The Yankee Gunner Podcast – 040

Is available for download here.

Local News

N.J. Attorney General Rejects Brady Campaign Bid to Trigger Handgun Ban

Coltsville national park passes the House tucked in a defense bill; Senate next

Gun rights, even in New Jersey

Man arrested after failing to present a pistol permit to police


National News

AP Reporter Grasps for Negative Spin on Gun Sales Surge

—–Americans Bought Guns at a Record-Setting Clip on Black Friday — Wait Until You Read How Fast the FBI Was Getting Background Check Requests

10-Year-Old Girl DESTROYS Anti-Gun Reporter Mid-Interview

Clinton says America should ‘empathize’ with its enemies

SAF launches media blitz to deter possible Obama U.N. exec action

GunSense Works! Kroger Profits Jump 21% (Sarcasm)

Police Release Surveillance Video Showing Controversial Shooting of 12-Year-Old With Pellet Gun

The Cleveland Cop Who Shot 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice Had a Shady Past

‘IF YOU KNOW GUN ENTHUSIASTS, TURN THEM IN’: Austin Police Chief Says Cops Need To ‘Vet’ Gun Owners

Notorious Former Police Chief Claims He Was Federal Informant

BREAKING: Chicago Cops: NYT #Ferguson Reporter Who Published #DarrenWilson Address Wanted A-List Protection

—–Two New York Times Reporters Posted Darren Wilson’s Home Address. Look Here To See THEIR Home Addresses. (here are the addresses)

BRILLIANT! I-594 Requires Background Checks For Nail Guns, Flare Guns



Calls to make police wear body cameras sparking debate

Is concealed carry a privilege or a right?

Immigration Activist Suggests Trey Gowdy Is Racist, And Gowdy UNLOADS

America’s Top 5 Handgun Cartridges

KnifeRights’ First Annual Ratings of Worst Anti-Knife Cities and Best States for Knife Owners

Have you heard about the bomb plot in Ferguson?

The Oath Keepers: The little-known militia now roaming the streets of Ferguson

GUARDIANS: When Police Failed In Ferguson, Two Very Different Militias Kept the Peace

Police shut down mysterious ‘Oath Keepers’ guarding rooftops in downtown Ferguson

Exclusive: Called “domestic terrorists” by the feds, Oath Keepers help stop Ferguson from burning

The physical evidence in the Michael Brown case supported the officer [updated with DNA evidence]

Pro-Gun Control Missouri State Senator And Ferguson Protester Says She Was Robbed At Gunpoint

Republicans Building Gun Range Inside Capitol Building – Satire

Carson: Cops Could Be Trained to Shoot For The Legs


Defensive Gun Use

Armed Red Lobster Customer Stops Armed Robbery In Progress


In The Classroom

Austin cop’s sure shot stopped crazed gunman 


The Yankee Gunner Podcast – 034


Is available for download here.  (and I was wrong about Jan Michael Vincent, those were internet rumors, he’s still alive!).

Local News

2014 CCDL Candidate Endorsements

FRIDAY NEWS DUMP — TOM FOLEY ENDORSED BY CCDL – CCDL gets branded “extreme” by everyone, including Malloy.

Head of CCDL Hits Back At Malloy Campaign

Foley On Wrong Side Of CCDL

Republican Foley gets gun rights group endorsement in Conn. race for governor – I just love hearing CCDL in that “hoitey toitey”public radio voice.

Malloy slams Foley on guns in new TV ad

First gubernatorial debate held in Norwich – listen in at :42 seconds.  Malloy takes credit for something that was already happening.

Tom Foley Supports Current Connecticut Gun Laws & Common Core – This is why I can’t consider this site to be serious.  It’s just not true.  I don’t know where they are getting their information from.

Incumbent faces tough battle in Connecticut rematch

Local Democratic leaders accuse Foley of courting gun rights group

Marine veteran tossed out of Six Flags for pro-gun tee-shirt

New Haven roundtable focuses on police use of military hardware

Sculpture Made of Gun Parts Unveiled in Bushnell Park

Lyman Claims National Championship, Earns a Spot on the U.S. National Junior Team

Gun Shop Owner Says He’s Been Forced to Turn Over 165 Customer Records — Why He Fears ‘Door-to-Door Confiscation’ Could Be Next

Sheriffs pack courtroom in Perry County concealed carry lawsuit – Similar to above case, but in PA.  Both cases have been getting confused int he media lately.

