The Gun Show Radio September 2014 Newsletter
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Matt Canovi           

According to the FBI law enforcement shooting statistics, 40% to 50% of all police shootings occur under low light conditions or during dark time hours, so there’s a good chance you might need a flashlight for personal defense. The question is, will just mounting a flashlight on my handgun prepare me for a low light defensive shooting situation?

Most modern semiautomatic handguns come with a “rail mount” located in front of the trigger guard and beneath the barrel, and there are several powerful and affordable lithium battery flashlights specifically designed for quick attachment to these “rail mounts”. So, getting and attaching a flashlight to your handgun is relatively easy. Most people also think that they’re killing two birds with one stone, because a mounted light enables them to keep both hands on their handgun and use a flashlight to search for threats all at the same time. However, there are problems with just attaching a flashlight to your handgun.

Problem number one, the vast majority of these mounted flashlight require the shooter to manually activate the flashlight with one finger. This complicates the use of the firearm and increases the difficulty, when it comes utilizing the weapon, especially if the situation happens quickly. Even if you get one of the grip activated flashlights, problems number two and three are still there.

Problem number two, many people obtain and attach the flashlights, but they fail to get the proper training to use it. Herein is the problem. The first rule of handgun safety is always point the weapon in a safe direction; this means never at any person, unless you are justified in using deadly force against that person. Remember that right above the mounted flashlight is the barrel of the firearm. If you use the mounted light like a hand held flashlight to search for threats, you are violating the first rule of firearms safety.




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Major Change IS Coming
Doug Tjaden

Most people do not like change.  Yet, reality is that we live in a world of major change.  Some of it is positive. Some is not so positive. Many people see it, but crawl into their bubble and believe that is will affect everyone but them.  They are wrong.
I’ve got a saying that I’ve tried to get across to people for years. That is, “deal with reality or it will deal with you.” What I mean by that is, people can either see the world as it is, and proactively take action to adapt to it, or they can see the world as they would like to see it, and be forced to react when reality and their world collide.
Today’s reality can be daunting. The problems in our country in the three primary areas of economics, politics and culture are all structural in nature. That means fixing them simply won’t happen by “waiting out” a normal business cycle, political cycle, or temporary fit of rebellion from a new generation. No, the problems today will require some very significant renovation of each of those institutions.
Our cultural problems are structural, in that our nation has lost its Judeo/Christian grounding. Secular humanism has come in and sold the lie that truth is relative. It is a belief that has become deeply ingrained in our institutions. 

Cold Steel Honey
Representative Mike Moon

Governor (Nixon) seeks full funding for MRC, read the front page, top of fold, headline in the Lawrence County Record on January 25, 2012 (7050th issue).  Today, two years later, the Missouri Rehabilitation Center is slated to close on October 31, 2014.
The article, states, “The Missouri House of Representatives gets first crack at the governor’s proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.  If MRC’s line item survives that chamber, the budget then goes to the Missouri Senate.  Once both legislative chambers approve the budget, it goes to the governor for his approval.”
What changed the governor’s mind about keeping a facility open: one that is at the top of its game in weaning patients from ventilators, is the only facility in our region, if not the entire state of Missouri, treating victims of spinal cord injury and/or brain trauma?  Might I add that these patients are not able to pay for the treatment?
It should also be noted that the MRC is the current home of the VA hospital and the closure of the MRC will impact on its operations.
To be fair, a brief look at the financial summaries for years 2010-present, the facility does not appear to be making a profit.
I claim to be a fiscal conservative.  I voted for the first tax cut in nearly 100 years and I will support getting rid of any wasteful government spending.  When, however, Missourians have no alternative for care, and it is within our ability to provide that care, we must demonstrate compassion.  Keeping the MRC open to provide that care is the right thing to do.


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Missouri’s primary election on Tuesday included a legislatively referred constitutional amendment to strengthen Missouri’s right to arms provision.  Voters approved the amendment by a 61% to 39% margin.  The amendment makes the following changes to the previous language (additions are underlined and deletions are struck-through):   

That the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms, ammunition, and accessories typical to the normal function of such arms, in defense of his home, person, family and property, or when lawfully summoned in aid of the civil power, shall not be questioned; but this shall not justify the wearing of concealed weapons.  The rights guaranteed by this section shall be unalienable. Any restriction on these rights shall be subject to strict scrutiny and the state of Missouri shall be obligated to uphold these rights and shall under no circumstances decline to protect against their infringement.  Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the general assembly from enacting general laws which limit the rights of convicted violent felons or those duly adjudged mentally infirm by a court of competent jurisdiction.

The passage of the amendment makes Missouri the second state to explicitly require strict scrutiny as the standard of review in all cases involving the right to keep and bear arms.  In 2012, Louisiana became the first state to do so when voters approved a referred constitutional amendment.  Strict scrutiny is the most stringent standard of review used by U.S. courts when a law burdens constitutionally protected conduct.  For a challenged law to survive strict scrutiny, the government must show: (1) the law is justified by a compelling governmental interest, (2) the law is narrowly tailored to achieve that interest, and (3) the law is the least restrictive means of achieving that interest. 

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Healthy Fats &
Immune Function
Dr. Sean Runcorn

Today we live in a world of a million opinions when it comes to healthy eating and weight loss.  
Science is finally beginning to catch up with what a lot of us naturopaths have been barking 
about for decades.  Healthy fats are good for you, cholesterol is not the real enemy, and the 
wrong carbs really make you fat!
Having a good metabolism and a healthy immune system means watching the carbohydrates you 
consume, including sugar, flour, pastas, rice, white potatoes, and other carbs that quickly convert 
to glucose in the blood.  Stop consuming so many processed foods and opt for healthy whole 
foods that will make you feel better, look better, and have a stronger immune system and 
metabolism.  Also, don't make the mistake of going on a low fat or fat free diet thinking it is 
heart healthy or will make you lose weight, because it won't.
We need to be consuming healthy fats from seeds, nuts, healthy oils like olive and coconut, 
avocados, yogurt, and cottage cheese.  Lean meats are also okay, but even a little fat from 
animals will not negatively effect your health when done in moderation.  We need to consume 
healthy fats to have a healthy metabolism, regulate our thyroid and healthy cholesterol, and have 
a strong heart and circulatory system.  Essential fatty acids in the form of supplements are also a 
great idea, keeping in mind our immune system, brain, and heart health depends on them for 
proper support and balance.
One of the great benefits of coconut oil is it's healthy benefits to your skin and internal systems 
of the body. The wonderful blen of medium chain triglycerides are a fantastic way of supporting 
your metabolism and your circulatory system.  We personally consume coconut oil on a regular 
basis, and even take a tablespoon a day at times to boost our body's wellness.  We also use it as a 
great skin care and lotion for dry skin.  My favorite brand is Tropical Traditions Virgin Organic 
Coconut Oil.  We buy it in the 5 gallon tub every time and use it liberally for cooking, 
consumption, and body care!
Boosting your metabolism and having a healthy heart means curbing your sugar, processed foods, 
and carbs. It also means we should avoid excess caffeine like coffee, tea, and definitely soda 
which is cancer in a can.  But being healthy does not mean cutting out healthy fats.  Have an egg 
and an avocado for your health today!  For questions or tips contact us through 
www.DocSean.com. Have a great day!

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