Savior, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

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Jan 22, 2018

According to YouTuber David Williams, opposing guns is not about pacifism, it's about obeying God. Unlike many of the anti-gun voices we analyze he's not political. He's passionate and sincere…but totally wrong. We'll break it down in Clinging to God and Guns with Pastor Bennett. Plus a self-defense tip from Aaron Israel and Mia Anstine interviews Amy Robbins, the CEO of Alexo Athletica.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill is out sick this week.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron Israel reviews an attempted robbery and resulting defensive shooting and talks about safety issues surrounding online sales.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia insterviews special guest Amy Robbins, CEO of Alexo Athletica, and former host of NOIR (NRA TV) and GUNTV (The Pursuit Channel).

Clinging to God and Guns
David Williams is a sincere, passionate Christian YouTuber.

Prayer of the Week
O God, who in the glorious transfiguration of Your only-begotten Son confirmed the mysteries of the faith by the testimony of the fathers and who, in the voice that came from the bright cloud, did in a wonderful manner foreshow the adoption of sons, mercifully make us co-heirs with the King of His glory and bring us to the enjoyment of our inheritance in heaven; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Jan 15, 2018

Does allowing guns in church “fly in the face of tradition and Scripture?” Freelance journalist Tom Verde thinks so. Lloyd will debunk his assertions in Clinging to God & Guns. We also answer some listener emails, and Sgt. Bill shares tips for maintaining your gear to get ready for the coming shooting season.

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* Note: I misspoke when I mentioned Episode 59 in the Listener Email segment. I should have said Episode 43.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
With the cold weather here in Texas Sgt. Bill is taking the opportunity to do some maintenance on his equipment to prep for the coming IDPA and USPSA seasons.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron was unable to be with us this week.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia was unable to be with us this week.

Clinging to God and Guns
Pastor Bennett was unable to be with us this week, so Lloyd is tackling this week's article on his own. In a piece for the Religion News Service, freelance journalist Tom Verde tries to suggest that carrying guns in church is supported by neither Scripture nor church tradition. He provides a series of bad historical examples, misinterprets or takes out of context a number of passages of Scripture, and ultimately fails to prove the point.

Prayer of the Week
Almighty and everlasting God, Governor of all things in heaven and earth, mercifully hear the supplications of Your people and grant us Your peace in our time; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Jan 8, 2018

In our first episode of 2018 we talk about resolutions, we salute the folks at GunBlog VarietyCast Radio, we get tips from Bill, Aaron, and Mia, and then Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dissect the heretical ramblings of a “woke” Christian who says Christianity is not about prayer, it's about action on gun control, health care, and the environment.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill shares tips for effectively finishing your draw.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron Israel recently wrote a recent article and appeared on PDN Training Talk to discuss the use of deadly force in defense of property. Today, Aaron shares his thoughts with us based on the reaction to his article.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia Anstine is back to tell us about her Ladies Adventure Camp experience.

Clinging to God and Guns
Lloyd and Pastor Bennett react to an article from a “woke” liberal Christian who is grossed out by all the “christians” who offer “thoughts and prayers” but won't support gun control after the shooting at the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Prayer of the Week
Lord, we implore You, give ear to our prayers and lighten the darkness of our hearts by Your gracious visitation; for You now live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.

Dec 24, 2017

This week, the staff, families and friends of Armed Lutheran Radio bring you the real story of Christmas.

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Cast and Characters (in order of appearance)

  • Narrator: Lloyd Bailey
  • The Angel Gabriel: Sgt. Bill Silvia
  • Zechariah: Aaron Israel
  • Elizabeth: Sgt. Kat Silvia
  • Mary, Mother of Jesus: Mia Anstine
  • Angel: Pr. John Bennett
  • The Prophet: Rob Morse of Self Defense Gun Stories
  • Neighbors: Dr. Jennifer Roback-Morse
  • The Heavenly Host: Stacy Israel
  • Shepherds: Lea Leggit
  • Wise Men: Hank Anstine
  • Scribes: Jon Braaten
  • Herod: Reagan Bailey

Prayer of the Week
Lord God, gracious Father, who in the fullness of time sent Your Son to become man, assume our flesh, and become our Brother, we implore You to keep us in true knowledge of our Redeemer, by whose birth we are delivered from sin, death, Satan, and hell, that with all the holy angels we may rejoice at His Nativity and behold Him who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Dec 18, 2017

For the first time, Lloyd is joined by all four contributors to look back at the first 100 episodes of the show. We get a behind the scenes look at the contributors' segments, discuss current events, and have a little fun.

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Prayer of the Week
Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of Your only-begotten Son that by His coming we may be given to serve You with cleansed minds; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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