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Episode #65 – May 11th, 2020

This week – the session’s almost over. The job ahead of us isn’t. This week: Rob Doar reports on the last-minute maneuvering in the MN House regarding the Universal Registration and Red Flag Gun Confiscation bills – and how you shut ’em down. Mexican President Lopez Obrador is seeking an apology for the Obama-era “Fast and Furious” […]


Episode #64 – May 5th, 2020

We’re a day late – but not a dollar short, since the story Rob covers in this episode broke after our normal publication time. This week: Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau bans assault weapons in Canada A robber walks into a store with a replica gun. Store owner with the real thing is not amused. Then, […]


Episode #63 – April 27th, 2020

This week: The Solicitor General dismisses a machine-gun case – to defend Obamacare. Asian-Americans are arming up against hate crime attacks. California’s ammunition background checks are on hold – for now. Then, Sarah and Jon Hauptman discuss how to find the right instructor for you. DOJ Dismisses Indictment of machine Gun Prosecution while Cert Petition […]


Episode #62 – April 20th, 2020

This week: Democratic hunger for gun control leads them to both reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act – just in time for the nation to be cooped up indoors for months. Record-setting gun sales in Ohio. . Then, Sarah and Jon Hauptman discuss how to find the right instructor for you. Nancy Pelosi Delays VIolence […]


Episode #61 – April 13th, 2020

This week: Governor Walz’s emergency order violates the rules as re gun ranges. Caucus chair Bryan Strawser has the story – and a call to action. Violent crime in Brazil is down over 20% in the one year since President Bolsonaro started liberalizing laws for law-abiding citizens. Then, host and producer Mitch Berg, with an editorial […]


Episode #60 – April 6th, 2020

This week: Covid19 is a bigger gun salesman than Barack Obama The legal battle over government’s power to shut down gun sales for “emergencies” is going to be long an difficult Then, Sarah and John Hauptman with a message and some advice for new gun owners: Welcome – to a fantastic community, and some incredible […]


Episode #59 – March 30th, 2020

This week: The annual Gun Rights rally is canceled due to the public health emergency. But we’re not done organizing. Caucus director Bryan Strawser has the details. Twin Citians are buying guns in unprecedented numbers. Then, Caucus Political Director Rob Doar separates fact from fiction when it comes to sheriff and police departments and permit […]


Episode #58 – March 23rd, 2020

This week: Bloomberg pumps unspent campaign money into Democratic campaigns. Three different states, three different sets of responses to Covid19 vis a vis the 2nd Amendment. Then, Caucus Chairman Bryan Strawser on the news from the legislature in what is turning into a Covid-dominated session. From the show: Bloomberg transfers $18 Million to Democratic campaigns […]


Episode #57 – March 16th, 2020

This week: Charges dropped – and, arguably, never really understood – against New Jersey security guard. Chamaign, IL mayor grants herself emergency power to ban gun sales – due to Covid19. Then, Caucus Political Director Rob Doar talks about this past week in the legislature. From the show: NJ Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Armed Security […]


Episode #56 – March 9thd, 2020

This week: Joe Biden plans to put Beto “Hell Yeah, We’re Taking your AR15” O’Rourke in charge of gun policy if elected. The Michigan House passes bill barring state tax funding for “gun buybacks”. Then, Caucus Chair Bryan Strawser talks with Mitch Berg about the “Red Flag” gun confiscation bills the Minnesota House just passed. […]


Episode #55 – March 2nd, 2020

This week: The DFL-controlled Minnesota House passed Universal Gun Registration and Red Flag Gun Confiscation last week – against bipartisan opposition. The District of Columbia moves to ban “ghost guns” – AKA “building a gun from a kit”. Then, Caucus Chair Bryan Strawser talks about Gun Owners Lobby Day, which is this coming Wednesday. Get details here. […]


Episode #54 – February 24th, 2020

Now published at 3 AM Mondays for all you early risers! This week: The Minnesota House Ways and Means Committee passes Universal Gun Registration and Red Flag Bills against bipartisan opposition The Oklahoma House has rejected a repeal of Constitutional Carry Then, Caucus Political Director Rob Doar talks about last week’s actions in the Minnesota […]


Episode #53 – February 17th, 2020

Now published at 3 AM Mondays for all you early risers! This week: The county board in Roseau County, Minnesota unanimously adopted a “Sanctuary County” resolution. And “Protect” Minnesota still doesn’t quite believe it. Bill to hold the government liable for deaths and injuries in “gun-free zones” in government buildings introduced in Arizona. Then, Caucus […]


Episode #52 – February 10th, 2020

This week: South Dakota Senate rejects “Red Flag Law” Kentucky refines its “weapons in the Capitol” rule. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. Then, Sarah and John Hauptman discuss ways to combat burnout – which afflicts volunteers in the Second Amendment Rights movement as much as anyone. From the show: Red Flag Gun BilL Defeated […]


Episode #51 – February 3rd, 2020

This week: The Minnesota DFL Senate elects a new minority leader and telegraphs their intentions on gun rights. Scary guys with weapons – it all depends on the accessories, apparently. Then, Mitch talks with MN Gun Owners Caucus Chair Bryan Strawser and Political Director Rob Doar on what’s been going on in – rather than […]


Episode #49 – January 20th, 2020

They’re baaaaaack! We’ve got another Minnesota Legislative session in just a few weeks – and Universal Registration is back. Host and producer Mitch Berg starts with the news: West Virginia offers to absorb Virginia’s “Sanctuary Counties” The State Fair is putting up metal detectors. But DFL Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman says don’t you dare say […]


Episode #48 – January 13, 2020

It’s time for another Minnesota Legislative session in just a few weeks – and that means another season of the Minnesota Gun Report. Mitch Berg returns with the news: Saint Paul’s homicide rate doubles, but violent crime overall drops. National carry protections introduced in the US Senate. Then, Mitch talks with Bryan Strawser and Rob […]


Episode #47 – July 29, 2019

After a break following the legislative session, Mitch Berg returns with the news: Keith Ellison files and amicus brief to try to affect magazine size restrictions in California – and eventually Minnesota A father in New Hampshire stops a burglar. Then, Mitch interviews Philip Van Cleave of the Virginia Citizens Defense League. From the show: […]


Episode #46 – May 20, 2019

Host and Producer Mitch Berg has the week’s gun-rights related news: Medical cannabis users in Minnesota discover a whammy in state law. Swiss voters to decide on “large capacity magazines”. Then, Mitch fact-checks (“fisks”) a Protect Minnesota press release. Special Programming Note There will be a special Session Recap episode of this podcast later this […]


Episode #45 – May 13, 2019

Host and Producer Mitch Berg discusses: It’s the last week of the legislative session. Gun control bills appear unlikely to get through the GOP controlled Senate. DFL Representative John Lesch (DFL-Saint Paul) refers to 2nd Amendment activists as “Child Murder Apologists”. Then, Andrew Henderson talks about his legal battle to get his stolen firearm returned […]