We're geeking out in this week's episode! When Massachusetts Atty. General Maura Healy thanked actor Chris Evans for his support for her authoritarian gun control expansion by using the hashtag #StandWithCap, it rubbed the wrong way those of us who grew up with the iconic Captain America of the comics. It's just another subtle way the left is undermining and usurping the traditions and imagery of American values to support big government. We'll talk about the parallels between the Civil War story line from the comics and the gun control debate with Brandon Warr of War Zone Media.
Ballistic Minute - Shooting partials in IDPA is a different test than USPSA. In IDPA hard cover, actual stage props, and non-threat targets can present you with part of a target, and mistakes can be costly. Sgt. Bill explains how to attack the different types of partials you might face in an IDPA match.
Fundamentals of Defense - Aaron Israel gets back to basic and discusses the “AOJ Triad” — Ability, Opportunity, and Jeopardy — and how they are used to determine when it is appropriate to use deadly force in self-defense. Beyond knowing the law in your state, understanding this concept is key to deciding if you are justified or prosecuted for a defensive shooting.
Mia's Motivations - Mia Anstine builds on Aaron’s tip from last week, discussing how to arm your older children as they go off to college. They can’t take a gun with them, and in many cases even less-than lethal weapons are forbidden. You can arm them with the gift of fear and intuition.
I was reading the Large and Small Catechisms last week, focusing on the Fifth Commandment (You Shall Not Murder) and that reminded me of a story I wanted to share about a man down on his luck, Christian love for your neighbor, and a gun in a basket. This story didn't make it into episode 32, so I thought I would share it in today's Mid-Week Meditation.
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Bob Owens at Bearing Arms calls it "Chicken Little America," a land where malls and airports go into panic mode because someone hears a loud noise. A Rutgers professor suggests that if gun violence has you worried, just turn off the news. We can't bury our heads in the sand and avoid the news of the evil world around us. Pastor Evan Goeglein of Faith Lutheran Church in Rogue River, Oregon joins us again to discuss how to deal with worry and fear as a Christian.
Ballistic Minute - The ability to call your shots is a critical skill for competitive and defensive shooting. Being able to put your sights on target, pull the trigger, and know, without looking at the target to confirm, just where your bullet struck. Sgt. Bill discusses how to develop this skill in today's Ballistic Minute.
Fundamental Defense - All too often we train and prepare for the threat from the active shooter, the stranger in the alley, the bump in the middle of the night. In today's tip, Aaron Israel reminds us that many times the biggest threat is one you know personally.
Mia's Motivations - Not every self-defense situation requires us to draw our weapon, let alone to shoot. In many cases it's better to retreat, or avoid conflict and call police. Mia Anstine recommends you consider in what situations it would be appropriate to present and use your firearm.
In this week's Mid-Week Meditation, Lloyd asks the question "where's the common sense in background checks?"
In today's episode of Armed Lutheran Radio we talk a lot about the Olympics, taking a training class, how to reduce administrative handling of your firearm, and we get a guest gun review from Jon Braaten. We'll talk about the upcoming election and the difficult choice before us and we discuss a questionnaire police chiefs submitted to the two candidates and what it tells us about what police are really concerned about.
Mia's Motivations - Mia Anstine's been watching the Olympics and is inspired by the athletes stories of faith and how giving God the glory in victory and defeat applies in our everyday lives.
Ballistic Minute - Sgt. Bill Silvia talks about taking training classes, what to expect, how to prepare, and the mental attitude you need to get the most out of it.
Fundamental Defense - Aaron Israel discusses the need to reduce administrative handling of your firearm to minimize the risk of negligent discharges.
Guest Gun Review - Armed Lutheran Gun Quiz champion Jon Braaten brings us a review of the Tri-Star Upland Hunter Silver over-and-under shotgun.
Do Black Lives Matter? Of Course They Do. All Lives Matter. In this episode of Armed Lutheran Radio we discuss how we should rightly think about the issue of life and race when it comes to violence, crime, and police work in America with Pr. Evan Goeglein of Faith Lutheran Church in Rogue River, Oregon. And we have a laugh at the expense of an Episcopal Pastor in Oregon who won an AR-15 in a raffle so he could turn it into a piece of anti-gun art.
Fundamental Defense - Aaron Israel talks about developing tools for your self-defense toolbox.
Ballistic Minute - Sgt. Bill Silvia has a tips for how to properly zero your pistol.
Mia's Motivations - Mia Anstine helps you choose the right gun for the woman in your life.
This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we have listener emails, we talk about the dumpster fire that was the Democrat National Convention, the President defends his record on gun violence and violent crime by making our point, tips for beating the Summer heat when you go to the outdoor range, Aaron Israel talks about the myth of situational awareness, Sgt. Bill vents about Tactical Timmies, and we welcome our newest contributor, Mia Anstine joins us for the first time with a shooting tip.