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Man pulls concealed carry in gun-free mall to defend family and bystanders during shooting

A father pulled out his concealed carry gun in a “gun free zone” inside a Nebraska mall.

He was shopping there with his family when a fatal shooting unfolded.

“Every indication said our lives were in danger, and I was going to do everything in my power to make sure we got out of there OK,” Scott Tafoya said.

The Omaha Westroads Mall is a gun-free zone, but Tafoya said he had to pull out his legal concealed carry gun and “deal with the consequence later.”

“I knew that if I ever pulled that out, it would truly be a life-and-death situation, and I would deal with the consequences later,” he said.

The scene unfolded on Saturday while Tafoya was trying on a new suit for his daughter’s baptism and his wife and two daughters were shopping upstairs in the mall.

He saw a group of people running and made eye contact with a man who yelled, “Shooter!”

He ran to his family while unholstering his gun, and his wife told him she heard gunfire.

He then stood guard outside of a bathroom where mall officials had people shelter.

“I said I have a permit, I’m legal,” he said.

He later moved toward the escalators to draw any danger away from his family.

“Everyone else on the third floor just got added into that because the best way to keep my family safe was to make sure nobody with ill intentions came up that escalator,” Tafoya said, mentioning that he didn’t feel any fear during the shooting situation. “I was sad. Because I wasn’t expecting to. If it was real, I didn’t think I was going to come home.”

Police soon arrived on the scene, and Tafoya unloaded the bullets of his gun and put his hands up.

“I unloaded my weapon. I put it back in the holster where it was very visible that the slide was locked open. I put my permit in my hands and my hands above my head,” he said.

Law enforcement officers also did not charge him for having a gun in a gun-free zone, and he added that those zones put people at risk.

“I don’t condone anyone breaking the law. I made the decision that was right for my family, and I stand behind it. I may still get in trouble for it. If I do, it was worth it,” he said.

Two brothers, both teenagers, were arrested in connection to the suspected “gang-related” shooting, which left one person dead and another injured.

“The investigation indicates this was an isolated incident and not a random attack,” Omaha police said.

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VIDEO: Motorcycle Cop Chases Suspect, Shootout

Fremont police released body cam footage of police officer Brian Burch dodging gunfire from a man who tried to flee police in a suspected stolen car on March 24. Burch returned fire and struck the man, who is identified as Joshua Gloria. He died.

Police said Officer Brian Burch was performing traffic enforcement on his motorcycle when a license plate reader was activated by a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was driven by 34-year-old Joshua James Gloria, who was wanted in connection with an armed robbery in San Francisco.

Following the shooting, Fremont Police said in a statement that they received word from the San Jose Police Department that they had issued a warrant for Gloria’s arrest in connection with an attempted murder case at an illegal gambling parlor.

Police said last week that Burch is a six-year veteran of the Fremont Police Department and currently assigned to the department’s Traffic Unit.

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Another Mass Shooter Charged With 4 Counts of Murder

Among the Victims Was a 9 Year Old Boy

Following a shooting spree in a Southern California (one of the most restrictive gun control states!) office building that killed four, including a nine-year-old boy, a man was charged on Friday with murder and attempt to kill.

According to Orange County prosecutors, the suspect Aminadab Gaxiola.

Gonzalez, 44 has been slapped with an attempt to murder two cops after he fired at them when they reached the crime scene late Wednesday. Another woman suffered wounds but survived.

This Evil Man Tried to Lock His Victims In

According to authorities, Gaxiola chained the gates to the business complex in an attempt to close them before he conducted the attack.

“Taking the life of another human being is the most serious of crimes and the slaughter of multiple people while they were essentially locked in a shooting gallery is nothing short of terrifying,” District Attorney Todd Spitzer made this statement.

The suspect is in critical but stable condition and was expected to be arraigned on Friday from his hospital bed.

It is not clear where he was shot during the attack against authorities, and authorities are looking into whether he was shot by the police or if it was self-inflicted harm.

The victims who have been identified as mobile home brokerage business owner Luis Tovar 50, Jenevieve Raygoza 28, and Matthew Farias 9.

Investigative agencies said on record that the suspect and victims of an adult age enjoyed both personal and business ties but the shooting was not a random violent act.

The boy’s uncle Zef Farias said that the third-grader from the neighboring city of Santa Ana, Matthew, was just at the wrong place at the wrong time.

The under-aged boy has a passion for bike riding and he attended daycare.

His uncle said that he wasn’t sure why he was at the office with his mother Tamayo – but that his mother the only survivor. She remains in the hospital.

“He normally doesn’t go there,” Farias told, struggling to hold back his tears. “They were just part of the collateral damage.”

The murder charges slapped on Gaxiola make him run the risk of being tried for the death penalty. We can only hope.

This is the third mass shooting in two weeks after the supermarket shooting in Boulder, Colorado killing 10 and a week earlier, eight were killed at three Atlanta-area spas.

