In a two week period, two 19-year-olds were in the news for their involvement in violent crimes. In one case a 19-year-old used a firearm to stop a deadly felony. In another case, a 19-year-old used a firearm to commit murder. We will examine both situations to determine whether the gun or the person who made the difference. 

During our Brownells Bullet Points segment, we will follow up on last week’s show and the idea of the 80% lower Glock. Brownells has a number of products in their “New Products” sections that can aid you with your next project. 

We have a SOTG Homeroom from Crossbreed Holsters. Professor Paul has a question for you all. Do you deliberately go to places or events where you will be disarmed? Does the presence of metal detectors and security guards guarantee your safety? 

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On 17 July, at bout 1:30 a.m. in South Phoenix, Arizona, there was an attempted carjacking. The suspects may have thought the selected victim would be an easy target, because he was a teenager. It did not turn out that way.

In Arizona, there is respect for the Second Amendment. Eighteen, Nineteen, and Twenty-year-old citizens are not prohibited from carrying guns or from carrying them in vehicles.

The perpetrators in this attempted crime made a poor choice in the victim selection process. For the knife-man, it was a life ending one.

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Authorities in California on Monday identified Santino William Legan, 19, as the gunman whose rampage at the Gilroy Garlic Festival left three people dead and at least a dozen injured.

Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee confirmed the identity of the shooter, saying he entered the festival Sunday with an “AK-47-type assault rifle,” cutting through a fence to avoid metal detectors and other security. He appeared to shoot randomly for less than a minute before three officers confronted him, Smithee said.

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