How evil is socialism? How good is socialized medicine? The answer to both of those questions comes from a recently exposed report that a representative from the Canadian VA suggested to a depressed veteran that he could kill himself. 

What happens when you surrender to your attacker? During our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters, we related a horrible story about a store clerk who followed all of the professional advice and was murdered for his coopertion.

During our Duracoat Finished Firearm segment we follow up on our Bush War Traditional camo pattern. Also, for our Brownells Bullet Points, Professor Paul has a suggestion for one valuable firearm accessory. 

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A horrifying video showed a murder that unfolded in Tupelo, Mississippi, at a convenience store on Sunday where a “very gracious” man working at the store was allegedly “executed” by the suspect, police said.

The Daily Journal reported that police charged 26-year-old Chris Copeland with capital murder for allegedly shooting 33-year-old Parmvir Singh in the back of the head after ordering him to get on the floor of the Chevron Food Mart.

Tupelo Police Detective Wes Kloac said that security camera footage from inside the store showed the suspect walking into the store, pulling a gun out of his waistband, and pointing it at Singh.

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Alan Nichols had a history of depression and other medical issues, but none were life-threatening. When the 61-year-old Canadian was hospitalized in June 2019 over fears he might be suicidal, he asked his brother to “bust him out” as soon as possible.

Within a month, Nichols submitted a request to be euthanized and he was killed, despite concerns raised by his family and a nurse practitioner.

His application for euthanasia listed only one health condition as the reason for his request to die: hearing loss.

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