Gaxiola was earlier charged in 2015 in Orange County with cruelty to a child and other counts. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery and served one day in jail. The remaining charges were squashed and the conviction expunged in 2017, said Lauren Gold, spokeswoman for the city of Anaheim.

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Boulder Colorado Mass Shooter Identified – Google BLOCKS!

Andy the Gun Guy here.

The identity of the mass shooter in Boulder Colorado has been identified as 21-year old Ahmad al Aliwi Alissa, a new name that will go down in history.

I was first notified of this by my brother – who lives in Colorado Springs – when he messaged me a screenshot of a Newsmax Article on Facebook messenger.

See the image below…

…and then it gets WEIRD.

Google is BLOCKING Results on Ahmad Alissa!

I – like every patriot should – never trust anything anyone sends me (even my own brother!) without independently verifying first.

So I headed over to Google and searched, “newsmax ahmad alissa.”

Google showed the results below:

Here’s what I did next:

Lately, I’ve been trusting DuckDuckGo with more and more of my searches.

Sure enough, I searched the SAME THING on DuckDuckGO and I received results instantly.

Why Would Google Sensor Results?

I think the reason Google is censoring the results on this evil psychopath boils down to ONE thing.

His name.

“Ahmad” is of Arabic origin meaning “highly praised or one who constantly thanks God.”

What that points to…

…and what the media, Google, and the social media giants will want to cover up…

…is that Ahmad Ahmad al Aliwi Alissa is a radical Islamic Extremist.

Mark my words…

You heard it first here.

So What Can YOU Do to Help Protect Others?

First… you need to Get armed. Get trained. Carry daily.

Second, I want you to join my next webinar on how to become a Certified Firearms Instructor.

The time to take a stand against violence is NOW.

Join my next instructor webinar here: www.NRACertifiedNow.com

-Andy

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House of Representatives Passes Universal Background Check Bill

The House of Representatives voted in favor of Universal Background Check bill by 227-203 margin to expand background checks pertaining to gun sales in the US. This is according to Wall Street Journal on a morning that saw the debate stirring emotions bringing to the fore conservative arguments on both sides of the House.

The VOX reported, “Universal background checks remains as the top legislative priority for Everytown for Gun Safety, encompassing a gun control advocacy group and network comprised of Moms Demand Action receiving the of President Joe Biden.”

“Deemed as a transparent attempt spearheaded by gun control advocates in Congress, the bills strive to restrict rights of law-abiding Americans to address the violent criminal culture, “tells the executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Jason Ouimet.

He added that the truth remains that neither bills are sufficient in addressing the issue. Investing full power to unelected bureaucrats to indefinitely delay lawful firearm transfers, H.R. 1446 could ultimately destroy the Second Amendment rights guaranteed to every law-abiding citizen worth its name by turning it into a privilege for a select few.

This New Bill Will NOT Deter Crime… But Will Penalize You and I!

“The H.R. 8 so-called “universal” background checks are impossible to be enforced without a federal gun registry and will not in any form deter crime. This will turn the otherwise law-abiding citizens into criminals for simply lending a firearm to friends or family members. If Congress is so concerned about the safety of law-abiding citizens, it should pass concealed carry reciprocity in ensuring that citizens can protect themselves and their families spanning across stateliness and our country during such dangerous times.”

On his part, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Alan Gottlieb warned that this would open the floodgates to even more ominous measures. He argued: “With the Thursday’s House passing of two extremist gun control measures shielding so-called universal background checks and closing the so-called ‘Charleston loophole it paves the way for Congress to focus on H.R. 127.”

H.R 127 poses as the sweeping gun control bill receiving the support of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. The latter calls for gun owner licensing and registration, mandatory psychological examinations of gun owners, mandatory gun-owner insurance, mandatory minimum prison sentences for gun owners failing to comply, and imposing bans on whole classes of firearms and original capacity magazines.”

By declaring the Second Amendment “does not give Americans a right, it seeks to protect a pre-existing right that shall not be infringed,” Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs made his opposition clear to H.R 8. It is a bill mandating so-called called “universal background checks during the one-hour floor debate in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Opponents were led by Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan waging a war on the bill and repeatedly calling it a danger to individuals and the Second Amendment. The H.R. 8 was introduced by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA and having 210 co-sponsors including three Republicans. This allowed Democrats to declare the measure as bipartisan and finally, the vote secured the favor of 8 Republicans while only one Democrat opposed it.

It comes as no surprise that the House was taking up the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021,” and H.R.1446, the “Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021,” casting a lid at the leading stories on gun control revealing the “big push” marked by gun prohibitionists declaring the background check legislation, considered as the proverbial “first step in comprehensive action.”

An interesting aspect of the debate over H.R. 8 showed the stark divide that crept between pro-rights Republicans and anti-gun Democrats.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) claimed that “more than 90 percent of Americans support universal background checks,” while insisting that H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446 “will keep guns out of the hands of those who aren’t allowed to have them in the first place.” The argument met with stiff resistance from Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) arguing that H.R. 8 will not achieve the objectives claimed by its advocates.

