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What happens when the state grants itself the authority to issue “gun licenses”? Are gun licenses an extension of rights or are the privileges? Apparently, the NYPD views firearms ownership as a privilege to be issued out via bribes.

For our Brownells Bullet Points guns and gear segment, we will spend some time considering rifle calibers. What options are there between the .22 and .30 caliber guns?

Also, for our SOTG Homeroom from Crossbreed Holsters, Paul and Jarrad consider the most important thing an armed citizen can have: Mindset. How can you improve and strengthen your mindset? Be sure to listen louder.

Topics Covered During This Episode:

  • OnlineGreatBooks.com enrollment is Closed, however, you should still check out their service! https://onlinegreatbooks.com
  • Professor Paul broke 200lbs working weight on Row. Send him praise!
  • Brownells Bullet Points – brownells.com
    • Rifle Calibers; .22 and .30 what is in between
    • If you’re going to shoot a rifle, FROGLUBE IT!
  • Interested in Strength Training? Go to studentofthegun.com/ssoc and use the code SOTG15
  • SOTG Homeroom
    • Mindset: Practical, Convenient, Realistic. How-to Strengthen Your Mindset?
    • Use Promo: SOTG18 at crossbreedholsters.com to save money
  • Gun Licenses are tyranny and unconstitutional. https://nypost.com/


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From nypost.com:

An NYPD cop pleaded guilty for his involvement in a gun licensing bribery scheme in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday.

Prosecutors say retired Lieutenant Paul Dean, 45 — along with officer Robert Espinal — saw how much money the middle men in the scheme were making and decided to retire in Jan. 2016 so he could bribe his former colleagues for expedited gun licenses.

Dean — formerly second in command at the NYPD Licensing Division — and Espinal allegedly went into business with NYPD detective-turned-gun-store-owner Gaetano “Guy” Valastro with the plan to corner the expediting market using their NYPD connections.

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Zachary Markel, affectionately known as the Shipping Ogre, is an intricate member of the Student of the Gun team. Zachary co-hosts the radio show, publishes the material for public consumption and produces Morning Mindset with Paul G. Markel. As the Shipping Ogre, Zach oversees the SOTG Gear store. He ensures that every package he touches is handled with care.

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