God and Guns 161 - Paul Lathrop Interview

On this week's show we will be talking to Paul Lathrop about his recent Legal Victory and lessons we can learn.


God and Guns Podcast Episode 161 - Paul Lathrop Interview

Intro: Welcome back to Episode 161 of the God and Guns Podcast. I’m your host, Troy. (Doug) And I’m your other host, Doug. (Troy) We use this podcast to talk about God, guns, and the responsible Christian gun owner’s interests. On this week's show we will be talking to Paul Lathrop about his recent Legal Victory and lessons we can learn.

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This Week's God and Gun activities:
God: Been doing my daily devotional, Piper and sportsman daily devotional. Church on Sunday.
Guns: EDC. I have been carrying my new Glock. Also my VP9. Went to the Friends of the NRA banquet last night. Picked up a Duck commander Signature series of calls signed by all the duck men. Looked at some older guns this week that a friend owns. S&W 38 CTG on a 32 Frame and a Amageo Rossie and CIA .410 Pistol. I have pictures. Never seen one of them.

God: Reading Through the bible in a year ESV Bible App or at Bible.com, Went to church watched the camera’s Wednesday night had AWANA and Youth.
Guns: EDC, Trying to schedule another Conceal Carry Class probably be Oct. Shooting some of my 10MM and 45 ACP reloads. Weather is too nice to be reloading right now. Got new sling for the Falkor Rifle and Axelson Arms AR’s and Troy and Magpul QD Sling Mounts to see which I prefer. Still looking for a premium optic for the Falkor Sort of debating between the Trijicon VCOG and the Vortex Optics Razor HD Gen II

EDC Check:

Comedy Corner
I'M SO ANGRY RIGHT NOW and can't believe what just happened!!!

I had to leave the house to run to the store to pick up a few things. When I got back to the house there were three Sheriff's vehicles and four deputies in our home. The front door had been knocked off the hinges, stuff was thrown everywhere, and apparently they were looking for something. Then they wouldn't let me inside, (My family was sitting on the front porch bench in the heat), and the deputies are searching through everything, even going through my refrigerator. They checked inside the closets, under our mattress and just generally tore everything apart.

As you can imagine, I'm a bit upset and trying to figure out what's going on. I asked if they had a search warrant. The deputy in our bedroom shouted, "Where did you hide it at? We know it's here! We are searching." I yelled back, "If I had an idea of what you're looking for sir, maybe I could help!" He shoots me the "You wanna go to jail?" look, so I shut up and watch one of the other deputies look down at his phone. He calls out, "Guys! Stop! Hold on. We're in the wrong house! The Pokémon is next door!"

Listener Feedback
Hi, there

I've only found your website today but I had to contact you. I'm a born-again Christian from London (25 years old), my dad was in the Parachute Regiment and I've grown up learning about and loving firearms. However, as you may know, most firearms are illegal in the UK (with the exception of double barrel shotguns, some rifles, .22lr calibre weapons and some other shotgun variants, all with limitations). I grew up firing air rifles and air pistols, and was fascinated ever since. I've educated myself, to some degree, on firearms. My first passions were WW2 weapons, particular American and German (Mauser K98 is my favourite bolt action rifle). I wish the laws were different here. I completely disagree with the handgun ban, as I find it utterly ridiculous (we can own .50 BMG rifles, but not 9mm handguns ?????). The ban was a result of a school shooting in 1996. Since then, crime (including gun crime and murder) soared. It peaked in 2003, I believe, and gradually reduced. However, it's still bad. Only gangs and special police units have guns. Hardly any citizens.

I also agree with your stance on self-defence (a right I am not entitled to in my country). The Bible makes no indications that protecting ourselves, or more importantly the innocent is an act of evil or sin. I'm glad to have found some Christians such as yourselves and would like to keep in touch. I'd love to visit the States one day, my dream is to live there in a free state.

Please get back to me.




I have been a long time listener and wanted to send ya'll some funds. What is the best method to do so? Check? PayPal? Patreon?


Hi mate. Trevor here from New Zealand.

I would love to buy one of your god and guns patchers.

Thank you for the podcast. I'm a truck driver and really appreciate the good content.

~Trevor Savage from New Zealand

Hey Troy,

I have been only listening for a few months now after being told about your podcast from a Lawyer doing concealed carry legal seminars. Love the show and that you guys have great passion for both guns and our Savior.

The name of the lawyer was Michael Giaramita, Jr. Author of "Pennsylvania Gun Law Arm and Educated" 2016 edition.

Thanks Chuck

Hey Troy,

First off, thank you to you and Doug both for the great podcast. I've listened regularly since I found it the end of March, shortly after I was saved on March 23rd this year. The positive inspiration and reflection you two offer is great and I appreciate the time you put in to the show.

I'd love to buy two of your new patches. If you'll let me know how you prefer payment and a total I'll send it right over.

Thanks again,

Weekly Bible Verses:
8 Come, behold the works of the Lord, how he has brought desolations on the earth. 9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire. 10 "Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalms 46:8-10 (ESV)

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Main Topic
Paul Lathrop of Polite Society Shares with us his recent legal Battle regarding a altercation in NE
What caused the event?
What the laws were that you supposedly broke.
What you would have done differently now that you have been through the experience.
Use of force, state to state is different?
Being prepared:
        Training did you have enough.
        What parts of your training kicked in?
        Levels of defense?
        Should you carry less lethal?

Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network (Massad A.) www.Armedcitizensnetwork.org 

NRA Armed Citizen
KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knox County deputies are searching for a man who tried to rob an East Knox County store with a knife, only to be chased off by the store clerk who was carrying a handgun.

The sheriff’s office says the suspect entered Danny’s Market, 1203 Andrew Johnson Highway, around 10:39 p.m., walked up to a customer waiting to pay for her items, held a knife to her throat, and demanded money from the store clerk.

The clerk refused to hand over the cash, instead pulling out his handgun and forcing the suspect to leave. The suspect used the customer as a shield as he backed out of the store and ran off. A witness tried to follow him, but lost him at Clear Springs Road off Mascot Road.

The suspect is described as a white male, around 25 to 35 years old with a stocky build. He was wearing a gray, long sleeved T-shirt; light blue jeans; and kept his head covered the entire time. He was also wearing possibly camouflage face paint.

Anyone with information should contact the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.http://wate.com/2016/08/29/knox-county-store-clerk-armed-with-gun-chases-off-knife-toting-robber/

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