I Feel Like Screaming, “CRIMINALS DON’T USE BACKGROUND CHECKS!”

“By definition, criminals don’t abide by the law. It’s a fact,” he argued, “The bill will not make our communities safer and to the contrary, it propels law-abiding citizens to lose more of their Second Amendment rights.”

While Liberal Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell of California insisted that H.R. 8 takes away dangerous weapons from the hands of the most dangerous people. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) shared with his colleagues, “We are told yet again that lives will be saved but there has not been one instance of mass killing that has been debated today and no mention in the bill to serve this purpose.

“There are thousands of cases, felony cases in my court. You constantly hear that criminals are not obeying or adhering to the law. They illegally procured guns and this will not be changed for anything at all for all those we tried and convicted for getting guns. They steal. They buy them from other people stealing them. They don’t adhere to the law. Evidence that they are criminals.”

It is reported that Perennial anti-gun Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) overlooked the details and insisting that background checks take 90 seconds; 90 seconds to prevent firearms from ending up in the wrong hands, 90 seconds to prevent more of our loved ones from being killed by gun violence.”

She lauded voters in Washington State who consistently tackled gun violence, describing it as common-sense reforms in passing what is called one of the first, most comprehensive background check laws in 2014 hinting at the increase in legal age to buy a semi-automatic rifle to 21 in 2018. She ignored how the 2014 background check law didn’t deter the triple splaying at a teen party in Mukilteo. The year was 2016 when the young man passed the background check test. It made the whole thing tricky. Jayapal also didn’t recognize the number of murders in Seattle, considered as the most populous city, and is home to a billionaire-backed gun prohibition lobbying group that swelled last year by more than 50 percent. It is reported how she was oblivious to how criminals were getting hold of firearms was refuted during statements made before and after her speech.

On the other hand, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) made a testimony of sort: “According to a 10-year study conducted by Johns Hopkins and U.C.-Davis as to how California background check law has no repercussion on gun homicides or suicides. There is not a single evidence. The bill doesn’t aim for public safety…to the contrary, it serves the purpose to make gun ownership legally hazardous, fraught with booby traps ensuring that no law-abiding citizen would be prepared to take a risk.

Then, there is Chip Roy (R-TX) making this assertion: “My Democratic colleagues want to take away our God-given rights to defend ourselves under the Second Amendment. This comes soon after opening our borders. This is it. Creating a gun registry in tracking guns owned by Americans. There is no way to implement what Democrats are striving to implement without doing that…We have a God-given right to defend our families against this whole tyranny and we will do it irrespective of what this Democratic Congress tries to jam through.”

And the freshman Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) was all over the place telling, “Talk about women’s rights; there is absolutely no way for you in taking my right for self-protection. I mean to ask, seriously what are we doing here?”

He floated the question: “I ask proponents of this legislation: Who do you think you are to disarm Americans and leave them vulnerable without any form of support?”

“Your aim is to defund our police and leaves us helpless to protect ourselves. Our founding fathers gave us a list and told, ‘Don’t touch them.’ I warn you to keep your hands off our Second Amendment.

The floor debate turned fiery set against the backdrop of what could look like a concerted effort in making gun control, the thorny issue of the date. In its editorial calling for more Second Amendment restrictions, the Chicago Sun Times rued loose gun laws in neighboring states “contribute to the flood of gun son the streets of Chicago,” and the surge of “gun violence” in the Windy City.

It further stated that during the last year, gun violence shot up to 52 percent in Chicago witnessing the killing of more women in such acts of violence. Domestic violence stepped by 16 percent in Illinois with the risk of homicide in domestic violence is five times higher with a gun.

In the other Washington, Georgia Congresswoman Lucy McBath was bating for the H.R. 8 and other gun control measures, reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. She lost her son to a shooting incident 8 years ago.

This New Gun Control is ONLY the Beginning!

She confessed, “It will not be an easy ride but I am convinced the time is Now. The country is really, really ripe. I cannot tell you how many people every week I’m talking to that are anxiously waiting for us to pass legislation. They are tired; they are afraid.”

In the House debate, she reiterated this position insisting: Our vote today is (a) beginning and it’s not the end.”

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ALERT: Biden’s War on Guns Officially Begins

President Joe Biden used the third anniversary of the murders at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School on Sunday to call on Congress to enact his anti-gun agenda, including his gun ban on the most commonly-sold center-fire rifles in America and the repeal of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. Gun control activists had grown increasingly restless over the Biden administration lack of action on gun control, but senior officials including Susan Rice had met with the heads of major gun control groups during a conference call last week.

In Sunday’s message, Biden said there was “no time to wait,” and urged Congress to impose his ban on modern sporting rifles and ammunition magazines that can hold more than ten rounds, along with a “universal background check” law and repealing the law that prevents junk lawsuits from being filed against the firearms industry.

“For three years now, the Parkland families have spent birthdays and holidays without their loved ones,” Biden said.

“Today, as we mourn with the Parkland community, we mourn for all who have lost loved ones to gun violence,” he said.

