Armed American Radio (AAR) is the official radio program of the United States Concealed Carry Association
Hi Mark, Shonto, and all,
I really enjoy your radio show archived on the website. I am, right now, listening to the first hour of last weekend’s show while working at Red Castle Gun Club’s Indoor Range in Tulsa, OK.
I’m writing regarding the claim of most gun accidents occurring while people are cleaning their firearms. I don’t know who made that assertion, but I imagine it comes from the UFIRS reports that most LE Agencies use. If that is the case, I don’t believe the information can be considered credible.
It is my opinion that very very few people try to clean a loaded gun. I also believe that most of these ADs are due to people practicing their Steven Segal/Clint Eastwood type presentation with a loaded gun, and when they have an AD, make up the the “gun cleaning” excuse because it sounds better.
Even so, it is necessary to remind folks to unload before cleaning, but I believe it is even more necessary to remind folks to practice their presentation skills 500 times with an unloaded gun and then, when practice with a knowledgeable partner, who can keep an eye on safety, practice with a loaded gun s-l-o-w-l-y. As progress is made, safe shooting skills will allow for greater speed.
Thanks so much for producing a quality show, with quality guests, and a heartfelt concern for folks who take the initiative to protect themselves and their family with deadly force.
My hat is off to all of your folks that make that possible!!!
200 Round Magazine?
Do you mean this plastic magazine that is for an airsoft gun?
It seems to me that the anti-gun crowd as no common sense.
We already have laws against shooting people and blowing them up.
And we have severe penalties killing and maiming people.
But as you can see these laws do nothing that solve the problem.
Passing new laws to stop this evil is like holding a piece of paper up to stop a hurricane.
It takes good people to stand up against the evil, and be prepared to do what it takes to stop it.
We have the right to defend ourselves and others, not just the right, but the responsibility to prepare ourselves and equip ourselves for the task at hand.
God forgive us for turning our heads and looking the other way when we need to stand for freedoms.
Let’s call it like it is. After the Boston Bombing we should no longer refer to pressure cookers by that name, but by the new designation of Assault Pots.
Also, we need a seven year waiting period, extensive background checks, and special permits to purchase such Appliances of Mass Destruction.
I’d like to know what radio station you’er on.
Please put me on your drawing list
John, 7 year waiting period will help the bad guys, they’ll get weapons while the good guys wait. Bad guys don’t need back ground check s they’ll get weapons at their convenience. Assault Pots, permit not needed just go to a good web site. Do you think a terrorist is going to apply for a permit.
Make the first round a blank.this doe’s two things.(1), it is a warning shot,and makes enough noise,to make the person think of maybe this is a bad idea,and flee.Then if u do fire a live round,u did give a warning shot,any lawer will tell u this.(2) if a child get’s a hold of the weapon,and fires it,it will not kill or mane any one or thing,and maybe scare him or her,to leave it alone,realizing he/she may of killed or mane some one.(3) u made the max.effort to NOT kill.and that goe’s a long way in a court.(4) practice,practice,practice.have Give free hand gun weapon training to the hold family. The boston seage,(marshell law) was just practice,to see how people would respond to it.and now they know.they pland for it years ago. I watch ALEX JONES@infowars.com,and he has it just about right.I live in 97209.(let me know what u think)
Everyone Please make this viral. Here you have 3 NJ senators talking after a hearing. I wasn’t surprised by this but here is the agenda from the left.
New listener thanks to the podcast ability and have heard the song in your bumper music that sounds like its chorus is “can I take my you up to heaven.” What is the title and who sings that
Last weeks show was awesome as always.. Can’t wait to listen to this weeks. I have to down load it and listen on my mp4 while working. I can never seem to be close to my computer on Sunday nights.
Thank you for all the hard work you and the boys do every day! I am doing my part every day as well and share a lot of what I learn from your show every chance I get.
May 14, 2013
Dear Mr. Walters,
Thanks for the Arm American Radio show and the witty weekly insight. I download it off the AAR website and look forward to the three hours of logic each week. I am flying out to Connecticut for business next week that just happens to fall on my birthday. I will not be able to take my Club. When I found out you were coming to Madison I requested of my lovely girl friend that a great birthday present would be the Concealed Carry event at Gander Mountain Shooting Academy and hopefully get the opportunity to meet you.
