Starbucks Buycott – Episode #143

Wow, it’s been since September 2011 since I released an episode of this podcast. Well I’ve been very busy with GRRN and normally talk about a lot of gun rights advocacy topics on the LIVE Bar Stool Discussion on a biweekly basis. So sometimes it gives me very little talk about here.

Not this week because the Valentine’s Day buycott of Starbucks has given me reason to do a new episode. So listen to the show and please send in your audio feedback. I’d like to use your feedback in the next episode so that we can have a debate.


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Starbucks in the crosshairs

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Follow-Up to Evansville Indiana Lawsuit

There have been some developments after my interview with Guy Relford in the last episode of the podcast. It appears that some people that should know better have decided that it’s a good idea to attack Mr. Benjamin A. Magenheimer for exercising his rights under not only the Second Amendment of the United States but also under the Indiana Constitution and Indiana law.

Mr. Benjamin A. Magenheimer the plaintiff in the case against the city of Evansville was doing nothing more than exercising his right to carry a firearm. Indiana state law does not limit our right to carry only a concealed firearm. Far too often though individuals who are licensed to carry a firearm in our state are not familiar enough with the law to know that there is no reason why legally they cannot carry openly. So it causes confusion and when someone does at sometimes frightens individuals who are more ignorant of our laws.

Of course the media does not help and for some reason some of our citizens would much rather take the position that the media is pushing then using their own thought processes and thinking it out thoroughly before commenting in public. That is very unfortunate.

This past weekend I spent at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago in a room with nearly 800 Illinois residents who are working hard to have just the slimmest of rights that Indiana residents already take for granted. Let’s not go backwards with our freedoms and please think before you comment on something you have no direct knowledge of.

Here is a link to a letter from Guy Relford the attorney of Benjamin A. Magenheimer.


Mark Vanderberg created the Gun Rights Radio Network (GRRN) to host those independent voices among the pro-gun owners’ rights community. Since its founding in early 2008, the group has expanded to some 18 regular podcasts. Podcasts are like radio shows that are held in archives and can be downloaded at listeners’ convenience. Visit:


What can I do? – Episode #118

Looking forward to getting out and doing some activism in June. South Bend’s Gun Buy Back is June 13, and then I get to attend the first annual Second Amendment Rally in downtown Chicago, June 26, 2009. Hopefully I will have a chance to meet some of my listeners at both of these locations.


Open carry Wisconsin picnic

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Ruger Mark II Giveaway

Second Amendment Rally, Chicago, June 26, 2009