“Over these three years, the Parkland families have taught all of us something profound,” the president continued. “Time and again, they have showed us how we can turn our grief into purpose – to march, organize, and build a strong, inclusive, and durable movement for change.”

Biden could not let the anniversary of the murder of 17 people in Parkland, Florida go without notice, nor could he help himself from using the anniversary to push his gun control initiatives. It remains to be seen, however, just how serious Biden is about his statement that there is “no time to wait.” Is gun control going to be the administration’s next priority, despite (or maybe because of) the record-setting sales of guns and the millions of Americans who are embracing their Second Amendment rights, or is Biden offering up rhetoric with no plan to follow through?

We’ve already seen a number of gun control bills introduced in Congress over the past few weeks, but so far Biden’s gun ban hasn’t been officially submitted. We’ll be watching closely over the next few days, because if it drops that’s a pretty good sign that Biden is preparing to move forward with his disastrous and unconstitutional anti-rights legislative agenda. In the meantime, your members of Congress need to hear from you. Be polite, be civil, but be clear: hands off our rights.

Of course, not every person who lost a loved on in the shootings has embraced a gun control agenda. Andrew Pollack and Ryan Petty are both fathers who are still grieving the death of their daughters, but they’re not supportive of Biden’s anti-gun agenda. It’s an example of how empty Biden’s rhetoric on unity really is that he completely ignores all those survivors of violence who don’t believe that we can ban our way to safety or that restrictions on our civil rights are the answers to failures of government.

Will Congress respond to Biden’s call to act swiftly on gun control legislation? Once a COVID relief bill has been sent to Biden, I suspect the floodgates of legislation will open, and his gun control agenda may start to move quickly. It remains to be seen whether Democrats would try to advance his bills in one package or as a series of standalone measures, as they did with background checks and a ban on semi-automatic rifles in the last session of Congress. From a political standpoint, it makes the most sense for Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to start with a background check bill, which may garner some bi-partisan support.

I think it will still fall short of the 60 votes that are likely needed to pass the Senate, however. Biden’s easiest move to enact at least some of his gun control agenda remains through executive action, and it’s worth noting that while the president called on Congress to enact his anti-gun agenda, today’s statement came with no announcement of any new executive orders dealing with firearms. The one executive order issued today establishes a White House Office on Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, not a National Director of Gun Violence Prevention, as gun control groups like March For Our Lives have demanded.

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Is the USCCA Worth the Money? US Law Shield VS USCCA Insurance

An In-Depth Review of USCCA VS US Law Shield Insurance

So many people have been emailing us lately.

With all the rioting, looting, and civil unrest across the country, concealed carriers everywhere want to be 100% sure they are protected.

That’s why I reached out to the USCCA directly and asked them the TOUGH questions.

The answers may surprise you!

Take a few minutes to watch – then get signed up for the USCCA using this link: https://bit.ly/3ludPFK

Andy the Gun Guy Grills the USCCA With the TOUGH Questions People Are Afraid to Ask

 

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Here’s the full transcript from the interview with USCCA:

Andy the Gun Guy 0:08
All right, everybody. Welcome to another live live interview with Andy the Gun Guy.

Today I

have an awesome guests that I’m super excited to talk to you. Today we’re going to be talking about concealed carry insurance. A lot of people have a lot of questions, especially in today’s day and age, about what’s going to happen if they have to use their firearm in self defense. So today, my special guest is Mike Bauer of the US CCA here to talk about firearm insurance, US law shield and a whole bunch of other stuff. Mike, thank you so much for joining today. Andy, I

Mike Bauer 0:42
couldn’t be more excited to be here. So quick background on me that you’ve asked for, you know, Mike Bauer, I’m the regional manager for our outside sales team. I’m located here in West Bend, Wisconsin. And ultimately, what I do day to day is I work with over 100 amazing people who go out and create very strong partnerships with ranges, retailers, and ultimately guys just like yourself, Andy, in order to be able to call it spread the gospel, the uscca, what we can do to truly help people in their self defense journey. So super, super excited to be here. And I really can’t wait to dive into things.

Andy the Gun Guy 1:15
Hey, hey, perfect, man. Perfect. So, you know, a lot of people you know, that are that are out there carrying? Right? You know, they feel that they feel an inherent sense. And and I’m guilty of this, too, we feel an inherent sense that we really trust the American legal system, right? We really support law enforcement, we really believe in the legal system, you know, so tell me, why is it that we would need concealed carry insurance because America has the best legal system in the world. And we feel inherently that we can trust it.

