There’s been a lot of talk about “situational awareness” since the news crew was brazenly and horrifically murdered on live television by a twisted and sick, evil psychopath yesterday. Most are discussing the fact that it seemed incredible that the reporter and interviewee never saw the gun pointing at them for what appeared to be a full 28 seconds. I admit it, me too. That was until I got schooled by a few experts.
Today we’ll get a couple perspectives about that topic and why it might not be what you think it is in this particular case.
A great show today, so make sure to tune in!
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Armed American Radio’s Daily Defense with Mark Walters
Some things are simply impossible to comprehend. “Gun Free Zones” are a perfect example. That any reasoning person could actually believe that a sign prohibiting the carrying of weapons, whether at a government office, a school, or a private business, will somehow cause a homicidal maniac (or a garden variety armed robber) to suddenly rethink their plans is almost laughable. Yet the push for restricting the rights of gun owners, especially those of us who carry for self-defense, continues. The reason is simple. Having failed to prevent the passage of carry laws in state after state, the fallback strategy of the gun-phobic activists has evolved to enacting as many ridiculous…Read More
I have a lot of friends in law enforcement, from street cops to sheriff’s deputies. And after what can only be called the cold-blooded assassination of two New York City police officers, they are all understandably nervous. After all, imagine being a cop today—watching news footage showing mobs of unruly “protestors” chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!” Such violent rhetoric not only pumps up emotion, clouding the facts of the cases involved, it also can easily lead to the kinds of violence we have recently seen. Even more disturbing is the fact that those in authority who should have been doing everything to…Read More
I am a mother of three. I have a concealed carry permit. And I choose to carry a firearm. So it was beyond difficult to read the other day about the 29-year-old mother whose life tragically ended when her young son got ahold of her firearm and discharged it while they were shopping at a Walmart in Hayden, Idaho. I’m sure you’ve heard about this terrible occurrence by now. Tragedies like this cannot be overlooked or forgotten. They leave a solid knot in your throat and an empty hollowness in your stomach. You can’t help but ask what went wrong. What did go wrong? This young mother was doing everything…Read More
“Talk Radio personality and avid, lifelong BBQ’er Mark Walters, host of the nationally syndicated Armed American Radio programs was talking firearms one evening with George “The MadOgre” Hill during the live national weekend radio show when the subject of cooking came up and Mark decided to give out his recipe for one of his favorite slow smoked meats. When he finished and “out of the blue,” Mark asked George, his on-air firearm expert to pair up that recipe with a great firearm to wear on the hip while cooking it! George took the ball and ran with it and the “Grilling While Armed” segments were born!” A couple of…Read More