I assume, with your association to USCCA, you travel often to Wisconsin and are familiar with the Wisconsin carry laws. Madison Wisconsin is extremely liberal and not friendly to our second amendment rights or self protection. I like to refer to it as “a city, surrounded by a wall of reality”. A lot of the businesses are posted for no weapons allowed. I am sure you will be carrying your club so just be aware of this issue.
If we do get a chance to meet, please ask my girl friend, Maeve, about a “ Nitty Gritty burger”. We were in Madison and she wanted one. I dropped her off at the door while I looked for parking. After I walked the ¼ mile back to the restaurant, only to discover it was posted, I called her to say I would not support a business that infringes on my rights. Let’s just say she did not get her burger and I paid for it on the 45 minute ride back home.
I spoke to the Gander Mountain store manager about the event and hope Maeve has the opportunity to try several guns and find one she likes. I am leaning toward a Glock 26.
Thanks again for your dedication to this cause. I travel a bit for work and understand the personal sacrifice required with all the traveling. It’s tough on the family and you give up a great deal for this cause. I thank you for that.
Again I hope to meet you at Gander Mountain Shooting Academy, it’s actually in De Forest, not Madison but the rest of the world has not heard of De Forest Wisconsin.
7812 North County Line Rd
Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190
PS. My specialty GWA is a nice Rib Eye, medium rare, grown on my land, some ditch asparagus and paired with a Glock 30.
that femur wound better be hanging from the mike stand………
Message starred Sunday, May 19, 2013 3:28 PM
Bigger is not always better ie: IRS , HHS, DOJ. Do we become sheep to a big all powerful lobby group, where corruption can occur. That is not grass roots conservatism.
From: Tom Gresham
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2013 3:18 PM
All I can say is that I don’t hear the GOA mentioned when I talk with members of Congress.
Don’t get me wrong. I applaud and support the GOA, but I also don’t get fooled into thinking that it has much weight on The Hill.
On May 19, 2013, at 3:12 PM, “email@example.com” wrote:
> How can the GOA and Myself be a non-factor by keeping constant contact with our representatives and being an active voter?
> From: Tom Gresham
> To: “firstname.lastname@example.org”
> Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2013 2:21 PM
> Subject: Re:
> GOA is fine, but they are a non-factor in Congress.
> It’s good to belong to GOA, but I’d encourage you to join the NRA, too.
> On May 19, 2013, at 2:20 PM, “email@example.com” wrote:
> > Hello Tom
> > I appreciate the good work that the NRA does for our rights. I have chosen to become a member of GUN OWNERS of AMERICA. The GOA format for contacting my representatives with our gun right concerns is easier than that of the NRA. Besides using their composed messages along with my personal messages, allows me to quickly and often contact my representatives. I agree with you, vote or shut up!
> > Love the show,
> > Brian
> > Arbor Vitae, WI
Accidently ran across your station while looking for something to listen to on a trip across Louisiana, and guys I couldn’t turn it off! You don’t sound like a radical group and glad to know they’re folks like you out there…. Avid gun collector,gunsmith,retired firefighter,competition shooter, and open carrier in Oklahoma.
Hi Mark. I’m a regular listener to your show. Great radio program. I am an affiliate instructor of the USCCA and have a question for you. I recently bought my first revolver. I bought a Ruger Gp100 w/3″ barrel 357 magnum. Did I make the right choice? I’m. Ccw holder here in Pennsylvania and I love listening to your show at work. My co workers nicknamed it warmageddon radio. Thanks for your show and your input on my recent purchase.
The recent London incident where a soldier was attacked by two men… While one held a gun the other proceeded to butcher the soldier and finally decapitate him in front of bystanders in broad daylight. this demonstrates how well gun control works… Disarm everyone, except the bad guys… Would they be able to do the same thing here in the United States? Think about it… Sensationalism at its best, shock factor… Thats what these radicals are looking for. its only a matter of time before it happens here. They’ll grab the headlines in seconds. The media will be all over it.
The path of gun control / gun free zones simply creates an environment where the common man cannot protect himself or others.