Mike Bauer 1:46
It was a great question that we get all the time. And I totally agree. You know, at the end of the day, the one thing that we have to understand, though, is that regardless of the exact place that we live, and the exact circumstances and and how the judicial system works, you know, at the end of the day, when there is a worst case scenario where someone needs to defend their own life, or that or the loved one or someone else, ultimately, they’re just going to have to prove that what they did, is justified. And what we see all the time, regardless of whether it’s a self act of self defense, or some other legal matter, you always need to make sure that you have some sort of professionals to help walk you through and guide you through that system. It’s not something that you want to go alone. If your house starts on fire. Yeah, you’ve got a fire extinguisher, you’re still going to call the fire department. Yeah, that’s, that’s

Andy the Gun Guy 2:34
a valid point. I mean, you know, I, when it comes to me cooking, I’ll tell you, I do have that fire extinguisher ready to go. And I’ve used it multiple times, it is a mess to clean up. But But I agree with that, you know, you know, just like we carry a gun, just in case we’re not carrying a gun, because we’re afraid of, you know, having a situation where we need to use the gun, we’re carrying the gun, the same reason that we’re wearing a seatbelt in our car, right? It’s, it’s, God forbid, that accident should occur, that seatbelt is an extra layer of protection. You know, of course, safety is number one. But that seatbelt there is is is really number two. And then of course, having car insurance on your vehicle is a wise thing. And again, we don’t have insurance on our vehicles, because we’re afraid that we’re going to get into an accident. We have it just in case of the worst case scenario. So you know, Michael, here in Florida, we enjoy special protections. And what I mean by that is, I’m just going to hit the share screen button here and share a little snippet of Florida statute that I think is a is a wonderful barrier to being, you know, sued in a court of law. Florida 776 dot 032 says, a person who uses or threatens use of force permitted in these couple of chapters is justified in such an as immune from criminal and civil action from the use or threatened use of force. Okay, so this is basically giving concealed carriers who are in the rights, protection from civil and criminal action. So why would a Floridian need us CCA if the law already protects us?

Mike Bauer 4:12
Yeah, absolutely. So number one, I’ll go back to regardless of where you’re at. The first thing we talked about is you still want to have that sort of legal counsel walking you through something if the police show up. The last thing that you want to do, we’re totally pro pro police. We back the badge and all that stuff, and I’m sure you do the same. But if something comes up and altercation comes up, you want to make sure that you have the right legal counsel just to walk you through it. And here’s the thing 776 point oh, three, two, that’s a great statute. I wish that type of thing happened. That was there in every single state but the way that Allen diamond and attorney top criminal defense attorney in Florida likes to put it look that that statute covers us for this little thin black line. That means if this person directly that came and attacked us, we are completely in 100% criminally cleared they can no longer come after us under certain implications. There’s two things that can come up, though. Number one, what about the fact of you know what happens if you miss your target? I heard certain people talk about what happens if that bullet goes through drywall or a window of the store next door, they’re going to look to recoup those losses, who do you think they’re going to come after? 776132 does nothing for you. Number two, the other thing is, have you ever Are you familiar with the expert witness? massada?

Andy the Gun Guy 5:31
You tell me.

Mike Bauer 5:32
So massada, you as a former law enforcement of 30 years, want to say retired in one and to now became one of the top expert witnesses for firearm self defense cases. Ultimately Think of it this way, if a top criminal defense attorney needs to bring someone in to say this is why a top tier training for police officers and civilian while you’re trying to act in a certain way, they’re calling someone like this guy, and he’s the number one go to to help talk about to someone on a jury who has never touched a firearm, why you would have pulled your firearm in that instance. And without going into the full details. Ultimately, there was a story where he was a expert witness on the civil side in Florida. There was someone broke into a home, the person who lived at that home grabs the first available tool to him which happens to be grandpa’s old hunting rifle, uses said rifle to defend himself. police show up police a while this isn’t this was absolutely 100% self defense, no charges no nothing. As a matter of fact, this was a rare instance, they didn’t even bring him in for questioning. Fast forward, this person is ultimately being sued by the attackers family for basically everything. And the reason why they ultimately landed in civil court in Florida. And the fact that Masada you had to be a part of it was specifically the fact because there were no charges that were brought forward, there was no momentum of closure on the criminal side. So it didn’t hold true that 7761032 until they got to court in civil court. Here’s the crazy thing. Andy, I thought of you talks about all of that sucks. This is a 14 year old, and a 14 year old can be tried as an adult in Florida. So again, that law is excellent. And I wish that it would hold 100% of the time, I wish it was in all 50 states. But we live in a black and white world of laws in a day to day very gray society. So again, at the end of the day, we hope you never need to use a lot of our services on the legal side. But when you do, you’re gonna be really happy that we’re there and someone’s there to help you out.

Andy the Gun Guy 7:28
I think that’s that’s a valid point. You know, the other thing that I that I understand is that even if a lawsuit is thrown out of court, or even if a lawsuit or a criminal action is ultimately, you know, you know, dropped, one of the problems that we face is that you could lose your life savings hiring an attorney, just to get to that that point, is that correct?