Connecticut Carry 2014 Election Statement

What Happens To The Gun Control Debate If Malloy Loses In Connecticut?

Second arrest in gun store theft

Local police well-armed with surplus military equipment – This article has a “search” function so you can look town by town what was bought and for how much.

——Davis, CA City Council Votes to Dispose of Its Military-Style MRAP Vehicle

SWAT team breaks down door, shoots man as he watched TV with friend  – New post, older incident.  Easton, CT.  No knock raids must end.

‘Winner’ Of Russian Roulette Charged In Vernon

NYPD brass to cops: Stop using Kahr K-9 semi-automatic pistol as an off-duty gun


National News

Second Amendment Foundation acquires Jewish gun group

Everybody’s Favorite Democrat Wishes Ebola Virus On NRA Members – same nutball we’ve heard from before wanting nude pictures of Kendall Jones (possibly underage too).

7-Year-Old Boy Injured While Target Shooting in California – Look how the media plays this one out.  Title says it all.  They want to make it so kids are raised to fear the gun.

2013 Guns Sales Set New Record

Discovery, Red Jacket Firearms cut ties with ‘Sons of Guns’ star after arrest for raping minor (VIDEO)

Military base ‘active shooter’ injures self in Fort Lee, Va. (+video) – Wasn’t an active shooter, but that didn’t stop the media from keeping guns in the spotlight, predictably, again.

Man uses Biden defense, charges dropped.

Chicago crime rate drops as concealed carry applications surge – video “auto starts”

Former Congressman Allen West Just Got a New Tattoo That Pro-Gun Advocates Are Saying Is ‘Just Awesome!!!’ 


I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me.

Moms Demand Action goes after supermarket chain Kroger with ads

—–Moms: Don’t flash your gun at Kroger – Started as a ban on carry period.  Now, shifting to OC since Kroeger told them where they can go…..

—–Why Moms Demand Action Is Desperately Bullying Kroger

—–Moms’ Group Calls Out Kroger’s Gun Policy In Unprecedented New Ad Campaign – This link has all the ad pictures.

2A BOMBSHELL: Moms Demand Action Leader was Slapped with a Protective Order – Watts Still Kept her on Board!

Pro-gun advocates boycotting ‘No Guns Allowed’ businesses – I started a group here in CT.  You can find that group here:

More than 57,000 gun-friendly bars, eateries crop up across America

Quote of the Day: Geraldo! Edition – This is what the media really thinks about you.

Can You Carry a Concealed Weapon into a Bank? – TONS of unsubstantiated claims here, why is this even being reported?

VIDEO: MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough’s Ignorant Rant About the Second Amendment Will Make Your Blood Boil

Feds creating database to track hate speech on Twitter

In Silvester v. Harris Federal District Court Judge Anthony W. Ishii rules that there is no evidence that a “cooling off” benefit exists from waiting periods

Women emerge as forceful voice in defending firearm ownership

Suicide with a gun twice as likely as homicide — about 50 people per day  – The language kills me.  “twice as likely”…. assumes you want to kill yourself?  Also, with near 16,000 deaths per year by handgun and half of them suicide, it doesn’t make the odds “double” when it’s 1 in 2.  EVEN if you use common core math.


Defensive Gun Use Highlights

Homeowner Forced to Shoot Intruder After Begging 911 For Help – listen to the audio.  The guy obviously didn’t want to shoot anyone.

Widow with a gun, an Arizona story worth celebrating


In The Classroom

Idaho State University Professor Accidentally Shoots Self During Class – Another example of how we are our own worst enemy. Holster would have prevented this.

Let’s talk Holsters this week.  Let’s talk problems with some companies like “Alien Gear” and why you shouldn’t be married to your gear (especially if it’s from a company that can’t keep up with demand).
There is no such thing as a universal holster for the most part.

How much should you expect to pay?
What to do if you can’t find one for your firearm?

This is one reason I say stick with a modern production firearm.



Fast forward to about 1:09, the governor clearly mocks Visconti, Viscontibots look at it as a positive mention….

From Danbury News Times, Sunday August 31st and repeated in a bunch of papers. Spot what’s wrong with this picture? LOL.


The Yankee Gunner Podcast – 025


Is available for download here.

Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago’s gun ban

Local News

CCDL Press Release On Mark Boughton’s Resignation From MAIG

Gun Rally Shows Sides Far Apart

Milford man who shot squirrel had unregistered assault rifle, high-capacity magazines, cops say

McKinney promises ‘deference’ to gun-control repeal

Connecticut: The Anti-American, Unconstitutional State? – This may make you want to cancel your USCCA membership.  Video below.

NJ man’s handgun case before U.S. Supreme Court on Friday

Press Release Boo-Boo Reveals Lots About Rights-Preventing Gun Prohibitionists

The “Assault Weapon” Rebellion

Republicans Declare Victory in Special State Election In Northern CT

Woman Claims Self-Defense In Fatal West Hartford Shooting  – Interesting case to follow.

Paper’s call for mutual tolerance ignores its own attacks on gun owners

Sig Sauer sues ATF for calling its ‘muzzle brake’ a gun silencer

Some Troubled By Exceptions In Bill On Recording Police Activity 

Young boy orders dangerous airsoft gun from Amazon – Such pandering and hysteria over a toy!  Boy?  One year shy of being a teenager.


National News

Archie Dies From Gunshot Wound

Newly Revealed ATF Letter Explains Why Ares (and EP’s) 80% Lowers Are Illegal

FBI Visits Gun Shop to Check Up on ‘People Talking About Big Government’ 

Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the N.R.A.

Obama Budget Lays Groundwork for Universal Gun Registry

Evanston Police Offering No Firearm Signs to Businesses



These 10 Countries Have The World’s Highest Murder Rates


The Yankee Gunner Podcast – Episode 007

The “James Bond” edition!  Download here.

This week, many new changes in production.  This is a rather long show, so be prepared!

I’d like to welcome our new producer/engineer Blain to the ranks of the Yankee Gunner podcast.  By having him work the back end, it allows me to do more on the front…. and man was there plenty this week.

Here’s a reference to all the articles mentioned in this weeks podcast.

George Zimmerman, not guilty (no need for links on this one!) But I’ll add the part that has so many in the anti-Zimmerman camp misquoting what happened

Local News:

State Police To Gunmakers: No More Advice On Designs

Dannel Malloy Booed At Baseball Game (VIDEO) (notice how CPTV plays with the audio to filter out the “Boos”.

State Police Receive First Registrations For Assault Weapons; Click Here for Forms

Murphy: Halt Sales Of Zombie Gun Control Lobbyist Target

Gun Manufacturers Pull Support For National Park Proposal

Exclusive: Gun Lobby Withdraws Support For Coltsville National Park, Saying CT Delegation Is Hypocritical

Gun Owner With Pistol Permit Handcuffed And Detained By Police

NSSF Files Suit Alleging Process Used to Pass Gun Regulations Violated Connecticut Statutes and Constitution

Vance: State police ‘caught up’ with background checks

Newtown police response to shooting under review

Guns outnumber people in some CT towns

Hundreds Gain Gun Permits Despite Police Rejection

State Challenges Board of Firearm Permit Examiners’ Decision To Restore Pistol Permit

Pro-Gun Firearms Board Member Says Malloy Wants To Boot Him

Englehart should stick to cartoons, he obviously doesn’t understand firearms, the firearms board or CT firearms owners in general.

Norwich Bulletin – Our View; Reporter’s first hand report on gun issue was enlightening

Torrington lawsuit over pistol permit fees details larger issue

Thousands disrupted in Darien gunman search – after all, “if you see something, say something”

CCDL 2nd Amendment Poker Run


National News:

Moms Demand Action – at it gain, but this time, it’s Starbucks they are after with their silly “gunsense” campaign.

Jim Carrey apologizes to gun owners for offensive comments

‘Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire’ a powerful way to share gun truths

Ice-T: Gun Rights Are Civil Rights

Obama’s Executive Ordered Study Report On Gun Violence Slaps Him In The Face

Bogus American Rifle and Pistol Association Promotes ‘Sane’ Gun Control

SAF Taking MAIG to the Woodshed

Study says self-defense gun use is effective

Report on Guns, Ordered by Obama, Says Self Defense is Common, Gun Carriers Less Likely to be Harmed

Bloomberg Group Named Christopher Dorner, Other Murder Suspects On List Of Gun Violence “Victims”

1 in 12 on Bloomberg’s gun victims list are crime suspects

Giffords misses mark in pitch to Alaska for stricter federal gun regulations



5.56 – effective enough or too small?

Philippine Defense Forum – graphic images