Episode 485 – Minnesota Guns

Paul: Welcome中国体彩官方app to the polite society podcast powered by the Firearms Policy Coalition recorded on Thursday, February 28, 2019, I’m Paul Lathrop

Amy: I’m Amy Dillon, and we’ll talk about some big gun control bills in Congress this week!

Belle: I’m Belle McCormack, and CONNOR DANE and LEWIS DENNARD about Minnesota Gun Bills.

Susan: I’m Susan Lathrop and we’ll talk about some DGU’s .. so climb aboard

Belle: strap in

Amy : and hang on!

Paul:  episode 485 of the Polite Society Podcast starts right now.

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Personal news from each participant (when you are done with your segment please ask the next person what has been up with them)

Amy-Just a reminder of an upcoming fundraiser 3-Gun match June 7th-9th in Burnet, Texas at Reveille Peak Ranch. Details to sign up and more are shared on the “DC Project Team Match” facebook page as well as on

Belle – Had a successful Handgun Retention class last weekend and getting ready for more classes this weekend. That’s pretty much going to be my story for the rest of the training season.


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POLITE SOCIETY NEWS, February 28th 2019

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When the Democrats took control of the Congressional House of Representatives, Speaker Pelosi made it clear that gun control would be one of her highest priorities.

This week two, or possibly three, gun control bills will go to the House Floor for a vote. These are House Bills H.R.8, H.R.1112 and the possible H.R. 1263. You should read the texts of these Bills, they are in the show notes

Yesterday, the House passed H.R.8 by 240 votes to 190. Other votes will come soon.

H.R.8, is the ‘Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.’ Its purpose is to require a background check through the Federal NICS system for every firearm sale. Its stated goal is to prevent ineligible persons from being able to buy a gun in a face-to-face sale between two persons resident in the same state. It exempts sales and gifts between immediate family members, temporary transfers at firing ranges, on hunting trips and other places, and temporary transfers in cases of life-threatening need.

As we noted last week, the current 4473 form already has a provision for this and ATF has been preparing for this law since 2013.

Eight Republicans voted with the Democrat majority to pass the Bill. They are:

Peter King (NY), Brian Fitzgerald (PA), Brian Mast (FL), Fred Upton (MI), Christopher Smith (NJ), Vern Buchanan (FL), Will Hurd (TX) and Mario Diaz Balart (FL).

H.R.1112 is the ‘Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.’ It will remove the so-called NICS 3-day rule. This Bill also enlarges the scope of disqualifying mental health issues from the current “adjudicated as a mental defective” to “adjudicated with mental illness, severe developmental disability, or severe emotional stability”. This Bill passed today, 128 to 198.

Finally, H.R.1263 seeks to classify all semi-automatic rifles that are capable of accepting detachable magazines as FFA items, akin to fully automatic firearms.

The President has said he will veto these bills if they come to his desk. We will be discussing HR 1112 and HR 1263 as they come up for voting.

Here at Polite Society Podcast, we think that criminals don’t get their guns legally. Universal Background Checks for law-abiding gun owners are the necessary prelude to Universal Gun Registration, which itself is the tool for Universal Gun Confiscation. The cynical among us might think that the Democrats *are* coming for our guns. Contact your congress-critters!



Paul – HR 1112 is possibly the most egregious of the 3. Although HR1263 is almost as bad.




Way back in the summer of 2018, the notoriously liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a three judge panel, in favor of allocate George Young, of Hawaii.

In brief, the 2 – 1 decision argued that, since Hawaii had effectively prohibited concealed carry of handguns outside one’s 中国体彩官方app, that open carry was legal and constitutional.

The State appealed, and the 9th Circuit agreed to rehear the case before an 11-member ‘en banc’ panel.

Now, the court has decided to wait for the decision from the New York pistol transport case currently before the Supreme Court, with oral arguments scheduled for October.

So, Mr Young will most likely need to wait well into 中国体彩官方app to hear his case argued. His lawyers have filed a motion against this latest delay. They note that Mr Young has been in the appeals process for over six years and that it could be eighteen months before his case is heard en banc.

Naturally, the Hawaii authorities have filed papers against Mr Young’s latest motion – they want to keep him out of court as long as possible.

A right delayed, is a right DENIED.






We have talked before about the draconian provisions in the Washington state I-1639 affair, and how many of Washington’s County Sheriffs have come out and said that they will not enforce these provisions.

This considered opinion has had some snowflakes’ undergarments in a less than linear configuration.

One such wee laddie, 23 year old Jaydin H.W. Ledford (a self-professed Marxist), was so irritated that he posted to his Facebook page, “I-1639 is the law. Sheriffs that are non-compliant will be shot. By me.”

Another equally aggravated person posted, that Spokane county Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, “.. is gonna get a bullet in his skull.”

Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones also announced that his department would not allow the initiative, and that this solicited Facebook comments such as “I am going to kill every single one of them”, referencing Republicans.

Five days after posting, the Sheriff’s office announced that it was investigating and shortly thereafter Ledford got a knock on his door and was peacefully taken into custody.