Mike Bauer 7:48
Absolutely. I, I spoke with a gentleman by the name of Dave McDermott in South, South Chicago just the other day and you know anything about South Chicago, it’s the place that you want to have your concealed carry license. On the unfortunate side, though, as well, if God forbid, you need to use anything and self defense, coming up with the $60,000 that it would cost to hire him is the type of conversation he has to have with people every single day. And he said, It’s unfortunate that these are people who are, you know, making minimum wage or just above it, and they’re just trying to defend themselves. And now he has to have the conversation of look, I’d love to help you out. But it’s going to cost you 60 grand, because I know how long this process is going to go. And when I met with him three weeks ago, he said, Mike, I just had that conversation with someone two days ago, the very next day, they scrounge up every dollar they could from all their friends and promise to pay them back. That’s a terrible thing to have to go through.

Andy the Gun Guy 8:37
I think that’s that’s a good point. So I I want to get into USCCA coverage and and how it works and everything like that. The first thing that a lot of people ask me when they you know, when I talk about USCCA they say, you know, I’ve got us law shield or you know, I’ve been to a US law shield seminar, you know, what is the difference between US law shield and USCCA.

Mike Bauer 8:58
Look, at the end of the day, we’re very happy that someone understands the idea of having some form of legal protection. And if that’s all you’re looking for, you know, certain programs with that, that are a prepaid legal type program that might work for somebody. But there’s a couple of things that I would just be aware of, regardless of the program, you’d go with. Number one, those types of programs. Very often You have no right to choose your attorney unless you’re paying out of pocket, meaning they’re the ones that are going to assign an attorney for you. And you know, again, without diving into details. Many of the attorneys that we work with simply say that if you’re being assigned an attorney, and you have no say in that for them, and as an attorney, it’s not a program that they’re interested in which you know, again, I’m not that professional, but if that’s what they’re looking at interesting to know. And then the other thing that I would just look at is every single program is always going to have some form of exclusions, what are things that none of none of these programs are obviously going to help you out. If you’re truly going out there and you’re robbing the bank. They never should. We’re not going to do that. Neither is anyone else. But it is unfortunate when you hear things like in 2000 In 18, one out of five murders, were committed by someone who had a intimate relationship with someone not necessarily a partner, maybe just a friend, a former roommate, and things like that. A lot of these programs have exclusions for those types of domestic violence incidents, which again, if you’re not aware that that happens, I have someone who is an instructor who works with us now who sold someone a membership in a different program other than ours, who had to defend ourselves from my boyfriend, ultimately had to go through the same process that we just talked about, but had to pay out of pocket, because it was a former boyfriend. And so that program did nothing to be able to help her out. And this instructor, ironically enough, was the first man on scene because he was also it worked for the sheriff’s office. So, you know, again, I hear from a lot of professionals out there, my job is not to tell someone what they should or shouldn’t do. But in a worst case scenario, just make sure that the person who you believe is going to have your back is upholding to the things that you want them to hold you to. And that’s what we’re here for.

Andy the Gun Guy 11:01
Wow. So one in five, I’m gonna repeat this for the people that didn’t hear that. So you’re saying that one in five murders happen between people who have some sort of relationship with the past. And there are some exclusions on some of these programs that will not protect you, in that situation, like a girlfriend that has an abusive or stalkerish ex boyfriend, he comes out or there’s an exclusion for her to protect yourself, even though she’s paid for this liability, protection, she she may not have access to it, right. And so

Mike Bauer 11:29
at the end of the day, all my my thing is, look, I totally appreciate that people are looking for some form of protection. And, you know, we haven’t even dived in any of the education and training we provide. But if we’re solely looking at that, at the end of the day, it’s you know, we truly believe as a as an organization, self defense and self defense and self defense, if someone’s there, and your fear and threat of you know, fear a great bodily harm. I know as a husband, and Father, I’m going to do whatever it takes. So if I’m solely relying on someone else, to help provide that legal and financial side, I just want to make sure that if I do whatever it takes, and I’m doing it an act of self defense it for all the right reasons, and I’m ultimately going to be justified, I want to make sure that the person who’s who’s heard I have in my wallet is actually going to be able to be there for me as well.

Andy the Gun Guy 12:13
Now, I think that’s huge. So let me ask you this, before we get into the actual pricing tiers, and how it all works, you know, what sort of situations will the USCCA cover one of its members?

Mike Bauer 12:21
You know, the big thing is, you know, we’re here for the responsibly armed Americans. And what we’re looking at is where you inactive self defense? Was it using a legal weapon of opportunity? Meaning was that thing that was in your hands, even if it was your own two fists, or whatever? Was that something you’re legally allowed to have? If I go down to Illinois, I can’t have a fully automatic ar 15. So if I’m acting in self defense, again, it doesn’t matter. So you just got to make sure that you have the tool that is appropriate. And And lastly, we are an American organization to service American. So the US and its borders are the ones that sorry, territories are what we’re going to be looking at.

Andy the Gun Guy 13:02
So you’ll actually protect people from liability and help them out with your program, even if they’re not using a firearm. Absolutely. Wow. Wow, that’s interesting. That’s interesting. So let’s talk about the different pricing tiers. You know, is there a page that I can pull up and share my screen that that shows the pricing? In fact, I’ve got I’ve got the seven reasons to join the US CCA on the screen. Maybe that’ll have it. I’ll scroll down to the bottom here. Yeah, it looks like I’ve got it looks like I’ve got the the tears here. So let me share my screen and kind of walk me through some of the different packages here.