It took somewhere between 9 & 14 minutes for police to respond, by then it was too late.
What would have happened if an armed citizen were there… Maybe that soldier would still be alive!
Gun Control… It simply doesn’t work.
My prayers go out to his family and all affected by this traumatic incident.
Here’s another “armed homeowner” story that’s enjoyable to listen to:
Unlucky thieves throw victim in closet full of firearms | Fox News Video
“Wow–My lucky day….but certainly not their lucky day…..
Do I go for the Glock and a head-shot?? Or–do I go for the shotgun and a body-shot??
I’ve had this gun closet for a long time….and I’ve been waiting my entire lifetime for exactly this moment.”
I’m glad you took my advice on video casting both you, the other program that I first saw webcast beside Rush was Joe Pags and his producer, when they go off for commercials they did allow listeners to hear the conversation between Joe and his producer. What I see between you two it would be a hoot would really be fun to listen, another FUN filled educational radio program!
Thank you for your program
hello guys i listen to your great show from tucson az on am 790 at 8pm to 10pm saturday nights your show was not on the past 2 saturdays where are you? anyways its more than just a radio show its the way we live so if you could tell me whats going on or if your coming back please let me know
I’ve been listening to the podcast for the past few weeks and I enjoy the program.
I do have one pet peeve. On the podcast while your episodes are listed in cronological order, the publication date/time is in reverse order (the June 2nd program published Hour 3 @ 15:42:09, Hour 2 @ 15:42:16 then Hour 1 @ 15:42:28). This means it appears in my app in reverse order.
CCW’s being mostly ineffective. Most if not all CCW holders have developed a strong situational awareness. This skill will keep them out of most confrontations with people that would do harm. Which leaves the sheeple to be fleeced. Now the the media has stronger arguments against CCW’s. “With that many CCW’s on the street why aren’t more crimes thwarted”?
I’m sure you can extrapolate this out further. Thank you, Curtis.
I just discovered you podcasts and I’m seriously enjoying them. Please increase your recording levels – I can barely hear your broadcasts in my car. Stand strong.
During my career I was able to see reports of where a lot of so-called bad guys get their firearms. They steal them from law enforcement personnel, and from our military facilities. Not including what is sold to them.
Former NSA, CIA director: “The United States does conduct espionage” – CBS News
Face The Nation on CBS: Former NSA, CIA director: “The United States does conduct espionage” – Michael Hayden said the Fourth Amendment “is not an international treaty,” amid reports of U.S. spies bugging E.U. offices
…so I guess when the President signs the UN small arms treaty the 2nd amendment is just washed away in an “international agreement?”
what a double standard our government has on what rights they choose to support or attack based on what power they want to hold over the sheeple.
I find myself in a conundrum. When I first started to fill my prescription for 2A freedoms, I was taught to not tell anyone that I was a conceal carry holder…..or even a 2A supporter. I was told to not bring attention to the fact that I might be carrying or it would make me a target.
On the other side of the coin though…I care about my family and friends and I want them to know what I know now, and I want to educate them. Places like Twitter and Facebook are excellent platforms to extend the message and share stories of daily positive stories of defensive gun uses.
I seek your advice because you use your radio show as a platform to extend the message….thus telling everyone at the same time that you are probably carrying 99% of the time. Even though I am referring to social media only…..I want to help get the message out to and don’t want to be silent about it.
Conundrum! I would prefer to make myself a target if it influences others to start taking responsibility in their own safety. I trust those in my circle and believe nothing bad could come from me sharing via social media, but life does throw people curveballs sometimes. Conundrum!!
Seanto has a link to AAR on his site, radiofactor.net. Why don’t you have a link to radiofactor.net on your “Where to listen” or “Listen live” tabs on the AAR site?
Love the show!
Just wanted to let you know that the gun owners in Washington State are going on the offensive. We’ve filed our own, pro gun, Initiative Measure No. 591 to PROTECT OUR GUN RIGHTS! Information can be found at; http://wagunrights.com/. The liberals with their tasseled loafers out of Seattle have filed there own anti-gun initiative I-594 (http://wagunresponsibility.org/news/yes-on-594-criminal-background-checks-for-private-gun-sales-reduce-crime-and-save-lives/) and we plan to beat them at their own game.
