Interview with Tim Schmidt from USCCA – Episode #042

In this week’s episode I interviewed Tim Schmidt Publisher and Editor of U.S. Concealed Carry – The Ultimate Resource for the Armed Citizen. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed doing the interview. Tim is a very nice guy and the interview went very well.

I have now turned the comments on in this episode as a test just to see how it works. If I start to get too much spam I will be forced to turn them back off. But if you would like to leave a comment about this episode please feel free to.

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Move from Rhode Island to New York – Episode #041

In this episode Matthew a listener explains his experienceswith firearm laws and regulations between Rhode Island and New York.


Lt. Col. Grossman: Virginia Tech Tragedy Report Misses Point

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Jury Nullification – Episode #040

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Helena, MT 59604-5570
(406) 442-7800
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You can purchase the Second Amendment brochure on jury nullification from their website to use at gun shows and gun shops to inform others of their rights. Link to Order

I consider trial by jury as the only anchor yet imagined by man
by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.

– Thomas Jefferson, 1789


Jury Nullification: The Top Secret Constitutional Right (PDF File)

What lawyers & judges won’t tell you about juries

Jury Nullification and the Rule of Law

Jury Nullification and the Second Amendment (PDF File)

Jurors Handbook: A Citizen’s Guide to Jury Duty

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Donations Thank You – Episode #039

This is not a very well planned out episode. But I wanted to make sure that I was producing one for this week so I can thank you the listener for your donations and support. It is getting harder and harder to keep up with all the emails but don’t stop sending them. I am now spending some times an hour a day just reply to them but all that does is motivate me even more.Please keep me up to date in any activities you undertake in your community. I would like to share those with the fellow listeners of the podcast. Remember I am always looking for additional interviews for the show so if you are doing something interesting or you know someone else who is please contact me to setup an interview.

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A Place To Shoot – Episode #038

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From the South Bend Tribune Online Edition


Let me ask a question. Would you put a sign on your house that said, “This is a gun-free zone”? Of course you would not. But that is what we have done with our schools and universities.

Why do you think criminals choose to use our children as target practice? Because these gun-free zones are safe environments for the criminals. No criminal wants to be shot before he commits his outrageous deed. So he chooses the areas that are most safe for him. You don’t see mass shootings in police stations or gun shops.

We have to face it: We’re never going to stop the criminal element before the fact. It is all of our jobs to protect ourselves to the best of our ability. By allowing government to create these killing zones it is taking away your personal responsibility to protect yourself and your loved ones. You do not have to be a person who wants to own or carry a gun but because there are some of us out there who do you gain some extra security just because the criminal has no idea who may be there to stop them.

Mark Vanderberg
South Bend

Gun Rights Policy Conference 2007