Mike Bauer 13:38
Absolutely. So there’s a couple things that you’re looking at there. Ultimately, we like to keep things very, very simple. But we also want to make sure that we give people the opportunity to choose the pricing tier that works best for them, their financial situation, and where they’re at on their self defense journey. We’re currently in the process of revamping some of our membership and adding even more awesome thing, but as it sits right now, the really cool thing is we’ve got our gold or platinum and our leads. The main differences when it comes to what we’ve been talking about so far on the legal protection side, is the higher you go in the membership, the more legal protection is offered, ultimately, our elite level membership offers up to $2,250,000 in protection on the criminal and civil side, including damages, which is not something that we covered, there’s a lot of competitors that do not cover any civil damages. If and when you are charged with them. We definitely do so again, that’s another difference that we didn’t even

Andy the Gun Guy 14:32
Give me an example of a type of civil damage.

Mike Bauer 14:36
Absolutely. So we talked about that. That 14 year old gentleman earlier let’s say that, you know, ultimately there was a civil judgment. That was a you know, gavel comes down and you owe in certain number $15,000 $150,000 more whatever it is. At the end of the day, our membership offers the protection available for the damages that are awarded because a lot of times the attorneys are expensive and That’s a huge cost to someone. But more often than not, it’s the damages that are awarded in a civil case that caused family’s financial ruin. So that’s a big differentiator that, you know, I’m glad that we’re pointing out a little bit of great.

Andy the Gun Guy 15:13
So what about the other packages? Sure.

Mike Bauer 15:15
So as you move up, you’re going from 600,000 protection at the gold, you go to 1,150,000 at our most popular Platinum membership, and then again, that elite goes to 2,250,000 and protection. The other thing that you get though, Andy, I’m guessing when you took your concealed carry course, it was in Florida, correct? Yes. Was it the last course and training you’ve ever taken on firearms?

Andy the Gun Guy 15:40
For me? No. You know, I’m an NRA certified counselor. So I’ve trained 30,000 people, but I would tell you that you know, of the 30,000 people that I’ve trained, the vast majority of them don’t do more, right. Yeah.

Mike Bauer 15:49
Yeah. And ultimately, it’s a silly question even asked, why would you know, why would someone think you could sit through a short little class, you can fire one round, and all of a sudden you’re qualified to carry every single day, although the last day you have the ability to do so. And I fully back that, as a protector of my family, I know that my CCW class was just scratching the surface. So that’s what we believe, again, we talked about the responsibly armed American. So each level of membership increases the amount of education and training that you can get, the best way to kind of put this into perspective is anyone I show up in your class? I don’t need to know the difference between a 1911 and a Glock 17 in most of your classes, but it would probably help if I knew how to load the magazine before I got there.

Andy the Gun Guy 16:30
Very true. Very true. You know, that’s one of the things that I love about the US CCA is that a lot of your stuff, it’s it’s pure content, right. It’s about learning how to use the gun, learning about other self defense situations. You know, knowing your laws, right. You know, like your CCW reciprocity? I mean, that’s my go to, then it’s been my go to for years, Hey, can I carry in, you know, in Arkansas, when I’m going up there with my Florida permit, you know, you know, all of these, you know, education factors. And it looks like you’ve kind of got a list here of education that differentiated between training and it looks like with your, with your education section on the highest tier, you get up to 70, separate digital guides and ebooks, which I think is absolutely huge. So tell me about this, ask attorney, ask an attorney monthly webinar. Tell me a little bit about that.

Mike Bauer 17:15
Sure. So we’ve had tremendous success across the country with us, especially our team specifically, as we go through a self defense journey, it is natural for me to want to start asking, here I am in Wisconsin, you guys have a little bit different laws, but we have what’s called the Castle Doctrine. What does that mean to me as it applies as a gun owner? You know, does that mean that I have absolute immunity, if someone breaks into my house, those are the types of questions we see all over the place. Now. The especially with COVID can always seem this, you know, the the restrictions on buildings and how many people can be in them events and things like that. Even more popular now has become our online webinars for asking attorney. So even though it’s not always going to be the most specific for your, you know, it’s not always going to be Boulevard County, you know, laws and regulations, we do kind of dive into here’s the general concept of rules like, you know, Castle Doctrine and stand your ground and civil immunity 7761032. What does that necessarily mean to me as a gun owner, and we give our audience the ability to tap into these attorneys ask live questions, and I’ll be the first one to admit this, sometimes I’m a little skeptical. Every now and then I’ll jump on and ask a question. And it is, you know, I don’t put my actual name down. But it’s cool when it gets answered. Because I know, as is a live thing that we get our questions answered.