Initially, he was charged with a state crime, a class three Felony Harassment, that could win him up to five years in prison and a fine of $10,000. However his wins just kept on coming as he was almost immediately handed over to the local FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and is now under consideration to be charged with Federal crimes.

Last week we talked about the violence that is brewing on the left side of the spectrum. Here, we see it again. Hoax or not, FBI takes threats seriously.





Gun Quotes

“It’s more important to have a gun in your hand than a cop on the phone.” Sheriff Grady Judd, Polk County, Florida.



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5- DGUs  (at beginning) These discussions are NOT legal advice. Some of us are trainers, but this is not formal training and YOU NEED formal training. The Defensive Gun Use segment is intended as information, NOT as training. As always the opinions of the hosts are only their own opinions and not those of any sponsors or other affiliations.

Dubuque, Iowa

When you hear your front door being slammed into at 12:30 AM, something isn’t right.  Better practice your POGO.

When the Dubuque 中国体彩官方appowner heard just that, he got his handgun and went to the entrance of the 中国体彩官方app.  Three thugs broke open the door and he confronted them as they entered the 中国体彩官方app. As it turned out, they were at the wrong house in more ways than one.

When they realized the 中国体彩官方appowner was armed, they made a quick exit from the 中国体彩官方app.  As it turned out, the man they wanted to confront and assault was not the man that lived at this house.

All three 20 year old thugs were arrested a short time later and have been charged with second-degree burglary.

Paul – perfect DGU


Layton, Utah

You would think that a police officer would know better.  An Idaho Falls, Idaho police officer appears to have lost track of how to handle things.

Last week the officer entered the 中国体彩官方app in Layton, Utah to confront the 中国体彩官方appowner “about a relationship he believed the man was having with his ex-girlfriend,” police reported.

A physical altercation between the two men ensued and the 中国体彩官方appowner ended the altercation by shooting the man several times.  Following the shooting, the 中国体彩官方appowner called 911. The Idaho man died at the hospital.

The Idaho Falls man had joined the police force in 2015.  Last October he was involved in a domestic violence incident according to court records.  The following day, the Idaho Falls Police learned of the incident which had occurred while he was off-duty.  They sent him 中国体彩官方app at that time. 2 days later he was back at work on desk duty.

In November he was placed on administrative leave.  In December he was charged with attempted strangulation and assault.  At the time of the shooting, he was still on administrative leave and an internal investigation was ongoing.

The 中国体彩官方appowner was cooperating with investigators and his name had not been released.

This accused domestic abuser and 中国体彩官方app invader was found in the gun control memorial website.

Paul – but only the police and military should have guns!


Jackson County, Georgia

It was just after noon on a February Tuesday when the 79 year old woman called 911.  While she was on the phone with the dispatcher, a 20 year old suspect broke into her 中国体彩官方app.

She is frantic when she tells the dispatcher, “They’re trying to get in the back door.  Hurry. Hurry. Please.”

When asked where in the house she was, she replied that she was in the kitchen watching the door they are trying to get in.  When they broke the glass in the door, she started shouting.

“Okay, come on! I got something for you!!”

The 911 dispatcher tried to get her not to confront the man when the recording picks up the sound of a gunshot.  This only persuaded the intruder to try another door. He broke in anyway.

For nearly 10 minutes, she gave play-by-play to 911.  As he ransacked another part of the 中国体彩官方app, she talked with 911 and was prepared with her handgun.

While she was on the call and the man was ransacking her 中国体彩官方app, she was praying.  The man had gone up and outside staircase and entered the 中国体彩官方app on the second floor.

She shouted defiantly at the burglar.  “I am waiting on ya’, come on. When you come down those stairs, I’m gonna blow your damn brains out!”  She fired her pistol again.

“Ma’am, are you shootin’ at him again?”

“Yes, ma’am”

He finally tried to hide in an upstairs closet, now afraid of the 79 year-old woman.

The burglar cowered in the closet until deputies arrived and arrested him.

The sheriff told the woman’s daughter that the man had medical issues and needed prescription medication.

“Looking back on it, I thank God that he found my mother, and not someone else, because he could have been dead now,” the daughter reflected.

The suspect was being held in county jail without bond facing several charges.

Paul 10 minutes on the phone with 911 and no police


Baker County, Oregon

It seems a week for Idaho criminals going outside the state to get involved in DGU’s.

Lessie and Olive Phillips noticed a unfamiliar car parked in the driveway of their neighbors 中国体彩官方app.  Lessie called the neighbors who only use the residence part time and confirmed that the house should be empty.

Olive Phillips took his shotgun and when to the neighbor’s house.  He ordered the trespassers to leave.

He then held the male and female at gunpoint until sheriff’s deputies arrived.

The male from Meridian, Idaho and the female from Boise had apparently been in the residence for an extended period of time.

They were arrested and charged with burglary, criminal mischief and theft.

Paul – We are NOT the police


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Paul: That wraps up another episode of the Polite Society Podcast.  I’d like to thank (Guests) for joining us today. So for Amy, Tracy, Belle, Dana, Douglas, Gary, John, Rachel, Susan, Grant and Rob,

(Paul, stop talking now)

Amy: Until the next time…

SUE: stay safe,

BELLE: be aware,

PAUL: and we’ll see you down the road.