Live to Shoot - Defending our 2nd Amendment Rights

More on Racism and continue discussion on pending Supreme Court Cases

June 07, 2020 Jeff Dowdle Season 1 Episode 23
Live to Shoot - Defending our 2nd Amendment Rights
More on Racism and continue discussion on pending Supreme Court Cases
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Live to Shoot - Defending our 2nd Amendment Rights
More on Racism and continue discussion on pending Supreme Court Cases
Jun 07, 2020 Season 1 Episode 23
Jeff Dowdle

This episode we talk about Racism and, pending Supreme court cases.

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This episode we talk about Racism and, pending Supreme court cases.

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well, hello, everyone. Welcome to the podcast where we talk about all things, second amendment and any other various topics that we may feel is important for the day. It is Sunday, June 7th, 2020. And what a week it's been. you look back over the last weekend. It's been crazy. Last weekend. We were launching space X, first two Americans into flight since 2011. And then this week has just been, protests and riots and, and racial upheaval. And, Just a lot of back and forth and then underlying all that is still COVID-19 the coronavirus and, what this country has just been struggling with over the last several months, yesterday was June six and it did not get a lot of attention, but yesterday was the anniversary of D day. And I was thinking about that and, My oldest son has actually been on the beaches of Normandy. They got that opportunity several years ago. And you know, from what pictures and everything, you know, it's still a powerful place I had, I think about what those boys and they were, you know, the age of what my son is now, or just a little older and what they did and how important that, that invasion was. Do the turning point in the war. And if that had not been successful, there's a chance that, our ability to protest and our ability to speak out, about racism and things would not be possible today. We, we would be potentially under the Nazi regime, which was creating the superior race, which was the blonde hair, blue eyes. persona, I guess. And, so if it seems fitting that yesterday was the anniversary of D day and I wish it had not gone so unnoticed, but I just wanted to call it out here. I do want to say a few things about, what's going on in our country again, you know, I want to emphasize, you know, what happened, George Floyd is horrible. It shouldn't happen, but I want us to, you know, just pause and, and think, especially the, the riots that the, the hatred and, and things that are at least to their police force and things, that we're painting these broad brush on both sides, racism, you know, criminals, you know, thugs, whatever it might be. And we need to, you know, I think step back and take a moment and look at each other. And really try and diagnose what the problem is. And the problem is, is, is, is evil. it's not, not the police departments are training their policies. It's just that there's evil in this world. And until everybody understands that we are sinners and we have fallen short of the glory of God and that we all need a savior. We're going to be dealing with these situations. Now we just need, and with that realization, how do we deal with them? In my opinion, in a Christlike way, you know, there's, This movement of defunding the police force, which I just don't understand. I wouldn't, I would, they would go a week before they realized that the police do provide a valuable service to us. there is, you know, Just all of these conversations and, you know, we watched this movie, my family and I just mercy. It's a Michael B. Jordan movie with Jamie Lee, Jamie Fox. That's eight, Jamie Lee Curtis. I don't know where that came from, but Jamie Fox and a true story based on a, on the late eighties, a. Black man in Alabama that was arrested and convicted of killing a young white girl. and he was put on death row and he, he did not do it. Mike B. Jordan placed the attorney that comes in kind of a, an innocence type project and takes his case and, gets his conviction overturned and freezing after, Oh, I guess almost probably 15 years on death row, but you know, the story highlights, the way that, that community, the racist nature of the, some people in that community, how they were, Treating other blocks and, F lower class citizens and, railroaded, this man into this, this, uh, conviction. And it does show that, you know, and I, I did some fact checking and most of that, the, Dramatization that was in the movie was, it was relatively historically, historically factual. his it's disturbing that people are still treating other people that way and, and it does need to stop, but I think we have to come together as a country. and. Unite and not play this blame game all the time. So those are my thoughts. I've been, providing updates on the, Cases before the Supreme court around the second amendment, there's 10 of them. I'm going to stop. I think, I keep expecting the court to pick up one of those cases and they, they haven't yet. they may have this last Thursday. I don't know, we'll find out, but until I do, I'll probably just quit updating and talking about it until they actually do. You know, rumors that it may go on past the election waiting to see what the, how the election turns out, what the public sentiment is. I don't know. you know, justice Roberts is proven to be less and less conservative and, and that, that is concerning around these cases. But, there are 10 of them. The one I, there are, I'll talk about there's three that I think is probably what they will choose from, but I mean, that's just my speculation in it. And, what I've heard other people talk about, there's a case called Cheeseman versus polo. There's a, no one Rogers versus cordon. Or wall. And then the last one is Douglas steel lik versus the state of New Jersey. And they all, they're the main premise of all of them is that they're challenging the right to carry, requirements, the permit to carry requirements of New Jersey and that, unless you have a justifiable need, To carry a meaning that you are in under an imminent threat, that you cannot qualify for a permanent to carry. So this will be one of those, uh, we've you know, the court has addressed and in some cases, the, right to keep arms, and this would be an opportunity for them to. To discuss the other language within the amendment of the right to bear arms and are, do we actually have a right to, to carry a firearm? And so let's be hopeful that they do pick these up. What I will do is I will, I'm just going to hold off, updating everybody on what those are until they actually do make a decision. You know, other topics that are going on, you know, gun sales at 6 million guns sold in the first part of that. I mean, they're going through the roof. Um, my business is doing transfers. This is crazy. Inventory is it's, uh, it's uh, low. And I think we're going to see this continue. Um, as long as, until through the election elections, uh, cycles always caused an uptick in gun sales, and then you put all this unrest, um, but, yeah, out there and, It does cause people to sometimes want to call panic by, but, you know, Hey, you know, we have one what's happened to the coronavirus that really fell off the, the news cycle doesn't take much does it, I guess we will see what happens in this next week. Hopefully the Supreme court will pick up something. I, I'm hopeful. I, hopefully this nation can start coming together and, Addressing some of our challenges and, and be a little bit more pragmatic in what we are proposing a solution versus that let's, Hey, let's defund the police force. Uh, that type of talk is just not productive. The writing isn't productive, looting is far from productive, and we need to sit down and have some productive conversations. So I'm looking to wrap up another week of my podcast. just some brief updates to, for everyone. Again, you know, Things to do, subscribe to it, go on to Apple podcasts and give it five stars. If you like it, subscribe to my newsletter. That'll be in the show notes. email me if you've got any topics or any, if you disagree with anything I say, uh, and, uh, I am going to be coming out with some tee-shirts and things, if you're interested in, in those. And so, stay tuned for that information. And again, until next week, this is the lift to shoot podcast.