Andy the Gun Guy 18:35
Awesome. And of course, we can’t give legal advice, but it is a good resource just to get you know, the information and the, you know, specific questions answered So, so guys out there watching, you know, this has been really informative as far as you know, how the US CCA works and why we need concealed carry insurance. So I want you to take action look to become a gold member, the minimum just to get started. It’s just $22 a month. And again, that’s that’s up to $600,000 in protections that not salutely Yeah, that’s that I mean, for $23 a month at the smallest package. I mean, it is totally a worthwhile investment. I am the elite member, you know, this is either $47 a month or 490 $7 $497 a year and, and keep in mind the people that are watching this, I went through a situation where I actually lost my gun rights for 14 days of a false accusation. It could happen to anybody at any time and we need to be be very, very careful and secure our rights. This investment is nothing compared to the trials and tribulations you could literally have to go through so, Mike, I really appreciate you joining and just as a side note any if there’s any NRA certified instructor that’s watching this, send me a private message. I’d love to get you hooked up as becoming you know, somebody that’s helping to teach people about the use of CCA and possibly earn a little bit of income as as an instructor to your students private messaged me on on Facebook or messenger and We’ll get that information to you and those of you who are ready to go, there is a link in the description of this video that’s going to have more information and it’ll lead you right to this page, which is the top seven reasons to join the US CCA today, Mike, it’s been a pleasure. I really appreciate you coming on today.

Mike Bauer 20:16
This was fun, man. Anytime. Yeah. I love always being able to help out audience members. So again, if there’s anything else that I can do to help you out, reach out anytime. This is awesome.

Andy the Gun Guy 20:24
All right, thanks so much. We’ll see you.

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BattlBox Review: Worth the Money?

With So Many People Asking, It's Time for a Complete Review of BattlBox Subscriptions

Just about every day I get an email from a potential subscriber asking about the BattlBox.

“Is it worth the money?”

“What sort of stuff will I get?”

“Are the items I get worth more than I pay every month?”

Here is everything you need to know before you grab a BattlBox subscription.

How Much Does BattlBox Cost?

When choosing your Battlbox subscription, you can choose between these 4 choices:

BASIC

$29.99/MONTH + S/H

For those just starting out. Receive hand selected items, such as manuals, emergency supplies, outdoor gear and survival tools!

ADVANCED

$59.99/MONTH + S/H

For the gear junkie! Receive higher value items such as camp equipment, hiking essentials, bushcraft, EDC gear and more!

Includes all items from Basic + Advanced items

PRO

$109.99/MONTH + S/H

For the professional outdoorsman and survival minded individual. Receive top tier products such as Sleeping Bags, Backpacks, Watches, and Tents!

Includes all items from Basic and Advanced + Pro items

PRO PLUS

$159.99/MONTH + S/H

For the enthusiast & big spender. We are The Original KOTM Club; Brands like TOPS, Kershaw, Spyderco, CRKT, Gerber, Bastion and many more!

Includes all items from Basic, Advanced, and Pro + Pro Plus items

 

Why I LOVE BattlBox and Think It's Well Worth Every Penny!

I absolutely love Battlbox.

First, it’s like Christmas every month.

You literally have no idea what’s coming in, but you can trust the business model will never let you down.

When you add up the sheer value of every item you get every month, you often receive 2X to 5X the value each and every month.

Video Review: Opening My First 3 BattlBoxes!

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17-Year-Old Shoots Two Felons in Self Defense – Then Arrested for Murder

SHOCK: Watch As Kyle Rittenhouse Defends Life Against Mob; Convicted Felons

Quick Recap:

  • Jacob Blake (black) was shot and paralyzed by (white) police officers. [An investigation confirmed he was ARMED with a knife]
  • Rioters and looters immediately set out to destruction and violence
  • Kyle Rittenhouse (17-year-old) was part of a team defending a local business
  • Rittenhouse was first attacked by convicted pedophile (felon!) who was shot and killed in self defense, then attacked by two more felons (one who was armed with a handgun!)

WARNING: Whether You Are Charged or Not is NO LONGER About Right VS Wrong

I used to trust the law.

I used to believe that all I had to do was the RIGHT THING and the law would protect me.

Then, I lost my gun rights for 14-days after an ex-business partner decided to get some payback.

It cost me THOUSANDS in attorney fees.

That’s when I joined the USCCA.

Here’s how the USCCA Self-Defense Insurance works:

  • You sign up at $22 bucks a month (or $247 per year if you pay all at once)
  • If you get arrested or into any legal trouble, they cover your attorney fees up to $500,000
  • They cover bail money up to $100,000
  •  $350 per day of paycheck replacement during court sessions
  • $3,000 in hardship coverage
  • $3,000 for therapy or other emotional and psychological support
  • BOTTOM LINE: You stay protected and concealed carry with confidence

What’s the Difference Between USCCA and US Law Shield?

The major difference between the two: The USCCA allows you to choose whatever attorney you feel will defend your case the BEST. US Law Shield APPOINTS an attorney on your case.

US Law Shield also does not cover any hardship, paycheck replacement, or emotional/psychological support.

USCCA is the clear choice for protection.

Click Here for the Top 7 Reasons to Join the USCCA – and Get Protected Today