God bless you and all the folks there at Armed American Radio. I spend Sunday mornings in church and Sunday nights listening to your show. Keep up the good work, you’re an inspiration to all of us.
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Love the show. I just received my first Emerson knife (cqc7) great knife! Thanks for the show. Hope to see you at the georgiacarry.org’s convention next month.
I’ve been a member of the NRA for many years and been listening to your show for several months now that I found it. I here folks talking about preserving the 2nd amendment,defend the 2nd amendment,etc. I’m all for that but why does no one ever say lets USE the 2nd amendment? Are gun owners scared to confront this government? The 2nd amendment was not put there for duck hunters or even to protect us from people who kick our front doors in,it was put there so that normal people would have a way to fight off a run-away government operating with NO restraint,as this government is. A lot of us fought and some died to keep the freedoms we have,and are LOSING day by day and I say let’s fight back befor it’s too late. If obama woke up some day and look out the window at about five or ten million armed (real) Americans,he just might take notice. Of course ,if we’re too scared,then we are DEAD as a country!
I would like you to discuss the policy that Centerfire Systoms on line store has put into effect limiting the 2nd amendment rights of millions of Illinois gun owners. They have stopped shipment of all magazines of more than 10 rounds to all of Illinois because of the ban on “so called” high capacity Megs in Cook County. It is bad enough to have to fight anti gun zealots for our rights but to have to fight businesses that profit from our rights seams like a loosing battle. If you could mention on your next show that Centerfire is helping gun grabbers limit our rights it would educate the nation of there policy . Perhaps having your loyal listeners contact them or perhaps choose to stop doing business with them until they support our 2nd amendment.
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I have a concern I’d like to bring to your attention, but first I’d like to thank you and your colleagues for providing such an informative and insightful program. Please keep up the good work!
I’ve been a member of the USCCA and NRA for awhile, but just recently began listening to your podcasts. I’ve really enjoyed the content I’ve heard so far, and the personalities too. However, listening to this month’s podcasts regarding the Martin/Zimmerman case, a concern has formed in my mind that was reinforced by the article “Me and My Liberal Friends” published in the USCCA’s newsletter this morning authored by Kevin Michalowski. In his article Kevin says “the point is that no matter how frustrating it seems, talking with liberals is one way to advance the cause of protecting gun rights. And I do mean talking, not screaming or calling names or getting disgusted with their apparent willful ignorance and walking away. Don’t let them get the better of you. Keep talking calmly and slowly. Challenge every assertion. Present facts. If the liberals continue to make their outlandish claims without challenge, people will start to believe them.”
Certainly the spirit, goal, and net result of your program is in line with what Kevin is suggesting, but I couldn’t help but wonder if sometimes there isn’t a little too much contempt and disgust for others coming through in the commentary of your program. I appreciate your minimal use of mild expletives and your passion for confronting the liberal fictions with facts and reason so I don’t want to sound unreasonably critical, but is it beneficial to your cause to give a calm explanation of “stand your ground” law and then fairly shout “what the hell is the liberals’ problem with that?” Consider, as a more extreme example of what impression that may make upon your listeners, the evangelists who calmly cite scripture before screaming about hellfire and damnation, drowning the hope and understanding the scriptures were written to bring beneath the burden of the minister’s anger and intolerance. By no means have I ever heard you come close to approaching that level of over-the-top emotion, but I would dare to say the facts and insight are effective in their own right, and the indignation and high emotion detract from that effectiveness. Just one listener’s opinion for your consideration, of course.
I also have a thought about the adage of “never leave your cave without your club- don’t be that unarmed caveman.” As you also often say, “carry on, carry always, and carry everywhere” is the only way to be consistently and reliably prepared to defend yourself with your firearm, and I whole-heartedly agree. I would ask you to consider, however, that comparing those of us (including yourself) who have been screened, trained, and qualified to own and carry concealed firearms and are active in trying to help the general public understand that we are intelligent, responsible, and civil-minded individuals may not be best served by being associated with the stereotype of cavemen as unintelligent, unskilled savages who are just as likely to bludgeon something as an act of fear or conquest as out of actual need for self-preservation. Again, just one listener’s opinion for consideration.
Thanks again for your consideration and all that you do to promote our rights.
Why when USCCA is based out of WI is there NOT one radio station that has AAR?
usually listen to you on 98.9 fm here in ohio. cant do it tonight.
after everything loads it says it will resume in 7 seconds then its 60 seconds and then locks up. deleted cookies and temp files and the samething happens. any ideas?
I know you’re a rocker (I am too), but check this out:
Let’s hear THAT on the show!
Hey guys love the show, question:
why is it that we are constantly hearing about the “White” George Zimmerman killing “Black” Trayvon Martin but you hear nothing about the black teen in Colorado Springs who killed the “White” unarmed soldier and his preganant wife?
A Colorado Gun Owner.
Hey Mark and Seanto,
Check out what good thing happened in Milwaukee, Wisconsin last night to a trio of armed masked robbers at a local bar.
The whole community is behind the bar owner. Walking into a bar with a loaded weapon is a felony and not allowed in this state. Keep up the good work. The right to bare arms and protect one’s self is number one in Wisconsin!
no weapons, no problem it is my opinion.
Are you shortwave frequencies? May be good to do as when the SHTF, people are going to use radio, and not the internet! Thank You!
AAR: Knowledge is power… But imagination is even more powerful than knowledge… That’s why: listen to AAR, thing and vote!
I listened to the show tonight talking about dry fire.
Why not have dry fire expert Steve Anderson on your show someday.
He has his own internet radio show and it is awesome.
You will find it at: http://andersonshooting.libsyn.com/webpage/page/1
Could anyone please tell me the name of the guest on the Aug. 11th 2013 show? Robert Zimmerman was the guest host for the show. The Gentleman was talking about what made people a “Sheepdog”. He was a teacher also. I can’t remember his name for the life of me (getting old I guess). I want my wife to read or hear what he had to say. Thanks.
I heard on the radio today that Russia’s murder rate is 4 times that of the U.S.?
Funny how that could be considering that citizens are not allowed to have guns.
I was at the hearing in Sacramento on the 13th. Here is my open letter to Gov. Jerry Brown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s6CzAGtLek
Obama’s hero Sal Alinsky is quoted as saying, “He who controls the language controls the masses”.
For too long we’ve allowed those with contempt for the 2nd Amendment to control the language in the debate over our freedom to protect ourselves, our families and our country against criminals, terrorists and tyrants. They’ve stacked the lexicon with manufactured pejoratives like “The Powerful Gun Lobby” as well as “Gun Nuts”, and and the establishment media, dominated by leftist-loon talking heads, have demonized the NRA by repeatedly lacing their propaganda with the lie that the NRA is some insidious organization whose main goal is to increase the non-existent “epidemic of gun violence” by standing in the way of “common sense” restrictions on our rights. We must learn to start controlling the language as well. A step in the right direction would be to incessantly define those who are hell-bent on infringing the 2nd Amendment by by accurately labeling them as part of, or puppets of, the powerful “Criminal, Terrorist and Tyrant Empowerment Lobby.” At the start of any private debate or media interview we must assertively inject this full pejorative and it’s acronym, the CTTEL or the “C-double-T-E-L” into the debate. If the opposition scoffs and dismisses the existence of the CTTEL, we need only mention some of it’s insidious, freedom-strangling embodiments: The Brady Campaign, the misnomerd Coalition To Stop Gun Violence, Mayors Against Illegal Guns & The Violence Policy Center. If we aggressively do this, the acronym CTTEL will become as recognizable an acronym as one of equal length–the NAACP, frequently articulated as the “N-double-A-C-P”. Habitually doing this will help recalibrate any debate by focusing on those who are the real bad guys, and it will put the opposition on the defensive as they demand to know how they deserve such a label or struggle to explain why they don’t. This will set it up for us to hit the ball out of the park by bombarding them with facts, stats and anecdotes illustrating how their support for infringing the 2nd Amendment results in the deaths of innocents at the hands of criminals, terrorists and tyrants that they seek to empower.
Gents, Is your show offered on Sirius/XM radio?
hey look up the comments of socialist communist democrat bill sands .. this is proof of how a human can be degenerate …
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
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